Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) FAQ

B. Des. stands for Bachelor of Design.

B. Des. Programme is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design is a constituent unit of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune | India. Institute offers Bachelors of Design with four specializations to develop career in design industry across multiple domains and functionalities.

Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth is a heritage by itself in the field of education. From an institute, we have transformed in to a Deemed-to-be-University. With over 14 constituent institutes offering variety of programmes in Health Sciences, Management Engineering, Biotechnology and Informatics, at UG and PG level, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth is considered to be a benchmark in educational excellence for over 27 years.

Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth has been amongst the top 50 universities across India. Below mentioned are few awards and ranks we have scored in the year 2021 – 22

NAAC | Accredited as A++ with CGPA 3.64 on Four-point scale, 2022

NIRF | 46th in the university category across India, 2023

NIRF | 81st in the overall category across India, 2023

ISO | 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certified university, 2021

AICTE approved programmes

Times Mirror Education Excellence Survey | Best Emerging Institute of Design with innovative curriculum in Pune, 2023

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design offers only a Degree Programmes approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Yes! This degree is recognized and is valid to apply for admission for higher education in any State, State Private, Private, Deemed, Deemed-to-be-universities in India and abroad.

It is 4 years full-time programme.

The total intake is 150 seats for B. Des.

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design offers specializations in

  • Fashion Lifestyle and Boutique Management
  • Product Design
  • Communication Design
  • Interior Design Styling & Practices

If you believe in creating a new world, then a career in design is meant for you. Throughout your life, you may have to be naturally curious, inquisitive, exploring new possibilities, artistic, imaginative, have a strong observation ability and implement ideas. You may also have to embrace the change to be in the field of design. Not always, you may have to think out of the box but “WHAT BEST YOU CAN DO WITH THE BOX”.

Candidates seeking to achieve Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) degree should demonstrate their traits and capabilities including strong eye for details, observation, capacity to absorb the new concepts rapidly, and detailed knowledge of the design sector.

Some essential elements and skills necessary for every candidate:

  • Artistic skills
  • Cognitive skills
  • Traditional skills
  • Innovativeness
  • Drawing skills
  • Perseverance
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills

Completing a Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) my enable students to take up a career to the next level with Master of Design (M. Des.). This advanced qualification brings numerous benefits such as enhanced employment with a greater pay and value.

Students may become eligible to score opportunities after completion of B. Des. In their respective domains and look forward for a sustainable career in their field.

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design offers 4 years full-time programme with 2 semesters every year. To earn a degree in B. Des., one has to successfully complete 8 semesters.

Aspirant must have appeared or completed HSC (10+2) in any discipline from a recognized institute, board or university with minimum of 45% for open category and minimum of 40% for other categories. Aspirants with acumen of drawing and design will be preferred.

We invite aspirants from all categories, however, all the admissions are granted only on the performance displayed the selection process comprising DPU All India Design Aptitude Test + Portfolio submission and Personal Interview.

You must visit our website i.e. or click APPLY NOW button to land on the registration page and follow the steps below:

  • Register
  • Verify your mobile and email id
  • Submit all information in application form
  • Upload all documents mandatory
  • Pay the Application fee

Applications can be submitted online only. The application fee is Rs. 1,000/- only. The application fee can be paid through UPI, Google pay, Phone pay, and Credit/Debit cards also.

Applicant must comply with the eligibility criteria listed by the Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth guidelines to take admission at Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design (DPUSOD).

  • Applicant must not have any backlog in HSC (10+2).
  • Applicant must have successfully attempted and cleared the DPU All India Design Aptitude Test (DPU AIDAT) conducted by Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth.
  • Based on the performance in the DPU AIDAT, applicant will be shortlisted and invited for the Portfolio Submission and Personal Interview conducted at Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design.

Online Proctored DPU All India Design Aptitude Test (DPU AIDAT) is an Aptitude Test conducted by Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth for School of Design, Pune, India.

DPU AIDAT is conducted online and it is proctor based Design Aptitude Test.

DPU AIDAT comprises of questions based on Visualization, Observation & Perception, Environmental Awareness, Mental Ability, Creativity, Design Sustainability, Communication skills and Design Problem Solving.

The DPU AIDAT will be for 200 marks spread across 101 questions.

Kindly note 100 questions are multiple choice questions having 1 mark each and no negative marking.

1 question will be a drawing assignment for 100 marks (extreme importance).

DPU AIDAT is scheduled on 21st April, 2024 for 3 Hours at 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM.

Who so ever has already applied with us can connect with our counsellors and request assistance for sample question papers. DPUSOD offers a fair chance to appear for online mock test on the university portal to maximise your performance in the DPU AIDAT.

DPU AIDAT mock test is scheduled from 16th April, 2024 to 20th April, 2024.

The information of mock test will be sent to your registered email address only along with the mock test link, user id and password.

You must be alert and stay connected with our counsellor proactively.

Portfolio submission are the assignments that an aspirant has already articulated and designed/drawn/sketched. This describes your ability to think and imagine, creative quotient, visualization, observe, perceive and design.

