Symbiosis Institute Of Design (SID)

Symbiosis was established in 1971, the primary objective was to promote international understanding through quality education. Today Symbiosis is a family of 32 academic institutions spread over eight campuses in and around Pune. It draws students from various states of India as well as international students from forty different countries in the world.
Symbiosis Institute of Design was started in 2004, when management of Symbiosis realized the market need to start a design institute to offer Undergraduate courses in various disciplines of design. This requirement was primarily driven by the booming market scenario and the fact there was no design institute operating from this part of the country. Now it has come under the ambit of Symbiosis International University w.e.f. 10th November, 2006.



SID, Viman Nagar
Phone: +91 20 26634546, 47, 48
Fax: +91 20 26634549

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Our Aims

Our programmes are aimed at creating professionals who can contribute to the highly dynamic and competitive world of design.  

Location and Getting there

From Pune station or city:
Come to Ahmednagar road (also known as Nagar road)
Come straight up to a factory called Weikfield (after Aga Khan Palace)
Take first left turn (you will find a symbiosis board here on the corner)
Come up to the T-junction and take a left again
Come straight about 200 meters. SID is on the right side of the road.  

Department and information about the department

Communication Design
Product Design
Fashion Design  

Academic Staff and Description

Vinay M Mundada
B.E. (Production) VJTI, Mumbai, M. Des (Industrial Design) IDC, IIT, Mumbai

Anirudh Natu
Dy. Director & HOD - Product Design
B.E., Faculty Training – NID

Vaibhavi P. Ranavade
HOD - Fashion Design
M.Sc (Textile & Clothing), UGC Net Examination Cleared

Mahendra Patel
Sr. Faculty

Nitin Khedkar
Associate Professor
M.E. (Production) Specialisation in Manufacturing and Automation

Prashant Acharya
Associate Professor
Art Teachers Diploma, Govt. Diploma in Fine Arts

Manohar Desai
Associate Professor
G.D.Art (Applied) (Fine Art), M.A.

Pratima Bapat
Assistant Professor
National Diploma in Applied Art

Sonika Soni Khar
Assistant Professor
Diploma in Apparel Merchandizing, Diploma in Garment Manufacturing Technology

Ramesh Aundhkar
Assistant Professor
Bachelor of Fine Art, G.D.Art (Drawing and Painting), Diploma in Art Education

Neelesh Gham
Associate Professor
B.Sc (Chemistry), DFD

Prasanna Khamitkar
Associate Professor
G.D. Art (Commercial), M.A. (Indology)

Keyur S.S.
Associate Professor
B.B.A, Diploma in Photography, M.A. (Economics)

Pranita Ranade
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Information For  Undergraduates

Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) in Communication Design
The Communication Design course is a 4-year undergraduate programme in which students are given an understanding of the principles, theories and skills of communication design and are expected to gain mastery over the subjects at the end of the course.

Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) in Product Design
The Product Design Programme focuses on developing skills, knowledge and attitude among students. Students learn to correlate technical knowledge, manufacturing processes, ergonomics and other related topics to design products with real time needs. Soft skills required for the profession are also taught and they are made sensitive to social, ecological and environmental issues. Students are encouraged to go beyond designing individual products to designing holistic systems that work together to meet user needs.

Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) in Fashion Communication
Fashion communication is emerging as a growth area in the new world order, and forms the complimentary & a very exciting segment of the fashion industry. With globalization & the retail boom the Indian markets are fl...  [ Read All ]


Not Applicable  

How To Apply

Step 1: Register for the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET). Dates are published in the newspaper ads.

Step 2: Simultaneously, procure the prospectus of SID within the specified period in any one of the following ways:
a) By paying cash at the institute.
b) By sending a DD.
c) By paying online through Credit Card at (for details visit website of SET)

Step 3: Send the application form available in the prospectus completed in all respect to Symbiosis Institute of Design at the institute’s address.

Please note that a candidate has to apply separately for “SET” and to the institute (SID).
Admission to SID will be on the basis of performance in SET (for Design), Studio Test, Personal Interview as well as well as on the basis of information provided in the SID application form.
International students need not have to appear for SET. They are required to submit portfolios with at least 10 different works done by them for assessment from SID faculty to become eligible for the admission.

Visit us (open days)

We work from Monday to Friday : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
On Saturday : 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)

Prospectus can be procured by paying cash at the Institute. OR
Make a request by an e-mail at OR
Call us on : 020-26634546 / 47 / 48