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Symbiosis Institute of Design [SID]


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.


To cultivate a creative environment and emphasize the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of a designer in everyone to enhance the quality of life.


To craft an ambience to promote confident possession of an individual's innate talents, acquire the skills needed for being successful on the design dais and establish values that will enable him/ her to act with thoughtfulness and humanity.

Infrastructure / Facilities - Hostel, Library, Lab, Canteen, Club etc.


SID is one of the largest design institutes in the country, having an area of 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 and others. The campus also has an amphitheater, anultra-modern auditorium and an academic plaza for various activities including design shows. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled.


The SID library has more than 7945 books related to design, art, craft, graphics, advertising, film and video, animation, furniture, architecture, textile, pattern making, visual merchandising, illustration and jewelry design andmore than 87 national and international periodicals and special collection of 'Promostyl' forecast magazines related to fashion, as well as 860. Audio-Visual material on different topics and subjects.The library has KOHA, DDC software and online journals. We have introduced alumni memberships as well as corporate memberships to the library.

Labs, Studios & Workshops

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

Student Clubs

Student clubs are formed to ensure activeparticipation of students in the education process Photography Club, Sports Club, Animation Club, Sketching Club, Performing Arts Club, Film Club and Graphics Club that 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

Hostel (male /female)

We have two hostels for femalestudents 1.5 km away from the Viman Nagar campus. The female Hostelnear MHADA has 330 seat capacity with rooms on a three sharing basis and the female Hostel at Rohan Mithila has 410 seat capacity with rooms on a twin sharing basis. The hostel for male students at Sakore Nagar has 30 seat capacity with rooms on a twin sharing basis. Hostel accommodations are shared with two other Symbiosis institutes on the same campus. A 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 facilities. Female Hostels are 1.5 km away from Campus and has ashuttle bus service to and from the campus. Male Hostel at Sakore Nagar is just 200 meters away from the campus. It is compulsory for all the first year female students to avail the hostel facility.

Symbiosis Viman Nagar Campus has the following facilities:

>>   Auditorium - State-of-the-art, well-furnished and equipped, fully Air-conditioned with a 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 and other items.

>>  Coffee Day Xpress - Coffee and Snacks

>>  Steammos - Veg/Non-Veg Momos

>>  Corporation Bank ATM

>>  Sports Ground - For Sports / Games

>>  Rangoli Stores - Stationery Items, FMCG Products, Art and Drawing Materials and others.

>>  Laundry Facility

Programmes offered:

The institute offers Bachelor of Design (B. Des) programme in the 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 Designa.

a. Textile Design

b. Fashion Communication

These programmes are 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 2012-13 saw a significant growth in terms of placement of our Design students. Till 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 degrees. There has been stupendous contribution from the faculty members and the placement cell in making the students industry ready by exposing them to various projects, activities, internships, etc.

Method of Instruction

Design is an intuition, an outcome of a subconscious thought that leads us to a deeper sense of knowing. Hence SID offers four major streamlines as Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Communication and Fashion Design in the form of a four year Graduate Degree comprising of eight Semesters.

Design also involves reason that assesses the problem and analyzes the possibilities to find a 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.

Profile of Past Students

Our students possess the following skill sets required to become successful designers.
Design ability: The students are skilled in a variety of design techniques.

Awareness of audience : The students are capable of meeting the expectations of their audience bytheir tailor-made designs.

Communication : Listening and good communication abilities make our students stand apart fromthe crowd.

Creativity : Our students are talented, creative, and imaginative and possess the power to visualizedifferent approaches and design techniques.

Eye for Material : Our students possess a deep insight into the world of creativity. They have an eyefor colour, texture, fabric, and other elements that go into various designs.

Humility : They possess a strong sense of humility and boldly face criticism. They can handle recommendations for change.

Problem solving : Our students are solution seekers. They are dexterous and handle problems effectively.

Team player : Our students realize the importance of good team coordination. They have thecapacity to work well with others.

Technical skills : Our students take efforts to develop a wide variety of technical skills and use computer programmes in the design process.

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 careernot 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 and others) or equivalent OR 10+3 diploma approved by the State Board of Technical Education with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks obtained in the final examination to be eligible for the above-mentioned programme.

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

The candidate should possess Creative Aptitude and 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.


Indian Students

International Students



Communication Design





Industrial design





Fashion Design





Textile Design





Fashion Communication




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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 of Seats as per University norms.

Important dates related to Institutes:


Dates for SET

Dates for SID

Online Application to SID at begins


Feb 17th, 2014

Last date for online application to SID


May 10th , 2014

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


May 15th, 2014

Short list of candidates for Studio Test at


May 23rd, 2014

Studio Test and Personal Interview at SID, Pune


June 1st, 2014 to June 5th, 2014

Declaration of the First Merit List


June 07th, 2014

Registration period for the First Merit List Candidates


June 10th,2014 to June 14th, 2014

Last date for Registration to the Programme


June 25th, 2014

Commencement of the Programme


July 01st, 2014

Note: Candidates on the waiting list would be considered for provisional admission strictly in the order of the merit list depending on the vacancies after June 15th, 2014.


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

Tel : +91 20 65613769, +91 20 65613770

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