Here, early realization is more important. Once you realize that you have created many rough sketches, which has a story to be told or it conveys some message; then put it down on a paper and express yourself effectively. Portfolio could be a collection of drawings, sketches, objects designed and made out of wood, clay, metal, waste products, plastic or it could also be short story. It is an expression of thoughts in the form of an art.

Candidates may send the portfolio of their creations in a PDF format with their name and signature on each assignment to our counsellor after their application process is over.

Personal Interview (PI) concentrates more on the past academics pertaining to design preparation, why design field, future aspirations along with family back ground, co-curricular activities, extra-curricular activities, awards, achievements, experience, to generate important information about aspirant like, stay, relatives/guardian, medical history etc. Candidates having doubts may be clarified immediately to assist in taking an informative decision.

The programme fee per year for B. Des. is Rs. 3,00,000/- only. In addition to it, student has to pay the one-time university eligibility fee, university examination fee per semester as stated by the Vidyapeeth. There will be a 3% raise in the programme fee after completion of every year.

Student must submit the fee as mentioned below

Sr. No.

Fee instalment




Provisional Admission

Rs. 3,00,000/-

On or before date specified in provisional letter of admission


2nd year fee

Rs. 3,09,000/-

On or before commencement of semester III


3rd year fee

Rs. 3,18,270/-

On or before commencement of semester V


4th year fee

Rs. 3,33,818/-

On or before commencement of semester VII

Candidates may remit the programme fee by online mode using credit cards, debit cards, net banking, cash deposit and UPI. Institute does not accept cash in hand.

Once the fee is remitted, student will receive a confirmation mail with DPU-ERP login details and password. Student has to feed all the transaction details in the ERP and submit for approval from the accounts department of the institute. After the approval is granted for fee received, student can download the fee receipt.

The history of all transactions done are saved to students ERP account for further records as and when necessary.

Candidate will receive a Provisional Letter of Admission from the Vidyapeeth if selected. The account details for remittance of Tuition Fee will be clearly mentioned. Candidates are advised to submit the Tuition fee to the same account.

One-time University Eligibility Fee and Semester-wise Examination fee should be submitted to the Vidyapeeth account only and not in the institute account.

Student Support Executive from the Student Support Section will send a circular for the same well in advance to students on their registered email and mobile as a notification. The same notification will be displayed on the institute notice board as Office Order.

Student can download the fee receipt for each transaction separately from their DPUERP account itself.

Institute officially communicates to every student in advance to remit the One-time Eligibility Fee through an official order by the Director of the institute and the same is displayed on the institute notice board. The same communication is also sent to students registered email id and mobile number.

Students are expected to remit the Eligibility Fee in the month of October 2024.

Institute officially communicates to every student in advance to remit the Semester-wise Examination Fee through an official order by the Director of the Institute and the same is displayed on the institute notice board. Students have to take No-Due’ certificate for annual tuition fee. Eligibility fee from the Student Support Section and Account Department. Students becomes eligible to apply for the Semester Exam only if the dues are cleared and authenticated by respective officials.

Students are expected to remit the Semester-wise Examination Fee in the month preceding to the exam scheduled.

Vidyapeeth and Institute offers all the assistance for education loan in form of documents necessary only after the student has confirmed the provisional admission by paying Rs. 3,00,000/-.

Documents such as

  • Hard copy of Provisional Letter of Admission.
  • Loan Demand Letter.
  • AICTE Letter of Extension of Approval.
  • Fee Receipt.
  • Fee Structure.

DPU is a self-funded university. The fees accrued from the student is re-invested for the student development as defined. Vidyapeeth (University) encourages students to realize the importance and value of paying the fees on time without any reminders.

Vidyapeeth may announce the scholarship for meritorious and deserving students based on their academic performance, attendance, behaviour, co-curricular activities, extra-curricular activities and initiatives taken by respective student during their programme tenure

Admitted students may avail scholarship offered by the Government of India for education through National Scholarship Portal. Institute / Vidyapeeth holds no responsibility for any claim or guarantee for scholarship disbursement.

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design has a hostel facility on campus. We have a separate hostel facility for boys and girls with rectors and 24X7 security on campus patrolling. The campus is a secured place for any student with necessary amenities. Students staying at the hostel are expected to observe discipline, rules and regulations and maintain the decorum in the hostel premises.

House Rule book will be issued to all admitted students during induction.

Hostel Fee includes facilities such as tri-Seater capacity rooms, hot and cold water, washing machines on every floor, dining hall, security patrolling, CCTV in public places, entry and exit access controls, wardrobes, study table, chair bed mattresses.

The Hostel fee is decided by Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Society and will be announced in the month of July 2024. Hostel booking is confirmed on first-come-first-serve basis only. For hostel booking, the contact details will be updated on the website.

The institute timings are from 09 00 AM and ends at 05 00 PM. The students may have home assignments and workshops, seminars, co-curricular activities for which students will be informed well in advance.

