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DJ Academy Of Design

The DJ Academy of Design belongs to the illustrious GKD charity trust set up in 1983 by the industrialist par excellence, (Late) Cavalier Dr. G k Devarajulu. His pioneering efforts saw the emergence of Coimbatore on the global industrial map and the LMV Group as a major force to reckon with.
The D J Academy is carrying on the legacy of Dr. G K Devarajulu in the sphere of education the academy has 2 wings the d j academy of managerial excellence and the D J Academy of Design. It is a remarkable initiative of harnessing the potential of future managers and designers.
The senior faculty members who are experienced in teaching at national school of design Ahmedabad (NID) are also involved in teaching here as visiting faculty.
the D J Academy of Design has had collaboration with (NID) Ahmedabad for a joint post graduate certificate program in – Joint Fundamental in Product Design 2006
The college has collaboration with Srishti School of Art and Design and Technology, Bangalore.



Pollachi Highway,Othakkalmandapam,(P.O), Coimbatore
Tamil Nadu
641 032
Phone: 2610333

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Location and Getting there

Location –
Coimbatore is one of the major industrial cities in South India and is the second largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The Nilgiris biosphere is an hour’s drive from Coimbatore. The nearest major cities are Chennai – 500 kms, Bangalore – 335 and Kochi-250. Comibatore city is well connected by rail, road and air. Coimbatore is known for its industrial hub, educational institutions, health care facilities, pleasant weather, friendly culture and hospitality (also called as the city of hospitality)

Loacted in the shadows of Western Ghats Comibatore enjoys a very pleasant climate throughout the year, aided by the fresh breeze that flows in through the 25 kms long Palakkad gap. Coimbatore serves as an entry and exit point to the neighboring state of Kerala and the ever popular hill station Udagamandalam (Ooty) in Tamil Nadu.
Languages spoken – Tamil, Telugu, English, Gujarat, Malayalam, Tulu, Tannad and Konkani.

Department and information about the department

Programs offered-
a. 4 year Undergraduate Program in Design
Industrial Design and Communication Design

b.2 years Post Graduate Program in Design
Product design


Academic Staff and Description

Faculty- Permanent –

Professor S Balaram
Dean DJ Academy of Design
Industrial Designer and Author
Former Chairman Education National Institute of Design. Ahmedabad.

Mr. S Ashvinth-
Adjunct Faculty –
Mechanical Engineer,
Faculty Development Program – National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

Mr. Gowthaman UP
Adjunct Faculty,
Mechatronics Engineer
Faculty Development Program – National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

Ms Kanaka Ananth
Architect, Industrial Designer
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Visiting Faculty
Prof Manu Gajjar
Graphic Designer (ex NID)

Mr. Hala Shyam
Sociologist and HRD Consultant

Ms Deepa Kamath
Graphic Designer (alumnus NID)

Mr. Maruthachalam
Professional Photographer
Photo Center Coimbatore

Dr Probir Mukhopadhyay
Ergonomics (NID)

Prof JL Naik
Sculptor (Ex NID)

Mr. Bipin Kumar Panchal
Model Maker

Prof JA Panchal
Industrial Designer (Ex NID)

Prof Vinodkumar M Parmar
Industrial Designer (Ex NID)

Mr. Sadasivan
Principal NTTF, Tellicherry (Ex NID)

Mr. Sandeep Sangaru
Industrial Designer (Ex NID)

Mr. Gaurang Shah
Industrial Desi...  [ Read All ]

Information For  Undergraduates

Undergraduate Program-
Foundation Program (1 yr)
Industrial Design 3 years-
Students can major in
1. Product Design
2. Furniture Design
3. Ceramic Design
4. Interior Design

Communication Design Discipline
1. Graphic design
2. Communication
3. Moving image
4. Digital media design

Information For  Postgraduates

Postgraduate Program – 2 years
Product Design

Information For  International Students  

Student Facilities

Classes of the students are conducted in studios and not in the conventional classrooms. The studios are spacious and well lit with student’s individual working space.

Library Resource Center –
Computer lab and media equipment
Web camera
High speed internet connection
Multi- media projector

Metal working facility
Wood working facility
Plastic working facility
Clay modeling facility
Spray booth

Seminar Hall

Auditorium with modern projection equipments.

Sports and Recreation center –
Gym facilities.



Being a residential program there is sufficient space for all the students to join the Academy.
There are separately furnished hostels for boys and girls.
The canteen at the academy makes the provision for healthy and hygienic food for the residents. It is open from early in the morning till late into the night.

How To Apply

Admissions – Admission announcements are issued the leading national dailies. All the candidates fulfilling the requirements of minimum qualifications and within the prescribed age limit will be called for the admission tests to be conducted at the centers as per the advertisement.

The tests are conducted at various test- centers and will consist of 4 design aptitude tests. Based on the scores obtained, short listed candidates will be called for the second phase interviews. All those called for the second phase will attend the workshop and will be interviewed.
Each member of the interview committee grades every candidate with a grade ranging from A+ (100 points) to D (30 Points). The merit list drawn up for the final admission will be on the score ranking.

Eligibility –
Postgraduate Program Design
Degree in any discipline. Age less than 27 years as on 15 June 2007

Undergraduate program in Design
A pass in 10 + 2, age less than 23 years on 15th June 2007
The aspirants will have to attend an aptitude test. The aptitude tests will be held in the following test centers- Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hydera...  [ Read All ]

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