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Study at DJ Academy

UG Admissions

  • Secure admission to our Undergraduate Programme based on your 10+2 scores, performance DJAD Entrance Exam on Design (DEED 2024), and exchange of creative ideas during the Personal Interview.
  • Share your creative journey with our selection panel, candidates are invited to present a Work Portfolio – a collection of their artistic endeavours, from drawings and paintings to photographs, films, craftwork, projects, and more.
  • If you’re gearing up for your 10+2 exams in March/April, you can already secure your spot with us.
  • Keep in mind, while an interview is a step, it’s the creative spark that truly lights the path to admission.


To be eligible for admission:

  • Candidates must have successfully completed the 12th standard or its equivalent from any stream, recognized by State Boards or Central Boards (such as CBSE, ICSE, etc.), with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks.
  • Alternatively, candidates who have completed a three-year Diploma with 50% aggregate marks (after 10th Std) from any stream, from an institution recognized by AICTE/State Govt., are also eligible.
  • Those currently appearing for or have completed these qualifying examinations before July of the year of admission to B.Des. can apply.
  • The candidate’s age should not exceed 22 years as of 31st July in the year of application.
  • If your qualification does not align with the above details, please contact +91 98430 73307 before applying.

PG Admissions

  • Enrollment into the Postgraduate Programme is determined by the scores from the Undergraduation examination, performance in the DJAD Entrance Exam for Design 2023 (DEED 2024), and the Personal Interview at DJAD, Coimbatore.
  • DEED 2024 and the Personal Interview assess applicants’ design aptitude, evaluating skills in Sketching, Visualisation, Creativity, and Problem-solving.
  • During the interview, candidates are required to present a Work Portfolio showcasing their creative endeavors, such as drawings, paintings, photographs, films/videos, craftwork, projects, models, etc.
  • It’s essential to note that participation in the interview does not guarantee admission.


To be eligible for admission, candidates must meet one of the following criteria:
  • Possess an undergraduate degree of minimum 3 years duration in any specialization with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
  • Hold a full-time diploma of minimum 4 years duration in Design / Fine Arts / Applied Arts / Architecture with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks, following from any university or institute recognized by law in India.
  • Condition: Applicants must have passed, appeared for, or be appearing for the Diploma examinations before July of the year of admission.
  • Age Requirement: Applicants should be more than 20 years of age and less than or equal to 25 years of age as of 31st July of the year of applying.


Ready to join DJ Academy?

  • Head over to and register on the admissions portal.
  • Once registered, complete the online application form, including payment of the application fee, and submit it online.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to your registered email address.
  • Upload your portfolio to the DJAD admissions portal.
  • Shortlisted candidates will receive further information about DEED 24 and the personal interview via email


What is a portfolio?

Your Portfolio: A Window to Your Creative Journey

Unveiling your design journey, your portfolio showcases a collection of work, like a visual diary. It reflects the evolution of your skills and ideas over time, serving as a window into your creative spirit, personality, design capabilities, and commitment. This collection becomes your voice, allowing the interview panel to understand your potential for a successful future in design.
How to make a good portfolio?

Design Your Dream Portfolio

Let your portfolio be a mirror of your unique vision. Demonstrate why you're the ideal candidate by showcasing art that ignites your passion and sets you apart from the crowd. We encourage you to explore your creativity and express your passion through captivating design pieces.
What should the portfolio include?

Show Your Potential: What to Include in Your Portfolio

Your portfolio is your chance to spark our curiosity and unveil your design potential, not just display flawless creations. We're looking for exploratory minds who experiment, push boundaries, and showcase their passion for design.

Here's what we're eager to see in your portfolio:

  • Illustrative Explorations: Drawings, paintings, and sketches that showcase your visual abilities.
  • Dimensional Experiments: Sculptures, models (DIY or otherwise), and collages that demonstrate your ability to think in 3D.
  • Visual Storytelling: Photographs, street art, and wall art that tell a story through visual language.
  • Crafting Expertise: Papercraft, hand sketches, and digital art that reveal your technical skills and creativity.
Don't forget! Include a brief introduction about yourself, your aspirations as a designer, and what drives your passion for this field.
How to organize a portfolio?

Craft Your Design Portfolio:

  • Showcase Your Best: Begin by selecting your strongest works, emphasizing unique creativity over limitations.
  • Consistency is Key: Maintain a consistent format throughout your portfolio, whether using A4, A3, or a custom size.
  • Go Digital: Convert your physical pieces into digital format using high-quality scans or photos with clean backgrounds.
  • Unite Your Work: Compile your scanned images into a single, organized PDF document using readily available online tools.
  • Upload with Ease: Compress your PDF for a simpler upload experience.
  • Ready for Review: Submit your completed design portfolio to our online admission portal to qualify for your Personal Interview.
Key Tips

1. Quality over quantity

  • Showcase the best and most relevant work.
  • A smaller number of quality pieces is more impactful than a large quantity of ordinary ones.

2. Ideal portfolio size

Ideal portfolio are with 15-30 pages to maintain a balance between showcasing your unique skills and learnings.

3. Simplicity and relevance

  • Keep the portfolio design simple and organized
  • Ensure that each page or project is relevant to your skills and the message you want to convey.

4. Whitespace and layout

  • Allow your portfolio space to breathe by using whitespace in your design.
  • Pay attention to the overall layout and ensure it is visually appealing and easy to understand and navigate

5. Strong start and finish

  • Start and end your portfolio with your strongest pieces to leave a lasting impression.
  • Capture attention at the beginning and highlight your skills at the end.

6. Variety in showcase

  • Show a variety of projects to prove your versatility and range of skills.
  • Include different types of unique work, such as projects, client work, or collaborations.

7. Depth of discussion

  • Showcase a work that you can be discuss in-depth during the interviews.
  • Be prepared to communicate your thought process for each showcased project.
Must include in your Portfolio

Object drawings

Show your deep understanding of form through meticulously crafted object drawings. These illustrations showcase your ability to grasp the essence of different shapes and structures, emphasizing your keen eye for detail and proportion.

Sketches of various subjects

Dive into a creative world with a variety of sketches that explore different subjects. Whether it's detailed patterns, these sketches showcase your ability to express and adapt ideas on paper in a flexible way.

Sketches from actual objects (Not from photographs)

Enhance your unique artistic skills by drawing from real-life objects. This unique method highlights your skill in accurately capturing details, showcasing you as an artist with a sense of authenticity.

Things to avoid

Copy of other artworks

We encourage our students to use their creativity and produce original pieces. Avoid submitting artwork that closely copies or replicates existing pieces from other artists. Plagiarism is not tolerated.

Avoid fan art and pirated or infringed work

Our Design Gurukul promotes diverse artistic influences but emphasizes the website as a platform for showcasing unique talents. Prioritizing originality and respect for intellectual property, we urge artists to submit only work they hold the necessary rights for. Avoiding pirated or copied materials ensures a space for artists to confidently showcase their creations while upholding principles of creativity and legal integrity.

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