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In an age dominated by technology, human creativity is invaluable. Rishihood’s B. Design program fosters this creativity, guiding students toward societal impact. With interdisciplinary education, students master traditional and emerging design fields, preparing them for a world where human ingenuity drives innovation.


4 years




Grade 12






At Rishihood University, our Bachelor of Design program integrates manual, traditional, and tech-driven approaches, offering a holistic education that transcends boundaries. Through hands-on experiences, students excel in diverse art fields spanning traditional and digital mediums, fostering both societal impact and creativity empowering students to effect meaningful change, shaping a more just and beautiful world.

Bachelor of Design

Industry-Led Program for Future Design Leaders

Immersive Media & New-Age Specializations

4-Year Residential Program

6-Month Paid Internship

Taught by Industry Leaders

Study Abroad Programs and Global Study Treks

B. Design Specializations

Discover boundless creativity through Rishihood University’s B.Design program. Master design disciplines, innovate, and shape a vibrant, impactful future.

Immersive Media Technology

  • Futuristic program on the three pillars of Art and Design, Gamification and Immersion
  • Learn Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and other emerging XR technologies

Product Design

  • Learn product design and development; product needs and usage
  • Work in studios to experiment with material, form, and ergonomics

Interior Architecture

  • Build perfect spaces for a 21st century life; Learn spacial planning, aesthetics and functions
  • Learn sustainable design practices, materials, architectural fixtures and client servicing

Communication Design

  • Be a UI UX expert for 2D and 3D designs; Learn branding and its visual presentation
  • Learn story telling, brand identity, web design, publication and print design

Fashion and Textile Design

  • Understand fashion cultures and history; learn imaging and illustration
  • Find emerging fashion technologies; experiment in the studios; launch your label

Faculty and Mentors

Prof. (Dr.) Manika Walia

Dean, School of Creativity

Revati Jayakrishnan

School of Creativity

Pritam Lenka

School of Creativity

Archana Ranjan

School of Creativity

Suresh Bisht

School of Creativity

Vaibhav Sharma

School of Creativity

Faiyyaz Rashid Khan

School of Creativity

Girish Kumar

School of Creativity

Industry Advisors

Bindoo Ranjan

NID, Delhi

Christine Rai

India INC

Rajat Sharma

Chaos India

Danny Lane

Danny Lane

Anuj Prasad


Bikram Mitra

DesignXDesign | Kohler India

Amit Vadhera

Timothy Oulton
Hardesh Chawla

Hardesh Chawla

Essentia Environments
Vijay Kr. Verma

Vinay Kumar Verma

Mandira Malik

Mandira Malik

Buying Agents Association | Something Else

Visiting Faculty

Prof. Jinan KB

Foundation Programme

Prof. Bilal Abid

Product Design & Development

Prof. Seema Srivastava

Art and Design History

Prof. SG Ranjan

Fine Arts and Fashion (Handicrafts & Hand Looms)

Mahesh Borse

Textile Design

Giles Henry Rupert Tillotson

Indian History and Architecture

Prof. Lalit Kumar Das

Professor Emeritus, School of Creativity
MA, Royal College of Art, London

Prof. Aftab Gharda

Professor Emeritus, School of Creativity
FRSA, Birmingham City University, UK
Prof. MM Pant

Prof. MM Pant

Professor Emeritus, School of Entrepreneurship
University of Western Ontario, IIT Kanpur

Tim Edgar

School of Creativity
University of South Wales, Arts University Bournemouth

Joshua Enck

Furniture Design, Architecture & Sculpture

Preeti Sood


Ishaan Dixit

Architecture & Visual Communication

Abhijit Chand

Advertising & Marketing

Core Creative Studies

Undertake on Core Creative Studies for an immersive exploration of drawing, promoting creative thinking and innovative project approaches.

  • Foundation Year
  • Startup Basics
  • Rishihood Essentials
  • Business Concentrations
  • Minor and Electives
  • Practive-based Skills
Layer 1 to 2

Foundation Year

Indulge in space & identity in design: materials, principles, illustration, creative thinking, community engagement. Build a foundation in core design principles, including Communication Design basics:

  • Common Foundation Program
    1. Introduction to visual tools of design, material exploration, fundamentals of drawing, Understanding of culture, craft & design processes as well as basic introduction to digital tools used by designers.
  • Art Fundamentals
    1. Understanding of Visual Elements: To introduce students to the basic elements of visual art such as line, shape, form, color, texture, space, and value.
  • Design Fundamentals
    1. The focus is given to design from a visual perception, with respect to various 2d and 3d form forming capabilities according to their creative skills.
  • Vocational Skills (Metal & Wood Workshop/ Photography)
    1. It will involve classroom instructions, demonstration of hand tools and power tools with knowledge of proper technique and safe handling, given by the technician/faculty wherever necessary.
  • Evolution of Art & Design
    1. This class will provide an introduction to the wholistic development in the visual language of 20th Century and its impact on socio cultural understandings of the era.
  • Community Engagement/Craft Appreciation
    1. To develop learners’ understanding of professional practice through research, analysis, exploration, design, problem, solution and implementation of social, psychological, cultural, historical and commercial factors that influence art, craft and design professionals including ethics and environmental responsibility.
  • Design Studio (Material Study & Behaviour)
    1. The objective of this course is to develop and extend construction skills, enabling learners to realize final outcomes to meet the standards of their specialized field of study
      Image Representation & Visualization – To introduce the basics of 3d drawing, perspective and isometric drawing, as well as to get an understanding of set of tools, scales and instruments required to achieve accuracy in measurements and angles.
  • Creative Thinking Process and Methods
    1. The course enables the student to understand the complete design processes and methods of delivering a design from concept to consumer, which is created due to a need based analysis.
  • Digital Media
    1. The course aims to familiarize students with the features and functions of these industry-standard software programs, including tools for selection, retouching, colour correction, composition, and layer management.

