Top 4 Design Colleges in India for User Experience/Interaction Design

I get a lot of queries on the best design school to study user experience design and interaction design. Based on my personal experience, I am making these recommendations. The ratings and rankings of these institutes change every year. If you are looking to join a design school, take this as a starting point and find a course that matches your interest. 

  • National Institute of Design (NID)
  • IIT  Bombay - IDC School of Design

  • IIT - Ghauwathi - The Department of Design (DoD)
  • Symbiosis Institute Of Design, Pune

01.National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad and Banglore 

I would rate the National Institute of Design as the top design school in India and one of the best in the world. NID has produced several talented designers. 
The Business Week, USA listed NID as one of the top 25 European & Asian programs in the world.

Courses Offered:

NID offers 4 years Bachelor of Design(B.Des) and 2.5 years Master of Design (M.Des). NID offers these courses in the following 3 campuses Bengaluru, Ahamadabad, and Gandhinagar.


I have visited the R&D Campus, Bengaluru. It is a beautiful campus with great facilities. I really liked the vibe and design environemnt.

Side note: I got admission for a Mdes program in the Bengaluru campus.

Courses suitable for UX/ID:

  • Information Design (NID, Bengaluru)
  • Interaction Design  (NID, Bengaluru)
  • New Media Design (NID, Gandhinagar)

02. IIT  Bombay - IDC School of Design

IDC School of Design offers a bachelor’s degree(BDes) and a master’s degree(MDes) in design. To know more about the entrance and application process of this program checkout “The Styrofoam Podcast”  created by the design students.

Courses suitable for UX/ID:

  • Interaction Design, MDes
  • Communication Design, MDes

03. IIT - Ghauwathi - The Department of Design (DoD)


This design department offers bachelor's, master and PHP programs.

You can check out the full list of courses here:

Courses Offered:

  • Bachelors in Design (B.Des)
  • Masters in Design (M.Des)
  • Ph.D. in Design 

M.Des course offers research opportunities in various fields. Check out the entire list here:

Courses suitable for UX/ID:

  • Masters in Design (M.Des)

 You can select your choice of research area including Interaction & Usability engineering and Human-Computer Interaction.


04. Symbiosis Institute Of Design, Pune


Symbiosis Institute Of Design offers bachelors in Design in 4 four major disciplines

Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) is required for applying to
Symbiosis Institute Of Design. Check out the full admission process here:

You can check out the 360-degree view of the campus here:

Courses suitable for UX/ID:
Bachelors in Design (B.Des) - User Experience Design. (Program Structure)