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The School of Design (SoD) at Shoolini University focuses on nature-centric design programs. We offer a wide range of interdisciplinary research programmes and the school aims to become a centre of excellence in Design Education, Research, and Practice.

Shoolini students are nurtured as creative minds to become outstanding innovators and researchers passionate about creating a difference in society.

BDesign at Shoolini University offers specialization in 4 areas -- Product Design, Visual Communication Design, UX/UI Design and Immersive Media Design. Driven by practical modules, this 4-year undergraduate degree helps students find creative job roles in several industries – biotech, IT, software development, technology manufacturers and more. 

Bachelor of Design (BDes) at Shoolini University will be offered from August (Monsoon) 2022.

Specialisations available in:

  • Product Design
  • Visual Communication Design
  • UX/UI Design 
  • Immersive Media Design

Key Highlights 

  • School is headed by industry veteran Amit Ray
  • Cutting-edge program with Shoolini’s QS I-Guage E-LEAD certified “India’s Best Online Platforms”
  • IBM collaboration for Design Thinking 
  • Coursera on Campus for new-age certifications

Career Opportunities

  • Graphic Designer
  • Design Manager
  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion Stylists
  • UI/UX Designer 

Semester I 1 University foundation (Great Books) 3 Foundation
2 Elements of Design 3 Core
3 Functional English -1 3 Foundation 
4 Intro. to Creativity in Design 3 Core
5 Freehand Sketching & Rendering 2 Core
6 Intro. to Solid Geometry Drawing- Perspective 2 CSFC
7 Living in the Digital Age 3 Foundation 
8 Induction-Non-credit, non-graded (S/US type) 0 Life Skills
  9 Winter Internship-I 2  
$ Winter internship after first semester (Marks Evaluation in 2nd semester)
Total 21  
Semester II 1 University Foundation 3 Foundation
2 Principles of Design 3 CSFC 
3 Introduction to Visual Communication- I (Animation) 3 Core
4 Materials & Process – I
2 Core
5 Introduction to product Design  3 Core
6 Functional English -II 3 Foundation
7 SPRINT-I 1 Life Skills
8 Social Technical Project-I 1 Life Skills
9 Basic Electronics & Software (Studio) 1 Core 
Total 20  
Semester III 1 University Foundation  3 Foundation
2 Introduction to Natural Sciences/ Applied Sciences 2 Core 
3 Introduction to History of Design 3 Core
4 Element of Form 3 Core
5 Minor-1 (Tinkering with machines) 4 Minor
6 Minor-2 (Literature & Film) 4 Minor
7 SPRINT-II 1 Life Skills 
8 Volunteering/ Community Service 1 Life Skills 
9 Winter Internship-II 4  
$ Winter internship after third semester (Marks Evaluation in 4th semester)
Total  25  
Semester IV 1 University Foundation  3 Foundation 
2 Introduction to Ergonomics- I (Human factor Eng.) 2 Core 
3 Introduction to Visual Communication- II (Animation) 3 Core
4 Introduction to Interaction Design (HCI) 3 Core 
5 Minor-3 (Sustainable Tourism in Himalayas) 4 Minor
6 Minor-4 (Cop Production Technology) 4 Minor 
7 SPRINT-III 1 Life Skills 
Total 20  
Semester V 1 Visual Design- I 3 Core 
2 Introduction to Design Paradigm 3 Core 
3 Ergonomics- II 2 Core
4 History of Typography 3 Core 
5 Minor-5 (Our Survival: Biodivesity & Sustainability) 4 Minor
6 Minor-6 4 Minor 
7 SPRINT-IV 1  Life Skills
8 Semester Project 1 0 Core
9 Winter Internship III 4 Core
$ Winter internship after fifth semester (Marks Evaluation in 6th semester)
Total 24  
Semester VI 1 Product Design- II 2 Core 
2 Visual Design- II 2 Core
3 UX/ UI- I 2 Core
4 Research Methodology 3  
5 Minor-7 4 Minor
6 Minor-8 4 Minor 
7 SPRINT-V 1 Life Skills
8 Semester Project 2 0 Core
Total 18  
Semester VII 1 Design Management 2 Core
2 Minor-9 (Option of online) 4 Minor 
3 SPRINT-VI (Option of online) 2 Life Skills
4 Apprentices/Research Work (Bachelor Thesis Project P1) 10 Core
Total 18  
Semester VIII 1 Research paper 1 3 Core
2 Patent/Design/Copyright 2  
3 Research Dissertation (Bachelor Thesis Project P2) 10  
4 Minor-10 (Option of online) 4 Minor 
5 SPRINT-VII 2 Life Skills 
Total 21  
Total Credits (21+20+25+20+24+18+18+21) 167  
*CSFC: Cluster Specific Foundation Course
**Gradable but non-creditable

