Who We Are

The D J Academy of Design belongs to the illustrious GKD Charity Trust, set up in 1983 by the industrialist par excellence, (Late) Cavalier Dr. G.K.Devarajulu. His pioneering efforts saw the emergence of Coimbatore on the global industrial map and the LMW Group as a major force to reckon with. The Group now comprises a staggering 20 companies with LMW being the flagship brand.

The D J Academy is carrying forward the legacy of Dr. G.K. Devarajulu in the noble sphere of education. The Academy has two wings – The D J Academy for Managerial Excellence (DJAME) and D J Academy of Design (DJAD). It is a remarkable initiative towards harnessing the potential of future Managers and Designers.

Senior Faculty members who are experienced in teaching at National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, handle most of the courses at D J Academy of Design. Apart from that, practicing Design Professionals are also involved in teaching here as visiting Faculty.


DJAD started with a joint certification programme with National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. DJAD is also a founder member of the Indian Design Institutes Alliance [IDIAI which has formed NEED (National Entrance Examination in Design)].

DJAD is an educational member of International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). ICISD counts over 160 members in more than 50 countries representing approximately 150,000 Designers. The aim of ICSID is to strengthen Industrial Design through Research, Advocacy and Collaboration between Organisations, Nations and Designers. >From India, other members of ICSID are the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad and Industrial Design Centre (IDC) IIT, Mumbai. DJAD has an academic collaboration with the prestigious North Umbria University, UK.

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