Indian Institute of Art and Design: A Top-Ranked Design School Offering Globally Benchmarked Education

Dr. Jitin Chadha,DirectorFounded on the philosophy of `bridging gaps and building bridges' between art, society and industry, the Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) is a revolutionary learning space that focuses on renovating the boundaries of teaching, learning, and practice of design. Established in 2015, IIAD is an independent design school located in South Delhi, providing a dynamic studio-based environment where students are inspired to find their unique voice through a rigorous inquiry-based, learner-centric approach that encourages experimentation, innovation and collaborative practice.

Through its project-based learning and `thinking through making' approach the premium arts and design institution is enabling the graduates to be industry-ready with a professional outlook. Reflecting the dynamic needs of 21st-century design education, the 75,000 square feet campus of IIAD is custom-built to suit the pedagogical practices and curriculum to encourage interdisciplinary learning and teaching. With prime facilities including the material workshop, garment construction lab, photography lab, Mac labs and studio spaces, the modular studios of IIAD allow for flexible space-utilization, facilitating fluid movement between different settings such as lectures, demo, skill-labs, project-work and critiques.

Affiliation With Kingston University, London
IIAD promotes an international outlook within the Indian context, by ensuring the students with the distinct advantage of world-class education and a globally-recognized degree from Kingston University, London. IIAD's partnership with Kingston School of Art, which is regarded as the finest design school in the UK, assists the graduates to secure coveted career opportunities, as well as pursue further education globally.

IIAD's prestigious affiliation with Kingston University, which has global repute, gives IIAD students a global outlook as well as an opportunity to exhibit their work and projects along with Kingston University graduates at the end of the year. IIAD offers undergraduate degree programs in fashion design, communication design, interior architecture and design and fashion business management and postgraduate degree programs in fashion design and fashion business management in collaboration with Kingston University.
This ensures that students who graduate from IIAD are considered alumni of Kingston University, London. IIAD held its first convocation ceremony in 2019, in which the Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University, Prof. Steven Spier and Dean, Kingston School of Art, Mandy Ure visited the campus for the graduation," remarks Dr. Jitin Chadha, Director, IIAD.

Empowering Students Through Contemporary Teaching And Learning
Education at IIAD strives to rethink traditional concepts of teaching and learning. The courses are taught not in classrooms but in creative studio spaces, specially designed to ensure that the students get extensive practical exposure and hands-on learning within the disciplines. Moreover, the faculty at IIAD are leading academicians as well as design practitioners, who bring industry insights and live projects to the classroom to ensure that students graduate not just with a degree but a strong resume, leading to excellent internships as well as placement opportunities.

"Several of our faculty members have completed, or are currently enrolled, in the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching-Learning in Higher Education (PgCert) with universities in the UK. This qualification puts our faculties at par with international quality standards in higher education. IIAD is connected with 139+ organizations across the industry for student internships, collaborative projects and placements. The student placement cell at IIAD provides complete internship and placement support with a 90% placement record.

IIAD aims to bring professional design practice into the learning environment of a student from an early stage. Learn on-site internships, collaborative & Live projects, and various industry interactions form an integral part of the learning pedagogy. Practitioners from the industry not only conduct master-classes and hands-on workshops but also come on board to mentor students during academic as well as industrial projects. These interactions empower our students to expand their networks and connections in the design industry," adheres Dr. Jitin.

IIAD engages in systematic interactions with the industry throughout the year to allow students to establish contacts and networks with the industry

Establishing itself as the top-ranked design school offering globally benchmarked education not only in India but the entire SAARC region, IIAD is planning to launch short courses to reach a wider variety of people and provide them with design education by 2021. With the philosophy of `Anyone Anywhere', IIAD's vision is to help people in smaller cities receive a globally benchmarked design education at their place of residence. "Design Thinking for problem-solving in the workplace is what IIAD would also be focusing on soon, where we will be working with Corporates to help upskill their staff.

We plan to offer a more diverse range of design programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, to provide courses encompassing but not limited to product design, system design, animation and game design and several other programs that equip students with the skills required for the changing needs of the job market. IIAD is looking to expand and grow into a larger residential campus in the Delhi/NCR area with better infrastructure and facilities so as to continue to provide world-class education," concludes Dr. Jitin.

Dr. Jitin Chadha, Director
A young educational entrepreneur, Dr. Jitin has established an institution that boasts of undergraduate and postgraduate study programs.
Location: New Delhi
Courses: Undergraduate and postgraduate study programs in Economics, Finance, and Business Management