B.AAC. stands for Bachelor of Applied Arts & Crafts.

B.AAC. Program is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design is one of the constituent institute of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, India offering Bachelor of Applied Arts & Crafts with one specializations to develop career in design at technician, manager and entrepreneurial level across India.

Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth is a heritage by itself in the field of education. From an institute, we have transformed in to a Deemed-to-be-University. With over 11 constituent institutes into health sciences, management and highly technical UG and PG level, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth is growing tall in building careers.

Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth has been amongst the top 50 universities across India. Below mentioned are few awards and ranks we have scored in the year 2021 – 22

NAAC | Accredited as A++ with CGPA 3.64 on Four point scale, 2022

NIRF | 41st in the university category across India, 2022

ISO | 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certified university, 2021

AICTE | University is approved by AICTE

Times Mirror Education Excellence Survey | Best Emerging Institute of Design in Pune, 2022

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design offers only a Degree Program.

Yes! This degree is recognized and is valid to apply for admission for higher education in any State, State Private, Private, Deemed, Deemed-to-be-universities in India or abroad.

It is 4 years full-time program.

The total intake is 90 seats for B.AAC.

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design offers specializations in

If you believe in creating a new world, then a career in design is meant for you. Throughout your life, you may have to be naturally curious, inquisitive, exploring new possibilities, artistic, imaginative, and implement ideas. You may also have to embrace the world of change to be in the field of design. Not always, you may have to think out of the box but “WHAT BEST YOU CAN DO WITH THE BOX”.

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design offers 4 years full time program with 2 semesters every year. To earn a degree in B.AAC. one has to successfully complete 8 semesters.

Aspirant must have appeared or completed HSC (10+2) in any discipline from a recognized institute, board or university with minimum of 45% for open category and minimum of 40% for other categories.

We invite aspirants from all categories, however, all the admissions are granted only on the performance basis according to the selection criteria’s.

You must visit our website i.e. dypatilschoolofdesign.com or click on the link https://sod.dpuerp.in/LoginAdmission.aspx to land on the registration page and follow the steps below:

Applications can be submitted online only. The application fee is Rs. 1,000/- only. The application fee can be paid through UPI, Google pay, Phone pay, and Credit/Debit cards also.

Applicant must comply with the eligibility criteria listed by the AICTE and Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth guidelines to take admission at Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design.

SOD-DAT is an abbreviation for School of Design – Design Aptitude Test conducted by Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design, Pune, India.

SOD-DAT is conducted online and it is proctor based aptitude test.

SOD-DAT comprises of questions based on Visual Sense, Observation & Perception, Environmental Awareness, Mental Ability, Communication skills and Design problem solving. SOD-DAT is for 100 marks

SOD-DAT is scheduled for 3 hours.

Institute offers fair chance to appear for online mock test on the university portal to maximize your performance in the SOD-DAT.

SOD-DAT mock test is scheduled from 1st April, 2023 to 4th April, 2023. The information of mock test will be sent to your registered email address only along with the mock test link, user id and password. You must be alert and stay connected with your counsellor proactively.

SOD-DAT is scheduled on 9th April, 2023 at 10 AM to 1 PM

Studio Test (ST) comprise of 3 areas. Doodling, 3D modelling and observation test.

Portfolio submission are the assignments that an aspirant has already made in recent past (which are not older than 30 days). OR portfolio submission may also call for a sketch or an artwork to be created and designed by you. This describes your ability to think creative, visual sense, observe, perceive and design.

Personal Interview (PI) concentrates more on the past academics, why design field, future aspirations along with family back ground, co-curricular activities, extra-curricular activities, awards, achievements, experience, to generate important information about aspirant like, stay, relatives/guardian, medical history etc.

The program fee per year for B.AAC. is Rs. 3,00,000/- only. In addition to it, student has to pay the eligibility, examination fee as stated by the Vidyapeeth.

Student must submit the fee as mentioned below

Sr. No.

Fee instalment




Provisional Admission

Rs. 1,00,000

On provisional confirmation


1st year fee

Rs. 2,00,000

On or before semester I


Eligibility and examination fee

Rs. 45,000

On or before semester I


2nd year fee

Rs. 3,00,000

On or before semester III


3rd year fee

Rs. 3,00,000

On or before semester V


4th year fee

Rs. 3,00,000

On or before semester VII

Vidyapeeth and Institute offers all the assistance for education loan in form of documents necessary only after the student has confirmed the provisional admission by paying Rs. 1,00,000/-.

Vidyapeeth does not offer any scholarship but assists you in scholarship offered by the Government of India for education through National Scholarship Portal to its admitted students only. Institute / Vidyapeeth holds no responsibility for any claim or guarantee for scholarship disbursement.

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design has a hostel facility on campus. We have a separate hostel facility for boys and girls with rectors and 24X7 security on campus patrolling.

The begins at 09 00 AM and ends at 05 00 PM. Students may have home assignments and workshops, seminars, celebrity speakers for which students will be informed well in advance.

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design has 1 teacher to monitor progress of 12 students as a pre-requisite by AICTE.

Bachelor of Applied Arts & Crafts is a program that develops students at three stage where we build strong fundamentals through foundation in the first year. Second year, the focus is more on skills and techniques for any student who wants to be a technician or an artist. Third year delivers more the social and behavioral development to be a manager whereas fourth year concentrates on being a project manager or an entrepreneur for life. In a nut-shell; B.AAC. at Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design is more practical and case based than theory.

Program highlights include

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design offers internships twice during the program tenure.

Institute believes in the overall development of any student through, knowledge, guidance and continuous practice during the program tenure. To assist in effective placements, the institute offers training on personal grooming, personal development, and relevant skills i.e. technical, personal, social and behavioral skills.

Companies from design sector are profound to visit Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design as we have strong network in most of the sectors not only in Pune or Maharashtra but across India. Companies like Crystal Interiors, Godrej Interio, Heaven Solutions, G2Design Interior, Charisma, Neo Designs, Kolte Patil Developers, Crenovation Architects and Designs, Hometown, Saisystems are some of the many that have shown keen interest to interact and pick the best talent.

Institute holds no responsibility on the highest, lowest or average pay scales that companies may have to offer. Renowned institutes are known to churn out the best product up on completion of the program. How you perform during the placement drive will decide your value in the market. However, we invite companies with good credibility, sound track record and stability in the market offering growth and remuneration to its potential employees.

Since B.AAC. at Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Design has four specializations, the job roles could essentially be different

Graphics Design may offer – Print Media, Software Designer, Web Designer, UI Designer

Animation / VFX Design may offer – 3-D Modellers, Animator Designer, Web Designer,

Yes! This degree is recognized and is valid to apply for a job abroad or in foreign countries. Jobs are earned and not secured based on knowledge an individual may possess and not on the basis of a degree

Amenities on campus include


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