Raffles Student Corner

Getting the next generation of designers oriented with the environment.

Raffles Student Corner

Getting the next generation of designers oriented with the environment.

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International StudentInternational Student
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Success by Design!

Raffles Design International, Mumbai, was established in the year 2004. It has ever since been one of the best private design institutes till date. It is conveniently located at Marol in Andheri East, Mumbai. Raffles offer courses in Visual Communication Design, Digital Media Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Design and Fashion Marketing & Management in India. Raffles Design International, one of the leading design colleges in India, aims to produce talented and skilled graduates who will shape the future of design and business-related disciplines. Raffles Design International is proud to contribute to more than 400 award-winning designers over the last 20 years. Raffles Design International strives hard to step up and stay ahead of the game, maintaining its status as one of the top designing colleges in Mumbai. The institute upgrades to the latest in technology and includes the requirements in the industries that should be learnt. Raffles Design International maintains the quality standards along with the global understanding of the subject matter at hand. The students further their studies to any of the branches and schools or universities which have an articulation agreement with Raffles Design International at any moment. The entire school network follows the same academic calendar, ensuring no study time is lost when transferring and all prior subjects successfully completed will be recognized. The medium of instruction is English and the curriculum is truly international. As part of their design training, the students perform internships during their course and gain opportunities at respectable companies to get a taste of the professionalism and design arrays. The graduates from Raffles Design International’s institutes will be able to develop a substantial work portfolio for themselves that will help them in building their dream careers.

ServicesStudent Services

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 July October

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 + G. 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: 9930225899

Email: clintondsilva@raffles-design-institute.com

SR.NO List of Holidays DATE DAY
1 New Year Day 1st January 2021 Friday
2 Republic Day 26th January 2021 Tuesday
3 Holi 29th March 2021 Monday
4 Good Friday 2ndth April 2021 Friday
5 Gudi Padwa 13th April 2021 Tuesday
6 Maharashtra Day 1st May 2021 Saturday
7 Ramazan Id (Id-Ul-Fitar) 13th May 2021 Thursday
8 Bakri Id (Id-Ul-Juha) 20th July 2021 Tuesday
9 Independence Day 15th August 2021 Sunday
10 Ganesh Chhaturthi 10th September 2021 Friday
11 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 02nd October 2021 Saturday
12 Dusshera* 15th October 2021 Friday
13 Diwali 4th November 2021 Thursday
14 Diwali 5th November 2021 Friday
15 Christmas 25th December 2021 Saturday

*The following Monday will be a public holiday.


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CoursesDegree Courses

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

Minimum 18 years old and have completed 12th Grade / A levels - Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC). A portfolio is necessary.

English Language Proficiency

Have you got?

  • TOEFL - minimum 550* (paper based) or 213*(computer based);
  • IELTS - minimum 6.0*;
  • GCE 'O' Level English - minimum C6;
  • High School English Pass grade (minimum) in an English medium school.

* Test result achieved not more than 2 years ago.

If YES, you are exempted from the English program at Raffles Design Institute. Please provide evidence / proof of your achievements to the Admissions Department. If NO, you must take an English Placement test with us. The only other way to achieve an exemption is to score 85% or above on our placement test, and satisfy our spoken and written English requirements.


Staying outstation has always been a difficult and tiring process for the students. Being an international institute, Raffles Design International is aware of the number of students that come from different countries and states to join the courses. Keeping all these factors in mind, the admissions department will help you locate the right accommodation to suit your needs for a perfect stay.


Once a Mumbaikar, always a Mumbaikar! Mumbai is not just a city, it’s an attitude. It’s a lifestyle which seeps inside you and becomes your distinction for all your life. Days in Mumbai is all about constant dreaming and a huge horizon of opportunities. The city, also regarded as the city of hope, will prepare you for all the struggles in your life and teach you to face them with a conqueror’s smile. This city can at first seem a bit unrelenting, and even cruel to a non-Mumbaikar, but it will make you fall in love with it when you endure the challenges to achieve your goal.

Students coming from outstation cities to study in Mumbai will get to experience a city life you will not find anywhere else in the world. Although living here is not difficult, it is always better to be prepared for the mindboggling pace of life.


