Q1. Who is eligible for the program?
For Undergraduate Programmes
Eligibility - Applicants who have passed their Class XII Examination (or equivalent) in any stream (Arts, Science, Commerce, Humanities) are considered eligible to apply. Candidates who are appearing for their Class XII Examination in 2019 or are awaiting their results are also eligible to apply.
For Postgraduate Programmes
Eligibility - Applicants who have passed their Undergraduate Examination (or equivalent) are considered eligible to apply. Candidates who are appearing for their Undergraduate Examination on 2019 in any discipline from any recognised Institute or University are also eligible to apply.
Q2. What is the medium of instruction?
Q3. What skills, background or technical experience do I need?
Candidates must have an interest in and a flair for art and design. Any additional knowledge or experience in drawing/sketching, model making and visual art forms would be an asset towards your admission.
Q4. How do I apply?
Please refer to the ADMISSIONS link for details on online and offline admissions.
Q5. When should I start the application process?
The application process for the new admissions cycle begin in the month of September every year.
Q6. What does the selection process involve?
For Communication Design, Interior Architecture & Design and Fashion Design Candidates:
Part A - IIAD Design Aptitude Test (iDAT)
Part B - Studio Simulation
For Fashion Business Management Candidates:
Part A - IIAD Management Aptitude Test (iMAT)
Part B - Personal Interview
iDAT/iMat is a 200 marks, two hours and thirty minutes test, respectively.
The tests consist of two sections:
Section A : Logical Reasoning
Section B : on Creative Thinking and Visual Ability.
These tests evaluate the candidates aptitude for drawing, design ability, power of observation/representation, creativity, imagination, lateral thinking and writing skills and further gauge the candidate’s environmental awareness through visual and textual questioning.
Studio Simulation is a personal interaction session conducted in a studio simulated environment to understand a candidate’s interest in the discipline, evaluate their design aptitude, test their ability to innovate and assess their capacity to comprehend information and solve problems.
Personal Interview: Fashion Business Management students will be appearing for a Personal Interview in place of Studio Simulation
The Institute looks for talented ambitious and committed students who are prepared for a career in Design and Fashion Business Management.
Q7. Where will the iDAT and personal interviews take place?
The iDAT/iMAT followed by the Studio Simulation and Personal Interview, respectively are conducted at various Test Centres across India:
Note: IIAD reserves the right to add/change/cancel any entrance test centres(s) for administrative reasons.
Q8. Do I also need to submit a printed copy of the application form, once I have submitted it online?
No, please submit an application only ONCE.
Q9. How do I send in my original academic transcripts/mark sheets, other documents and photographs required as part of the application process?
IIAD does not require original documents at the time of application. While applying online, you may upload documents where relevant. In case of offline application, attach a photocopy of relevant documents.
If selected, you will have to show original documents at the time of admission.
Q10. Can we view our completed Online Form?
Once you have clicked on the "final submit" button you will be able to view your completed form. On the top right hand corner of your completed form there is a download button available for you to download your completed form.
Q11. Do you acknowledge the receipt of an Online application by mail?
Yes! You will receive a mail once your application has been submitted followed by a call from the admissions counsellor.
Q12. How many students will be admitted in one academic year?
We are aiming for a total of 180 students, with 60 students in each course.
Q13. What is the timeline for admission?
Q14. Does IIAD offer Scholarships?
Yes! IIAD offers scholarships to meritorious students.
Q15. Who is eligible to apply for scholarship?
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 iDAT, Studio Simulation and Portfolio Assessment.
Q16. Does IIAD provide loan assistance?
IIAD has partnered with Avanse, a new age education finance company committed to fulfilling the academic aspirations of design students. The company offers customised loan solutions with some key benefits like:
To know more about the loan facility you can get in touch with: Mr. Jatin Gyanchandani on +91-9711135030 or +91-11-23602611.
Avanse Financial Services Ltd. (www.avanse.com)
5th Floor, 7E, Swami Ramtirth Nagar, Rani Jhansi Road, Jhandewalan Extension, New Delhi - 110055
Q17. Where should I send the filled in application form?
Please Send your completed application form to:
The Admissions Department
Indian Institute of Art & Design
B-26, Okhla Phase I
New Delhi 110020 India
T : 011 - 4138 0000 / 9871383633
E : [email protected]
Q18. Does IIAD provide hostel accommodation?
IIAD offers residential accommodation facility for outstation students on 'FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE-BASIS'. Kindly note the accommodation has limited seats and therefore the earlier you book the accommodation, the better you are placed. We can also provide you with a list of PG accommodations available near the IIAD campus for your convenience. For more information please call on +91 11 41380000 or +91 9871383633.
Q19. Can I visit the IIAD Campus?
We encourage students and parents to visit our campus and get a glimpse into design education at IIAD. We are now organising ‘Friday Open-Houses’ for all prospective students and their families on all Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to:
Come visit the IIAD campus and make an informed decision about your design education! Book your appointment today. Call 09871383633.
Q20. What is the Eligibility criteria for International Students.
The Candidate should have completed 12 years of education from a recognised Board. For english proficiency the candidate must have a minimum IELTS score of 6.
Q21. What is the nature of relationship between IIAD and Kingston University, London
IIAD offers all its BA (Hons) degree programmes in collaboration with Kingston University, London. To help you understand the nature of this relationship and its benefits to the students, Kingston University has published a document answering queries from students and their families. Please click here to access the document.