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Ph D programme Admission, Eligibility and Course Structure

Students who have a postgraduate degree in design see details for 'Post Graduate Entry
Students'

Students who have a graduate degree in design see details for 'Graduate Entry Students'

Important Dates

Last date for submission of Application Forms: the application can be submitted anytime till
the month of May for the Autumn Semester (July - November) and till the month of November
for the Spring Semester (January - April)

Date of Admission presentation and interview at IDC, IIT Bombay will be held during the
months of June and December every year.

Announcement of results is on third week June and third week December.

The next date for registration and commencement of Ph D programme is the beginning of
next semester - either in July end or beginning of January.

Admissions to Ph D programme in Design

The following are the steps for admission to the Ph D programme in Design:

For admissions,
1.
You'll need to have the requisite qualifications and

2.
Pass the All India Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED), conducted in many parts
of the country (only graduate students need to pass CEED and not post graduate students)
3.
Apply for Ph D using Application Form and qualify through the IDC Admission Test and
Interview

Ph D Programme in Design : Admission Test / Interview


Candidates need to attend an admission test and interview (held during the month of June or
December - the exact dates will be announced later) at IDC, IIT Bombay that will judge the
suitability of the candidate for the PhD. Program.

Application Forms for admission to IDC:


Application forms are issued in the months of April - May and in the months of October -
November.
Click here for recent brochures and application forms

For Post Graduate Entry Students:

Eligibility for Admission:


Full Time Students:
Students who have done postgraduate (M.Des) from IIT's & IISc or PGDPD from National
Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and equivalent programs in design are eligible to apply.
OR
B.DES/B.Arch/BFA/MA/MSc/MCA/Under graduate Diploma in Design of NID or equivalent
degree with exceptionally outstanding design related work with a valid CEED score. Candidate
with a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience without CEED scores can also
be considered. However such candidates will not be awarded Teaching Assistantship/Research
Assistantship.

Part Time Students:


In addition to the above qualifications the Part Time Students should have a minimum 2 Years
experience in consultancy, Industry or academia.

Admission:
The process of admission will be as follows:
Candidates need to attend an admission test and interview (held during the month of June or
December - the exact dates will be announced later) at IDC, IIT Bombay that will judge the
suitability of the candidate for the PhD. Program.

Course Structures:
These are the highlights of the course structure:
In the first year first semester, the student will do the course "Design Research Methodologies".
In the first semester, the student will do two electives in the chosen area of specialization. One
elective will be from IDC and the other from outside departments. Each student in consultation
with his faculty advisor will finalize the elective courses independently.
In the first and second semesters, the student will do a minor project. This project will have a
research orientation or a combination of design orientation and research orientation. It is
expected that the output of the minor project will be published as one paper in a juried
conference or journal.
In the IInd semester (summer), the student will publish his work in the form of a monograph.

First Semester
ID 800 Design Research Methodologies 4.0
Elective I (IDC) 6.0
Elective II (Outside) 6.0
Mini Project 4.0

Total Credits 20.0

Second Semester
ID 800 Mini Project II 4.0

Total Credits 4.0

Total Credits for Course Work 24.0

Audit Courses
HSS English Language Audit
HSS Thesis Writing Audit

For Graduate Entry Students:

Eligibility for Admission:


Full Time Students:
GDPD from NID / B.Des from IITG or equivalent. Students should have valid CEED score.

Total credits needed for undergraduate design entry will be 56.0 credits & the courses will be
common with the existing M.Des Programme.

Admission:
The process of admission will be as follows:
Candidates need to attend an admission test and interview (on June 8th and 9th 2006) at IDC, IIT
Bombay that will judge the suitability of the candidate for the PhD. Program.

Year I, First Semester


VC Indian Thoughts and Tradition 4.0
615 Seminar 6.0
Elective I (IDC) 6.0

Total Credits 16.0


Year I, Second Semester
ID 800 Elective II (Out side) 6.0
Seminar II 12.0

Total Credits 18.0

Year II, Third Semester


ID 800 Design Research Methodologies 4.0
Elective III (IDC) 6.0
Elective IV (Outside) 6.0
Mini Project I 4.0

Total Credits 20.0

Year II, Fourth Semester


Mini Project II 4.0

Total 4.0

Total Credits for Course Work 56.0

Audit Courses
HSS English Language Audit
HSS Thesis Writing Audit

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