Indian Institute of Art and Design is ranked in the top 10 national rankings and global league tables come in the 6th category as per University Guide. It is a premier design institution situated in New Delhi. IIAD offers the following degree programs in collaboration with Kingston University, London which is ranked 1st in Design and Crafts as per University Guide 2020: league table (design & crafts) and ranked among the Top 10 Universities for Fashion Design as per University Guide 2020: league table (fashion & textiles). IIAD is awarded the 'Design College of the Year 2020' by Silicon India. IIAD offers degree courses in the discipline of Fashion Design, Fashion Business Management, etc.

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Education at IIAD strives to rethink traditional concepts of teaching and learning. The courses are taught not in classrooms but in creative studio spaces, specially designed to ensure that the students get extensive practical exposure and hands-on learning within the disciplines. The state-of-the-art campus is an extension of the college’s unique pedagogy that focuses on project-based and interdisciplinary learning. The 70,000 sqft campus houses undivided studio spaces for each of the degree programs. In addition, the students have access to workshop areas (with the required tools and equipment), a Construction Lab, Pattern making lab, Computer (MAC) Labs, Material transformation lab, photography lab, art shop, cafeteria and a recreation room among other facilities. Strategically located in Okhla Industrial Area, the students have easy access to Industry and a variety of source material for their projects.

Indian Institute of Art and Design Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2014 | Private
International Collaboration Kingston School of Art, London - ranked as the No 1 Design School in the UK
Degree  B.A. (hons.) and M.A. from Kingston University, UK (Internationally accepted) + UGC Approved Degree from Lingaya’s University
Accreditation and Affiliations
  • Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID)
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  • Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI)
  • Association of Designers of India (ADI)
  • International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institute (IFFTI)
Entrance Exam IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT) and IIAD Management Aptitude Test (iMAT)
Courses Offered | Type

Undergraduate Courses: 

  • Fashion Design (4 years)
  • Communication Design (4 years)
  • Interior Architecture and Design (4 years)
  • Fashion Business Management (3 years)


Post Graduate Courses:

  • Fashion Design (2 years)
  • Fashion Business Management (2 years)
Application Mode | Fees Online | INR 2,000
Student-Teacher Ratio 15:1
Seats Available

Undergraduate Courses: 

  • Fashion Design (40 seats)
  • Communication Design (40 seats)
  • Interior Architecture and Design (40 seats)
  • Fashion Business Management (30 seats)


Post Graduate Courses:

  • Fashion Design (20 seats)
  • Fashion Business Management (20 seats)
Top Recruiters Levi's, Ways, Pero, Fabindia, Livspace, Orient Craft, Forest Essentials, Mad Design and Many More.
Facilities Available Hostel, Material Lab, Photography Lab, Construction Lab, Digital Resource Centre, Knowledge Resource Centre
Official Website https://www.iiad.edu.in/

Kingston University Rankings

- Kingston University, London ranks 1st in Design and Crafts as per University Guide 2020: league table (design & crafts).
- As per University Guide 2020: league table (fashion & textiles), Kingston University is ranked among the Top 10 Universities for Fashion Design.
- Kingston University has been ranked among the Top 10 Fashion Programmes in the world by Business of Fashion.

Indian Institute of Art and Design Courses

IIAD, New Delhi offers UG and PG courses in the discipline of Fashion Design, Fashion Business Management, etc. Listed below are the details for the same:

Course Eligibility  Duration Degree Fee Placement Provided Link
UG Fashion Design 10+2 4 year B.A. (Hons.) from Kingston University 4,68,397 Yes Read More
UG Communication Design 10+2 4 year B.A. (Hons.) from Kingston University 4,68,397 Yes Read More
UG Interior Design 10+2 4 year B.A. (Hons.) from Kingston University 4,68,397 Yes Read More
UG Fashion Business Management  10+2 3 year B.A. (Hons.) from Kingston University 4,50,382 Yes Read More
PG Fashion Design UG Degree 2 year M.A. from Kingston University 4,29,520 Yes Read More
PG Fashion Business Management UG Degree 2 year M.A. from Kingston University 4,29,520 Yes Read More

Check: IIAD New Delhi Courses and Fees

Online Application Process

Step 1: Visit IIAD’s Online Application Portal.

Step 2: The Application Form needs to be completed and submitted along with the necessary documents. An application fee of INR 2000 needs to be paid.

Step 3: On successful completion of the Application Form, the candidate shall receive an acknowledgment email from the Admissions Team with sample papers and all the relevant information.

Offline Application Process

Step 1: Interested candidates can visit the IIAD Campus.

Step 2: Applicants can collect the Application Form and submit it along with necessary documents to the IIAD Admissions Office.

Step 3: An Application Fee of INR 2,000 must be paid at the time of submission of the Application Form.

