Universal Design Eligibility, Admission Process, Top Recruiters

Universal Design is master's program which focuses on the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. An environment (or any building, product, or service in that environment) should be designed to meet the needs of all people who wish to use it. The fundamental condition of a good design is that it should be accessible by people of all category. If an environment is accessible, usable, convenient and a pleasure to use and everyone benefits from it. By considering the diverse needs and abilities of all throughout the design process, universal design creates products, services and environments that meet peoples' needs.

Universal Design is a master’s program whose curriculum will broadly focus on, Universal design thinking & research, strategic approaches towards meaningful differentiators, contextual innovation methods, smart technologies, social & cultural studies, participative design development process. 


Top Colleges:

National Institute of Design (NID), Bangalore

National Institute of Design (NID), Gandhinagar

D J ACADEMY OF DESIGN ( DJAD) , Coimbatore


Course Highlights:

Candidates with a bachelors degree in any stream can go for a masters' in Universal Design.


Courses and Eligibility:

Courses
Duration
Eligibility
Entrances
B. Des3 years10+2 with minimum required marksNID DAT
M. Des2 yearsCandidate must have completed a bachelor degree in any discipline of minimum 3-year duration from recognized university/ institute.
NID DAT


Top Recruiters:

Adidas

Adobe

Ashok Leyland

Cognizant

ebay

Godrej and Boyce

Infosys

JP Morgan Chase

LG Electronics

Logitech

Mahindra and Mahindra

Malabar Gold

Maruti Suzuki

Microsoft

Mind Tree

Tanishq

Tata Motors

Wipro

Admission Process:

The candidates can take admission into the institution on the basis of their merit list in the respective exam (NID Exam).

The students have to face DAT (Design Aptitude Test) prelim and main by the National Institute of Design.

 Only those candidates with the score of 40% and above will be eligible for the admission.

Syllabus:

Fundamentals of Structure 

Fundamentals of Design 

Building Services 

Professional Practice

Environment effects, etc

Skills Required:

Creativity

Curiosity

Good Writing Ability

Re-engineering Skills

Good communication skills

strategic and smart

Good Problem Solving Skills

Sense of Creativity

Space Planning Skill

Strong Computer Skill


Top Entrances:

NID DAT (Design Aptitude Test)

Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University Entrance Test (CEPT)



Career Prospectus:

Job post
Job description
Salary
Universal Designerrenovate spaces in order to make them more accessible. Often, these designs are used to renovate spaces for elderly people and people with special needs; however, universal designs can benefit anyone.
up to 35 lakhs



FAQ's:

Q: What is the entrance to apply for Universal design?
A: The entrance to apply for Universal design is NID DAT & CEPT, etc.


Q: What is the job role of a Universal designer?
A: The job role of a Universal designer is to renovate spaces in order to make them more accessible. Often, these designs are used to renovate spaces for elderly people and people with special needs; however, universal designs can benefit anyone.


Q: Who are the top recruiters for Universal Designer?
A: The top recruiters for Universal Designer are-

Adidas

Adobe

Ashok Leyland

Cognizant

ebay

Godrej and Boyce

Infosys

JP Morgan Chase

LG Electronics, etc


Q: What is the expected salary of a Universal Designer?
A: The salary of a Universal designer is up to 35 lakhs depending upon his/her work experience.

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