India's first design university "World University of Design" opened at Sonipat, Haryana

World University of design, India’s First Design university, has been established at Rajiv Gandhi Educational City, Sonipat, Haryana. This is the first institute with Art, Design and Architecture course under the same roof as is claimed by the organization.

WUD has collaborations with institutes like the Italian University of Design, the Vancouver Film School and the University of West Scotland. The varsity is also planning to collaborate with Emily Carr University – Canada, Oxford Brookes University – UK and Huddersfield University – UK.

Director General of WUD, Dr. Sanjay Gupta said

"Contemporary Design education not only creates value and contributes to competitiveness, prosperity, and well-being of a nation but also enables collaboration, hyper-specialization and moving beyond the limits of future thinking and existing technology. We constantly work to empower youth to take ownership of the journey towards a sustainable economy and a future led by innovation,"


"WUD will be a strategically critical platform for providing youth with the tools they need to drive India's future development. Education is changing and as we increasingly face the growing challenges of a complex socio business environment, high quality trans-disciplinary education with a design foundation and thinking, becomes more critical than ever," he added.


Courses at World University of design

  • The university follows a unique curriculum that encourages research, academic excellence, industry preparedness and social innovation.
  • WUD provides 23 specialized UG and PG programs in various design areas such as design, fashion, visual arts, design, communication and retail management and architecture.

Faculties at World University of design

  • Experienced faculties qualified from the best institutions of India and the world such as 'FIT' New York, 'LCF' London, NID, NIFT, SPA and TVB to name a few.
  • Some of the prominent names in the industry are on the advisory board of the university, AG Krishna Menon, Payal Jain, Peter D'ascoli, Amardeep Behl, Neha Kirpal.

Feature of World University of design

  • WUD is India's first university dedicated to education in the creative domain.
  • It focuses on being purely vocation-oriented to becoming academic-oriented.
  • WUD offers certificate & diploma stage to degree, postgraduate degrees, research and doctoral programmes.

Teaching Methodology at World University of design

Teaching pedagogy of WUD is based on advanced interdisciplinary research and international collaborations in the areas of architecture, design, interior, textile, communication, fashion, fine arts, management and many others design related courses.

Facilities at World University of design

  • High-tech labs and workshops - model making workshop.
  • Apple iMac based cad rooms.
  • Fully functional machine shop.
  • Printmaking.
  • Pattern making.
  • Garment construction
  • Sewing workshop.
  • Air-conditioned studios.
  • Well-stocked library.
  • State of the art material museum and an exclusive art gallery.
  • A wide range of indoor and outdoor sporting opportunities is available to students at WUD.
  • The university offers residential campus with air-conditioned, wifi hostel facilities.
  • Hostel's mess facility designed by a master chef and managed by a renowned institutional caterer.
  • Wud has a 1000 capacity open-air theatre and several smaller venues to host and hold cultural performances.

WUD has a twelve-acre lush green campus and is second largest design campus in India. For course related information one can access WUD’s website ( The website also gives a direct link to apply online for courses and one can also enquire about admission procedure.


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