B Design at Shoolini University treats design as a language. One can find design in everything. With that premise, we focus on human-centric and nature-centric design that can be implemented into an idea or product. Shoolini students are nurtured as creative minds to become outstanding innovators and researchers passionate about creating a difference in society.

Design program at Shoolini University is focused on Nature Based Design, commonly known as Biomimicry: Taking Design Idea from Nature. Shoolini University, situated at Kasauli Hills of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of more than 4500 feet from sea level is mentored by Prof Amit Ray, who started the Design School at IIT Kanpur.  


  • Product Design
  • Visual Communication Design
  • UX/UI Design 
  • 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.


Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of B. Design, the students will be able to:

  • Explore job opportunities across industries as Design is an applied field that can be implemented across various functions. Companies have recognised the potential of design and its ability to enhance production and productivity. 
  • It gives students a lot of flexiblity of working on multidiscilinary platforms and explore their creative side. Design activity revolves around Creativity, Logic and Aesthetics. 


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”
  • Coursera on Campus for new-age certifications



Career Opportunities in B Design

  • Graphic Designer
  • Design Managers
  • Textile Designer
  • Teachers
  • Interior Designer Entrepreneur
  • Animation Sector
  • Product Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Jewelry Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Industrial Design

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

Amit Ray
Amit RayProfessor
Sashank Thapa
Sashank ThapaAssistant Professor
Ravi Poovaiah
Ravi PoovaiahAdjunct faculty
Debkumar Chakrabarti
Debkumar ChakrabartiAdjunct faculty
Anuj Prasad
Anuj PrasadAdjunct faculty
Subhajit Chandra
Subhajit ChandraAdjunct faculty
Sanjay Singh
Sanjay SinghAdjunct faculty
Shilpa Ranade
Shilpa RanadeAdjunct faculty
Neeraj Kumar
Neeraj KumarAdjunct faculty

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
    Others : 105000

Admissions Open: 2023


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