Grounded in the philosophy of Liberal Education, the Department is open to research in new and emerging areas of Design. Apart from our research-centric Master of Design (M.Des.), we are committed to start PhD Programs. Currently the department is focused on developing research capabilities in the following areas.
- Low cost Innovations for Social Entrepreneurship - With a significant economically backward population and industry, India needs low cost innovation propagating through Social Entrepreneurship.
- Design for Sustainable Development - Climate change and depleting resources presents a new role for design in innovating Sustainable product-service-system.
- New Media Applications - With advent of new technologies in the field of information communication and its large spread impact, new media is a promising area of research from design perspective.
- Design for Special needs - With a large population with different disabilities and aging people, there seems to be huge scope for innovative interventions for special needs.