Indian Institute of Crafts & Design(IICD) B.Des, M.Des and M.Voc admissions 2021

Are you a design aspirant who wishes to pursue a B.Des or M.Des degree? The Indian Institute of Crafts & Design(IICD), Jaipur is inviting online applications for 2021 admissions to B.Des, M.Des and M.Voc courses in design. Interested candidates can check this article and get IICD 2021 admission related details like eligibility criteria, selection process, the application procedure for Indian candidates, foreign nationals and NRI, etc.

Admissions are open at the Indian Institute of Crafts & Design(IICD), Jaipur for the academic year 2021. Candidates who are interested to complete a professional degree in any designing courses such as fashion design, jewellery design, material design, etc. can apply for the IICD admissions 2021 by following the online application procedures mentioned here in this article.

About IICD

Indian Institute of Crafts & Design(IICD) is one of the premier design institutes in India that was established at Jaipur in the year 1995 by the Government of Rajasthan. It is an autonomous institute affiliated to Rajasthan Skill ILD University (RISU). To revitalize the craft sector in India, the IICD was set up to conduct education and research in craft and design. The institute offers bachelor and master degree programmes in various areas of design and also provide relevant training in the craft sector. The faculty members of IICD possess excellent academic credentials along with a practical experience in crafts and design. Also, the institute has a good infrastructure ideal for creative education. To conduct creative design classes, the institute has studios, workshops with advanced tools and equipment, display spaces, computer lab, library, resource centre, etc. For accommodation, IICD provides separate hostel facilities for boys and girls.

By attending the design education and training of IICD, the students can sharpen their creativity and design skills. The career scope for the design graduates is high in the craft sector, design sector, developmental sector, cultural and knowledge industries, etc. For the career benefits of the designs students, the IICD also provides placement opportunities in reputed companies like Tata ceramics, Fab India, Asian Paints, etc.

Courses offered

The design programmes offered at IICD are in alignment with the National Skills Qualification Frameworks (NSQF). The institute follows a well-structured curriculum and conducts both theoretical and practical sessions. All the design programmes are comprehensive and as a part of the course curriculum, the students must complete an internship training in the craft or design sector. Currently, the IICD is accepting applications from the students for 2021 admissions to the below mentioned UG and PG degree programmes in crafts and design.

B.Des ( Duration: 4 years):
  1. Soft Material Design
  2. Hard Material Design
  3. Fired Material Design
  4. Fashion Clothing Design
  5. Crafts Communication
  6. Jewellery Design

M.Des (Duration: 2 years):
  1. Soft Material Design
  2. Hard Material Design
  3. Fired Material Design
  4. Fashion Clothing Design
  5. Crafts Communication
  6. Jewellery Design

M.Voc (Duration: 3 years):
  1. Soft Material Design
  2. Hard Material Design
  3. Fired Material Design
  4. Fashion Clothing Design
  5. Crafts Communication
  6. Jewellery Design

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Eligibility criteria

Only candidates who satisfy the following eligibility conditions can apply for B.Des, M.Des and M.Voc admissions at IICD.
  • To apply for the 4-year B.Des programmes, candidates must have completed 10+2 education from a recognized board of education. Also, candidates who are appearing for the qualifying exam and those who are waiting for their board exam results can apply.
  • For admissions to 2-year M.Des degree programmes, only candidates who have completed their graduate degree in Design(B.Des) or architecture(B.Arch) from any recognized University are eligible to apply. Candidates who are appearing for the qualifying exam can also apply but they should submit their provisional certificate at the institute latest by 31st October 2021. If a candidate fails to submit the necessary certificates, then IICD will cancel the seat allotted.
  • Graduates from the non-design background can apply for 3-year M.Voc degree programmes after completion of 1-year PG foundation course offered by IICD

Application procedure

Eligible candidates can apply for B.Des, M.Des or M.Voc courses of IICD by filling the online application form available at the official website of IICD. At first, the candidates must register themselves by submitting their valid mobile number and an email address in the registration form. On successful registration, candidates can log in to fill the IICD online application form. While filling the online application form, candidates must mention the specialization they wish to study. The application form will be submitted successfully, only if the candidates fill all the details in the form, upload the necessary documents in the correct format and pay the admission fee.

Before filling the application form, candidates are requested to read the prospectus carefully.

