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  • Institute type

    Private College


Publisher 2015 2016
India Today #4/10 #7/10

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  • Classroom

  • Laboratory

  • Library

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By Anonymous , 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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I feel that the teaching faculty is very nice but we need to have more activities for the students like clubs so that students are encouraged to try other fields also than just the course, by this the students will have a fresh brain after everyday assignments. The campus is located in a very metropolitan area of Pune which makes it very easy for the students to access the facilities of the city.

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By Anonymous , 6 months, 1 week ago
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College has a good name. It’s amongst the best colleges. Education is fair. In my journey I realized the name is more heavy then the education. Don’t really have placements so you really have to be good on your own. Otherwise campus is good. Faculty is okay.


A variety of teaching and learning techniques are employed to impart knowledge and skills to students at Symbiosis Institute of Design in its various departments.

More about Symbiosis Institute of Design

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) is one of the leading design institutes of India. SID aims to make creative designers, who have strong imagination, curiosity for learning new things and effective storytelling skills. SID is a constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU). The Institute has strong advisory board, which imparts research, and practical advice to design academics, business and students. The objective of the institute is to impart an effective education, which is beneficial for all learners. The meticulously design curriculum escalate students communication skills and execution ability for accomplishing various projects pertaining to designing. Apart from this excellent amenities and serene campus atmosphere makes learning congenial for all students. The vision of the college is to cultivate a creative environment and emphasize the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of a designer in everyone to enhance the quality of life.

The Sparkle

NAAC Accreditation for SIU – Grade "A"

Two new Research Projects form Nokia (Bartex and Swayam)

Placement of Diploma students has been encouraging

Diploma students of 2004 batch got admitted to NID, IDC-IIT, FTII and foreign institutes

B. Des degree approved by UGC

Courses Offered at Symbiosis Institute of Design

The Institute offers Bachelor of Design in Communication Design, Bachelor of Design in Fashion Communication, Bachelor of Design in Product Design, Fashion Design programme.

1 Courses

UG Courses (1)

Bachelor of Design (B.Design)
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Accrediated by Other
  • course delivery

  • Duration

    48 months
Exams accepted & Cut off’s
  • SET
Note: Cut-off’s shown here are for general category

Entrance exam: Important dates


  • Applications Open

    14 Apr 2016

  • Admit Card Available

    23 Apr 2016

  • Date of Exam

    07 May 2016

  • Date of Exam

    07 May 2016

  • Date of Result

    20 May 2016

Course details

Eligibility Criteria:-

A candidate must have passed 10+2 (any stream; eg. Science, Commerce, Arts and others) or equivalent OR 10+3 diploma approved by the State Board of Technical Education with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks obtained in the final examination to be eligible for the above-mentioned programme.
A candidate appearing for the final examination of 10+2 grade or 10+3 Diploma programme may also apply, provided the results of the examination will be declared by June of the admission year or prior, to be eligible for the above mentioned programme.
The candidate should possess Creative Aptitude and Skills necessary to pursue Design Education as well as adaptability to the situations, which the profession demands.
Candidates with the relevant portfolio would be preferred.

The institute offers Bachelor of Design (B. Des) programme in the following disciplines and specializations.

i. Communication Design

a. Graphic Design

b. Video Film Design

c. Animation Film Design

d. User Experience Design

ii. Industrial Design

a. Product Design

b. Interior Space Design

iii. Fashion

a. Fashion Design

b. Fashion Communication

c. Textile Design

These programmes are aimed at creating professionals who can contribute to the highly dynamic and competitive world of design. The approach here is entirely project based. The institute puts high emphasis on evaluating the students on the basis of continuous performance and projects.

Career prospects etc.

Design is rapidly going through a phase of change and innovation due to the increasing consumer demand of preferred utility and comfort. Industrial Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Communication, all these rewarding careers are generating opportunities in the profession galore being having several sectors which need highly skilled and innovative minded professionals. These areas in the industry having great demand, the career at this forte holds an immense scope and potential for skilled and talented individuals with innovative ideas and a creative thought process.
Design thought is iterative. Prototypical forms need to be constructed, assessed, and then reformulated to develop the understanding necessary for the next higher level of solution. This career not only provides one with the satisfaction of seeing ideas manifested into shape and form but also rewards one with recognition. Career counseling advisors assess student's interests, personality,values and skills, and also help them explore career options in design.

