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Industry Interface

Our commitment to enhancing the employability and relevance of young design aspirants and graduates drives our pedagogy and is at the core of our institutional ethos. This is achieved through a ‘year-round’ and ‘all-around’ engagement with design mavericks, industry stalwarts, clients, and practitioners in allied fields.

The following sections give a glimpse into our interactions with the industry through internships, projects, guest lectures and many other strategic initiatives.

Industry Interactions

Industry interactions are an integral part of the learning process at IIAD. It ensures that our students see design from multiple perspectives and varied approaches. It also allows them to network with eminent design practitioners and align their learning to the latest developments in the design industry. Here are some snapshots of our interactions with the Industry and allied fields.

Live Projects

As part of our multidimensional approach to learning, our students are continuously immersed in the rigours of real-life based projects focused on sophisticated problem solving and design thinking, live-projects with the industry, independent commercial projects and community development initiatives. Here is a glimpse of some of the projects and volunteer work and community development initiatives taken up by our students.


Internships are an excellent opportunity for students to get industry exposure, test their studio skills and domain knowledge, develop their professional network, gain insights into myriad verticals of design and eventually transition into a full-time position. Students at IIAD are encouraged to explore internship opportunities, during their Summer or Winter break, with companies that are aligned with their forte or area of interest. Take a look at some of the internships bagged by our students.


Memberships with Institutions in the field of design form a strategically significant part of an Institute's journey and its student body. IIAD is a proud institutional member of Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Association of the Designers of India (ADI). Being members of such renowned institutions gives IIAD access to a plethora of resources and opportunities (volunteer work, internships and the like) and aid in grooming the next generation of reflective and entrepreneurial designers.

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