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Design Career in India: Scope, Top Colleges, Fees

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: August 01, 2022 01:18 pm IST

Design is expanding its sphere with this fast-moving era. Here is all you need to know about the scope, top colleges, and college fees before choosing a career in design.

Career in Design

Design is a broad field that includes more than just fashion design, and numerous new domains have emerged over the years. With the increasing popularity and introduction of new aesthetic concepts, the Design industry's annual turnover has surpassed every other sector. In the interests of today's generation, the availability of design courses in almost all universities across India has peaked, and an increasing number of students are opting for all types of Designing courses.

Design is a highly evolved field that constantly requires trained and skilled people. It embodies many subfields within it and is further divided into various specialisations. Careers in design have a vast scope and there is a continuous demand for people who are artistic as well as friendly with new techniques of the designing world. Design involves specialisations in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, Textile Design, Transportation Design amongst many others. Some specialisations in Design requires mathematics as a compulsory subject, for instance, Web Design, Robotics Design, and Sound Design.

To make a successful career in design, an individual needs to not only work on artistic skills but is also required to learn the art of paying attention to every tiny detail. A career in designing requires lots of precision and hard work which is not difficult as long as the candidate is making the apt choices. In order to succeed in the designing field, it is very vital to pick out the correct college for admission because an appropriate college can help in shaping the future of the student.

Design Course Highlights 

The following are the highlights for various design courses and degrees:



Branch Name



BID, BDes, MDes, BSc, MSc


  • BID (4 years)
  • BDes (4 years)
  • MDes (2 years)
  • BSc (3 years)
  • MSc (2 years)

Eligibility Criteria

BDes and BSc (10+2 any specialisation)

MDes and MSc (Bachelor's degree)

Admission Process

BDes and BSc (Entrance test / Cut off)

MDes and MSc (Entrance test / Cut off)

Top Entrance Exams


Course Fees

BID, BDes and BSc (INR 20,000 – INR 1,00,000)

MDes and MSc (INR 2,00,000 – INR 3,00,000 per year)

Top Colleges

INIFD Deccan, Pune, INSD PUNE - International School of Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, UID Ahmedabad – United world Institute of Design, ITM Institute of Design and Media, Andheri Campus, Mumbai, World University of Design, Sonipat

Career Options

Interior Designer, Textile Designer, Web Designer, Game Designer, Product Designer, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer

Average Salary

INR 10,00,000 PA

Recruiting Companies

Orient Craft, Snapdeal, Oracle, Pantaloon, Shoppers Stop, Amazon, Benetton, Mumbai Dyeing, Pearl Global

Career Scope of Design in India

Though the field of design is relatively unexplored by today's youth, there is no doubt about the potential that exists in this sector. Because Designing courses have multiple specialisations and subdivisions, it provides a diverse range of options with an equal scope. This industry's creative factor allows everyone to present a different side with new artistic acceptance. The industry's ever-increasing demand for skilled professionals has flooded it with job opportunities. Graphic design, interior design, and animation are among the many fields covered. As the Indian government promotes culture and heritage, it has created numerous job opportunities for people to incorporate these elements into their creations. Regardless of job opportunities, aspirants can also pursue entrepreneurship in this sector and contribute to job creation. Working in multinational corporations or being appointed to government projects are just some of the job opportunities available. And, in today's world, acceptance of the concept of aesthetics has become a critical factor in our ability to provide a creative work side.

With ever-changing technology and booming multinational companies, the demand for designers is increasing at a rapid pace. Companies are always looking for proficient and skilful designers who can cater to the needs of the industry. The career scope in design has expanded with the flourishing design industry. From just a fashion designing course the design industry has grown its network in all directions.

Today, an aspirant can be a fashion designer but it does not end there. Career scope in graphic designing, automobile designing, interior designing, textile designing, animation designing can also be explored.

Mentioned below are some specialisations and job profiles that can be considered in order to build a strong career in design.

Design Specialisation

Job Profile

Average Base Salary (Annual)

Interior Design

INR 3,05,342

Graphic Design

INR 2,99,103

Automobile Design

INR 6,50,000

Web Design

  • Web Designer
  • Front-end Developer
  • Back-end Developer
  • Web Application Developer
  • Design and Layout Analyst

INR 2,74,637

Textile Design

INR 4,07,512

Jewellery Design

INR 4,11,745

Product Design

INR 6,24,054

Industrial Design

  • Industrial Designer

INR 6,04,024

Game Design

INR 5,59,542

Fashion Design

INR 3,84,950

Knitwear Design

  • Knitwear Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Quality Control Personnel
  • Retail Manager

Rs. 4,07,512

Leather Design

INR 3,84,950

Animation Design

  • Animator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Modeller
  • Character Animator
  • 2D Animator
  • 3D Animator

INR 3,30,408

Ceramic Design

INR 3,00,000

Multimedia Design

  • Graphic Designer
  • Animator
INR 3,56,078

An aspirant can go for any undergraduate or postgraduate design programme as per the requirement and interest. There are multiple colleges that offer the aforementioned specialisations and they are acknowledged nationwide for their rigorous curriculum and excellent academic record.

Below mentioned is a list of top colleges that can be considered for making a design career in India.

Top Design Colleges in India

Design colleges in India are plenty in number. A student can circle out a college of his choice as per his aptitude and his preference. It is essential to go through the entire information about design colleges so that the student ends up making a well-informed decision. Mentioned below are some of the top design colleges that can be considered for admission.



International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD-Vashi), Navi Mumbai

INR 1.28 Lakh to INR 1.72 Lakh

SAGE University, Bhopal

INR 40,000 to INR 1 Lakh

Lovely Professional University (LPU)

INR 1.2 Lakh to INR 2.4 Lakh

MIT ADTU - MIT Art Design and Technology University, Pune

INR 3.92 to INR 4.71 Lakh

Koshys Animation & Media School (KAMS), Bangalore

INR 45,000 to INR 1.24 Lakh

Centre for Design Excellence (CODE), Jaipur

INR 50,000 to INR 2.5 Lakh

ROOTS Collegium

INR 70,000 to INR 1.67 Lakh

ARCH Academy of Design

INR 75,000 to INR 3.95 Lakh

Indian Institute of Art and Design, New Delhi

INR 4.3 Lakh to INR 4.68 Lakh

Vogue Institute of Art and Design (VIAD)

INR 53,000 to INR 3.6 Lakh

Best Design Colleges Apart from NID & NIFT: Courses, Fees, Entrance Exams

Note: The fee mentioned above is subject to change.

Design Course Fees

The following are the course fees for various UG, PG, Diploma, and Certificate courses in design:


Minimum Fees (INR)

Maximum Fees (INR)






56.00 K

7.10 K

30.00 Lakhs

13.78 Lakhs


13.78 K

6.31 K

13.39 Lakhs

9.40 Lakhs


1.50 Lakhs

75.00 K

7.44 Lakhs

3.48 Lakhs


9.12 K

4.70 K

20.00 Lakhs

3.18 Lakhs

Also Read:

Top BDes Specialisations in 2022 - What to Choose? Scope and Top Colleges

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Design career in India is extremely popular these days and with the multiple options available in the market there is no need for an explanation behind the hype. Candidates with an artistic outlook and creative skills can definitely explore the field. A career in design guarantees success and heights. The aspirants just need to pick up the correct college and work on their skills because these are major steps that help in shaping the design career ahead.

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