Srishti Selection Protocols 2017 for Indian Applicants


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.

The Selection Process

Admission to any course at a given level to Srishti comprises the following:

  1. Submission of a completed Application Form for a chosen course and level of study.
  2. Successful completion of the Srishti Entrance and Aptitude Test (SEAT) for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels of study.
  3. 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

  1. Admission to all courses at all levels in Srishti is open to all nationals (Indian/ International).
    1. Indian nationals residing overseas are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of Srishti pertaining to the admission of NRI students.
    2. International applicants must write to Srishti at admissions@srishti.ac.in to obtain information about the rules and regulations that govern international applicants.


2. Protocol: Application

  1. Application forms for the academic year of admissions will be uploaded on the Srishti Admissions webpage on or before November 1st of the year preceding the academic admission year. These forms must be downloaded, duly filled in and mailed to the address given on the form and on the website.
  2. An applicant may apply for more than one course or program of study at a given level and in a given academic year.
  3. All application forms must be accompanied by the required documents and a demand draft covering the application fee.
  4. The last date for the receipt of the relevant application forms for the academic year will be published on the Srishti website. Any changes or extensions of the last date will be notified on the Srishti 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.


3. Protocol: Eligibility Criteria and Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQ)

  1. Applicants seeking admission 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 the 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.


4. Protocol: Age of Applicant

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs

Srishti encourages applications from applicants between the ages of 19 and 35 for its undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

  1. 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 19 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.
  2. 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.

Postgraduate Professional Practice

In the case of mature applicants who apply for the Professional Practice Postgraduate Masters programs, we request them to furnish the details of their age and workplace commitments so that a case-by-case analysis will be undertaken during the admission counselling and interview.


5. Protocol: Rounds

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.

6. Protocol: SEAT 2017

  1. Applicants seeking admission to the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels should appear for the SEAT 2017.
  2. SEAT 2017 is run each year at four  levels. They are the Undergraduate Professional, the Undergraduate Technical, the Postgraduate Professional and the Postgraduate Program.
  3. Each round in the SEAT 2017 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 2017 will be conducted in different centres across the country and in selected centres outside, if possible. The list of centres, dates of the tests and the levels of each test will be published under the Admissions Calendar on the Srishti website. Applicants are advised to check the website regularly for updates as well as changes in dates or times.
  5. It is mandatory for applicants 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 2017 centres, and those applicants will be informed and allotted a different centre. This revised information will also be displayed on the website.
  6. Appearing in SEAT 2017 or being named on a published waiting list neither guarantees nor entitles an applicant to automatic admission.
  7. The SEAT 2017 score is valid only for admission in the academic year 2017-2018.
  8. In all matters concerning the results of SEAT 2017 the decision of Srishti or the Chairperson of the Srishti Selection Committee will be final and binding on all the applicants.
  9. Although SEAT 2017 is held at different centres across the country, Srishti, Bangalore, is the organizing institute and has the overall responsibility of conducting SEAT 2017. In case of any claims or disputes arising in respect of SEAT 2017, 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 2017 – 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.

The SEAT 2017 is a new and revised set of procedures and processes that will evaluate a applicant’s readiness, capability and aptitude. This process comprises of three parts or testing processes. They are:-

    1. A written test of between 2 to 3 hours in duration which will be held in different centres as per the published schedule. This is referred to in all our forms and other means of communication as Test 1.
    2. Applicants who have succesfully completed Test 1 will be invited to an aptitude test, to discover the strengths and abilities of applicant vis a vis the particular specialisation or program they have applied for. This is referred to as Test 2 and this test could either be only written, or part-written and part-practical, depending on the nature of the course and program of study. Information on the nature of Test 2 will be provided at the time of announcement of Test 1 results.
    3. A portfolio review and a counselling session will follow Test 2. This session, which is conversational in style is referred to as Test 3 in the admissions process. Announcement of the nature of the portfolio and any compulsory or mandatory submissions will be provided at the time of the announcement of the Test 1 results.


8. Protocol: Locations of Aptitude Test (Test 2) and Portfolio Review & Counselling (Test 3)

  1. The Aptitude Test and the Portfolio Review & Counselling will be conducted in Bangalore for programs and courses offered at the Bangalore centre.
  2. Applicants applying for more than one course or program of study will need to attend aptitude tests and portfolio reviews & counselling for each course. This may not happen on the same day and each applicant will be given a window of dates and times when the panel meets to choose their date and time. It is not possible to personalise this on an individual basis.


9. Protocol : Disqualification from the Admission Tests (1, 2 & 3)

  1. Not showing up on time or on the date given for any of the tests constitutes a cancellation of the admissions process.
  2. 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) will not have a second opportunity to sit for the test in subsequent round in the same year.
  3. 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.
  4. Applicants who have been disqualified for any of the above or who do not get an admission in Srishti will not be able to claim a refund of their application fees.


10. Protocol: Admission Results and Registration

  1. 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.
  2. Each list will have a published last date for registration and acceptance of admissions at Srishti.
  3. 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.
  4. After the last date for registration in each round the vacant seat/s will be allocated to the next waitlisted applicant/s.


11. Protocol: Special Needs

Srishti has an affirmative and inclusive philosophy with regard to diversity and the differently-abled, among its student community. Admission of applicants who have special needs is based on the following:

    1. Declaration of being differently-abled under the following categories

    1. Health and Wellbeing
      1. Including allergies, arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, heart disease, migraine, thyroid/hormonal disorders and other similar diseases
      2. Including anxiety, depression, bi-polar, anorexia, eating disorder and other such manageable disorders
    2. Physical
      1. Loss of speech, sight or hearing
      2. Loss of mobility because of impairment / lost limbs
    3. Learning needs
      1. Including dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and other such specific needs

    2. Declaration of diversity considerations under the following categories

    1. Second or third generation artisans coming from listed rural craft sectors
    2. Any other

    3. Declaration of excellence under the following categories

    1. Sports
    2. Academics – Math Olympiad and/or Science Talent
    3. Debates, Quizzes
    4. Culture – Music, Dance, Theater or Drama, Film
    5. Any other

    4. All applicants with declared special needs will be

    1. Provided with assistance during the SEAT as far as possible, within the limits of the existing infrastructure
    2. Given admission if they make the merit criteria set by the Admissions Committee of the SEAT 2017

    5. While Srishti’s policy on inclusion and diversity allows applicantss 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.

    6. 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 2017 shall be final and binding on all parties concerned.

Revised and Published on : 11 February 2017.
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