Top Design Colleges in South India: Courses, Fees, Admission Process

Subhashri Roy
Subhashri RoyPublished On: May 15, 2020

Looking for the best design college in South India? Scroll through to find the top 15 colleges in cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, etc along with other details like course fee, admission process, courses offered, etc.

Top Design Colleges in South India

With the digital boom and a constant need of pushing the boundaries of creativity, design has come to the forefront of innovation. Students all across India have started to find interest in design and for students who are looking for the top colleges in South India, read further to find the ideal one for you.

Pursuing design in South Indian cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai makes it easier to embark on a successful design career after completion of popular courses like Bachelor of Design (B.Des), Master of Design (M.Des), Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B.F.Tech), etc. The colleges mentioned in the list below are not only known for their extraordinary course curricula and faculty but also for their placement records and internship opportunities.

Admission to most design courses start at the beginning of every year and most of the top colleges carry out their selection process through admission tests held at national or institute level. To help candidates make an informed decision while choosing the right design institute, we have also added relevant details of an institute like location, courses offered, course fees and admission process.

Top 15 Design Colleges in South India

Here is the list of design colleges in all the popular cities of South India such as Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Guntur, Coimbatore, Madurai, etc.

Name of the College

Location

Course(s) Offered

Fees (approx.)

Admission Process

LISAA School of Design (LISAA)

Bangalore, Karnataka

B.Des

Rs 1,90,000 to Rs 3,00,000

LISAA CAT and marks obtained in the qualifying exam.

Diploma

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

Bangalore, Karnataka

B.Des

NA

NIFT Entrance Exam

B.F.Tech

Master of Fashion Technology (M.F.Tech)

M.Des

Master of Fashion Management (M.F.M)

Vogue Institute of Art and Design (VIAD), Bangalore

Bangalore, Karnataka

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)

Rs 93,200 to Rs 3,58,000

Vogue Entrance Exam/Merit in the qualifying exam

Bachelor of Visual Arts (B.V.A)

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

M.Sc

Diploma

International Business School Washington (IBSW)

Bangalore, Karnataka

B.Sc

Rs 1,25,000 Rs 3,70,000

Aptitude Test conducted by the institute

Diploma

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

B.Des

Rs 88,000

NIFT Entrance Exam

B.F.Tech

M.Des

M.F.M

Ramaiah Univerisity of Applied Sciences (RUAS)

Bangalore, Karnataka

B.Des

Rs 1,75,000

SAT score

M.Tech

M.Phil

M.Sc

M.Des

KL University - (KLU), Guntur

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

Rs 2,25,000

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

Hyderabad, Telangana

B.Des

Rs 10,000 to Rs 30,000

Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED), Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)

M.Des

St. Francis College for Women (SFCW)

Hyderabad, Telangana

Certificate in Fashion Designing

NA

Marks obtained in the qualifying exam.

T. John Group of Institutions

Bangalore, Karnataka

B.Sc

Rs 65,000

NA

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

Kannur, Kerala

B.Des

Rs 1,96,000

NIFT Entrance Exam

B.F.Tech

M.Des

M.F.M

Rathinam Group of Institutions (RGI)

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

B.Sc

Rs 70,000

Marks obtained in the qualifying exam.

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

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

B.Des

Rs 90,000

Marks obtained in the qualifying exam.

Anna School of Science & Management

Madurai, Tamil Nadu

B.Sc

Rs 40,000 to Rs 90,000

NA

Diploma

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) - Deemed to be University

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc)

Rs 2,43,000

Design Aptitude Test Conducted by HITS

B.Des

Also Read:B.Des Vs B.F.Tech - Which is Better?

Other Popular Design Institutes in South India

Here are some other top design institutes in the southern part of the country:

Also Read: Fashion Designing Courses: Duration, Fees and Colleges

​Before you apply to any of the mentioned colleges, go through the eligibility criteria for the course as it may differ from college to college. Most colleges shortlist candidates on the basis of their performance in personal interviews along with entrance exams or the qualifying exam.

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