Welcome to Online ISDI Challenge
A Unique Selection Process
The primary objective of the ISDI Challenge is to get to know you better and evaluate if ISDI is the right home for you for the next 4 years. The ISDI Challenge is a holistic evaluation of your skills, passions and inspirations.
Through this selection process, we are looking for youngsters who have a burning desire to pursue a career in design. Set yourself on a path to empower the world and make a difference through design innovation and entrepreneurial leadership.
Write a statement of purpose
- What drives and motivates you every morning?
- How do you wish to create for the future?
- Your background
- Your achievements
- Transformational occurances
- Things you are passionate about
- Word count - 300 words
All about ISDI Challenge
The first step of the ISDI Challenge is uploading your portfolio. It can include a range of media such as drawings, paintings, sculptures, performances, graphic designs, animations, photographs or sketchbook pages. You are advised to upload 8 – 10 pieces of your best works. Upload your work in the form of either a PDF file, multiple JPEG/JPG or a consolidated zip file, not exceeding 500 mb. Portfolio uploads can be used by ISDI for training purposes.
If you don’t have a portfolio, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Complete the Design Project to move further.
All forms of media are acceptable—drawing, video, photography, sculpture, 3D work, collage, and digital images.
Support your project by writing a 500-word essay describing how your ideas developed.
The second step of the ISDI Challenge is the Online Design Aptitude Test. The multiple choice examination evaluates your aptitude and knowledge related to design. This section of the ISDI challenge will be divided into 4 Parts:
The third section of the ISDI Challenge is the Online Interview.
After you submit Section 1 and 2, our Admissions team will get in touch with you to schedule and facilitate the interview over a phone call or video call with one of our instructors.
ISDI Challenge Cycle Dates
For Application Number 2298000 to 2301000*
Applications Open 15th September 2022
Portfolio/Design Project upload & DAT 11th November 2022
Interview Date November 2022
Result Announcement 15th December 2022
Acceptance Deadline 15th January 2023
Semester 1 Fee Payment Deadline30th May 2023
For Application Number 2301001 onwards*
Portfolio/Design Project upload & DAT 15th December 2022
Interview Date December 2022
Result Announcement 05th January 2023
Acceptance Deadline 10th February 2023
*Due to a large number of applications received, the dates of the first cycle have been staggered in 2 parts. You are requested to refer to dates applicable to you by referring to your application number.
Candidates currently in the 12th grade & will be appearing for a 10 + 2 examination (e.g. IGCSE- A levels, CBSE, HSC, IBDP, ISC etc.), or its educational equivalent in any discipline (e.g.: Science, Commerce, Arts) with an interest in Design & Innovation are eligible to apply. The upper age limit is 21 years at the time of application.
Once you complete & submit the online application, you will receive a confirmation email on your registered email ID. You will be then directed to a gateway to make the application fee payment. The application fee of Rs. 3,500 is non-refundable and non-transferable. Continue Your Application
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