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INIFD Pune Kothrud's Interior Design Courses in Pune

Overview of Interior Designing

Learn, Innovate and Achieve - It’s the core life cycle of what defines our teaching methodology.

Thoughtful designing of a space is what makes it a functional, organised and happy space that can be utilised to its best capacity. INIFD Pune Kothrud creates Interior Designers that transform any space to best suit the need it has to fulfill.

INIFD Pune Kothrud is the best answer for people searching for Interior Design courses in Pune. We teach each student right from the basic, how-to execute excellent Interior Design for residential and commercial spaces, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, retail spaces and any area that needs organised décor.

Our training methodology has made us one of the leading Interior Design institutes in Pune with our well-curated design courses.

Table of Contents

  • Overview of Interior Designing
  • Eligibility criteria for Interior Design courses at INIFD Pune Kothrud
  • Syllabus for Interior Design courses at INIFD Kothrud Pune
  • Syllabus for the 1 year course
  • Syllabus for the 2 year course
  • Syllabus for the 3 year course
  • Syllabus for the Super Specialisation Course
  • Syllabus for the Fast-Track Course
  • Extra-Curriculars @ INIFD Kothrud
  • Workshops and Industrial visits
  • Industry-relevant live projects
  • Events and live exhibitions
  • Faculty for Interior Design courses
  • Career and Placements Opportunities
  • Interior Design Course Fees at INIFD Kothrud
  • Industry Associations
  • Student Life in Pune

Eligibility criteria for Interior Design courses at INIFD Pune Kothrud

INIFD PUNE Eligibility criteria for Interior Design courses

For the Certification Courses:

Should have a minimum qualification of 10 + 2 or students who have completed 10 + 3 years of any vocational course/polytechnic.

For the Super Specialisation Certification Course:

Should have a minimum qualification of 10 + 2 + 3 from any university. Syllabus for Interior Design courses

We offer the following durations for our courses:

  • 1 Year Course
  • 2 Year Course
  • 3 Year Course
  • Super Specialisation Course
  • Fast-Track Courses

Interior Design Qualifications with Courses and Durations

Course Name Qualification Requirments Duration
Interior Designing One Year
(Certification Course)
Candidate with 10+2 or 10+3 of any vocational course/polytechnic. 1 Year
Interior Designing Two Years
(Certification Course)
Candidate with 10+2 or 10+3 of any vocational course/polytechnic. 2 Years
Interior Designing Three Years
(Certification Course)
Candidate with 10+2 or 10+3 of any vocational course/polytechnic. 3 Years
IIID Interior Design Course
(Professional Interior Design Program)
Candidate with 10+2 or 10+3 of any vocational course/polytechnic. 3 Years
Interior Designing Post Graduation
(Specialization Course)
Candidate with 10+2+3 from any university. 2 Years

You can find our overview of the interior curriculum here:

Syllabus for Interior Design courses at INIFD Kothrud

INIFD Kothrud Syllabus for Interior Design courses

Syllabus for the 1 year course

INIFD Pune Kothrud understands that the students require Interior Design training that is well rounded and in tune with the latest trends and technologies. Which is why the first year of the Interior Design course in Pune at INIFD Pune Kothrud includes a thoughtfully drafted curriculum.

  1. Fundamentals of Design

    Interior Designers are charged with creating a space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. In order to do so Interior Designers must have a holistic view of the existing or not-yet-existing space and imagine what could become of it.

  2. Graphic Communication and Visual Presentation

    The practice of Interior Design is complex and continues to evolve. The subject aims to provide a comprehensive study on drafting, lettering, sketching, presentations and rendering. A presentation contains a two-point perspective, three-point perspective and orthographic projections.
    In a nutshell, this is a platform where designers and clients exchange ideas and ideals for a project in hand.

  3. Design Sources and Materials

    The choice of materials is critical to the design success of an interior space. This subject taught at INIFD Pune Kothrud deals with the necessity of familiarising students with the materials, accessories and product that go into Interior Designing and how to source them.

  4. Residential Space Design

    In this Interior Design subject, a designer plans and designs spaces in residential homes. Projects may involve planning totally new construction, renovating an existing space, or working in historic restoration.

  5. Interior Construction and Detailing

    This subject deals with designing, planning, construction, and management of infrastructures. All Interior Designers must be well equipped with the basic brick and masonry work to bring their interior concepts into reality. The subject also deals with an introduction to the construction of the basic structure, how to add to it and artistic detailing to interior spaces.

  6. CAD - AutoCAD

    Throughout the past decade, CAD has been expanding the means through which Interior Designers can contribute to comprehensive structural planning in a number of exciting ways. The first year of Interior Design at INIFD Pune Kothrud deals in introducing the subject to students for a better perspective towards design.

  7. Art and Architecture History - 1

    Through the ages, architects and designers have created spaces based on influences from their cultures, environments, and history. Interior designers at INIFD Pune Kothrud are trained to be knowledgeable about the many different design styles.

Syllabus for the 2 year course

The second-year students of INIFD Pune Kothrud, Interior Design are equipped with a sizeable amount of knowledge and experience from the first year and are now ready to take on a higher level of training and tougher challenges in their projects. Some of the subjects they learn are -

  1. Studio for the Workspace (Office)

    Smart companies understand that workspaces are a business tool. At INIFD Pune Kothrud students are taught that an office environment reflects and reinforces a business’s core values. The subject comprises of different types of case studies, elements of a working space – Furniture, Furnishings, Lighting, etc.

  2. Studio for Retail and Store

    This subject at INIFD Pune Kothrud helps our Interior Design students understand how retail designers are expected to create an enjoyable and hassle-free shopping experience for the consumers. They also design an in-store retail process that increases sales while keeping the customer engaged.

  3. Interior Service System

    Service systems are a pipeline to the core aspect of Interior Design. It deals with the understanding of the process of water supply and drainage, thermal Insulation, air-conditioning, lifts, elevators, fire safety, temperature control and escalators and much more.

  4. Furniture Design

    Furniture designers are professional artists who create furniture pieces to be used and enjoyed. Furniture designers trained at INIFD Pune Kothrud are proficient in designing and creating these pieces, taking into consideration both functionality and fashion.

  5. Visual Merchandising and Display

    “An Interior designer’s goal is to create luxury for the inhabitants, the goal of visual merchandising is to encourage visitors to splurge on this luxury.” And that is why it is so very co-related. Their goal is to fit the client’s shop into their brand promise … and products will sell.

  6. CAD - II

    CAD makes use of the latest technology to prepare highly competent students for the professional Interior Design world. It saves so much time over having to hand-draw a floor plan or to move furniture around. Using CAD for interior rendering also enhances client satisfaction considerably.

  7. Art and Architecture History - 2

    Indian Interior Design style remains distinct and clear stated. It is easy to decorate an Indian home provided one remembers the characteristics that define the Indian style of Interior Design. INIFD Pune Kothrud realises the close connection between our culture and lifestyle, and trains our Interior designers to work on the same ethic. That’s why we are the most preferred Interior Design courses in Pune.

Syllabus for the 3 year course

INIFD Kothrud believes that the wider range that Interior Designers are trained in, the larger the scope of opportunities for them. This is the reason the curriculum for the Interior Design Courses in Pune at INIFD Pune Kothrud has been created keeping in mind well rounded and highly capable Interior Design professionals.

  1. Professional Practice

    This subject is a business guide for designers that covers the Interior Design profession in a clear and well-organised style. It gives information on ethics, practical advice and step-by-step guidance on the crucial financial and legal aspects of running a successful design practice.
    Knowledge about setting up an office and running it expertly, as well as various types of Interior Design businesses are included in this subject at INIFD Pune Kothrud

  2. Estimating and Budgeting

    Interior designers trained at INIFD Pune Kothrud can expertly establish prices and budgets that make their clients happy and their businesses profitable. The subject gives practical guidelines on how to value the cost of designing commercial or residential interiors, from the designer's creative input to the pricing of decorating products and procedures.
    The process of how to set a budget and how to best stick to this estimated plan is also included.

  3. Studio for Restaurants and Café

    A restaurant owner has always thought about the menu, the chef, the food and the website. But, the most important part is the interiors for the restaurant. Together they make a memorable visual impact.
    This subject at INIFD Pune Kothrud extensively covers hospitality space design, elements of cafes and restaurant’s space – Furniture, Fixtures, Lighting, Kitchen and Ancillary spaces, Sound and Climate control.

  4. Landscape Design

    Landscaping entails the usage of shrubbery, horticultural plants and all the other natural elements that are taught in this subject to our Interior Design students. Interior landscape is a very interesting subject and the concept of creating a green space has gained immense popularity, and is no more restricted to residential areas.
    Today, many offices, restaurants, hotels, airports etc. exhibit greenery and nature indoors. The subject includes a complete study of connecting the Interior Design with the exterior, usage of art installations and different species of plants.

  5. Transformable Systems and Spaces

    Today the world’s population becomes increasingly urban, family sizes are shrinking, more people are choosing to live alone, and the price of real estate in crowded cities becomes more and more unaffordable.
    The aim here is to ensure that INIFDians learn how to create spaces catering to multiple needs, as well as adding multi-purpose furniture and accessories to the same.

