Frequently Asked Q/A regarding IICD admissions

1. What are the timings of the Institute?
A. 9:30am to 5:30pm. However, the students are expected to work as per the module plan guidelines and faculty instructions. After scheduled class hours, library is kept open for extra hours, if needed.
2. How many days classes are held in a week?
A. As per the requirement, classes are held from Monday to Saturday.
3. Are the courses offered by the Institute recognized?
A. Yes, IICD’s B. Des.(4years) and M. Des.(2years) degree programmes are recognized. The degrees are awarded by The Central University of Rajasthan(CUR).
4. What is the course methodology? How and when are evaluations done? Is there any written test, practical or Viva?
A. Courses are mostly a combination of theory and practical inputs, which emphasize the understanding of material, technique, cultural context and inputs from crafts persons.
The evaluations are done at the end of every module and may include a written test, practical or viva.
At the end of the semester a jury-based evaluation is conducted.
5. Does Institute prescribe the course material/ books?
A. Every module guide has a list of relevant books that the student can refer to for the subject. There are no prescribed textbooks.
6. Is the Course curriculum different for each specialization?
A. Yes. The course curriculum is based on the material and technique that each specialization offers. This varies for hard material, soft material, fired material and fashion design departments.
7. Does Institute provide any scholarships or financial aid?
A. There are no scholarships. The institute offers financial aid to a limited number of students sponsored by Ambuja Educational Institute’s policy norms. The financial aid is based on Merit cum Means.
8. What is the fee structure? How much is the hostel and Mess fee? Is it compulsory to avail both Hostel and Mess?
A. The fee structure for B. Des. & M. Des. in Crafts & Design Programmers is as follows:
Sl. No. Particulars Semester fee For Indian Nationals


(In INR)

Semester Fee For Foreign Nationals / NRI Candidates (In INR)
1. Admission Fee (One time, non-refundable payment) 5,000/- 15,000/-
2. Semester Tuition Fee 1,00,000/- 3,00,000/-
3. Studio Fee (Per Semester) 10,000/- 30,000/-
4. Medi-claim Fee (Yearly) 700/- 700/-
5. IICD Alumni Fund (One time, non-refundable payment) 2,000/- 2,000/-
6. Security Deposit (Refundable) 10,000/- 10,000/-
A. Total 1,27,700/- 3,57,700/-


7. Semester Hostel Fee 18,000/- 36,000/-
8. Semester Mess Fee 20,000/- 40,000/-
9. Hostel Security Deposit (Refundable) 5,000/- 5,000/-
B. Total 43,000/- 81,000/-
Total (A+B) 1,70,700/- 4,38,700/-


  • The above fee structure is applicable to students joining from academic year commencing from 4th July 2017. There are two semesters in one academic year.
  • If a student fails to pay the fees on or before due date, or does not report to the institute even after three weeks of commencement of Academic Session (academic session commences on 4th July 2017), his/her admission shall be liable to be cancelled.
  • The Institute reserves the right to revise the fees through prior notice to the students and his/her parents/guardians.
  • IICD reserves the right to revise the Hostel & Mess fees at any stage with prior notice.

It is compulsory to avail Mess facility if one wishes to avail hostel facility.

9. What is the profile of candidate after passing out from the Institute? Where are the graduates placed? (Industry names). Some references of alumni ?
A. Candidate passing out from the Institute becomes a Craft Designer/ Fashion Designer/Craft Manager/Researcher/Entrepreneur/Freelance designer/Merchandiser with exporters/Facilitators in NGOs and organizations dealing with crafts.

Below is an indicative list of companies in which IICD students are placed:-

  • Titan :
  • Good earth:
  • All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA):
  • Dileep Industries:
  • Seet-Kamal:
  • Kilol:
  • Fabindia:
  • Dovetail:
  • Michael Aram:
  • Ishana :
  • Jaipur Rugs:
  • Aavaran:
  • Rajeev Sethi:
  • Weaver Studio:
  • Tripura Bamboo Mission Industries:
  • Tata Ceramics:
  • Clay Craft:
  • Ekmatra Fashion:
  • Srijani:
  • Sargaalaya:
  • Rangsutra:
  • Khamir:
  • Kagzi All Papers:

References of the Alumni have been published on the IICD website in the Student portfolio section along with the name of the alumni, mobile number, email ID, his/ her specialization and photo of his/ her work.

