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M.Design Industrial Design

M.Design Industrial Design

The students admitted to our M. Des. program in Industrial Design at UID may come from a variety of undergraduate streams including commerce, arts and humanities, engineering, architecture, science, and design. The UID’s M. Des. (Industrial Design) is a four-semester program focused on training highly valuable and professionally relevant graduates. The specialization streams include: Design for Sustainability of Socio-Economic and Natural Environments, HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) Design, Design for User-centered Automation (products, services and systems), Design Management.

Department of Industrial Design
Industrial Design deals with products, services and systems addressing usability, form, function, aesthetics, material, technologies, and sustainability. Our students explore creative thinking and problem-solving processes to bring value to companies, communities and people. Our focus is on designing products, systems and services that make life easier. At the School of Industrial Design, we balance creativity, technology, cultural concerns, and environmental needs, exploring materials, production techniques, aesthetics, the emerging fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Artificial Intelligence, and social issues in both local and global contexts. We encourage our students to create solutions that are empathetic to the end-user and have contextual insight. Our new B. Des. in Interaction Design has been programmed and launched in response to the needs of users and Industry.

Why study Industrial Design at UID?

Our curriculum encourages a broad exploration of the design practice with an emphasis on user-centered approach and design thinking and beyond. We enable our students to develop critical, technical and managerial skills that align with the contemporary conversation within the industry also Entrepreneural thinking for self-development by aligning with thought leaders in the industry. The course is focused on process-driven work that examines all aspects of industrial design from conception to implementation. We equip our students with a wide-range of design skills and thought process that allow them to articulate their design ideas and thinking.  Our exemplary infrastructure and workshops support model making and prototype building for different kinds of design briefs.

Course Structure

KU Common Courses
  • Communicative English
  • Leadership Development LAB 1
Core (Common Foundation)
  • Culture and Environment
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Digital Visualization
Core (Departmental Specific)
  • Representation Techniques
  • Ergonomics
  • Design Process
  • Material and Process
Core (Common)
  • Professional Development
Core (Departmental Specfic)
  • Form Studies
  • Human Factors
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Elective 1
    1. Introduction to Interaction Design
    2. Introduction to Universal Design
  • Prototyping Techniques
  • System Thinking and Design
Core (Common)
  • Research Methodology
  • Enterpreneurship Development
Core (Departmental Specfic)
  • Design Management
  • Humanizing Technology
  • Technically Complex Product Design
  • Product Detailing
  • Elective 2
    1. Internet of Things
    2. Packaging Design
Core (Common)
  • Design Research
  • Graduation Project
  • Internship

Areas of Mastery

– HCI Design (Human Computer Interaction Design)
– Design for Sustainability
– Interaction Design
– Graphic Design
– System Thinking and Design
– Packaging Design

Career Prospects

During the journey of design for M.Des Industrial Design, students starts aligning their personal interest and prior education with the industry. So, a person with Research DNA, can find them self-comfortable as a Design Researcher or UX Researcher with Industry. whereas in the domain of experience design, students may join as Interaction designer / UX designer or can contribute as an Exhibition/Retail experience designer. Many firms hire Industrial Designer for Innovation, students can help the industry in innovating products, services or strategy by joining as Product Innovator, Strategy Design expert. Also, in manufacturing sector industrial designer can play a vital role as Product Manager, CMF (color material finish) designer, 3D Module. Students can be domain specific where they can find carrier as Lighting Designer, Toy and game designer, Medical product design expert, Furniture Product designer (mass produced furniture), Accessory designer (mass produced Footwear/ Bags/ vehicle interiors).

Learning Model of M.Design Industrial Design

The learning model at UID is incubated to create and adapt to an appropriate environment of learning that facilitates our students with new experiences. We make sure our learning model engages the learner into new dimensions of work. This model provides an environment for interactive student engagement and enhances the system thinking ability.

At UID, we believe that the experiential knowledge gained while developing and implementing this unique learning model is transferable to other disciplines as well.


Department of Industrial Design

Dr. Brajesh Dhiman

Associate Director & Professor

Ph.D Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, M.Design Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Shyambihari Prajapati

Additional HOD - Assistant Director - Associate Professor

M.Des Design- Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, BE Mechanical Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Manu Joshi

Associate Professor

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (P.G.C.H.E.), Nottingham Trent University, U.K. Graduate from NIFT, New Delhi

Charles Laffitte

Assistant Professor

UX Design Master, Ecole de Design de Nantes Atlantique, France; Business Administration Master, IAE Nantes, France; European Bachelor of Design, Ecole de Design de Nantes Atlantique, France

Ramesh Suthar

Associate Professor

Mechanical Drughtsman, CN Polytechnic, Ahemdabad DME (Diploma in Mechanical engineering) Government Polytechnic, Ahemdabad

Dr. Dhananjay Singh Bisht

Associate Professor

BE (ECE), Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala; M.Design (Product Design), PDPM IIIT, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur; MS (Digital Technologies),University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Doctor of Philosophy, NIT, Rourkela

Umang Shah

Associate Professor - Adjunct Faculty

M.Des Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur B.E. (Automobile Engineering) L.D. College of Engineering, Gujarat University

