Terms & Conditions
Srishti Selection Protocols 2018
(For Indian Nationals, NRIs PIO/OCI, Nepal and Bhutan)
Admission to courses offered by Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology (Srishti/Institute) is in accordance with rules, procedures and guidelines set down under the Srishti Selection Protocols 2018.
The Selection Process
Admission to any course at a given level into Srishti comprises the following:
- Submission of a completed Application Form for a chosen course/s and level of study.
- Successful completion of the Srishti Entrance and Aptitude Test (SEAT) for the Undergraduate (SEAT) and Postgraduate (eSEAT) levels of study.
- Declaration and proof of Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ).
The Selection Protocols
The Selection to a course of study at Srishti is subject to the following protocols:
1. Protocol : Nationality
2. Protocol: Application
- (1) Admission to all courses at all levels in Srishti is open to all nationals (Indian/ International).
- (2) Indian nationals residing overseas are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of Srishti pertaining to the admission of NRI students.
3. Protocol: Eligibility Criteria and Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ)
- An Admissions Timeline with dates, deadlines and deliverables is shown on the Admission page of the website. Information on this is updated regularly and so all applicants must constantly refer to the website for any change of venue, time, deadline or deliverables.
- Application forms for the academic year, 2018-2019, will be uploaded on the Srishti Admissions webpage in March 2018. These forms have both online and offline (PDF, downloadable) versions.
- All forms, whether submitted through the online application process or by physical downloads must be mailed as a completed hard copy to the address given on the form and on the website.
- An applicant may apply for more than one course or program of study at a given level and in a given academic year.
- All application forms must be accompanied by the required documents and a demand draft covering the application fee. All documents and fees will be verified by the Srishti Office.
- Forms received by the Srishti Office without ALL relevant documents will be deemed incomplete and hence the applicant will not be issued a hall ticket. Application fees in these cases will not be refunded.
- The last date for the receipt of the relevant application forms for the academic year will be published on the website. Any changes or extensions of the last date will be notified on the website and all applicants are advised to regularly check the admissions page and noticeboard for updates. Srishti will not be held responsible and/or liable if the applicant has failed to update herself / himself regarding the changes notified on the Srishti website.
4. Protocol: Age of Candidate
- Applicants seeking admission into Srishti must conform to the elibility criteria of minimum educational qualifications as published for each course and each level by Srishti on its website for the academic year in which admission is sought.
- Srishti reserves the right to update and change the eligibility criteria for each course and level, and each applicant must take personal responsibility to check for compliance prior to submitting the application form.
- The responsibility for correct and accurate information with the inclusion of the necessary documents of proof lies solely with the applicant. Srishti has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of an applicant in accordance with the rules and regulations in force, if it is found that any information provided by the applicant is not true and/or is misleading.
Srishti encourages applications from students between the ages of 18 and 35 for its undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Undergraduate Programs: In the case of mature applicants applying to an undergraduate program, we would request them to consider that the average age of the class is between 18 and 25. The applicant must feel comfortable sitting beside and working alongside peers who are of this age group. It is our advice that applicants above 30 years of age consider this before sending in an application.
Postgraduate Programs: In the case of mature applicants applying to a postgraduate program, we would request them to consider that the average age of the class is between 25 and 35. The applicant must feel comfortable sitting beside and working alongside peers who are of this age group. It is our advice that applicants above 35 years of age consider this before sending in an application.
5. Protocol: Rounds and Clusters
A “Round” represents a specific timeframe comprising a set of published dates and times, within which applicants may apply.
An applicant may apply in one round only in one academic year. Applications made by the applicant for subsequent rounds in the same course of study or to another course of study in a subsequent round will be disqualified.
- Round 1 for SEAT 2018 is from March to May/June
- Round 2, will open in June, for courses that still have admissions open. This Round is restricted in availability by courses and also by number of seats open for the courses listed.
A “Cluster” is a set of specialised courses that have been grouped together for purposes of administering the Srishti SEAT 2018. All applicants within a cluster will undergo the same entrance tests and procedures.
