About the university
Ambedkar University Delhi, formerly Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University and often referred to as Ambedkar University Delhi or simply AUD is a state university established by the Government of the NCT of Delhi through an Act of the Delhi Legislature. The University began functioning in August 2008.
The School of Design at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) is visualised as both a practice and research-based School for the pursuit of design education from the undergraduate level to the postgraduate and doctoral levels.
About the course: Masters of Design (Social Design)
The Master of Design (Social Design) is a 2-year, full time, practice-based programme.
Students are trained in the methods, tools and approaches of design disciplines with those of the social sciences to creatively address complex social issues through participatory and collaborative processes.
The areas of focus are public services and systems (such as health, education, transport, waste, governance interfaces), community networks and livelihoods (pertaining to crafts, informal economies, built and intangible heritage, urban and rural commons),digital technologies (social media, user interfaces and experiences, privacy).
Students are also introduced to entrepreneurial competencies and leadership to support them to establish their own enterprises while also providing internship opportunities in established organisations.
The course is broad and the minimum qualification is a Bachelor degree or equivalent in
any subject from a statutory university or a 4-year, full-time graduate diploma in design from reputed institutes of design from India or abroad.
Individuals with additional qualifications and work experience are also encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a minimum of 45% marks or CPA of 5.0/10.0 or B grade in their final qualifying degree/diploma.
A relaxation of 5% of marks, or 0.5 CPA or C+ grade will be made for candidates belonging to SC, ST and Persons with Disability categories.
Selection Procedure includes a written Statement of Purpose (SOP) of 500 words along with the online application form (25%), a written test (50%) and an interview (25%).