The various UG and PG design programmes provide students with the means to grow as sensitive, creative designers and practitioners of craft with clear goals to contribute towards Indian culture and society as a global citizen. IICD teaches with a unique pedagogy that synergizes traditional knowledge and skills with contemporary methodologies.

The graduates of IICD understand the subtlety of art, craft, technology, and strategy and acquire skill-sets to understand the growing needs of the industry and craft sector. During their education and training at IICD, the students undergo a transformation that unfolds their potential, sharpens their skills and stimulates their intellectual development. IICD graduates are highly motivated and carry the energy, creativity, skill, technical knowledge, thus, ready to serve as valuable assets to the organizations.

IICD has a centralized placement process for all programmes. Campus Placements are organized for the graduating students from various disciplines of the post-graduate and undergraduate programmes to help them comprehend their professional dreams and ambitions. Esteemed and well established companies, NGOs, designers, social enterprises are invited for campus placements. Pre-Placement Offers (PPO) are also extended to students by many companies during their internships or graduation projects

Career Opportunities For Graduates Of IICD

  • Design Sector: design studios, lifestyle brands, in-house design set-ups of domestic corporations, export houses or buying houses as designers, merchandisers, sampling coordinators or as freelance designers, stylists or consultants.
  • Craft Sector: NGOs, craft organizations as craft managers, facilitators & coordinators or to channel CSR programs to focus on impact.
  • Cultural and Knowledge Industries: Museums and archiving institutes, academic research & writing, educational institutes, etc.
  • Developmental Sector: governmental and international organizations. Work as linkage nodes between global groups and craft communities in the country
  • Cultural and Social Entrepreneurs.
Below is an indicative list of companies in which IICD students were placed during 2021 Placements:-
21 Fools Product Designer
A L Paper Industries Assistant Designer
A Wooden Story Furniture Designer
Astha And Sidharth Fashion Stylist
Basant Furniture Assistant Designer
Bhasha Research and Publication Centre Research Fellow
Ecotasar pvt ltd Designer
EkiBeki Association Product Designer
FabMan Designer/ Production Coordinator
H V Exports Designer
Hands on Dastkar LLP Project Coordinator
Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidhalaya Guest Lecturer
Indsource international Assistant Merchandiser
Lady Bamford Foundation Research Fellow & Research Intern
Lotus Veda Textile Designer
Mangrove Collective Junior Designer
Maximizing Employment to Serve Handicapped (MESH) Product Designer
MKSSS’s School of Fashion Technology Technical Assistant
Olden Designing Head
Princess Diya Kumari Foundation Fashion designer
Reliance Retail Assistant Manager Design
Reliance Retail - Project India Cluster Executive
Rohit Kamra Designer
Saaksha and Kinni Print designer
Seet Kamal International Designer
The Carriall Co. Product Designer
The Palace Atelier Designer/merchandiser
Upgrad Curriculum Designer
Urbania Designer
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