On September 13, The IIT-Delhi Board of Governors sanctioned the admission of the ‘Bachelor of Design (B.Des)’ course for the undergraduates across the country, for the academic session 2022-23, reported the Indian Express. The course will be conferred by the Institute’s Department of Design, which was established in 2017. This will be a four-year integrated program that will possess only 20 seats and can be availed by students of all streams (science, arts, commerce etc).
Aspirants for the B Design programme will have to undergo an Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination to opt for Design ranks. Students can register for the UCEED examination through the following link:
Prof V Ramgopal Rao, Director of IIT Delhi said, “We are delighted about starting this new Bachelor’s programme in design as this is the first time IIT Delhi would be admitting undergraduate students (B.Des) from other than Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. We expect that the students who graduate with a B Design degree from IIT Delhi would take up leadership positions in industry, academia, government, consulting, and entrepreneurship over a period of time.”
Commenting on the scope of the programme, he further added, “Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programme and other programmes in design, which are in pipeline at IIT Delhi will bridge the huge demand-supply gap of quality design professionals, which our country needs to excel as a creative economy.”