On-campus 1 year
PG Diploma
in Innovation
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On-campus 1 year
PG Diploma
in Innovation
Apply Now
About On-Campus
Learning Experience

Programme Starts

July 2022


1 year

Classes on campus
Approved by UGC


Admissions will
happen on a monthly
cycle. The cycle opens
on 1st of every Month
and completes on
month end.

Programme Fee

INR 6,00,000

Taxes Included

MIT ID Innovation Programme is a one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Innovation that essentially combines Design, Technology, Business, and Humanities to develop a holistic approach towards Innovation. The course is approved by UGC and the batch size is limited to 25 Innovators-in-the-making only. The course is:

  • Designed for graduates, experienced/working professionals from diverse creative, technical
    , and humanities backgrounds.
  • Is fully project-based with a heavy emphasis on imparting practical and hands-on knowledge.
  • Enables the candidates to discover and build on their own strengths. Candidates get design
    mentorship, technology support, and business strategy inputs from industry professionals.
  • Provides close collaboration opportunities with industry professionals and active career
    guidance and lifelong professional development support.

Graduates, practitioners, and entrepreneurs from various different disciplines across creative, technical, and social sciences backgrounds are welcomed to join The Innovation Programme. The Programme uses a student’s undergraduate discipline as well as their work experience, as the foundation for delivering disruptive solutions, and pairs it with frameworks and skills that span a wide spectrum of disciplines through new product development, digital and physical design, business skills, technological trends and more. With multiple formats of collaborations with expert professionals, The Innovation Programme aims to deliver an industry-ready crop of innovators, designers, technologists, and strategists.


Programme Structure and Pedagogy

MIT ID Innovation Programme admissions is a 3 step process. The process is designed to assess the candidates suitability for the programme in a holistic way. The admissions process involves the core programme team, the faculty members , industry professionals and programme alumni. The candidates are provided an opportunity to interact with the team and present their credentials, achievements, strengths, motivation and career plan. All the steps are designed methodically by a team of researchers and domain experts ensuring that the process is comprehensive but yet concise.

Syllabus and Programme Flow

The programme is a highly rigorous and action based and expects the learners to stay engaged with the faculty and project work for a minimum of 12-14 hours a day and follows a 6 day week calendar. The learning happens in through a variety of modes such as classroom sessions, field trips, boot camps, workshops, Lab sessions , guest lectures, internships and live projects.

  • Innovation Mindshift

    Team building, the spirit of “Innovation”, what is Innovation, Technology


    Holistic approach to Innovation, Impossible Engineering, Innovation, Technology

  • Human Centred Innovation

    Design for Behaviour Change, Design Thinking, Sensitivity, Technology

  • WORLD 4.0

    Speculative Design, Futurism, Physical Computing, Emerging Technology, Ethics, Video Making

  • Making With Digits

    Digital & Physical Product Design and Development, Coding, Python, 3D Printing, Voice AI, etc.

  • Major Innovation Project

    A strong major project that applies everything they’ve learnt so far, to deliver a holistic innovation.

Admission Process
  • Application Form

  • Telephonic Interview
    and Statement of
    Purpose submission

  • Final Interview

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    Eligibility Criteria
    • An undergraduate degree in any discipline
    • Working professional, aspiring or existing entrepreneur
    • 4+ years of work experience (preferred but not mandatory)
    • Strong communication skills
    • Curiosity, passion and a drive to improve the world
    Student Profiles
    • Aniket Tambe

      I am Aniket Tambe, an offbeat trekker and cyclist whose heart resides in nature. I have worked on various start up projects that delved into organic farming and hydroponics. Having an experience in plastic
      product design and the plastic mould

    • Maitri Bhardwaj

      “I am an artist by heart and an admirer of Innovation visionary, blend of an Electronics Engineer with work experience of 1.5 years in Automation Industrial IoT technology and creative mind-set with passion for developing strong Ideas.”
      Major inspiration for my Ideation is based on gaining empathy of the user, I am dedicating my work to.
      I love challenges and look forward for what’s next.

    • Arihant Jain

      I have been trained as a mechanical engineer from IET, Lucknow (2017) where I was a major part of several projects under BAJA SAE INDIA and also made a working prototype on Thermoacoustic Refrigeration. The entry to the corporate world was a product-based software company dealing in automating the banking sector services, where I worked as a Quality system engineer getting my feet wet in Quality Management System, Information Security & Management systems, and Project Management.

      A constant search for creativity led me to the intersection of Design, Business and Technology and brought me to MIT ID, Pune to pursue the Innovation Program where I hope to learn, unlearn and relearn.
      When I am not working, you may find me memorizing and performing theater plays, reading self-help books, making random travel plans and meditating in the woods.

