The Department of Design, a University Teaching Department, Manipal Academy of Higher Education was established in 2012 and aims at fostering design education in India.


Under-graduate and Post-graduate design programs are offered and in each, there is a convergence of artistic and scientific principles coupled with technical knowledge.


The department focuses on interdisciplinary research with innovative programs at different levels making Department of Design one of the most desirable places for a degree in design.


Key Features

  • Best-in-class infrastructure
  • Tie-up with International Design Colleges
  • Designing collections/portfolios evaluated by professional designers
  • Designing projects that stir the design thinking process with sensitisation towards ecology, green fashions and ergonomics.


Core Competencies

  • Design studios
  • Textile lab
  • Pattern Making and Sewing Lab
  • Computer aided designing and VR lab
  • Model Making Lab
  • Laser Cutting Lab





MU has best-in-class facilities for students of all constituent institutes


Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print

Student Housing

Student hostels are their homes away from homes

Innovation Centre

State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research

Sports & Fitness

Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium