D J Academy of Design - DJAD
D J Academy of Design (DJAD) proffers courses such as Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Design/Communication Design. The D J Academy of Design belongs to the illustrious GKD Charity Trust, set up in 1983 by the industrialist par excellence, (Late) Cavalier Dr. G.K.Devarajulu. His pioneering efforts saw the emergence of Coimbatore on the global industrial map and the LMW Group as a major force to reckon with. The Group now comprises a staggering 20 companies with LMW being the flagship brand. The D J Academy is carrying forward the legacy of Dr. G.K. Devarajulu in the noble sphere of education. The Academy has two wings – The D J Academy for Managerial Excellence (DJAME) and D J Academy of Design (DJAD). It is a remarkable initiative towards harnessing the potential of future Managers and Designers. Senior Faculty members who are experienced in teaching at National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, handle most of the courses at D J Academy of Design. Apart from that, practicing Design Professionals are also involved in teaching here as visiting Faculty. DJAD started with a joint certification program with National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. DJAD is also a founder member of the Indian Design Institutes Alliance IDIAI which has formed NEED (National Entrance Examination in Design)].
DJAD is an educational member of International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). ICISD counts over 160 members in more than 50 countries representing approximately 150,000 Designers. The aim of ICSID is to strengthen Industrial Design through Research, Advocacy and Collaboration between Organizations, Nations and Designers. From India, other members of ICSID are the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad and Industrial Design Centre (IDC) IIT, Mumbai. DJAD has an academic collaboration with the prestigious North Umbria University, UK.
Placements are something that every student looks for in an institute. This is an aspect of the design course where DJAD has an excellent track record and it comes as no surprise given the extensive grooming that each student goes through over the 4 years of UG and 3 Years of PG at the course.
Career Planning is an integral part of the DJAD course curriculum. The HR and Placement Cell of DJAD is fully aware of the new challenges and opportunities that are opening up in the industry / Studio today. Once the student is enrolled for a course, career grooming begins immediately. The HR and Placement Cell facilitates on-campus company presentations, annual careers fair and selection interviews to give students the best advantage.
DJAD is dedicated to helping students make sound career decisions and help them undertake highly effective internships, diploma projects and personal job searches. From the first semester onwards, we offer workshops and individual support for students in self assessment and career assessment. DJAD is situated in the industrial belt of Coimbatore -Pollachi which is a Hub for most of the MNC’s. Hence it has the advantage of close interaction with industries. Students get internships, diploma projects and final placements through the in-house HR and Placement Cell which has a structured approach, under the guidance of Senior Officer – HR and Placements.
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