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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 was released in the month of March 2020. 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 2020 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 2020
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 2020:
Name of the course
Bachelor of Design (B.Des)
Four Years (8 Semesters)
Admission Start Date
National-Level/Institute-Level Entrance Exam
10+2 with 50% aggregate marks
About Kerala B.Des Admissions 2020
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 2020
The application process for B.Des admissions or the entrance exams usually begins in the month of December/January every year. Find the important dates related to Kerala B.Des Admissions for the upcoming academic year:
Application Release Date
March 6, 2020
Last Date of Application
May 25, 2020 (Extended)
|Submission of the qualifying examination Documents||September 23 to September 28, 2020|
Release of Merit List
To Be Declared
Start of Academic Session
To Be Declared
Kerala B.Des Eligibility Criteria 2020
Candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) course in Kerala must meet the eligibility criteria given as under:
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.
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 2020
Kerala B.Des Application Process 2020
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 2020 - 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 2020
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 2020
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) 2020
January 18, 2020
National Institute of Design - Design Aptitude Test (NID-DAT) 2020
Prelims- December 29, 2019
Mains- June 22, 2020 onwards
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2020
Phase 1: August 29, 2020
Phase 2: September 12, 2020
NIFT Entrance Exam 2020
March 13, 2020
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)
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 2020
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.
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)
Kannur - 670 562(Kerala)
Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Kottayam
Priyadarsini Hills P.O., Kottayam – 686 560
Institute of Fashion Technology, Kerala
Vellimon West PO, Kundara,
Kollam – 691511
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.
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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).