Vishwaniketan Institute of Design

About Us

Learning at Vishwaniketan Institute of Design can happen for every type of learner

About Us

Vishwaniketan Institute of Design is a  new venture of Vishwaniketan Trust which was established by the group of experts from academia and industry with extensive experience in their respective fields of work.

It is Design School located in between prime cities of India, Mumbai and Pune offers a nature full environment with academics, workshops, industrial touch, research and application in the field of design. Vishwaniketan Institute of Design was Inaugurated on the August 3, 2019 at the Vishwaniketan campus in Khalapur, Maharashtra. 


To create a thoughtful designer by using the ecosystem of arts, science, and technology to solve the current and future needs of the industry and society. 

The school is based on a new curriculum that aims to Focus on students creativity, design, and application for the betterment of Society

It is a great responsibility for educators to train the next generation of designers who will contribute to a brighter tomorrow and promote international understanding through quality education. 

We believe in providing complete freedom of expression and creativity to our students



Vishwaniketan Institute of Design through multidisciplinary research, problem-solving techniques and innovation will motivate learners to be leaders in design and entrepreneurship to benefit the society.

Why VID?

  • You will get the experience of learning from the top professionals in the Design Industry.

  • Field based learning approach develop your skills in profession.

  • You will get campus surrounded with engineering, architecture and design.

  • You will become part of a consolidated a network of people – Alumni, researchers and industry experts – who will be your family, your business partners, and will shape the future hand in hand with you.

Vishwaniketan-Teesside University Partnership (3 years in India + Final Year in UK )

Vishwaniketan has partnered with Teesside University from UK for this program. As part of this partnership students from Vishwaniketan will study the first three years at Vishwaniketan Institute of Design and their fourth year at the Teesside University campus in Middlesbrough, UK and be awarded a BA (Hons) degree

Teesside University offers unique and distinctive styles of courses with one aim in mind: to develop the next generation of problem solvers, innovators and leaders that employers and society need.

Aim is to provide applicants with an excellent university student experience, and at the same time to equip them with the skills, knowledge and confidence that will launch them, as a graduate, on their chosen career path.

Design, fashion and textile degrees combine artistic flair and creativity with teamwork and a business-like, client-focused approach – and teaching includes all of these strands.

Industry Relations

Campus Connect Programs with more than 10 industries

Industry-sponsored labs:

  • Mechatol Lab
  • Automobile Lab
  • Electrical/Solar Vehicles
  • 3D Printing lab

More than 1000 industry internships completed by students 

16 startups were created through Vishwaniketan Incubation Centre


The 20 acre campus gets a unique and original dimension as it is situated amidst the brilliant flora and fauna of the Sahayadri Ranges. Four institutions are built in one campus, Vishwaniketan’s Institute Of Management Entrepreneurship & Engineering Technology (ViMEET), Vishwaniketan College of Architecture, Arts & Design (VCAAD), Vishwaniketan Incubation Center (VIC) & Vishwaniketan Institute of Design (VID).All VID campus are open to visitors throughout the year from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (apart from public holidays).


The climate in Khalapur throughout the year is temperate-from being high in summer to being pleasant in winter. Its’ neither too hot nor too cold. It rains quite heavily during the monsoon months of June, July, August and September. Khalapur has dry periods in January, February, March, April, May, November and December. The climate is cooler in VID than its surroundings – the reason is that it is surrounded by greenery.

The maximum temperature hit in the month of November to 33o C. March is the driest month.

The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 29oC

July is the most wet month.

Our Advisory Board

Prof. Sudhakar Nadkarni​

Founder Member, Professor, IDC

Prof. Vijay Bapat

Professor & former Head
IDC School of Design

Mr. Sudhanshu Shevade

Founder Director
Calibro Measure Equipments Pvt.Ltd
Former President, Vishwaniketan Trust

Abhimanyu Kulkarni​

Creative Director and location manager
Philips Design, India

Ashish Deshpande

Elephant Design

Narendra Ghate

Chief Designer
Tata Elxsi

Dr. Ajanta Sen

Co-Director, Jellow
Senior Research Scientist, NTU,  Singapore

Chandrashekhar Wyawahare

Founder Director
Futuring Design Pvt. Ltd

Prof. Ravi Poovaiah

Industrial Design Centre (IDC)

Yogesh Dandekar

Senior Designer,

Leadership Board

Dr. Ramjee Prasad

Hon. President, Vishwaniketan

Mr. Madhu Bhatija

Hon. President, Vishwaniketan

Dr. Sandeep Inamdar

Vice-President & Managing Trustee

Dr. Aparna Bhirangi

Trustee Vishwaniketan & Executive Director, Vishwaniketan Institute of Design