Design School

To support underprivileged students to pursue career in Design at NIDs, IITs, NIFTs, IISc etc

Program Features

What is it about

To support underprivileged students from rural, non-english medium backgrounds, to pursue career in Design at NIDs, IITs, NIFTs, IISc and other Institutes. The program is free of cost for all the students.

How it works

End-to-end guidance, Module based sessions – Generic and as well as specific eg: product design, animation, etc. Program will be conducted in Hindi and English languages.


This program is for students applying for admissions to Masters in Design courses for the year 2022. Students from the marginalised castes and communities, from the rural areas will be given the first preference.

Admission Process

Applications are invited from 14th February 2021 onwards (no closing date).
Maximum intake is of 30 students. Selected students will be informed by email.
For enquiries, kindly email us at

Program Coordinators

Utpala Wandhare

B. Arch., LAD Nagpur University 
M. Des., IDC, IIT Bombay

Siddhesh Gautan

B. Des., NIFT Mumbai
M. Des., NID, Gandhinagar 

Abhijay Meshram

B. Des., Symbiosis Institute of Design
M. Des., NID, Gandhinagar
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Happy Babasaheb Jayanti 14th April 2021 

Artwork by Deeksha Meshram