The climate of Mumbai is temperate with the warm summer and cool winters. In May, the hottest of the warm summer months, temperatures hover between 27° Celsius (81°F) and 34° Celsius (92° F). Mumbai has a tropical atmosphere, particularly a tropical wet and dry atmosphere under the Köppen atmosphere arrangement, with seven months of dryness and pinnacle of downpours in July. The cooler season from December to February is trailed by the mid-year season from March to June. The period from June to about the finish of September comprises the south-west storm season, and October and November shape the post-rainstorm season.

Pre-storm showers are witnessed during the duration of May. Once in a while, north-east rainstorm showers occur during October and November. The summer heat gives way to the monsoon when the southwest monsoon winds unleash their laden fury on the city. The average rainfall is 217 cm. The winter months from November to February are balmy and cool with day temperatures averaging a comfortable 19° Celsius (67° F).



Three wheelers are available only in the suburbs; they are metered, with a farecard.


The best travel options are Regular Taxis. They are black and yellow and have a meter - but remember, you pay the rate as per the Fare card. AC Taxis, or ‘Cool Cabs’, are distinguished by their blue colour. You can even chose to ride app based services like Ola and Uber.


Single and Double-decker buses are an inexpensive mode of transport. They tend to get overcrowded at peak hours.


The Western Railway line plies from Churchgate and the Central and Harbour line plies from Victoria Terminus (now CST). Tickets are available at the railway booking counters. Trains are non A/C, have Ist and IInd classes and a separate compartment for ladies..


The Indian Rupee, which is equivalent to 100 paise. Approx. value: US $ 1 = Approx. INR 64 Brit. £ 1 = Approx. INR 82.

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Student Application Form

Admission Process

For professionals, the candidate has to submit his/her extensive portfolio/transcript & resume. For students with prior learning in the design course. A personal interview along with their original documents is mandatory. Exemptions like scholarships may be considered whenever applicable.

English Proficiency

English Proficiency



Creative Aptitude

Creative Aptitude

Analytical Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning

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Student Application Form | Full Time Study

Diploma (6 Months) and Advanced Diploma (18 Months)
  • Interior Design
  • Product Design
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Digital Media Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Marketing and Management
Bachelor of Arts (HONS)*
  • Interior Design
  • Product Design
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Digital Media Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Marketing and Management
Mumbai Center Raffles Design International (India) Private Limited
Raffles Design International, The Masterpiece, Marol Metro Station, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059
CIN- U74994MH2004PTC147550
  • AustraliaAustralia
  • CambodiaCambodia
  • ChinaChina
  • IndiaIndia
  • IndonesiaIndonesia
  • ItalyItaly
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • MongoliaMongolia
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  • SingaporeSingapore
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • ThailandThailand

Student Application Form | Full Time

Entry Requirements for Diploma
And Advanced Diploma
  • Completion of Grade 10th/12th OR equivalent
  • Portfolio (Any Creative Work)
  • Interview
  • Minimum age 16 Years
  • IELTS Score of 5.5 for Diploma and 6.0 for Advanced Diploma for English
Entry Requirements for Degree
  • Completion of RCHE Advanced Diploma
  • Minimum age 19 Years
  • IELTS Score of 6.5 for English
  • Applicants with non-standard qualifications may apply but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Application Checklist* (Please Tick)
Application Fee An application fee of Rs 3,500 (Inclusive of taxes) is payable upon submission of this application which is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Programme (Please indicate clearly): Diploma and Advanced Diploma
I. Diploma Commencing Intake (6months) Awarded by Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore.
II. Advanced Diploma Commencing Intake (2 Years) Awarded by Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore.
III. Programme (Please indicate clearly) BA (Hons) awarded by Coventry University,UK (1 year Top-Up)
Degree Commencing Intake

