MIT Institute of Design

Design Academics
and Research

Design Academics and Research

M.Des in Design Academics and Research

Part-Time program for Future Design Academicians and Working Professionals.

M Des Design Academics and Research is a 3-year program envisioned to fill the gap of the growing necessity of design education as a key strategic pillar for many forward-looking Institution and organization. Designed with a focus on future design faculty and working professionals, who want to switch or explore the career in the academics, this program will be practice-led and research based. It also provides an opportunity to bring one’s own industry project to the classroom.
The M.des course covers fundamentals of education, design orientation, curriculum design, teaching and learning methodologies, and research methods. The program takes a practical and hands-on approach where participants get an opportunity to collaborate with senior faculties, researchers and industry professionals on live industry and academic projects. The capstone project provides an opportunity to integrate and apply the learning across different modules.




Bachelor’s degree in Engineering /Architecture / Design / Interior Design or equivalent (4 years’ duration after 10+2)

Professional Diploma in Design (NID/CEPT or equivalent of 4 years’ duration after 10+2)

BFA (4 year professional programme after 10+2)

Master’s degree in Arts / Science / Computer Applications or equivalent (2 year programme after 10+2+3)


3 years part-time


Manchester Metropolitan University,


Northumbria University, UK

Course Structure

Course Code Course Name Credits
PPPHFE101 Philosophical Foundation of Education and Design orientation 4
PPDR102 Design Recapitulation 3
PPDPDR103 Design Education Project and Advance Design Educational Research I 7
PPDET104 Design Educational Technology 3
PPMIP105 Mentoring & Industry Project 3
Course Code Course Name Credits
PPPFE201 Psychological Foundation of Education 4
PPDEM202 Design Educational Management 2
PPDPDR203 Design Educational Project II and Advance Design Educational Research II 7
PPOAI204 Observational Studies, Assistance Ship & Industry Project 3
PPUDE205 Universal Design Education 4
Course Code Course Name Credits
PPDPDR301 Design Education Project III and Advance Design Educational Research III 6
PPEDE302 Economics of Design Education 2
PPGCC303 Guidance/ Counselling/ Critiquing in Design Education 4
PPEA304 Evaluation and Assessment 2
PPDPLM307 Design Education Project IV and Development of Teaching and Learning Material 6
Course Code Course Name Credits
PPPR401 Graduation Project 20
  The Possible Diections Could be one of the following:-  
  1) Developing a Four/Two Year Degree Program in Design  
  2) Developing Short Programmes for Specific Target Audiences. Ex- Design For Crime, Law etc  
  3) Developing Programmes for Any other Discipline by Taking Design Approach  



Project: Clay Design

by Raj Mehta


Project: Clay Design

by Raj Mehta


Project: Clay Design

by Raj Mehta


Project: Clay Design

by Raj Mehta


Project: Clay Design

by Raj Mehta


Project: Clay Design

by Raj Mehta


The M.Des in Design Academics and Research programme at MITID aim to produce leaders for design education with an insatiable zest for critical thinking and an avid urge for social reconstruction.
The graduates from the Design Academics and Research discipline will find a career as

  • Design Education Consultant
  • Curriculum Designer for EdTech Company
  • Learning and Development Professional
  • Freelance Educator
  • Faculty/ Lecturer in Education Sector
  • Design Researcher

Alternatively, they could also become Entrepreneurs by joining hands with graduates from other design disciplines or other professionals like management etc. to work in the field like Learning, Knowledge, Teaching, Education etc.

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Prof. Dhimant Panchal

Asst. Prof. Sohnit Kumar

Design Academics & Research