Postgraduate Programmes in Design: Creating New Horizons for Design Graduates in India

ICORD 09: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Research into Design, Bangalore, India 07.-09.01.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Chakrabarti, A.
Author: Mehta,Shashank
Section: Design Training and Education
Page(s): 579-586


Application of novel design concepts and enterprising design practitioners are the need of the hour in contemporary India. As it is emerging as one of Asia's most prosperous economies, India must acquire a competitive edge over other nations by introducing specialised design inputs that cater to speci c domains. However, India must also endeavour to nurture the skills of its design graduates, as the latter do not have enough opportunities to undertake specialisation in a particular design area of their choice. The present study focuses on arriving at suitable directions for establishing a comprehensive postgraduate programme in design. This programme would be at par with international standards. It must also offer design graduates in India, varied opportunities of specialisation. Such a postgraduate programme, would create a corpus of new knowledge in the field of design, design practice and design research; that is specific to the Indian context. It will help refine, improveand update a design student's problem solving capabilities, support design processes and help develop design tools and methods accordingly. Ultimately, this would elevate the standards of design education and design practice in India

Keywords: Post Graduate Programmes in Design, Approach, Structure


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