Admission Guidelines

ELIGIBILITY
The eligibility criteria for admission to various UG and PG degree programmes in Craft & Design at IICD for the Academic Year 2023-24 are as following:
S. No.Course and SpecialisationEligibilityDurationsNo of seats
14 Year Bachelors Programme ( B.Des) Specialisations:
1. Hard Material Design
2. Soft Material Design
3. Fired Material Design
4. Fashion Clothing Design
5. Jewellery Design
6. Crafts Communication
• 10+2 from a recognized board of education.
• Students appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.
04 years / 08 Semesters (1 year Foundation included) 180
22 Years Master Programme (M.Des.)
Specializations:
1. Hard Material Design
2. Soft Material Design
3. Fired Material Design
4. Fashion Clothing Design
5. Jewellery Design
6. Crafts Communication
• Graduates from Design and Architecture background*
B.Des. | B.Arch. | B.A.in deign
B.Sc. in Design| B.Voc. in Design
(Any other Graduation Degree in Design)
(Any other Graduation Degree in Architecture)
2 years/04Semesters
Graduation from any design background
90
33 Years Master Programme (M.Voc.)
Specializations:
1. Hard Material Design
2. Soft Material Design
3. Fired Material Design
4. Fashion Clothing Design
5. Jewellery Design
6. Crafts Communication
• Graduates from non-design background**3 years / 06 semesters (1 year Foundation included)90
Selection/ Assignment of Discipline
    • The candidate has to opt for the specialisation while filling up the personal and other details in the online registration form, prior to entrance test.
    • The selection of the students for the specialisation will be on the basis of his/ her performance in the foundation semesters and the aptitude shown. The decision will be taken by a committee duly constituted by IICD. (This applies to S. No. 1 & 3)

Important Notes

* Selected candidates who have graduation in B.Des. & B.Arch, B.A. in Design, B.Sc. in Design, B.Voc. in Design, are directly admitted to 2 years / 3 years M.Des. programmes in the specialization of their preference after clearing the entrance test procedures.

** Selected candidates who are graduates from any discipline other than Design/ Architecture, are eligible for M.Voc. after completion of 1 Year PG foundation offered at IICD, which means M.Voc. will be 3 years for non design background graduates.

IICD reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of seats in each specialisation of UG and PG degree programmes in Crafts & Design.

Candidates appearing for their qualifying examinations may also apply. Their admission will be provisional and subject to obtaining the defined eligibility latest by within 90 days time after commencement of the course. In case any candidate fails to submit the defined eligibility certificates by due date, he/ she will not be allowed to continue his/her studies at IICD. In such cases, the semester tuition fee will not be refunded, however, the admission will be valid for the next year with the new semester fees provided the defined eligibility is obtained.

A. Reservation Of Seats

The reservation policy is as per the UGC norms. Reservation percentages of different categories for admission in IICD are as follows:

27% for OBC, 15% for ST and 7.5% for SC and 3% for PH candidates

In case of insufficient applications from the reserved categories, the seats will be opened to the General category

B. Filling the Application Form

The application has to be filled up online at: Admission Form Link

Application form will be accepted only if all the required fields in the online application form are filled up and the attachments are properly uploaded within acceptable criteria as mentioned below. If the application is properly filled up and payment is properly done, the applicant will receive the confirmation email with payment reference id. If the email is not received the applicant is requested to contact to the admissions@iicd ac.in with the bank statement / card transaction proof. In case the uploaded documents are not as per acceptable criteria, the candidate will receive an email to resend the documents in the acceptable format, thereafter, that the application will be processed.

