The Bachelor of Design is a professional degree program for students who wish to work towards improving the inhabited spaces through experimental, experiential, and informed design processes. The program teaches students to imagine, propose, test and refine their ideas about how to live and dwell in the contemporary world and trains students in the knowledge systems that help anticipate changes in the future built environments (from domestic to urban scale). The program uniquely places student-centred inquiry as the core learning, through a sequential studio sequence culminating in a customized capstone design project. These courses are taught by internationally-trained design professors. The professional practice courses include new forms of social and technical knowledge: diversity, sustainability, digital representations and professional ethics. Other features of the program comprise diverse, customizable electives, a flexible system of minors in multiple subjects taught across schools within the university. This is a program for students with ambition, imagination and curiosity who wish to imagine and lead the design of a better world, and wishes to become knowledgeable and influential future design professions.
At present, the B.Des. Program offers following pathways after a common foundation year.
Quality of life or standard of living?
The question seems rather naïve and innocuous. Try answering it and you will realize that it suddenly brings in a range of economic, social, ethical, and cultural entanglements and constraints of development. This is what you specialize in solving, equipped with advanced knowledge, analytical skills, and conceptual frameworks required to understand and navigate the complexities of economic and social development.
The course is designed with fundamentals from all branches of social sciences and humanities, architectural studies, design studies, engineering that attempt to gain insights about people-centric development. This is truly a unique course, one-of-its-kind in India. You get opportunities to put theory into practice through field research, with a strong focus on integrating quantitative and qualitative methods.
In the end you emerge as key individuals who can improve quality of life through designing policies, places and structures across urban and rural spaces. You design more effective public transit systems, affordable housing, sustainable practices, robust public health system, inclusive financial institutions or equitable education facilities. You learn to enhance lives of communities by regulating land use, designing sustainable waste management or developing finance packages. You ensure that all members of the community are involved and represented in the decision-making processes. You work intimately to create political, social and economic opportunities for communities across the globe.
The pathway empowers students to drive change in organizations and society at multiple levels, including towns, infrastructure, transportation networks and landscapes.
The Community Pathway provides you with essential and fundamental skills to work within the development sector, economic and social systems, building industry, infrastructure and planning, including but not limited to
- Development policy and planning
- Area / space design
- Public health systems
- Mobility and transportation
- Financial management
- Social marketing
- Adaptive reuse
- Social work
- Infrastructure design and development
- Service design
Employment: Upon graduating from this pathway, students can enter the workforce directly as development planners, policy researchers, social marketers, financial managers, CSR, transport planners, public health managers, educators, surveyors, journalists and media professionals, social workers, environmental impact analysts, construction managers, community developers.
Postgraduate Studies: Students graduating from the program become eligible for entry into Master’s Degree programs across the world in development studies, governance and policy studies, architecture, planning and regional studies, urban and landscape design, project and construction management, media studies, sustainability studies, ecology and environmental studies, business management, financial management to name a few.
For any query related to admissions into our B. Arch, B.A. (Hons.) Built Environment Studies & Bachelor of Design (B. Des) Programmes & hostel facilities, please contact.
Mr. Azad Ali
Director-Admissions & Outreach