New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi will launch a new undergraduate programme — Bachelor of Design (BDes) from the next academic session. The Department of Design of the IIT-Delhi will offer the BDes course, which was first offered in 2017.
There will be 20 seats for the four-year course to start with and it will be open to students of all specialisations (Science, Arts, Commerce etc.).
The admission to the BDes programme will be based on UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design) ranks. The institute has already begun the registration for the UCEED examination on uceed.iitb.ac.in.
“We are delighted about starting off this new Bachelor’s programme in design as this is the first time IIT Delhi would be admitting undergraduate students (BDes) from other than Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. We expect that the students who graduate with a B. Des. degree from IIT Delhi would take up leadership positions in industry, academia, government, consulting, and entrepreneurship over a period of time,” IIT-Delhi director Prof V Ramgopal Rao was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
“Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) programme and other programmes in design, which are in pipeline at IIT Delhi will bridge the huge demand-supply gap of quality design professionals, which our country needs to excel as a creative economy,” Professor Rao added.