Symbiosis Institute of Design

Admissions 2017
for the new batch of B. Des Programme (Batch 2017-21) beginning from Academic Year 2017-18

Candidates must have passed 10+2 (any stream) or equivalent with minimum of 50% marks obtained in the final examination to be eligible for the above mentioned programmes.

The candidate should posses Creative Aptitude & Skills necessary to pursue Design Education as well as adoptability to the situations which the profession demands.

Candidates with the relevant portfolio would be preferred.
Admission Procedure for the First Year
For Indian Students
All Indian students are required to take the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET 2016) which will be held on May 2016. Without a valid SET score, no candidate is entitled to seek admission to SID.

How to appear for SET?
Register online for SET 2017 at Facility of payment of SET fee and printing of Admit Card is available online. A student aspiring to pursue an undergraduate programme at Symbiosis needs to follow the stages mentioned below:

How to apply

Step 1
Register online for SET 2017 by paying Rs. 1500/- and appear for the test on May 2016. You may visit for further details.
Step 2
Simultaneously, apply online to SID Click here
Use your SET ID and password to Login and do the online registration for SID. Payment of Rs. 1000/- towards application to SID has to be made using the mode of payments available online.
Step 3
If you are making payment of Rs. 1000/- by DD, Login using your SET ID and password Click here to print the payment advice; put your signature and send it to Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune. Payment advice along with the payment instrument (DD) should reach the institute before the due date as mentioned in the Important Dates table.


Please note that a candidate has to apply for “SET” online at and to the institute (SID) at separately.

Admission to SID will be according to the following process.

Level 1
SET for Design 2017. The result of SET for Design will be put up on the SET website as per the schedule. If a candidate qualifies SET 2017, he/she would eligible to appear for Studio Test.
Level 2
Studio Test will be conducted at SID, Pune campus on 1st June 2017. If a candidate qualifies the Studio Test, he/she is eligible to appear for Personal Interview.
Level 3 Personal Interview will be conducted at SID, Pune campus from 1st June 2017.


Final selection would be based on the cumulative performance of the candidate in Studio Test and Personal Interview as well as on the basis of the information provided by the candidate in the application form and his/her first preference of one of the four disciplines.

For International Students
All the admissions of international Students are handled only through the Symbiosis International Office and not through individual institutes of Symbiosis.

To know the detailed admission procedure for Degree Programme of Design, a student need to log on to website and check in the International Students section or students can write to us on

Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)
Senapati Bapat Road, Pune – 411004
Maharashtra, India
Tel: +91 20 25671905
Fax: +91 20 25659209

Note : International students are not required to appear for “SET for Design”.

About the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) and how to prepare for it:
SET question paper for Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) will be separate. The SET test is an aptitude test and has following subjects:

Section Subject Max. Marks
1 Design Aptitude 70
2 English 30
  Total 100


There will be no negative marking for wrong answers. 
Design Aptitude questions will relate to creativity, hand skills, visualization skills, etc.


SET for Design Sample Question Paper

Admission 2016 Schedule  
Important Dates

Activity Date / Period
Online Registration for SET 2017 at begins February 2017
Online Application to SID at begins February 2017
Last date for online application to SET 2017 April 2017
Last date for making online payment for SET 2017 (Rs. 1500/-) April 2017
Last date for online application to SID May 2017
Last date for making online payment to SID (Rs. 1000/-) May 2017
Last date for receipt of application money by DD along with payment advice at SID May 2017
“SET 2016” for Design at various centers May 2017
Declaration of SET for Design result May 2017
Short list of candidates for Studio Test May 2017
Studio Test and Personal Interview at SID, Pune June 2017
Declaration of First Merit List June 2017
Registration period for the First Merit List Candidates June 2017
Last date for Registration to the Programm June 2017
Commencement of the Programme July 2017

Note: Candidates on waiting list would be considered for provisional admission in the order of merit list depending on the vacancies after June 2017.

Students/ Aspirants can visit Symbiosis site for detailed information.

###For any specific query on admission and programmes, Contact in Person with Prior Appointment.