Indian School of Design & Innovation, Parsons Mumbai ISDI

mission statement


ISDI is committed to:
•To become India's premier destination for students wishing to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate programs across all design disciplines and specialties.
•To emerge as a world-class institute of design and innovation established through a collaborative effort among designers, industry leaders, academic professionals and policy makers.
•To create a school that is truly Indian at its core and global in its outlook.
•To deliver the latest interdisciplinary design education driven by student-thinking and responsible innovation.
•To foster creativity, nurture design and promote new talent.
•To provide opportunities for internships and placements through an unparalleled professional network.
  
We Believe:
●Our design school reflects the Indian idiom of design.
●Faculty and students use design thinking as a way of life.
●The campus is the cornerstone of research and innovation for corporate India.
●ISDI graduates are socially responsible creators of a sustainable future.

international role

ISDI is in collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design, a global leader in design education. This partnership enables ISDI to benefit from Parsons’ rigorous curriculum, prominent visiting faculty, well established student exchanges and global relationships.ISDI has entered into a collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design, New York. ISDI will be home to Parsons Mumbai and will benefit from Parsons rigorous curriculum, prominent faculty and global relationships.
Parsons Mumbai is the academic base for Parsons activities in India, which will include:

•Curriculum development
•Quality assurance
•Student and faculty exchanges
•Collaborative projects with students at Parsons' campuses in New York and Paris.
Parsons Mumbai is a central part of Parsons agenda of 'going global'. Parsons Mumbai will function differently based on local regulations, and, more importantly, on local traditions.

Through the establishment of Parsons Mumbai and academic centers in and other major cities, Parsons global initiatives are designed to build learning networks connected by major urban centers of art and design.
These initiatives join Parsons existing study abroad offerings, online courses, and educational partnerships in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

 

national role

The Indian School of Design and Innovation ISDI (iss-dee), inaugurated its founding batch of under- and post- graduate studies in July 2013, committing to a new educational model, inspired by the idea of design and innovation as transformative forces in society.

Located in the dynamic coastal city of Mumbai, ISDI offers a series of globally benchmarked Undergraduate Programs (UGP), four year intensive programs (foundation year plus three year specialisation) for students across the disciplines of fashion, interior, product and communication design.

We believe: disciplines of design and innovation play a significant role in addressing issues of economic development and social improvement. These challenges take on a special urgency in India, where a growing population and a rapidly evolving society crucially needs a strong design intervention.

ISDI's partnership with Parsons , New York allows it to share their proven educational methodology and give students opportunities to learn and work in real-world settings. Parsons goal is to develop students' global awareness, cultural literacy, and familiarity with the systems that shape creative, humanitarian, and entrepreneurial endeavors around the world

main focus

ISDI offers a series of globally benchmarked Undergraduate Programs (UGP),Post Graduate Programs (PGP), Professional Certificate Programmes (PCP) & niche Short Term Programmes. ISDI is committed to a new model of cutting edge design and innovation education, integrated with commercialization of design. The ISDI method of pedagogy is based on intensive specialization built on strong fundamentals of liberal arts, critical thinking, skill training and master classes.
Creativity, innovation and sustainability form the core of ISDIology.
ISDI students and faculty create an enabling ecosystem in the corporate world (India and abroad) to catalyze design thinking. ISDI brings about an Indianization of global innovations while working out a global perspective to Indian innovations.
ISDI’s own academic ideology moulds designers to cater to a diverse range of industries and employers. All our educational programs are built upon the foundation of forward-thinking and innovative curriculum with industry sponsored projects, national and international collaborations and a deep sense of social and environmental responsibility.

faculties and departments

  1. Chair , Academic Council - President 
  2. Executive Directors Office 
    • Senior VP - Statutory Compliances & Governance
    • VPFinace & Accounting 
    • VPMarketing & Communications 
    • Director Student Outreach & Enrolment
    • VP Strategic Initiatives
    • Partner Relationship Managment 
    • COO( Operations )
  3. Deans Office - Dean
    • Program Directors
    • Faculty Group
    • Director Academic Affairs
    • Director Student Affairs
    • Librarian
    • Career Officer

    2. Chief of Operations(COO)

  • Manager HR
  • Associate Director Admissions 
  • Manager Facilities and Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • AVP Operations

bachelor level programs

UNDERGRADUATE 4 YEAR PROGRAMS:
•Communication Design
•Fashion Design
•Interior Design
•Product Design
•Strategic Design Management
•Fashion Communication

ISDI also offers a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology Degree awarded by Mumbai University. 

master level programs

POSTGRADUATE 1 YEAR PROGRAMS:
•Design + Innovation
•Fashion Business Management

research activity and main areas

  1. Research craftmanship: Karighar(Kari Ka Ghar) is an event dedicated to promoting the value of craftsmanship.
  2. Reseach on Sustanibility and Upcycling.
  3. Advance Material and Rapid Prototyping

 

doctorate level programs

NA

subject areas for exchange students

UNDERGRADUATE 4 YEAR PROGRAMS:
•Communication Design
•Fashion Design
•Interior Design
•Product Design
•Strategic Design Management
•Fashion Communication

POSTGRADUATE 1 YEAR PROGRAMS:
•Design + Innovation
•Fashion Business Management

application deadlines

June every year 

teaching languages

English

semester dates

Fall Semester - 3rd week of July 

Spring Semester - First week January 

cost of living per month (studying and living)

800 Euros

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