Admission Process at SID

Considering the unpredictable Covid 19 situation unfolding around us and the uncertainty about the end of the lockdown, SID would like to assure all its applicants that we have taken complete precautions in coming up with a safer alternative to the Written Entrance Process for Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune.

Since it is important to evaluate a candidate’s aptitude for the programme, it has been decided to modify the admission process. Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) has been cancelled this year and the SEED registration amount of Rs. 1,750/- shall be refunded to you soon. The remaining admissions process shall be carried out online in which the candidates shall be able to participate from the comfort of their homes.

The revised admission process shall consist of a Portfolio Review + Personal Interaction over video conferencing scheduled over a period of six days starting 20th May to 25th May, 2020.

1. You can upload your portfolio on the link given below. Please note that Portfolios are to be uploaded at least two days prior to your chosen PI date.

2. Select a slot of your choice for online interaction. Call Letter/Admit Card to be downloaded on 19th May, 2020 and presented in print/soft copy at the time of the personal interaction.

3. Appear for the online Personal Interaction on your chosen date and time. The interaction with regard to your portfolio, will also take place during the online PI.

A link for the online interaction shall be shared with you in advance on your email ID registered with us. You will also have to accept a declaration that no part of the online interaction shall be recorded or shared by you on any social media platform.

The scores of the Portfolio Review and Personal Interaction will be combined to generate the Merit list. The portfolio carries 60% weightage and Personal Interaction carries 40% weightage. We would like to assure you that this change in entrance procedure will not affect your candidature in any way and will in fact ensure your safety and comfort.

Important Dates:

Activity Date / Period
Uploading Digital Portfolio 11th May to 23rd May, 2020.
Portfolios to be uploaded at least
two days prior to your chosen PI date.
Link for Uploading the Portfolio
Slot Booking for Personal Interaction 15th May to 17th May, 2020
Link for Slot Booking Will be updated on SID website
on the evening of 15th May, 2020
Online Personal Interviews 20th May to 25th May, 2020
1st Merit List Declaration 2nd June, 2020
Fees Payment for 1st merit list 2nd June to 9th June, 2020

Please find below, guidelines for preparation of Portfolio Review. For any query or further support, do reach out to us at

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it & Phone: +91 020 2663 4546 / 47 / 48 Ext. 227 between 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Saturday.

Portfolio Guidelines:

Your digital portfolio should be a compilation of your best works showcasing your skills, passion and interest in a variety of areas and techniques. Click good quality pictures of these and compile them in a PowerPoint Presentation of maximum 15 slides. Convert this into a PDF of up to 3 Mb. Do make sure to include the work you are proudest of. Try to be different and include unique and interesting things.

Do note that if any incidence of unfair means in the making of your portfolio is observed, your candidature will automatically stand cancelled.

Your portfolio may contain:
  • Sketches, mixed media illustrations and digital work
  • Collaging of images, 2D and 3D articles
  • Photography
  • 3D objects like sculpture, fabric products, gadgets, art inspired products etc.

During the online interaction, you may be asked for a quick demonstration of your skill so keep your basic art stationery (paper and pencils) handy.

This list is in no way exhaustive and you are free to include any other stuff which you feel represents your passion for design best. We are looking for creative thinkers and people who do not follow the crowd; impress us!

Remember, you will lose out on 60% marks if you fail to upload your portfolio.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Very Important - Please Read:

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All the Best!