There are fewer students who take admissions in fields like Medicine, Chartered Accountant, MBA or Engineering. Instead, they opt for courses like Design, Media, Health Sciences or even Oil and Gas. In this article, we will talk about one such emerging field; Design. Design is a field that is high in demand in the current job market. Nowadays, design is incorporated everywhere in some form or the other. Advertising, branding, marketing, fashion, education, products, movies; design is used almost everywhere. This, in turn, means the need for design professionals is spread across the globe, and it is ever growing. There are plethora of universities that offer a design degree. However, these universities may lack specialized programs, placements or amenities which are important for a student’s career. One such university that prides itself on providing all this and much more under one roof is UPES.
UPES is a UGC recognized and NAAC accredited, multi-disciplinary university, with sprawling 44-acre campus in the safe and scenic environs of Dehradun. UPES has eight schools offering unique specialised undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The eight schools are School of Law, School of Business, School of Computer Science, School of Engineering, School of Health Sciences, School of Modern Media, School of Smart Agriculture and School of Design. The university offers its students a world-class academic infrastructure, multimedia-enabled classrooms, modern research labs, food courts and amenities for various curricular and extra-curricular activities.
With a primary focus on life-long learning and holistic development of students, UPES graduates are industry-ready and a preferred choice for employers. School of Design has had a track record of 100% placements over the past four years. Some of the key recruiters are General Motors, Studio 34, Autodesk, ID Autoworks, HUION, XP India, Wacom India and the list continues.
The faculty members in UPES School of Design are from top-notch design institutes like NID, IIT, MIT and industry experts across different domains. Teaching the most creative disciplines, faculty members thereby ensure that the university develops well-rounded and accomplished leaders of tomorrow. Moreover, experts from leading industries are invited for course module delivery, creative workshops and course evaluation. Students are also exposed to the industry through internships and live projects.
Students have 24/7 access to the studio space where they can work on their designs, projects and assignments. The facilities and infrastructure of design school enable quality education and extensive learning for every student. ICT-enabled classrooms and studios, Wood and Metal Workshops, Fashion Labs, Cad, Mac and Cintiq Studio, Clay Studio, Paint Studio as well as 3D Printing Machine and Laser Cutting Machine — UPES School of Design has it all! UPES is also an Authorized Training Center for Autodesk.
Student Exchange Program
This one is interesting! Since global exposure is extremely important these days, UPES caters to this as well. Under the student exchange programs, students from UPES are nominated and they get an opportunity to study a semester abroad for credit with a partner university. Same is the case for students from the partner university. They will also get an opportunity to study a semester at UPES. School of Design students were selected to study a semester in Coventry University in the UK, Bilgi, Istanbul, North Dakota State University and Agnes Scott College in the US this year.