World University of Design endeavors to provides its students the best of opportunities not only in creative design education, but also in providing them exposure and placing them with companies for internships, graduation projects and jobs. The placements at WUD showed some definitive trends –
School of Communication students were in good demand with most students considering more than one offer. The top companies included Lopez Design, Design Dimensions, FCB Ulka, Wishbox Studio, MARS Cosmetics, 56-north.com, Techma IT Pvt. Ltd., and 23:23 Designs besides CRI Events Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, The Funnel Hill Creamery, Potli, Ingeniuos Advertising Pvt Ltd, Blitz Jobs, Mak Biotek, 56N Software Pvt Ltd, Golden International, Subinfra Project Management Pvt Ltd, Fit Zigaroo.
School of Design graduates transformed into design leaders are holding positions as designers, grassroots innovators and have as well become entrepreneurs. To name a few, they are associated with Spinoff Technopark designing lighting fixtures and lifestyle products, working with Desmania for developing future smart products for homes and commercial spaces, designing craft related innovation with artisans at The Handicraft Street & 23:23 design studio. They are also associated with one of the most innovative firm The Paul studio, and developing technologically advanced agriculture products to partner Atmanirbhar Bharat at Sansbornes Aerospace Pvt Ltd, designing luxury home interiors at Panorama Design & Homelane, and working with Divity a start-up with focus of developing simple and innovative electronic and automotive accessories. More are associated with developing online teaching materials for Compactgyan, developing future innovative technologically advanced toys for kids at Wowskool and designing Indian EV at Axiom India Pvt Ltd.
A selective list of companies include 23:23 Design, Aertsen Living, Axiom India, Arena Architects & Interiors, Advandes Design Studio, Compactgyan, Divity Innovation Labs, Desmania, F2C India, Home Lane, Hammer Lifestyle Pvt.Ltd., Innovative Design Studio, In Home Interior, JSG Aspire, Kansal Enterprises, Mountain, Nuts And Bolts, Oceedee Shoes, Panorama Design Studio, Paul Studio, R R Overseas, Spinoff Technopark, The Handicraft Street, Story Design, Rural Handmade, Sansbornes Aerospace, Viaanca Interior, Vastutecture And Wowskool.
The School of Fashion students have been placed with Exporters, buying houses, designer labels and Domestic brands, including names like Shahi Exports, Ritu Kumar, Trendsetters Export, Max (Landmark Group), Madura Fashion And Lifestyle, Lee & Fung, Triburg, Pearl Global, Sanskriti (Biba), Nida Mahmood, Geisha Designs, Brown Bee, Namrata Joshipura, Raakesh Aggarvwal, Richa Exports, Pee Empro Exports, Shantanu & Nikhil, Van Heusan, Raymonds Menswear, Sharman Udyod Pvt. Ltd, Bakson Inustries Camilla, Vastra Vinod Bhandar, Bombay Selections & Kasrr, Krsang Vastra LLP, Orient Fashion Exports, Blackfox India, Safura Clothing, Ajio, Zign By Tarveen And Vikul, Vidhi Expo, Harsh Amber, Just Another Tailor, Hemja Readymade Udhyog, Heer, Afamado, Reliance Swadesh, Lanosyuvas, Megha Bansal, Meenu Creations (Export House), Jubinav Chadha, LAJ By Mehak Gupta, Rishi And Vibuthi Atelier, Chahat Fashion Export House, Abhishek Dutta, Esha Kunal, Tinsel Toes, Paramount Products, Dabiri Couture, Harsh Amber, Bunko Junko, April Cornell, Abhishek Mishra-Ogaan, Balkrishna Textiles, Shivangi Kapoor, Bohra Industrial Resources, Ancestry, Reliance Retail Ltd., Not So Serious By Pallavi Mohan, Sketches By Naren, Udaan, Ashish Batra, Abhi Singh, 23:23 Design, Genus Apparels.Ltd, Myra's Womens And Kids Wear, Lossparrow, Shree Krishna Handloom House, American Spinach, Fay Wear, Crimsoune Club, Peeli Dori, Ashish Batra, Abhi Singh, Dillions Enterprises, Asquar Clothing, Daaj Vari, Little Tags, Button Masala, Fabric Trades etc
Masters’ students have been straight away appointed as Assistant Professors in institutions like State University of Performing & Visual Arts (SUPVA), Vidya Institute Of Fashion Technology, and other private institutions. Some students have joined their family businesses, and some have started their own labels. One of them “Mad for Her” – an Instagram based retail venture. Others are in the field of fashion accessories.
The first batch of School of Management will also be graduating in 2021. The students have however been working on internships & had got multiple offers from a diverse range of industry sectors such as -Think Design, Emotome, Pineapple Design, Nutanix, Omnimax Traders LLP, Goel Builders & Developers, iFortis Corporate, Embebo, Hyundai Motors, Hands of Handmade, Nits Vits Pvt. Ltd, Dastkaar, Wiserfeed etc.
School of Architecture will have its first batch graduating in 2021. It has however already engaged with a range of architectural firms including Archade Design Cell, Arcop, NBCC Engineering And Consultancy Ltd, Pangasa Chetana Designs Pvt. Ltd, MP Sharma And Sons, Axiom India, Verma And Verma Associates, Centroid Plus, Jai Prakash Gupta Architects, Orionn Architects, Kreative Kontext, Raj Engineers, Elegance Group Of Designers, INTACH Architectural Heritage Division, Mudd Lab, Archizone, and CP Kukreja.
For graduates of School of Visual Arts (Creative Painting) the preference is to either set up a studio practice or go for a masters abroad, rather than take a placement. The university however recognises the diversity of the creative ecosystem and offers Bachelor and Masters degrees in multiple specialisations. Industry exposure therefore is a must as it prepares them to evolve into professional Artist, expressionists and design entrepreneurs who are capable of setting new trends, starting new businesses and are dedicated to raising people’s standards of living and wish to make the world a more sustainable place. SoVA students have got internship placements with esteemed organisations in the city like, the Partition Museum, Niv Art Centre , Garhi Art Studios , Art Konsoult etc.