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Unique Design Education Program

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Unique Design Education Program

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Unique Design Education Program

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About SOID

“Design is an inevitable ingredient of life.”

Silver Oak Institute of Design (SOID) is a constituent college of Silver Oak University (SOU), established in year 2019 under the “Gujarat State Private Universities Act 2009”, located on S G Highway Gota, Ahmedabad.

At SOU we have established and successfully proven over twelve full time degree colleges as well as wide areas of entrepreneurship oriented Diploma courses under one umbrella of educational campus with dedication & passion under the guidance of experts showering their valuable energy in vast areas of specializations. Our university is nurturing over 10,000 students creating their career through education.

We strongly believe in practicing what we preach “Gyanam Param Bhushanam”. It is possible only with the presence of subject experts as our guides & Mentors in the field of education.

SOID identifies Design as one of the building blocks of society. It aims at inspiring students to visualize in a way that helps them stand out and make a difference.
Our education philosophy is unique in a way which aims towards is implementation of National Education Policy 2020 which believes, universal high quality education is the best way forward for developing and maximizing our countries rich talent and resources for the good of the individual, the society, the country, and the world at SOID. We offer fair opportunities to every creative students after 10th from Diploma till Bachelor of Designing as well as interchange of learning place to presume the best experience in becoming versatile design professional.

We aim to provide design education to all sections of society and make our students impeccable individuals in the Design World. Our courses are meaningfully designed for commercial excellence making our students versatile individuals. We give our students cross field exposure, a practical learning environment that includes workshops, seminars, and master classes by reputed designers, and training from people in the industry to give them a very realistic insight into the industry.

We have one of the best infrastructural facilities, a knowledge center and well-equipped labs backed by a team of preeminent academic contributors and faculty members. Further, we also offer industrial collaborations to give our students the best practical exposure thereby equipping them with Industry-ready skill sets and transforming them into competent professionals.

Flexible Design Education Philosophy

Bachelor in Design (B.Design) - 4 Years

Eligibility to pursue B.Design

Students passing or appearing for Grade 12 exams from any State, Central or International Higher Secondary Education Board as well as students passing Grade 10 + 3 years of recognized Diploma certified by any State Government or from any recognized Private Institute or UGC approved Private University, with equivalency to 12th from respective state education board.

Lateral Entry Eligibility at SOID’s B.Design Programme

Transfer of credits and credit exemption program allow students to get a direct entry in admission for the Advance Certificate (2nd Year) in B.Design in any domain of their choice.

Students having completed 3 years Diploma in Design, from any recognized Diploma College/ UGC approved Govt. or Private University from any State or have completed one year of Design Study at any recognized Design College or University are eligible to enter the second year directly in B.Design at SOID. The credits for the first year shall be adjusted after analyzing and mapping the syllabus and credits.

Students having completed 2 years in Design, from any recognized Design College/ UGC approved Govt. or Private University from any State or have completed Two years of Design Study from any recognized Design College or University are eligible to enter the Third year directly in B.Design at SOID in respective domain specialization. The credits for the two years shall be adjusted after analyzing and mapping the syllabus and credits.

Please note that the lateral entry admissions shall be subject to terms and conditions of Silver Oak University.

Basic Certificate in B.Design

Semester 1 & 2

Advance Certificate in B.Design

Semester 3 & 4

Advance Diploma
in B.Design

Semester 5 & 6

Bachelor
in Design

Semester 7 & 8

Diploma in Design (D.Design) - 3 Years

Eligibility to pursue D.Design

Students passing with 10th or equivalent from any State, Central or International Secondary Education Board are eligible to pursue Diploma in Design. The duration of the course is for three years. After completing the Diploma at SOID. Students can seek transfer of credits for higher studies, directly in second year of B.Design at SOID.

Basic Certificate
in D.Design

Semester 1 & 2

Advance Certificate in D.Design

Semester 3 & 4

Diploma
in Design

Semester 5 & 6

Academic Contributors

Pankaj Patel

Chief Mentor

Graduated from NID batch 1971-77, one amongst the first NID convocation graduates in 1978. He is the witness of Design profession & education since over 45 years. He believes that, “Creativity needs no Compartments”. During his journey from pencil era to the digital media, he has proved worth of his name, by unfolding various discipline of design like Fashion & Textile, Furniture & Interior, Industry & products as well as corporate identity programs. This ability to explore nature, art and culture around the world makes him a unique dictator and design educator. He is very much present in many design colleges of repute. His flair for passion in the design education & commitment to create growing generation of professional designers, itself is, one of his most commendable unique qualities, as an education leader in Design.

