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M.Des Admission 2022: Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Specializations, Selection Process

Harleen Kaur
Harleen KaurUpdated On: March 16, 2022 12:26 am IST | NID DAT

M.Des Admission 2022 is conducted through several entrance examinations conducted by the universities and colleges. Check out the important dates, eligibility criteria, specialization, selection process here below.  

M.Des Admission 2022: Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Specializations, Selection Process

M. Des (Master of Design) is a 2-year full-time postgraduate degree program pursued by candidates having an interest in the artistic field of design. After M. Des candidates get offers from both the private and the government sector with average salary ranges between INR 3 – INR 9 LPA. M. Des graduates get to work in the industries like designing, fashion, crafting, special needs, textile, media, publications, etc. To be eligible for the M. Des course, the candidates must be having a qualifying degree in Design/Architecture/ Interior design/ Fine arts or in any stream with a minimum of 50% marks secured from a recognized university/institution. The average annual fees for M. Des are range from INR 1 L - 3 L annually.

Under this designing course, candidates are provided with a wide range of specializations such as Automation Designs, Fashion Design, Architectural Design, Gaming Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, etc. Admissions to M. Des course is primarily done based on merit list or entrance examination. To get admission to the reputed colleges or universities of design one has to clear entrance exams like CEED and other examinations. Once the entrance exam is cleared, candidates have to sit for interview rounds conducted by the university to get through the admission process.

Also Read:Private Colleges in India offering Scholarships for Design Admission

M. Des Admission 2022 Important Dates

M. Des Admission 2022 is primarily done based on entrance examinations conducted at the national and university level. There is no entrance exam at the state level for M. Des admission. Here is the list of top M. Des Colleges in India along with their application deadlines and accepted exams are tabulated below:

Name of College

Accepted Entrance Exams

Application Dates

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad


5th October – 6th December 2021

Industrial Design Centre IIT Bombay


9th September – 11th November 2021

Arch Academy of Design


To be notified

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai


3rd December 2021 - 17th January 2022

Pearl Academy, Mumbai

Pearl Academy Entrance Exam

Last Date – 31st January 2022

National Institute of Design, Gandhi Nagar


3rd December 2021 – 17th January 2022

Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune


25th October 2021 – 24th January 2022

National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad


3rd December 2021 - 17th January 2022

National Institute of Design, Vijayawada


5th October 5 – 6th December 2021

Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, Jaipur


29th December – March 2022

Also Read:Features to be Considered before Choosing a Design School

M. Des Admission 2022 Entrance Exam Date

Tabulated below is a list of some of the M. Des 2022 Entrance Examination along with their Registration Dates.

Entrance Exam

Registration Date

Date of Examination


3rd December 2021 – 17th January 2022

6th February 2022


9th September 2021- 11th November 2021 (Closed)

23rd January 2022


To be notified

To be notified


5th October – 6th December 2021

2nd January 2022

Also Read: How to Pursue Design After Studying Science in 12th

M. Des Admission 2022 Application Form

The application form for M. Des course is released by the colleges or universities on its own on their defined registrations dates. Candidates are required to keep a check on their interested colleges/universities for applying and fill in the registration form for the admission process. Candidates can adhere to the following mentioned steps for completing the application process:

Step 1: Candidates are required to visit the official website of the institute/college/university they wish to apply for.

Step 2: Candidates can check the given eligibility criteria and admission procedures for the respective the institute/college/university.

Step 3: Candidates can start the admission process by filling in the application form with the required personal and academic details.

Step 4: Candidates can submit the required documents in the defined dimensions mentioned on the website.

Step 5: Lastly, candidates can submit the application form by paying the registration fee (if any).

Also Read: M .Des Admission 2022 Syllabus

M. Des Admission 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The applicants must meet the following mentioned minimum eligibility criteria for M. Des course:

  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in Design or in any stream with a minimum aggregate of 50% from a recognized university/institute.
  • The applicant must have qualified for the entrance examination conducted for the design courses.

In addition, there is no upper age limit for the applicants applying for the M. Des course.

M. Des Admission 2022 Specializations

M. Des (Master of Design) has various specializations in the field of fashion & textile, communication, graphics and etc. The top 5 popular specializations are mentioned below: 

1. M. Des in Fashion Designing

Fashion Designing specialization deals with fashion and its industry. Candidates who aspire to design clothes and apparel can pursue this course.

Average Annual Fees


Average Annual Salary


2. M. Des in Interior Designing

Interior designing focuses on generating creative ideas to design, recreate and decorate the interiors of the house/workspaces. The candidates who are passionate about creating new designs and good at resource management can perform well in this career with this course.

Average Annual Fees 


Average Annual Salary 


List of Top M.Des in Interior Designing colleges in India

3. M. Des in Communication Studies

Fashion communication is a wide concept and has various patterns/branches to follow ahead. Candidates who are eager enough to indulge in designing various communication patterns can take up this specialization course.

Average Annual Fees 


Average Annual Salary


4. M. Des in Industrial Design

Industrial design deals with the study of curating products that are to be manufactured for market use. Candidates who are interested in designing and manufacturing the product for market use can opt for this specialization course.

Average Annual Fees 

INR 1.50 – INR 2.50 LPA

Average Annual Salary 


5. M. Des in Game Design

This specialization is one of the most popular design courses nowadays. In this new era, every day new games are getting launched in the market. Candidates who are interested in creating the structure of the game to designing the software, aspiring gaming designers can choose this course.

Average Annual Fees 


Average Annual Salary 


Other M. Des Specializations:

 M.Des in Textile Design

M.Des in Automobile Design

M.Des in Jewellery Design

M.Des in Exhibition Design

M. Des in Graphic Design

M.Des in Interactive Design

M.Des in Transportation Design

M.Des in Furniture Design

M.Des in Footware Design

M.Des in Web Design

Also Read:List of Top Design Colleges in India

M. Des Admission 2022 Selection Process

The admission process to the various M. Des courses is done based on scores secured in the entrance examination conducted by the different conducting bodies. This academic year, due to covid, there has been a delay in the selection process of M. Des Admission 2022. However, with the overall relaxation of lockdown, the admission process is likely to begin soon.

Selection Process

  • After submitting the application form, the eligible applicants get the admit card for the entrance examination for M. Des Admission 2022.
  • Candidates are required to appear for the entrance examination at the allotted centre on the examination date.
  • If the candidates qualify for the entrance examination, then they can appear for the following counselling sessions conducted by the colleges for the final admission to the M. Des course.

Also Read: B.Des Admissions in India 2022

The candidates opting for M. Des Admission 2022 academic session can refer to this article and keep an eye on this page for further updates. If you have any questions, visit our QnA section and feel free to post your queries.

For further news/articles and updates related to M. Des Admissions 2022, stay tuned to CollegeDekho.


Which is best NID or NIFT?

Based on the ranking and survey, since five out of ten top designing institutes are NIFTs therefore, NIFT is considered to be better than NID. However, some students consider NID better than NIFT.

What is the cut off for NIDs?

The expected cut off for admission to different NIDs ranges between 70 - 50 percentile for various M.Des courses.

Can I pursue M.Des after Bachelors in Arts programme?

Yes, the candidates are eligible to apply for M.Des after completing an undergraduate course in B.A. from any recocgnized university.

Which is considered to the best course in designing?

The best course of designing is Fashion designing which is arguably the best course in this stream. Fashion desigining is the most pursued course by the applicants therefore, considered to be the best amongst students.

Which is the best college for designing in India?

the best designing college in india is National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. Based on reviews it is considered to be the best for designing in India.


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