C. Acceptable Photo for Uploading
  • You must use recent photo (taken in the last six months from the date of application).
  • You are easy to recognize.
  • You are in focus and the only one in the picture.
  • The head-and-shoulders are in the center and in correct size, with the entire face, both eyes, and hair clearly visible; head coverings worn for religious purposes are allowed.
  • You are directly facing the camera with a neutral expression, eyes are clearly visible.
  • Background of the photo must be plain white.
  • Photo should be sharp without any visible pixels or printer dots. There should be no dark spots or shadows.
  • Photo must be in JPG/ JPEG.
  • The file size must be between 100 kb to 200 kb. Approx. size of the photo should be 360*450 pixel.
  • Both colour and B&W photos are acceptable.
  • Preview your jpg file for image quality to ensure that the image is complete and recognizable prior to uploading.
  • Scanned image should be in straight position (not skewed). If require, crop the image to remove the extra part of the image and resize it to make it visible and recognizable.
C1. Acceptable format for Aadhar Card as Photo Identity and Address Proof & Artisans Card
  • Aadhar Card should be clear and easy to recognize.
  • Scanned document should be in focus..
  • There should be no dark spots or shadows on the document.
  • It must be in JPG/ JPEG.
  • The file size must be between 100 kb to 200 kb. Compress the file before uploading, if it is beyond 200 kb.
  • Both colour and B&W images are acceptable.
  • Preview your jpg file for image quality to ensure that the documents are complete and readable prior to uploading.
  • Scanned image should be in straight position (not skewed). If require, crop the image to remove the extra part of the image and resize it to make it visible and recognizable.
  • The Artisan card issued by development commissioner (handicraft) for the identification of the artisan whose wards are applying for the IICD entrance test, those who belong to artisan community.
C2. Acceptable format for Photo Identity and Address Proof for NRIs, Foreign Nationals and SAARC nationals
  • NRI, Foreign Nationals Including SAARC countries should upload passport document as photo identity and address proof.
  • Other guidelines to upload documents will be same as given in C.
C3. Acceptable format for Candidate’s Signature
  • Candidate’s signature should be in Blue/ Black colour on a white background.
  • Candidate’s signature should be clearly visible and recognizable.
  • Candidate’s signature should be in focus.
  • There should not be any dark spots or shadows on the image.
  • The file size must be between 20 kb to 50kb.
  • Preview your jpg file for image quality to ensure that the image is complete and readable, prior to uploading.
  • Scanned image should be in straight position (not skewed). If require, crop the image to remove the extra part of the image and resize it to make it visible and recognizable.
D. Registration And Admission Process Fee

The Admission process fee for Indian and SAARC Nationals is INR 1,750/- (Rs. One Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty only) and for NRI/ other Foreign Nationals is INR 3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five Hundred only). This fee is non refundable.

E. Entrance Test Guidelines

The Admission forms that are submitted, in acceptable format, on or before the last date, will be processed for Entrance Test.

E1. Entrance Test Centers

The IICD Entrance Test will be conducted at fourteen (14) locations all over India, as mentioned below:

Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jammu, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Raipur, Udaipur.

The candidate has to indicate his/her choice of 3 (three) test centers in order of preferences. IICD reserves the right to cancel or change the test center/date. Any such changes will be communicated to the registered candidates.

E2. Admit Card for Indian & SAARC Nationals
  • You will have to bring the print out of your Admit Card for the entrance test. Admit card is essential for entrance in the Examination Hall.
  • Admit Card will be emailed/downloadable from www.iicd.ac.in, to the eligible candidates after 16/03/23 at the candidate’s registered email id.
  • Candidate has to bring at least one original (not photo copy or scanned copy) photo identification (Id-Card). The name and signature on the photo identification must match thename that has been entered in the Registration form by the candidate. Acceptable form ofphoto identification type is Aadhar Card for Indians and Passport for SAARC Nationals
  • Candidates who have successfully submitted online form but have not received Admit Card by 24/03/23, should contact IICD’s Admissions Cell at: Tel: +91-141-2701203 (Reception)

Mobile: +91 94606 73297 Fax: +91 141 2700160 Email: admissions@iicd.ac.in
E3. Common Entrance Tests For All Programmes

Weightage of the Tests/Interview is as follows:

A. General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test35%
B. Material, Color & Conceptual Test45%
C. Personal Interview20%
a. General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test

This test is designed to evaluate the abilities and interests in students, such as estimation of sizes and proportion, observation, synthesis and visual interpretation and general awareness.

b. Material, Color & Conceptual Test

This test will assess the following abilities:

  • Intelligent use of materials, conceptualize and realize a 3 dimensional form, skill of handling material.
  • To observe, think and expand ideas, create solution based on a plan and strategy.
  • Ability to provide multiple solutions to the given problem with written description.