    • Vatsal Pathak

      Brief Profile – Having work experience in multiple domains like Civil Engineering, Agriculture, and UX/UI Design, Vatsal joined the Innovation program to fulfill his aspiration the be a problem solver at the commercial level.

    • Rhythm Panchal

      A passionate motor head driven by curiosity. Deep thinker & a maker who channels inspiration without inhibition, Self-motivated hustler & a firm believer skilled in creative problem solving, product design & automotive design. I Would love to connect on Lamborghinis.

    • Shrish Tagore

      I have a bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication engineering with a two-year of work experience in Digital Marketing. Later on, I got an interest in UX and Product Design and decided to join the Innovation Programme, MITID. I get to experience newer areas of focus and skills to learn every day and hope to reach my milestone soon.

      Apart from being a designer, I’m also a music producer and photographer.

    • Rohan Kakarakayala

      I am Rohan Kakarayakayala I have a bachelors degree in production engineering from Sinhgad college of engineering, Pune. My special skillset includes product manufacturing and machining. Interning at AACK Technocrafts has given me exposure and experience of the manufacturing industry.

      Designing was always a part of my academic bucket list and thus when I came across the Innovation program at MIT ID, I was elated.
      The innovation program is a perfect blend of technology, design and business understanding. I am here to learn from experts in various fields and explore the diversities to leave an immortal mark in the world.

    • Eshan Dubey

      Are humans capable to summarise a person?
      “I am a seeker of design, arts and effective ways of communication. An innovation enthusiast with love for photography. More than three years of experience in storytelling in different mediums and platforms. An iVMS360 trained IT Recruiter, placed 12 java developer for U.S. Army Special Operations Command. Worked in Design Business development at an Innovation Product design studio “Story Design”
      A huge fan of Art of communicating the information.
      A typical day : I am in love with tea and making it is first thing I do when my day starts, enjoying it sip by sip retrospecting myself, followed by an hour of meditation and then handling the excitement to go out on work includes talking to my pet fish, helping mom with cooking and cleaning my motorcycle.
      Capturing some photographs may be while traveling to work and the seeking for new story everyday never ends.Evenings are dedicated to randomness and my day ends with Captain winning a war or Batman brooding over the city.

    • Aishwarya Bhagat

      You are about to read about a creative, poetic and exuberant girl. I am an artist , I write rhymes and stories, make toys out of waste material, experiment with food and places , find solutions to problems and spread joy wherever I am. I have done my schooling from Wynberg-Allen School, a boarding abode nestled in the hills of Mussoorie. My Bachelors in Commerce (Hons.) brought me to the finance capital of the country, Mumbai. Pursuing which, I realised my love for coding , design and innovating. I am pulled towards a greener future and sustainability drives my life. I aspire to become a revolutionary Eco-preneur. The innovation programme will help me inculcate all the desired knowledge and skills to independently make business while making a greener world.

    Fees₹ 6,00,000
    Hostel, Mess & Laundry₹ 1, 94,000
    Total₹ 7, 94,000
    Careers and

    Careers and professional development is one of the key pillars of the MIT ID Innovation.
    We empower all the learners to discover their passions and achieve best of their potential. MIT ID Innovation has strong industry connections that lead to internships, job placements and other collaboration opportunities. We enhance the employability and professional skills through experiential learning and access to industry next-practices that makes all the learners ready for the industry and entrepreneurial career paths.

    The programme curriculum itself is designed with the help of industry experts and enables learners to choose the right career direction for themselves.

    Some of the key collaborators for the MIT ID Innovation Programme are as follows Logos of the following.

    Programme Team
    • Mr. Dhimant Panchal

      Director Design Center

      Experience - 40+ years

    • Mr. Dr. Nachiket Thakur

      Deputy Director

      25+ years

    • Mr. Harshit Desai

      Director at MIT ID Innovation

      20+ years

    • Mr. Sabu Francis

      Founder at Syncspace and Limen Leap Labs

    • Mr. Pushkar Ingale

      Founder | Designer, Cohesive Design Labs

      10+ years

    • Mr. Amit Inamdar

      Founder and CEO of Zealous Design Solutions

      12+ Years

    • Mr. Manoj Kothari

      Chief Design Strategist & Futurist at Turian Labs

    • Mr. Praveen Juyal

      Founder & CEO | Strategy Forward Consulting | Business Transformation & Growth | Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Advanced Analytics | Foresight & Creativity | AI for Banking & Insurance

    • Mr. Rishu Yadav

      Learning and Creativity workshop designer

    • Mr. Ketan Shimpi

      Designer - Infosys

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      MIT Pune: The pioneer of MIT institutions

      The MIT Group of Institutions pioneered the revolutionary extension of higher training in Maharashtra. MIT Pune contributed to bringing high-quality education to every student who aspired to train under excellent faculty. With 32 years of expertise, the MIT Group now includes 64 institutions, more than 6,500 teaching and non-teaching professionals, and more than 12 sites across Maharashtra to meet the educational requirements of more than 50000 thousand students.

