MIT Institute of Design

Product Design Courses

MIT ID has emerged to be one of the best Product Design institutes in India. Similar to other premier Product Design Institutes in India, the product Design program at MIT ID is part of the Industrial Design discipline. It has been the earliest programs since the inception of Institute in 2006.

The Product Design Programs offer the learners to understand the various approaches, processes and systems to address human needs by creating tangible products. In the various courses that the learners pursue, the emphasis is on learning-by-doing and following a comprehensive process of designing, producing and marketing products, systems and services. Of the many Product design courses in India the Product Design Programs at MITID are unique.

The courses covered in the Program make the students understand concepts like design ethnography, design research, Ergonomics, Design Process, Strength of Materials, History of Design, Green Design, sustainable design and System Design. Of the many Product design courses in India the one at MIT ID emphasizes on the holistic learning.

Product design courses in India have opened up a variety of career options. The products, systems and services created are to be used in homes, workplaces, institutions, places of leisure and outdoor spaces for public interaction.

Hari Kara   Prof.Dimant Panchal   Samson Mathai
Prof. Hari Kara
H.O.D. Product Design
Prof.Dhimant Panchal
Product Design
Associate Prof. Samson
Product Design
Shoubhik Dutta Roy   Rahul Nair   Sagar Joshi
Associate Prof. Shoubhik Dutta Roy
Product Design
Associate Prof. Rahul Nair
Product Design

Asst. Prof. Sagar Joshi
Product Design
Samrudha Dixit   Asst. Prof. Sebastian Jerome   Supriya Ugale
Asst. Prof. Samrudha Dixit
Product Design
Asst. Prof. Sebastian Jerome Michael
Product Design
Asst. Prof. Supriya Ugale
Product Design

Yohan Engineer        
Asst. Prof. Yohan Engineer
Product Design



Course Structure
B.Des Programme
Semester 1 Semester 5
Semester 2 Semester 6
Semester 3 Semester 7
Semester 4 Semester 8

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name Credits
GFNFD101 Overview of Design -
GFNFD102 Design Drawing 1 : Freehand Drawing 4
GFNFD103 Fundamentals of Design 1 : Colour 3
GFNFD104 Fundamentals of Design 2 : Geometry 1
GFNFD105 Fundamentals of Design 3 : Materials 4
GFNDS106 Fundamentals of Design 4 : Form , Space & Structure 4
GFNDG107 Digital Methods 1 : Introduction to Digital Methods 2
GFNDC108 Interdesign Studies 1 : Rural Environment Exposure 1

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name Credits
GFNFD201 Design Drawing 2 : Freehand , Analytical & Perspective 3
GFNFD202 Fundamentals of Design 5 : Colour II 2
GFNFD203 Fundamentals of Design 6 : Solid Geometry 2
GFNFD204 Fundamentals of Design 7 : Three Dimensionalaties of Form , Space & Structure 3
GFNFD205 Fundamentals of Design 8 : Materials 3
GFNDS206 Digital Methods 2 : Advanced Image Processing and Vector Graphics Applications 1
GFNPR207 Design Process : Problem Solving 5
GFNDC208 Interdesign Studies 2 : Urban Environment Exposure 1

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credits
GPFD301 Orthographic drawing 1
GPFD302 Product Sketching 3
GPFS303 Basic Product Form 3
GPDC304 Introduction to Ergonomics 1
GPDG305 CAD 01 (Rhinoceros 3D) 1
GPST306 Workshop skills and Prototyping Techniques 2
GPST307 Manufacturing Processes and Materials 2
GPDC308 Design research methods 2
GPPR309 Design Project: Simple Product Design 5

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name Credits
GPDG401 CAD 02 (Solidworks) 1
GPFD402 Product Rendering 3
GPFS403 Advanced Product Form 3
GPDC404 Product Photography 1
GPDG405 Digital Product Rendering 1
GPDC406 History of Industrial Design 1
GPDC407 Color Material Finish 3
GPDC408 Product Presentation and Portfolio Making 2
GPPR409 Packaging Design 5

Semester 5

Course Code Course Name Credits
GPST501 Basic Mechanisms 1
GPST502 Technical Product Analysis 4
GPST503 Electronic Prototyping 3
GPST504 Smart products and IOT 2
GPDG505 CAD 03 (Fusion 360) 1
GPPR506 Interaction Design 4
GPPR507 Design for Special /Social Needs 5

Semester 6

Course Code Course Name Credits
GPFD601 Product Semantics 4
GPDC602 Product Detailing for Manufacturing 3
GPDC603 Open Elective (All Disciplines) 2
GPST604 Creative Intervention in Everyday Science 4
GPBS605 Design and Business 2
GPPR606 Design for Sustainability 5

Semester 7

Course Code Course Name Credits
GPPR701 Nature and Design 4
GPPR702 Emotive Design 4
GPBS703 Design Project Management 2
GPPR704 Systems Design 5
GPPR705 Advanced Product Design 5

Semester 8

Course Code Course Name Credits
GPPR801 Industrial Internship * 4
GPPR802 Graduation Project 16
M.Des Programme
Semester 1  
Semester 2  
Semester 3  
Semester 4  

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name Credits
PPDC101 Design Overview 0
PPFD102 Design Principles 2
PPDG103 Digital methods (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) 2
PPFD104 Product Sketching 2
PPDG105 CAD-01 (Rhinoceros 3D) 1
PPST106 Workshop skills and Prototyping Techniques 2
PPDC107 Color, Material, Finish 3
PPDC108 Introduction to Ergonomics 1
PPDC109 Design research methods 2
PPPR110 Design Project: Simple Product Design 4

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name Credits
PPFD201 Product Rendering 2
PPFS202 Product form 3
PPDC203 Product Presentation and Portfolio Making 2
PPDG204 CAD-02 (Solidworks) 1
PPST205 Manufacturing Processes and Materials 2
PPDC206 Principles of Sustainability 2
PPST207 Technical Product Analysis 4
PPPR208 Packaging Design 4

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credits
PPBS301 Design and Business 2
PPDC302 Systems Thinking 3
PPPR303 Interaction Design 5
PPPR304 Design for Special / Social Needs 5
PPPR305 Advanced Product Design 5

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name Credits
PPPR401 Graduation Project 20

The graduates from Product Design discipline will find career in the following market segments

  • B2C - Business to Commerce. Organizations dealing with Consumer Durables, Consumer Electronics, Automotives, Personal Products.
  • B2B - Business to Business. Organization dealing with infrastructure and amenities like Water treatment, waste treatment, thermal management, building Technologies.
  • Design Studios
  • SME - Small to Medium scale enterprises
Alternatively, they could also become Entrepreneurs by joing hands with graduates from other design disciplines or other professionals like engineering, marketing.