IIT Guwahati B.Des Admissions 2021: Eligibility, Fees & Placements

Subhashri Roy
Subhashri RoyPublished On: October 23, 2020 | UCEED

The details of IIT Guwahati B.Des admissions 2021 are provided in this article. Candidates interested in pursuing the course can find all the relevant information regarding B.Des admissions IIT Guwahati here.

B.Des at IIT Guwahati

The course of Bachelor of Design (B.Des) offered by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati attracts a number of students every year. The Department of Design (DoD) at IIT Guwahati comprises a pure diversity of roles that offer a spectrum of possibilities in the field of design. At IIT Guwahati, the B.Des course incorporates all the finer disciplines of design which help students explore all the other domains, find an opportunity to innovate and a much wider career scope in the future.

IIT Guwahati aims to prepare students with the methodical approaches to handle problems like human engineering, consumer behaviours, cognitive psychology, aesthetics, etc. It is, in fact, one of the thirteen departments at IIT Guwahati. Apart from the UG programme, the institute also offers M.Des (Master of Design) and PhD in the field of design. This article shall run you through all the admission related details including B.Des at IIT Guwahati Eligibility Criteria, Fees, Course Curriculum, and so forth.

IIT Guwahati B.Des Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates seeking admission to the B.Des course of IIT Guwahati must satisfy the below-mentioned criteria:

  • As the admission to the course is based on the candidate's UCEED score, the eligibility criteria laid down by the conducting body of UCEED shall be followed:
  • Age Limit- Must have been born on or after October 1, 1996, if the candidates belong to the OPEN/OBC-NCL/EWS category and, on or after October 1, 1991, if belonging to the ST/SC/PWD categories.
  • The candidate must have obtained a valid score of UCEED held in the year of admission.
  • The applicant must have qualified 10+2 or equivalent in the current year.
  • Candidates may have qualified 12th in Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects.
  • Candidates passing the qualifying examination in the same year or awaiting results can also apply.

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IIT Guwahati B.Des Selection Process 2021

Candidates are selected only on the basis of their performance in UCEED. UCEED is conducted by Indian Institute of Bombay (IIT) for candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor Degree course in Design (B.Des). UCEED 2021 is held at different centres across India. According to the procedure laid down by IIT Bombay, candidates shall be admitted through the below-mentioned process:

  • The seats are allocated on a provisional basis to the candidates based on their choices, the number of seats available according to the seat matrix and UCEED ranks of the year.
  • The certificates provided by the candidates shall be verified by the authority. If found in order, the candidate gets a seat allotment letter. after which the candidate may either choose to freeze or float.
  • In case the candidate wants to freeze the seat, an amount of Rs. 60,000 shall be paid through the common payment portal. Seat Acceptance Fee for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories shall be Rs. 15,000.

The following rules shall be followed for the joint seat allotment:

  • If the selected candidates do not pay the seat acceptance fee before the last date, their admission shall be cancelled.
  • The same shall be filled in the next rounds of seat allotment.
  • If a candidate is given his/her first choice of the institute, the candidate shall be given the change to either accept or decline the offer.
  • If a candidate is given his/her second or third choice of the institute, the candidate can either accept or accept with the option to be considered for the first choice of the institute (Float).
  • If the candidate selects "Freeze" in any of the rounds, he/she cannot participate in further rounds of seat allotment.
  • If the candidate chooses to 'float', he/she shall be considered for the subsequent seat allotment rounds and if the candidate is offered with his/her higher preference of institute, then they will either take it or continue with the previously accepted institute.
  • After choosing the 'float' option, if the candidate gets the seat of his/her higher preference, then the currently accepted seat shall be considered forfeited.
  • The seat acceptance fee shall be adjusted against the institute fees of the admitting institute at the time of admission.
  • If a candidate wants to withdraw during the end of the first round or before the end of the second round after payment of the seat acceptance fee, the candidate shall get a refund after deducting cancellation and processing charges of Rs. 3,000. No refund shall be allowed after the end of last round.
  • Candidates will not be able to withdraw an accepted or allotted seat after the result of the last round of seat allocation is announced.

IIT Guwahati B.Des Course Fee 2021

The total course fee for the four-year B.Des course offered by IIT Guwahati has been given below:

For SC/ST/PwD students

Rs. 49,530

Other Economically Backward Students who Parents' Annual Income is below 1 Lakh and 5 Lakhs in the last Financial Year

Rs. 82,863

Most Economically Backward Students who Parents' Annual Income is below 1 Lakh in the last Financial Year

Rs. 49,530

All other students

Rs. 1,49,530

Note: The course fee is subject to change every year.

