Choose Your Design Path

Choose Your Design Path

PROGRAMMES

TDV welcomesss students who are aware, compassionate, courageous and perseverant as these are vital qualities for being a good designer of the future. The admission process is laid out in accordance to these values.

IMPORTANT DATES

FORM RELEASE DATE1st Oct 2021
ENTRANCE EXAM CYCLE2nd July 2022 - Online
Digital Talk series 1 – Why Fashion Matters with “Anavila Misra, a renowned fashion designer”.15th Dec 2020
Digital Talk series 2 – Why Fashion Matters with “Varun Bahl, India’s leading iconic Fashion Designer".15th Jan 2021
Digital Talk series 3 – Why Fashion Matters with “Luca Rubinacci - The Most Dapper Instagrammer, Influencer and Harbinger of Sartoria Napoletana".2nd Feb 2021
Digital Talk series 4 – Why Fashion Matters with “Priyadarshini Rao, India’s one of the most Inspiring Designers".15th Feb 2021
Digital Talk series 5 – Why Fashion Matters with Manimaran R, a multidisciplinary visual storyteller who is specialised in Fashion and Art narratives".17th Mar 2021 [youtube link]
Digital Talk series 6 – Why Fashion Matters with Mr. Himanshu Shani, we look at fashion through the lens of innovation, live from his studio 11.11 / eleven eleven".15th April 2021 [youtube link]
Digital Talk series 7 – Why Fashion Matters with Ms. Palak Shah, a Forbes 30 under 30 honouree who is one of the only connoisseurs creating a global dialogue through the exuberance and heritage of the Indian textiles".6th May 2021 [youtube link]
Digital Talk series 8 – Why Fashion Matters with Mr. Karan Torani, a quintessential storyteller who chose fashion as his medium of expression".25th May 2021
Digital Talk series 9 – Why Fashion Matters with "Mr. Rakesh Thakore, pays homage to the torchbearers of Indian sustainable fashion - Abraham & Thakore"19th June 2021

TDV ADMISSION PROCESS

It is a specifically designed test that assesses an individual’s various dimensions. TDV has imbibed a multicultural approach and is spread across the nation in cities like- Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhopal, Kochi, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Noida, and Kolkata. The institute’s entrance test is branched out to multiple channels reflecting upon the intrinsic personality traits that a capable design curator must inherit.

Correlative quiz : It tests the awareness level of aspirantsin the form of a kind of treasure hunt that offers clues, and one has to navigate to reach somewhere; designed to make them understand correlations between people/ places/ objects/ events etc.to test the presence of mind in reading the question correctly because there are trick questions.

Comprehensive Question : This is for ideation and visual representation.The potential for all the attributes is evaluated in this question-the ability. To imagine a scenario in a holistic manner and in parts (courage to think outside the box/compassion). To visualize the representation and draw clearly/proportionately (aptitude/skill). To observe from memory/add details to the imagined environment and make it enriched and vivid (awareness/perseverance)

Question for taking positions/justifying them : In his book,‘ViP-Vision in Product Design’, Dr. Paul Hekkert says that design is about taking positions; building arguments on why it is what it is and being able to justify with logic and rationale. This section tests

  1. the ability to develop an opinion or a perspective of an issue; one that is not random and whimsical but justified convincingly
  2. to evaluate values and priorities among this age group
  3. to represent innovatively, the ideation although the focus is on the design thinking

Creating thumbnails : This gives the student an opportunity to express the core concept or the basic concept of what he/she is trying to express and are very useful in visual communication. The exercise is designed to address multiple meanings:

1. To evaluate lateral thinking based on the interpretation-from the most obvious to least obvious.

2. The response could also indicate an awareness of what is happening in the world.

Situational test : The situational test at TDV tests the candidates with realistic yet hypothetical scenarios and asks the test takers to build models around the same, which has been identified as a brilliant method to check the creative and innovative skills with respect to spontaneity. The test focuses to surface the inventive/experimental/imaginative and artistic capabilities of the candidates by putting them into a time-bound situation and indulging their minds to construct something meaningful. The situational test helps to delineate the constructive thought-process of the candidate as well as his behavioral tendency and personality.

Personal Interview & Portfolio discussion : A precise and clear communication of the candidate individually, to the designated mentor. A brief discussion with mentor about personal goals, aspirations, opinions and ideologies.

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FULL-TIME FOUR-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE COURSES
Total no of seats : 105 seats

Eligibility :Minimum 50% score in Higher Secondary Examination or Class XII equivalent. The students have toget through the TDV Design Entrance Test.

Selection :Candidates are chosen on the basis of an entrance examination, a situation test and personal interview conducted by TDV. Students are encouraged to share their design portfolios at the time of the interview.

Transfer Admission : In special cases, TDV accepts student transfers from other institutes on the basis of an interview, portfolio review, recommendation letters and previous marksheets. University rules are applicable for degree purposes.

FULL-TIME TWO-YEAR POSTGRADUATE DEGREE COURSES
Total no of seats : 40 seats

Eligibility : The candidate must be a graduate (10+2+3/4) or equivalent with a minimum of 50% score. The degree must be from a related creative field or supported with relevant work experience.

Selection : Candidates are chosen on the basis of an TDV Entrance Exam portfolio review and personal interview. This can pertain to any creative and relevant work and should be supported with a statement of purpose.

Transfer Admission : In special cases, TDV accepts student transfers from other institutes on the basis of an interview, portfolio review, recommendation letters and previous marksheets. University rules are applicable for degree purposes

One – YEAR EXECUTIVE DEGREE COURSES
Total no of seats : 20 seats

Eligibility : The candidate must be a graduate (10+2+3/4) or equivalent with a minimum of 50% score. The degree must be from a related creative field or supported with relevant work experience.

IPHD : The candidate must be B. Arch or Bachelors in Design from the relevant field

Selection : Candidates are chosen on the basis of an TDV Entrance Exam portfolio review and personal interview. This can pertain to any creative and relevant work and should be supported with a statement of purpose.

SCHOLARSHIPS 2022

1ST YEAR SCHOLARSHIP *

CategoryUp to 100%
TDV ENTRANCE EXAM100-75-50-25%For 1st year only
SIBLINGS25% concession on Tuition Fees for one siblingTill the time both the siblings are in TDV
DEFENSE25% concession on Tuition FeesFor 1st year only
SINGLE MOTHERS25% concession on Tuition FeesFor 1st year only
FOUNDER'S SCHOLARSHIP (NEED BASED )
CASE TO CASE

NOTES:

  • Only one concession can be availed at a time.
  • The Founder's scholarship is a Need based scholarship for deserving candidates who have done extremely well in academics and need financial aid.
  • All such students need to submit an application representing their case to the Scholarship Committee. The decision of the committee will be deemed Final.
  • All scholarships are on Tuition Fees only.
  • No scholarships would be granted on International semester.
  • Continuing year's scholarship - The Scholarship in the following year's is strictly on merit based. The top 20% rank holders will be eligible for scholarship in the continuing year. The students who don't fall under this category can apply for the founder's scholarship [Need Based]

REFUND POLICY - ACADEMIC SESSION 2022

S. noRefund CategoriesDeductionsRefunds Permissable
1Any written withdrawal application received by TDV by 30th June, 2022.Registration FeesRefundable security & Course fees
2Any written withdrawal application received by TDV between 15 days of class commencementRegistration Fees & Course Fees (50%)Refundable security & Course Fees (50%)
3Any written withdrawal application received by TDV after 15 days of class commencementRegistration Fees & Course Fees (100%)Refundable security

Notes : * For Terms and Conditions please visit our website www.thedesignvillage.org

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