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Kerala B.Des Admissions 2021: Eligibility, Dates, Top Colleges, Selection Process

Subhashri Roy
Subhashri RoyPublished On: April 05, 2021

Check out all about Kerala B.Des admissions 2021 including the highlights of the course, eligibility criteria, application process, selection process, important dates, top colleges, etc. for the UG design course.

Kerala B.Des Admissions

This century is all about design and creativity, isn’t it? Another fact is that Kerala has seen a constant rise in the number of design aspirants over the past few years. If you are someone with a creative edge who is seeking admission to B.Des in the state, you can find all about Kerala B.Des Admission in this article.

The notification for B.Des Admission in the state will be released by the conducting authority. Kerala’s Commissioner of Entrance Exams (CEE) specifies different parameters that B.Des candidates need to satisfy for admission to the state’s top design colleges.

Here are the relevant details for Kerala B.Des admissions 2021 including the highlights of the course, eligibility criteria, application process, selection process, important dates for the UG design course, etc.

Kerala B.Des Admissions Highlights 2021

Bachelor of Design (B.Des) is a full-time four-year undergraduate design course which is offered by many top design institutes in the state of Kerala. Following are the main highlights of Kerala B.Des Admission 2021:



Name of the course

Bachelor of Design (B.Des)


Four Years (8 Semesters)

Admission Start Date

April 2021

Selection Process

National-Level/Institute-Level Entrance Exam


10+2 with 50% aggregate marks

​About Kerala B.Des Admissions 2021

Admission to B.Des in Kerala is primarily done on the candidate’s score in entrance exams like UCEED, NID DAT, NATA, NIFT Entrance Exam, etc. Each exam is organised by a separate conducting body which is also responsible for announcing their respective cut-offs and holding a counselling process. All the relevant information for enrollment in any of the top design colleges offering B.Des in Kerala can be checked below. This includes admission dates, eligibility criteria, selection process, top colleges, fees, reservation policy and so on.

Kerala B.Des Admissions Dates 2021

The application process for B.Des admissions or the entrance exams usually begins in the online mode every year. Find the important dates related to Kerala B.Des Admissions for the upcoming academic year:



Application Release Date

To be Announced

Last Date of Application

To be Announced

Submission of the qualifying examination DocumentsTo be Announced

Release of Merit List

To be Announced

Start of Academic Session

To be Announced

Kerala B.Des Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) course in Kerala must meet the eligibility criteria given as under:

Entrance Exams

  • For the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) and Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED), candidates must have qualified +2 in the science stream.

  • For the National Institute of Design - Design Aptitude Test (NID-DAT), candidates from any stream will be considered eligible for the entrance examination.

Academic Qualification

  • The candidate must have qualified 10+2 from an institute approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University.

  • The candidate must have obtained not less than 50% aggregate marks in 12th standard.

Also Read: Symbiosis B.Des Admissions 2021

Kerala B.Des Application Process 2021

All the candidates seeking admission to the B.Des course must apply online through the official website of CEE, Kerala.

  • Find the link “ “Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Course 2021 - Online Application” and click on it.

  • Register yourself by entering your mobile number, email ID and creating a password. This will general a unique application number which will be displayed on the screen.

  • Fill the application form. It is advised that candidates keep all the relevant documents handy while filling it in.

  • Pay the online application through two payment methods- Online Payment or e-Challan.

  • Upload signature and a photograph of the candidate along with other required documents and certificates.

  • After uploading all the necessary documents/certificates, take a printout of the confirmation page.

Note- The application process for all the other institutes that conduct separate entrance exams at the institute level will have a different application process.

Kerala B.Des Selection Process 2021

B.Des admission or the selection of a B.Des aspirant in the state of Kerala shall be done through design entrance exams like UCEED, NID DAT (Mains) and NATA. The ranking for admission shall be based on marks secured in class 12 marks. Some institutes may also conduct a separate admission test for B.Des Admission which may be followed by a round personal interview.

