Jun 27, 2011

Mangalayatan University joins hands with National Institute of Design

Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh: Mangalayatan University has joined hands with National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad) to launch a joint program in Design. This new endeavor of Mangalayatan University will enable the University to offer a holistic and comprehensive program in Design to its students with an added advantage of NID's expertise in the Design industry. Further, this partnership will help NID to extend its reach in NCR region and make its exceptional curriculum and faculty available to students in the region.

NID, which is India's premier institutes in design education is well known for its courses in Product Design, Furniture and Interiors designing, Ceramics and Glass designing, Animation, Textile Designing etc. There are immediate plans to introduce courses specific to product design in Mangalayatan University's core engineering syllabus, giving MU students an additional dimension in their skills.

Speaking on the association, Dr. S. C. Jain, Vice-Chancellor, Mangalayatan University, said, "We are glad that NID has chosen us as partners for this project. With our background of academics, our students will have an edge over the others with the added knowledge in the field of design. I am sure that this initiative will help our students to become more knowledgeable to excel in future, so that they can become even more innovative in their careers. We look forward to a long association with NID."

Added, Mr. Shashank Mehta from NID, "We are excited to work with Mangalayatan University. Coming from an academic background, Mangalayatan University recognizes the importance of product designing and we are confident that they will be able to use this association to make the learning more advanced and cultivate quality skills in their students."

The two institutions have agreed to communicate on a regular basis to exchange views and reports on accomplishments and developments and will also conduct regular seminars to enable idea exchanges, faculty trainings and student exchanges, enabling members of both organizations to benefit from each other's strengths.

The National Institute of Design (NID) is internationally acclaimed as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. The BusinessWeek, USA has listed NID as one of the top 25 European & Asian programmes in the world. The institute functions as an autonomous body under the department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. NID is recognised by the Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, as a scientific and industrial design research organisation.

NID has been a pioneer in industrial design education after Bauhaus and Ulm in Germany and is known for its pursuit of design excellence to make Designed in India, Made for the World a reality. NID's graduates have made a mark in key sectors of commerce, industry and social development by taking role of catalysts and through thought leadership.