The profession of transportation Design or Automotive Design is involved in the development of the appearance of automobiles by developing the visual appearance, considering technical feasibility with creativity to solve problems and creating the product concept. It also deals with the study of anything that is mobile. Like Aircraft, Marine vessels etc. a transportation designer is the one who makes the future of the design of automobiles by proposing newer (and more efficient) ideas. The task of the design team is usually belonging to these three main segments: exterior, interior, and color and trim design. These are some of the most important colleges which offers automotive design courses.
The National Institute of Design is internationally known as one of the first multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. NID’s transportation design course started on 2000, which is the first in India. This program aims to find and nurture highly creative individuals to solve the existing and future challenges accompanied with ‘mobility’, by improving relevant skills and knowledge. This program is process centric in nature. The course has a strong emphasis on environmental, social, economic and cultural aspects of transportation. The program sets off with understanding automobile aesthetics (exterior/interior), human factors, vehicle packaging, display & controls etc. and that too in a product level.
IDC, IIT BOMBAY
The Mobility and vehicle design course in IDC started on 2010. IDC was set up in 1969 by the Government of India under Indian institute of technology Bombay. Even if the automotive sector is facing problems like environmental issues, increasing population, congestion etc. the automotive companies are pushing the limits through design. And these studios require creative designers. The program aims to create professionals from creative individuals through careful nurturing. The studies concentrate on finding creative solutions to existing or future problems in the area of mobility/transportation. The program consists of personal projects which vary from personal to mass transports.
MAEERS MIT – INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, PUNE
The Institute of Design at Maharashtra Academy of Engineering Education and Research offers Graduate and Post Graduate courses in Product Design and Transportation Design. The courses at MIT ID equip the learners with the knowledge and skills to become a professional Transportation designer. the exposure to latest Technologies, Composite materials, Aerodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Automotive Modeling, Vehicle Packaging Design and Usage of Automotive Clay & FRP make the learners capable of creating newer transportation design and systems to improve mobility.
DSK-ISD INDIA, PUNE
DSK-ISD (International School of Design) is the first international school of design in India in 2008. DSK offers courses in product, transportation and digital design. Transportation design offers a large array of opportunities for the designers. There are VARIOUS MOBILITY options like two- wheelers, four wheelers, yacht, etc. At DSK-ISD, the students are exposed to these in the FIRST YEARS of the course. This let them to explore the various opportunities and then on the basis of their interest they can pursue the industry of THEIR CHOICE. THE COLLABORATION with INTERNATIONAL companies makes getting internships easier.
DYP-DC Centre for Automotive Research and Studies (DYP-DC College) is founded by DY Patil and Dilip Chhabria. The college offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Automobile Design. The demand for designers in India is rising in a rapid rate as the automobile industry in India is growing. The DYPDC Center for Automobile Research and Studies is dedicated to the purpose of Automobile Design and Research.