The Indian School of Design and Innovation ISDI (iss-dee), inaugurated its founding batch of under- and post- graduate studies in July 2013, committing to a new educational model, inspired by the idea of design and innovation as transformative forces in society. core to ISDI’s philosophy.
We believe: disciplines of design and innovation play a significant role in addressing issues of economic development and social improvement. These challenges take on a special urgency in India, where a growing population and a rapidly evolving society crucially needs a strong design intervention.
Located in the dynamic coastal city of Mumbai, ISDI offers a series of globally benchmarked Undergraduate Diploma Programs (UGDP), four year intensive programs (foundation year plus three year specialisation) for students across the disciplines of fashion, interior, product and communication design. Opportunities to engage in design education for graduates and young professionals started in September 2013, with the launch of ISDI’s one year Post Graduate Program (PGP). The admissions for 2014 are now open.
ISDI is in collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design, a global leader in design education. This partnership enables ISDI to benefit from Parsons’ rigorous curriculum, prominent visiting faculty, well established student exchanges and global relationships.
ISDI’s own academic ideology moulds designers to cater to a diverse range of industries and employers.
All our educational programs are built upon the foundation of a forward-thinking and innovative curriculum, industry sponsored projects, national and international collaborations and a deep sense of social and environmental responsibility.
ISDI is committed to these goals:
To become India's premier destination for students wishing to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programs across all design disciplines and specialities.
To emerge as a world-class institute of design and innovation established through a collaborative effort among designers, industry leaders, academic professionals and policy makers.
To create a school that is truly Indian in its core make up and global in its outlook.
To deliver the latest interdisciplinary design education driven by students thinking and responsible innovation.
To foster creativity, nurture design and promote new talent.
To provide oppurtunities for internships and placements through unmatched professional connections.
Creativity, innovation and sustainability are core to ISDI’s philosophy.
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ISDI campus is at the North Annex of One Indiabulls Center, in the heart of Mumbai’s central business district of Parel.
On campus, ISDIans benefit from access to the latest facilities and infrastructure needed for design education:
Dedicated Studio Spaces
Community Learning Spaces
Fabricated Suites for Prototyping
Team Rooms for problem Solving
Display Spaces for Student Work
Galleries and Auditoriums
Outside the classroom, students have access to internship opportunities and industry partnerships, facilitating several possibilities for entrepreneurial and professional success.
The experienced ISDI Career Services team plays a significant role in equipping students with skills and competencies required to succeed in today’s creative industries.
Services the students and alumni will receive include:
Career counseling and mentoring
Assistance with résumé and cover letter writing
Coaching on interview techniques and job search skills
Support in researching and pursuing fellowships, grants and contests, graduate school and alternative post-graduation options
On-campus career fairs and industry linked career panels
ISDI’s Career Services team has built deep networks within the creative industries to seek out internship experiences and employment opportunities for ISDI students and graduates both in India and globally.
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Today’s rapid globalization requires a new academic model, one focused on creativity as a core literacy that impacts all aspects of society, Parsons Mumbai is a reaffirmation of our efforts to create a network of academic hubs in cities around the world, where students can fluidly engage both on site and online throughout the course of their studies, and prepare for careers in the creative industries in a global context.”
David Van Zandt, President