Selection Criteria

Undergraduate Program: The IIAD Entrance Examination is conducted at various Test Centres and comprises the following parts/rounds based on the program of interest. For Fashion Design, Communication Design and Interior Architecture & Design Applicants:

Part A - IIAD Online Design Aptitude Test (iDAT)

  • Online Test

Fashion Business Management Applicants: iMAT - IIAD ONLINE Management Aptitude Test consists of

  • Part A - Online Test
  • Part B - Online Personal Interview

Postgraduate Program: The IIAD Entrance Examination comprises the following parts/rounds based on the program of interest. For Fashion Design iDAT - IIAD ONLINE Design Aptitude Test:

  • Part A - Online Test
  • Part B - Online Personal Interview

For Fashion Business Management Applicants: iMAT - IIAD Management Aptitude Test

  • Part A - Online Test
  • Part B - Online Personal Interview

Indian Institute of Art and Design Placement

IIAD is connected with 139+ organizations across the industry for student internships, collaborative projects and placements. IIAD encourages students to explore internship opportunities throughout the duration of their chosen program. The students in the third year are required to mandatorily complete a Career Building Internship of 8 + 16 weeks duration, at the end of which they are awarded credits based on their performance.  The student placement cell at IIAD provides complete internship and placement support with a 90% placement record for the most recent batches.  Some of the organizations that have hired from IIAD are:

Fashion Design Biba, Pero, Levi’s, Ashima Leena, Nitin Bal Chauhan, Hemant & Nandita, 11.11/eleven, Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, CTA Apparel, Swati Kalsi, Akaaro, Peeli Dori, Opera Global Pvt Ltd., Antaragini, Prasun, Kanika Manchanda, Kashmiri Karkhana, Gavin Miguel, Eka, Mae, Indigen.
Communication Design Ogilvy & Mather, NDTV, Ways, Animal, Studio Fry, Maple Bear, Purple Turtle, Design Dimensions, Disruption Digital, Prasun Mazumdar Design, Hashtag 147, The Beehive India, Techugo, Deyor, Seconde Casa, Internshala, Devi Art Foundation, NCBS, Bangalore, Indian August, Mokuzai Studios, The Gulf Marcom, Bahrain.
Interior Architecture and Design YWalls, Dronah Foundation, Chromed, Mad Design, Grey ink Studio, NA + P Architects, Ultra Confidential, House of Heirloom, Moser Associates, Hitesh Katiyar Architects, Sacred Groves, RMDK, Plumb Design, The Wedding Design Company, Madeleine Home London.

Indian Institute of Art and Design Infrastructure

Campus and Infrastructure: IIAD has a sprawling 75,000 sqft campus equipped with all the essentials of a globally rated design school. The state-of-the-art infrastructure and cutting-edge technology facilitate quality teaching-learning and student-faculty interface. All courses at IIAD are taught through the studio-based learning approach and the expansive design studios encourage collaborative and mentor-driven learning. The specially designed campus caters to the curriculum requirements and allows the students to unwind and have fun too.

Facilities at the Campus:

  • Hostel, Material Lab
  • Photography Lab
  • Construction Lab
  • Digital Resource Centre
  • Knowledge Resource Centre

Indian Institute of Art and Design Faculty

The faculty at IIAD are leading academicians as well as design practitioners, who bring industry insights and live projects to the classroom. This ensures that students graduate not just with a degree but a strong resume, leading to excellent internships as well as placement opportunities. IIAD has a student-teacher ratio of 15:1.

Check: IIAD New Delhi Faculty

Indian Institute of Art and Design FAQs

Ques. Does IIAD, New Delhi provide a hostel facility?

Ans. IIAD offers a residential accommodation facility for outstation students on ‘FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE-BASIS’. Kindly note that the accommodation has limited seats and therefore the earlier you book the accommodation, the better you are placed. The residential accommodations are a short commute from IIAD’s campus with metro stations nearby. The accommodation has a well-furnished lounge equipped with a television, semi-furnished rooms, 24×7 security and other modern amenities to make your transition to college easier. Moreover, IIAD’s Campus is approximately 20 minutes away from the accommodation in East of Kailash, New Delhi. For more information about the accommodation facility, click here

Ques. Are there any guest lectures by industrialists during the courses?

Ans. There are multiple guest lectures, master classes and interactions with the industry and experts on a regular basis at IIAD. These include representatives from the industry and subject matter experts besides visiting national and international practitioners and professors.

Ques. Does IIAD New Delhi offer scholarships?

Ans. IIAD provides merit-cum-means scholarships to deserving candidates. Students who successfully complete the iDAT / iMAT Entrance Test will be eligible to apply for the Scholarship. The Scholarship form will be made available along with the offer letter.

Check: IIAD New Delhi Scholarship

Ques. What is iMAT?

Ans. IIAD Management Aptitude Test (iMAT) is a test of your language, logical reasoning and creative thinking. This is a written exam for two hours. The test is conducted at various centers across the country as per the schedule.

Ques. Does the IIAD institute provide loan assistance?

Ans. IIAD has partnered with leading companies to provide customized and hassle-free loan solutions to its students.

Ques. Can students transfer to IIAD, New Delhi?

Ans. Yes, IIAD accepts applications for transfer to IIAD for the design discipline from students who have successfully completed the previous year of their design degree/ diploma program from a nationally or internationally recognized design institute.