English Language Proficiency

Applicant whose native language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in the Language. Please tick your appropriate level of English proficiency attained.
Personal Details: Fill in the blanks as indicated. *All information declared by the applicant is strictly confidential and will be used solely by Raffles Design International.
Full Name (as in passport/ID proof)
Personal Details
Date of Birth
Country of Birth
Official Details
Passport Number
Contact Details
Family Address
For Official Communication (please indicate the preferred address, phone and email address below).
Emergency Contact
Applicants With Disabilities (If you have a disability which may affect your learning (vision, hearing impairment, health, mobility) please provide official supporting documentation about the nature of your disability and any impact it will have for your education in Raffles Design International. This information must be provided at the time of application. Disclosure of disability is treated confidentially).
Education Details (List the most recent School’s you have attended and the highest qualification attained).
Qualification Achieved
Year of Completion
Secondary/High School
Qualification Achieved
Year of Completion
Parent/Guardian Information
Father’s name
Company name and address
Pin code
Office Telephone Number
Mother’s name
Company name and address
Pin code
Office Telephone Number
Guardian’s Name
Company Name and Address
Pin Code
Office Telephone Number
Terms & Conditions of Enrollment

The following Terms and Conditions of Enrollment apply to all applicants who register for full-time programmes with Raffles Design International. All fees and monies when mentioned are in Indian Rupees. Once signed by the applicant and their parents/legal guardian (in case the applicant is below 21 years of age), these terms and conditions are legally binding upon the Applicant and his/her parents if the Applicant is below 21 years of age under the laws and jurisdiction of the Republic of India.

Admission Policy

Admissions to Raffles Design International (henceforth known as the Center), is open to all individuals regardless of gender, race, religion or nationality. Selection for admission is based on all overall assessment of the individual’s potential. The Center reserves the rights to reject an application and to review an applicant’s progress periodically. Raffles Design International may, at its discretion, cancel an applicant’s registration for lack of academic progress, irregular attendance of classes, failure to appear in examinations, misbehaviour with the faculty or other applicants, negligence in completing assignments, inattentive behaviour and lack of commitment to the teaching facilities provided, failure to honour fees payable or failure to abide by the Rules and Regulations prescribed in the Student Handbook. In all such cases, the Center shall not be liable to refund any Course Fees Payment already been made by the applicant.

Fees and Charges

Course Fees: All Course Fees have to be paid according to the “Course Fees Payment Schedule”. The Course Fees outlined in the Schedule shall be the amount to be received by the Center. The certification fee in equivalent Singapore dollars are payable to Raffles Education Corpora-tion as stipulated during admissions. The first payment upon admission is payable upon acceptance of the admission. The installments are due and payable as per ”Course Fees Payment Schedule” i.e. on the 1st March, 1st June, 1st September and 1st December. GST as applicable in India or Singapore will be levied on all fees and charges.

Additional Charges

A cumulative late payment Charge of Rs.250/-exclusive of GST per day will be levied for non-payment of Course Fees after the stipulated deadlines from the Center. Applicants are expected to purchase normal classroom supplies and specified textbooks. Applicants may be required to purchase materials related to certain courses. An administrative fee of Rs.500/- exclusive of GST is charged for each dishonoured cheque. Fees for duplicate Transcripts, ID Card, Module Withdrawal, Re-sit/ Re-Evaluation, Field Trips, etc will be applicable apart from the Course Fees. Further information may be obtained from the Students and Administrative Department.

Retaking Fees

The Retaking fee will be invoiced flat Rs.32000 exclusive of GST for applicant who has failed the module. The retaking fee will be paid 1 week before the commencement of the term, commencing on 1st January, 1st April, 1st July or 1st October in which the module is offered.

The above fees paid are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.

Review of Course Fees : The Center reserves the rights to regularly review and make changes to the course fees without prior notice.

Withdrawal,Termination,deferment,transfer and exemption

Withdrawal: In the event of an applicant wishing to withdraw from the coaching course to which He / She has been admitted by the Center, the applicant has to complete the "Application of Withdrawal from the Programme" form obtainable from the Student and Administrative Department. The applicant will be interviewed by the Student Services Manager. The Center will consider each application on a case by case basis. An administration charge of Rs.5000/- exclusive of GST will be levied. The first payment upon admission is strictly non–refundable and non-transferable. All installments due for payment are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable. Due date is as per “Course Fee Payment Schedule”. Any fees paid in advance may be considered for refund with a minimum of 30 days written notice given to the Center’s student services department prior to the start of the next commencement term


Applicant terminated by the Center as otherwise provided in this application form is entitled to receive a refund of Course Fee proportional to the number of course weeks paid for but have not commenced.

