1. Is the B. Des. degree recognised by the government?

Yes.

2. Can I appear for UPSC and other such competitive exams after B. Des.?

Yes, you will be eligible to appear for such exams.

3. What kind of careers can I look forward to after B. Des.?

Design jobs are becoming ubiquitous in nearly every area of business and governance. Organisations involved with technology, management, manufacturing, retail, IT services, government, planning & policy, entertainment, communication, user centered research and lifestyle have seen the biggest growth in terms of employing designers. For a more elaborate list, please search the Internet, there are a lot of resources on design careers.

4. What is the B. Des. course fees?

The detailed fee structure for the B. Des courses at IITB, IITG and IIITDMJ click here.

5. Are there scholarships at IITB?

Please refer to this page for more information on Institute, Private and Govt. scholarships available to UG students.

6. What about hostel facilities at IITB?

There is detailed information on IIT Bombay hostels here.

7. What is design education like at IITB?

Visit the IDC website. There you will find faculty and student projects, the research work happening in IDC, facilities, events, and much more. They will give you a good idea of what generally happens in a design school and how the education is carried out.

8. I am from the non-science stream in my XII. Will I be able to cope with the course?

If you are good enough to qualify in UCEED and make it to the B. Des. selection list, coping with B. Des. will not be a problem for you.

9. I am a foreign national or a NRI/PIO/OCI card holder. Is there a separate quota for people like me?

No. You will have to qualify in UCEED and fulfill all the eligibility criteria required by Indian citizens.

10. My son/daughter holds a foreign passport, but is a PIO/OCI card holder. Can I apply as a foreign national so that I can avail the supernumerary seat?

All foreign passport holders irrespective of whether you hold a PIO/OCI card or not, should apply as foreign nationals. However, if you are of Indian origin and hold a OCI/PIO card, you will be considered at par with Indian Citizens, both in the B.Des admissions and course Tuition Fees. You will be treated as belonging to the General category, and seats allotted to you from the OPEN (non-reserved category) seats, and will be based on your UCEED rank.

Foreign Nationals also compete for the same OPEN seats. Supernumerary is not a separate quota. A foreign national will have to compete with Indian Citizens in the open category fulfilling ALL the eligibility criteria, AND if he/she secures a good enough rank to make it to the OPEN selection list, an additional seat is created to accommodate him/her so that, that particular seat is not denied to the Indian Citizen who would otherwise have got it.

Thus a supernumerary seat is created ONLY if a foreign national applicant secures a place in the open category of the admission list based on his/her UCEED Rank. Which is why they can be announced only at the time of seat allotment and not before. In other words, if no foreign national makes it to the OPEN seats ranks, no supernumerary seat is created.