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Interior Designer

Interior designing involves designing homes/properties taking into account all furnishing, colour schemes, lighting and materials. Interior decoration is not interior design.

Post 10th Grade

Some certificate/diploma courses)

Post 12th Grade

  • 10+2/Graduation (any discipline)
  • Candidates awaiting 10+2 result can also apply
  • 10+2 (PCM/any discipline) with 50% - 55% marks (only for CEPT University, Ahmedabad)


  • Certificate Course in Interior Design
  • Certificate in Interior Design and Decoration
  • Short term courses (Furniture design/Retail & Exhibition
  • Design/Landscape Design/CAD)

Diploma Courses

  • Advance Diploma in Interior Design
  • Diploma in Interior Design
  • Diploma in Interior Design and Architecture
  • Advance Diploma in Interior Design

Bachelor Courses

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Interior Design
  • B.A. (Interior Design)
  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)- Interior Design/Furniture Design
  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) - Interior Design
  • B.Sc. (Interior Design)
  • B.Sc. in Interior Architecture and Design
  • Bachelor of Interior Design (only for CEPT University, Ahmedabad)
  • UG-Interior & Spatial Design(Pearl Academy)
  • Certificate Courses: 6 months-1 year
  • Diploma Courses: 1-2 years
  • Bachelor Courses: 3-4 years
  • National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, Delhi
  • Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID), Mumbai
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
  • Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, Ahmedabad
  • Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur
  • INIFD Deccan, Pune

After your education, it is highly recommended to have one or two internships to learn the job as it is on the field as well as to show experience on your resume. This experience can be gained at different architectural firms, interior design companies, design studios, construction groups, public works department etc. Whether the internship is paid or not will depend upon the place from where one is doing internship.

  • National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad awards need-based scholarships to the deserving students with the support of Ford Foundation and Government of India.
  • CEPT University grants program scholarship as well.
  • ARCH Academy of Design have its own scholarship scheme.
  • TGC, New Delhi an ISO certified company offers scholarship program for talented and economically challenged students who are extremely passionate about Art and Design.
  • Master Courses

    • M.A (Interior Design)
    • M.Sc. (Interior Design)
    • Master of Design (M.Des.) – Interior Design
    • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) – Interior Design
    • Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) - Interior Design
    • MBA (Interior Design) - 2 years
    • Master of Interior Architecture and Design - 2 years
    • Master of Design (Furniture Design) – 2.5 years

    INR 25,000 to INR 5,00,000

    Different colleges/institutes have different criterion. Some of the well- known entrance tests are:

    • NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)
    • CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design)
    • UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design)
    • NEED (National Entrance Examination for Design)
    • CEPT (Center for Environmental Planning and Technology)
    • All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)

    Hameeda Sharma

    Listed in Forbes as 7th best interior in India

    Milind Pai

    An award winning architect

    Kayzad Shroff

    An award winning interior designer

    Lipika Sud

    Honored with title of Best Professional of 2012

    • Creative and passionate for spatial designing
    • Excellent drawing and designing skills
    • Highly developed visual sense and have a keen eye for detail
    • Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from clients
    • Excellent management and communication skills
    • Good sense for using color schemes, textures and various
    • materials for interiors
    • Analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Time-management skills
    • Marketing skills
    • Comfortable with travelling frequently
    • Knowledge of building regulations and local laws
    • Working knowledge of computer software related to interior designing such as Auto CAD
    • Knowledge of basics of architecture
    • Aware of the latest trends
    • Interior Designer
    • Interior Decorator
    • Design Consultant
    • Creative Director
    • Teacher/Faculty
    • Architect
    • Freelancer/Entrepreneur
    • Architectural Firms
    • Interior Designing Firms
    • Own Venture/Self-Employed
    • Builders/Construction Groups (e.g. residential, workplaces and commercial spaces)
    • Government Projects/Public Works Department
    • Hospitals and Clinics
    • Education Sector
    • Design Studios, Theatres and Exhibition Organizers
    • Town and City Planning Bureaus
    • Event Management Companies

    Depending on their expertise and experience, the starting package ranges between 10,000 INR – 20,000 INR per month which gets increased on the basis of experience.


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