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Observing the importance that ‘design’ could bring to pedagogy and the integration of mainstream disciplines in engineering and the arts, PES University has decided to set-up a B.Design Program. PES University B.Design Program aims to be the best and the first-batch has commenced from August 2016. The UG program offers a four-year Bachelor of Design (B.Des) degree in three streams, Product Design, Interaction Design and Communication Design.


Almost everything, other than what is naturally available, is designed intentionally. Being who we are influences the way in which we design, be they the numerous products that we use, our communication, the interactions/experiences that we choose to go through etc. It is understood that the designed environment influences the type of people we are to become and can hence influence how we interact and what we may design in future. Consequently, design offers a high leverage to intervene into and effect change across the interconnected systems of economy, technology, society, culture, and the environment. Recognizing such a responsible and pivotal role that ‘design’ has in creating a future that needs to be beneficial to humanity, PES University is starting the Faculty of Design with a broad vision to realize a design-spine to pedagogy that nurtures a vibrant culture of sustainable design leadership.


The Department has state-of-the-art infrastructure which include facilities such as Subsonic Wind Tunnel, Water Tunnel, 200 ton Hydraulic Press, High Velocity Oxy-fuel Spraying Equipment, Grid Blasting Machine, Slurry Test Machine, Air Jet Erosion Machine, Salt Spray Tester, Pin-on-disc Scratch Test Machine, Vicker’sMicro-Hardness Tester, Rapid Prototyping Machine, 100 ton UTM and many others. It is also home to the PACE (Partners for Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) lab which is an initiative of General Motors Inc., USA.


The Department has a track record of organizing prestigious national and international conferences, seminars and symposia on varied subjects.

  • Team HAYA – Formula Racing team – A student team lead is recipient of various awards and nominations
  • AEOLUS – Aero design team
  • ICARUS – Aero Design Team
  • PACE – Samkaran–Hybrid car project
  • SAE India Chapter, FPSI Student Chapter


The faculty of the department has an impeccable record in research and consultancy.

In the past 3 years the faculty of the Department completed substantial funded projects and presently projects with bigger outlays are in progress.

The faculty has published papers in reputed peer reviewed international journals and presented papers in national and international conferences.


B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering

M. Tech in Mechanical Engineering

Integrated B. Tech – M. Tech Program

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Despite being a preferred service destination, India also has a strong manufacturing base that is being promoted very well through the ‘Make in India’ campaign. Experts believe that it is a matter of time before ‘Make in India’, foremost means ‘Designed in India’. The design degrees on offer prepare students with the skills to design tangible and intangible products and making these within India would mean contributing to the national cause.

If you appreciate the arts and crafts, tried your hand at them, did well and are mulling about why these skills may not be integral to mainstream career

options,  then pursuing a design degree could be that first-step forward for you. More specifically, if you have nurtured a constructive discontent, starting with thinking why not the products you see around could be better in terms of their usability, appeal, affordability etc and try come up with alternatives, product design could be your calling. Similarly, if you see ways in which interactions between humans and their environment can be better, interaction design could be your calling. The recent smart initiatives that the government is promoting also increase the need for Interaction Design and Communication design.


Ample space is available for facilities that enable students to ideate, explore novel concepts, digitize these to simulate appearance and performance under different test situations and prototype concepts as feasible.

  • Animation Studio (2D and 3D)
  • Library with a good collection of books spanning a broad-range of design and related topics, national and international design journals and access to several e-libraries.
  • Carpentry Shop
  • Art Studio
  • Classrooms with audio-visual recording and streaming facilities
  • Fab Lab/Design Innovation Studio with several prototyping and rapid prototyping facilities
  • Digital Sculpting Studio
  • Form Studio (3D)
  • Photography Studio with lighting equipment

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