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UPES – School of Design Studies

About UPES – School of Design Studies


With the increasing focus on innovation and creativity and exemplary vision on future of design, UPES established the School of Design Studies (SoDS). Keeping in view the requirement of commercially viable and technically advanced designs increasing today, SoDS has designed well-structured curriculum for covering essential aspects such as fundamentals of design, sketching & rendering, model making, ergonomics, digital design tools, design management, professional practice etc.

With over 130 students currently enrolled, and now accepting applications for its fourth intake, UPES School of Design Studies (SoDS) offers a diverse range of programs which enable students to strive to create what has not been imagined before.

  1. 1st design school in North India offering UG and PG courses in the domains of Transportation, Product, Industrial and Interaction designing.
  2. Faculty with qualifications from some of the best design institutes in India and abroad and having right blend of academic, consultancy and practical experience in varied industries.
  3. World class infrastructure in terms of building space, laboratories, design studios, high end computer workstations for each student.

sods-bannerAdmission Calendar

Undergraduate Programs

Entrance Exam: UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPESDAT) – 12 – 15 April, 2016
Interviews and Presentation of Portfolio: 22 – 24 April, 2016 in New Delhi, Dehradun (Complete venue details will be shared shortly)

Last Date to Register: 4th April 2016

Postgraduate Program

Entrance Exam: UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPESDAT) – 19 – 21 January, 2016

Interviews and Presentation of Portfolio: 28 – 29 January, 2016 in New Delhi (Complete venue details will be shared shortly)

003Last Date to Register: 10th January 2016

Name Last Date Exam
UPES – MDES 10 January 2016 19-21 January 2016
UPES – BDES 4 April 2016 12-15 April 16
UPES (B.Des/M.Des.) 4 April 2016 12-15 April 16

Advantage UPES

10000+ Students |7500+ Placements | 400+ Faculty  | 94 Specialized programs | 450+ Industry linkages | 100+ Global Alliances | 42 Acre campus

Programs Offered
1. Graduate Programs 2. Post – Graduate Program (M. Des)
  1. Bachelors of Design (B. Des) with specialisation in Product and Transportation Design.
  2. Bachelors in Fine Arts (B. FA)
  1. Master of Transportation Design
  2. Master of Industrial Design
  3. Master of Product Design
  4. Master of Interaction Design

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelors of Design (B. Des)

designA. For Examination Pathway:
B. For Non Examination Pathway:


Bachelors of Fine Arts (B. FA)
Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary Level (10th & 12th)

Masters in Design (M. Des)
1. Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary Level (10th & 12th)
2. B. Tech / BE in any discipline / B. Arch / BFA 4 years / B. Des / Interior Design / Applied Arts with minimum 50% marks.

industrial-designCareer Prospects

  1. Design Studios
  2. Design Consultants
  3. Product Designer
  4. User Interface Designer
  5. Interface and information researcher
  6. Creative Director
  7. Strategist and Design Director
  8. Freelancer
  9. Education

Selection Process

1.Bachelors of Design (B. Des)

  1. UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPESDAT) followed by Personal Interview and presentation on the work portfolioOR
  2. UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT) followed by Centralized counseling for selected candidatesOR
  3. Through Board Merit (Minimum 80% in 10th & 12th and minimum 80% in PCM in 12th) / JEE Mains Score (Minimum 50% in 10th & 12th and minimum 50% in PCM in 12th)

2. Bachelors of Fine Arts (B. FA)

  1. UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES – DAT)
  2. Personal Interview and presentation on the work portfolio

3. Master of Design (M. Des)

  1. Valid CEED 2015 or 2016 score or Valid UPES Design Aptitude Test (UPES – DAT) score
  2. Personal Interview and presentation on the work portfolio
Faculty Profiles:

Piyush Goghari – Design Fellow

Prof. Piyush had completed his study from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad with specialization in Product Design, in 1981. He has a prolonged experience of over 27 years in undertaking design consultancy projects in product, package, exhibition and corporate communication design. He has experience in evolving academic, administrative and infrastructural set up of a design institute, fromscratch. He has over 7 years teaching experience at various design institutes of India. His areas of interest are: fractal geometry, anthropometrics in design, lighting design and Indian design value system.

Jagpreet Singh

Education – Postgraduate Diploma in Transportation Design,IED, Italy
Expertise – Sketching, Rendering, Automotive Design
Hobbies – Travel, Photography, Sketching Cars

Niren M Parsai

Education – B.E. PGDPD Product Design, from NID, Ahmedabad
Expertise – Industrial Design, Product Design
Hobbies – Travel, Sketching, Reading

Rakesh Sah

Education – PGDPD Industrial design from NID, Ahmedabad, MSc. International Business and Management for Design from Salford University, Manchester, UK
Expertise – Industrial Design, Strategic Design Management, Craft Development
Hobbies – Travel, Pottery, Drawing, Comics and Sports

Manas Ranjan Mishra

Education – M. Des (Industrial Design) – IIT Delhi, B. Tech (Electrical Engineering) – IGIT Sarang
Expertise – Industrial Design, Product Design, Ergonomics, Usability and HCI
Hobbies – Photography, Sketching, Acting, Badminton

Mukund Jethva – Studio In-charge

Education – Post diploma in sculpture, Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat
Award – 44thGujarat State Lalit Kala Academy, Ahmedabad
Expertise – Sketching, Rendering, Model Making, Sculpture, Painting
Hobbies – Sketching, Painting, Photography, Travelling, Sports

S. V. Savarkar

Education – ITI, Nagpur
Expertise – Model Making, Workshop Handling
Hobbies – Travelling, Art Collection, Music

Harish CB

M. Des Industrial Design

Education – IDC IIT Bombay
Expertise – Industrial Design, Ergonomics, Product Development, Product Sketching and rendering


Infrastructure details

  1. Classrooms with high end computer workstations for each student
  2. Software like Alias Automotive, Rhino, Adobe suite, CorelDraw, Catia, AutoCAD etc.
  3. 3D Printer
  4. State of the art design studios at SoDS offers the right blend of real life learning and theoretical design fundamentals.
  5. Wood / Plastics / Metal / Clay / POP / Paint / Photo studios for practical work
  6. Vacuum forming machine and spray painting booth
  7. All the raw materials for model making

How to Apply:

You can purchase the UPES Prospectus & Application form Online / by sending Demand Draft / by Cash.

  1. By Demand Draft: Candidates can purchase the UPES Prospectus & Application form by sending a demand draft of Rs.1,850 in favour of “UPES Fee Account”, payable at New Delhi to “University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Enrolment Office, 210, 2nd Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, New Delhi 110020.”
  2. By Cash: Candidates can purchase UPES Prospectus & Application on a cash payment of Rs.1,750 from admission counters at Ahmedabad / Chandigarh / Cochin / Coimbatore / Delhi / Dehradun / Hyderabad / Kolkata / Mumbai. For addresses click here.
  3. By Online: Candidates can apply for UPES Prospectus & Application Online for Rs.1,850. Click to Apply.

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