Interior Design professional body IIID which represents 8500 interior designers is planning to come out with a Charter to improve quality of Interior Design Education in India, disclosed Pratap Jadhav, National President of the Apex body for the field of Interior Design in India, Institute of Indian Interior Designers(IIID).
The forty six years old body’s focus is to enhance the quality of Interior Design Profession in India. We would like to focus on serious education of the Interior Designing in India, he said interacting with the media along with Sanjay Mohe one of the most respected Architects in India, on the sidelines of inauguration of “IIID Showcase Insider 2018” here in the city at Hitex on Friday.
We are holding a Summit later this year in September in Jaipur. There we will announce the Charter defining quality interior design education. Hyderabad based designer Yashwanth Ramanamurthy already prepared a draft charter. After the summit, we will reveal details of the same which will be submitted to the competent government authorities, Pratap Jadhav added.
In our efforts improve quality education, we are collaborating with 35 colleges and 12 universities, across India, including Hyderabad based Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University. Our role here is to enhance the quality of interior design education, faculty training, he informed. The country has three lakh Interior Designers. Every year 10,000 students are entering into the profession, he stated.
We have 31 chapters and 8500 across India. There are three lakh interior design professionals in India. There is a dearth of skilled professionals. There is a demand for three lakh interior design professionals in the country, Jadhav revealed.
We are seriously contemplating to restrict practice to well qualified and well deserving interior designers by bringing in Licensing system into the profession. It may take a decade or more to bring in a law and the same to come into force. Licensing has to be made mandatory because they play a very critical role in the development of a structure. They as professionals deal with spaces which have health and safety issues. Many developed nations allow individuals who have significant experience and education in design . The licensing system is already in place in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Indonesia, Pratap told.
Interior designing profession has to be taken little more seriously. If the profession has to be developed, it needs to be regulated the way Architects are given licenses to practice he said. We will work towards it to make licensing a must in future, he added.
Interior Designing is not just confined to the interiors of home or office. Wedding Set Design is emerging big. Design of movie sets, GES Summit like events etc offer good scope for interior designers. It has grown beyond real estate he said.
The design just doesn’t belong to affluent few. Even commoner can seek design intervention. Taking design to common people is our goal JADHAV informed.
The Interior Design Industry size in India is estimated to be Rs 20,000 crore and Telugu states supposed to have one-tenth as its share which is put at Rs 2000 crore.
Mr. Pratap Jadhav, National President of IIID can be reached on his mobile: 09822037993. Media Contact: Solus Media, D. Ramchandram