Do We Have the Right Candidate? Reflections on the Selection Processes for Admission to the Design Program in India

  • Ravi Mokashi PunekarEmail author
  • Avinash Shende
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 135)


The paper examines the selection process followed among the leading schools of Design in India and highlights the challenges to the selection of candidates for the increasing high number of applicants seeking admissions to Design programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It considers the complexity in making the selection process more inclusive the different strata of society. It reflects if the candidates selected were appropriate based on how they performed subsequently during their educational period on campus. The paper raises concerns if it is time to experiment with new formats to the selection process keeping in times with a technologically empowered society. It questions if spread of mobile technology and emergent trends like additive technologies may have far-reaching bearing on the traditional model of Design learning and if selecting candidates for the millennium generation of Design learners will face different criteria for selection.


Pedagogical processes Design education Admission process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DesignIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia

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