Material required for Material, Color & Conceptual Test:

  • Candidates must bring pens, pencils (HB, 2B, 4B & 6B), scissor, scale, cello tape, paper cutter, fevistick, eraser, compass, color pencils/dry pastels/water color, brushes etc.
c. Personal Interview

To evaluate the individual personality in the prospective candidates:

  • Aptitude to crafts
  • Intelligence quotient (IQ)
  • Communication Ability
  • General Awareness about Crafts & Design
  • Overall Personal Achievements in academics and co-curricular activities.

Portfolio - It is advisable to bring a few samples of your creative work for display during the interview, to allow others to understand your capabilities. It could be anything that you have done by yourself. Sketching, painting, embroidery, photography, worked with material, or have written anything creative, narrative etc.

List of Important Dates
Availability of Online Application Forms21st October 2022, Friday
Last Date of Submission of Application Form21st January 2023, Saturday by 4:00 pm (DATE EXTENDED TILL 10th March 2023, 4:00 PM)
Entrance Tests will be conducted in Two parts (Both Parts are compulsory), i.e.,
Part A - General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test and
Part B – a. Material, Color & Conceptual Test, b. Personal Interview
To be conducted at 14 centers * i.e. Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jammu, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Raipur, Udaipur
Admit Card issued, Latest by16th March 2023, Thursday
Entrance Test (Part A): General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test (10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)16th April 2023, Sunday
Entrance Test (Part B)
a. Material, Color & Conceptual Test (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
b. Personal Interview (3:00 PM Onwards)
16th April 2023, Sunday
Declaration of Result28th April 2023, Friday, after 4:00PM
Fee Submission1st May 2023 to 15th May 2023
Commencement of new sessionJuly 2023**
Note:

*IICD reserves the right to change the above dates under unavoidable circumstances. Registered candidates will be notified immediately about the changes.

** Exact dates will be notified separately

Important Note:
  • IICD reserves the right to cancel and/or add any Test Centre.
  • An email will be sent to applicants who have appeared in the entrance test, to intimate announcement of result or your admission. The list of selected candidates will also be uploaded on www.iicd.ac.in.
  • The decision of the Admission Committee and Management of IICD in any of the matters concerning the admission process and selection will be final.
  • All selected candidates will get intimation of their selection through an Admission Letter, which will be sent through email. Details regarding payment of fees at the time of admission, allotment of hostel and date, time and venue of commencement of the academic session will be mentioned in the admission letter.
  • Offer of admission will be valid only for the current academic session 2023-24.
  • There is a possibility that the Admission Committee recommends your admission in a programme for which you have not applied in the application form. In such cases an option will be given to you on your admission informing you of the change and you may give your consent for the same.
  • IICD does not recommend any coaching classes.
  • Any dispute arising out of admission would be under the jurisdiction of Jaipur, Rajasthan courts.
  • Ragging is strictly banned in IICD premises including hostel. Any student found guilty will be punished as per the guidelines of Honorable Supreme Court.
  • The students of IICD are required to follow the rules and regulations of the institute.

For any query, please feel free to contact the Admission Cell:

admissions[at]iicd[dot]ac[dot]in

or,

Call or WhatsApp during office hours (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri) at

(+91-94606 73297 (Mr. Ajai Johri)

(+91-94608 08297 (Ms. Rashmi Pareek)

(+91-94608 37297 (Mr. Jitendra Agarwal)

Land Line number (Reception): (+91 141-270-1203, 270- 1504)

Fax: +91-141-2700160

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