ATLAS | ISDI – School of Design & Innovation Admission 2023 – 2024


About ATLAS | ISDI – School of Design & Innovation

ISDI is one of India’s leading schools of design & innovation based in the heart of Mumbai (at BKC).

ISDI offers the program of Parsons New York in India, ad all students are co-certified jointly by Parsons NY & ISDI.

ISDI offers cutting-edge, innovation focused programs that are based on intensive specialization built on strong fundamentals of liberal arts, critical observation, disruptive design thinking, exploration of emergent technologies and master classes. ISDI enables students to fully exploit creativity, to deliver social and economic benefits through design and to achieve commercial success through innovation. ISDI graduates go on to become design leaders who address real-world challenges through balancing high levels of creativity and technical capability with contextual insight and empathy for people.

Our urban campus places students at the center of India’s commercial capital, immersing them into opportunities & conversations that are shaping the future. Studying at ISDI Mumbai means being part of an amazing community, a diverse group of people who share common interests and goals.

For more information, please visit:

Campus Address: ATLAS SkillTech University, Equinox Business Park, Tower 1, Off Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), Lal Bahadur Shastri Road, Kurla West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400070.


Programmes Offered at ATLAS | ISDI – School of Design & Innovation

Bachelor of Design ( B.Des ) Courses

1. Product Design
2. Communication Design
3. Fashion Design
4. Fashion Communication & Styling
5. Interior Design
6. Strategic Design & Management
7. Fashion Luxury & Lifestyle Design
8. 3D Animation & VFX


International Opportunities

1. Global Immersions & Summer Schools (15 Days) 
2. International Exchange from 6 Months to 1 Year
3. 2+2 Transfer Opportunities 
4. Masters Progression

Some of the Universities for International Opportunities



Important Dates

Application form open on 1st September  Cycle 1  Cycle 2
Interview Date  November 2023  January 2024
Applicants need to complete DAT & uploading of portfolio on or before 31st October 2023 for Cycle 1
Result Announcement December 2023  February 2024
Acceptance Deadline  January 2024  March 2024
Semester 1 Fee Payment  Deadline  May 2024  May 2024

Undergraduate ISDI Challenge ( Entrance Exam ) details

The Selection to ISDI is through ISDI Challenge – a unique assessment tool that helps the admission committee to select a prospective student.

ISDI Challenge is conducted Online.
The ISDI Challenge has 3 sections namely,

  1. Portfolio Evaluation – Weightage 40%
  2. Design Aptitude Test (DAT) – Weightage 30%
  3. Personal Interview – Weightage 30%

It will take you approximately 75 minutes to complete the ISDI Challenge

1. The first step of the ISDI Challenge is portfolio evaluation.

It can include a range of media such as drawings, paintings, sculptures, performances, graphic designs, animations, photographs or sketchbook pages. You are advised to upload 8 – 10 pieces of your best works. Upload your work in the form of either a PDF file, multiple JPEG/JPG or a consolidated zip file, not exceeding 100 mb.

If you don’t have a portfolio, you are required to complete a specially curated Design Project.

2. The second step of the ISDI Challenge is the Design Aptitude Test (DAT).

(DAT once started cannot be interrupted, so please ensure good internet connection)

Design Aptitude Test will be divided into 4 Parts –

Section A – General Awareness – 15 questions (Total 30 Marks)

Section B – Logical Reasoning – 15 questions (Total 30 Marks)

Section C – Analytical Thinking – 10 questions (Total 20 Marks)

Section D – Storytelling – 1 question (Total 20 Marks)

3. Finally, the last step of the ISDI Challenge is the Online Interview.

After you submit Section 1 and 2, our Admissions team will get in touch with you to schedule and facilitate the interview over a phone call or video call with one of our instructor

To know more about the Online ISDI Challenge, please visit this page –


Internships & Placements

At ISDI, we ensure a consistent student – industry interface after each year of the undergraduate program through the phased programs of – Observership (at the end of 1st year), Apprenticeship (at the end of 2nd year) and finally, an Internship (at the end of 3rd year).

Some of the companies where students are placed or doing the internships




One of the most prestigious scholarships in India to empower young leaders from across the globe.

The ISDI Scholarship is an initiative to empower students from across India and beyond, helping them realize their vision and aspirations.

It lays the foundation to fuel the evolution of today’s youth into global leaders of the future who can overcome the complex challenges faced by the world today.

The program allows the ISDI Scholars to thrive in the multidisciplinary, diverse and inclusive community of the ISDI in the heart of India’s financial capital – Mumbai.

Types of Scholarship

Merit Based – Students who demonstrate excellence in academics and high intellectual aptitude.

Cultural & Sports Excellence – Students who demonstrate leadership and excellence in extra-curricular

initiatives including sporting and cultural events at the national level.

Financial Aid – Students who need financial support to achieve their aspirations at ISDI. Educators – Children of educators (teacher, professor or administrator).

Defence – Children of personnel currently serving in the armed forces.