B. Des. in Knitwear Design B. Des.is a 3-year undergraduate academic arts-centered program. It is much like a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree, and many of the subjects are same across both courses.
The course is offered at a rather few colleges in the country, such as:
Some of the top entrance tests conducted for admission to the course in India are:
The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing the course is a 10+2 or equivalent qualification in any stream from a recognized educational Board.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, or merit obtained in the last qualifying exam.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 1 to 2 Lacs for a span of 3 years.
Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 4 to 5 lacs as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.
Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course:
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.|
|Admission Process||Merit-based/ Based on counselling after qualification of entrance test.|
|Course Fee||INR 1-2 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 4-5 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Organizations'||Wipro, Infosys, Tata Steel, Aditya Birla Group, TISCO, SAIL, etc.|
|Top Recruiting Areas'||Manufacturing companies, pharmaceutical companies, automobile companies, food and beverage industries, and such.|
|Top Job Profiles||Product and Industrial Designer, Furniture Designer, Packaging Designer, Computer-Aided Designer, Medical Equipment Designer, among others.|
The course essentially involves an advanced study of products, systems, and their consumers.
The program is user-centric, and processes information from daily life. It includes components from diverse domains like human factors, cognitive ergonomics, studio skills, advanced CAD, research methods, materials & manufacturing processes, design management, and social sciences.
Within the course’s curriculum, emphasis is laid on development in eligible candidates, of a process-centric approach, directed at shaping the student’s creative skills.
As part of the course’s curriculum, students participate in collaborative projects with industrial houses, social sector, government & private sectors, design projects, and a multitude of other such areas.
The course has been designed to build in enrolled students:
At the end of each semester, enrolled students are needed to attend workshops, internships, and industry projects.
Such candidates are taught to design a product that is user friendly, helps in executing daily tasks, and making them easy.
Product Design calls for creativity and imagination. A number of factors are taken into consideration while designing a product, such as:
Such aspirants would ideally possess the following skills:
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each:
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees per annum in INR|
|Ajeenkya DY Patil University - [ADYPU]||Pune||2 lacs|
|G D Goenka University - [GDGU]||Gurgaon||52,500|
|Ansal University||Gurgaon||4 lacs|
|M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences - [MSRUAS]||Bangalore||2 lacs|
|PES University - [PESU]||Bangalore||1.13 lacs|
|Raffles Millennium International - [RMI]||Hyderabad||26,300|
|State Institute of Fashion Design - [SIFD]||Rohtak||37,500|
Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course:
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level.
Listed below are some of the top entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course:
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below:
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3||Semester 4|
Elements of Design-1
|Design Drawing-1||Elements of Design-2||Design Drawing-2|
|Foundation Drawing||Creativity Techniques||Product Photography||Mathematics|
|History of Art and Visual Culture||Foundation Painting||Digital Illustration Techniques 1||Digital modeling and Animation|
|Printmaking Techniques||Creative Writing for Designers||Materials and Manufacturing Processes||Digital Illustration Techniques 2|
|Digital Design Basics||Communication|
|Physics for Designers||Design Thinking and Need Identification|
|Clay and Ceramic Ware Making||Studio Practice-2||Studio Practice-3||Studio Practice-4|
|Studio Practice-1||Economics for Designers||Environmental Studies||Law for Designers|
|Sociology and Elements of Indian History||-||Human Rights and Legislative Procedures||-|
|Semester 5||Semester 6||Semester 7||Semester 8|
|Product Ergonomics||Computer Aided Industrial Design and Rendering|
Professional Core Elective - 1
|Portfolio Design and Presentation||Design Management and Professional Practice|
|Mechanism Design||Professional Core Elective - 2||Professional Core Elective - 3||Professional Core Elective - 5|
|3D Modelling and Product Detailing||Interdisciplinary Design Project||Professional Core Elective - 4||Open Elective-3|
|Basic Electronics for Design||Product Design Project-2/ Internship||Open Elective-1||Open Elective-4|
|Product Design Project-1||-||Open Elective-2||Product Design Project - Final|
|Business Communication and Presentation Skills||-||Product Design Project-3||-|
Product Design is fast-gaining significant relevance in recent times, whether it is consumer goods or industrial products. The major recruiters of Product Designers are goods manufacturing, automobile, telecom, and medical equipment firms.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions:
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
Product Designers draft briefs to create solutions for new products. The products that they create must be innovative, practical, suitable, and fit for manufacturing.
Candidates with a good eye for detail and well-developed technical and creative skills are suited for such roles.
Package Designers begin the design process, by meeting clients and developing an understanding and outlook of their packaging needs.
They assess consumer tastes, research market trends, and finalize product details to bring package designs to life.
|Computer-Aided Design Technician||CAD Technicians use software applications to create design plans for clients, buildings, and machinery. They work across a wide range of industries, from engineering and construction to manufacturing, and such.||7-8 lacs|
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