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Nirma University
Department of Design
Teaching & Examination Scheme of (B.Des. programme)
Semester I –  A.Y. 2018-19 onwards
Sr.
No.
Course Code Course Title Teaching Scheme (Total Hours) Examination Scheme
L P/S T C Component Weightage
CE P SEE
1 DSK111 Drawing I 4.5 3 1.00
2 DSK112 Geometric Construction 2D 4.5 3 1.00
3 DSK113 Colour 4.5 3 1.00
4 DSK114 Elements of Design I 4.5 3 1.00
5 DSK115 Introduction to Basic Materials I 4.5 3 1.00
6 DPR111 Design and Environment 7.5 5 1.00
7 DTH111 History of Design I 1 1.5 2 1.00
8 DTH112 Design Case Studies 1 1.5 2 1.00
Total 2 33 24

L: Lectures, P/S: Practicals-Studio, T: Tutorial, C: Credits, CE: Continuous Evaluation+ Semester End Jury (80%+20%)

Nirma University
Department of Design
Teaching & Examination Scheme of (B.Des. programme)
Semester II –  A.Y. 2018-19 onwards
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Teaching Scheme (Total Hours) Examination Scheme
L P/S T C Component Weightage
CE P SEE
1 DSK121 Drawing II 4.5 3 1.00
2 DSK122 Geometric Construction 3D 4.5 3 1.00
3 DSK123 Basic Typography 3 2 1.00
4 DSK124 Elements of Design II 6 4 1.00
5 DSK125 Introduction to Basic Materials II 4.5 3 1.00
6 DSK126 Imaging Techniques – Basic 3 2 1.00
7 DPR120 Design Process 4.5 3 1.00
8 DTH121 History of  Design II 1 1.5 2 1.00
Total 1 31.5 22
  * Field Courses
9 DFO 120 *Rural Exposure & Documentation (Part of RSP) 40 2 1.00
10 DFS 100 **Summer Apprenticeship 160 Hrs. 4 1.00
Total 2
* Supplementary Course
11 DSP 120 Essential Communication 1 0 1.00
Total 1 0
Grand Total Credits 1 32.5 24
  L: Lectures, P/S: Practicals-Studio, T: Tutorial, C: Credits   SEE:  Semester End Examination /Jury
  LPW: Laboratory/ Project Work/ Studio Work   CE:  Semester End Jury
  * Field Course: Students will work a minimum of 8 hours each day at whichever site they are
  **Summer Apprenticeship Course Evaluation will be part of Semester III’s T & E Scheme
Nirma University
Department of Design
Teaching & Examination Scheme of (B.Des. programme-Communication Design)
Semester III – A.Y. 2018-19 onwards
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Teaching Scheme (Total Hours) Examination Scheme
L P/S T C Component Weightage
CE P SEE
1 DSK211 Typography II & Layout Design 4.5 3 1.00
2 DSK212 Printing & Production Techniques I 3 2 1.00
3 DSK213 Imaging Techniques II 3 2 1.00
4 DSK214 Introduction to Graphic Software I 4.5 3 1.00
5 DSK215 Illustration Design I 3 2 1.00
6 DTH211 Communication Theory I 1 1.5 2 1.00
7 DPR211 Identity Design I 1 6 5 1.00
8 DPR212 Communication Design I: Poster Design 4.5 3 1.00
Total 2 30 22
* Field Courses
9 DFS 100 **Summer Apprenticeship 160 Hrs. 4 1.00
Total 4
Grand Total Credits 26
L: Lectures, P/S: Practicals-Studio, T: Tutorial, C: Credits CE: Continuous Evaluation + Semester End Jury (80 %+20%)
LPW: Laboratory/Project Work/ Studio Work
* Field Course: Students will work a minimum of 8 hours each day at whichever site they are
** Summer Apprenticeship: 1 Week = 40hours = 1 Credit


Nirma University
Department of Design
Teaching & Examination Scheme of (B.Des. Programme- Industrial Design)
Semester III – A.Y. 2018-19 onwards
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Teaching Scheme (Total Hours) Examination Scheme
L P/S T C Component Weightage
CE P SEE
1 DSK 216 Visualization & Representation I 4.5 3 1.00
2 DSK 217 Elements of Form & Space- 2D 3 2 1.00
3 DSK 218 Materials & Processes I – Metal & Wood 4.5 3 1.00
4 DSK 219 Imaging Techniques II 3 2 1.00
5 DSK 220 Introduction to Graphic Software 4.5 3 1.00
6 DTH 216 History of Objects I 1 1.5 2 1.00
7 DTH 217 Ergonomics 1 1 1.5 2 1.00
8 DPR 216 Design Project I: Simple Product Design & Prototype Making 7.5 5 1.00
Total 2 30 22
* Field Courses
9 DFS 100 * Summer Apprenticeship – 4 Weeks 160 hrs 4 1.00
Total 4
Grand Total Credits 26
L: Lectures, P/S: Practicals-Studio, T:Tutorial, C: Credits CE: Continuous Evaluation+ Semester, End jury ( 80%+20%)
LPW: Laboratory / Project Work / Studio Work
* Field Course: Students will work a minimum of 8 hours each day at whichever site they are
** Summer Apprenticeship: 1 Week = 40 hours = 1 Credit