      MIT Pune is regarded as one of Maharashtra's finest educational establishments, and it is on par with the greatest in the world of academia. The institute works with other colleges and universities to provide our students, professors, partners, and staff with various learning opportunities. These collaborations are focused on curriculum development and advancement, as well as research and interaction programs.

      Vision and Mission

      The university's vision is to foster a peaceful coexistence by instilling a value-based global inclusive education, with the sincere belief that only the combination of technology and religion/spirituality can bring humanity harmony.

      Their mission is to use scientific and technological knowledge for the benefit of society.

      The foundation of MIT Institute of Design

      With a strong foundation and credibility, MIT Pune founded the MIT Institute of Design under MAEER MIT Pune. MAEER's MIT Institute of Design began operations in August 2006, directed by the best brains in Indian design education at the time, intending to establish itself as a world-class research and teaching centre.

      The institute ensures that the students learn from the best and most skilled personas in the field. For this, advisers from diverse design-related fields are asked to connect with the design trainees and encourage them to explore novel areas that will supplement and strengthen their continuing design education.

      At MIT Institute of Design, students not only get the best academic design thinking courses in India but are also provided with world-class facilities and amenities to enhance their knowledge. Over 100 acres of campus are located just 8 kilometres from Hadapsar, Pune. 5000+ residential students have access to an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a Gymnasium, Archery, Tennis, Badminton, and a Rowing Club. The amenities as mentioned above are spread out over a 40-acre plot of land.

      The university of MIT ID hopes to offer value to the design world via the department under MIT Pune. Design Habitat is a reasonable and inevitable outgrowth of their ideology, ensuring a universal environment conducive to design learning. The design industry's mainstays guarantee that students have the best possible access to every conceptual design.

      All of the design programmes are focused on establishing a real knowledge of structural space via analytical skills, self-directed study, and an integrated research approach through active learning, which is learning by exposing students to real-world situations.

      About MIT ID Innovation

      As you might expect, design innovation is a method for generating new ideas. It focuses on meeting people's demands with technologically possible solutions and developing a successful business plan to capitalize on this market potential. These are the criteria to which we, as people and as an Education Technology and Design start-up, adhere. It's something we do regularly; we aim to use Design Innovation to unleash the brilliant ideas of learners and lecturers so that they can (train youngsters too) take on today's and tomorrow's difficult issues.

      With a similar idea in mind, the MIT ID Innovation Programme was founded as a flagship under the MIT Institute of Design. It is a one-year program for self-motivated and enthusiastic students who want to develop cutting-edge goods, services, and companies for today's and tomorrow's worlds. To build a comprehensive approach to design and innovation, MIT ID Innovation offers one of the best innovation courses in India which integrates Technology, Design, and Business. Graduates and business professionals from various artistic, technological, and social science disciplines are welcome to apply. The curriculum framework is entirely project-based, with a strong emphasis on teaching practical and hands-on expertise.

      Developers, designers, industry specialists, successful entrepreneurs, and seasoned industry executives make up the MIT ID program's instructors. Each lecturer provides a distinct viewpoint based on their expertise and knowledge and serves as a supervisor for the participants' initiatives as part of the curriculum.

      An insight on the curriculum of the courses

      The institution intends to conduct hands-on initiatives aimed at offering comprehensive solutions. They offer an 'immersion' interface that allows for engagement with important companies and professional associations, making them one of the top innovation courses in India. The programme also assures demanding projects that cover a wide range of topics pertinent to our day. Students have the option of selecting themes from a variety of topics based on their interests and skills.
      Students will participate in faculty-led initiatives encompassing human-centred design, business administration, virtual and analogue design and development, effects analysis, technological possibilities, and scientific research & innovation throughout a half-year. The students will lead a 20-week major project to apply what they've learned and create a powerful, effective, and unique solution. Students participate in various learning activities, including taught courses, seminars, training courses, seminars, research excursions, and, most significantly, projects, throughout 50 weeks in the MIT ID program.
      The moment of rupture, which allows students to explore their true creativity and regularly assess their learning and development in the programme, is an important part of the curriculum. Immersions are designed to help students get insight into technology options for creating a concept a reality, about the individual and communities for whom they are creating, and about recognizing their capacity to make the difference they want to create.

      How does the curriculum of MIT ID benefit students?

      Under the direction of seasoned academia and industry specialists, one of the top innovation courses in India is designed by a group of young and energetic inventors and designers. The curriculum is provided through a series of challenging projects that are constantly supported and supervised by industry professionals and academics.

      Change your mindset about innovation

      This session will introduce the notion that innovation is a creative process that necessitates a change from a traditional mentality to one of experimenting and understanding through doing.


