School Of Design

About School

D Y Patil University’s School of Design is established to work as a specialized school. Studying for a degree in design will teach and train to become an expert in the 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 the use of information technology have become the major requirements of each industry.

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

As DYPU is considered as one of the leading design colleges in Pune, at the university campus, students have the advantage of working in multidisciplinary areas like engineering, management programs 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.


D Y Patil University, Pune is established by Govt. of Maharashtra Act No. VI of 2019 under the Section (3) and recognized by UGC, New Delhi, India

Ranked amongst top 20 Schools of Architecture in the State of Maharashtra in 2020.

University Campus has received “Vanashree Award” as Green Campus by Government of Maharashtra and Ministry of Environment

D Y Patil University is awarded as University for Innovation in Global Collaborative Learning in 2021 at 19th World Education Summit

Our Academic Leaders

Ar. Omkar Samudra

Ar. Omkar Samudra holds a Masters Degree in Planning from Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad, and Bachelors Degree in Architecture from MIT, Aurangabad. He has more than two decades of experience working on National and International Architectural and Urban Planning Projects in the Middle East and South East Asian region. During these years he has worked on world class Urban Planning projects with renowned international organizations. World renowned and Pritzker Award winning Architect, B V Doshi (India), Christopher Charles Benninger Architects (India‐Bhutan), Parsons International (Dubai, UAE), Cansult Maunsell, AECOM (Dubai, UAE), Jurong International (Abu Dhabi, UAE), AEDAS (Singapore) and SSA Architects India are a few of the organizations with whom Ar. Omkar was attached with during his career. He has held Managerial and Directorial positions all throughout his professional career.

Ar. Omkar was involved as a Project Manager in the design and execution of the 7th tallest residential tower in India. He was recognized at various occasions as a successful Urban Planner in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan by the Royal Government of Bhutan for his contribution in playing a pivotal role in planning 6 major towns in the Kingdom.

With his extensive professional experience and passion for academics, Ar. Omkar joined D Y Patil University's School of Architecture and is an incumbent Principal and has taken up this responsibility of mentoring the students of Architecture. He continues to play a pioneering role in the evolution of DYPUSoA and deserves credit for its stellar rise in the architectural fraternity.


Ar. Omkar Samudra -HOI School of Design

Ar Swaminath Swamy-HOD School of Design


Programme:Bachelor of Design (B. Des)

Programme Objectives

  • To develop the knowledge, skills, creativity and innovation for design profession.
  • Ensure the collaborative learning through the interaction with qualified and experienced academicians, industry practioners and professionals.
  • Competency Development programmes and Youth Leadership Programme are deigned to develop the personality, attitude and values.
  • Provide opportunity for Certification* programmes in technical, management skills, upcoming areas.
  • Experiential learning by providing winter and summer internship, live projects opportunities to work in visual agencies and design companies.
  • Inculcate innovation, leadership, & entrepreneurial thinking.
  • Academic delivery with the use of technology, workshops, seminars, visits, study tours, joint studios and webinars.

Programme Delivery

Classroom Learning

Beyond Classrooms Learning

Program Structure

  • Choice based Credit Systems: 240 Credits
  • Continuous Evaluation and assessment: Internal 60% and External 40% for each subject
  • Electives: Design Electives and Professional Electives
  • Series of Design Innovation Projects
  • Series of Design Research Projects
  • Design Industry internships Ÿ Interdisciplinary Collaborative Design Project

Uniqueness of campus


D. Y. Patil University Group is known for its' beautiful buildings, large campuses, world class stadium and sports culture. Ambi campus is spread over more than 40 acres of land, fresh air and climate, lust green and amidst of nature near the valley. Campus has modern structure, academic spaces include library, studio, labs, workshops, and amphitheatres. Other amenities include canteen, guesthouse, student accommodation for girls and boys and Wi-Fi campus.

