M.Des. (Graphic Design / Product Design / User Experience Design)

Master of Design

2 Years – 4 Semesters – Full Time

Succeed as a Creative,Strategic, and Managerial Designer


The Master of Design (M.Des.) course at Vishwakarma University, Pune is aimed at developing the knowledge, skills, abilities, and aptitude in students to encourage them to creatively solve problems and develop a spirit of innovation in the industry. The programme endeavours to promote a long-term interaction and develop a symbiotic relationship between academia, industry, and government bodies. The programme offers three specializations including Graphic Design, Product Design, and User Experience Design.

The Graphic Design programme focuses on visual hierarchy, typography, and pictures to create messages that are visually appealing and easy to understand. 

At our Product Design Course, we equip our students with a wide range of design skills and thought processes that allow them to articulate their design ideas and thinking. 

User Experience Design Course exposes the young learners to the various digital and research tools and the critical and creative concepts that will help design an excellent experience.

Outcome On successful completion of M.Des. programme at VU (A&D) the student will be able to :
1 Equip themselves to face challenges of the changing scenario of the industry and client needs.
2 Identify flexible design approaches for industrial solutions.
3 Research and apply various methodologies to get tangible outcomes or solutions with effective visualization.
4 Implement and combine arts, science and technology skills in a holistic way with user perspective.
5 Develop the ability to work as a team to achieve collective efforts towards an assigned goal.
6 Use technological expertise to solve design-related issues.
7 Observe, identify and analyze the design and development processes in the industry.



Course Type Course Name Credits
Foundation Anthropology 2
CC Rendering & illustration 3
CC Design Semantics and Research 3
CC Studies in Forms 3
CC Design fundamentals 3
Minor Project Simple Design Project 4
Compulsory Audit Course Design Thinking and Innovation 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Foundation Marketing and management 2
DSE Human Factors in Visual Design /
Ergonomics, Research & Techniques /
HCI and User Experience
DSE Semiotics & Identity Design /
Rapid Prototyping /
User Experience Design
DSE Way Finding System Design /
Colour, Material, Finish and Trends /
Service Design and Enterprise UX
Minor Project Design Project for Domestic Aid, Education and Recreation 4
Open Elective Introduction to UI-UX /
Information design
Open Elective Advance Photography /
Motion Graphics /
Type & Aesthetics
Compulsory Audit Course MOOC's- 1 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
DSE Communication for Social Impact /
Sustainability and Society /
UXD for Society
DSE Design for Healthcare /
Product Design for Medical Aid /
UXD for Healthcare
DSE Digital Media & New Technologies /
Mobility Design /
UXD for New Technologies
Minor Project Design Project for Futuristic Technologies 4
Open Elective System Design /
Toy Design /
Packaging Design
Open Elective Lifestyle Accessories /
Furniture Design /
Instructional Design
Compulsory Audit Course MOOC's- 2 2


Course Type Course Name Credits
Minor Project Internship/ Graduation Project 16
Compulsory Audit Course MOOC's- 3 2

  • Popular degree programme which opens job opportunities in multiple sectors
  • An academic structure that develops the ability of critical thinking and solving a problem with the design approach for creating working prototypes
  • Relevant to changing needs of the society and industry
  • Multidisciplinary approach in pedagogy
  • 82 Credits (Learning Tutorials: Practice / Projects)
  • Option of pursuing Major (Concentration) + Minor Specialization.
  • Option to choose university level and department level minor elective and open electives

Dr. Shraddha Kaje
Faculty of Art & Design

Dr. Shraddha Kaje
Assistant Professor
Mr. Prashant Aacharya
Faculty of Art & Design

Mr. Prashant Aacharya
Assistant Professor
Mrs. Rakhi Charwad
Faculty of Art & Design

Mrs. Rakhi Charwad
Mr. Mandar Naik
Faculty of Art & Design

Mr. Mandar Naik
Mr. Deepak Giri
Faculty of Art & Design

Mr. Deepak Giri

  • Take up careers in the field of Graphic Design as a design analyst, visual ergonomics, brand experience designer, design manager, creative director, senior designer, Web Designer, Graphic Designer, Brand identity consultant, art director, marketing manager, creative director, logo designer, illustrator, layout artist, visual designer, Design manager, event promotion, visual merchandising, system designer, interaction designer, etc. 
  • Take up careers in the field of Product Design as product/industrial designer, design analyst, ergonomist, packaging designer, design manager, creative director, senior designer, design production and management, furniture designer, space designer, CMF designer, transportation designer, product manager, Production designer, theatre/television/film, system designer, user interface designer, etc. 
  • Take up careers in the field of User Experience Design as UX designer, design manager, creative director, senior designer, copywriting and researcher, design production and management, system designer, system designer, user interface designer, interaction designer, UX design manager, data processor and analyst, web designer, etc.  
  • Can work with consulting firms or in software companies.
  • Pursue Careers in Academics and Research, Government and Semi-Government Undertakings & designer in not-for-profit businesses.
  • Start your own design firm.


“It was a wonderful experience to interact with the VU students. Enjoyed the day”.

-Prof. Mahesh Bangad, Founding Director, Studio 7. Inc


“VU has multi diversified specializations and functions professionally. The students are very responsive in my classes conducted for the design thinking center of excellence. My experience with VU is very exciting and I look forward to having continuous associations in the future”.

