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  • About
    Seats
    24
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Candidates must have minimum of 45% marks or CPA of 5.0/10.0 or B grade in their final qualifying de

    The Master of Design (Social Design) is a 2-year, full time, practice-based programme, Students are trained in the methods, tools and approaches of design disciplines with those of the social sciences to creatively address complex social issues through participatory and collaborative design methods.

    The areas of focus are public services and systems (such as health, education, transport, waste, governance interfaces), community networks and livelihoods (pertaining to crafts, informal economies, built and intangible heritage, urban and rural commons), digital technologies (social media, user interfaces and experiences, privacy). Students are also introduced to entrepreneurial competencies and leadership to support them to establish their own enterprises while also providing internship opportunities in established organisations.

  • Programme Structure
    Seats
    24
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Candidates must have minimum of 45% marks or CPA of 5.0/10.0 or B grade in their final qualifying de

    Medium of instruction
    English

    Eligibility
    The course is broad and the minimum qualification is a Bachelor degree or equivalent in any subject from a statutory university or a 4-year, full time graduate diploma in design from reputed institutes of design from India or abroad. Individuals with additional qualifications and work experience are also encouraged to apply. Candidates must have minimum of 45% marks or CPA of 5.0/10.0 or Bgrade in their final qualifying degree/diploma. A relaxation of 5% of marks, or 0.5 CPA or C+ grade will be made for candidates belonging to SC, ST and Persons with Disability categories.

    Selection Procedure
    Includes a written Statement of Purpose (SOP) of 500 words along with the online application form (25%), a written test (50%) and an interview (25%).

    Seats
    24

  • Programme Outcomes
    Seats
    24
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Candidates must have minimum of 45% marks or CPA of 5.0/10.0 or B grade in their final qualifying de

    Creating a new generation of designers who will challenge existing forms of human-landscape relationships to create more inclusive and equitable living environments though design.

    • Competency to make design impact on public services and systems (such as health, education, transport, waste, governance interfaces)
    • Ability to work with community networks and livelihoods (pertaining to crafts, informal economies, built and intangible heritage, urban and rural commons)
    • Critical engagement with digital technologies (open source software, social media, user interfaces and experiences, privacy)
    • Entrepreneurial competencies and leadership to support students to establish their own social enterprises.
  • FAQ
    Seats
    24
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Candidates must have minimum of 45% marks or CPA of 5.0/10.0 or B grade in their final qualifying de

    Career Options for graduates include challenging and gratifying opportunities with NGOs, CSR initiatives of corporate organisations, government agencies, community and social networks, academic institutions and research organisations. The programme also supports students towards social entrepreneurship so that experimental and futuristic ideas can be incubated and realised. Graduates are now working at organisations such as Centre for Policy Research, National Institute of Design, Centre for Internet and Society, UNDP, 1 Mg, Bihar innovation Lab, HITLAB Healthcare Innovation Lab, Fortune Cookie UX Design, Karo Sambhav, Observer Foundation, in areas as diverse as healthcare, sanitation, wildlife conservation, design education, digital privacy, user experience and e-waste management services.

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