IDC School of Design at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay) offers an excellent environment for academics, research and applications in the field of design.
IDC has academic programs in the areas of Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Interaction Design, Animation and Mobility & Vehicle Design. The education Programme at IDC is a unique mix of pedagogic experimentation with pragmatic design approach and blends hard-core problem solving with design research. New thoughts, philosophies and research into several aspects of design are experimented and integrated to have continuous revitalization of the academic programmes at IDC.
At IDC, we continue to honour its strong foundation and primary goal: to address the unmet needs of the population using essential and emerging technologies. Firmly committed to deploying design for creating sustainable livelihood and contributing meaningfully to society - we address the ever expanding need for design education at all levels of study. With determination to shape the minds of students to be more creative, analytic and responsible in their approaches, the courses are consistently redesigned toinclude emerging design practices - shaped by newer technologies, ideologies and philosphies : seeking to achieve a balance between theory and project based learning
Several areas have been identified for research. Faculty members along with students and other research and design staff work together on these issues.
The centre interacts with industries and institutions for promotion and awareness of design. These are in the form of organizing seminars, conducting short term courses and workshops. In the area of design practice, IDC offers professional design consultancy and advisory services to industries and other organizations.