Frequently Asked Questions


For over 140 years They have worked with people, organisations and economies to help them identify and develop the skills they need to thrive. They understand the life changing link between skills development, social mobility, prosperity and success. They partnered with us to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency, to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. They create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because they believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start. They are a Royal Chartered Institute and a registered charity, everything they do is charitable. We invest our surplus into expanding and enhancing our solutions across all of our brands, to meet the changing needs of organisations and industries. And through their City & Guilds Foundation we amplify our purpose by focusing on high impact social investment, recognition and advocacy programmes which remove barriers to getting a job, celebrate best practice on the job and advocate for jobs of the future.

The world of design has evolved with ever-changing industrial trends, which drives the vision of Daksh Design School (DDS). The robust academic trend-driven approach would enable our student to think locally and design globally.
Design is multi-disciplinary and has a wide range of domains today. Learning design is an experience which brings you beyond the classroom into ever hanging realms. At Daksh The Design School we believe in a holistic education, empowering our students to adapt to the industry become entrepreneurs, educators, but above all become empathetic human beings as problem solvers, and people who through design change lives of everyone around.

24 students per section.
We at Daksh believe that a low student teacher ratio leads to greater focus on the students' fundamental concepts. Engagement is key to develop design concepts which nurture creativity where the students need to interact with the teacher on projects and assignments which need a lot of feedback and peer view.

Quality Policy

Daksh is committed to excellence and providing its learners with most diverse and uniquely structured courses that are planned after years of studying industry and market practices and processes. These are research-based courses that revolve around the experience of several experts and professionals. Daksh has a quality driven academic and management system that ensures that all practices and processes of Daksh meet the requirements of its learners and staff.
· To achieve highest possible standards of excellence in all its activities/areas. Programmes will include Seminars / Conferences / Symposium /Workshop / training programmes in topics of relevance and importance to the department.
· All essential resource materials available in library and resource centre
· Assured certificate from City and Guilds

The programme will be delivered by the expert faculty of the same domain. The programme will ensure standardization of delivery pace, relevant industry connects, relevant industry visits, offline and online resources, presentations and demos.
· Department will include regular faculty, contractual faculty, visiting faculty (academic and industry), guest faculty (industry experts).
· Programme/Module delivery will be overseen and monitored by the HOD to assure quality of the programme to ensure that each department achieves highest possible standards of excellence in all its activities and areas.


The application fee is 700 and you agree and acknowledge that unless stated otherwise you are not entitled any refund on this payment.

Our fee structure consists of two components, tuition fees and learning resources. The tuition fee is the amount allocated towards the faculty and the academic material we provide and the learning resources comprise everything from labs, master classes, certification and industrial visits.

Semester wise payments are encouraged with low interest financing options available with our bank partners.

Programs and selection

CBSE and all state board scores are accepted at DDS. 50% marks are needed to qualify for an undergraduate program at Daksh. Furthermore, you would have to appear for DAT (Design aptitude test) and an interview which will be conducted after you submit the application (Dates TBD) and will be communicated via email and social media. We give equal weightage to the test as well as the interview.

Yes, a candidate who has passed a 3 year diploma program after the 10th grade from a recognised state board or central board is eligible to apply. He would still have to appear for the DAT exam and the interview to be accepted in the undergraduate program.

The DAT exam scores and interview will be more relevant in the exceptional circumstances if a student needs to be accepted for an undergraduate program at DDS.

1. Apply Now: You will fill the application form on the website and pay the application fee (700).
2. DAT exam: Appear for the DAT exam which will test your creative and analytical aptitude.
3. Interview: You will appear for an interview in front of the selection panel who grade you on your creative and design maturity.
4. Pay seat reservation fee: You will have to reserve a seat, by paying 25% of the semester fee (37,000) after getting the letter of acceptance.


The undergraduate course will continue for 4 years divided into 8 semesters. There will be a foundation year where you will be taught basics of design and 32 modules in the specialisation you chose for the next 3 years with minor projects and workshops. You will be mandated to submit a final project in the final semester using all the skills and knowledge you have garnered throughout your time at DDS.

Daksh helps students to get placement in National and International Platform. With all the expertise and experience our faculty provides the students and opportunity to get an internship, part time or a full time job as a design staff, a design trainee or a design associate at big corporations or a mid sized startup. After an experience of 5-8 years, you can become a design lead or a project manager or a creative manager at these companies if you exploit the opportunity.
With the City and Guilds certification and Daksh’s standardised curriculum you can travel internationally to +80 countries, to either pursue a further degree and immigrate, or work abroad.
You can open a business after you graduate or become an entrepreneur if you are enterprising. With a creative idea, a good product market fit, and a brilliant team, you can build a million dollar company in the next 5-10 years.

Assured certificate is equivalent to a bachelor's degree for 4 years in Undergraduate program. This also comes with the benefit of translating credits to an international university accredited by City and Guilds if you choose to pursue a masters in design abroad. With a vast and recognised world wide network of City and Guilds, you can also apply for jobs at international firms which is not possible by an ordinary B.Des degree.
We also have
● 1 Year and Diploma
● 6 Months Diploma
All Diploma and Degrees are powered by Daksh and City and Guilds.

Daksh is accredited by City and Guilds, and recognised in 80+ countries, Further education and placement is available in National and International platforms.
● Attend Master classes.
● Campus placement
● Get involved in live industry projects with clients in the classroom.
● Write a research paper with our experienced faculty.
● Get a higher education in acclaimed international design schools.


You will have to pay 25000 + 18%GST to book a seat after you receive the acceptance letter. This will be directly deposited in a DDS bank account and you will have to share the receipt and the admission form on email provided.

25% of the booking fee will be refunded excluding GST, in the circumstances of enrollment cancellation. 75% of the fee will be refunded to the same bank account in 2-5 business days.

You will need to score around 70% on your DAT to have a good probability of selection.

We consider scores from
  • ● NIFT entrance exam
  • ● NID DAT
  • ● CEED
  • ● UCEED
  • ● SEED
  • ● SET
  • ● UPCET