Introduction to the Institute A constituent of Symbiosis International University, Symbiosis Institute of Design creates an alcove to germinate design thoughts to unleash design knowledge and skills on a prosperous dais. This dais aims at creating professionals who with their creative impulse get intoxicated within the ecstasy of design finally to participate and contribute to the most vibrant and the competitive race of design. The work ambiance enables one to explore the authentic conventional skills and the ethnic non– conventional skills, with no compromise to lead ahead the rooted traditions of art to grow with the contemporary world of design.

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Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) Admission 2018

SID Admission 2018 is a two step process. Firstly, you will appear in SET 2018. Then you will appear for a personal  interview .Studio Test and Personal Interaction will be conducted only at SID, Pune campus from 28th May to 1st June 2018. Final selection would be based on the cumulative performance of the candidate in SET for Design, Studio Test and Personal Interaction as well as on the basis of the information provided by the candidate in the application form and his/her first preference of the disciplines offered.

The important dates of SET 2018 are as given below.

Event Dates
Registration Starts 17 Jan 2018
Registration Closes 14 Apr 2018
Payment Closes 14 Apr 2018
Result  14 May 2018
Availability of Admit Card 21 Apr to 05 May 2018
SET Examination Date 05 May 2018
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Important Date for Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)

Activity Date / Period
Online Registrations for SET commences 17 Jan 2018
SET Test Registration closes 14 Apr 2018
SET Test payment closes 14 Apr 2018
SET Test 05 May 2018
SET Test Result 14 May 2018
Declaration of institute short Listing for PI-WAT 18 May 2018
Online payment closes for institutes 25 May 2018
Conduct of PI-WAT 28 May to 01 Jun 2018
Declaration of institute 1st Merit List 04 Jun 2018
Registration period for the 1st List Candidates 5 Jun to 11 June 2018
Commencement of the Programme 02 Jul 2018,

SID Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must have passed 10+2 (any stream; e.g. Science, Commerce, Arts, etc.) or equivalent OR 10+3 diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education with minimum 50% aggregate marks obtained in the final examination to be eligible for the above-mentioned program.

A candidate appearing for the final examination of 10+2 grade or 10+3 Diploma program may also apply provided the results of the examination should have been declared by June of the admission year or prior to be eligible for the above mentioned program.

A candidate failing at 12th Standard examination but has appeared and passed at the immediate compartmental examination held in the same year, in first attempt will be eligible for provisional admission.

Seat Intake

Sr. No. Course Indian Students International Students Total
1 Communication Design 80 12 92
2 Industrial design 45 07 52
3 Fashion Design 29 04 33
5 Fashion Communication 26 04 30
Grand Total 180 27 207

Note: Seats available would be offered strictly on the basis of Merit and Reservations to the deserving candidates. It is not obligatory for SID to fill all the available seats.

Reservation: As per Symbiosis International University norms.


The institute offers Bachelor of Design (B. Des) programme in following disciplines and specializations.

1. Graphic Design (GD)
2. Video Film Design (VFD)
3. Animation Film Design (AFD)
4. User Experience Design (UED)
5. Product Design (PD)
6. Interior Space Design (ISD)
7. Fashion Design (FD)
8. Fashion Communication (FC)

The programme is aimed at creating professionals who can contribute to the highly dynamic and competitive world of design. The approach here is entirely project based. The institute puts high emphasis on evaluating the students on the basis of continuous performance and projects.

Infrastructure / Facilities

Campus: SID is one of the largest design institutes in the country having built up area more than 80,000 sq.ft. The campus of Symbiosis Institute of Design at Viman Nagar houses state of the art design studios, laboratories, workshops, IT infrastructure, rapid prototyping lab, well-equipped class rooms, library, exhibition areas, seminar hall, conference hall etc. The campus also has amphitheater, ultra-modern auditorium and academic plaza for various activities including design shows. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled.

Library: ­Having more than 9310 books related to design, art, craft, graphics, advertising, film and video, animation, furniture, architecture, textile, pattern making, visual merchandising, illustration, jewellery etc., more than 90 national and international periodicals and 9 online journals. A special collection of ‘Promostyl’ forecast magazines related to fashion, as well as 1065 nos. Audio­Visual material on different topics and subjects. The Library has KOHA software and is using DDC for classification. We have introduced alumni membership as well as corporate membership.

Labs, Studios & Workshops: Well-equipped model making (Metal & Non-Metal) Workshops, Clay and Ceramic Studio, Rapid Prototyping and Cintiq Lab, Computer Lab, Digital Instruction Lab, User Experience Lab, Recording and Editing Studio, CAD Lab, Material Library, 2D & 3D Animation Lab, Animation Studios, Photography Lab, Printing Lab, Film and Video Studio, Garment Construction Lab, Pattern Making Lab, Textile Lab and Textile labs.

Student Clubs: To ensure active participate of students in education process Photography Club, Sports Club, Animation Club, Sketching Club, Performing Arts Club, Film Club and Graphics Club are active at the institute. This helps the students to be a part of extracurricular activities and present their talent and managerial skills. The Institute has a policy of funding such club activities.

Hostel (boys / girls): We have two hostels for girl students 1.5 km away from the Viman nagar campus. Symbiosis Girls Hostel B Wing (Rohan Mithila) with 330 seats capacity having rooms with three sharing basis and Girls Hostel C Wing (Rohan Mithila) with 410 seats having rooms with twin sharing basis. Hostel accommodations are shared with two more institutes on the same campus. Seats are available on first come first serve basis only. Dining Hall, hot water supply, generator backup, round the clock security and housekeeping as well as laundry services are provided at the hostels. Cable TV connections and refrigerator are also available as common facility. Girls Hostels are 1.2 km away from Campus and has shuttle bus service from and to the campus. Limited seats for boys should be available in 2018-19.

Symbiosis Viman Nagar Campus has the following facilities:

  • Auditorium – State-of-the-art, well-furnished and equipped, fully Air-conditioned having seating capacity of 585. The Auditorium has full capacity generator backup.
  • Amphitheatre and Campus Plaza – For recreational activities.
  • Canteen – with Veg and Non-Veg menu.
  • Juice Bar – Fresh Juices, Shakes, fresh cut fruits, etc
  • Coffee Day Xpress – Coffee and Snacks
  • Corporation Bank ATM
  • Sports Ground – For Sports / Games
  • Rangoli Stores – Stationery Items, FMCG Products, Art and Drawing Materials, etc

Contact Details

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
S.No. 231/3A-4, Viman Nagar, Pune 411 014. MS. INDIA
Tel : (EPABX): +91 20 3003 7203 / 7211 / 7200.

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