School of Design Innovation

School of Design Innovation

Mahindra University’s School of Design Innovation is a paradigm shift in design education focusing on collaborative innovation and foundation courses spread across all schools ranging from engineering to Humanities.

At its core, design innovation is an effective problem-solving method that blends creativity with strategic acumen. It empowers students to address intricate challenges by discerning the user needs, crafting inventive solutions, and rigorously testing the concepts. This forward-thinking approach propels graduates to become catalysts for change, enabling them to devise groundbreaking products, services, and systems that tackle real-world issues across various industries.

This program ignites the creative spark in future design professionals, nurturing their ability to translate innovative ideas into impactful products and services that shape the future.

Mahindra University’s School of Design Innovation has a new era in education, beginning in Fall 2024 with a Bachelor of Design program, soon to be followed by Masters and Doctoral programs.

At its core, design innovation is an effective problem-solving method that blends creativity with strategic acumen. It empowers students to address intricate challenges by discerning the user needs, crafting inventive solutions, and rigorously testing their concepts. This forward-thinking approach propels graduates to become catalysts for change, enabling them to devise groundbreaking products, services, and systems that tackle real-world issues across various industries.

Programs

Offered

This program ignites the creative spark in future design professionals, nurturing their ability to translate innovative ideas into impactful products and services that shape the future.

B.Des in Design Innovation

Mahindra University’s School of Design Innovation is a paradigm shift in design education focusing on collaborative innovation and foundation courses spread across all schools ranging from Engineering to Humanities. 

At its core, design innovation is an effective problem-solving method that blends creativity with strategic acumen. It empowers students to address intricate challenges by discerning user needs, crafting inventive solutions, and rigorously testing the concepts. This forward-thinking approach propels graduates to become catalysts for change, enabling them to devise groundbreaking products, services, and systems that tackle real-world issues across various industries. 

This program ignites the creative spark in future design professionals, nurturing their ability to translate innovative ideas into impactful products and services that shape the future. 

 Eligibility criteria: 

All students after their 10+2 academic years from any combination of subjects are welcome to apply. 

  • ⁠ Students with UCEED, NID or NIFT scores⁠ will directly be called for interview by submitting a portfolio during the application process, students will be selected after a one-on-one interview with faculty panel.

Mahindra University will lunch the Design School In Fall 2024, starting with the Bachelor Program in Design. The School is introducing Design program at Masters and Doctoral levels.

Bachelor Program in Design

M.Des in Design Innovation

The master’s program in design Innovation is a 2-year program where students will work on problems from industry.  

The first two semesters are dedicated to Design foundation learning and the final year is the year marked for Design Innovation Thesis project.  The program will start form January 2025. 

Mahindra University will lunch the Design School In Fall 2024, starting with the Bachelor Program in Design. The School is introducing Design program at Masters and Doctoral levels.

Bachelor Program in Design

Ph.D. in Design Innovation

The Ph.D. program is a practice-based program. Scholarly research is an important cornerstone that distinguishes professions from trade. Research and practice-oriented disciplines, like design, grow and remain relevant only if their professionals constantly contribute to and expand this body of knowledge. 

Our Doctor of Philosophy in Design Innovation invites design practitioners and teachers, aspiring design researchers and experienced professionals with a passion for design innovation to proactively engage and build a body of new knowledge. We encourage designers with 3 to 5 years of practical experience to validate and formalize theories, tools and techniques within the scholarly framework and work on live projects to come up with frameworks and methodologies for Innovation. The Ph.D. is practice based where the student must come up with an exhibition of their work and an exegesis for their Ph.D. dissertation. 

The commitment for our Ph.D. is long-term, requiring a minimum of 3 years of full time and 4 years for part time work. Apart from strong commitment, you require good analytical abilities, excellent language skills, tenacity, self-motivation, and open-mindedness, along with humility and a willingness to learn. 

The Ph.D. Program will start from August 15th, 2024. 

Bachelor Program in Design

Speciality Tracks

(6 Track Electives + Research Seminars + Thesis)

MOBILITY DESIGN
ANIMATION DESIGN
HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION
Service Design
Visual Interactive Design
IOT Design
COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Graphic Design
Video Recorded Film Design
Digital Media Design
AI Related Design
Signage Design
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Fashion design
Furniture Design
Biomedical Design
Space Design
Consumer Product Design
Product Design

Disciplines in Design

COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Graphic Design
Video Recorded Film Design
Digital Media Design
AI Related Design
Signage Design
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Fashion design
Furniture Design
Biomedical Design
Space Design
Consumer Product Design
Product Design
EXPERIENCE DESIGN

MOBILITY DESIGN
(in association with Pininfarina)

Bachelor Program in Design

ANIMATION DESIGN
(in association with Kyoto Sika University, Japan)

Bachelor Program in Design

HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION
(in association with ECSOE/TechM)

  • Service Design
  • Visual Interactive Design
  • IOT Design
Bachelor Program in Design

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

  • Fashion design
  • Furniture Design
  • Biomedical Design
  • Space Design
  • Consumer Product Design
  • Product Design
Bachelor Program in Design

COMMUNICATION DESIGN
(in association with Ramoji Film City/School of Media)

  • Graphic Design
  • Video Recorded Film Design
  • Digital Media Design
  • AI Related Design
  • Signage Design
Bachelor Program in Design