  6. Luxury Bath and Kitchen

    In today’s world of condos and villas, 5 and 7-star hotels, luxury bath and kitchens cannot be ignored Designing luxury baths and kitchens means not having to accept limitations. The aim of this subject at INIFD Pune Kothrud is to help students learn the process for the creation of futuristic bath and kitchen spaces along with an understanding of fixtures and aesthetics.

  7. CAD - III

    The advanced CAD software has great tools for quickly visualising an Interior Design project.
    Files can be imported from the basic CAD software to develop a floor plan quickly, and a number of tools to build the walls, insert doors and windows, create and use materials, and apply special effects such as styles and shadows.
    Plus, students at INIFD Pune Kothrud are taught to set up scenes for use in client presentations in 2D and 3D views.

  8. Portfolio Development and Presentation

    Today's students of Interior Design and landscape design at INIFD Pune Kothrud need to master the art of marketing themselves via multiple print and digital formats.
    Design portfolios enable students to create portfolios that serve as both evolving collections of creative solutions to design problems.

  9. Application of Vaastu Shastra and Feng Shui

    Vastu Shastra and Feng Shui are both ancient and sacred bodies of knowledge revealing the connection between humans and the dwellings they inhabit. The objective of learning is to ensure a proper balance of universal energy, in a space to create a happy interior, that gives positive outcomes.
    The subject gives guidance to an INIFDian on how a home or commercial premises should be built, directions of the windows and doors, location of every room, types of furniture you should buy, etc.

Syllabus for the Super Specialisation Course

INIFD Pune Syllabus for the Super Specialisation Course

The Super Specialisation course of Interior Design at INIFD Pune Kothrud spread over two years includes a detailed and well-crafted curriculum for students to further improve and specialise in their work in the field of Interiors:

All the fundamental and advanced courses for Interior Designing shall be included in the Super Specialisation Course. You can read in detail about our super specialisation course in production design here: Interior design courses after graduation

Syllabus for the Fast-Track Course

INIFD-Kothrud Syllabus for the Fast-Track Course

It is a fast world. Be it our job, our family, or our business- everything seeks our full attention at all times. And because of these responsibilities, we do not have the time to take a step back and pursue our dream job or receive the qualifications that we would ideally like.

We at INIFD Kothrud understand this unique conundrum, which is why we are glad to announce our exclusive Fast-Track Designing Courses. With Fast-Track you can get your ideal qualification but do it in less than half the time.

With Fast-Track, Interior Designing courses go on only for 18 weeks i.e ~5 months. But instead of 2 hours per day classes go on for 3-4 hours. Thus, when compared to a traditional course, there is no loss in the syllabus that is learnt.

While this may seem strenuous at first, the classes are adequately spaced to provide a design qualification with utmost efficiency.

Know more about the Fast Track courses here: Special Fast-Track Design Courses

Extra-Curriculars @ INIFD Kothrud

INIFD Kothrud-Extra-Curriculars

INIFD Kothrud truly believes in creating 360-degree development that ensures growth beyond the curriculum.

Take a look at some of the inspiring activities that happen at our institute below. You can also get a deeper insight into our extra-curriculars here on our blog: Experience life at INIFD Kothrud

Workshops and Industrial visits

INIFD Pune Workshops and Industrial visits

We regularly take our students on industrial visits to help them understand how designers execute projects in real-time and how the manufacturing and overall design work.

The objective behind these workshops and industrial visits is that the students receive tips and advice from the experts and get to learn from their experience.

Industry-relevant live projects

Each batch of students is given dummy projects to work on. They are expected to plan, design, execute and present the project in the same way they would once they begin working as professionals

This process helps to implement the responsibility of a real job and an understanding of real-time work challenges.

Events and live exhibitions

INIFD Pune Events and Live Exhibitions

Every year, students of INIFD Pune Kothrud are given a chance to design and create furniture for the in-house photoshoot. The students create stunning sets for the photoshoot. And the budding Interior Designers from INIFD Pune Kothrud are also given a chance to participate in live exhibitions.

Their work, their designs, and the products they have created are displayed here. The exhibition is open to outsiders and students can sell their products and earn too.

Read more about why INIFD Kothrud should be your top choice for Interior Designing here: Reasons to Choose INIFD Kothrud for an Interior Designing Course


Faculty for Interior Design courses

We maintain high standards for our faculty members. All the professors come with ample work experience in architecture and design. Most of the members are associated with top firms. Students have the opportunity to work closely with these design leaders in learning the most current design innovations and portfolio techniques.

