Organising Institutions

National Institute of Design (NID) is internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. With multiple campuses at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar, NID offers Undergraduate programme and post graduate programmes in as many as 17 different design domains. The Business Week, USA has listed NID as one of the top 25 European & Asian programmes in the world. The institute functions as an autonomous body under the department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. NID is recognised by the Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, as a scientific and industrial design research organisation. The National Institute of Design (NID) is one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. NID offers professional education programmes at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level with five faculty streams and 17 diverse design domains. Graphic design is one of the initial disciplines that were started at NID. Design schools like Ulm and Basel have influenced it. Many renowned graphic designers from the institute’s founding time have been associated with the department. These include the likes of Frutiger, Hoffman and Weingard etc. The graphic design department has been a pioneer in branding and corporate identity. Indian Airlines, State Bank of India, Hindustan Lever have been some of the benchmarks in identity and logo design and have become iconic in present times. NID has also been at the forefront in use of multi-lingual scripts for its designs. Since it’s beginning the graphic design department has been well equipped, complete with it’s own set of offset and letterpress machines. With changing times, the students of graphic design at NID have been able to mould themselves seamlessly with the current worldwide trends in this field. Students have adapted to modern technologies and have now progressed towards moving images type design design etc. NID has established exchange programmes and ongoing pedagogic relationships with 35 overseas institutions. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design.

IDC(IIT-B)(IDC) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay) offers an excellent environment for academics, research and applications in the field of design.
IDC is one of India’s premiere and earliest (1979) design schools. Being strategically located in the country’s commerce and industry capital, viz., Mumbai has given it a factor of serendipity, allowing IDC’s faculty and students to actively partner their ideas with the industry. As part of parent institution IITB, IDC is seen as a technology-design stop for multinationals such as MicroSoft Corporation and MicroSoft Research (MSR), Motorola Corporation and Motorola Research India Lab, Honeywell Corporation, Veritas, Human factors International, Verizone, etc., as well as similar companies in India such as Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Rediff, Mindtree, Mahindra, Tata Motors, Godrej, Crompton and Greaves and such.
IDC has academic programs in the areas of Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Animation and Interaction Design. The education programme at IDC is a unique mix of pedagogic experimentation with pragmatic design approach and blends hard-core problem solving with design research. New thoughts, philosophies and research into several aspects of design are experimented and integrated to have continuous revitalization of the academic programmes at IDC. The centre interacts with industries and institutions for promotion and awareness of design. These are in the form of organising seminars, conducting short term courses and workshops. In the area of design practice, IDC offers design consultancy and advisory services to industries and other organisations.

Supporting Institutions
Aksharaya as an organisation began it's journey in 1990, with two Indian teachers. With a humble start of workshops and camps, Aksharaya has today become a beacon of achievement and inspiration to many. It is the unconditional contribution, love and efforts of its founder that has led this organisation to find a place of respect and become a source of learning for its members.

InDeAs is an association for addressing the interests of the design community in India. InDeAs is a pan-India networking, showcasing and events platform for India's design community (drawn from across the spectrum). The Association promotes and creates awareness about the design profession in the country.
Sponsor Supporting Institute
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