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Admission Process

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Candidates must have passed the CBSE/ISC/IB (or any other equivalent board) 10+2 examination in any discipline. Candidates who have recently appeared for the examination and are awaiting their results may also apply.

Lateral Entry

Lateral entry into the 2nd/3rd year of fashion, communication and interior design courses is possible for students who have successfully completed the first year of their design degree/diploma programme from a nationally or internationally recognized Design Institute.
Admission will be based on personal interview and portfolio.
Lateral Entry Application Forms are also available at the Admissions office at the IIAD Campus.
You can also Download the Lateral Entry Form.

Fill in the form and send it to:
The Admissions Department
Indian Institute of Art & Design
B-26 Okhla Phase 1
New Delhi -110020
India
For Lateral Entry interviews please contact the Admissions Team at +91 9871383633.

Applicant Evaluation Process

The IIAD follows a TWO-STEP evaluation procedure for admission to its courses. Candidates will have to clear :
1. The IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT)
2. A comprehensive interview and portfolio assessment before our panel of art and design professionals
3. Students applying for Interior Architecture & Design can be exempted from the iDAT written test based on their NATA score. Should they attain the required cut off score they will progress directly for their Portfolio Assessment and Interview.

Scholarship Application Process

IIAD offers scholarships to meritorious students.
Candidates with a 70% aggregate in the CBSE/ ISC/ IB (or any other equivalent board) 10+2 examination in any discipline may apply for scholarship. The final result will depend also on performance in the IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT), personal interview and portfolio review.
Download the Scholarship Form
Fill in the form, attach it along with your Programme Application Form and send it to:
The Admissions Department
Indian Institute of Art & Design
B-26 Okhla Phase 1
New Delhi -110020
India
If you have filled in the Online Application Form, then mention your online application form number on your completed scholarship application and send it to us by courier OR email it to apply@iiad.edu.in

What is the iDAT examination?

The iDAT is a mandatory two hour test for all applicants, and will be administered at prescribed testing centres.

The IIAD Admission Committee will review each student's aptitude for observation, drawing and design skills, imaginative and creative expression, and visual and communication strengths.

Test papers and answer sheets will be supplied by the IIAD Examination Centre on the day of testing.


Where will the iDAT examinations be held?

iDAT testing will take place at the following city centres :

Bangalore
Bhopal
Chennai
Kolkata
Lucknow
New Delhi

Note : IIAD reserves the right to cancel/add/change any entrance test centres(s) for administrative reasons.

B-26 Okhla Phase 1 New Delhi – 110020
Ph: 011 – 41380000 M: +91 9871383633

iDAT examinees will need to bring :

Pens/Pencils
Dry colours (pencils/pastes)
A ruler
A pen
A gluestick
A small pair of scissors

(Details will be mentioned in the iDAT Exam Admittance Card)

What does the personal interview/ portfolio assessment entail?

Personal interview : The applicant will be evaluated on his/her understanding of basic art and design concepts and industry awareness. Emphasis will be placed on the individual's maturity, confidence and communication skills.

Personal portfolio : Each candidate appearing for a personal interview MUST carry his/her creative portfolio. A quality portfolio carries 50 per cent weightage of the total evaluation at the interview/assessment stage.

Portfolio work can include sketches/drawings, paintings, art collages, needle-work, three-dimensional projects, digital design, web design, graphic design, sculpture and/or photography.

A portfolio need not match professional standards, but must reflect a candidate's interest and aptitude for art and design as well as a flair for visual expression and overall aesthetic sensibility.

How to Apply

Online Applications

Online applicants are required to submit their applications through the IIAD admissions portal www.applytoiiad.com

The online application docket consists of two sections :
Application Form
Fees and Refund Policy

The online application fee payment of Rs.1,800/- must be made through credit/debit/netbanking facilities of all major banks. The application fee can also be paid in cash or through a demand draft for Rs.1,800/- in the name of :
Teamwork Education Foundation, Payable at New Delhi
Mention your name, application form number and cell phone/contact number on the back of the demand draft.

The 'Statement of Purpose' essays should be clearly typed, and submitted with the completed application form.

Offline Applications

Forms can be procured from the following locations:
IIAD Campus
B-26 Okhla Phase 1, New Delhi -110020
ISBF Campus
15A Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi -110024

The application form and brochure is also available at select outlets at a fee of Rs.1,800/-. If this fee is paid at the time of purchase from any outlet, the fee need not be paid again at the time of application submission.

The application fee can be paid in cash or through a demand draft for Rs. 1,800/- in the name of :
Teamwork Education Foundation, Payable at New Delhi
Mention your name, application form number and cell phone/contact number on the back of the demand draft. Also, mention your payment details on Page 4 of the application form. Copy of Receipt to be attached.

The 'Statement of Purpose' essays should be clearly typed and printed, and submitted with the completed application form.

Applicants seeking scholarships must download and complete the Scholarship Application Form. Please mention your online application form number in the top right hand corner of the scholarship form. The completed application form may either be sent by email to apply@iiad.edu.in or sent to the following address at the earliest.

The Admissions Team
Indian Institute of Art and Design
B-26, Okhla Phase 1
New Delhi 110020

Documents available for download on the website :
Fees and Refund Policy
Scholarship Application Form
Lateral Entry Form (For entry into 2nd/3rd year)

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Checklist

  1. Completed application form with a recent passport sized photograph.
    You may use extra sheets for answering questions on the application form.
  2. Application fee through cash at the time of application form purchase, or demand draft.
    Candidates who have purchased the application form from select outlets, need not pay the application fee again at the time of submission. Please mention your payment details on Page 4 of the application form. Copy of receipt to be attached.
  3. Photocopies of certificates.
  4. Completed Scholarship application form, if applicable.
  5. Statement of Purpose essays.

Send your completed application form to:
The Admissions Team
Indian Institute of Art & Design
B-26, Okhla Phase I
New Delhi 110020 India
T : 011 - 4138 0000 / 9871383633
E : apply@iiad.edu.in

IIAD Admission Calendar*
Application Forms Available 19th September 2016 (Monday)
Last Date of Receipt of Applications 29th April 2017 (Saturday)
iDAT Outstation (5 centres)
(Bengaluru - Bhopal - Chennai - Kolkata - Lucknow)
5th & 6th May 2017 (Friday & Saturday)
iDAT Delhi 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st May 2017 (Thursday to Sunday)
iDAT Results Declaration 26th May 2017 (Friday)
Commencement of Session 31st July 2017 (Monday)

*These dates are subject to change at the discretion of management

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