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School Of Design

About School

D Y Patil University School of Design is established to work as specialized school. Studying for a degree in design will teach and train to become an expert in field. Design is a field of creative thinking which requires deep learning with critical analysis, structured and systematic manner and ability to visualize to solve real-world problems. Design thinking, innovation and use of information technology have become the major requirements of each industry.

Programmes are designed and developed by the academia and industry experts considering the need of the industry and profession. Programme have created many opportunities to work in industry, visual design agencies, advertising, product design and many more. Programmes are integral part of innovation and entrepreneurship to create future Designnovators and Designopreneures.

At university campus, students have the advantage of working in multidisciplinary area like engineering, management programme and architecture schools and departments to improve and apply the relevant knowledge and skills.


To be a premier school in the field of design education programmes focused to develop knowledge, use of technology with creativity and innovation to apply as a professional


  • Prepares students for various careers design field
  • Understand and develop designs with interdisciplinary knowledge in liberal arts, traditions and values
  • Provide an inspiring, creative, collaborative, and student-centric learning environment for developing knowledge, skills and abilities for the profession, the environment, and the world at large.


School of Design offers graduate programme for B.Des with specialized branches.

School of Design has departments which are organized according to the branches. Each department is hub for academic experience at university and provides state of art infrastructure, faculty and laboratories.

B. Des

Four Year Programme

Eight Semester

Choice Based Credit System


  • Product Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design

Meet The Academic Leaders

Dr. Uma Jadhav

Dr. Uma Jadhav has more than 21 years of prolific professional as well as academic experience. She holds a Ph.D. in Architecture (2016 – SPPU) in Sustainable Rural Development and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (2000 - CEPT). Before solely dedicating herself to academics, she was a principal architect/consultant at Ar. Uma Jadhao & Associates where she successfully handled panoply of architectural and urban planning projects and was registered as the member of an empowered Panel of Valuers with many reputed banks like IDBI, AXIS, UTI, DCB Bank, Fullerton Co. Ltd., etc. She was also a part of an interdisciplinary team of Architecture department of ‘Perth and Kinross Council, Perth’ in the United Kingdom, for almost two years.

She has authored and presented a number of Research Papers in international conferences. Her experience and expertise are regularly summoned as a resource person and panel member on various academic selections committees. She is actively associated as a resource person on the Panel of the Ph.D. Research Centre of Bhanuben Nanawati College of Architecture, Pune. She has also worked as Assistant CAP Director for B. Arch CAP of SPPU, Pune from 2012-2014. In addition to the academic contribution, she has worked on a number of administrative committees like Infrastructure, Academic Audit, Disciplinary Committee, Women’s Grievance, Admission committee, Examination, etc.

She has been instrumental in architecting innovative teaching-learning modules to deliver subjects knowledge through unconventional teaching pedagogy; this includes Vertical Studios, Saturday Events, Annual Exhibitions, Expert Talks, etc. to encourage students to enhance their lateral, critical, and analytical thinking abilities with a focus on entrepreneurial and interpersonal communication skills. She strongly believes that architecture touches the lives of individuals and society alike, and hence should be handled with the utmost sensitivity.

With her extensive experience and passion for academics, she joined D Y Patil University's School of Architecture in its formative years and is an incumbent Principal. She continues to play a pioneering role in the evolution of DYPUSOA and deserves credit for its stellar rise in the architectural fraternity.

Prof. Anuradha Date

With a Degree in Applied art, Prof. Anuradha Date is a commercial artist and an avid painter. She has an Industrial experience more than a fifteen years in the print media (Advertising & Branding) as well as in the field of fine art. Starting her career working with advertising companies and IT companies, she has established herself as a freelance designer and created a good clientele association with her firm – “The Design”.

Working with the corporate design field, Prof. Anuradha finds her true soul in fine art, craft and paintings. Along with the commercial work, she has participated in many shows in India as well abroad with her paintings. She has also attended many art residencies which she believes to give her a different perspective on art & life.

Currently perusing her Masters in Indology, she wish to be a student all her life, learning new things from her colleagues as well as students. “There is so much to explore and absorb, one just need to have an eye and taste for it” she believes, and expects the same from her students.

Prof. Anuradha feels inspired by the innovative teaching methods. Experimenting and overcoming the difficulties, making oneself a strong personality are the key pointes of today’s education, which she strives to generate in the minds of the young students. Working as a professor, with D Y Patil University for a year, she thrives to for best in education for the future generations to come.

Prof. Babasaheb B. Mhaske

With a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and Master in Product Design from IIT Delhi, Ar. Babasaheb B. Mhaske is Industrial designer. He has Industrial & Architectural Design experience more than a decade, while working with “Mooltatva design studio”, as an “Industrial designer & Architect” and also with “Architect Hafeez Contractor” as “Junior Architect”. He was involved in many real-time projects which has given him the great opportunity to gather hands on experience in the field of Industrial design & Architecture. He was working with “MIT Dept. of Architecture” as a Design Faculty for a time period of almost a year.

There he got the first chance to explore and deliver his ideas to young vibrant minds, to sensitise and make them aware about the “concepts behind designing”. It was a thorough “Hands-on experience” Teaching and learning Process. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor at “D. Y. Patil School of Architecture”, Pune, a premier institute which deliver “Bachelor and Master Programme” in Architecture.

He believes “Quality education can create new pool of talents”, teacher have to identify and ignite the strengths hidden inside the minds of students and guide them with all possible support to make them achieve their goals. Practical approach and diverse thinking can result in a better outcome especially in the field of design. His main focus is to deliver design education in at most creative manner.

Ar. Sayli Pawar Barse

With a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and specialising in Interior Design from University of Pune, Ar. Sayli Pawar has been associated with the World of Design over a decade with an extensive experience in Furniture Design, Product Design, Communication Design, Interior Design and Architecture Design.

Primarily being an Architect, Sayli identifies herself more as an Artist. Since an early age, Sayli has been a keen observant and derives inspiration from day to day life. After successful stints at several design firms and her reckonable experience in teaching and academics, she joined Dr DY Patil College of Architecture in 2019 where she has been actively involved in Design studios and has been putting relentless efforts for overall development of the students for them to step in the professional world.

A self-taught Artist and an expert in Design Strategy, Creative Direction, Client Understanding, spotting current trends, she has worked with some leading firms on residential, commercial and industrial projects.
She has presented her work at esteemed exhibitions like Chitrasanthe (Bangalore), Emote(Chennai), Pune, Ooty etc.
Her work reflects a natural fusion of nature, emotions, craft and Indian Culture. She has her own Design practice and is the Founder of Chaturnaar @ handmade product line.