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DAIICT M.DES Admission 2018 Dates, Eligibility, Application

Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT), Gandhinagar announces M.Des (Communication Design) Admission 2018

Dhirubhai Ambani IICT M.DES (CD) Admission 2018 - Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT), Gandhinagar invites applications for admission to 2 years Master in Design (communication Design) Programs for the academic year 2018-19

About MDes Program
The MDes (Communication Design) is a 2 year post-graduate degree program (4 semesters) that offers specializations in Visual Communication Design and Interaction Design. This distinctive interdisciplinary program prepares students to pursue careers in the fields of Graphic Design, User Experience / Interface Design, Film-making, Animation, Photography, Design research and teaching

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Important Dates

Submission of online Application Form commences on:                      18th February 2018
Submission of online Application Form closes on:                                7th May 2018
Entrance test for M. Des.:                                                                To be announced
Announcement of Merit list:                                                          To be announced
Commencement of classes:                                                                                    24 July 2018
No. of Seats: 20


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Eligibility Criteria

  • A Bachelors 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 2018 failing which their admission is liable to cancellation


Selection Procedure

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

The Design Aptitude Tests consists of 2 parts, each bearing 25 marks each

  • Part 1: This test will evaluate the candidate’s drawing skills, imaginative visualization 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

Fees Structure
At the time of admission an amount of Rs. 73,000/- (Rs.58,000/- towards Tuition Fee for the First Semester and Rs.15,000/- towards Caution Deposit) is to paid



  • Candidates can apply online at https://pgadmissions.daiict.ac.in/pgApp/
  • Application fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 1200/-. The application fee is to be paid online through a Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking / Paytm Wallet

For more information visit the website: www.daiict.ac.in



Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Near Indroda Circle, Gandhinagar-382007 (Gujarat), Tel.: (+91) 079-3052-0000, Email: info@daiict.ac.in, Website www.daiict.ac.in