Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)

Symbiosis Institute of Design was established in 2004 in Pune, as a design institute to offer undergraduate courses in various disciplines of design. It came into existence, primarily driven to shape design professionals for an increasingly demanding and successful field of design, at a time when there was no premier design institute in the region. Since then, SID has covered a remarkable journey towards becoming an innovation led design institute that nurtures socially responsible and globally competitive design thinkers.

With the motto of imparting skill based knowledge through learning-by-doing approach, the institute imbibes in the students, an outlook of critical thinking along with hands-on skills to provide solutions for real world problems. SID stays committed to encouraging the ‘Designed in India – Made for World’ objective amongst students. .


The passion to create world class design professionals to provide innovations for modern design requirements, is supported by not just excellent pedagogy but through cutting-edge infrastructure on campus; Studios, Laboratories, Library, Seminar Hall, Workshops, Exhibition and Display Area

Studios & Laboratories

The design studios are equipped to inspire enthusiasm and creativity in students. SID has dedicated studios for Classical Animation, Digital Animation, Photography, Graphic Design, Sketching and Drawing, Film Making, Editing and Sound Recording, Draping, Modelling Studios that include Metal Working, Plastic, Wood and Clay and Digital Simulation. Also to enrich the students’ learning experience are various laboratories such as Usability, Garment Manufacturing, Pattern Making and Fashion CAD Labs apart from Material Store cum Library.

All the Computer Labs have branded computers with many of the specialised application software. Also available, are high-quality colour and black & white laser printers and scanners.


The Wi-fi connected and fully equipped library constitutes of over 8,500 books, national, international and online journals, AV books etc.

Salient Features:

  • Encouraging learning-by-doing approach
  • Developing socially responsible design thinkers by sensitizing them towards socio-cultural and environmental concerns
  • Inculcating an outlook of critical thinking along with hands-on skills
  • Liaison with industry to facilitate collaborative ventures
  • Facilitating research based teaching and learning that fosters interdisciplinary design education
  • To facilitate research in the domain through supporting academic freedom and best practices for faculty members
  • Proactively foster innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Encouraging ‘Designed in India – Made for World’ mandate for student designers

Programmes Offered:

4 Years Full Time Bachelor of Design (B.Des) in

  • Communication Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Communication


  • Passed 10+2 (any stream; eg. Science, Commerce, Arts, etc.) or equivalent OR 10+3 diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education with minimum 50% aggregate marks (45% for SC/ST) obtained in the final examination to be eligible for the above-mentioned program
  • Appearing for the final examination of 10+2 grade or 10+3 Diploma program may also apply provided the results of the examination should have been declared by June of the admission year or prior to be eligible for the above mentioned program
  • Should possess Creative Aptitude & Skills necessary to pursue Design Education as well as adaptability to the situations, which the profession demands
  • Candidates with the relevant portfolio would be preferred

Admission Process:

For Indian Students - All Indian students are required to take the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET 2015), which will be held on May 2, 2015 (Saturday). No candidate is entitled to seek admission to SID without a valid SET score.

For International Students - All the admissions for international Students are handled only through the Symbiosis International Office. To know the detailed admission procedure for Degree Program of Design, a student needs to log on to website or write us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact (for International Admissions only)

Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)
Senapati Bapat Road, Pune – 411004
Maharashtra, India
Tel: +91 20 25671905
Fax: +91 20 25659209

How to appear for SET?
Register online for SET 2015 at Facility of payment of SET fee and printing of Admit Card is available online. A student aspiring to pursue an undergraduate program at Symbiosis needs to follow the steps mentioned below:

Eligibility for Bachelor Programme - Technology

How to apply

Step 1

Register online for SET 2015 by paying Rs. 1500/- and appear for the test on May 2, 2015. You may visit for further details.

Step 2

Simultaneously, apply online to SID for registering your candidature for B. Des program. Click here Use your SET ID and password to Login and register online for SID. Payment of Rs. 1000/- towards registration to B. Des program of SID has to be made using the mode of payments available online.

Step 3

If you are making payment of Rs. 1000/- by DD, Login using your SET ID and password Click here to print the payment advice; put your signature and send it to Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID), Pune. Payment advice along with the payment instrument (DD) should reach the institute before the due date as mentioned in the Important Dates table..

Please note that a candidate has to apply for “SET” online at and to the institute (SID) at separately and both registrations are must to be considered for further selection process.