Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)

S.No. 231/3A-4, Viman Nagar, Pune 411 014. MS. INDIA
Tel : (EPABX): +91 20 2663 4546 | 47 | 48
Fax : +91 20 2663 4549

Introduction / Mission / Vision

a. Introduction about Institute:

A constituent of Symbiosis International University, Symbiosis Institute of Design creates an alcove to germinate design thoughts to unleash design knowledge and skills on a prosperous dais.

This dais aims at creating professionals who with their creative impulse get intoxicated within the ecstasy of design finally to participate and contribute to the most vibrant and the competitive race of design.

The work ambience enables one to explore the authentic conventional skills and the ethnic non – conventional skills, with no compromise to lead ahead the rooted traditions of art to grow with the contemporary world of design.

b. Vision

Promoting international understanding through quality education.

c. Mission

  • To inculcate the spirit of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (The world is one family)
  • To contribute towards knowledge generation and dissemination
  • To promote ethical and value-based learning
  • To foster the spirit of national development
  • To inculcate cross cultural sensitization
  • To develop global competencies amongst students
  • To nurture creativity and encourage entrepreneurship
  • To enhance employability and contribute to human resource development
  • To promote health and wellness amongst students, staff & community
  • To instill sensitivity amongst the youth towards community and environment
  • To produce thought provoking leaders for the society.

2. Infrastructure / Facilities – Hostel, Library, Lab, Canteen, Club etc.



SID is one of the largest design institutes in the country having built up of area more than 80,000 sq.ft. The campus of Symbiosis Institute of Design at Viman Nagar houses state of the art design studios, laboratories, workshops, IT infrastructure, rapid prototyping lab, well-equipped class rooms, library, exhibition areas, seminar hall, conference hall etc. The campus also has amphitheater, ultra-modern auditorium and academic plaza for various activities including design shows. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled.


Having more than 9310 books related to design, art, craft, graphics, advertising, film and video, animation, furniture, architecture, textile, pattern making, visual merchandising, illustration, jewelry etc., more than 90 national & international periodicals and 9 online journals. A special collection of ‘Promostyl’ forecast magazines related to fashion, as well as 1065 nos. Audio-Visual material on different topics and subjects. Library has KOHA software and is using DDC for classification. We have introduced alumni membership as well as corporate membership.

Labs, Studios & Workshops:

Well-equipped model making (Metal & Non-Metal) Workshops, Clay and Ceramic Studio, Rapid Prototyping and Cintiq Lab, Computer Lab, Digital Instruction Lab, User Experience Lab, Recording and Editing Studio, CAD Lab, Material Library, 2D & 3D Animation Lab, Animation Studios, Photography Lab, Printing Lab, Film and Video Studio, Garment Construction Lab, Pattern Making Lab and Textile Lab.

Student Clubs:

To ensure active participate of students in education process Photography Club, Sports Club, Animation Club, Sketching Club, Performing Arts Club, Film Club and Graphics Club are active at the institute. This helps the students to be a part of extracurricular activities and present their talent and managerial skills. The Institute has a policy of funding such club activities.

Common Facilities:


We have two hostels for girl students 1.5 km away from the Viman nagar campus. Symbiosis Girls Hostel B Wing (Rohan Mithila) with 330 seats capacity having rooms with three sharing basis and Girls Hostel C Wing (Rohan Mithila) with 410 seats having rooms with twin sharing basis. Hostel accommodations are shared with two more institutes on the same campus. Seats are available on first come first serve basis only. Dining Hall, hot water supply, generator backup, round the clock security and housekeeping as well as laundry services are provided at the hostels. Cable TV connections and refrigerator are also available as common facility. Girls Hostels are 1.2 km away from Campus and has shuttle bus service from and to the campus. There is no hostel for Boys at present.

Symbiosis Viman Nagar Campus has the following facilities:

  • Auditorium – State-of-the-art, well-furnished and equipped, fully Air-conditioned having seating capacity of 585. The Auditorium has full capacity generator backup.
  • Amphitheatre and Campus Plaza – For recreational activities.
  • Canteen – with Veg and Non-Veg menu.
  • Juice Bar – Fresh Juices, Shakes, fresh cut fruits, etc
  • Coffee Day Xpress – Coffee and Snacks
  • Corporation Bank ATM
  • Sports Ground – For Sports / Games
  • Rangoli Stores – Stationery Items, FMCG Products, Art and Drawing Materials, etc.
  • Laundry Facility

Programmes offered:

The institute offers Bachelor of Design (B. Des) programme in following disciplines and specializations.

