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Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing (CPDM)

The Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM) aims to pursue excellence in teaching, research and industrial interaction activity in the field of product design beyond the graduate level. It offers a two-year Master of Design (MDes) programme in product design and engineering as well as the research degrees of MSc (Engg) and PhD in design.


CPDM is well equipped with advanced infrastructure for carrying out research in different aspects of design including creativity, human factors, biomechanics, safety, CAD, CAE, PLM and design collaboration.


The MDes programme aims at developing skills, knowledge and aptitude among students so that they can, through creative problem solving, bring about innovation in the product manufacturing industry. The students are trained to approach product design from a holistic viewpoint integrating, in a balanced and harmonious manner, the industrial design and the engineering design perspectives to come up with products that are well engineered, aesthetic and ergonomic and with better manufacturability.


The MDes curriculum requires a student to complete 64 credits consisting of 48 credits of core/elective courses and a 16-credit major project. The major project involves needs analysis, conceptual design, simulation and functional prototype fabrication of a new product with full documentation at every stage. The societal responsibility of the designer is highlighted through different project works during the MDes Programme.


Eligibility for applying to MDes programme is a recognized bachelor’s degree in engineering / design / architecture. Selection for admission is based on performance in a design aptitude test (DAT) followed by an interview that are conducted at the Centre towards the end of April /early May each year. Short-listing for DAT is done on the basis of applicants' CEED or GATE scores. Candidates who are awaiting their CEED/GATE scores can apply by quoting their CEED/GATE registration number. Institute admissions office will retrieve their scores from the CEED/GATE office or relevant website.


For further information


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Postal Address         

Convener, M.Des. Programme

Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM)

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012.


(080) 22932359


(080) 23601975




Last updated: 15th January 2015