Symbiosis Institute of Design - [SID], Pune - Reviews

Symbiosis Institute of Design - [SID], Pune - Reviews

Pune, Maharashtra NAAC, UGC | Estd 2002 SIU, Pune Private

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Yash DedhiaBachelor Of DesignBatch : 2014
3/10food & accom
5/10social life
Alumni/Alumna -

Alumni network is decent, but it's all because of the student's own volunteering. There's no help/involvement of college/institute in making/maintaining this.

Scholarship -

None! None that I know of. Even if there must be, they must be charging heavy interest rates on them. No respect/appreciation is shown for good work here. Scholarships are granted in most scenarios to Marathi speaking to students, and students who achieve great heights in the sports dept.

Remarks -
2.5 /10

Management, teachers, dean, administration, education all sucked here. They need to improve everything, mainly the quality of education for which they charge you a bomb here.

Campus Life -
5 /10

Campus life is pretty chill as the city of Pune is filled with young students and bachelors. Gender ratio in SID is 30:70 boy to girl ratio. Most students prefer staying in rented apartments over college hostels for the freedom that is given. Parties are a ritual and pretty fun. Friends are easy to make, ethnicity- most of the students are Indian, some NRIs coming from Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Doha, etc. International students mostly come from South Korea, France and Germany but again very few in number. The economic status is decent of the city of Pune. The college also had loads of money (thanks to the heavy fees we pay) so they keep spending money on the infrastructure.

Internship -
5 /10

Yes. They do provide internships But seriously, if you've done a specialisation in print and publication design, the internship opportunities that lie for you here are local newspapers, Marathi magazines or print/photo copy shops who nowadays in India also provide graphic design services. So yeah, no respect after you graduate with this super 'respected' degree in your hand. Stipend offered at such internships are either nothing or no more than a mere 2000 rupees a month.

Exam Structure -

Exam structure is again orthodox. For the first 2 out of 4 years, written and drawing exams were taken in a design college. In the third and fourth year, practical exams used to take place in the computer labs. They were all decked with Apple iMacs but fo

Entrance Preview -

SET (symbiosis entrance test)Course chosen: Communication design out of a list of Industrial design, Communication Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Communication. Reason why communication design: because I was good with my hand and layout skills, use of typography in day to day life inspired me to take this course up.

Hostel Facilities -
3 /10

Hostel should be rated 3/5 and mess food 0.5/5Rooms very decently equipped with basic aminities. But food sucked! Tasteless, disgusting and not much variety. Rooms are clean, housekeeping services are provided on a daily basis, but it's a chargeable acces

Course Curriculum -
1 /10

Course curriculum is not thought after and an orthodox format followed since years. Small tweaks may have been made but hasn't made a difference since the college's inception. Research work is 0. All the professors here look at and grade you upon is the final outcome/end result. Bookish knowledge yet too orthodox passed around and modernist approach ignored and rejected completely to any project you work on.

Placement -
1 /10

Similar to internship opportunities, same followed here. No respectful job, no respectful salary, you just feel dejected. Lots of these startup firms come to hire from our college to get their intern like work done, but not many do opt for these. Everyone mostly ends up searching for a job on their own. Most of which again prefer freelancing over getting hired in a multinational company or a design studio. Packages for freelancers or normal designers in a decent levelled design studio should be anywhere between 20k - 70k for Freshers starting out immediately after college, depending on their skills and the hard work that they can commit.

Events -
5 /10

Cult festival called Fundamental used to happen every year. The only source of entertainment it sure was. But due to lack of funds and support from college faculty, we had to shut it down. Apart from this, regular holidays like Navratri and Independence Day were celebrated.

Fees -

Way too expensive for what you get to learn. It's the 3rd most expensive design college in India. Currently charging approximately 2 lacs per year. No such credite based info for fee structure ever explained. But every year it increases by 10% according to the law. Hostel fees are around 1 lac rupees and mess fees are 80000 rupees.

Faculty -
1 /10

Starting with dean, runs a design college but has an engineering degree himself. Understood that creativity doesn't need a degree in the same field to justify it, but this guy is not even slightly design oriented. His 1 design project that he always talks

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The college campus and course

Remarks -
7.7 /10

No there are no negative remarks, they just give you a lot of work. You have complete it on time and make sure no backlogs and your attendance is always above 75 percent. They teach you all the necessary things to go in the industry

Admission -

Well there was an initial written test based on design aptitude which we had to clear for further rounds. The second round is studio test and personal interaction. In studio test they give you some questions and you have make 3d model, stories and posters on that. And then in the interview you have to showcase your portfolio if u have any and they ask you questions about the course and maybe about the work you have done in studio test.

8/10food & accom
8/10social life
Riddhi MehtaBachelor of Design [B.Des] (Industrial Design)Batch : 2013
Entrance Preview -

I gave SET exam as an entrance. Symbiosis was the only design college I could opt for since all other college application deadlines were past. I decided very late that i wanted to get into design and not engineering or medicine. I don't remember my exact score but I topped the personal interview as well as the studio round.

Admission -

I got the form online from the website. Gave the written entrance test in Ahmedabad. Once selected, I was called to Pune for a studio round where we are tested on our modelling skills. Once past that round is the personal interview round. If you clear that then you are in. So total of 3 rounds. For the entrance, results came out in 10 days. Then studio round results were declared the same day.

8/10food & accom
10/10social life

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