Kerala State Institute of Design PG Diploma Design Programs online admissions 2020

Are you searching for admission notifications to postgraduate diploma courses in textile or IT or industrial products' design? This article provides complete information on the admission notification issued by the Kerala State Institute of Design (KSID) for Indian and foreign students for admission to PG Diploma programs in design beginning in 2020.

Kerala State Institute of Design (KSID), Kollam invites applications from eligible students from India and overseas for admission to the institute's Postgraduate Diploma Programs starting in the academic session 2020.

About KSID

Set up in 2008 under the Department of Labour and Skills, Government of Kerala, the Kerala State Institute of Design (KSID) became a part of the Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE) six years ago. With the mentorship of the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad to develop the course curriculum, KSID has now come into its own, with graduates from KSID getting career opportunities as design professionals. The studios and labs are equipped with the requisite teaching aids and learning infrastructure. Thus, there are looms and sewing machines, tools for wood and bamboo work, computer-aided IT software, etc. There are plenty of print and digital sources of information in the library. The KSID campus has hostel accommodation for both boys and girls with an on-site canteen.

Beyond academics, KSID is playing a stellar role in conducting outreach programs for rural communities, providing assistance to start-ups and conducting research programs, all these helping towards the preservation and development of traditional culture and heritage.

About KSID courses and curriculum

KSID offers three Postgraduate Diploma Programs, with ten seats for each. Reservation of seats for SC/ST/OBC candidates will be done on the basis of the State Govt. norms. Each of the programs is for the duration of 30 months, with five semesters.

The programs are -
  1. IT Integrated Communication Design, IICD.

  2. Integrated Textile & Apparel Design, ITAD.

  3. Integrated Life Style Product Design, ILPD.

From the basics of what design is all about, to acquiring hands-on experience in traditional techniques, students get a wide exposure to the field of design over their two and a half years of course work. The syllabus is based on that of the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad . Alongside classroom lectures, students work in studios and labs, and attend seminars and workshops. They can choose a field of specialization for their thesis work.

Eligibility requirements for KSID courses

You must have a Degree in any discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognized university or institution, with a minimum of 55% marks. If you have appeared or are appearing for the final semester exam, then also you can apply, with your last available score aggregates to be given in the application. The acceptable upper age limit is 40 years. Some professional experience in relevant fields will be advantageous.

KSID Course Fees

As of the current academic session, the fees for each of the courses is as follows (though subject to change as per the decision of the institute's officials)-
  1. Admission Fee: Rs. 2,000/-.

  2. Semester Fee: Rs.45,000/- per semester.

  3. Hostel Fee: Rs. 3,000/- per semester.

  4. Security Deposit: Rs. 10,000/-. This fee is refundable.

In the case of students from SAARC Countries, African Countries, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, the fee is USD5,000. For foreign students from other countries, the fee is USD12,000.

Note: The course fee will be refunded only to students who leave the institute on cancellation of admission on or before 15th July 2020. The refund (without interest) can be collected after the closing of admission for the year.

Application process for KSID courses

Applications should be made online only at the official website of KSID. The online application fee of Rs.1000/- has to be paid through the SBI collect option at

During the online application process, the following documents must be scanned and uploaded-
  1. A passport size photo of the applicant (this should be the latest photo).

  2. A copy of the completed semester's marks/completion certificate.

  3. A certificate of eligibility for candidates seeking admission under the reservation quota and the mark list for all semesters.

  4. The consolidated final mark list of the Degree course.

  5. A copy of SSLC/equivalent certificate mentioning the date of birth of the applicant.

If you are eligible for admission, you will be called for a Design Aptitude Test (DAT). The centres for DAT are at Trivandram, Ernakulam, Kozhikode Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Chennai.

Based on the scores in this test, if you are shortlisted, then you have to appear for a Studio Test and a personal interview. The final rank list, as well as a waiting list of candidates, will then be released, based on the scores of the studio test and the interview.

KSID admission schedule

Last date to submit online application along with fees: 29th February 2020.
Design Aptitude test: 26th April 2020.
Result of aptitude test: 2nd May 2020.
Studio test & interview: 22nd and 23rd May 2020.
Result of studio test & interview: 27th May 2020.
First allotment: 29th May 2020.
Last date for Remittance of fee, certificate verification and completion of admission formalities for the candidates who got first allotment: 10th June 2020.
Announcement of vacant seats (if any): 12th June 2020.
Second allotment in case of vacant seats: 13th June 2020.
Last date for remittance of fee, certificate verification and completion of admission formalities for the second allotment: 25th June 2020.

Contact information

For admission-related queries and assistance, contact the Admissions Cell, Kerala State Institute of Design-
Ph: 0474-2710393, 0474-2719193 – call Monday to Friday, between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Campus address: Chandanathope, Kollam, Kerala – 691014.

Courses in the field of Art & Design have great career prospects. So, apply to KSID PG Diploma courses soon!

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