Aayush Bhingare

Assistant Professor

Masters of Industrial Design Florence Design Academy Firenze, Italy B.Des. (Industrial Design) Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru

Aditya Lingam

Assistant Professor

M.S Product Design La Sapienza university di Roma , Italy B.Tech Mechanical, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

Arjun Sengar

Assistant Professor

M Des (PD) National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad B Tech. (ME) Gautam Buddha Technical University, Lucknow

Dr. Arunachalam Muthiah

Associate Professor

PhD (Design)- IIT Guwahati; M.E (Product Design and Commerce) - Anna University, Chennai; B.E (Automobile engineering) - Anna University, Chennai

Nipan Das

Assistant Professor

Masters of Visual Art (Applied Art), MS University, Baroda, Bachelor of Fine Art in Applied Art, Govt. College of Art & Crafts, Guwahati, Assam

Dr. Arunita Paul

Assistant Professor

Ph.D in Design IIT Guwahati, M.Sc. in Human Physiology University of Calcutta , B.Sc. in Physiology Honours University of Calcutta

Sharad Shetty

Assistant Professor

Bachelors in Electronic Engineering Mumbai University, Masters in Embedded Systems MIT Manipal

Vartika Garg

Assistant Professor

B.Des Interior Design, CEPT University in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Kishan Chavda

Lab Instructor & Assistant Professor

Electronics and Communication Engineering,L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad

Agnivesh Sharma

Assistant Professor

M.Des. in Industrial Design, IIIT, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur; Mechanical Engineer, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal

Anupam Tiwari

Assistant Professor

M.Des. in Industrial Design, VIT, Tamil Nadu; B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Chhattisgarh; PG Diploma in Piping Engineering and Design, MIT Skills, Pune; Graduate in Marine Engineering Training

Ashish Kumar

Assistant Professor

Bachelors in Fine Arts in Applied Arts (Graphics), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh; M.Des. in Industrial Design (Toy & Game Design) National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Varshin Vala

Assistant Professor

Masters in Integrated Product Design,Anant University, Ahmedabad B.Com, Gujarat University,Ahmedabad Diploma in Interior Design,Ahmedabad

Department of Automobile & Transportation Design

Navneet Kumar

Assistant Professor

Masters in Car and Transportation Design,Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milan; B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, RTU, Kota; PG Diploma, Design & Technology University, Pune

Rakesh Sharma

Assistant Professor

MA, MDS University, Ajmer(Department of Automobile & Transportation Design) ; B.A. University of Rajasthan, Jaipur ; ITI Engineering Trade (NCVT), Direcorate of Technical Education Rajasthan, Jodhapur

Mark Timothy

Assistant Professor

M.Des. in Transport and Automobile Design, Institut Supérieur du Design Rubika ; B.Des. in Transport and Automobile Design, Institut Supérieur du Design Rubika

Ashwani Alex Pawar

Assistant Professor

M.Des. in Transport and Automobile Design, Institut Supérieur du Design Rubika Valenciennes Campus, France; B.Des. in Transport and Automobile Design, France; B.Tech in Mecahnical Engineering (Mechanical Design), Sonipat, Haryana

Satish Gokhale – Design Directions Pune
Mukul Goyal – Mukul Goyal
Somnath Dutta Roy – Idea Matrix, Mumbai

UID organises a number of workshops on a regular basis to help students connect with and expand their creativity.  The workshops introduce students to the concepts of design and provide a strong grounding and encourage personal and artistic growth through innovative self-expression. All the classrooms are equipped with unique modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment that provide an extensive experience in art and design. The workshops offer insights into topical themes in the field of design along with practical exercises that come with a high level of professionalism.



At UID, the M.Des course is a four-semester programme that is focused on streams like Design for Sustainability of Socio-Economic and Natural Environments, HCI design, and design management.
In all these degree programmes, the field of study is somewhat similar. MA focuses more on artistic skills, MSc focuses on technical aspects of equipment or product, and M.Des focuses on problem-solving skills, innovative skills and design methods.
M.Des Industrial design offers aspirants with excellent opportunities. They can work as a UX/Design researcher or join as an Interaction/UX designer or as Retail experience designer. Product innovator, CMF designer, product manager, and accessory designer are some other career options.
After completion of a Master of Design, one can expect a good salary package with great opportunities. The career prospects are exceptional, however, the salary mostly depends on experience, brand, company, location, and performance of the candidate.
At UID, admission into a postgraduate program requires successful completion of 10+2 and Bachelor’s degree (pass/appearing) in any discipline with a minimum 50% aggregate marks from any recognised institution/university. Students shall clear the Design Aptitude Test (Tier 1 & 2) for admission.
Students who have completed 10+2 and Bachelor’s degree (pass/appearing) in any discipline with a minimum 50% aggregate score from any recognised institution/university are eligible to apply. They shall clear the Design Aptitude Test (Tier 1 & 2) for admission.
Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID), Karnavati University, Gandhinagar is one of the top institutes that offer M.Des Industrial Design programme. The course emphasises on all aspects of industrial design right from conception to implementation.
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