The Department of Design at Shiv Nadar University announces admission to its Master of Design (M.Des.) Program open for the academic year 2017-18. Master of Design (M.Des.) is a two-year (four semesters) program envisioned with the philosophy of Liberal Design Education. It was conceptualized with the objective of nurturing design thinking, and innovation among students in a liberal, multidisciplinary, research centric environment. The program offers an experiential based learning, facilitating the ‘concept to function’ transition. It is our intention to prepare students for the problems, needs and issues relevant to 21st Century Indian society and acquaint them with required knowledge, skills, and leadership qualities
The entry qualification and eligibility criteria mentioned above are minimum standards, and applications not meeting the same will be rejected. Applications who meet the entry qualification will be shortlisted for the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) and Personal Interview based on the following criteria.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) followed by a Personal Interview to be conducted at Shiv Nadar University Campus on 14 -15 July, 2017. Based on the performance in DAT and interview a merit list will be prepared, and selected candidates will be offered admission into the program.
|Item||Year 1||Year 2||Full Program||Summer Sem|
One time charges
|Admission Fee (Non-refundable)||₹ 24,000||-||₹ 24,000||-|
|Security Deposit(Refundable)||₹ 75,000||-||₹ 75,000||-|
|Tuition Fee||₹ 2,50,000||₹ 2,50,000||₹ 5,00,000||₹ 6,000 per credit|
|Hostel Fee (twin sharing)||₹ 84,000||₹ 84,000||₹ 1,68,000||₹ 13,000|
|Net Payable||₹ 4,33,000||₹ 3,34,000||₹ 7,67,000||-|
|Cost excluding security deposit||-||-||₹ 6,92,000||-|
|₹ 12,000 per month (for 20 months max)||₹ 1,20,000||₹ 1,20,000||₹ 2,40,000||-|
You will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee of ₹ 1,200 (One Thousand Two Hundred Only) by credit/debit card or Demand Draft drawn in favor of Shiv Nadar University payable at NOIDA. Candidate may note that the University reserves the right to accept or reject any application based on its departmental screening criteria; hence all applications may not be shortlisted for DAT and interview. Therefore, no requests for refund of the application fee shall be entertained whether or not the candidates are called for DAT and interview.
Please follow the instructions carefully.
Please note that the application is not deemed complete until we receive all the necessary prescribed documents and application fees. Supporting documents may be sent by Speed Post to:
Coordinator, M.Des. Admission
Vikash Kumar (Cabin no C219B)
Department of Design
Shiv Nadar University Post Office
NH-91, Tehsil Dadri
District Gautam Buddha Nagar, UP 201314, India.
Tel: +91- 120 3819100, Extn: 385 (09:00 am – 05:00 pm)
Mob: +91- 81302 96790 (09:00 am – 05:00 pm)
Last Date of Application
DAT and Interview
Declaration of Results
Shiv Nadar University is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, research-oriented and student-centric University. Through its innovative curriculum and interdisciplinary focus, the University is bringing a paradigm shift in higher education in India. Enabling students to accomplish excellence in their Major while simultaneously pursuing other academic interests through various options under a Minor, the University inculcates critical thinking and problem solving skills. It prepares students to become leaders and decision-makers in the academia, research, industry, business, and policy arenas. University's source of strength lies in its distinctive feature that provides education in a broad range of disciplines and the ability to go into depth in a particular area.
The University's goal is to engage students in the study of a broad range of academic and professional disciplines, which is facilitated by having multiple schools in a common campus.
Shiv Nadar University students across programs are from 27 states and UTs in India and selected through a rigorous admission process. The student body reflects diversity in culture, talent and perspective.
The University focuses on a broad spectrum of Research, including basic and applied research, interdisciplinary research, scholarly publications and creative expression.
Globally acclaimed, key advisors to Government and famous authors are teaching at Shiv Nadar University. All faculty at the University are appointed based on their contribution to research activity.
Fostering an Exchange of Ideas, Shiv Nadar University provides an exciting space for character and community building and an exchange of ideas. The classroom discussions often continue to the central vista of the University, library, cafeteria and to the beautiful palm groves on campus.
Active partnerships encompassing joint research projects, semester exchange programs, joint degree programs and curricular & academic support with the leading universities of the world including the University of Pennsylvania, Babson College, Carnegie Mellon University, Dartmouth College and Duke University.
As a fully residential campus, Shiv Nadar University continuously provides learning avenues outside of the classroom. Informal chats have led to the genesis of ~30 vibrant student societies, ranging from a curriculum-related robotics club to a creative one like the photography society.