Department of Design (DoD) was set-up with the mission of nurturing creative minds into outstanding design leaders, passionate for creating a difference in society. The department is grounded in the philosophy of Liberal Education, and through its research intensive, practice based programs, it intends to become a center of excellence in Design Education, Research and Practice.
Design as a field of study evolved over a period transforming knowledge from various disciplines (like art, craft, architecture, engineering, psychology etc.) into a field of study focused on user-centric innovation. In future, it is envisaged to play a crucial role in elucidating many complex and multifaceted problems of the society, environment, and economy. The department offers programs suited for the needs of 21st Century by enabling students with design thinking skills and knowledge, with an attitude of applying it in real world settings. The program intends to provide students with a holistic as well as in-depth knowledge of their specific areas of interest. Currently, the Department offers Master of Design (M. Des.), and Minor in Design. In near future, the department will launch its Undergraduate (B. Des.) and Doctoral (PhD) Programs.