India’s design market has boomed immensely and wherever we look, there is design incorporated in some form or another. Design is used in advertising, marketing, branding, fashion, interiors, products, movies and more. This boom of design professionals is spread across the nation, especially in the metro cities; and it is ever-growing. 

With such an immense scope of growth for design in India, it becomes indispensable to learn the knick-knacks of design from experts who provide an accurate career path for students. UPES, a prestigious educational institute offers various specialisations from product design to fashion, there’s everything under the roof. UPES School of Design has had a track record of 100% placements over the past four years.

A creative learning ecosystem, that spans global technologies and tools, is a prime focus at the UPES School of Design. Digital transformation, design thinking, branding and creative strategies are the various components that enrich the curriculum. The faculty takes special care in nurturing young, feisty and creative talent, guiding them and directing them to their true potential in creating innovative designs. Designs and solutions that are not just part of their creative psyche, but those that add value to the society as well. The infrastructure comprises high-end computer workstations, vacuum-forming machines, and spray-painting booths, among other creative learning aids.  

UPES students have free access to over 3900 global courses, alumni support through funding and placements and a free four-week study abroad program. Moreover, the university offers a 25% scholarship to all girl students.

Eligibility Criteria of UPESDAT 2020

For B.Des Programs:

Exam Pathway:

  • Minimum 50% marks in Higher and Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)
  • Non-Exam Pathway:
    • Board Merit- Minimum 60% marks in class X and XII (Any Stream)
    • UCEED- AIR rank upto 2499 (with minimum 50% marks in class X and XII)
    • NIFT & NID – 50% and above (with minimum 50% marks in class X and XII)

For M.Des Programs:

  • Minimum 50% marks in Higher and Senior Secondary Level (10th & 12th)
  • B.Des/ B. Tech / BE in any discipline / B. Arch / BVA/ BFA 4 years with minimum 50% marks or 3-year degree such as B.Sc/BA/BFA/BVA in Applied Art/Design of any other relevant disciplines (with min. 50% marks) + 1 year of relevant industry experience OR

2 years M.Sc/M.Tech in Computer Science (Hons), Computer Science and Engineering, IT subjects/domains (only for Interaction Design). Or equivalent.

  • Non-Exam Pathway:
    • Board Merit- Minimum 60% marks in class X and XII (Any Stream)
    • UCEED: Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII with valid JEE MAIN/UCEED scores
    • CEED- AIR rank upto 633

Last Date To Apply – 1st July, 2020

Date of examination- 4th & 5th July, 2020.

Mode – Online

Test window timings – 9.30 am to 12.30 pm(student can login anytime between this)

Test duration –

90 Minutes (Exam – 60 minutes and Interview – 30 minutes) for exam category

30 minutes for non exam category (Interview only)

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