Bangalore School of Design (BSD) formerly known as Bangalore School Of Interior Designing is a designing skill oriented institute affiliated with Bengaluru North University. The BNU was set up in 2015 by the Karnataka government. BSD also has international collaboration with College De Paris – Ecole Conte  to deliver core professional knowledge that is taught by a professional faculty. The private institute is famous for bachelor’s degrees in design, visual arts, architecture & journalism.

The college offers design education in various streams such as design education across Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Graphic Design, Brand Strategy, Journalism Design, UI, UX, Design Thinking, Furniture Design, Digital Architecture, Product Design, and Media studies.

BSD Bangalore Highlights

Institution type Private
Affiliated to Bengaluru north University
Set by BSD Educational Trust
Popular courses B.Sc, BVA, PG Diploma
Application mode Online
Admission criteria Merit based
Facilities available Studio, Labs, Work and recreational areas
Official website 

BSD Bangalore Courses

The institute offers a variety of design related courses. The details are given below:

Course  Specialization Eligibility Duration
B.Sc. Interior Design 10+2 with English 3 Years
B.V.A Interior & Spatial Design 4 Years
Graphic Design + Brand Strategy
Dual Bachelors Interior Architecture 4 Years
BA Journalism + Design 3 Years
International Diploma Interior Design 1 Year
Professional Diploma HCI for UI & UX 6 Months
PG Diploma Construction Management Bachelor’s Degree 1 Year

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BSD Bangalore Admissions 2020

  • The admission process for all the courses is online only.
  • The students have to fill the application form online for the course of choice and pay the application fee online.
  • There is no entrance test for admission into any course at BDS.
  • The students are selected on the score of qualifying examination of 10+2 / Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Based on the merit eligibility, shortlisted candidates receive a conditional admission letter from the BDS admission team.
  • Candidates who have cleared the national level entrance exam will be given preference in the selection process.
  • If a student wants to apply under the scholarship category he/she needs to submit a creative portfolio for evaluation purposes.
  • A scholarship portfolio should contain at least 10-15 fine art works. This is to evaluate drawing, painting, color composition skills, etc.
  • BSD admits students on a rolling basis, so there is no fixed deadline for the admission application.

BSD Bangalore Placements

BSD is a new design school so placement statistics are not yet released by the institute, The institute has partnered with several companies to provide students good internship and placement opportunities. 

However, Bangalore School of Design offers the best training and guidance for its design graduates to market themselves to potential clients and employers. BSD makes sure that mastering presentation skills and professional practice are an important skill that is taught throughout the syllabus. It has also partnered with Architectural firms, Interior Design Firms, Creative studios & Publications to secure 100% internship opportunities for all the eligible candidates. Below are the top 15 industry partners of BSD:

  • Future Group
  • Signature Design Solutions
  • GO
  • Timber Ware
  • SMD Design House
  • Design Cafe
  • Coordinates
  • ACE Interior Solutions
  • A 360
  • Sankalp Architects
  • Vinodh Lakshman Interior Design
  • Urban Ladder
  • Unishire
  • Ajara

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BSD Bangalore Scholarships

  • BSD provides scholarships to its meritorious talented and deserving students in both UG and Diploma courses.
  • Scholarships are given on the basis of merit and creative work.
  • In order to become eligible for scholarship application a student must have 80% or above marks in the qualifying examination ( 10+2).
  • A creative portfolio is required to be submitted with at least 10-15 fine arts projects.
  • The scholarship is provided either on the basis of merit or creative talent.
  • Apart from this, students need to submit personal statements.
  • Personal statement  explaining why you want to study with BSD, and our Affiliation with Bangalore University, and Academic Partner in France, how the programme will help you in the future, and why you should receive the scholarship?.
  • All personal statements must be written in English and be no longer than 200 words
  • Only limited seats are available for the scholarship category.
  • 20 seats in UG courses and 10 seats in Diploma courses are there for scholarship.
  • Maximum Scholarship Value: Upto Rs. 50,000/- for UG courses
  • Maximum Scholarship Value: Upto Rs. 25,000/- for diploma courses.

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BSD Bangalore Facilities

  • Hostel: Though the campus of BSD is non- residential but the institute has a tie up with Livespaces and Ask Homes. These two organisations provide PG like accommodation that is safe and secure. Following facilities are provided by the accommodation partners: 
    • Furnished rooms 
    • 24/7 Security
    • Quality Food
    • Power Backup
    • Close proximity to campus
    • High speed WiFi
    • Recreational Area
    • Laundry Facility
    • Covered Parking
  • Activity Zones: The Campus has some special hotspots and labs which are there to provide beyond curriculum activities and experience to the students.
    • Studio BSD: The BSD campus has a studio built in also to give students hands on the real life projects. The design studio witnesses customers with their projects and students get the opportunity to handle these projects and complete them.
    • The hub: This is an open area to carry out project related art and craft work.
    • Carpentry Studio: The institute also has a carpentry studio set up on the campus with all the latest tools and equipment related to the carpentry work. Students can use the studio for carpentry works.
    • Lighting Lab: The lab is dedicated specially for display of different lighting fittings and equipment.
    • The Adda: This is the recreational space in which students can interact with each other, play, work, eat. There are indoor game & seating facilities for students at the Adda.
  • Transportation: Connecting the whole chaotic city and the nearby areas with the campus, BSD with its large network of buses on various routes ensures that students reach their destinations on time without being stuck in the city’s traffic.
  • Campus Security: So that the students can enjoy and also study with a peaceful state of mind, the BSD’s campus remains under 24/7 surveillance and has highly trained staff to look after the students. 

BSD Bangalore Faculty

BSD ensures and strives to bring-in the best Faculty members with a minimum of 5 Years of Experience in the field of Teaching Design and professional design practitioners.The institute ensures 6:1 Student-Teacher ratio.The institute focuses on small class sizes and thus no class exceeds a number of 20 students, this helps in increasing interaction with the faculty.

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BSD Bangalore FAQs

Ques. Does BSD offer placement support to students ?

Ans. Yes, BSD has a tie up with 50+ partner companies and BSD provides internship and placement assistance to the students. BSD also gives students real time projects at their own design lab on the campus.

Ques. Does BSD provide sports facilities for students ?

Ans. Yes, BSD provides many indoor and outdoor games for students. In fact the institute has its own Football Club and keeps on organising inter & intra college tournaments from time to time.

Ques. Where is BSD campus located ?

Ans. The address of the institute is No.4/3, Opposite to B.D.S Nagar | Devanna Compound |

K.Narayanapura | Kothanur Post | Bangalore – 560077

Ques. How to apply for admission ?

Ans. In order to apply for admission you need to fill an online application form and pay the application fee through online mode only.

Ques. How far is the campus from accommodation ?

Ans. The accommodation of both girl and boy students are within 2km from the campus.