"Good design is in all the things you notice. Great design is in all the things you don’t" - WIM HOVENS

"Designer" is a very broad term which describes very few specialized individuals. Designers are problem solvers and like what Wim Hovens says, their work may or may not be noticed by the general population. The people behind "Great Designs" are a revered few.

Industry examples of companies affected by Design

  • Design Leaders like Apple Inc, Google, Fischer Price, Ferrari, Facebook etc. are global leaders in their own right because of a strong focus on Design
  • Design Transformers like Mahindra, Samsung etc. have used "Great Design" concepts to transform public perception of their products and services
  • Design Thinkers Citrix, Forbes, Infosys etc. have implimented Design Thought Process to Techies, Engineers and MBA's across all organization levels
  • Companies like Nokia, Yahoo, Orkut etc. have lost their competitive edge because they were unable to keep pace with design

Design in short is a highly effective thought process directed towards problem solving. In the recent past, the emphasis on design is making or breaking the fortunes of companies.

DQ Labs Students' Performance:

  • 200+ DQ Labs Students selected in NID
  • 500+ Students selected to other top design schools in India
  • 40+ students selected to top design schools in the US, UK, Europe and Singapore
  • Faculty from NID, IIT's, NIFT's and visiting Industry Professionals

Click below to view the evaluation of some our students' work:

Student Artworks
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Path to become a Designer

One can become a designer at an undergraduate level and a post graduate level. So if you miss the bus at an undergraduate level - all is not lost!

Career Path

Design Exams to prepare for & Universities to Target:

  • NID (UG): To get into two campusses in India - NID Ahmedabad (B.Des) and NID Vijayawada (GDPD) and NID (PG): To get into three campusses in India for Masters in Design (M.Des) at - NID Ahmedabad, NID Gandhinagar and NID Bangalore
  • UCEED: This is for undergraduate Bachelor in Design (B.Des) programes in Design at IIT Mumbai and IIT Guwahati. You can download the UCEED brochure for more information.
  • CEED: This is for Post Graduate Masters in Design (M.Des) programes at 8 universities - 5 IIT's, IISc, IIITDM and UPES. You can get more information about CEED here.
  • Other Design Entrance Exams: There are other significant options of established and new universities which offer their own B.Des & M.Des programs. Each of these colleges have their own entrance exams and admission prerequisites. Some of the design colleges are liste below:

All colleges have a 3 stage admission process - Design Aptitute Test (DAT), Studio Test & Interview with Portfolio review. So applicants must have a holistic approach to their preparation.

Primary Departments in Design Colleges

Generally, the first year is common and students start to choose their specializations in subsequent academic years. The broad categories of specialization are listed below:

  • Industrial Design: Product Design, Transportation Design, Toy and Game Design, Glass and Ceramic Design, Furniture Design etc.
  • Communication Design: Animation Film Design, Exhibition Set Design, Film and Video Communication, Graphic Design, Photography Design etc.
  • IT Integrated Design: Instructional, Interface (UI Design), Interaction (UX Design), New Media Design, Universal Design etc.
  • Interdisciplinary Design: Strategic Design Management, Design for Retail Experience etc.
  • Textile Design: Textile Design, Apparel Design, Lifestyle Accessory Design etc.

Note: Fashion Design has its own classifications which is covered in detail on our Fashion Design Page

DQ Labs Coaching for NID and other Indian and Global universities for Design Programs

Design Quotient Labs (DQLABS) takes pride in its unique Design Training Programs which successfully trains creative students to gain admission into their dream design university. Our previous students have got admission into leading design universities like NID (UG and PG), India; Carnegie Melon University, USA; Instituto Europo di Design, Italy etc amongst others.

The students are mentored by by professional designers from IIT, NID, NIFT etc. who have also previously worked with globally renowned design studios. The training for NID is comprehensive which includes preparation for the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) and Situation Test, Portfolio and Interview. Similarly, students tragetting other colleges in India and abroad can also be guided acordingly. To know more about DQLABS click here.

All the DQLABS study material and the teaching methodology for Design entrance preparation is a result of years of experience we have gained through mentoring thousands of Design aspirants at our design studios in Bangalore, Chennai and Pune.


