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DAIICT M.Design in Communication Design Admission 2020, Eligibility, Selection Process, Important dates

daiict mdes admission 2020


DAIICT M.Des Admission 2020 - Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT), Gandhinagar invites applications for admission to 2-year Master in Design (Communication Design) Programs for the academic year 2020-21. Applications can be submitted online till April 30, 2020.


Read further for more details such as eligibility criteria, application fee, important dates, etc for DAIICT M.Des Admission 2020


DAIICT M.Des Admission 2020 Important Dates

Online application website opens

18th February 2020

Last date for submission of online applications

30th April 2020

Entrance test and interview of shortlisted candidates (tentative)

Last Week of June

Announcement of Merit List (tentative)

Last Week of June

Commencement of session

21st July 2020



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Eligibility Criteria for DAIICT M.Des Admission 2020

A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from a statutory university in the fields of Design, Science, Engineering, Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, Applied Arts and Performing Arts. Professional Diplomas from nationally recognized institutions such as NID, NIFT, CEPT and Srishti School of Art and Design will also be considered for eligibility.

Candidates must have 55% marks or equivalent in the last qualifying degree/examination and are required to submit the provisional Degree certificate or proof of completion of Degree before 30 October 2020 failing which their admission is liable to cancellation.


DAIICT M.Des Admission 2020 Application Process

Eligible candidates can apply online through official website https://www.daiict.ac.in/

Application fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 1200/- plus GST@ 18%. The application fee is to be paid online through a Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking / BHIM UPI / Paytm Wallet.

Please read the Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedures described before filling in the application form.


Selection Procedure

Candidates for this program without a valid CEED score will be selected for an interview through a Design Aptitude Test (DAT) to be conducted at DAIICT.

Candidates with a valid CEED score will be selected for an interview if they have qualified Part A, and have obtained a minimum of 25 marks in Part B.

Further, for such candidates their CEED score will be used as DAT score.

The final selection will be based on the combined scores attained in the DAT, Statement of purpose (SOP) and the interview.

The DAT will constitute 50%, SOP 20% and the interview 30% of the overall marks assigned to the admission test.


Statement of Purpose

All candidates will have to submit their Statements of Purpose online, along with their applications. Applications without an SOP will not be considered.

Candidates will have to relate the curricular content of the MDes (CD) program to their own interests and aptitudes and explain how they can learn and contribute to the program in their own way.


Design Aptitude Test (DAT)

Design Aptitude Tests consist of 2 parts, each bearing 25 marks each.

Part 1

This test will evaluate the candidate’s drawing skills, imaginative visualisation and ability to interpret a problem.

Part 2

Will evaluate the candidate’s recognition and understanding of a range of design idioms, visual/performative art forms and practices from various social and cultural contexts.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website



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