Srishti Institute

Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology (Srishti) is a private design school set up in 1996 by the Ujwal Trust in Bangalore, India.

The Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology is a visionary, experimental and curatorial institute of media arts and sciences, that offers art and design education at the undergraduate, post-graduate and Ph.D. levels. It seeks to pull together the latest art, craft, and design ideas and practices from around the world and contextualize them in the emerging Indian context.

It promotes interdisciplinary platforms as a mode of enquiry and creative action. This applies not only to the disciplines of art and design but also to the social and natural sciences – pure and applied, cultural and contextual diversity, community and commerce, traditional and avant-garde.

Srishti offers undergraduate, graduate as well as Ph.D. programs. It offers design education in Digital Video Production, Film, Visual Communication, Experimental Media Arts, Design in Education, Textile Design, Animation and Visual Effects, Interaction Design, Product and Interface Design, Furniture and Spatial Design, and much more.

In addition to its programs, Srishti has a number of centers and labs that offer practice- and research-based environments for students and faculty from a multitude of disciplines. These include (in alphabetical order):

  • BHSI – Bangalore Human Sciences Initiative
  • CEMA – Center for Experimental Media Arts
  • CERTAD – Centre for Education, Research, Training and Development
  • CPH – Centre for Public History
  • GRIDs – Grassroots Innovation Design Studio
  • Kabir Project
  • LEDLAB – Law+Environment+Design Laboratory
  • Srishti Films
  • Srishti Labs
  • DesignEARTH Lab
  • Natural Fibres Lab
  • Pandimonium Lab
  • SUI-Srishti Collaborative
  • Blank Noise


The Srishti community of learners consists of a diverse set of artists, designers, practitioners and educators from around the world, many of whom are acknowledged leaders in their respective fields.

Srishti’s culture encourages thinking, questioning and experimenting to harness the artistic and intellectual potential of each individual and place the institution at the leading edge of contemporary art and design discourse. A multi-disciplinary approach inculcates self-initiated learning and independent thinking and expands perceptual perspectives. Regular interaction with design studios, production and distribution centers, community projects, retail establishments and industry forms a vital bridge between Srishti and the world.


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