Click below to view some of our students' work:

DQ Labs NID Selected Students


  • Angkeeta Goswami
    NID - Lifestyle Accessory
    Assam

  • Arul Krishnan
    NID
    Chennai

  • Ashwathi Ramesh
    NID
    Bangalore

  • Ayushi Katare
    NID
    Satna

  • Hema
    NID
    Mysore

  • Mridhu Jhangiania
    NID
    Bangalore

  • Apoorva Jain
    NID - Design for Retail Experience

  • Nandita Saha
    NID
    Cuttack

  • Neha Harish
    NID
    Bangalore

  • Nikhil K Vaidya
    NID - Toy and Game
    Bangalore

  • Madhu Priyanka
    NID
    Chennai

  • Ramya R
    NID - Furniture and Interior Design

  • Sony Salma
    NID
    Rourkela

  • Sharath R
    NID
    Bangalore

  • Sindu MS
    NID - Information and Interface Design

  • Donna Partha
    NID UG
    Coorg

  • Srishti Gupta
    NID - Lifestyle Accessory Design

  • Tripti Srivatsava
    NID - Graphic Design
    Bangalore

  • Ramya S M
    NID UG
    Delhi

  • Easha Ranade
    NID - Graphic Design
    Mumbai

  • Neha G
    NID
    Delhi

  • Vibu Surendran
    NID - Transportation and Automobile Design

  • Ashish Mohan
    CEED
    Bangalore

  • Bhavan Kuchibotla
    CEED
    Bangalore

  • Biswajeet Barman
    CEED
    Assam

  • Chaitali Patil
    CEED
    Mumbai
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  • Girish Kumar
    CEED
    Bangalore
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  • Gokila T
    CEED
    Bangalore

  • Kalagouda Patil
    CEED
    Belgaum

  • Manas Chitransh
    CEED
    Delhi

  • Nandita Saha
    CEED
    Cuttack

  • Nupur Patil
    CEED
    Bangalore

  • Omkar R
    CEED
    Dharwad

  • Pavan Kumar
    CEED
    Bangalore

  • Prasoon Goyal
    CEED
    Bhubaneshwar

  • Rhitwik Borthakur
    CEED
    Assam

  • Rutuja Ranjekar
    CEED
    Pune

  • Sabbir Ahmad
    CEED
    Bangalore

  • Shrabani Panigrahi
    CEED
    Bhubaneshwar

  • Sony Salma
    CEED
    Rourkela

  • Tridib Das
    CEED
    Bangalore

  • Varun Shankar
    CEED
    Bangalore

  • Vikas V.jpg
    CEED
    Bangalore

  • Arul Krishnan
    CEED
    Chennai

  • Anu Manohar
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Abirami
    NIFT
    Chennai

  • Faizal Ahemad
    NIFT
    Chennai

  • Nayana Anand
    NIFT
    Chennai

  • Nirupama Thomas
    NIFT
    Chennai

  • Smrithi Riya Alex
    NIFT
    Chennai

  • Thendral
    NIFT
    Chennai

  • Arthi U M
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Ashwasana Panda
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Ashwathy Jacob
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Ishitha Seth
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Ishrat Khanam
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Jainy Pamnani
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Kavya J
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Mansi Mishra
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Mriganka Gupta
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Naineka Patil
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Nidhi Nittur
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Nidhi Rai
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Nivedita Arul
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Noorain Irfan
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Pragathi Hegde
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Priyanka Jayanth
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Priyanka S
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Rashi Raizada
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Sanjana Gupta
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Simran Sanghavi
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Tanya Keshavan
    NIFT
    Bangalore