10. How far is the Institute from main city?
A. Institute is in the main city of Jaipur. By Air port: Approx. 6.8 Kms/ 18 minutes
By Railway: Approx. 8.5 Kms/25 minutes
By Bus: From Sindhi Camp Bus Station Approx. 8.1 Kms/ 23 minutes
11. Is hostel accommodation available for both boys as well as girls? Where is hostel located? What are the facilities provided in the hostel? What is the occupancy of rooms?
A. Yes, hostel facility can be availed by girls. Girls’ hostel is located at the Institute’s premises. Hostel has air-cooled rooms, mess facility, Wi-Fi environment, TV and a common room. Room occupancy varies from 3 to 4 in each room as per size of the room.
Boys take Paying Guest accommodation outside the institute, which they manage themselves.
12. What type of food is provided in the mess? How many meals are provided in a day?
A. Vegetarian Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served to students in the mess.
13. Are there any sport facilities & what are the extracurricular activities provided to students?
A. There are sports equipments that students can borrow for the recreational purpose such as badminton, table tennis, and football along with a few indoor games. Apart from sports, students are also involved in cultural activities on a regular basis.
14. What are the Attendance rules applicable at the Institute?
A. 70% Attendance is compulsory to be eligible for end semester jury.
15. What are the Infrastructure and other facilities available at the Institute?
  • Library
  • Workshops- Wood, Metal, Ceramic, Weaving, Printing & Dyeing, Leather
  • Computer Lab
  • A/V Hall
  • Conference Hall
  • Hostel & Mess
  • Cafeteria
16. Which IT gadgets/equipments are required by a student for academic purpose?
A. Laptop and SLR Camera.
17. Is public transport easily available from the Institute?
A. Yes, there are auto rickshaws and cab services that can be availed.
18. Does the Institute offer Distance learning course?
A. No
19. Does the Institute have any other campus in India?
A. No
20. After online registration is it necessary to send the printout copy by post to the Institute?
A. No
21. What are the rules regarding cancellation, withdrawal of admission? What are rules related to refund of fee?
A. If a candidate has been given provisional admission on the basis of appearance in the qualifying examination and result is awaited, and the candidate fails to clear the exam, the admission is cancelled.
Refund policy will be applicable in accordance to the number of days from the date of commencement of academic session i.e. 4th July 2017.
A written request for withdrawal of admission is to be submitted to the Deputy Registrar (Academics), IICD, Jaipur. The candidate will be required to surrender the original Admission Receipt issued at the time of Counseling/Admission while applying for withdrawal of admission. No request for withdrawal of admission would be entertained without original Admission Receipt.
The Application for withdrawal must be submitted on working days between 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. within the stipulated dates as mentioned above. For details refer to the admission guidelines section 13. The decision of IICD on matters related to refund or withdrawal of candidature will be final. No further appeal or representation in this regard will be entertained.
22. Entrance Test Centre for Admission in IICD
A. The IICD Entrance Test will be conducted at eight locations as mentioned in the box. The candidate can indicate his/her choices of 3 (three) Test centers in order of preferences in the registration form.

Center Ahmedabad Bengaluru Bhopal Delhi Jaipur Kolkata Lucknow Raipur

(IICD reserves the right to cancel or change the test center/date.)

23. What kind of test will be taken in the Entrance Test?
A. Entrance Test details for Under Graduate & Post Graduate Professional Programme’s weightage as mentioned below :

a. General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test 35%
b. Material, Color & Conceptual Test 45%
c. Personal Interview 20%

For NRI students :-
The Foreign Nationals / NRI candidates seeking admission to IICD must have required qualifications similar or equivalent to that required for Indian Candidates. The candidates selected under this category would need to obtain a valid residential permit or student visa for the prescribed duration of the programme and / or any other condition required as per the law of land (Government of India). The candidate must go through the process of entrance exam. In case the candidate is unable to travel to one of the centers in India, then they are required to send the following: –

  • a. Statement of purpose
  • b. Portfolio or work samples, latest by 23th May 2017 to

The candidate will have to appear for a skype interview. The date of which will be intimated by 28th May 2017.

a. General Awareness, Creativity & Perception Test
Test is designed to judge the abilities 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:

  • 1. Intelligent use of materials, conceptualization and realization of a 3 dimensional form& skill of handling materials.
  • 2. To observe, think and expand ideas, create solutions based on a plan and strategy.
  • 3. Ability to provide multiple solutions to the given problem with written description.

Material required for Material, Color & Conceptual Test: You must bring pens, pencils (2B, 4B & 6B), scissor, scale, cello tape, paper cutter, fevi-stick, eraser, color pencils/dry pastels/water color etc.

c. 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 some examples of your creative work to show the interview panel. This would help them to understand your capabilities. It could be anything that you have done yourself –Sketching, Painting, Embroidery and Photography etc. or if you have worked with material, or written anything creative that could also be included in your portfolio.