The School of Design at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) is visualised as both a practice and research-based School for the pursuit of design education from the undergraduate level to the postgraduate and doctoral levels.

The School is unique as it is placed in a university wholly focussed on the humanities and social sciences. The study and practice of design here is thus focussed on bringing together the traditional attributes of design—the emphasis on form, function, aesthetics and experiences—with concerns of equity and ecology to create more accessible, inclusive and sustainable public services and systems through participatory and collaborative design methods. The first programme, Master of Design (Social Design) commenced in July 2013.