  • Arjun Nair
    NATA Score: 152
    Pune

  • Madhu Priyanka
    NATA Score: 144
    Chennai

  • Sainetra Ramesh
    NATA Score: 139
    Karnataka Rank 1

  • Apoorva Sharma
    NATA Score: 139
    New Delhi

  • Naksha S
    NATA Score: 138
    Bangalore

  • Tanya Shah
    NATA Score: 137
    VAdodara

  • Sidarth Bhatia
    NATA Score: 137
    Bangalore

  • Lavanya S
    NATA Score: 135
    Bangalore

  • Vasuda Maiya
    NATA Score: 134
    Mangalore

  • Tonoy Sarma
    NATA Score: 134
    Guwahati

  • Vaishnavi C
    NATA Score: 134
    Karnataka

  • Thangson Tombing
    NATA Score: 134
    Manipur

  • Gayatri Ganesh
    NATA Score: 133
    Bangalore

  • Vraj Agarwal
    NATA Score: 132
    Vadodara

  • Anukrati Kare
    NATA Score: 132
    Gurgaon

  • Mridu Jhangiani
    NATA Score: 130
    Karnataka

  • Simran Vohra
    NATA Score: 130
    Karnataka

  • Tanvi Jain
    NATA Score: 130
    Indore

  • Meher Bhagia
    NATA Score: 130
    New Delhi

  • Indulekha Nair
    NATA Score: 132
    Karnataka

  • Dhrubojyoti Sen
    NATA Score: 128
    Karnataka

  • Harshita G
    NATA Score: 128
    Karnataka Rank

  • Deeksha S
    NATA Score: 126
    Karnataka Rank: 18

  • Nicole R David
    NATA Score: 126
    Karnataka Rank: 36

  • Sai Smruthi S
    NATA Score: 126
    Karnataka

  • Ujjvala Krishna
    NATA Score: 125
    Karnataka

  • Ankita Sinha
    NATA Score: 124
    Karnataka Rank: 4

  • Udiksha N Kapani
    NATA Score: 124
    Karnataka Rank: 3

  • Anusha S
    NATA Score: 124
    Karnataka Rank: 5

  • Akanksha Khanna
    NATA Score: 124
    Karnataka Rank: 10

  • Akhilesh Singhal
    NATA Score: 123
    Karnataka Rank: 19

  • K Kanche Ratadia
    NATA Score: 123
    Karnataka

  • Pratheeka Shetty
    NATA Score: 123
    Karnataka

  • Bhargavi Murthy
    NATA Score: 122
    Karnataka Rank: 17

  • Madhoolika Palaka
    NATA Score: 122
    Karnataka

  • Keerthana Vivin
    NATA Score: 122
    Karnataka

  • Nupur Agarwal
    NATA Score: 122
    Karnataka

  • Meghana Pai K
    NATA Score: 121
    Karnataka Rank: 14

  • Lakshmi Sai P
    NATA Score: 121
    Karnataka

  • Yashas Vishwanath
    NATA Score: 120
    Karnataka

  • Sai Stuthi R
    NATA Score: 120
    Karnataka

  • Sai Meghna
    NATA Score: 120
    Karnataka

  • Shreya Rao
    NATA Score: 120
    Karnataka

  • Irene Sarah
    NATA Score: 120
    Karnataka

  • Shruti M Nair
    NATA Score: 120
    Karnataka

  • Shivani Vinod kumar
    NATA Score: 120
    Karnataka

  • Jai Kalapa
    NATA Score: 119
    Karnataka

  • Aditi Menon
    NATA Score: 119
    Karnataka

  • Akshay G M
    NATA Score: 119
    Karnataka

  • Mahima Rao
    NATA Score: 119
    Karnataka

  • Nithyashree B
    NATA Score: 119
    Karnataka

  • Paromita Bathija
    NATA Score: 118
    Karnataka Rank: 20

  • Nishika Subhash
    NATA Score: 118
    Karnataka

  • Akshatha Rao
    NATA Score: 118
    Karnataka

  • Arpith Mathew
    NATA Score: 118
    Karnataka

  • Shravanthi D S
    NATA Score: 118
    Karnataka

  • Sumedha Mukharjee
    NATA Score: 117
    Karnataka

  • Neha Harsih
    NATA Score: 117
    Karnataka

  • Anagha Vasudevan
    NATA Score: 116
    Karnataka

  • Priyanka C
    NATA Score: 116
    Karnataka

  • Dashar Mohan
    NATA Score: 115
    Karnataka

  • Sarah Mariam Tekay
    NATA Score: 114
    Karnataka

  • Deepthi Ravi
    NATA Score: 114
    Karnataka Rank

  • Sahana Samanta
    NATA Score: 113
    Karnataka

  • Harshitha K M
    NATA Score: 112
    Karnataka

  • Kritika Sanjeev
    NATA Score: 111
    Karnataka

  • Rishika Lodha
    NATA Score: 111
    Karnataka

  • Varsha N M
    NATA Score: 110
    Karnataka

  • Dev Sreerama
    NATA Score: 110
    Karnataka

  • Anmol Uppal
    NATA Score: 109
    Karnataka

  • Dhanashree Arthi
    NATA Score: 108
    Karnataka

  • Monisha G M
    NATA Score
    Karnataka

  • Nivedita Aavindan
    NATA Score
    Karnataka

  • Sindhu Nagaraja
    NATA Score
    Karnataka