Nirma University
Department of Design
Teaching & Examination Scheme of (B.Des. programme-Communication Design)
Semester IV – A.Y. 2018-19 onwards
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Teaching Scheme (Total Hours) Examination Scheme
L P/S T C Component Weightage
CE P SEE
1 DSK221 Typography III- Type Design 4.5 3 1.00
2 DSK222 Illustration Design II 4.5 3 1.00
3 DSK220 Environmental Graphics 4.5 3 1.00
4 DSK225 Introduction to Moving Images I 4.5 3 1.00
5 DTH221 Communication Theory II 1 4.5 4 1.00
6 DPR221 Identity Design II 2 7.5 7 1.00
Total 3 30 23
* Field Courses
7 DFO 200 Summer Internship- Apprenticeship 6 Weeks 240 Hrs. 6 1.00
8 DSP 200 Business Communication 1 0 1.00
Total 3 32.5
Grand Total Credits 23
L: Lectures, P/S: Practicals-Studio, T: Tutorial, C: Credits CE: Continuous Evaluation + Semester End Jury (80 %+20%)
LPW: Laboratory/ Project Work/ Studio Work SEE: Semester End Examination /Jury
* Field Course: Students will work a minimum of 8 hours each day at whichever site they are
**Summer Apprenticeship Course Evaluation will be part of Semester V’s T & E Scheme

Nirma University
Department of Design
Teaching & Examination Scheme of (B.Des. programme-Industrial Design)
Semester IV – A.Y. 2018-19 onwards
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Teaching Scheme (Tortal Hours) Examination Scheme
L P/S T C Component Weightage
CE P SEE
1 DSK226 Visualization & Representation II 7.5 5 1.00
2 DSK227 Elements of Form & Space- 3D 4.5 3 1.00
3 DSK228 Materials & Processes II – Plastics 3 2 1.00
4 DTH226 History of Objects II 1 4.5 4 1.00
5 DTH228 Ergonomics II 1.5 1 1.00
6 DPR226 Design Project II: Simple Mechanical
Device & Prototype Making
2 9 8 1.00
Total 3 30 23
* Field Courses
7 DFS 200 Summer Internship- Apprenticeship 6
Weeks
240 Hrs. 6 1.00
8 DSP 200 Business Communication 1 0 1.00
Total 3 3
Grand Total Credits 23
L: Lectures, P/S: Practicals-Studio, T: Tutorial, C: Credits CE: Continuous Evaluation + Semester End Jury (80 %+20%)
LPW: Laboratory/ Project Work/ Studio Work SEE:  Semester End Examination /Jury
* Field Course: Students will work a minimum of 8 hours each day at whichever site they are
** Summer Apprenticeship will be part of Semester V’s Teaching & Examination Scheme

 

Nirma University
Department of Design
Teaching & Examination Scheme of (B.Des. programme-Communication Design)
Semester V – A.Y. 2019-20 onwards
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Teaching Scheme (Total Hours) Examination Scheme
L P/S T C Component Weightage
CE P SEE
1 CDPR311 TPublication Design 6 4 1.00
2 CDSK311 UI-UX I (Website Design) 1 6 5 1.00
3 CDSL311 Introduction to Literature &
Creative Writing
2 1.5 3 1.00
4 Institute Elective I 1 6 5 1.00
5 Institute Elective II 1 1.5 2 1.00
6 IUniversity Elective 3 3 0.60 0.400
Total 8 21 22
* Field Courses
7 DFO 200 Summer Internship- Apprenticeship 6 Weeks 240 Hrs. 6 1.00
Total 3 32.5
Grand Total Credits 23
L: Lectures, P/S: Practicals-Studio, T: Tutorial, C: Credits CE: Continuous Evaluation + Seme8ter End Jury (80 %+20%)
LPW: Laboratory/ Project Work/ Studio Work SEE: Semester End Examination /Jury
* Field Course: Students will work a minimum of 8 hours each day at whichever site they are
**Summer Apprenticeship Course Evaluation will be part of Semester V’s T & E Scheme
List of Department Elective Courses
Institute Elective I Institute Elective II
CDPR 312E  Type Design CDTH 311E  Film Appreciation
CDPR 313E  Moving Images II (Short Live -Advance) CDTH 312E  Art Appreciation


Nirma University
Department of Design
Teaching & Examination Scheme of (B.Des. programme-Industrial Design)
 Semester V – A.Y. 2019-20 onwards
Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Teaching Scheme (Total Hours) Examination Scheme
L P/S T C Component Weightage
CE P SEE
1 IDSL 311 Psychology I (Cognition & Communication) 1 1.5 2 1.00
2 IDSK311 Materials & Processes III (Surface Finishes) 1 3 3 1.00
3 IDSK312 Creative Thinking Methods 4.5 3 1.00
4 IDPR311 Packaging Design 6 4 1.00
5 Institute Elective I 1 7.5 6 1.00
6 DSK312U University Elective 3 3 0.60 0.40
Total 6 22.5 21
* Field Courses
7 DFO 200 Summer Internship- Apprenticeship 6 Weeks 240 Hrs. 6 1.00
  
Grand Total Credits 27
L: Lectures, P/S: Practicals-Studio, T: Tutorial, C: Credits CE: Continuous Evaluation + Seme8ter End Jury (80 %+20%)
LPW: Laboratory/ Project Work/ Studio Work SEE: Semester End Examination /Jury
* Field Course: Students will work a minimum of 8 hours each day at whichever site they are
**Summer Apprenticeship Course Evaluation will be part of Semester V’s T & E Scheme
List of Department Elective Courses
Institute Elective I
IDPR 312E Furniture Design
IDPR 313E UI-UX Design