Inauguration of New Department of Design

In an effort to bolster research & education on design, a new Department of Design was formally inaugurated at IIT Delhi on Mar 28 2018. The Director of IIT Delhi, Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, was the chief guest on the occasion.

The ceremony started with Saraswati Vandana following by a speech delivered by Prof. P.V. Madhusudhan Rao, Head of Department, Department of Design. Delivering his welcome address he thanked and appreciated to the Core Design Faculties, Administration and various committees which helped in the formation of the Department. He also enlightened the role of Design in building a knowledge-based economy.

Speaking on the need and targets of the Department, he highlighted the Design Programs which are running in the institute like Masters in Design Program which will celebrate its silver jubilee next year. Maintaining that the number of PhD enrollment in design courses had grown substantially, he said that there was a plan to soon have a Bachelor Degree in design program.

The Director inaugurated the new website of Department of Design and welcomed the faculties, staff and students of the department. Throwing light on the importance of Product Design, the director emphasized on focusing on public-oriented research.

Stressing on the importance of the cultural diversity, the director emphasized on the need to have international and women faculties. The director also stressed on the need to interact with different startups and other engineering departments.

“We should have a strong academic program and focus on how the Department of Design can help in sprucing the aesthetics on the campus”.


He later announced the new Bachelor of Design program which will start from next year.

The ceremony ended with the thanking note by Prof. P.V. Madhusudhan Rao.