Sprint courses to make you startup-ready

  • Founders Kit: Registering a company, opening bank accounts, compliances, credits, etc.
  • Branding:  Personal branding, business branding, idea evangelism
  • Understanding Equity: Ownership, Captable, Dilution, Options
  • Bootstrapping to Funding: Financial journey of a new business
  • Growing and Scaling: Challenges in hiring at scale, replicating quality and speed at scale
  • Self-Leadership: Decision making, handling stress and uncertainty, conflict management
  • Art of Storytelling: Influencing and leading with the art of storytelling
  • Negotiation Skills: Learn how to negotiate in the best favor of your business

Leadership and Social Sciences skills are hallmarks of Rishihood education that nurture impactful leaders of tomorrow. The courses include

  1. Science of Living: Basic principles and habits for living a meaningful and joyful life
  2. Understanding India: Find the Indian heartbeat to align your efforts with the country’s aspirations
  3. Global Grand Challenges: Understand the most important challenges facing humanity including environment, technological disruptions, and psychological well-being
  4. Indian Polity: Knowledge of the constraints and systems in which businesses operate helps you to navigate your journey more effectively
  5. Research Methods: Learn the art of research and apply it to make new discoveries
  6. Technology and Society: Find how emerging technologies throw new challenges and opportunities at human civilization
  7. Environment and Systems Thinking: Learn problem-solving frameworks from an environment and systems perspective
  8. Community Engagement:Work with the city’s people through Rishihood’s City as a Lab. Learn how to approach and talk to people, understand them, work with them, and grow together
  9. Professional Communication: Shift from high school to college with the ability to communicate in a professional setting

In the 6th and 7th semesters, learners take courses in entrepreneurship-focused concentrations.

Startups and Founders Office Venture Finance and Private Equity Tech-Business Management Family Business and SMEs
Innovation Management Management of Funds Innovation Management Succession Planning
Raising Money: Seed, VC, and Private Equity Startup Valuation Business Data Analytics Wealth Management
Effective Office Operations Understanding Terms Sheets Technology Policy Change Management

At Rishihood, you get a wide choice of electives from psychology, design, technology, and more. Collect 32 credits in a different domain and earn a minor. Learners are free to choose based on their interests. One of the recommended minors is ‘Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence’ delivered by Newton School of Technology at Rishihood University. Some of the courses in a CS and AI minor are:

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Web Application Development
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Discrete Maths 1
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Management Systems
  • Server Side Programming
  • Mathematics for AI
  • Machine Learning


Another recommended minor for entrepreneurship students is economics, the fundamental science of wealth creation and the movement of money. Here are some of the courses for an economics minor at Rishihood:

  • Mathematics of Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Game Theory
  • Contemporary Indian Economy
  • Development Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Urban Economics

The practice curriculum is a platform where learners master the skills required to remain and succeed in business. These are covered through workshops, practice groups, projects, and hackathons.

  1. Stock Markets and Investments: Practice with an opening balance of Rs 10,000. Experiment with stock markets, learn market behavior, and gain market insights
  2. Business News: Learn how to read and interpret business and financial news, economic developments, public policy, and geopolitics. Free access to HBR, Forbes, The Economist, Inc42, and 20+ magazines to keep abreast with the latest developments in the world of business
  3. Business Communication: Perfect the art of communication whether it is writing, presenting, content creation, or persuasive interactions. Learn Canva, podcasting, note taking, report making, etc.
  4. Tech for Business: Learn business tools such as Figma, CRMs, email marketing, Office Suite, no-code development, Miro, Flutterflow, UI/UX for Startups, and more
  5. New Technologies: Practice new technologies such as AI, IoT, Human Machine Teaming and find how they impact the future of business
  6. Excel and Analytics: Master your grip on numbers, data analytics, tables, and graphs

Prof. (Dr.) Manika Walia
Dean, School of Creativity

Dean’s Message

At School of Creativity, our curriculum is designed to unlock individual potential, ensuring students derive maximum benefit from our exceptional facilities. The field of design in India is rapidly evolving and gaining significant importance within a dynamic industry landscape. SoCr is aligned with this evolution, addressing the growing demand for over 80,000 designers by 2025, contributing to a market potentially worth INR 188.32 billion.

Aligned with the vision of “Made in India” and “Make in India,” the School of Creativity empowers students to become future innovators, carving out unique niches and contributing to national growth. Together with my team, I wish every student success in this transformative journey towards realizing their creative potential and making a meaningful impact on society.