About - DAT

Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is considered as India's premier national entrance test jointly conducted by, MIT Institute of Design ( MIT ID), Pune and Avantika University, Ujjain providing quality education in design. DAT is a design aptitude test jointly conducted primarily to evaluate and shortlist candidates for the under graduate and post graduate program.

Candidates aspiring to pursue Undergraduate (B. Des), Post Graduate program (M. Des) at MIT Institute of Design (MIT ID), Pune and Avantika University, Ujjain have to take the common, mandatory Design Aptitude Test(DAT) 2018. A candidate needs to register for DAT. If shortlisted, he/she would then need to attend the Studio Test & Personal Interview process conducted by respective of these institutes/university individually.

Admissions to the four year full time undergraduate program (B. Des) and two year full time post graduate program (M. Des) are purely on merit, based on a rigorous selection process comprising of Written Test (DAT), Studio Test and Personal Interview.

As per the Government of Maharashtra norms, MIT Institute of Design (MIT ID), Pune reserves 30% for Other than Maharashtra State (OMS); 70% domiciled candidates of Maharashtra. Within 70%, the breakup for the reserve candidate is as: Scheduled Castes And Scheduled Castes Converts To Buddhism (SC) 13%, Scheduled Tribes 7%, Vimukta Jati (VJ) / De-Notified (A) 3%, Nomadic Tribes (B) 2.5%, Nomadic Tribes(C) 3.5%, Nomadic Tribes(D) 2%, Other Backward Classes 19%, Special Backward Class (SBC) 2%.

As per the Government of Madhya Pradesh norms, Avantika University, Ujjain reserves total of 50% reservation for reserve category candidates.

Avantika University offers various scholarships, tuition fee waiver schemes, teaching and research assistance to meritorious, needy, and deserving students. This is an effort to make contemporary education affordable and reachable, and encourage academic excellence. The scholarships are instituted to recognize excellence in academics and sports, and support students from economically weaker sections.

MIT Institute of Design is a constituent of MIT ART DESIGN and TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY PUNE (Established by Govt. of Maharashtra by MIT ADT University Act No. XXXIX of 2015)

Avantika University is a state private university approved by the Madhya Pradesh Private University Regulatory Commission - Government of Madhya Pradesh.


B.Des program: 10+2 from any stream (HSC / CBSE / ICSE / IB)
M.Des program: Graduate from any discipline (10 +2 + 3 minimum)