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FAQs on Bachelor of Interior Design
I can see that you offer degree and diploma courses in interior design. How can I select a course?
The course can be selected by looking into how quickly you want to become an interior designer. If the intention is to become an interior designer sooner than later, then diploma will be the best option. But if you are looking for a graduate degree along with sound training, the only option is doing a degree course, which we are offering at Cindrebay as BSc - Interior Design under Bharathiar University.
What is the difference between the job opportunities of Diploma and job prospects of BSc Interior Design ?
The main difference is that organizations would prefer to employ a graduate as the first preference. A having spent 3 years in education would always be seen as a more complete one and will always have an edge over the diploma holders. Even though there are exceptional cases, usually a diploma holder will find positions in smaller organizations and will have much less preference among good companies. A graduate will be approached by big companies with solid pay package. But at the end of the day the quality of your work, the versatility of your portfolio and your communication and presentation skills all matter. A more talented person even with a diploma and a good portfolio would be chosen over someone with just a degree certificate only. The bottom line is in areas design, where talent and skill matter most, the quality of your works speaks louder than the degree or diploma that you hold.
I came to hear different opinions about the job prospects of interior design. Some say that it’s highly lucrative and some others say that its scope in Kerala is limited. Can you please give me clarity with regard to the scope of Interior design as a career?
The scope of employment for Interior Design is extensive, everywhere including Kerala. They can be employed by Architects or architectural firms, builders, public work department, hotels, resort chains, hospitals, town planning bureaus, private consultancies, studios, theaters, exhibition organizers etc. There is also the option of freelancing as an independent interior designer. Most of the designers are self-employed as they prefer to work for themselves.
I have completed 10+2. What are the courses that I can do in Interior Design?
Cindrebay is offering Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design (BSc- ID) and Diploma in Interior design & Space Management. The duration of BSc - ID is 3 years and Diploma is 18 months. The eligibility for the both courses is a pass in 10+2 exam or any equivalent qualification.
What is the duration of the BSc - ID course?
Duration of the Bachelor of Interior Design (BSc - ID) course is 3 Years or 6 Semesters.
Is there any age limit for taking admissions to this course?
There is no age limit for admissions to this course. However the university’s existing rules for admission to degree courses as to age limit etc. will apply. For any further information please check Calicut University website.
What would be the eligibility criteria for joining BSc - ID?
The eligibility criteria to join BSc - ID at Cindrebay is a pass in 10+2 or its equivalent with a minimum 50% aggregate mark. The admission will be based on your score in the Cindrebay Interior Design Aptitude Test (CINDAT) which will have a written and studio test to assess your aptitude and interest in interior design. Your level of knowledge in English will aslo be assessed as the medium of study is English only. The students who have done good in aptitude test will be invited for a personal Interview thereafter.
Is it necessary to have 10+2 studies in science stream for doing Interior Design Course?
Not at all. The Candidate from any stream of 10+2/higher secondary education can do the BSc - ID (Bachelor of Interior Design) Course.
When does the Admission Procedure usually start?
Every year in the month of May/June.
When is the Entrance Test (Cindrebay Interior Design Aptitude Test) for admission?
Design Aptitude Test will be conducted in the month of May/June each year.
Is there any online registration for Design Aptitude Test conducted by Cindrebay?
Yes. The registration for Aptitude test could be done online also. We will be sending a link to do online registration to those students who we shortlist for the test. To get an invite for the CINDAT the student has to make a formal enquiry either by visiting our campus in Calicut ( Kerala) or by enquiring using the enquiry form available at the website - contact us page. Once we confirm that the student is eligible to apply for the course, we will mail him/her a link for test registration. Also the candidate can visit us and fill up the physical form at the campus and get the date for the test.
Can you tell me the admission procedure in detail?
The admission process starts with the you undergoing a design aptitude test to assess your aptitude in design in general and Interior design in particular. Your level of knowledge in English language is also assessed. Registration fee for the test is Rs 1000/- which would be collected in cash from the candidate at the time of registering for the test. Once the candidate qualifies the test, she/he would be called for a personal interview. The final admission list would be put up on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the aptitude test and the interview. From the list we admit maximum 30 students for the BSc - ID batch in a year.Registration for the Cindrebay Design Aptitude Test starts from April of every year.
What is the aptitude test based on? Is it difficult to qualify?
Cindrebay Design Aptitude test is based on basic drawing skills. With a bit of effort it could be qualified. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability of the aspirant. The candidate's knowledge of English will also be assessed.
Do you have any exam center anywhere else apart from Calicut?
No, presently we have only one exam center and that is at Calicut (Kerala) only.
Is BSc - ID degree recognized by UGC?
Yes, the degree, BSc -Interior Design by Bharathiar University is recognized by UGC
Do you provide any student exchange programme for BID course?
Yes we provide student exchange program for all our program including BSc - ID. The institutions with which Cindrebay has arrangements for students exchange programs are all outside Kerala
When will the examination be conducted?
The BSc - ID course is designed in semester system and there will be examinations at the end of each semester. Semester exams are usually conducted in the month of June and December every year.