Transfer between centers within the raffles design college group

Applicant has to complete the “Application for Transfer of Center” form, obtainable from the Student and Administrative Department one term before the commencement of the new term. Transferring applicant will have to pay the Course Fees installment as per schedule of the new Center. A transfer of INR 7800/- exclusive of GST will be levied. Transfer approved only on completion of 2 years (Advanced Diploma) of studies that you have signed up and subject to availability of seats in the destination college out of India.


Applicants are not allowed to defer studies once the term has commenced. Applicants who wish to defer their term of studies will complete the “Application of Deferment” form, obtainable from the Students and Administrative Department, at least 30 days before commencement of the new term. The decision to grant the applicant deferment will be considered on a case by case basis and at the sole discretion of the Student Services Manager. An administration fees of Rs 5000/- exclusive of GST is payable for the Center to maintain the applicants record during the deferment.

To rejoin the Center, the applicant has to inform the Center in writing 30 days before the term begins. Applicant who wishes to re-enroll after deferment will have to pay an administration fees of Rs.5000/- exclusive of GST and the course fee in effect at the time of their re-enrollment. This administrative fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Deferment approved only on completion of 1 year of studies in Raffles Design International. Deferment is permissible up to only 2 terms in the entire course duration.

Transfer of programme

Current applicants already in the course of study wishing to transfer to another programme will need to complete the “Application for Transfer of Programme” form obtainable from the Student and Administrative Department no later than two weeks into the term. A transfer fee of Rs.5200/- exclusive of GST will be levied.


Applicant seeking exemptions have to present an official transcript, portfolio and course syllabus from the School studied (if applicable) at the time of registration, and such exemptions are subject to the approval of RCHE. Applicant will be charged 35% of the course fee of the modules exempted. Applicant will not be able to receive any further exemption during their studies, nor be able to receive further discounts on their exemptions

Important Note

In case of Fail, Deferment of Studies or Transfer of Programme or Withdrawal of Module, the applicant will not be able to complete the Course, that the student has been admitted to, within the prescribed completion dates.

Curriculum Review

The Center reserves the right to review and make changes to the curriculum without prior notice.

Examinations and Evaluations

To qualify for Raffles Diploma and Advanced Diploma awards, Applicant will be required to successfully complete various course work, examinations, projects, industrial attachment programme, and other forms of evaluation prescribed by the Center. Various conditions apply to the eligibility for examinations. Applicant will only be admitted to examinations provided that the applicant has (1) met all current financial obligations and (2) fulfilled the requirements of the course leading to the examinations. Examinations are administered at regular scheduled times and applicant must be available during examination. Applicants failing to attend examination may be liable for a separate examination fee to have an equivalent examination set, administered and marked. Applicants assignments, projects and other Center related work may be retained by the Center or by project sponsors for a period of up to 6 months for marketing and promotion purchases.


Classes are scheduled on weekdays between 9am and 6pm or weekends between 9am and 1pm, which may subject to changes at the discretion of the Center when deemed necessary.

Limitation of Liability

Our student’s welfare and educational aspirations are of utmost importance to us. We are committed to and will strive to ensure that all our students shall receive a high quality education. However, if there is any liability on the part of the Center, arising out of this Admission Agreement or in relation to your tenure as a student in our Center, the liability of the Center shall be limited to and shall not, in any case, exceed the aggregate amount of the Course fees that you have paid to the Center.

Bank : Citi Bank Fort House, 4th Floor, 224, Unit No. 1,
Dr D N Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001
Account Number : 0710293015
Swift Code : CITIINBX
IFSC Code : CITI0100000
Currency : Indian Rupees(INR)
Mode of Payment: Cheque/Demand Draft/ Telegraphic Transfers (T/T) Note that all bank charges from Telegraphic Transfers shall be borne by the remitter.
Declaration & Acceptance of Terms For Administration

I/We have read, understood and hereby accept the Terms and Conditions of enrollment for Raffles Design International. I/We also agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Center and to pay fees as they become due. I/We confirm that I/we have read and understood the description of the programme I have applied for and that the information provided prior to admission is correct to the best of my/our knowledge. I/We accept that Raffles Design International reserves the right to amend fees and charges, curriculum, schedules, class structures and the Center Rules and Regulations during the course of study.