Research Driven Interior Design

Admission is through Aptitude Test. Interested candidates can apply by submitting the application form along with the registration fees to SMEF's Brick School of Interior Design.

Intake /Total number of seats - 40

School Timings - Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 3.00 pm with one long break and one short break, Saturdays reserved for guest lectures & site visits
Daily 8 periods of 45 minutes each.


Candidates with less than 50% marks in aggregate shall not be admitted to the RDID course unless he/she has passed an examination at the end of the new 10+2 scheme of Senior School Certificate Examination or equivalent at the 10+2 level.


Pursued an Industry Diploma 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/State Governments with 50% aggregate marks.


Earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma after 10 years of schooling, with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

English should be the compulsory subject of the examination.

RDID Aptitude Test:

SMEF's Brick School of Interior Design will be conducting Aptitude Test for the 1st Year RDID Batch 2017 on 7th August 2017.

  • Merit List of the candidates who have cleared the aptitude test and the personal interview will be updated soon.
  • Interested candidates need to appear for the Brick Aptitude Test or submit a valid NATA score in order to be considered for admission into RDID.
  • The selected candidates will be interviewed personally on campus.

Click to access Application Form

Fees for Aptitude test

The fees of Rs 500.00 for the Aptitude test are to be transferred to the Account 1 (details below); or through Paytm (to number - 95450 37000); or any other mode of payment.

Exam Details

It is conducted to evaluate the design aptitude of the student. The exam is to judge the creative abilities of the students. Sketching skills are most important and every student must exhibit his/her inclination towards the same. The exam consists of 3 STAGES, each section gauging certain skills and abilities of the student.

  • Students will have to carry their own stationery.
  • Students must complete the exam in the stipulated time and the interview will be conducted on campus itself.
  • The students coming for the test are advised to bring their portfolios,sketches, art work, physical models,photography work etc.
7th August 2017 as the last date for entrance aptitude test.

Exam Stages

Stage 1
Online/offline - MCQs on overall aptitude testing.
25 questions - 50 marks.

Stage 2
DRAWING - 3 Hands on assignments on campus. 50 marks each (Total = 150 Marks)
Exam Duration - 120 minutes
Exam Time - 10:00 - 12:00 Hrs

Stage 3
Personal Interview.

Fee Details AY 2017-18

Tuition Fees - Rs. 80,000/-
Caution money deposit -Rs.5,000/- (Refundable after completion of course)
IIID* yearly Student membership Fees- Rs.500**
IIID* collaboration Charges (only for First year students) –Rs 1000**
IIID*-institute of Indian Interior designers.
**- amount may vary with applicable service tax component.
Total - Rs. 86,500/- for 1st Year
Total - Rs. 85,500.00/- for 2nd, 3rd, 4th Year

Students Council Fund - Rs. 3,200/- to be paid separately.

The Students Council Fund is utilized for conducting different Students' Activities. The Students Council (A committee of students), on approval of the Institute, decides the utilization of this fund.

Fee Payment Details

Fees can be paid in cash/DD/online transfer. DD should be drawn in favour of SMEF's Brick School of Interior Design payable at Pune.

1) Name - SMEF's Brick School of Interior Design

A/c No. - 010611011376
Bank Name - Dena Bank, Deccan Gymkhana Branch
IFSC Code - BKDN0510106
Amount - Rs. 86,500.00 - for 1st Year
Amount - Rs. 85,500.00 - for 2nd, 3rd, 4th Year

2) Name - SMEF's Brick School - Student's Council Fund

A/c No. - 010611011432
Bank Name - Dena Bank, Deccan Gymkhana Branch
IFSC Code - BKDN0510106
Amount - Rs. 3,200.00

Admission is confirmed only after payment of fees.

Research Driven Interior Design (RDID)

Course Details:

HOD - Yatin Moghe -
Course Coordinator - Shweta Kalamkar -
Degree/Diploma details - Full time Three years Undergraduate Autonomous Diploma with optional Fourth year advance Diploma
Affiliation details - Autonomous
Accreditation - RDID program is a IIID recommended programme and has been accredited with 4 star rating for 3 years
Year of establishment - 2013
Course Structure - Semester Pattern

IIID Recommended Program

Let’s Transform Living Spaces

The Research Driven Interior Design Course (RDID) at Brick School of Interior Design is a 4 years full-time autonomous diploma course with an intake of 40 students per year. The course combines the techniques, trends and concepts of interior design through an intuitive and sensorial approach towards a project.
The aim of the course is to train future designers who possess the ability to apply skills while interpreting and developing different projects like residential, commercial, retail, public spaces and exhibition design.
Students gain the technical knowledge to resolve construction space aspects and learn methodologies to develop a conceptual presentation through a correct representation of space.
The course approach is creative, intuitive, artistic, and technical and shared through various workshops and creative projects.
Students will grasp the technique to tell the story of a space depicting the mood, ambiance, technical plans and illustrative interpretations. The course also encourages its students to explore independently through research application and creation.