Does the Institute have any collaboration with any bank which offers educational loan?
No. the Institute does not have any collaboration with any banks. However the student can directly approach any nearby bank and if the concerned bank agrees for a loan, the institute would provide all the necessary support for the candidate.
Does the Institute provides hostel facility? And will you also provide food?
We do not have our own hostel facility. But we can make arrangements for the hostel admission of the candidates in the nearby hostels. All these hostel provide food also. There are also options for paying guest accommodation. Most of our students coming from far way places are staying in private hostels and PG accommodations. Our students are normally getting priority for admission in hostels.
Can we do this BSc - ID course as a part time course?
No, BSc - ID course at Cindrebay is a regular program. There will be classes 5 days a week. Hence it is not possible to do the course on a part-time basis.
Can you provide me information on the softwares used for Interior design course?
We provide thorough training in the following softwares for our interior design courses at Cindrebay. (a) AutoCAD, (b) 3D Studio Max Design (c) Adobe Photoshop, (d) Revit Architecture, (e) Google Sketch UP and (f) V-Ray
Is there opportunities to be a lecturer in this field once the course is finished?
Yes. You could work as an Interior design faculty once you successfully complete this course.
Can you give me an idea about the current faculty in the Institution?
We have highly talented and experienced permanent faculty members. Our Director Academics for Interior Design, Architect Anuradha Menon, is a graduate of prestigious Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and is having more than 20 years’ experience in the field of architecture and interior design and also in training students. Our other faculty are all well experienced. We have a host of practicing designers or architects as visiting lecturers. Some of the guest faculty are well known designers in India. For more information please visit the Teaching Faculty details page on this website.
Why should I join Cindrebay for my BSc - ID (Bachelor of Interior Design) degree course?
You can join us for various reasons. Well trained and experienced permanent faculty, Well designed curriculum, Cutting edge courseware, Research oriented guidance, Soft skills development, Study tours, Seminars, Site visits, Internships, Workshops, and Lectures by eminent designers and guest/visiting faculty
Is there any specific dress code?
Yes for the BSc - ID programme the students have to follow a specific dress code as prescribed by the institution.
Can you tell me, if there is a separate certificate for the software programme? Or will it be a consolidated certificate by the university?
Yes, our institution is the Autodesk Authorized Training and Certification Centre and we do provide a separate certificate for the software courses once the students clear the Autodesk Online examination. This is apart from the university certificate. The studetns will have to appear for the test conducted by Autodesk to be eligible for the certiciation.
I cannot draw. Will I still be able to do this BSc - Interior Desgin course successfully?
Yes the course can be successfully completed. As the flair for drawing is sufficient to learn the architectural drawing. Moreover the architectural drawings are all technical and with specific measurements. It is usually done with suitable instruments.
I would like to know whether you provide any scholarships.
Yes we provide scholarships. The student who clears the aptitude with 90% or above score is entitled for scholarship of 50% of the course fee. He/she should have scored 80% or above marks in the qualifying examination (10+2 examination). Also he/she should clear the test of English Language and Communication with a score of 80% or more. Separate application form is available for applying for scholarships.
I am not in a position to pay the complete course fees at the time of admission. Do I have an option of paying it in installments?
Yes we do have provide the option to pay the course fee in installments.
If I pay the full amount of the fee at the time of admission itself, is there a possibility of getting any discount?
Usually there is no such policies for any discount, but, looking into the individual case and after consulting with the management, it could be done appropriately in the case of economically weak candidates.
I heard that there is compulsory internship in BSc - Interior Design programme. Do you provide that?
Yes, as part of the syllabus and course plan there is compulsory internships with any interior design firm. This is during the final semester of the BSc - ID course. The duration is for 2 months.
I tried to register online for The BSc - Interior Design course at Cindrebay website. But I couldn't find any details in that regard?
There is no provision to do the online registration for the aptitude test on our website. A student aspiring to do BSc - ID at Cindrebay may walk in to our campus and obtain the prospectus for BSc - ID. How ever students who stay at far away places may submit an enquiry at the website by filling up the enquiry form given at the 'contact us' page. We will contact each such candidate and if necessary send them the link to do the online registration for CINDAT.
Do you offer placements after BSc - Interior Design course?
Design is primary learned by doing and practicing. Cindrebay believes in imparting skills and thinking abilities to its students and helps in building an impressive portfolio. Students are provided with assistance for placement however.
Can the BSc - Interior Design) course be done in Distance mode?
In spite of the fact that this course is provided by the School of Distance Education, We are offering this course in regular mode alone.
Will there be any mention of Distance mode In the Original Certificate?
No. It will not be mentioned in the certificate even though the program comes under School of Distance education. The course is provided at Cindrebay in full time mode with ample Theory, Studio, Practical and Lab sessions. Cindrebay BSc curriculam is designed to run in regualr mode.
I would like to know whether any minimum percentage of attendance is compulsory for BSc Interior Design course.
Yes 75% attendance is compulsory for the candidate to appear for the University examination at the end of each semester.