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Admission Procedure for the First Year



For Indian Students


All Indian students are required to take the online Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED), which will be held in January 2024. No candidate is entitled to seek admission to SID without a valid SEED score. Validity of SEED score is for one year only.


How to appear for SEED?


Register online for SEED at www.sid.edu.in. Facility of payment of SEED fee and printing of Admit Card is available online. A student aspiring to pursue an undergraduate programme at Symbiosis needs to follow the steps mentioned below:



How to Apply


Step 1 Online registrations starts from August 26th 2023, Saturday.
Step 2 Appear for the test.

For Admissions 2024 Important Dates Click Here



Admission to B.Des programme of SID will be according to the following process.


Level 1 Online Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED). The result of SEED will be put up on the SID website as per the schedule. If a candidate qualifies SEED, he/she would be eligible to appear for SID’s Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction (PRPI). Shortlisting for admission will be based only by specialization selected during online registration.
Level 2 Upload the Portfolio on the portal a day prior to the PRPI. For portfolio specifications Click Here
Level 3 Perform the PRPI Task. This will be shared 3 days prior to the chosen date of online PRPI. Upload the PRPI Task on the portal a day prior to the PRPI.
Level 4 Appear for the online Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction (PRPI)

Final selection would be based on the cumulative performance of the candidate in Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED), Portfolio Review, PRPI Task and Personal Interaction as well as on the basis of the information provided by the candidate in the application form and the chosen specialization.


About Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design ( SEED )

Mode of SEED Exam: Online Proctored (PC/Laptop based exam)


Exam timings: One hour between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on the test day.


SEED Exam test structure: The SEED will be a 60 minutes exam having 60 questions. The questions could be MCQ, Match the Columns, Fill in the blanks, image-based and comprehension based. The paper will contain a mix of questions related to Visual Sensitivity and Judgement, Observational, Perceptual and Reasoning abilities, Problem Solving, Basic knowledge of Logic of Science and Mathematics, Art, Craft and Culture, Design and Environment.


SEED Sample Paper Click Here



Contact (for Indian Students Admissions only)


Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)

S No. 231/4A, Vimannagar, Pune – 411014

Maharashtra, India
Tel: 020-26557210/203



 For International Students


All the admissions for international Students are handled only through Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE).
To know the detailed admission procedure for Degree Programme of Design, a student needs to log on to website www.scie.ac.in or write us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Contact (for International Admissions only)


Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)

Senapati Bapat Road, Pune – 411004
Maharashtra, India
Tel: +91 20 25671905
Fax: +91 20 25659209