Method of Instruction

Design is an intuition, an outcome of a subconscious thought that leads us to a deeper sense of knowing. Hence SID offers four major streamlines as Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Communication and Fashion Design in the form of a four year Graduate Degree comprising of eight Semesters.
Design also involves reason that assesses the problem and analyzes the possibilities to find a solution. It is the analytical process that relies on method and logic to assess, refine, and verify its various hypotheses. At SID, this reflects in the evaluation methods of the student's project based assignments on the basis of daily performances.


Sr. No. Course Indian Students International Students Total
1 Communication Design 70 10 80
2 Industrial Design 50 5 55
3 Fashion Design 30 5 35
4 Textile Design 25 5 30
5 Fashion Communication 25 5 30
  Grand Total 200 30 230

Note: Seats available would be offered strictly on the basis of Merit and Reservations to the deserving candidates. It is not obligatory for SID to fill all the available seats.

Important Dates realted to Institutes:

Activity Date for SET Date for SID
Online Application to SID at www.sid.edu.in begins ----- Feb 17th, 2014
Last date for online application to SID ----- May 10th , 2014
Last date for receipt of application money by DD along with the payment advice form at SID ----- May 15th, 2014
Short list of candidates for Studio Test at www.sid.edu.in ----- May 23rd, 2014
Studio Test and Personal Interview at SID, Pune ----- June 1st, 2014 to June 5th, 2014
Declaration of the First Merit List ----- June 07th, 2014
Registration period for the First Merit List Candidates ----- June 10th,2014 to June 14th, 2014
Last date for Registration to the Programme ----- June 25th, 2014
Commencement of the Programme ----- July 01st, 2014

Note: Candidates on the waiting list would be considered for provisional admission strictly in the order of the merit list depending on the vacancies after June 15th, 2014.

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College Placements

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) has an active placement cell. The cell of the institute works as a coordinator between industry and the students. The placement cell invites firms for the pre -placement activities in their campus and also for the final placement. The institute placed its students in firms like infosys, Autoline Industries Ltd, Cognizant Ltd, Whirlpool, Mudra Communications, etc.

Visiting companies

  • Hexaware Technologies Ltd.
  • Aapna Infotech
  • CampHire
  • Doodle
  • SAS
  • General Motors
  • Texnovate
  • Verry India
  • Multia Studio
  • Beau Mach design
  • Peak Pacific Group

Available College Facilities

Institute imparts world class infrastructure amenities for its students. The Exquiste campus of the SID institute is extended in an area of more than 80,000sq.ft at Viman Nagar houses. The well architect building of the institute comprises studios, laboratories, workshops, IT infrastructure, rapid prototyping lab, well-equipped class rooms, library, exhibition areas, seminar hall, conference hall etc. The campus also has amphitheater, ultra-modern auditorium and academic plaza for various activities including design shows. The campus of the institute is fully connected with Wi-Fi.
Campus Facilities

  • Auditorium
  • Amphitheatre and Campus Plaza
  • Sports, Gymnasium, Yoga, Aerobics
  • Health Care
  • Hostel
  • Mess and Cafeteria
  • Corporation Bank ATM services
  • Rangoli Stores for Stationery Items
  • Laundry Facility


Institute imparts hostel facilities for only girls. The hostel of the vimal nagar campus has three wings viz.A, B and C. The accommodation capacity of the vimal nagar campus hotel is 980 girls. Each hostel wing can accommodate 180 students. All the hostel rooms are well kit out with bed, mattress, table, chair, bulletin board, book rack and cupboard with an attached bathroom and toilet.


The institute has well equipped classrooms with all the modern facilities.


These include well-equipped model making (Metal & Non-Metal) Workshops, a Clay and Ceramic Studio, a Rapid Prototyping and Cintiq Lab, a Computer Lab, a Digital Instruction Lab, an User Experience Lab, a Recording and an Editing Studio, a CAD Lab, a Material Library, a 2D and 3D Animation Lab, Animation Studios, a Photography Lab, a Printing Lab, a Film and Video Studio, a Garment Construction Lab, a Pattern Making Lab and Textile labs.


Library facility is available.

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