      An initial program that allows students to collaborate with each other in the design thinking courses in India to develop a viable commercial, design, or technological solution, allowing them to relearn what they already know and apply a comprehensive methodology to innovation.

      Human-centered innovation

      Students will collaborate with a range of groups and institutions that work directly on social issues in order to offer meaningful solutions that address the pain points of the people for whom they are creating. This will conclude with an invention pitch in the form of a corporate presentation.

      4.0 World

      Learners will anticipate their visions of a futuristic society by charting geopolitical, financial, cultural, and technical trends and extrapolating human interactions, goods, and activities in each. They'd then propose solutions using a variety of mediums.

      Creating with digits

      This course focuses on virtual and analogue product design and development, culminating in demonstrations and a display. Students will develop sturdy prototypes to illustrate their ideas influenced by brand principles and new technology with the best design thinking courses in India.

      Significant undertaking

      Students will spend the second quarter of their VIF experience engaging alone or in groups of two to come up with a compelling large project that combines what they've learned so far in a disciplined structure to produce a comprehensive innovation.

      Courses offered in MIT ID Innovation

      PG Diploma in Innovation equivalent to MBA in Innovation

      The MIT ID PG Diploma in Innovation offers a one-year meticulous education in the confluence of organizational and functional innovation, preparing students to recognise business opportunities, use innovation theory, and establish new entrepreneurial activities employing new technologies.
      The degree is equivalent to an MBA in innovation or design management that integrates Design, Technology, Business, and Humanities to provide a comprehensive framework for innovation. The course has been authorised by the UGC, and the class size is restricted to only 25 learning creators. The goal of an MBA in design management is to enhance the creative economy by organizing an innovation accelerator that turns ideas into real enterprises with the help of a broad group of students.
      Graduates, experienced/working individuals from a variety of creative, technological, and humanistic disciplines will benefit from this course. Candidates explore potential talents while working closely with industry specialists, receiving active career advice, and receiving support for lifetime professional growth.

      Design Thinking Courses

      In the modern economy, the ability to think creatively is highly prized. Employers are looking for someone who can think creatively to solve problems in company operations. Critical thinking and creativity are two talents that may help you develop your inventive thinking abilities and offer new ideas to your job.
      The MIT ID Innovation Program acknowledges the need to prepare the next generation for design thinking courses in India, which necessitates an understanding of market shortages. MIT ID offers Creative Thinking for Innovation, a four-week curriculum that covers the idea generation process and how to develop a diversified comprehensive blueprint, as well as other key creative principles.
      Creativity, both in principles and application, is a critical component of both professional and personal growth. This program is one of the most inclusive design thinking courses in India. It will extensively investigate and explain the concept of creativity in such a way that the learner will advance quickly in comprehending creativity comprehensively, via principles and application.

      Digital Transformation Course

      The process of converting old company processes to new digital techniques to enhance efficiency and keep up with quickly changing market needs is known as digital transformation. For developing digital business transformation, digital innovations need a knowledge basis. Customer experiences, artificial intelligence, and supply chain advances such as IoT are examples of these systems. Learners must understand the procedures involved in implementing new digital transformations when they come down the chain.
      In collaboration with industry experts, MIT ID provides Digital Transformation courses and certifications to help you leverage data analytics and the digital economy to change company operations. You may assist company executives in minimising disruptive technologies and navigating their digitalization path. Our Digital Transformation course gives you a comprehensive understanding of digital transformation and how it may assist everyone in a company. It covers the important variables to examine the digital transformation plan for any company.
      Digital Transformation courses are meant to educate you on the fundamentals of the digital platform, such as organizational change and the product development process. It also explains what you should do with outdated tech.

      User Experience Design Course

      This 9-month course focuses on introducing the learner to User Experience (UX) Design. User experience design is oriented towards the user. The objective is to create artifacts that help users achieve their goals in the most efficient, effective, and satisfying way possible. The beginner is introduced to a cycle of discovery and assessment, as well as a set of procedures that suit the user's requirements.
      Through teamwork and role-plays, students have an intensive peer-learning opportunity in this course by MIT ID. Throughout the course, real-life case studies will be explored.
      This course is designed for beginners. It is intended for students who have heard of "user experience" or "user interface" design but have little knowledge of these fields. The mantra is to understand the "Mind Set, Skill Set, Tool Set" of an Experience Designer.


      While you're capturing your growth, strive to be ready with the next level of customer offering. Repeat the process of becoming a pioneer. The following stages in the value ladder that you might be able to provide should be foreseen, conceived, and tested as soon as possible.
      Students will learn about coming up with new ideas, doing research, and inventing. Not only that but also how to adapt their area of expertise (discipline) or a topic of great interest to their position as part of a dynamic and varied group of people. Every course student of MIT ID will work together to create a business plan that incorporates their collaborative skills.