Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) B.Des admissions 2021-2022

Do you wish to pursue a B.Des degree from the best design institutes in India? Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID), Pune has opened its admission process for B.Des degree courses. Interested students from India and Abroad can check this article and get details about the SID B.Des admission process for the academic year 2021.

About SID

In India, a lot of design institutes offer a variety of Creative Designing courses. Aspirants who wish to enter into the designing field can pursue a B.Des degree in any specialization. For the design aspirants, the Symbiosis University had started Symbiosis Institute of Design(SID) to promote high-quality creative design education in India as per international standards. The institute stands in the 4th position among the Best Design Institutes across India and has also received top rankings for education in the Communication Design and Fashion Design category from Education World and India Today-Nielsen Company.

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SID follows a robust curriculum and experiential learning process. The institute has good infrastructure, facilities and experienced faculty members to conduct research-oriented Designing courses. For the students, SID provides study abroad opportunities and also trains them to attend internships and on-campus placement interviews. Some reputed companies that visit SID for on-campus job interviews are Accenture, Infosys, Studio Mars, The Art Effects, Elephant Design, Clique Media, etc.

Currently, admissions are open at Symbiosis Institute of Design for the following B.Des courses.

Eligibility conditions

Candidates who are interested in applying for B.Des programmes in SID for the academic year 2021 should satisfy the below-mentioned eligibility requirements of the institute.

  1. There is no age limit for the candidates to apply for B.Des admissions in SID.
  2. Candidates should have completed 10+2 education in any stream from a recognized education board or 10+3 Diploma education approved by the State Board of Technical Education with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. The minimum marks required for SC/ST candidates is 45%.
  3. Candidates who are appearing for their final examination of 10+2 grade or 10+3 Diploma degree can also apply for admissions but such candidates should produce their examination results by June 2021.
  4. Candidates should possess the creative aptitude and design skills suitable to pursue design education.
  5. Candidates with a relevant portfolio matching the Design programme would be highly preferred.

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Admission procedure for Indian students

SID usually conducts Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) and also expects the submission of elementary drawing exam certificate from the candidates for admissions to B.Des programmes. But for the academic year 2021, SID has modified its B.Des admission process. The new admission procedure of SID includes Registration, Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction (PI). Selection for B.Des admissions 2021 at SID will not happen based on SEED, only the performance of the candidates in Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction will be considered.

How to register

For admissions to the B.Des programme in Symbiosis Institute of Design, the Indian students should register themselves by filling an online registration form that is available in the official website of SID by filling the details as requested.

But before filling the registration form, candidates need to read the registration instructions carefully and agree to the terms and conditions of the institute.

Once the registration form is submitted successfully, candidates will receive an email containing their registration ID. The registered users can log in with their credentials to pay the registration fee, preview the form and payment details.

The registration fees for B.Des courses in SID is Rs.750/-. The registration fee is non-refundable and should be paid via Billdesk Online Payment Gateway.

In the form, candidates must upload their recent passport size photograph (File size: not more than 150KB; file format: jpg/jpeg/png/gif) and fill all the mandatory fields with correct information.

Remember, the B.Des admission process of SID is completely online (No offline mode) and so the candidates should submit the form and pay the registration form fee through online mode on or before the last date.

Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction

After submitting the registration form along with the payment, SID will open a link on their website for the applicants to book their personal interaction slot. The applicants who have booked their slots can upload their portfolios on the link available on the official website of SID.

The digital portfolio to be uploaded should contain the applicant's best works that showcase their skills, interest and design passion. SID always expects a unique portfolio with a compilation of interesting and creative things. So, to get selected for B.Des admissions, applicants must have a self-made portfolio with distinguished work. Remember, SID will reject the candidature if an applicant submits a ready-made portfolio.

After the submission of the portfolio as per the specifications of SID in the upload link, the applicants need to appear for SID's Online Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction on the date and time they have selected with their admit card. The applicants can download their admit card from the institute's portal on June 14, 2021, and they must display it as proof of identity when attending the PI round.

During the personal interaction time, an interview panel from the SID selection committee will review the applicant's portfolio and ask questions to test the personality traits, design knowledge and skills of the applicants. Sometimes the panel will ask the applicants to draw or sketch an image during the online personal interaction round. So, it is good for the applicants to have the basic stationery items like pen, paper, and pencils with them while attending the PI.

Selection Process

After the completion of the admission procedures, the SID will prepare the final merit list for B.Des admissions based on the cumulative performance of the applicants in Portfolio review and PI. The institute during the selection process will also consider the details mentioned by the applicants in the application form and his/her course preferences.

The final list of selected candidates for admissions will be displayed on the website of SID. The selected candidates will have to then pay the course registration fee and get their certificates verified on the date mentioned by the institute.

Important Dates

  • Last date to submit the online registration form along with payment: 31.05.2021
  • Slot booking for personal interaction: From 02.06.2021 to 05.06.2021
  • Last date to upload portfolio: 12.06.2021
  • Release of admit card: 14.06.2021
  • Date of Portfolio review and personal interaction: 19.06.2021 to 27.06.2021
  • Declaration of merit list: 01.07.2021
  • Course Registration Fee payment Online for the merit list candidates: 01.07.2021 to 08.07.2021
  • Document verification: 27.07.2021 to 31.07.2021
  • Start of the programme: August 2021

Note: Depending on the vacancies, the wait-listed candidates will be considered for provisional admissions in the order of merit list after 08.07.2021.

Admission procedure for International Students

Symbiosis handles the admission procedure for international students through Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE). International candidates who wish to join B.Des in SID can write to or visit to know about the admission procedures of SID for international students.

Contact details

For any technical queries, contact 044-40492210 / 11 and for general admission related queries, reach out to

Indian Students admissions
Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
S No. 231/4A, Vimannagar, Pune – 411014
Maharashtra, India
Tel: +91 20 26557203 / 210
Website :
Admissions FAQ:

International Students admissions
Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)
Senapati Bapat Road, Pune – 411004
Maharashtra, India
Tel: +91 20 25671905
Fax: +91 20 25659209

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