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design has 1 teacher to monitor progress of 13 students

Bachelor of Design is a Programme that develops students in stages where we build strong principles and fundamentals of design through foundation in the first year. Second year, the focus is more on core skills and techniques pertaining to their domain specialization and collaborate with other domain functionality. Third and Fourth year delivers thorough technical know-how through labs and studios; here students are expected to create products and their prototype every now and then. Institute also concentrates on their social and behavioral development enabling them to be a well-placed corporate citizen.

Programme highlights

  • Foundation programme for strong fundamentals
  • Learning Management System for life
  • Periodic expert lectures by industry professionals
  • Activity based workshops by experts
  • Opportunity for the students to exhibit their creative work
  • Seminar Conferences and summits
  • Periodic Industrial Visits and Educational tours
  • Internship opportunities for gaining hands-on experience
  • Opportunity for the students to exhibit their talents
  • Communication and Soft Skill Development
  • Placement Training comprises of Mock Interviews
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programmes

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design offers periodic internship during the programme tenure.

Institute believes on overall development of any student through knowledge, hands-on experience, developing products and prototypes relevant to their own domain specializations, mentoring and guidance, continuous practice during the programme tenure. To assist in the effective placements, institute offers training on the quality of design development, portfolio development, team skills and leadership skills. We also focus on their personal grooming, personal development i.e. social and behavioral skills.

Companies from design sector are profound to visit Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design as we have strong network in most of the sectors not only in Pune or Maharashtra but across India. Organizations into IT, ITES, Digital Media, Advertising, Film Making, Manufacturing, Automobile, Consumer products like Leather, Furniture, Jewelry, Artifacts, Banking, Service etc. often come to DPU to pick the cream candidates who could be an asset.

Organizations generally choose the best of the lot candidates at the base, team lead and managerial positions. There is enough scope and opportunity for students to build their career in design and climb the ladder stably and swiftly.

Renowned institutes are known to churn out the best product upon completion of the programme. How students perform during their programme and placement drive will decide their value in the market. However, we invite companies with good credibility, sound track record and stability in the market offering growth and remuneration to its potential employees. Institute offers 100% placement assistance to its students eligible for placements. With a strong network of over thousands of companies walking in for recruitment at DPU for various profiles, makes us strong in commitment to placing deserving candidates during their final placements.

Since B. Des. Programme at Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design has four specializations, the job roles could essentially be different

Fashion Lifestyle and Boutique Management

  • Apparel Fashion Designer
  • Apparel Merchandiser
  • Apparel Production Executive
  • Fashion Retail Executive
  • Costume Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Fashion Styling Executive
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Retail Merchandiser
  • Retail House Executive
  • Retail Manager
  • Boutique Manager
  • Fashion Influencer
  • Freelance Designer
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Fashion Studio Owner
  • Fashion Retailer
  • Fashion Manufacturer
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Consultant/ Stylist
  • Production Merchandiser
  • Fashion Forecaster

Product Design

  • Product Designers
  • Automotive Designers
  • Systems Designers
  • Industrial Designers
  • Jewellery Designers
  • Artefacts and Murals Designers
  • Hard Toy Designers
  • Research and Development Specialists
  • Furniture Designers
  • Leather Product Designers
  • Lighting System Designers
  • Soft Toy Designers

Communication Design

  • Branding and Advertising Specialists
  • Publication specialists
  • Content Designers
  • Photo Journalist
  • Trend Forecaster
  • Instructional Designers
  • Film Set Designers
  • Storytellers
  • Web Designers
  • Game Art Designer
  • Exhibition and Space Design Specialists
  • Photo and Videography Artists
  • Production Director
  • Prop Designers
  • Media Executives
  • Graphic Designers
  • Digital Print Designers
  • Typography Specialist
  • Art Directors
  • UI UX Designer

Interior Design and Styling Practices

  • Interior Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Residential Space Designer
  • Commercial Space Designer
  • Furnishing Stylist
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Light and Ambience Designer
  • Exhibition and Set Designer
  • Interior Journalist and Interior Blogger
  • 3D Artists
  • Theatre Designer
  • Interior Stylist

General Amenities on campus include

  • 24 X 7 Wi-Fi connectivity on campus
  • Doctor on call
  • Tie-up with hospitals
  • Café
  • Hostel and Dining for boys and girls
  • Security on campus
  • Library with national and international editions
  • Auditorium
  • Sports and festivals engagement

Infrastructure Amenities on campus include studio’s and labs for learning and practice design fundamentals to advanced design orientation through hands-on experience.

  • Well ventilated and Hi-tech classrooms
  • Drawing Studio
  • CAD Studio and Computer Lab
  • Illustration and Graphic Design Studio
  • Photography Studio
  • Visual Merchandizing Studio
  • CNC Lab and Laser cutting floor
  • Advanced Pattern making Lab
  • Textile Lab
  • Garment Construction Lab
  • Fabrication Lab
  • Ceramic Design Studio
  • Metal Design Studio
  • Cinematography Studio
  • Sound Mixing and Recording Studio
  • Lighting Studio
  • Furniture and Wood working Studio
  • Model making Studio
  • Creative Display Studio
  • Leather Design Studio
  • Jewelry Design Studio

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