At Bricks Institute, our emphasis would be to strengthen research within Interior Design field, in order to raise Recognition for Interior Design as a separate field of Knowledge and to widen the areas where Interior Designer can play an important role in improvement of the Human environment through Design.
Though within a undergrad diploma Program level, all the areas of specific Competences, knowledge and skills cannot be studied at the same depth as the time consuming development of sensibilities must take place, some degree of specialization is an inevitable need of the hour and our emphasis in this RDID program is to aim at making individual teaching labs and RESEARCH activities interdependent and interwoven.
Further to avoid the risk of fragmentation of the Interior Design Program into areas of knowledge and the subdivision into separate courses, subjects or topics and to promote an holistic and integrated multidisciplinary approach ,we at Brick School of Interior Design have clubbed the subject into four broad streams that we call as laboratories. Every year, each lab/studio would be amalgamation of various modules; the mix, proportion and emphasis of the modules would vary as per the stage of progress and understanding. Each module would also have its internal component of information/ knowledge sharing which would trigger thinking, technical rules and skill. Eventually these modules would urge students to explore on their own thought, its application and/ or creation.
  • Interior Design Lab - (IDL)
  • Interior Design Tools and Communication Lab - (ID-TCL)
  • Interior Design Construction and Technology Lab - (ID-CTL)
  • Interior Design Humanities, Management and Research Lab - (ID-HMRL)


With the economic growth the demands for housing and commercial space have increased manifold. This has given steep rise to demand for Competent Professionals and skilled Technical Associates in Building and Interiors Industry .Increased awareness about quality of Interior spaces in all spheres of activity(*referred to as “Industry”) has enhanced the demand for Interior Design Professionals who can work at a cutting edge level in a professional and holistic manner.
Educational Institutes -Industry collaborations have a long tradition and have brought forward excellent results for both sides as well as for society at large.
Brick School of Interior Design has understood the significance of this collaboration and has entered into agreement with the leading representatives of the Interior Design Industry to facilitate support and for the mutual benefit including one or more of the general cooperation areas like Joint industry and research activities, update and enrich syllabus to the industry needs, facilitate hands on experience for developing specialized skills, extend invitations for attending scholarly and technical meetings as well as national and international conferences, conventions and summits and Create awareness; expose students to processes, changing trends, use of standardized components in customized interiors and cutting edge tools and technologies.
This Industry partnership we believe will improve the quality of life of the citizens in the contemporary and future societies by sharing knowledge, experience, technological advancement and holistic understanding of our students.


Intermediate Internships during summer vacations promises to be one of the unique initiatives of the Brick School of Interior Design, as theory and practice through “learning by doing” is bound to develop and equip the students both intellectually and professionally.
To maintain balance between theoretical and practical aspects of Interior Design and to gain self-confidence, accept responsibility and learn from their mistakes our students of First, Second year and Third would be exposed to a one month SWE(Summer Work Experience) in the vacations between the Academic years. This, they would get, we believe only if they are exposed to the education beyond the four walls of their classroom and If they are introduced to the working of Design Industry in the initial stage of their learning.
This practical experience and understanding is supervised and evaluated by a qualified mentor/faculty and documented, reflecting the experience and understanding in Organizations and Managements, The initiative on their part and the valuable experience they gain in this period will fetch them credit points during their RDID program.
The feedback, suggestions and valuable inputs from the employing Professionals after the training, in turn will constantly help us in improvement of our curriculum and enhance the skills of our students as per the Industry expectations in future.


To inculcate the research attitude among the students from undergraduate level and to provide opportunities to create, develop, and communicate a project about Architecture /Interior Design and the designed environment that will contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth, Satish Misal Education Foundation has offers two Grants for students of Architecture and Interior Design on the Brick Campus.
1)RESEARCH GRANT The Grant supports innovative investigations in the following streams of architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape Architecture; urban planning; urban studies; Interior Architecture visual arts; and related Fields of inquiry. The Research topic can also extend to subjects like fine arts & humanities, which ultimately contribute to the understanding of architecture.
2) TRAVEL GRANT Objective is to encourage to study travel across the country experiencing and documenting architecture, people, cultures, spaces while observing, reading, writing, or sketching to contribute to the profession and the society at large by building a documentation Database intext and images, including photographs, video, drawings, or other media.
Both these grants are worth Rs 15,000.00 each (intended as supplemental funding only) are given to cover expenses incurred by the student during and for the duration of this research /travel Documentation and support innovative investigations in approved streams of architecture and Interior Design. Projects having clearly defined goals, work plans, and budgets are selected from the proposals submitted by students by a panel of jury and are supposed to be completed within one year from the date of declaration of the grant recipient Students. Final Research report is judged by the jury on basis of a 10 point rating system.


Clubs run by students Council on campus are open for all students on primarily to facilitate interaction between Interior Design and Architecture students and to enhance their hobbies, keep alive link between hobby and academics, act as stress reliever, restore their creativity, rejuvenate and increase sensitivity.
The various activities that this clubs harness motivate the student’s gives them break from submissions and help them to tap hidden talents.
These clubs are conducted by senior passionate students assisted by juniors and mentored by field experts whenever required.

Duration and frequency: 2 hours twice a week.

  6. SPORTS - Cricket, Football, Volleyball, carom, Table-tennis, basket ball