Design is a profession of thinkers and visionaries, people who shape human experience of the future by learning from the past and the present. They’re trained by education and practice to spot patterns, trends and gaps in people’s day to day lives and gain insights from them. For these insights to be objective, meaningful and most importantly, actionable enough to evolve into ideas that improve human condition as well as the environment, a multidisciplinary ﬁeld like design offers itself like a framework of effective problem solving.
This framework adopts practices from many other ﬁelds. The scientiﬁc method dictates the terms of collection and handling of information in design practice. Technology drives functional and engineering prudence of a design solution. Arts and humanities cover the emotional aspects of it. Hard economics dictates the terms of execution while culture and tradition inﬂuence the aesthetic and acceptability parts of a design solution.
Design students are primed for being a part of the highly skilled talent pool for organizations. They are trained to become entrepreneurs, and they are taught to become scholars for various domains. Hence, an honourable Bachelor’s of Design program must develop a set of skills and instil some virtues in its graduates to be able to contribute to the culture and economy at a level proportionate to their talent and training.
Industry standard skill set
Qualiﬁcation for higher studies
Sensibility for environmental concerns
UP Institute of Design offers a full time 4 year Bachelor of Design programme. AKTU awards a Bachelor's degree upon sucessful completion of all of the following:
1 semester of classroom courses
2 months of internship/industrial training
3 report submissions of local craft/cottage industry sector of UP and,
4 semester of Design Degree Project.
Being a technical university, the design programme has a greater emphasis on design engineering in it's curriculum, making it a good foundation program for future Industrial designers. Although it is a technology oriented design programme, many elements of the curriculum also sensitize the students towards the craft sector's design needs as well, should the students chose build a career in ﬁleds ither than manufacturing. A special emphasis is given on Design research, Industrial Design and Product Design.