Master of Design

About M.Des.

The objective of the programme is to create new avenues for professionals pursuing higher education. It is designed to focus towards academia and industry related Research & Development. The nature of Fashion has evolved beyond its association with only apparel and has become multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional. Likewise its approach to various concepts, material, technology, craftsmanship, culture, business, economics, promotion, consumption etc. has presented immense scope for study and response. The programme will have students with multi-disciplinary backgrounds who bring together their skills and ideas in new and exciting ways and combine these with research and practice. Students are trained to provide critical solutions to future problems and innovations for the evolving fashion industry. The research environment provided would create a platform for answering questions which may arise in the future. Opportunities created in an open market structure, rising aspirations of individuals along with advancement in technology and growing recognition of India in Knowledge Process Outsourcing in the area of Design has created emergence of niche areas in the Design industry. These areas are at a nascent stage and form an important base for opportunities in sunrise industries. Additionally, there is a wider place for industry professionals in key positions at higher level in the established industries. The Master’s programme in design at NIFT is designed to cater to these burgeoning requirements of industry in the forthcoming years.
Degree Master of Design Duration 2 Years CAMPUSES Kannur, Mumbai and New Delhi seats 90
Eligibility for Master Programme-Design M.Des (Master of Design) Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by law in India or Diploma in UG Design from NIFT/NID only. Undergraduate Diploma of minimum three years duration from NIFT / NID. (Design Space is an advanced course that demands an understanding of fundamentals in design and presupposes that candidates would be familiar with the basic skills and theories for successful completion of the programme. M.Des. would not provide any basic knowledge and skill development in design as a part of Master programme. The programme provides an option to students to earn final semester credits through ‘Course Work’ or ‘Dissertation’). TEST STRUCTURE
LANGUAGE OF WRITTEN TEST English English English
TEST DURATION (MIN) 180 180 180
Sections No. of Questions No. of Questions No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 30 30 10
Communication Ability & English Comprehension 45 45 50
Analytical & Logical Ability 25 25 25
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25 25 25
Case Study 25 25 40
Total 150 150 150
1) Quantitative Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.
2) Communication Ability and English Comprehension: This sub-test is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, comprehend a situation from a given passage etc.
3) Analytical Ability and Logical Ability: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s inference and logic from the given information and evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify the logic or reason involved in a particular problem given and applying it in solving the problem. Concepts and practice of creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.
4) General Knowledge and Current Affairs: This sub-test is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.
5) Case Study: This sub-test is based on a situation of an industry environment. It helps to evaluate the candidate’s managerial ability.
M.F Tech will also have some questions from engineering field.
The number of questions may vary in each section and for each course year to year. The level of difficulty in questions for all courses will vary.
Short listed candidates from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Situation test/Group Discussion (GD) / Interview as applicable (except B.FTech).
Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to undergo a Situation Test which is a hands-on test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.
No additional material will be provided / allowed.
Model will be evaluated on Space Visualization, Innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill , finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept / idea behind the model constructed. The weightage of the write up is 30%. Since the medium of teaching in NIFT is English, the write-up will be in English language. No marks will be given for write-up in any other language.
Shortlisted candidates for Masters Programs from the written entrance examination are required to undergo Case Study based Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview(PI). GD would comprise of approximately 15 to 20 minutes of discussion on a case study assigned, on which a panel of experts will assess the candidates on the following parameters:
1) Conceptual clarity
2) Knowledge of the topic assigned
3) Contribution made to the topic
4) Interpersonal skills
5) Ability to generate new ideas
6) Problem solving approach
7) Leadership qualities
8) Effective communication
A candidate is judged on the various parameters as listed below by a Panel, in the Personal Interview:
1) Career orientation
2) Aptness for the field
3) Overall personal achievements in academics and co-curricular activities
4) Communication
5) General awareness and aptitude, creative and lateral thinking are likely to be useful.