Student Clubs

Students at campus can pursue their passions through clubs like Photography club, the dancing club, the film club, the singing club, the theatre/ club, storytelling club, book reading club and sports club are engaged to organize various competitions and events...

Student Council

University has elected student council which contributes in the academic and disciplinary proceedings. Committees are Student Welfare Committee, Sports Committee, Cultural Committee and Youth Leadership Development Committee. .


The campus is amidst nature with flora and fauna gives the campus a uniqueness and located near the valley. Infrastructure is a modern design which resulting into a scenic and beautiful campus with quietness.


University has best accommodation facilities for boys and girls students.


Library is equiped with books, journals, E Resources & Data bases.DYPU quarterly publish journal IJSTEAM With ISSN No.2582-8509

Eligibility Criteria

1.The Candidate should be an Indian National

2.Passed HSC or its equivalent examination with English as compulsory subjects, and obtained at least 45% marks (at least 40% marks, in case of Backward class categories and Persons with Disability candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only) in the above subjects taken together


Passed Diploma in Engineering and Technology and obtained at least 45% marks (at least 40% marks, in case of Backward class categories and Persons with Disability candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only).


3)The Candidate with remarkable achievements in Co-Curricular & ExtraCurricular Activities and qualified in written test conducted at DYPU.


4.The Candidate should have qualified in UCEED/NID 2022 or equivalent.

Selection Criteria

1.SSC, HSC examination marks

2.Score of UCEED / NID2022.

3.Assessment of portfolio for remarkable achievement in Co-curricular and ExtraCurricular Activities , Written examination & Personal Interview

Undergraduate Programs Offered (B.Des)-Seats And Fees

Undergraduate Programs (UG)
Name of the School Program Duration (In Years) Intake Form Fee in Rs. Fees in Rs. (Per Annum)
School of Design Bachelor of Design 4 60 800 200,000


Anil Reddy

I wanted to pursue design courses in Pune as it is the hub for rapid creative initiations. DY Patil University, which is one of the best design colleges in Pune, has the best faculty and labs to give budding designers the edge they need.

Sumanth Rao

My dad is an architect and loved to see his creativity come to life. I, too, wanted to pursue design courses in Pune from one of the top design colleges in Pune. DY Patil university was the ultimate choice, and I learned to tone and craft my designing streaks very well.

Aditi Palekar

On my hunt for the best design institute in Pune, I came across the course structure of DY Patil and instantly connected with it. I got whatever techniques I needed to improve my skills, and the projects helped me a lot. Best decision to undertake design courses in Pune in Dy Patil.

Syed Fasiuddin

I belong to a family of doctors but had a creative edge in me. My parents agreed to get me enrolled in one of the top design colleges in Pune, and hence DY Patil was chosen. I visited the campus twice before my enrollment, and the faculty was more than happy to answer my questions. It is indeed the best design institute in Pune.

Mohammed Sarfaraz

My love for out of the box designing demanded that I seek design courses in Pune in Dy Patil, one of the best design institutes in Pune. Throughout my four years in college, they directed every project towards teaching new skills and their applications.

Pradhan Joseph

I took admission into DY Patil Design College Pune and I am honored to be a part of the college. I never thought that I would excel so much that I would be the first one in my batch to be recruited. Thanks to DY Patil Pune Design Institute, I have a wonderful career that is growing year on year.

Santosh Agarwal

I was always interested in designing and wanted to follow my brother’s lead and study at DY Patil. I had heard that DY Patil Pune Design Institute is one of the best colleges in Pune. I heard from the college a couple of days back and am excited to be a part of the esteemed DY Patil Design College Pune.

Sohini Shukla

When my father asked me to join DY Patil Design College Pune, I was furious. I wanted to study abroad because I believed colleges in the US offered better education. My friend had taken admission and was flaunting. I felt really sad that I ended up in my home country. After completing my graduation from DY Patil Pune Design Institute I was offered a good role in an MNC. To my shock, I am my friend’s team leader. Even though she studied abroad, I had better job prospects, thanks to DY Patil.

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