  • i.Communication Design
    • a. Graphic Design
    • b. Video Film Design
    • c. Animation Film Design
    • d. User Experience Design
  • ii. Industrial Design
    • a. Product Design
    • b. Interior Space Design
  • iii. Fashion Design
  • iv. Fashion Communicatio

The programme is aimed at creating professionals who can contribute to the highly dynamic and competitive world of design. The approach here is entirely project based. The institute puts high emphasis on evaluating the students on the basis of continuous performance and projects.


The last academic year 2014-15 saw a significant growth in terms of placement of our Design students. As on date all our alumni are successfully placed at various esteemed organizations of global repute. A few dynamic students have made it to the Ivy League Design schools (India & abroad) for their coveted Master’s degree. There has been stupendous contribution from the faculty members and placement cell in making them industry ready by exposing them to various projects, activities, internships, etc.
Today we are proud to see them placed in reputed organizations like few mentioned below.

22 Feet Encompass Events Pvt Ltd OAB Studios
Aertrip Exilant Technologies Pvt.Ltd. Origzo
Affinity Express Exirant Technologies Paccio Group
Allive Designs Eye Netra Patang Retail LLP
Ambrosla The Flower Studio e-zest Solutions Ltd. Payal Singhal Inc
Anamika Khanna Fin Robotics, Inc Perfect Designing Solutions
Anoli Shah Design Inc. Fortune Cookie Marketing Solution Persistent Systems Ltd.
Associated Advertising Fracktal works Preeti S Kapoor
Azure Hospitality Pvt Ltd Future Group prim & posh
Beard Design GBCMM Pvt.Ltd. Quantum Consumer Solutions
Beon Systems GODREJ Rajshree Productions
Bestseller India - Jack & Jones Graphics Beyond Real Effect Design
Bewakoof brands pvt. Ltd. Guppy by ai (Pilani Soft Labs Pvt.Ltd.)
Bhartiya Jain Sanghtana Hidesign (Ayesha Pvt Ltd) Rupande Shah And Asso.
BLF Export House Ideaz INC Sabyasachi Couture
bossdsgn Ideazinc Design Sarah Garment Pvt.Ltd.
C'Lai Industrial Design Centre SAXCE
Condenast Vogue India Inmobi Shehlaq by Shehlaq Khan
Coollin Communications Sprinklr
Corpnation Design Key Point Technologies Srei BNP Paribars
Cotton cottage Kinnary N Panchmannia Studio Mars
CouponDunia Media Pvt. Ltd. L' affaire India Studio Mars
Creyate, Arvind Internet Limited Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd. Style Cracker
Dassan Fashion Pvt.Ltd. Lightbook Swastik Mahila Udyog
Deloitte Digital Lingerie Brand Sweet Cherry Publishing
Denim Club India MagikBox Media Tanaria
Design Incubator R & D Labs Tata Consultancy Services
Design Pinata Mind bird Design Studio Techved Consulting
Designbox Moldedbits Textile firm
Designer - Sheetal Sahni Mozaic Designs The Elbowneuron Company
Designer's Group Mutual Mobile ThoughtWorks
Designlipi Niharika Bhasin Khan Travel Triangle
Dhruva Interactive Noblesse India Turtle Limited
Dice Hospitality - blue Frog Nirvana Arts Private Ltd Twyst Technologies Pvt.Ltd.
Voonik Technologies White Onion YourGuy
webwingz Wow Labzs YUJ Designs

Method of Instruction

  • Design is an intuition, an outcome of a subconscious thought that leads us to a deeper sense of knowing and offering four major streamlines as Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Communication and Fashion Design in the form of four years Graduate Degree comprising of eight semesters.
  • Intuition is akin to an elongated insight that tells us we are on to something dynamic to face the competitive world of design.
  • Design also involves reason that assesses the problem and analyzes the possibilities for solution. It is the analytical process that relies on method and logic to assess, refine, and verify its various hypotheses. At SID, this reflects in the evaluation methods of the student’s project based assignments on the basis of daily performances.
  • The medium of instruction is English.

Profile of Past Students

SID alumni have earned a good status in several corporate business houses and renowned design studios. Several enterprising students are proud owners of start-up businesses and a number of them have also gone ahead for PG programs at reputed design schools in India and abroad.

