Designing is a diverse field offering multiple branches and education programmes.

Are you looking for a career in design ? IIRF ranks the top 10 government design colleges in India 2021 for you. These institutions would make the blueprint for your aspiration without exception. These highly respected and top rated institutions for design education are identified for their unmatchable standards of excellence along with outstanding infrastructure, facilities and job placements.

In the top 10 design schools of govt ranking 2021 by IIRF, the first three spots are taken by the three NIDs – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, and Gandhinagar respectively. NID-Ahmedabad, established in 1961, is the most sought after design institute of the country. The institute offers B.Des. and M.Des. courses in various disciplines. It accepts admissions through the qualifying test called the NID entrance test. Eligibility for the undergraduate courses is class 12th examination from any of the recognised board in the country. For postgraduate courses, a candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline or a full-time diploma of at least 4 years in Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Design, or, Architecture. The institute offers scholarships and funding to the deserving and underprivileged students. It has an active placement cell that facilitates the institute-industry interaction and as a result, top-notch companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle, Adidas, etc. hire the deserving graduates.

Let’s look at the colleges that follow in the list of top ten government design colleges in India.

Rank*Name of InstitutesCityState
1NID- National Institute of DesignAhmedabadGujarat
2NID- National Institute of DesignBengaluruKarnataka
3NID- National Institute of DesignGandhinagarGujarat
4NIFT- National Institute of Fashion TechnologyNew DelhiDelhi
5IIT- Indian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiDelhi
6IIT- Indian Institute of TechnologyMumbaiMaharashtra
7IIT- Indian Institute of TechnologyKanpurUttar Pradesh
7NIFT- National Institute of Fashion TechnologyGandhinagarGujarat
8NID- National Institute of DesignKurukshetraHaryana
9NIFT- National Institute of Fashion TechnologyBengaluruKarnataka
10NIFT- National Institute of Fashion TechnologyBhopalMadhya Pradesh