In recent years India has seen an increase in the demand for interior design courses and degrees. It appears there has been a shift in consciousness in India with people becoming more aware that anything in their home also makes a statement about them.

Previously in India, architects would do all the design work, both exteriors and interiors. Recently, people have become more conscious of the design, layout and execution of their interiors, for offices, factories as well as residences.

Fortunately, this change has opened doors for those interested in interior design as a profession. However, very few universities in India offer professional courses in interior design, and those who wish to make interior design their profession must begin with basic architectural degrees or with part time diploma programs in interiors.

India Institute of Technology

The program in Interior Designing is ideal for students who are interested in carving a niche for themselves in the contemporary interior designing. IIT offers two courses under this program; a one year and two year course in interior design.

India Institute of Technology Powai, Mumbai - 400076 Maharashtra, India Phone- +91-22-25722545

National Institute of Design

NID has both undergraduate and post-graduate programs in design. The graduate program (GDPD) is of four years duration for students after 10+2, or equivalent like AISSCE/ IB/ ICSE, and the post-graduate programs in design are two or two-and-a-half years in duration for graduates; particularly from architecture, technology, engineering, fine and applied arts, information technology and computer science.

Ahmedabad Paldi Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380 007 India 079-663 9692 / 660 5243

Sai School of Interior Design

Sai School of Interior Design offers professional courses in interior design.

Eligibility is open to students who have passed 10 + 2 examinations and have a passion for design.

Sai School of Interior Design F - 11, 1st Floor, Main Road Kalkaji +91-11-2622-0367 Website:

Arch Academy of Design

Candidates must have completed or are expecting to complete +2 examinations of CBSE /ICSE or equivalent as per UGC guidelines.

The academy has strong international focus with student studying from several countries worldwide like Spain, Kuwait, United Kingdom, Nepal, Canada and Dubai.

Plot No. 9, Govind Marg, Malviya Nagar Institutional Area, Malviya Nagar Jaipur-302017 +91-141-4060500

JJ School of Arts

Sir J.J college of architecture is considered one of the foremost institutions of architecture in India and is a recognized college of architecture all over the world . Admission is open to students who have passed 10 + 2 examinations.

The school offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) for Craft Interior Decoration which is a four year program. They have 60 available slots (60 seats).

JJ School of Arts Dr. D. N. Road, Fort Mumbai-400 001 +91-22-22621652

IILM School of Design

The school offers a four year full-time graduate program in interior design.

Admission is open to students who have passed or who will appear in 2010 for qualifying examinations under Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalents like CBSE/AISSCE/IB/ICSE.

IILM School of DesignPlot 69-71, Sector 53, Near DLF Golf Course, Gurgaon - 122003 (NCR-Delhi.) 0124-3354456

College of Architecture, Nasik

College of Architecture in Nasik offers a four year bachelor program of Interior Design and admission is open to students who have passed 10 + 2 examinations.

College of Architecture, Maratha Boarding Complex Off Gangapur Road, Nasik 422 013 Maharastra India 0253-2570822

Shree Devi College of interior Design

Admission is open to students who have passed 10+2 or equivalents like CBSE/AISSCE/IB/ICSE. The college offers a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design and is affiliated with Mangalore University, which offers a B.Sc I.D&D degree and is one of the few colleges which offer a degree in Interior Design and Decoration.

The course extends over a period of three academic years.

Ballalbgh, Mangalore-575003 Karnataka. 0824 0824-2456501

Exterior-Interiors (P) Ltd

This institution offers a one year National Diploma Course in Interior Design.

Eligibility criteria include 10+2 or equivalents like CBSE/AISSCE/IB/ICSE. The school offers a one-year National Diploma course in Interior Design in collaboration with Jensen & Nicholson and Computer Aided Design by Edit Institute, Mumbai. Other locations include Bangalore, Calicut, Calcutta, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai and Pune.

Exterior-Interiors (P) Ltd Chackos Towers 5th Floor, Jews Street East End Padma Junction Cochin - 682 035 +91 484-236-7996

CREATIONS - The School of Design and Technology

Creations is a design school, offering a variety of courses related to design, art and technology. Creations offers diploma courses in fashion designing, interior designing, as well media and animation. Admission is open to students who have passed 10+2.

CREATIONS 826, Shukrawar Peth Gadikhana Chowk, Pune 91-0-94-2232-4228

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