IIITDM Kancheepuram M.Des admissions 2021

Do you wish to pursue M.Des in Integrated Product Design? Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Kancheepuram is accepting online application forms for 2021 admissions to the newly introduced M.Des programme in Integrated Product Design. Interested candidates can check this article to know about the eligibility criteria, application process, selection process, etc.

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing(IIITDM), Kancheepuram is a national level institute that was established in the year 2007 in Tamil Nadu under the Ministry of Education to promote knowledge of products and processes involved in the manufacturing sector. The institute is well-known for offering UG, PG and research education in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Smart Manufacturing. In November 2021, the institute has started the School of Interdisciplinary Design and Innovation (SIDI) to provide design-centric education to the students in a way supporting innovation and research. The SIDI offers high-quality design programmes at all levels with the guidance of a Design Advisory Council which consists of leading design experts from the industry and academia.

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Currently, the SIDI of IIITDM Kancheepuram has launched a new M.Des. programme in Integrated Product Design for which the admissions are going on. To know more about SIDI and M.Des Integrated Product Design course, visit http://www.sidi.iiitdm.ac.in/

Candidates who wish to become design leaders in manufacturing can apply for M.Des admissions in IIITDM for the academic year 2021 if they satisfy the following eligibility conditions.

Eligibility criteria

The admission process of SIDI & IIITDM for the M.Des programme will happen in 2 separate categories.

Category 1: Based on CEED score
Category 2: Self/Sponsored/Industry/QIP

Eligibility conditions for category 1
  • Candidates should have completed a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Design/Architecture with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognized university. For SC/ST/PwD candidates the minimum eligible mark is 55%.
  • Candidates should have qualified Common Entrance Examination for Design 2021 (CEED 2021) with a valid score
  • As per institute norms, candidates who apply for admissions with CEED 2021 score would be considered for an assistantship.

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Eligibility conditions for category 2
  • Candidates should have completed a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Designing/Architecture with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognized university. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, the minimum eligible mark is 55%
  • Candidates should be regular employee with continuous service of at least 2 yrs in the R&D organization, academic/institution, industry, Government organization, etc. and should be engaged in professional design work.
  • While applying for admissions, the Sponsored Candidates should submit a sponsorship letter in a prescribed format from the employer along with the filled-in application form.
  • Candidates without any work experience and a valid CEED score can also apply but they will be considered as self-sponsored. For such candidates, the selection will be done based on a written test and interview conducted by IIITDM.

Application process

Eligible candidates who wish to apply for M.Des admissions in SIDI should submit an online application form available at the official website of IIITDM.

Candidates are requested to read the prospectus before filling the application form.

Prospectus link: http://www.iiitdm.ac.in/old/mdes_admission/pdf/SIDI_Prospectus_with%20annexures_v3.pdf

The application form fees for various categories are mentioned below. Candidates should pay the application fee through SBI Collect. The step by step procedure for form fee payment is available in Annexure-E of the prospectus.

  • General category students
    Male: Rs. 300
    Female: Rs. 150
    Third(T): Rs 300
  • OBC(NC) category students
    Male: Rs. 300
    Female: Rs. 150
    Third(T): Rs 300
  • SC/ST category students
    Male: Rs. 150
    Female: Rs. 150
    Third(T): Rs. 150
  • PwD category students
    Male: Rs. 150
    Female: Rs. 150
    Third(T): Rs. 150

New candidates have to first register themselves and create an account. After registration, the candidates can log in using their credentials to submit the online application form. All the mandatory fields in the application form should be filled with the correct details. Also, the candidates should upload the scanned copy of the following documents

  1. Recent color photograph(File format: jpg)
  2. Candidate's signature (File format: jpg)
  3. Degree Certificate(File format: pdf)
  4. Certificate from Principal of the College or Head of the Department as per annexure A(for candidates waiting for final semester results)
  5. Higher Secondary Certificate(File format: pdf)
  6. Birth certificate, or any proof of date of birth(File format: pdf)
  7. Experience certificate, if applicable(File format: pdf)
  8. Valid Category certificate for SC/ST/OBC (NC) category students(File format: pdf)
  9. Valid medical certificate for PwD category students (File format: pdf)
  10. Valid EWS certificate for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category students(File format: pdf)

Note: The size of each file should not be more than 1MB and all the scanned documents should be 200 dpi or above. The institute will reject the application if a candidate submits poor quality photograph, signature and other documents.

Selection process

For the eligible candidates who have applied for admission with their CEED scores, the institute will publish a category-wise merit list based on the CEED scores and will call the shortlisted candidates to attend an interview. The final selection for M.Des admissions for such candidates will be done based on their performance in the interview along with the CEED scores.

The selection process for final admissions to the Self/ Sponsored/ Industry/QIP candidates without a CEED score will be done based on a written test and/or an interview conducted by the institute. To qualify in the admission process, candidates must attend both the written test and interview. The syllabus for the written test will be communicated to the candidates after they get shortlisted.

Seats available

M.Des with CEED(Total seats: 10)
General Category: 5 seats
EWS: 1 seat
OBC(NC):2 seats
SC: 1 seat
ST: 1 seat

M.Des without CEED for Self/Sponsored/ Industry persons (Total seats: 10)
General Category: 6 seats
EWS: 1 seat
OBC(NC):2 seats
SC: 1 seat

Important dates

Last date to submit the online application form: 14 May 2021
Online Interview (CEED cleared list): 31 May 2021
Online written test for shortlisted applicants: 28 May 2021
Online Interview (for candidates without CEED shortlisted from the online written test): 01 June 2021
Announcement of selected candidates: 07 June 2021
Confirmation of admission and fee payment: 30 June 2021
Commencement of first semester classes: 26 July 2021

Note: The schedule may change, so candidates are requested to check the official website of the institute frequently to get admission-related updates.

Contact details

For admission related queries or details, contact
The Head of the Department,
School of Interdisciplinary Design and Innovation (SIDI)
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM),
Kancheepuram, Chennai 600127
Phone: 044-27476323
Email: sidi@iiitdm.ac.in, admissions.sidi@iiitdm.ac.in
Website: www.iiitdm.ac.in

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