1. Communication Design:

a) Graphic Design:

The Graphic Design graduates find employment opportunities as Graphic Designers, Brand identity Developers, Logo Designers, Visual Image Developers, Multimedia Developers, Packaging Designers, Typography and Publication Designers and so on in various fields like Advertising, Graphic Design, Communication and Printing Industry and Professions, Audio-Visual Production, UX/UI Design and so on.

b) User Experience Design:

The UED graduates are placed in leading software companies in the domain of UX & Interaction Design in the role of Interface Designer, User Experience Designer, Web Designer, Mobile Application Interface Designer, Game Designer and so on.

c) Animation Film Design:

The AFD graduates are working in the areas of Advertising, Experimental Animation, VFX, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Pre-production and Character Design in Films, Television Channels, Advertising, Marketing, e-Content Development and other related fields.

d) Video Film Design:

The VFD graduates are working in Film, Television and Advertising Industry as Producers, Director, Assistant Director, Cinematographer and Editors. Many of them are working with Online Media. Some of them are also working independently under their own production units.

2. Industrial Design:

The Industrial Design (Product Design) graduates are part of design teams in both large design and manufacturing establishments as well as smaller, independent design firms. They work as part of a larger team, creating products from concepts to drawings to prototypes to taking it into production in the domains of Transportation, White Goods, Furniture and Interior, Engineering Products & Systems, Consumer Goods, Craft based Products, Accessories, Personal User Products, Kitchen Tools and Appliances, New Age Electronics and IT Products & Systems, UX Design, Interaction and so on.

3. Fashion Design:

The Fashion Design graduates are working with Fashion, Luxury and Lifestyle Industry as Fashion Designers, Freelance Design Consultants, Stylists, Costume Designers, Fashion Forecasters, Illustrators, Entrepreneurs, Academicians, Fashion Merchandisers and Buyers.

4. Fashion Communication:

The Fashion Communication graduates are placed in the Fashion and Lifestyle Industry in the domains of; Trend Forecasting, Fashion Journalism, Public Relations, Visual Merchandising, Fashion Advertising, Style Consultants, Identity Designers for Corporate World and Events Management.

Career prospects etc.

Design is rapidly going through a phase of change and innovation due to the increasing consumer demand of preferred utility and comfort. Industrial Design, Communication Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Communication, all these rewarding careers are generating opportunities in the profession galore being having several sectors which need highly skilled and innovative minded professionals. These areas in the industry having great demand, the career at this forte holds an immense scope and potential for skilled and talented individuals with innovative ideas and a creative thought process.
Design thought is iterative. Prototypical forms need to be constructed, assessed, and then reformulated to develop the understanding necessary for the next higher level of solution. This career not only provides one with the satisfaction of seeing ideas manifested into shape and form but also rewards one with recognition. Career counseling advisors assess student’s interests, personality, values and skills, and also help them explore career options in design.



A candidate must have passed 10+2 (any stream; eg. Science, Commerce, Arts, etc.) or equivalent OR 10+3 diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education with minimum 50% aggregate marks obtained in the final examination to be eligible for the above-mentioned program.

A candidate appearing for the final examination of 10+2 grade or 10+3 Diploma program may also apply provided the results of the examination should have been declared by June of the admission year or prior to be eligible for the above mentioned program.


The candidate should possess Creative Aptitude & Skills necessary to pursue Design Education as well as adoptability to the situations, which the profession demands.

Candidates with the relevant portfolio would be preferred.


Sr. No.


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Grand Total




Note:Seats available would be offered strictly on the basis of Merit and Reservations to the deserving candidates. It is not obligatory for SID to fill all the available seats.

Reservation:Within the sanctioned intake:

SC - 15 %

ST - 7.5 %

Differently abled - 3.0 %

Over and above sanctioned intake:

Kashmiri Migrants - 2 Seats

Important dates related to Institutes:


Date / Period

Online Registration for SET 2016 at begins

February 03, 2016

Last date for online Registration to SET

April 14, 2016

Online Payment for SET closes on

May 16, 2016

Last date for online application to SID

May 16, 2016

Last date for receipt of application money by DD along with payment advice at SID

May 18, 2016

Admit Card

April 23 to May 07, 2016

SET Test

May 07, 2016

Declaration of SET for Design result at

May 20, 2016

Short list of candidates for Studio Test at

May 24, 2016

Studio Test and Personal Interaction at SID, Pune

June 1 to June 5, 2016

Declaration of First Merit List

June 08, 2016

Registration period for the First Merit List Candidates

June 9 to June 14, 2016

Last date for Registration to the Programme

June 30, 2016

Commencement of the Programme (Tentative)

July 04, 2016

Note:Candidates on waiting list would be considered for provisional admission strictly in the order of merit list depending on the vacancies after June 14, 2016.

Important telephone numbers, e-mail ids and website

Tel : +91 20 65613770

Email : Director -

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Contact Details

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)

S.No. 231/3A-4, Viman Nagar, Pune 411 014. MS. INDIA

Tel : (EPABX): +91 20 2663 4546 | 47 | 48

Fax : +91 20 2663 4549