Bhanwar Rathore

Chief Advisor

Dr. Bhanwar Rathore is a NIFT and IIT Alumni. He further pursued his Masters and Doctorate studies in Fashion Design. As a Fashion Designer, he started his career as a designer in Arvind Mills but the educator soul instigated him to help the students and create awareness about the Design Education across India and abroad. Dr. Bhanwar Rathore has 17 years of experience in the field of design education. Moreover, he has also been honoured as “Man of the Year” for his contribution in the field of Design Education by Times of India for three consecutive years 2017, 2018, 2019.

Narendra Patel

Visual Communication (Animation)

Graduated in fine art 1973, Concluded his M Des. In visual communication (Animation Film) from NID-1980 Credit also goes to him to become the first graduate and first professor in animation film in India. Being the only qualified animation designer, he served as a faculty at NID & contributed in developing Animation Film Course at NID. He has been an outstanding design professional known for many land mark projects, animated advertisements & promotional films. He is known for his in depth services in graphics, branding, packaging, exhibition, web designing, user interface, and software development. His presence is seen in many premium Design institutions starting from NID, DA-IICT(Gandhinagar),IICD (Jaipur),NIRMA University (Ahmedabad). He believes “Designing is more challenging today due to rapidly changing technology & material science. we also need to keep synchronized our knowledge with the growing challenges in the Indian industry.”

Minal Patel

Architect & Town Planner

Architect, Urbanist and Academician in the field of Architecture and Urban Design and Planning since last 30 years. She has started her journey as academician from 2007 while on board of studies at Nirma University & Ganpat University School of Architecture. Involved with IED, V.V. Nagar as Urban Planning Head, worked with UID as PG program Head, Faculty at CEPT in Urban Planning Housing and involved with teaching and as jury at SVIT Vasad, SMAID V.nagar in various capacities.

Vasav Bhatt

Architect & Interior Designer

An Architect with an experience of working with legendry personalities like Mr A.D.Raje & Padmashree Dr.B.V.Doshi, served in a vast versatile field of Architecture & Urban Planning. He has proven his mark with his belief “The best buildings spring from their surroundings, both natural and cultural as well from people who will occupy them. The purpose of our work is to create harmonious buildings and to make the act of dwelling-both publicly & privately more meaningful.” His contribution in Architecture & Interior spaces speak by itself on his belief. He is known as an educator as well as an expert on “Art of Detailing in Design”. He has been contributing his expertise in many Design education institutions of repute on key areas of working drawings, design studio & final year Design projects. His work speaks for his personality as an Architect, Designer & Educator.

Vijay Tiwari

Textile Design

Design Graduate from NIFT (Gandhinagar) B.Des. having over 13 years of experience in the Fashion industry and education. He has created a benchmark in Woven Handloom Fabrics for Varanasi Weaver’s Project 2008 with the great collection of wearables. Students favorite design mentor at various design colleges in India as well as senior visiting faculty at NIFT (Gandhinagar).

Ritesh Singh

Fashion & Textile Design

Fashion and Textile Designer from NIFT (Gandhinagar) continues his journey with his love and passion for handloom and handicraft, holds over 25 Fashion shows under his name at National and International level. He is Design head at "Garvi Gurjari" (GSHHDC) and advisor at "SEWA". His passion for Design Education is witnessed by many Design Colleges across India.

Shalini Tripathi

Textitle & Ceramic and Glass Design

Energetic Designer from NIFT (Gandhinagar) B Des. Textile Design, & M Des. NID ( Ahmedabad ) Ceramic and Glass Design, has been exploring Design Professional & Education since more than seven years. She has worked with different companies in Apparel and Textiles sectors to Tiles and Design sectors, also involved with companies to plan long-term Design strategies for start-ups in India on different platforms like online education, health, and sustainability. She has her own Visual Communication one-stop solution company & actively involved as visiting Faculty at NIFT Gandhinagar.

Paul Devid Martin

Fashion Photographer & Stylist

My philosophy about Design: "Design is one's imagination and perspective, moulded in a creative way. There is nothing right or wrong about it. An artist gives soul to the piece with his/her skill and passion.

Neer Shah

Furniture & Product Design

A Product Design Graduate from UID, with key expertise in Furniture and Interior Products. He holds 5 years of experience in Furniture industry. With an innate sense of relevant & trending designs, he has collaborated with National and International brands for furniture designing & export. He also holds Ajay Shankar Memorial Award 2017- the award for best design. With an experience, passion and dedication to designing, he aims to share his knowledge & expertise with design students.

Darshan Jogi

Architect & Interior Designer

Architect from Faculty of Design, CEPT Ahmedabad. He has worked in the domain of design user research, concept generation & Interior Design project management. His teaching experience of 10 years in design colleges like NIFT Gandhinagar, Nirma, and CEPT. Ahmedabad. He has cultivated ability to be intuitive, to recognize patterns, to construct ideas that are emotionally meaningful as well as functional. His ability to express through various means that are beyond words or symbols is a plus. His awareness of inspiration, idealization & implementation gives him strength to break through the complex maze of making things in a new way. The same phenomenon is applicable for design thinking.

Mousmi Sejpal

Textile Designer

B.Des from NIFT, Gandhinagar, and a Gold Medalist in the field of Textile Design. Her passion lies in the craft sector. She has worked with craft-oriented organizations and brands like Fabindia, Garvi Gurjari, and Raasleela Textiles. She has further worked in several craft Clusters for Design and Skill Development of the artisans and weavers. Content Designing and Writing is her inherent quality. Further, she is a certified counselor and she aims to shape the lives of students with her knowledge and expertise.

Bachelor of Design Courses

4 Years fulltime course

Fashion & Textile Design

Defining Styles, Creating a Statements

Visual Communication Design

Communicating Ideas, Building Businesses

Interior & Furniture Design

Designing spaces, Creating Belongingness

Product Design

Creating Creative & Functional Solutions

SOID Admission Supplement and Common Course Details

Silver Oak Institute of Design offers a 4-year, 8 semester Bachelor in Design programme through 5 Constituent departments each offering various specializations. SOID aims to nurture the talent and singularity in design students in following domains
  • Fashion Design
  • Environment Design
  • Communication Design
  • Product Design

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates with 10+2 or equivalent in any stream (Science |Commerce |Humanities |Arts) with an aggregate of minimum 40% are eligible to apply. Candidates appearing for Class XII examination in the current academic year or awaiting results may also apply Candidates are accepted from CBSE/ISC/State/IB/NIOS or any other equivalent Indian or International Higher Secondary Board. Candidates will be selected based on merit of Silver Oak Institute Design Aptitude Test (SIDAT) for admission

Courses Domains

Basic Certificate in B.Design

Advance Certificate in B.Design

Advance Diploma in B.Design

Bachelor in Design

Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 3

Sem 4

Sem 5

Sem 6

Sem 7

Sem 8

Fashion Design

Design Foundation

Design Foundation

Domain Basics

Domain Basics

Domain Advance

Domain Advance

Domain Industrial Experience

Domain Dissertation

Environment Design

Communication Design

Product Design

Diploma in Design Course

3 Years fulltime course

Fashion Design

Defining Styles, Creating a Statements

Interior Design

Designing spaces, Creating Belongingness

Multi Media & Animation

To be discussed with management

SOID Admission Process

Eligibility Criteria for B.Design

Candidates with 10+2 or equivalent in any stream (Science |Commerce |Humanities |Arts) with an aggregate of minimum 40% are eligible to apply. Candidates appearing for Class XII examination in the current academic year or awaiting results may also apply. Candidates are accepted from CBSE/ISC/State/IB/NIOS or any other equivalent Indian or International Higher Secondary Board. Candidates will be selected based on Creative Test, Portfolio & Personal Interview at SOID.

Silver Oak Institute of Design offers a 4-years (8 semesters) Bachelor in Design programme through 4 specializations. SOID aims to nurture the talent and singularity in Design students in following domains :

  • Fashion & Textile Design
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Interior & Furniture Design
  • Product Design

Eligibility Criteria for D.Design

Candidates with 10th pass at secondary school level program with an aggregate of minimum 40% are eligible to apply. Candidates appearing for Class 10th examination in the current academic year or awaiting results may also apply. Candidates will be selected based on creative aptitude test at SOID. Silver Oak Institute of Design offers a 3-years (6 semesters) Diploma in Design programme through 3 specializations. SOID aims to nurture the talent and singularity in design students in following domains :
  • Fashion Design
  • Interior Design

Transfer of credits and Credit exemption program:

Students already having studied the level of Certification or Advanced Certificate can claim credits for the same and after mapping the subjects and credits and evaluating their competency, they will be entitled to take entry at Advanced Level or Diploma Level.

Minimum qualification – 10+2 or 3 years recognized Diploma qualifying for equivalence Certificate by technical Education Board.

After claiming the credits of the first year or after completing study from any Design College or University, students can claim the transfer of credits and take entry in Advanced Certificate Program (in the 2nd year).

After claiming the credits of the first year and 2nd Year or after completing study from any Design College or University, students can claim the transfer of credits and take entry at Diploma Program (in the 3rd year).

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