IAUD Grand award 2015

DJ Academy of Design won the IAUD Grand award in the category of Universal Design Education and Development, based in Japan. International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) is an organization which inherits the spirit and the results of the “International Conference for Universal Design in Japan 2002”, that seek for further progress and to make a comfortable living environment, and to lead Japan in disseminating information to the world.iaud

NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Award 2015

DJ Academy of Design was awarded NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards 2015, in the category of Companies and Organisations. Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways, Govt of India handing over the award to the Vice President C L Mohan Naarayan and the Dean Prof. Balaram at the India International Centre, New Delhi on Aug 14, 2015. Award details are here.

mphasis award

Winner of 2015 Catalyst Award

DJAD alumnus Shiva Nallaperumal named winner of 2015 Catalyst Award from the SOTA (Society of Typographic Aficionados). It is the most coveted and highly regarded award for young type designers and only 6 other people have won it so far. He would be the second Indian after Satya Rajpurohit, founder of ITF.


Edutainment Award 2014 – 2015

For a second Consecutive year DJ Academy of Design has been named 2nd best Design School from South India. Also the 3rd best Product Design school in the country.


Reddot Award for Venkat, 2012

DJAD alumnus Venkat received the prestigious Red Dot Award for his design “Half Dose.”


Product patent for DJAD student Girish

DJAD student Girish obtained Patent for Portable LED Lighting Board for use by designers and animators.

Power of Ideas Programme

DJAD Alumni Pranav S. was one of the 504 selected out of 14,000 applicants in the first round of Power of Ideas programme organized by The Economic Times and Ministry of Science and Technology. He attended the meeting with his mentor at IIM Ahmedabad. He would then be presenting his business idea to the experts and venture capitalists.

Professor S. Balaram has been awarded Professor Emeritus

Professor S. Balaram has been awarded Professor Emeritus by the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, Ahmadabad. He is also Advisor for Doctoral Programme of the University.

Editorial Advisor, “DESIGN ISSUES”

Professor S. Balaram has been inducted as Editorial advisor, ‘Design Issues’ journal, MIT, Chicago, USA

DJAD invites Industry to engage student-designers on live projects. Take advantage of these opportunities by placing student-designers to work exclusively on your project:


- Diploma project

- Class-room project

- Internships

- Get our students/faculty to work on your project through our Design Centre initiative Contact Us for more details