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.

School 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

  • Theory of Design Principles
  • Design Concept Representation
  • Materials and Tools Exploration
  • Curve & Structure
  • Digital Exposure
  • Evolution of Design
  • User Research Methods
  • Applied Ergonomics
  • Ubiquitous Product Design
  • Design for User Experience
  • Design Management
  • Elements of Graphic Design
  • Industry-Internship
  • Technically Complex Product Design
  • Elective
  • System Thinking Design Project
  • Graduation Project

Areas of Mastery

– HCI Design (Human Computer Interaction Design)
– Design for Sustainability
– Interaction 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.


Industrial Design

Brajesh Dhiman

Associate Director & Professor

Saumitra Shrikant Vaidya

Assistant Director - Adjunct Faculty

PG Diploma- Product Design (MIT ID Pune); B.Des- Automotive (Coventry University, UK)

Shyambihari Prajapati

Assistant Director - Associate Professor

M.Des- Design, IIT Guwahati; BE Mechanical - North Maharashtra University

Ramesh Suthar

Associate Professor

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Govt. Polytechnic, Ahmedabad)

Samarth Reddy

Associate Professor

Umang Shah

Associate Professor - Adjunct Faculty

M.Des (IIT-Kanpur); B.E. (L.D. College of Engineering)

Dr. Arunita Paul

Assistant Professor

Venkata Naga Aditya Lingam

Assistant Professor

MS Product Design - La Sapienza University di Roma (ITALY), B.Tech Mechanical

Arjun Sengar

Assistant Professor

Dr. Arunachalam Muthiah

Assistant Professor

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

Latika Verma

Assistant professor

Madhuranjan Bharti

Assistant Professor

Manoj Kumar Molagamudi

Assistant Professor

Mrunmayi Kadam

Assistant Professor

Sharad Shetty

Assistant Professor

M. Tech (Embedded System), MIT Manipal; BE Electronics

Anushree Mehta

Academic Coordinator

Vartika Garg

Assistant Professor

Automobile & Transportation Design

Ashish Nar

Associate Director


Navneet Kumar

Assistant Professor


Ankit Soni

Assistant Professor

Harshil Dharia

Assistant Professor

PG Diploma in Digital Modelling (Digital Sculpting) (DYPDC, Pune); Diploma in Automobile Engineering (PIET, Baroda)

Rakesh Sharma

Assistant Professor

B.A., Rajasthan Univ. ITI (Carpentry), Directorate of Technical Education, Jodhpur

Ruparas Singh

Assistant Professor

B.Des. - Transportation and Automobile Design (MIT institute of Design, Pune) (2017)

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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