Indian Institute of Crafts & Design Jaipur M.Des.Craft and Design course admissions 2020

Are you looking for the admission notification of IICD Jaipur for their M.Des in Crafts & Design with a specialisation in Craft Communication program? This article provides complete information about the course, the fee structure and the application procedure, including admissions for foreign nationals and NRIs.

The Indian Institute of Crafts & Design (IICD), Jaipur has announced admissions open for M.Des in Crafts & Design with a specialisation in Craft Communication. Currently celebrating its Silver Jubilee, IICD is managed by Ambuja Educational Institute with affiliation with the Rajasthan ILD Skills University (RSU) with the Degree awarded by RSU.

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About IICD and M.Des.Craft and Design course

There are 20 seats for the two-year M.Des in Crafts & Design with a specialisation in Craft Communication, with two semesters in each academic year. Hostel accommodation is available for Indian nationals and those from SAARC countries, but not for NRI/foreign nationals. The spacious campus has academic blocks, computer labs, a library and knowledge resource centre, and conference rooms. There are fully-equipped workshops that provide hands-on training with relevant tools, such as for learning weaving, dyeing and pattern-making, working on metal, glass, wood and ceramics, etc.

The purpose of having the specialization of craft communication incorporated into the M.Des. course is to enable you to develop the skill of communicating through the craftwork that you design, whether it is through the medium of print and packaging or an exhibit put on display or even through an online sale. By experimenting and analyzing various aspects of what you learn, you will develop your own independent way of critical thinking. Additionally, you will not just be creating something from basic data, but also understanding the functionality of the materials used.

The career scope on completing a Master's program in Crafts & Design with a specialisation in Craft Communication is not limited to simply creating creative craftwork and innovative designs and setting up your own ventures or working with NGOs that are associated with craft communities. You can get a career opportunity as an exhibition curator in a reputed museum or Gallery that is dedicated to showcasing works of indigenous communities. Other career options are to work on designing packaging for a reputed brand's products, sketch out designs for the online marketing and sales of products and services in the sector, get job opportunities in a professional Studio, and so on.

IICD M.Des. Craft and Design course fee structure

Refer to the table below to know the semester fee for the M.Des. program, including the hostel fee.

IICD M.Des. Craft And Design Course Fee Structure
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IICD M.Des. Eligibility requirements

You must be a Graduate in Design or Architecture or Fine Arts or Crafts or have a four-year Professional Diploma in any design program from a recognised university or institute. Those having a Graduate Degree in any discipline along with a Postgraduate Degree or Diploma in Design or Architecture or Fine Arts or Crafts from a recognised university or institute can also apply for the M.Des. course. It is also desirable to have one or two years of work experience in the relevant field, but this is not mandatory. You are also expected to have a working knowledge of English since English is the medium of instruction.

Application procedure for IICD M.Des. course

You have to submit the application online only at the official IICD admissions portal. Ensure that you have scanned the following documents and kept them ready to upload during the online application-
  1. A passport size photo: A colour or black and white photo is acceptable, but it must be clear and should not exceed 100 kb to 200 kb with the approximate size of 360x450 pixels and in jpg or jpeg format only.

  2. The signature: This should be in blue or black colour on a white background in jpg or jpeg format that is between 20 kb to 50 kb.

  3. Aadhaar card as photo ID proof: This can be scanned in colour or black and white in jpg or jpeg format, but it must have clarity and should not exceed 100 kb to 200 kb. Need a duplicate UID? Learn how to get a duplicate Aadhaar UID card.

  4. Transcript (Graduation/Post Graduation) in PDF format only. Transcripts mean the detailed academic records.

  5. A Statement of Purpose in PDF format only.

  6. Design project or final year project in PDF format only.

  7. Curriculum Vitae in PDF format only.

The admission processing fee of Rs.1,750/- has to be paid online and will not be refunded. This fee is for Indian and SAARC nationals. In the case of NRI and other Foreign Nationals, the admission processing fee is Rs. 3500/-.

Admission procedure for foreign nationals and NRIs

The online procedure and fees have been mentioned above. Note that if you are applying for the M.Des. program as a foreign national or NRI, you are expected to have the relevant qualifications similar or equivalent to that required for Indian nationals. You will also have to obtain a valid residential permit or a Student Visa for the duration of the program and fulfil other criteria and conditions that are required as per the Govt. of India laws. Since English is the medium of instruction, in case you are a native of a non-English-speaking country, you will need to submit an IELTS/TOEFL score. Like other candidates, you will also be required to appear for an online personal interview, the date of which will be communicated to you via your registered email by 10th August 2020.

Important dates

Application forms are available at the IICD website since 20th July 2020. The last date for registration to the M.Des. course is 8th August 2020.

An online personal interview will be conducted either on 17th August 2020 or the next day, on 18th August 2020. Those who have been selected for this interview will be intimated through their registered email ID. In case you do not get this intimation email by 13th August 2020, you can get in touch with the IICD Admissions Cell (see the contact information at the end of this article).

The results will be declared on 21st August 2020 and the course fee has to be submitted between 25th August to 5th September 2020.

On 11th September 2020 students who have got approval for admission to the M.Des. course have to report for registration and verification of documents. The academic session will likely be starting on 14th September 2020.

Note: Candidates who have registered online will be informed of changes, if any, in the above schedule.

Contact information

Address: IICD Jaipur - J-8, Jhalana, Institutional Area, Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan
Admission Cell Ph: +91-141-2701203 (Reception). Mobile: +91-94606 73297. Fax: +91 141 2700160.
You can also call or send a WhatsApp query between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday only) on these numbers: +91-94606 73297 - Mr. Ajai Johri (Deputy Registrar, Academics); +91-94608 08297 - Ms. Rashmi Pareek; +91-94608 37297 - Mr. Jitendra Agarwal.
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Step in as a student at IICD, Jaipur and step out as a design professional with your own unique stamp of craftsmanship!

Footnote: Due to the current pandemic, readers are advised to check the official IICD website to get updates on the admission process, the fees, etc

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