Undergraduate Clusters (for Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Vocation)
- Art Practices
- Communication Design
- Design & Business
- Digital Design & Innovation
- Moving Image
Postgraduate Clusters (for Master of Arts)
- Art Practices
- Design Practices
- New Humanities and Design
Postgraduate Clusters (for Master of Fine Arts, Master of Design, Master of Planning)
6. Protocol: SEAT 2018
- Art Practices
- Communication Design
- Design & Business
- Digital Design & Innovation
(1) Applicants seeking admission to the Undergraduate or Postgraduate levels should appear for the SEAT 2018
(2) The list of centres, dates of the tests and the levels of each test will be published under the Admissions Timeline on the Srishti website. Applicants are advised to check the website regularly for updates as well as changes in dates or times.
(3) Each round in the SEAT 2018 will have different question papers, but with the same number of questions, same total marks and with identical difficulty levels, which will be moderated for consistency and parity.
(4) Each round of SEAT 2018 will be conducted online for applicants residing outside the country, if possible.
(5) SEAT 2018 is run each year at two levels. They are the Undergraduate and the Postgraduate Levels.
Undergraduate SEAT 2018
- Each round of SEAT 2018 will be conducted at different centres across the country. It is mandatory for undergraduate applicants within India to select one centre of their choice.
- Once the application is submitted, request for change of centre will NOT be possible. If the number of registered applicants at a listed city falls below a minimum number, the centre may be dropped from the final list of SEAT 2018 centres, and those candidates will be informed and allotted a different centre. This revised information will also be displayed on the website.
Postgraduate SEAT 2018
- Each round of SEAT 2018 will be conducted online, through an online facility chosen by Srishti.
(6) Appearing in SEAT 2018 or being named on a published waiting list neither guarantees nor entitles an applicant to automatic admission.
(7) The SEAT 2018 score is valid only for admission in the academic year 2018-2019.
(8) In all matters concerning the results of SEAT 2018 the decision of Srishti as communicated by the Chairperson of the Srishti Selection Committee will be final and binding on all the applicants.
(9) Although SEAT 2018 is held at different centres across the country, Srishti, Bangalore, is the organizing institute and has the overall responsibility of conducting SEAT 2018. In case of any claims or disputes arising in respect of SEAT 2018, it is hereby made absolutely clear that Srishti, Bangalore shall have the sole and exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such disputes and claims.
7. Protocol: SEAT 2018 – Testing Procedures and Processes
Srishti has a uniquely defined learning approach and pedagogy and it is of critical importance that applicants who aspire to study in Srishti have the necessary capabilities, aptitude and attitude to undertake study in an interdisciplinary program of study that demands both agency and the ability to self-manage their own learning.
All applicants to Srishti are advised to read both the About and the Student Experience Page on the website and check for personal alignment of the applicant’s need with the content published. This will lead to a self-selection process that aligns with our mission, intent, promise and purpose and with our declared student experience.
The SEAT 2018 is a new and revised set of procedures and processes that will evaluate an applicant’s readiness, capability and aptitude. These processes differ for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate applicants and the process for both is outlined below:-
Undergraduate SEAT 2018
This process comprises of a combination of testing and counselling as per the protocols for 2018 listed below:-
(1) All tests and counselling will happen at centres listed on the application form and chosen by the applicants. Srishti reserves the right to move applicants to a different venue or center, other than their choice.
(2) All admissions are done on the basis of a point system and grading, and the decision of the Srishti Selection Committee is final and binding.
(3) The Srishti Selection Committee reserves the right to offer a place in another course (other than the one chosen by the student) within the cluster, that reflects the aptitude and ability of the student as evidenced in their performance in the tests
(4) The Undergraduate Tests or SEAT 2018_UG will comprise of the following
- Test 1
- General Test of Ability in the fields listed.
- Applicants who have taken the UCEED examination are exempt from this test if their All India Rank is 1000 or below
- Applicants who have taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test ( SAT) and whose composite score is 1100 or above are also exempt from this test.
- Test 2
- All applicants will undertake a studio based activity test. This test will be based on a given theme or context which will be sent to the applicant after verification of eligibility and other required documents.
- Applicants are advised to mail hard copies of completed forms with all necessary annexures/attachments at the earliest giving them time for test preparation.
- Applicants who have taken the UCEED examination are exempt from this test also if their All India Rank is 600 or below.
- Test 3
- A team-based activity and a group/individual counselling session will follow Test 2. The counselling session is conversational in style.
