Monday, June 15, 2009

India Introduces Design in Curriculum

The Industrial Design Centre (IDC) of India, at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) held a national meeting on introducing ‘Design and Innovation’ in the school curriculum February 2009 in Bombay.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and formulate guidelines for introducing ‘Design and Innovation’ as a subject in school curriculum in India and to prepare the groundwork for a white paper on this subject. (click on the heading above to see the white paper.)

Participants were faculty members in charge of the academic programs from design related schools in India, decision makers in different school directorates and others working in the field of Children’s learning environment. They developed a set of recommendations to the Ministry of Human Resources and Development and to the various directorates of school education.

This meeting was preparation for a conference on ‘Designing for Children’ scheduled to be held at Mumbai, India in February 2010 and being hosted by the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai.