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Raffles Design International

Raffles Education Corporation Limited ("Raffles Education Corp") expanded their boundaries and stepped into Mumbai in the year 2004 as ‘Raffles Design International, Mumbai’, growing ever since. Today, it is among the best design institutes in Mumbai, India and is conveniently located at LBS Marg, Next to Phoenix Marketcity Kurla West in Mumbai. The BA (Hons) Degree and diploma courses offered are Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Visual Communication Design, Digital Media Design, and Fashion Marketing & Management. Raffles Design International aims to produce talented and skilled graduates who will shape the future of design and business-related disciplines. The students are taught in an industry-specific way to create their own niche when they step out on their journey.

It is a part of the largest private education group in the Asia-Pacific region. The history is traced down since the establishment of its first college in Singapore in 1990.



Raffles Design International has grown to be one of the top design colleges in Mumbai, India, and has expanded its horizons, operating in 18 colleges based in 16 cities across 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It is the global phenomenon and the exposure to international knowledge that adds to the experience of true education at Raffles. Raffles Design International is proud to be amongst the best design institutes in India by highlighting the change they have brought to the lives of 24,000 students who enrolled themselves in Raffles Education Corp's tertiary programmes, benefitting from a quality education standard and visionary mindset that provides graduates with a well-rounded hands-on experience relevant to the industry, and prepares them to be the best in their field.

Within Raffles Design International’s well-crafted facilities, students will gain exposure within international creative and business environments along with hands-on practical experience, preparing them for their future careers. Students can transfer or further their studies if they wish at any of the schools or universities which have an articulation agreement with Raffles Design International. The entire school network follows the same academic calendar, ensuring no study time is lost during the transfer while all prior subjects successfully completed will be recognized.

The medium of instruction is English and the curriculum is on par with international standards. As a part of their design training, the students perform internships at respectable companies; the companies themselves hire students from the top designing colleges. The students will also be able to develop a substantial work portfolio for themselves that will help them in building their careers.

Raffles College of Higher Education (RCHE) is responsible to its students for the quality and standards of the academic provision, and the relevant Quality Frameworks incorporate all the main features of quality and standards management for study at levels 4, 5 and 6. The study is at Raffles Design International India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai (“RDI”).

Raffles Design International possesses an international workforce, creating a multi-professional background which brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the courses. Within the facilities, students will gain exposure to international creative and business environments, along with hands-on practical experience, including placement opportunities with the finest names in the industry.

As one of the top design colleges in Mumbai, Raffles Design International has the intention to foster exceptional designers is an initiative that the institute believes in, thereby leading the students towards their career paths within the industry. Raffles Design International prepares the students with the professional skills they require along with the necessary knowledge at hand, providing them with optimum resources to support their potential as they progress along their careers. Our Centre of Professional Development (CPD) provides a seamless interface between industry and the students, making Raffles Design International one of the best design institutes india.

CoursesDegree Courses

The following Degree courses are available at Raffles Design International, first international design college in Mumbai India:

International Qualifications and Recognition

We offer 18 Months Advanced Diploma in Mumbai, conferred by Raffles Education which is internationally accredited, at the end of their studies.

Industry Projects and Internships

Students enjoy valuable, hands-on practical experience through internships and various commercial projects. Vocational training provides students with the opportunity to establish personal networks with important industry contacts, enhancing their personal portfolios and employability.

Inter-College Transfer of Credits

We offer inter-college transfer of credits among our colleges in the Asia Pacific region. Be it in the cosmopolitan cities of Singapore or the financial hubs located in Shanghai, our students can gain international exposure by living and studying in any of our campuses located in our network.

Jump Start Your Career

Our intensive curriculum ensures that students will earn an internationally recognised Degree in 3 years. Proudly taught by our team of talented programme directors and lecturers, students will be equipped with knowledge and ability to interact with people from diverse nationalities and achieve career maturity at a faster rate.

Academic Terms

We offer 4 intakes annually: January, April, July and October. Students are given the flexibility to commence their studies at a time convenient to them, while graduates can start their careers at 4 separate times through the year, maximising employment prospects for graduates and serving the ongoing human resource needs of respective design industries throughout the year.

One academic year consists of 4 terms with 11 study weeks, and a 2 weeks holiday between terms. Orientation Day happens on the first Monday of the corresponding month, with the opportunity to speak to lecturers and fresh students. Come join us to realise your design dreams!

Raffles Design International has four intakes in a year. This allows students to commence their training throughout the year at a time convenient to them.

INTAKES Intake 1 Intake 2 Intake 3 Intake 4
QUARTERS January April (Diploma Only) July October (Diploma Only)

The academic year consists of four intakes (eleven weeks each) in duration. Week 11 of each intake is for examinations followed by two weeks of break.

Payments of course fees must be made prior to course commencement. Please refer to Letter of Acceptance for instalment due dates.

Week 1 New Intake commences
Week 2 Register for retake modules
Week 3 Collect ID card from Student Services. Lockers will be issued by Administration
Week 4
Week 5 Complete Evaluation of Training Faculty
Week 6 Collect previous term’s Transcript and Invoice from Student Services.
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9 Release of Examination Schedule
Week 10
Week 11 Final examination and presentation  / Release schedule for next term / Internal Moderation Meeting.
Week 12 Term Break – Holiday Week
Week 13 Term Break – Holiday Week


Raffles Design International maintains a very strict standard of performance and attendance for its courses. Students are expected to attend all classes. A class for which a student is registered is an appointment that takes precedence over all other engagements. Non-attendance or absences in 25% or more of the classes for a subject may result in a grade of ‘F’ at the end of the term.

Absence due to illness:

Raffles Design International shall only accept medical certificates issued by registered medical doctors as valid justification for absenteeism. Any other justification and documents may be considered on a case-to-case basis.

If a student suffers from a major contagious disease during that time e.g. chicken pox, measles etc. A Medical Certificate (MC) must be produced certifying the above.


Students are expected to arrive for their classes on time. However if a student arrives within fifteen minutes of start of class, the student will be marked ‘1/2 day absent’. Thereafter the student will be marked a ‘full absent’.

Students Notice Board

Students should regularly read and check the Student’s Notice Boards (all around the campus) regularly for updates on changes in policy and class schedules. Raffles Design International will not bear any responsibility for student’s failure to comply with this clause.

Student Identification Card (Student ID)

The ‘Student Identity Card’ will be issued in the third week of the new intake. Students must carry the ID card at all times whilst on the premises and produce it on request. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in a student being excluded from classes or any part of the premises of Raffles Design International . To avoid delay in receiving the Student ID card promptly, three passport-sized photographs (non-returnable) must be submitted to the Student Services Department. Student ID must be returned when a student completes or discontinues his/her study in Raffles Design International.

It is very important for Raffles to be informed of any changes in the students’ personal particulars.

Raffles will not be responsible if any messages or correspondence are not received by the students promptly because of the outdated mailing address or contact ways.

All information declared by the student is strictly confidential and will be used solely for official purposes.


A student may be terminated from any module by Raffles Design International for any of the following reasons:

  • Poor academic performance
  • Continuous default of fee payments
  • Prolonged absenteeism
  • Criminal offences including drug abuse
  • Cheating, dishonest behaviour
  • Any conduct which is deemed to be unacceptable in Raffles Design International , including vandalism, assault, harassment or disrespectful behaviour to staff or fellow students.
  • Students who fail the same modules three times are deemed to be de-registered.

A student who is terminated will not be entitled to any refund of tuition fees.

Fee Payment

The payment schedule of the course fee is outlined in the ‘Application for Admission’ form, ‘Letter of Acceptance and Fee Payment Schedule’ and ‘Tax Invoices’.

For all Programs

First Payment: Upon Admission (non-refundable and non-transferrable)

Installments: To be made in the beginning of each term of the course.

Students should refer to the ‘Letter of Acceptance and Fee Payment Schedule’ and Tax invoices for the breakdown of the tuition fees.

It is the student’s responsibility to collect the invoices and the transcripts from Student Services Department. Failure to pay on time will incur a late payment charge of Rs. 250 + S.T. per day late.

How to contact us

Students are welcome to contact the Student Services Department during office hours mentioned above.

Contact Details: +91 99302 25899

Email: StudentServices@Raffles-Design-Institute.com

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