Prospectus link:

The Admission processing fee for Indian and SAARC Nationals is INR 1,750 and for NRI/ other Foreign Nationals is INR 3500. Candidates must pay the admission fee through the online payment gateway. Remember, the applicants who are applying under NRI and Foreign Nationals category would need to obtain a valid residence permit or student visa for the prescribed duration of the programme and/or any other condition required as per the law of Government of India.

Mentioned below are the documents to be uploaded in the application form. Check the prospectus to know about the acceptable format for the documents to be uploaded.
  1. Recent Photograph
  2. Aadhar Card
  3. Candidate Signature
  4. Front and Back Pages of Passport(for NRI, Foreign Nationals and SAARC nationals)

On successful submission of the online application form, the applicants will receive a confirmation email with payment reference id. Applicants who did not receive the confirmation email must contact by attaching the bank statement/card transaction proof. The online applications for UG and PG admissions should be submitted on or before the last date.

IICD Entrance Test

The submitted online application forms will be processed for the Entrance Test. Candidates will receive their admit card from IICD to their registered email id. Candidates who have submitted the form successfully but have not received the admit card by 07.05.2021 are requested to contact the IICD Admission Cell (details mentioned below).

The IICD Entrance Test will contain 3 parts

Part A: Question Paper (Weightage: 30%)
The registered candidates will get a question paper from IICD along with the admit card via email. The candidates will have to answer the questions in PDF/Word file and submit it along with the portfolio on the scheduled date.

Part B: Portfolio Submission(Weightage: 50%)
IICD will convey the specification regarding the portfolio submission to the applicants through the email along with the Question Paper. Based on the portfolio submitted, the institute will evaluate the candidate's creative ability, observations, perceptions, visual interpretation, etc. So, in the portfolio, the candidates can include their creative work like painting, sketching, photography, embroidery, etc.

Part C: Personal Interview(Weightage: 20%)
IICD will conduct a personal interview online. The date of interview will be communicated through email. The interview panel will test the candidates' communication ability, IQ, aptitude to crafts, General Awareness about Crafts & Design and the achievements in academics and co-curricular activities.

Selection process

IICD will admit the candidates to the degree programmes based on their performance in the entrance test. The Admission Committee and Management of IICD will shortlist the candidates and will publish the list of selected candidates for admission on All the selected candidates will receive an admission letter regarding their selection to the degree programmes for the academic session 2021 through email. In the admission letter, the selected candidates can get details regarding payment of fees, hostel allotment date, time and venue of commencement of the academic session. The decision of the selection committee of IICD will be final and no changes cannot be made.

IICD will admit the candidates into the degree programmes based on the reservation policy of the UGC. The reservation percentage for admissions in IICD is

OBC-27%; ST-15%; SC-7.5% and PH- 3%

The seats will be opened to the General category if there are insufficient applications from the reserved categories.

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Important dates

  • The last date to submit the online application form: 21st April 2021 (Wednesday), by 4:00 PM
  • Date of issue of admit card and guidelines for Portfolio submission: 1st June 2021
  • Submission of Portfolio and Statement of Purpose: Between 10th to 20th June 2021
  • Date of Online interview: Between 26th June to 4th July 2021
  • Declaration of Results (1st list): 10th July 2021
  • Fee Submission (1st List): 10th July 2021 onwards
  • Declaration of Results (2nd list): 26th July 2021
  • Fee Submission (2nd List): 26th July 2021
  • Document verification: Mid August 2021 (Tentative)
  • The commencement of academic session: End August or Early September 2021 (Tentative)

Note: IICD has all rights to change the above-mentioned dates. In case of any changes in the date, the registered candidates will be notified immediately.

Contact details

For any admission related queries, candidates can contact the admission cell of IICD via or Call/WhatsApp during office hours (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri) at
Mr. Ajai Johri: +91-94606 73297
Ms. Rashmi Pareek: +91-94608 08297
Mr. Jitendra Agarwal: +91-94608 37297
Land Line number (Reception): +91 141-270-1203, 270- 1504
Fax: +91-141-2700160
Address: J-8, Jhalana, Institutional Area, Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan

To know more details about IICD and its 2021 admission process, please visit

Candidates who are interested in learning design courses can also apply for the Indian Institute of Art and Design(IIAD) UG and PG admissions 2021.

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