Meet your Interior Design Faculty at INIFD Kothrud over on this blog: INIFD Kothrud Faculty for Interior Designing Courses

Career and Placements Opportunities

INIFD Pune Career and Placements Opportunities

In recent years, the popularity of Interior Design as a career has grown due to the abundance of creative opportunities and job security. If you look up on the internet, you will find several options for Interior Designing courses that are available to students with the traditional 10 + 2 education.

The choice of the course, however, depends on each student. INIFD out of all offers the best Interior Design courses in Pune when it comes to placement.

Here on this blog, you can receive some career advice on how to start your career in Interior Designing after completing your certification: Career in interior designing after 12th

INIFD Pune Career in interior designing after 12th

Along with that, on this blog, you can find the career options students from INIFD Kothrud have pursued after doing their course: Interior design courses with placements

INIFD Pune associated brands

Interior Design Course Fees at INIFD Kothrud

INIFD, Kothrud, Pune also conducts a flexible Interior Design Certification Course, and students can opt to take admission for a 1-year, 2-year or a 3-year course as they choose. The net annual fees are decided according to the type of the course i.e. Expert or Advanced.

The net fees for the Expert course are Rs. 1,25,230/-, while the net fees for the Advanced Course are Rs. 1,00,230/-. A spot decision benefit of Rs. 2000 is applicable if you decide to take admission on the same day.

There is also the option of paying the annual fees in five easy installments, viz. an initial registration fee of Rs. 35,000/- for the Expert Course and Rs. 25,000/- for the Advanced Course and four monthly installments afterwards. Here, as well, you can avail the spot decision benefit of Rs. 2000/-.

The net fees include the course curriculum fees, study material, library charges, and many extra-curricular aids. If you wish to study the IIID course, you will need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 2950/- for both the courses.

If you need any more information regarding the Interior Design course at INIFD, you can find it here: Fess for Interior Designing Course

Industry Associations

Twinkle Khanna - Official mentor for Interior Design students

Twinkle Khanna Mantor at INIFD Kothrud Pune

Twinkle Khanna is the Chief Mentor to the Interior Design students of INIFD Academy of Interiors - the first-of-its kind exclusive Interior Design nationwide chain to train students for the fastest growing Interior Design industry.

‘INIFD Academy of Interiors’ is offering 2 year PG Specialisation Program, 3-year Specialisation, 2-year Advance Program & 1-year Foundation Program in Interior Design.


Computer-aided design and drafting are used and preferred by Interior Designers worldwide, as this saves a great amount of time and effort. INIFD Pune Kothrud ensures that CAD is a part of the curricula for the designers.

We also have an iCAD specific course for students wanting to train only in CAD at the institute. INIFD Kothrud Pune is the one of the only Interior Design courses in Pune with an AutoDesk License to teach and train students in iCAD.


INIFD Academy of Interiors has also been supported by leading sanitary-ware industry giants like Duravit. Duravit is a leading supplier of bathroom ceramic, bathroom furniture, accessories, bathtubs, and furniture and wellness ideas. Duravit - Living bathrooms. Duravit and sustainability.

IIID – Institute of Indian Interior Designers

The Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) is the apex body for the field of Interior Design in India. The IIID was founded and registered as a Society in 1972 to establish good professional and trade practices and ethics among its members, highlight and enhance the image of the Interior Design Profession and create a platform for knowledge sharing with similar organisations.

Today IIID comprises of over 6000 members spread across the country and has thirteen chapters and twelve centres.

Student Life in Pune

Pune is the second-largest city in the state of Maharashtra, India.

It is a beautiful city to live in because Pune enjoys pleasant weather all year round as none of the seasons is too drastic and harsh here. Students are advised to pack comfortable and light outfits for summer, easy to dry and manageable attire for the monsoons and warm, cosy clothing for the winters at Pune to be comfortable and healthy throughout their course at INIFD Pune Kothrud.

It is termed as the ‘Oxford of the East’ with thousands of educational and training institutes present in the city.

The citizens of Pune are primarily Marathi speaking, but Hindi and English are understood by everyone as is the case with all the metropolitan cities of India.

Pune and to be specific, Kothrud has excellent accommodation options for outstation students. Hostels, Paying Guest Homes, Rental flats, flats on sharing are the popular choices for students enrolling for INIFD Kothrud’s Fashion and Interior Design courses.

INIFD Kothrud is a hop away from some good food joints and some fantastic food canteens that provide daily tiffin service to outstation students and working individuals. Students should choose a good tiffin service option for their daily meals to remain well fed and healthy. Thus the students stay in a good state physically and mentally, allowing them to work at an optimum energy level.

With the digitalisation of India, Pune has electronic payment options in almost all establishments. All the areas of the city have ATMs of big banks lined along the streets, making it easy for the students of INIFD Pune Kothrud to access their funds at any given time.