BDES Syllabus, Eligibility and Career Opportunities

Whatever we see today in this world is design and the field of designing is elaborating more and more cause many are curious to explore more . Due to the huge demand of design the field  may grow more and if you are interested in design and want to pursue it, BDES is one such option. Here is the BDES syllabus and other information.

What is BDES?

BDES which is bachelor of design is a four years (4 years) undergraduate course which focuses on the process of designs which are manufactured in various ways. It’s used to study various and different aspects of design.


  • 10 + 2 in any stream from recognised university or board
  • Some institutes may demand 50 to 60% from general category
  • Fighter 10% relaxation of marks for reserve category


 There are two ways for admission 10+2

 and then entrance exam/ interview/ aptitude test the process may be different in various college/University

They are :-

  • UCEED:- undergraduate common entrance exam for design
  • NID DAT:- National institute of design admission test
  • Pearl academy entrance exam
  • GD goenka University design aptitude test
  • UPES :- design aptitude test 
  •  UID :- Unitedworld industry of design aptitude test
  • NIFT :- nation institute of fashion technology
  • AIEED:-all India entrance exam for design 

Required skills

  1. Good observation skills
  2. Communication skills  (self confidence)
  3. Knowledge of upcoming trends and public demand
  4. Management
  5. Drawing /sketching
  6. Presentation
  7. Creativity and imagination

BDES Syllabus

The BDES syllabus/ portion may very from place to place depending on what field you have chosen 

 Semester 1

  1. Introduction to design
  2. Elements of design
  3. Studies in design
  4. Communication studies in design
  5. Design sketching
  6.  technical design drawing

Semester 2

  1. Fundamentals of computing in design
  2. Principles of design
  3. Electrical and electronics studies in design
  4. Physical ergonomics
  5. Mechanics for design
  6. Form studies
  7. Rendering and illustration

Semester 3

  1. architectural studies in design
  2. Communication Skills in design
  3. Model making and hands tool workshop
  4. Surface molding in computer- aided design
  5. Universal human values and professional ethics
  6. Design documentation 1
  7. Design project 1, simple product design

Semester 4

  1. Consumer psychology
  2. Design thinking
  3. Solid modeling in computer-aided design
  4.  Nature and form
  5. Display and control design
  6. Environmental science
  7. Cyber security

Semester 5

  1. Creative narration
  2. Humanity and social studies
  3. Business communication
  4. Connectivity and mobility
  5. Elective 1
  6. Elective 2
  7. Design workshop
  8. Software user interface design

Semester 6 

  1. Product branding and identity
  2. Applied statistics and infographics
  3. Unconventional manufacturing
  4. Elective 3
  5. Elective 4
  6. Control system in design 

Semester 7

  1. Professional practice in design
  2. Form in four (4) dimension
  3. Production planning
  4. Elective 5
  5. Industrial training
  6. Design documentation 2
  7. Design project

Semester 8

  1. Design degree project
  2. Moocs (for BDES honors degree)

Fee structure

Please refer to the college sites for fees are you my contact them personally for additional information

List of private and government colleges for BDES

Government colleges :-

  • NIFT Mumbai
  • NIFT kannur
  • NIFT kangra
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Guwahati
  • National institute of design Bangalore
  • MUS vadodara
  • GGP Lucknow
  • The state group of institute

Private colleges :- 

  • Symbols institute of design
  • UID UnitedWorld institute of design
  • IIAD Delhi

And there are many more colleges you may search them online

Top institute in India

  • Northern Indian institute of fashion technology, Mohali
  • National institute of fashion technology Mumbai
  • National institute of fashion technology Delhi
  • National institute of fashion technology Ahmedabad

Private institute

Career job opportunities after BDES 

  1. Boutiques
  2. Fashion Mall
  3. Film production houses
  4. Corporate houses
  5. Furniture designing
  6. Jewellery and accessories designing
  7. Fashion designing
  8. Fashion director
  9. Graphic designing
  10. Manufacturing units
  11. Stylish
  12. Art director
  13. Teaching job as a designer
  14. Set director
  15. Apparel designer
  16. Textile and surface developer
  17. Quality controller for fabric and apparel
  18. Brand manager

Many more there are many things you can achieve through b.des, There is no limit. A depends on how curious, creative and how much interest you have in designing.