-Prof. Micheal Testanani from the Binghamton University State University of New York.


“Being a part of Vishwakarma University, I can surely say that it makes you feel at home! Professors that nurture you to the best of your abilities, a place that gives you the liberty to be yourself and explore around, a place which ensures your success and happiness forever. I am glad to be a student as well as upcoming alumni of this University.

Glad to be a part of the family!”

-Muskan Mandot, Student


“I am thankful to all the faculty members of Vishwakarma University for their continuous efforts and support. The College enhanced the creativity in me and made me realize my hidden talent for designing. I cherish every moment spent at Vishwakarma University. My graduation from Vishwakarma University has been a very interesting and awesome journey. At this College, I gained experiences that added a different perspective to my life. It feels great to be taught by amazing teachers. The time I have spent in this college is paving the way towards a fruitful and enriching career.”

-Sakshi Chopda, Student 

  • As per Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings 2021, Vishwakarma University, Pune is featured in the top institutions amongst 1200 universities from 98 countries/regions. These rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Vishwakarma University is conferred with the Emerging University of the Year award in Western India by ASSOCHAM in its 13th Higher Education Conclave 2020.
  • Vishwakarma University Pune has been declared Winner for Excellence in Design Education Award at the World Education Award 2021(Higher Education) held on March 6, 2021 for the project “Industry on Campus and Industry Connect”.
  • Shreya Ekbote from Product Design dept., stood third in Logo identity design in 2017 organized by Banaras Hindu University

Option 1- In Person 

Option 2 – Online 

Note: Vishwakarma University (VU), Pune charges application form fee.

  • Basic Qualification Required : Passed 12th / 10+2 with English as a passing subject or 3 years Diploma or equivalent qualification from any recognized Board / University.
  • Minimum % of marks at Qualifying Exam for Open Category : 45%
  • Minimum marks at Qualifying Exam for Reserve category : 40%

Entrance Examination : VUNET

  • Saturday, 27th March 2021
  • Saturday, 29th May, 2021
  • Saturday, 26th June, 2021
  • Saturday, 24th July, 2021
  • Saturday, 25th September, 2021


Intake: 60.

Programme Commencement Date: 16th August 2021.

As applicable for UG / PG Programme

For Reserved Category Students – Caste Certificate, Caste Validity, Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, are additionally required (over and above listed documents).

Last date of submitting all / pending documents: 30th September 2021.

  • Rs. 3,75,000/- Per academic year (annual fees). The fees will remain the same for the 2nd and 3rd year.
  • Hostel fees (if applicable) and Examination Form Fee will be charged separately.

Click Here to know the applicable Annual Fees and Amount to be paid in instalments.

Note: Postdated cheques (PDCs) are to be submitted for Installment II and III at the time of provisional admission along with payment of Installment I.


Option I – Visit Accounts Section, Vishwakarma University Office, Pune, and deposit only DD or Cheque of requisite amount. No Cash Payment. DD / Cheque should not be deposited directly into the bank. It is to be deposited to University’s Accounts Section (Monday – Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). DD or Cheque is to be drawn in the name of “Vishwakarma University” Payable at Pune.

Option II – EDC Machine (Card Swipe Machine). Use Debit or Credit Card to swipe for payment of requisite fees at Accounts Counter, Vishwakarma University, Admissions Office, Pune.

Option III – RTGS / NEFT / IMPS (Immediate Payment Service - Interbank Electronic Fund Transfer)

Institute Name Vishwakarma University
State Maharashtra
District / City Pune
Bank HDFC Bank Limited
Branch Kondhwe, Khurd, Pune 411 048.
Type of Account Current
Account Number 50200027418843
IFSC Code HDFC0000029 (Fifth to Ninth character is “Zero”)

After completion of the transaction, inform the accounts section at the earliest on email (accounts.university@vupune.ac.in) or visit the accounts section with the following details.

  1. Student’s Full Name
  2. Programme & Year
  3. Date of Transaction
  4. Amount of Transaction
  5. Bank Name
  6. UTR No. and / or Transaction Id

After receipt of said information, the accounts section will issue a payment receipt.

Separate accommodation and food facility for Boys and Girls on a first come first serve basis.

  • Boys Hostel (Grade A & B) with capacity more than 140 Beds
  • Girls Hostel with capacity more than 70 Beds.
  • Food (Compulsory) – Vegetarian
  • Booking Amount : Rs. 10 Thousand
  • Refundable Deposit : Rs. 5 Thousand
  • Laundry Charges : Charged separately
  • Transport : Hostel to VU (To and Fro) Rs. 1 Thousand - (bi-monthly) subject to minimum number of seats.

Note : Refer photo gallery for Hostel facilities.

Counselling & Admission Officers :

Mr. Ganesh Thite / Mr. Vinayak Shinde

Vishwakarma University, Main Building, Room No. 1006, Survey No. 2, 3, 4 Laxmi Nagar,

Kondhwa (Bk.) Pune - 411048.

Maharashtra, India.

Contact Numbers: +91 90670 022 23 / 24 / 25 / 26

Email: admissions@vupune.ac.in | connect@vupune.ac.in

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