The India Design Council is a national strategic body for design in India. It is committed to establish India as a center for design excellence. It constantly endeavors to increase knowledge, develop design capability, encourage businesses to use design, and drive value creation through design.
In pursuance of the National Design Policy announced by the Government of India on 8th January 2007, the Central Government constituted the India Design Council on 2nd March 2009.
The council is presided over by Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Prof. PradyumnaVyas, Director of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad is the member secretary.
The council is formed of 32 eminent people from the field of design, academia, media, industry organizations and Government departments.
Mr. Anand Mahindra while summarizing the role of India Design Council said "Design has always been a key element of the overall production process, irrespective of industry or sector and the IDC can provide a suitable platform for Indian design to enhance its competitiveness on the global stage. I am sure the Council will also play an important role in fostering closer ties between industry and academia, and showcasing India's rich design heritage, which is most apparent in our monuments and traditional textiles."
India has the talent and passion of a leading design destination. In the years to come, we hope to develop India into a vibrant, unique international design platform for the world. India is well positioned to take the design leadership role because of its unique and diverse intersection of cultures and businesses. The India Design Council is committed to placing India on the world map of design by developing a thriving, multi-disciplinary design industry that has a global impact.
The council has started working on a number of initiatives for developing Indian Design Sector. It is working with other government agencies, the design community, industry and education institutions to promote design in business, society and public services. The council is spearheading the national design direction and is coordinating the resources of various agencies, institutions and industry in promoting and developing design excellence.