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Bachelor of Design (B. Des.)

Increasingly. Design is becoming a fundamental need in almost every field. as it propels the innovation and development of different domains The employment opportunities in this sector are rising with time and the future will see high demand for designers who possess the skills required for innovative execution and are well-versed with modern design tools and concepts.

Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) program at UPES, gives the students the flexibility to work in multi – disciplinary environments. The course will teach you to address contemporary issues in an independent and creative way, in order to participate in a most stimulating and gratifying career.

The emphasis is on the fundamentals of the following domains:

  • Transportation & Mobility Design
  • Industrial & Product Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation & VFX
  • Interaction Design
  • Game Design
  • Interior & Retail Space Design
  • Fashion Design

Studying Design at UPES –School of Design will facilitate to hone your distinctive viewpoint as well as the perception of societal values thus shaping the design of the comprehensive surroundings.

As a UPES student your practical hands-on studies will be supplemented by leading research and explorative practices and methodologies. The course provides a launching pad that would propel your thoughts in the lines of creativity, unique and lucid concepts.

In first year, all the students of B.Des program will go through a foundation program and from 2nd year onwards they will be aligned to their chosen specialization

Career Prospects

  • Transportation Design Studios
  • Design Consultancy
  • Accessory Design Studios
  • Furniture Design
  • Retail Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Electronics Companies

Eligibility Criteria :

A. For Examination Pathway:
  • Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)

UCEED valid ranking to be announced

In case you do not meet the UCEED eligibility criteria you can apply for UPESDAT Online test.

Admission Criteria :

A. Examination Pathway:
  • UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPESDAT) followed up by Personal Interview and presentation on the work portfolio
B. Non - Examination Pathway:
  • On the basis of Board Merit / JEE Mains / UCEED Merit followed up by Personal Interview and presentation on the work portfolio

Duration :

4 Years

Interviews and Portfolio Presentation schedule:


100% Placements in 2018 in companies such as:

  • LTI
  • Tata Elxsi
  • Red Carpet
  • Ashok Leyland
  • The Lean Apps
  • General Motors
  • TCS
  • Hi-Techos
  • Studio 34
  • Desmania
  • IDE Autoworks
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In its short span of 15 years, UPES has already won many prestigious awards including:


  • UPES bags The Worldwide Achiever Award for being the university with Best Industry-Academic Partnership at the World Education Summit & Awards 2018
  • UPES bags awards for Best Academic & Industry Interface at the DNA Innovative Educational Leadership Awards 2018
  • Best Training Institute Award for the Port and Shipping Management Program at international SHIPTEK conference held in May 2016 in Dubai
  • Best Innovative University Award at the ASSOCHAM Education Excellence Awards 2013
  • Green Campus Award at World Education Summit 2013
  • Outstanding Petroleum University by 11th Annual World Oil Awards 2012
  • Petrotech Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 to Dr. S J Chopra, Chancellor, UPES for his contribution to the growth of Petroleum industry in India