The India Design Council (IDC) has launched two new Initiatives to promote
Design Education and Standards namely the Chartered Designs of India (CDI) and
the Design Education Quality Mark (DEQM).
These two initiatives of IDC and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
will help to address the 5 challenges of scale, quality of design, quality
of education for design, raising the priority for design in industry and
design for public purpose.
The DEQM will benchmark design education programmes on predetermined
standards and will accord Design Education Quality Mark to institutions that
meet the provisions of the published standard.
CDI is envisaged as an institution that will establish and uphold the
professional standards of design practice in India.
India Design Council (IDC)
India Design Council (IDC) is an autonomous body of the Government of
India established under the Department for Promotion of Industry and
Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
It is a national strategic body for multi-disciplinary design and is
involved in promotion of design to make India a design enabled country. It
is mandated to implement the National Design Policy (NDP) adopted in 2007.