The world has officially entered into the 2020’s decade, a decade that will belong to creativity and innovation. The way of life has changed drastically over the last decade wherein our engagement in shaping our own future has become more prominent. Each aspect of life now requires a different approach, a different dimension of thinking, and a different solution. Design is the keyword for this decade. We are having the power to design our own tomorrow. The world of business and industry is looking for creativity and fresher perspectives. If you think you have that creative edge, then it is the best possible time to investigate design as the career of your choice. And look no further than NID to fulfill your career aspirations.
The National Institute of Design was established in the year 1961 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. There are two other campuses namely Post Graduate Campus in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and R&D Campus in Bangalore, Karnataka. The institute is an autonomous body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The courses available at the various campuses include Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Master of Design (M.Des), Graduate Diploma in Design, Doctorate of Philosophy in Design. There is a total of 100 seats for Undergraduate (UG) courses and 285 seats for Postgraduate (PG) courses across all the campuses of NID.
The prospects of B.Des degree
Design surrounds us everywhere, be it in physical spaces or virtual spaces. It determines success. Studying such a degree is a big challenge as it takes up to five years to complete. But it gives you an ideal combination of theoretical and practical skills that will pay off big time in the job market. The B.Des degree is an undergraduate program in the field of design. The course usually deals with the design of a part or unique component of a whole structure. It contains a wide range of specializations from graphic design to interior design all the way up to animation and computer games design. The graduates acquire multiple skills such as logical thinking, project management, and a sharp eye for detail. They will also become experts in customer management and handling the business and institutional needs in the public and private sectors. One of the biggest highlights of a design degree is that it provides a much better foundation for self-employability than other streams. Pay packages for a skilled designer are huge when compared with other profiles. Starting salaries of ₹6 lakhs to ₹8 lakhs are earned by graduates. Numerous government organizations are also providing vacancies for skilled design graduates. They are also entitled to explore a profession in any of the railways, defense services, or nationalized banks. The candidates will have to clear the exams conducted by different governmental organizations such as UPSC, SSC, or PSC for the same.
Though the return on investment (ROI) for design courses is quite high, the limited number of seats and the higher number of candidates competing for the same means that some are bound to miss out. To cater to this gap, the Indian Institute of Technologies namely IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, and IIITDM Jabalpur are inviting applications to design courses through a unified entrance exam known as the UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design). There are a total of 144 seats available for the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programs offered at these institutes which consists of 37 seats at IITB, 56 seats at IITG, 13 seats at IITH, and 38 seats at IITDMJ. Candidates can also seek admission at other institutes that accept the said exam.
One of the biggest plus points of designing is that it provides greater flexibility and versatility to those who practice it. The more the flow of creative ideas the better. You can transcend your imagination and bush the bar higher up.
With the advent of futuristic technology, it is a foregone conclusion that the future of design is promising enough to reach out and take it up as a full-fledged profession. The education industry has already identified its potential which is proved by the number of design courses like in the case of UCEEDthat are coming up nowadays.