Entrance Exams Accepted by Top B.Des Colleges in Kerala 2021

The Commissioner for Entrance Exams, Kerala, shall admit candidates on the basis of the score obtained in certain design entrance exams held at the national level. The entrance exams accepted by top design colleges in the state include the following:

Name of the Entrance Exam

Date of Exam

Undergraduate Common Entrance Exam for Design (UCEED) 2021

January 18, 2021

National Institute of Design - Design Aptitude Test (NID-DAT) 2021

Prelims- December 29, 2020

Mains- June 22, 2021 onwards

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2021

Phase 1: August 29, 2021

Phase 2: September 12, 2021

NIFT Entrance Exam 2021

March 13, 2021

Documents Required for B.Des Admission in Kerala

The list of documents that must be produced for Kerala B.Des Admission 2020 is given below:

  • Digital copies of Photo and Signature

  • Score Card of the entrance exam

  • Qualifying Examination Mark Sheet (Class XII or equivalent)

  • EWS/OBC-NCL/SC/ST Certificate (if applicable)

  • PwD Certificate and OCI/PIO Card (if applicable)

  • Income Certificate

  • Inter-Caste Marriage Certificate

Note: Candidates who are found to have submitted invalid/fake documents will not be permitted to seek admission. His/her admission shall be cancelled there and then.

Kerala B.Des Admission Reservation Policy 2021

B.Des colleges in Kerala must abide by the reservation policies of the Kerala government. The competent authorities will offer reservation to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ SEBC/ OEC candidates who satisfy the following conditions:

  • The caste/community of the father will be considered to prove the candidate’s caste who is a child of an inter-caste married couple. He/she will be eligible for educational benefits eligible to SC/STs in the state of Kerala and must be allowed to receive all the educational benefits until the end of the B.Des course.

  • While General category candidates will have to pay the application fee of Rs. 500, SC/ST candidates have to pay Rs. 200 only.

  • The SC/ST candidates must have an original community certificate obtained from the Revenue officer who is not below the rank of Tahsildar.

  • The SEBC/OEC candidates must obtain an original Non-Creamy layer certificate from the Village Officer concerned in the available proforma.

Also Read: UPSEE B.Des Syllabus: Check Important Topics, Best Books

Top Kerala B.Des Colleges and Fees

Given below is the list of top colleges in Kerala for B.Des along with the annual fees and location:

Name of the College


Course Fee (Annually)

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kannur

NIFT Campus,



Kannur - 670 562(Kerala)

Rs. 2,70,900

Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Kottayam

Priyadarsini Hills P.O., Kottayam – 686 560

Rs. 39,000

Assumption College, Kottayam


Kottayam- 686101

Kerala, India

Rs. 62,000

Institute of Fashion Technology, Kerala

IFTK Campus,

Vellimon West PO, Kundara,

Kollam – 691511

Rs. 1,03,000

Kerala Institute of Design, Kollam

Chandanathope, Kollam, Kerala -691014


Top Colleges for B.Des Admissions in India

Some of the top-notch colleges from all across the country are mentioned below.

College Name


Jagran Lakecity University (JLU)

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University - (MJRP)

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Lovely Professional University (LPU)

Jalandhar, Punjab

Graphic Era Hill University Dehradun Campus (GEHU)

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Dr. M.G.R. Educational And Research Institute (DRMGRERI)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Indus University (IU)

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Apeejay Stya University (ASU)

Gurugram, Haryana

World University of Design (WUD)

Sonepat, Haryana

Shri Rawatpura Sarkar University (SRU)

Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Ansal University [AU]

Gurugram, Haryana

To take admission in any of the desired B.Des College, feel free to fill the Common Application Form. You can also directly connect with our admission experts by simply dialling 1800-572-9877 (toll-free). 

For the latest Kerala B.Des Admissions 2020 updates, stay tuned to CollegeDekho. If you have any doubts pertaining to Kerala B.Des admissions, please post your query at Q & A section of CollegeDekho.

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Which documents are to be uploaded in the application form for Kerala B.Des admissions?

You will have to upload your photograph and signature in the application form for Kerala B.Des admissions.

Which other exams are accepted for Kerala B.Des admissions?

Some other national level design entrance exams accepted for B.Des admissions in Kerala include UCEED, NID DAT, NIFT Entrance Exam, and NATA.

How are students selected for B.Des admissions in Kerala?

Most of the design colleges in Kerala conduct an entrance exam or accept the scores of some national level entrance exams for selecting students.

What is the duration of B.Des in Kerala?

The duration of a B.Des degree is 4 years and the same is followed in the design institutes of Kerala.

Who is the conducting body of Kerala B.Des admissions?

The Commissioner of Entrance Exams (CEE) of Kerala is responsible for specifying the eligibility criteria and other details related to B.Des admissions in Kerala.


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