IIT Delhi to start offering Bachelors in Design (B.Des) Courses from next year, 2020-2021.Admission to the courses will be based on the ranks in UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination Design) exam Comducted by the IITs and IISc
IIT Delhi is going to open the Undergraduate Design course as per recommendation of The National Design Policy which was released in 2011. The establishment of design department in all the IITs leading to the increase number of design Courses at the Institutes.
A candidates Technical skills may come under the ambit of engineering education,but with the change in the market dynamics design aesthetics is a essential to give shape to tech empowered products."This may explain why IITs are offering a 4-year Bachelors Degree in Design(B.Des) Course.Evidentky there is a Huge demand for designers who can work along with Engineers
Said Mr.Ramgopal Rao,director,IIT Delhi Talking to the Times of India.
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However Design Courses is not new to the IITs.Several IITs including those in Bombay,Delhi,Guwahati,Kanpur,Madras and Hyderabad have been offering Master's Courses in design since 80s and90s. Among these institutes IIT Guwahati,IIT Bombay,IIT Hyderabad have design programs at the Under graduate level.
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