Guidelines for the entrance tests for admission into the Graduate and the Post Graduate courses in Design offered by MAEER'S MIT Institute of Design, Pune.
Design is a very challenging but rewarding profession for any person aspiring to become a practising professional in this field. It promises to offer profound insights into behaviourial patterns of people, their culture, values and preferences; technologies – both established and emerging and insights into using processes leading to thoughtful and pathbreaking creations which enrich our lives and which make sense in our society and to the environment.
Each one of us is a designer. Everyday, we constantly use some of the fundamental processes of design in our day to day lives, e.g., problem solving. However, to become professional designers, it is essential that aspiring candidates have the right attitude and aptitude to function efficiently and competently in the eco space of design.
Towards this, MAEER'S MIT Institute of Design very carefully designs the center level tests, the materials tests, and the personal interviews to ensure that candidates who have the best potential to become designers are given a preference for admission into our world class educational programme.
Candidates who have the following abilities will be given preference for admission into the professional courses on offer at MAEER'S MIT Institute of Design.
- Sharp ability to analyse things, situations, contexts and to map the situation
- Sharp ability to identify the constitutent elements of a given thing or a situation and an overall assessment of the same(internalisation)
- Sharp ability to synthesise, i.e., having an ability to interpret, plan and evolve directions or strategies to address any given situation or set of issues(attitude towards problem solving)
- Ability to keenly observe any given thing or situation (keenness of perception). This goes beyond just "looking" at a thing rather than more of "seeing"
- Ability to relevantly classify and categorise information which is being rolled out and thereby to find connections, relationships to draw rational inferences("pattern seeking")
- Ability to "learn" as opposed to bookish knowledge. Capacity for learnabilty by being mentally agile and flexible(learning to learn)
- From the above, capacity to generate knowledge and its application
- Ability to handle different materials and media which may or may not be familiar
- Ability to emphatise – being sensitive towards feelings, needs and emotions of others and to have an ability to relate oneself with others in various contexts, specific situations, events etc.
- Having unbounded curiosity towards things, people, situations etc,. A sense of wonderment, having a constant urge to ask questions and an urge to find out the what's, whys, how's, when's about the world and beyond.
- Being individualistic i.e., having independent viewpoints and convictions (as opposed to stubborness)
- Being very much aware about what is going on in the world and beyond and having a "worldview"
- Good ability to communicate – both verbal communication and non verbal communication(may be through drawing, sketching and other media)
- Ability to function or work as a good team member
- Having an ability to be tenacious – not "giving up" easily
- Attitude towards neatness, precision and production of quality work