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IIT Guwahati B.Des Placements

Apart from the curriculum, the placements at the Department of Design (DoD) of IIT Guwahati boast an excellent record. Before the placement process begins for the year, IIT Guwahati makes its students get acquainted with the various aspects of campus placements including interview, tests, guidance, etc. Every year, top design companies from around the world visit the IIT Guwahati premises for its campus placements and recruit students with high packages.

Career Roles:

B.Des graduates get successfully placed in the following domains:

  • New media and Game Design
  • Usability Engineering
  • Product Development and Design (consumer products, electrical appliances etc.)
  • Transportation Design (automotive design, personal transportation)
  • Human-Computer Interfaces and Interaction Design
  • Design and Management Consultancies
  • Exhibition and Experience Design
  • E-learning & Web Technologies
  • Tangible User Interfaces
  • System Design and Information Architecture
  • Print, Graphic Design, Television and Multimedia Technologies
  • Control Panels and Instrumentation Systems Design
  • Virtual Reality and Simulation
  • Physical Computing

Internships at IIT Guwahati:

Internships are a very important part of the B.Des curriculum at IIT Guwahati. Few of the organisations where IIT Guwahati B.Des students have done internships have been listed below:

  • Oracle
  • IBM
  • HCL
  • Xerox PARC
  • Juniper
  • Godrej, etc.

Top Recruiters

Few of the corporates who have actively participated in the campus placements of IIT Guwahati are mentioned below:

  • Trilogy
  • Fair Isaac
  • Kanbay
  • Infosys
  • Crompton Greaves
  • Videocon
  • Cognizant
  • TCS
  • Wipro
  • Fluent India
  • TAFE
  • Virtusa India
  • Mindtree
  • FICO
  • Mahindra & Mahindra

IIT Guwahati B.Des Course Curriculum 2021

The course curriculum for the course of B.Des at IIT Guwahati has been given in detail below:

1st Year:

Introduction to Design

Elements of Design

Engineering Drawing

Representation Techniques

Sports and Games/Performing Arts II

Sports and Games/Performing Arts I

Basic Electronics Laboratory

Engineering Mechanics

Introduction to Computing

Principles of Visual Design

Form, Order and Structure

Visualization and Illustration

Tinkering Studio

Computing Laboratory

Electrical Sciences


2nd Year:

Introduction to Design

Photography and Videography

Design Drawing and Illustration Techniques

Introduction to Design

Elements of From

Elements of From I

Digital Imaging

Modelling and Simulation Techniques

Introduction to Ergonomics

Introduction to Graphic Design

Fundamentals of Ergonomics

Materials and Processes

Graphic Representation Techniques

Elements of Drawing

Plastics and Composites


3rd Year:

Graphic Design Studio

Design Analysis

Introduction to Interaction Design

Indian Symbology And Communication

Product Analysis

Elements of Form II

Design Project I

Product Design Modeling and Simulation

Design Methodology

System Approach to Design

Physical Computing

Photography Basics

Design Ergonomics

Product Planning and Strategy

Communication Theory

Fine Mechanics and Movements

Animation Fundamentals

Instructional Design and Multimedia

Applied Ergonomics

Animation Fundamentals

Elements of Videography

Digital Media in Design

Design Project II A

Art Design and Society

Tangible Interfaces

Product Design

4th Year:

Design Project III

Design Management and Professional Practice

Media Study and Analysis

Interactive Communication Project

Project I

New Media Studies

Interdisciplinary Design Project

Advanced Manufacturing and Processes

Design Management

Project II

Furniture Design

Design Exhibition Project

Project – Phase I

Project Phase II

Design Seminar


Top B.Des Colleges in India

Check out the list of the top B.Des colleges in India. In order to apply for a hassle-free admission to any desired college, you can either click on the links provided below or dial the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free).

College NameCollege Location
Indus University (IU)Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Swarrnim Startup And Innovation University (SSIU)Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Uttaranchal UniversityDehradun, Uttarakhand
Amity UniversityLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Mansarovar Global University (MGU)Sehore, Madhya Pradesh
Vadodara Institute of Engineering (VIER)Vadodara, Gujarat
Suresh Gyan Vihar University - SGVUJaipur, Rajasthan
Apeejay Institute of Design (AID)New Delhi, Delhi
Garware Institute of Career Education and Development (GICED), University of MumbaiMumbai, Maharashtra
Jagran Lakecity University (JLU)Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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