Interior designing is one of the best career options for all creative heads. Interior designing as a profession has grown a lot and has become one of the highest-paid professions. Now you can learn interior designing professionally from any college or institution of your choice. In this article, I have mentioned some top-class colleges to learn interior designing.
1. National Institute of Design
It is located in Ahmedabad and is a public-owned institution. In 2014, NID Ahmedabad was declared as an “Institution of National Importance” by the Indian Parliament. NID offers many undergraduate and postgraduate courses; some most popular are B.Des and MDes and PhDs as well. Its fee ranges from 3-4 lakhs per year. It provides a placement package of 7-50LPA. Some of the top recruiters of NID Ahmedabad are Wipro, Adidas, Titan, Toshiba, etc.
2. CEPT University
Located in Gujarat; CEPT University offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in areas of the natural and developed environment of human society and related topics. It is a private owned institution and is recognised by University Grants Commission. This college offers Interior Designing course. Some of the popular courses are B.A and M.A in designing and fine arts followed by many engineering courses like B.E and B.Tech are also available, admission to the majority of the courses is through entrance exams like BArch, BID: NATA, B.Des: UCEED, BCT: JEE Main and BUD: CEPT University Entrance Exam. The fee ranges from around 3 to 16 lakhs. The college also has great placement cells and placement packages offered are round 20 to 21 LPA.
3. Arch Academy of Design
Arch Academy of Design institution is situated in Jaipur. The institute offers design-centric courses of international standards with national and international certification. It also offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and certificate courses in the fields of Fashion, Interior Design, Design Communication, Jewellery Design, Graphic Design, etc. The institution is under private ownership but is affiliated for some courses to the University Of Rajasthan. The fee falls around 11-12 lakhs per year. Average placement packages are around 6 to 8 LPA.
4. Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj's College of Architecture and Centre for Design
Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj’s College of Architecture and Centre for Design is located in Nashik, Maharashtra and is under private ownership. This college offers Interior Designing course. Some of the courses offered here are Bachelors of Architecture (B.Arch.) and Bachelors of Design (B.Des.), admission to these courses is through entrance exams like JEE Mains and NATA. The fee charged is around 1-2 lakhs. On average placement packages offered are around 3-4 LPA.
5. Pearl Academy
Pearl Academy is located in Rajouri Garden, New Delhi. It is a private academy and offers several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Design, Business, Fashion & Media, etc. Admission to these courses is one the basis of score of entrance exams like Pearl Academy Entrance Test/ NATA (for UG)/ MAT/ CAT/ GMAT (for PG). Its fee ranges from 3-7 lakhs. It provides a placement package around 12 – 15 LPA.
6. Vogue Institute of Art and Design
Vogue Institute of Art and Design is located in Bangalore and is affiliated with Bangalore University and Mysore University and is also recognised by University Grants Commission. It offers UG, PG, diploma, graduate diploma, certificate and corporate programmes in the field of Art and Design. The fee charged is around 1-4 lakhs varying with courses/programs. Average packages offered are around 5-6LPA.
7. International Institute of Fashion Technology
Situated in Delhi; International Institute of Fashion Technology offers UG, PG, Diploma and Certificate courses in Fashion, Retail, Garment, Apparel designing, etc. Admission to majority courses is through interviews or written examinations. Its fee ranges from 50k-3 lakhs varying with courses and programs. IIFT has many close links in the U.K., the U.S.A., and Europe with garment manufactures/exporters, etc. which helps in increasing the chances of employability. It provides an average placement package of around 2-3LPA.
8. Indian Institute of Art and Design
Indian Institute of Art and Design is an independent design school located in Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi. This college offers Interior Designing course. It offers many bachelors and masters courses in areas like Interior Architecture Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Management. It is a private institution and has collaborations with some reputed organisations and institutions like Kingston University, London and Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth (Lingaya’s University), Haryana. Its fee ranges from 4-5 lakhs. It provides a placement package of around 4-5LPA.
9. JD Institute of Fashion Technology
JD Institute of Fashion Technology is located in Delhi and offers diplomas, UG diplomas, and advanced diploma programmes in the fields of Fashion and Design. This is a private institute and has many more branches in Delhi NCR as well. The most popular courses are diplomas and an advanced diploma in fashion and interior designing. The fee falls around 1-2lakhs. Placement packages offered are around 5-6 LPA.
10. Sushant University
Earlier known as Ansal University; Sushant University is a private University located in Gurugram, Haryana. It is recognised by University Grants Commission (UGC). The University offers various diploma, certificate, undergraduate and postgraduate courses across various disciplines like BBA, BCom, BPharm, Bapt, BSc (General and Medical), Master of Technology (MTech), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Architecture (MArch), LLB, LLM, MDes, MOpt, MPH, MSc and many more. The fee ranges from 2-8 lakhs. Average placements offered are around 7- 8 LPA.
11. Parul University
Parul University is located in Vadodara, Gujarat Parul University Vadodara offers over 50 programmes under multiple streams, such as Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Nursing and more. It also has collaborations/ tie-ups with reputed companies and industries like Apollo Tyres, Adani Group, Ajanta Watch, Jyoti Ltd. The fee varies from 2 to 6 lakhs depending on the course/ program opted. Average placement packages are around 3-4LPA.
Interior designing is one of the most demanded and also a nicely paid professions. So, if you are interested in creative work and designing things then this is the best and correct career option for you. But as this course is offered mainly by private institutions, it is a little expensive but you earn a lot more than you invest. If willing to opt for interior designing, do check the above-mentioned colleges and universities. Hope the article help you to find out the best Interior Designing colleges in India.
By: Nupur Bhagat