ISDI Admission 2023


About ISDI

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: Equinox Business Park, Ambedkar Nagar, Kurla West, Mumbai – 400070. 


Undergraduate Degree Programs Available in

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

Application Form Fee – INR 3,500/- 


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 15th September  Cycle 1  Cycle 2
Interview Date  1st Nov to 30th Nov 2022  TBA
Applicants need to complete DAT & uploading of portfolio on or before interview start date as  mentioned above.
Result Announcement 15-Dec-2022  TBA
Acceptance Deadline  15-Jan-2023  TBA
Semester 1 Fee Payment  Deadline  30-May-23  TBA

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