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If You have the Appropriate Intention for Higher Education

If You have the Appropriate Intention for Higher Education

As higher study options, meritorious B.E. / B.Tech. degree holders in civil engineering could consider Master of Design (M.Des.) / Master of Building Engineering and Management (MBEM) / M.Arch. with specialisation in housing / architecture conservation / industrial design / urban design / M.Tech. in structural engineering / computer - aided structural analysis / Master of Business Administration (MBA) / Master of Planning with specialisation in environment planning, housing, regional planning and transport planning besides M.Tech. degree course in civil engineering.

M.Des. Course

If you have an aptitude for designing, M.Des. program is a suitable higher study option. The following are the institutes that offer Master of Design programs :

The Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing under the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore, offers M.Des. in product design and engineering.

The program intends to develop design skills, knowledge and aptitude among students to involve them in the product manufacturing industry.

The students are professionally trained to approach product design. The centre offers excellent teaching, research and industrial interaction activity.

Applicants should have a degree in engineering design or architecture. The selection for admission is based on performance in a design aptitude test and an interview conducted at the centre towards the end of April or May every year.

The short - listing for the test is done on the basis of CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design) or GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) score.

Detailed information can be collected either from the IISC website www.iisc.ernet.in or www.cpdm.iisc.ernet.in or from the following :

The Convenor of M.Des. program,
Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM),
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore,
Phone : 080 - 2293 2359, 2293 3138.

The Industrial Design Centre of the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay offers M.Des. course in industrial design, visual communication, animation, interaction design and mobility and transportation.

The entry qualification for these programs is a Bachelor's degree in engineering / architecture / design / interior design or professional diploma in design from the National Institute of Design or CEPT with at least 55 per cent marks.

For M.Des. in visual communication, animation and interaction design programs, BFA degree holders or those with a Master's degree in Arts / science / computers applications can apply.

The shortlisted candidates with a valid CEED score will be called for a written test and interview. A weightage of 25 per cent will be given for CEED score and remaining marks will be divided between the written test and interview.

More details can be obtained either through the IDC website www.idc.iitb.ac.in or from the following :

The Head of the Department,
Industrial Design Centre,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Powai, Mumbai - 400 076,
Phone : 022 - 2576 7801, 2576 7802.

The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi www.iitd.ac.in offers M.Des. degree in industrial design. The course focuses on the art and science of industrial design for creating innovative product concepts.

The curriculum includes aesthetics, ergonomics, communication skills, materials, design methodology, design for manufacture, CAD, user interface studies, behavioural science and professional practice. The two - year program caters to the requirement of industry for innovators and designers capable of creating high quality products for competitive markets.

This program is open to graduates in engineering and architecture with minimum of 60 per cent marks. The selection is based on CEED score and interview.

Address of Indian Institute of Technology is as follows :

IIT Delhi,
Hauz Khas,
New Delhi - 110 016,
Phone : 011 - 2659 1430.

The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, offers M.Des. degree.

The course covers various subjects including product design and development, usability engineering, interaction design, environmental design, human computer interaction design, ergonomics, design management, new media, communication design and film.

For these programs, assistantships are provided at the rate of Rs. 8,000 per month.

Those who have passed Bachelor's degree in design, engineering, architecture or interior design with 55 per cent marks or having professional diploma from NID with 55 per cent marks can apply. Applicants should have qualified in CEED.

Address of Indian Institute of Technology is as follows :

Indian Institute of Technology,
Guwahati - 781 039,
Website : www.iitg.ac.in.

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur www.iitk.ac.in offers M.Des. in industrial design. Those who have Bachelor's degree in engineering / design / architecture / fine arts and a valid CEED / GATE score are eligible to apply.

Shortlisted applicants will be called for a written test and interview. CEED is conducted by IITs every year for admission to M.Des. programs.

The National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad www.nid.edu offers postgraduate diploma program in design.

Product design is one of the specialisations. Selection is based on a national - level entrance test and interview.

Related Courses

The School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi - 110 002, provides specialisation options for civil engineering graduates in its postgraduate programs in architecture and related fields.

The school conducts the two - year M.Arch. program with specialisations in architecture conservation, industrial design and urban design; Master of Building Engineering and Management (MBEM); Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) and Master of Planning (M.Plan.) with specialisation in environmental planning, housing, regional planning and transport planning.

The MBEM course is open to those having B.Arch, B.E. / B.Tech. civil engineering or equivalent degree with at least 55 per cent marks in aggregate.

Detailed eligibility criteria of the above courses can be had from the website www.spa.ernet.in.

Selection is based on a test and interview.

GATE scorers / UGC - NET qualified hands are eligible for monthly scholarships.

Alternative Routes

There are alternative routes to acquire a postgraduate degree in planning. The Institute of Town Planners conducts an associateship examination leading to the award of the Associate Membership of the Institute of Town Planners, India.

Civil engineering or architecture graduates with minimum 55 per cent marks in the degree examination are eligible to appear for this examination.

For details contact the Institute of Town Planners at :

4 A, Ring Road,
IP Estate,
New Delhi - 110 002.

The Indian Institute of Architects provides facilities for Civil Engineering graduates to appear for its membership examinations. They are exempted from appearing in some subjects and papers of the examination.

For details contact the Institute of Town Planners at Fort, Mumbai - 400 001.

If You have the Appropriate Intention for Higher Education

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