Our five-pronged approach focuses on your individual strengths to develop your unique qualities towards making you an exemplary pi- designer.
IIAD aims to build designers with strong conceptual and collaborative abilities, by encouraging students to bring in their own stories to shape their individual paths.
We nurture our graduates to become lifelong learners.
We motivate every individual to find their unique purpose.
We shape our graduates as discerning, industry-ready professionals with a resume.
We focus on developing your individual voice, enabling you to find your place in the world to contribute with your unique vision.
We support learning through enquiry, exploration and experimentation in an open-ended, interdisciplinary environment.
We nurture collaborative partnerships and relationships between academia and industry that go a long way in fostering your growth as a designer.
IIAD was established in 2015 as an independent design school in New Delhi. Our partnership with Kingston School of Art gives IIAD students the distinct advantage of world-class education and a globally-recognised degree from Kingston University, London. This prestigious affiliation to a university of global repute enables our graduates to secure coveted career opportunities, as well as pursue further education in any international university.
The Institute is passionate about bringing future-relevant design education to India, and what design can do for the world when merged with the arts, technology and industry.
IIAD’s location in India’s capital city of Delhi –
the vibrant nexus of governance, business, arts and culture – supports our collaborative spirit and interdisciplinary environment.
Our collaboration with Kingston University brings international-quality standards to the forefront of all academic practices at IIAD.
Our students graduate with a globally-recognised degree from Kingston University, and are privileged to be alumni of both IIAD and Kingston. Further, our unique education format and alliance with Kingston School of Art integrates design holistically with the arts and crafts. Academic experience, administrative support and services at IIAD, are in accordance with Kingston University’s quality assurance and procedures, which are governed by the international standards established by UK’s Quality Assurance Agency.
Our project-based learning methodology, shared-studio experiences, industry-linked projects and internships, provide a synergetic atmosphere for immersive learning.
IIAD provides a dynamic studio-based environment that is professional and practical, fluid and innovative. Students are inspired to find their own unique voice through a rigorous inquiry-based, learner-centric approach that encourages experimentation, innovation and collaborative practice. Our project based learning and ‘thinking through making’ approach makes our graduates industry-ready with a professional outlook.
Learn and live where all the action takes place. Delhi is a creative confluence of trade, business, arts and culture, that provides dynamic opportunities for learning design.
With museums, craft-hubs, art galleries, expos and industry, the city offers a vibrant learning experience. The 75,000 sq ft. IIAD campus in the industrial suburb of Okhla in South Delhi, provides great opportunities for students to explore industrial set-ups, workshops, national level events, exhibitions and expos. The city and its environs are crucial in shaping students as we give access to the best of creative, business and professional expertise.
A vibrant community of designers, educators and thinkers is at the heart of what IIAD stands for.
Our distinguished faculty members are experienced educators and practitioners with strong industry affiliations. They bring their research and expertise to impact students’ learning, both inside and outside the studio. Students are also supported by a diverse body of professionals who are committed to making their entire educational journey from induction to graduation, a seamless experience.
We think of our designers as reliable constants, infinitely changing for the times, like the number pi (π).
The quest to learn, explore and discover is what sparks the human mind to embark on new adventures. Our pi.designers are reputed for their ability to not just ask how, but why. As designers, out in the world, our graduates stay lifelong learners. Just like the value of pi keeps growing infinitely, they never settle into a repetitive pattern. They adapt and transform. They absorb and change. They embark on adventures to find new opportunities.
Owing to IIAD’s collaboration with Kingston University, during the course of their degree programme, students have the option to transfer to universities abroad to complete their studies. The curriculum at IIAD has been rigorously mapped with the collaborating university leading to a seamless transfer in either the penultimate or final year of their specialization. This gives the students an opportunity to complete part of their degree programme from leading international Universities.
IIAD has a deep commitment to create robust alliances with leading institutions, associations and industry forums and widen its network. This gives our faculty and students the opportunity to participate in industry forums, academic research, conferences, paper presentations as well as consultancy projects.
The Fashion Design Council of India is a not-for-profit organization that is engaged in advancing the business of fashion in India to ensure its sustainable growth.
ADI is a meaningful interface between design professionals, general community users, the Industry, education institutions and policy makers.
Founded in 1972, the Institute of Indian Interior Designers globally aims to establish good professional & trade practices and ethics amongst its members.
IFFTI currently with 61 institutions from 28 countries, is a global network of International Fashion and Textile Institutes, providing a meaningful platform that represents a diverse range of Institutions from across the world.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.