United World Institute of Design: Setting Benchmarks through Academic Excellence

To empower the youth with knowledge, make them technically competent, and professionally sound to prepare them for all walks of life

With a vision to be recognized for its values and academic excellence, Unitedworld Institute of Design (UID) is a leading design institute of India, which stands apart from other premier design institutes because of the unparalleled exposure it extends to the students. It accomplishes this by hosting design events, advanced cutting- edgeand state of the art designand technology labs, world class international partners and aesthetically designed infrastructure. It is a constituent College of Design of Karnavati University (KU) where cultural diversity is celebrated with an aim to build innovative learning environments that facilitates students with experiential knowledge and universal exposure.

KU has built UID on strong foundations of teaching, learning, innovation, and research excellence in design education. It aims to establish globally sought–after professionals who can exhibit their creativity and spark novel trends. ID’s new learning model encourages us to create and adapt to a learner – centric environment. It provides an ecosystem of interactive student engagement that strengthens their design thinking capabilities, problem-solving, human-centric approach, and system understanding abilities. The instituteoffers a diverse range of design courses in the area of art & design structured in seven Schools, offering fouryears UG Bachelor of Design (B Des) and twoyears PG – Masters (M Des) courses, which are:

  • School of Communication Design (B. Des. Animation & Motion Graphics) – Full time 4 years
  • School of Communication Design (B. Des. Visual Communication Graphics) – Full time 4 years
  • School of Industrial Design (B. Des. Automobile and Transportation Design) – Full time 4 years
  • School of Industrial Design (B. Des. Product Design) – Full time 4 years
  • School of Fashion Design (B. Des. Fashion Design) – Full time 4 years
  • School of Interior Design (B. Des. Interior Design) – Full time 4 years
  • School of Lifestyle & Accessory Design (B. Des. Lifestyle Accessory Design) – Full time 4 years
  • School of Textile Design (M. Des Textile & Knitwear Design) – Full time 2 Years
  • School of Fashion Design (M. Des. Fashion Styling & Communication) – Full time 2 years
  • School of Industrial Design (M. Des. Industrial Design) – Full time 2 years
  • School of Communication Design (M. Des. Visual Experiential Design) – Full time 2 years
  • School of Interior Design (M. Des. Interior & Experience Design) – Full time 2 years

About the Dean

Professor Jayanti Panchal is the Dean of the Institute. He is a product designer with more than 55 years of experience in the field of design teaching and design practice. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering. He commenced his career as a Lecturer at RC Technical Institute. In 1961, after spending one year in the textile machinery manufacturing industry in Ahmedabad, he joined NID in the year 1963 and retired as the principal designer in the year 2000. During his tenure at NID, he was awarded with a scholarship from Ford Foundation and from Rockefeller Foundation in the year 1970.In the year 1985; he was deputed for International work experience in ULM West Germany and Austria. Later on in his career he was associated with the Bureau of Indian Standard as a technical member for Furniture and Machine tools standards formulating committees.

His noticeable projects are designing a voting machine (EVM) and preparing a feasibility report for Indian Institute of Craft Design (IICD) Jaipur. As a Design consultant and has been working as a visiting Professor in Design Colleges such as NID, MIT, NIFT, DJAD, Symbiosis etc. He joined as a Dean of UID on 8 May 2017.

About the Director

Col S Bose is the Director of the Institute. He has an extensive experience of over a decade in administration & management of higher education in Design. He has pursued Master’s in Business Administration from Delhi Productivity Council as part of Delhi University.  As Head International Relations, he had proactively fostered abiding partnerships with top Design Schools for faculty exchanges and student mobility with credit transfers.  He is a proud recipient of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Commendation Card for illustrious military service of over two decades.

He has been instrumental to steer UID’s membership to premier internationally recognized Art & Design organizations / forums – WDO (formerly – ICSID), ADI & Cumulus Association. He has been an Administrator for UK Govt. sponsored – UKIERI Projects for academic research & faculty / staff & student mobility. Coordinated and developed partnerships with National Skills Development Councils (NSDC) / Apparel Made-ups Home Furnishing Sector Skills Council/ Media & Entertainment Skills Council.

Winning Prestigious Award

  • Certificate of Appreciation from Times Top Education Institute for raising the standard of education in Art , Design & Animation in 2018
  • Asia Education Summit & Award – 2016 – Best Design Institute in India
  • Asia Education Summit & Award – 2016 – Most Innovative Design Institute in India
  • Certificate of Participation in Birla white Yuva Ratna Award – 2016
  • Great Place to Study Certified UID as Global League Institute – 2016

Among the Best Design School –  World- Class infrastructure

UID is nestled in a 37-acre green and tranquil campus in a luxuriant – serene area of Gandhinagar (Capital of Gujarat) amidst lush greenery and a picturesque landscape. It instills a sense of oneness with nature and shapes creativity in young minds of design students. The Best- In – Class – modern & huge campus caters to every variety of student requirement. From a 2 storied multi-function gymnasium, Football / Cricket stadiums; Volley ball / Net Ball and Basketball courts, Indoor game arenas – it provides all amenities for a healthy growth of students. Karnavati University campus with a number of Auditoriums – Large & small, Amphitheatre for Performing Arts is constantly buzzing with some or the other outdoor or extra or co – curricular activitiesall through the year, which makes the student life fulfilling and memorable.

The Notable Alumni

Here are few of the talented and recognized alumni :-Palak Mehta – School of Fashion Design awarded for Vogue Honors 2015-16 (Summer Collection), GitikaTodi – School of Fashion Design winner of Vogue Honours 2016-17, Charvi – School of Communication design working with Ishan Khosala Delhi, Gautam – School of Communication design working with design studio INDIE, Neha Garg – School of Communication design – FRACTAL INK, and Charu Bangyal – School of Interior Design – IDIO studio (Range of Furniture) design for #Raw Collaboration.

Harshad Mane designed a café for Divyeshdesai & associates, Mareena Jacob (M. Des. 2015-17) for a famous interior design consultant, Lavina Utamani (M. Des. 2014-16) for Certificate of Excellence as an TSEC Ambassador 2011-12, Certificate of Excellence as an TSEC Envoy 2011-12. The Project entitled ‘PROTOTYPE OF A NEONATAL INCUBATOR’ was selected for the second round of Niyantra, year 2011-12, an event by National Instruments, Bangalore.

Helping the Students in Need

Merit cum Means Scholarships

KU believes in extending financial assistance to deserving students who belong to the economically weaker section of society. The university awards scholarship to meritorious students in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Scholarships for Defence Wards

Widows/wards of defense personnel killed in action, wards of serving personnel, and ex-servicemen disabled in action Widows/wards of defense personnel also receive financial assistance.

Exciting Career Opportunities and Exposure

The career service department (CSD) at UID provides a strategic platform to synergize and facilitate interaction between academia and industry with an idea to provide exposure to students.This generates opportunities for students such as graduation projects, industrial training, classrooms, and live projects.

UID also have many internal activities like inter-college festivals, workshops, national and international competitions. The KU global platforms encouragesstudents through several unique opportunities for global travel, study abroad, and semester exchange through its collaborations with top end foreign universities and institutions. This adds up to their UG transcripts and graduates degree. Additionally, UID’s has several international collaborative arrangements whichinclude; Universitat Politecnica De Valencia (UPV) – Spain , DE Montfort University; Coventry University; Arts University Bournemouth; University Of Derby; University for The Creative Arts; Domus Academy/ NABA ; IstitutoMarangoni; Polimoda., Nottingham Trent University.

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