This comprehensive report navigates the trajectory of design in India, tracing its evolution from fundamental human instincts through historical epochs to the current digital age. Commencing with the genesis of design and the establishment of institutions such as the National Institute of Design (NID), the narrative extends to the transformative influence of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
NEP 2020 takes center stage, shaping design education by aligning principles with global standards. Insights from European, American, Australian, Korean, Danish, and Singaporean design policies provide a global perspective, guiding India’s strategy to bridge the design-industry gap and become a prominent design hub. The report emphasizes design’s pivotal role in India’s industry, proposing a revised National Design Policy to foster collaboration, intellectual property development, and a human-centric approach to nation-building.