Course Instructors
Amit RayProfessor
Ashish KhoslaProfessor
Virender RihaniProfessor
Shyam Singh ChandelProfessor
M. S. ThakurProfessor
Bhaskar GoelProfessor
Ram Prakash DwivediProfessor
Abhilash PathaniaAssistant Professor
Robin ThakurAssociate Professor
Pankaj VaidyaProfessor
Raj Kumar SainiAssociate Professor
Raj KumarAssociate Professor
Sashank ThapaAssistant Professor
Sorabh AggarwalAssistant Professor
Sushil KumarAssistant Professor
Veena KashyapAssistant Professor
Brij Bhushan SharmaAssistant Professor
Ashwani SharmaAssistant Professor
Namita GandotraAssistant Professor
Hemant SharmaAssistant Professor
Diksha SharmaAssistant Professor
Nitisha SharmaAssistant Professor
SoniaAssistant Professor
Arunava PoddarAssistant Professor
Arvind Singh BishtAssistant Professor
Kushal KanwarAssistant Professor
Bharti ThakurAssistant Professor
Prachi AgrawalAssistant Professor
Navsal KumarAssistant Professor
Nitin Kumar SharmaAssistant Professor
Rahul ChandelAssistant Professor
Frequently Asked Questions

The School of Design at Shoolini University is headed by Prof Amit Ray, former HoD, Design Department, IIT Kanpur, former HoD, Design Dept. Shiv Nadar University & former Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University, Australia.

What are the future opportunities after completing BDesign from Shoolini University?

This degree prepares graduates for jobs in different domains such as Product Design, Visual Communication- Animation, Graphic Design, Design Managing, UI/UX Designing and understanding Nature-centric Design through Biomimicry- Design Paradigm. The program focuses on Innovation and Creativity approach.

We have a nature-centric Design Program at Shoolini with IBM collaboration for Design Thinking.

Design discipline is built on continuous hands-on training through studio and lab training. We offer a wide range of interdisciplinary research programs and innovation-driven applied fields. We follow a transdisciplinary, nature-centric approach to design with a multi-disciplinary & liberal research environment. We focus is on nature-based problem-solving design solutions and needs and issues relevant to the 21st century. Students are exposed to the industry for professional training (Internship) along with academic research orientation.

Our fully functional and proactive Placement Cell has tie-ups with various industry giants who visit the Shoolini campus during Placement week for on-the-spot Placements. Our 'Mission 130' aims at 100 per cent employability of students with 30 per cent in top companies.

Yes, we have a strong alumni network. Shoolini Alumni Association organises Alumni Meet every year, where alumni from across the world get together to share knowledge and expertise with current students. We also invite notable alumni for expert talks.

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Course Details
  • Eligibility: 10+2 (in any stream) with minimum 55% marks
  • Admission Criteria: Assessment of Portfolio and Faculty Interaction
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Semester Fee
    Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 94875
    Non-Himachal Pradesh Domicile : 105000

* One-time refundable security fee of Rs. 10,000

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