(5) Announcement of any compulsory or mandatory submissions for Tests 2 and 3, together with a theme or context for Test 2 will be provided along with the hall tickets.
Postgraduate SEAT 2018
(6) Admissions to all Postgraduate Programs at Srishti, including the Postgraduate Diploma,(PGDP) the Postgraduate Masters (MA) and Postgraduate Professional (M.Des and MFA) will done on a rolling basis from April to June
(7) All admissions are done on the basis of a point system and grading, and the decision of the Admissions Committee is final and binding.
(8) The Srishti Selection Committee reserves the right to offer a place in another course (other than the one chosen by the student) within the cluster, that reflects the aptitude and ability of the student as evidenced in their performance in the tests
(9) The SEAT 2018_PG will comprise of an examination and evaluation of the following:
- Step 1: Hand written Statement of Purpose (with the application).
- Step 2: A Portfolio of Work which consists of original works by the applicant and may include works of art, essays, stories or papers written, films or moving image work and/or other pieces that demonstrate the applicant’s aptitude for the course chosen. This may be submitted in one or more of the following formats
- Personal Blog ( Wordpress, Medium or other similar platforms) with a link that is made accessible to Srishti.
- Portfolio website ( BEHANCE, ArtStation,Dribbble or other) with a link that is made accessible to Srishti.
- Video/Film (Youtube or Vimeo or other) with a link that is made accessible to Srishti.
- Pen Drive ( labelled appropriately both digitally as part of the content of the pen drive and externally, labelled on the pen drive and attached to the hard copy of the application form.
- Google Drive or Dropbox with a link that is made accessible to Srishti.
- Step3: Personal Interview and Counselling via an online digital platform selected by Srishti. It is possible, not necessarily for all postgraduate courses, that a theme or a context for the interview will be provided. This will allow for a conversational and interactive session.
All applicants must ensure that the portfolio of work submitted is original and authored by them and therefore do not create a condition for disqualification.
Announcement of any specific or additional needs in the portfolio and any compulsory or mandatory submissions, together with a theme or context for interview will be provided on receipt of the application and will vary with course specialisation; but will be uniform within each cluster.
8. Protocol : Disqualification from the Admission Tests
Applicants who have been disqualified for any of the reasons listed below or who do not get an admission in Srishti will not be able to claim a refund of their application fees.
- Not showing up on time or on the date given for any of the tests or interviews – face to face or online, constitutes a cancellation of the admissions process.
- Not having the hall ticket issued by Srishti and not having a valid ID (issued and recognised by a government authority – such as a driving license, passport, PAN or Aadhar card)
- Cheating – which includes plagiarism in any work submitted in the portfolio, will constitute reason for the cancellation of the admission process for the given round.
Such applicants may not apply to sit for a subsequent round in the same year.
9. Protocol: Admission Results and Registration
10. Protocol: Special Needs
- The results of the Srishti Selection Process will be announced in a phased manner via the Srishti Online Admissions Portal. The phases will be in the form of a first list and a waiting list of applicants.
- Each list will have a published last date for registration and acceptance of admissions at Srishti.
- Payment of the full fees with registration, refundable deposit and all other fees and deposits as published in the fee schedule will constitute acceptance of the place.
- After the last date for registration in each round the vacant seat/s will be allocated to the next waitlisted applicant/s.
Srishti has an affirmative and inclusive philosophy with regard to diversity and the differently-abled, among its student community.
All applicants with declared special needs with supporting documents will be
- Provided with assistance during the SEAT as far as possible, within the limits of the existing infrastructure at the place or venue where the SEAT 2018_UG is conducted.
- Given admission only if they make the merit criteria set by the Admissions Committee of the SEAT 2018.
While Srishti’s policy on inclusion and diversity allows applicants with varied needs to join the institute, the admission letter to the applicant will state clearly the help and assistance that Srishti can provide. It will not be possible to cater to the specific needs of all applicants and admission will be based on the infrastructure (both soft and hard) currently available within Srishti, that will enable the applicant to function and work alongside others as equals.
Srishti does not have an active student loan or scholarship scheme. All applicants with financial assistance needs will be directed to banks that provide educational loans.
With regard to the interpretation of the provisions on any matter not covered in this document, the decision of the Srishti Selection Committee 2018 shall be final and binding on all parties concerned.