The two aspects of Vigyan Ashram DIC

  • Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’ –  Chinese proverb.
  • Great design  = clever engineering + art

The objective is to encourage and prosper innovative engineers to become designers. They are taken through the design process through hands-on work, ideally ending up in a sell-able product/service. At DIC Vigyan Ashram we offer:

  • Immersion in the art of design environment, where design thinking and the joy of design appreciation is promoted.
  • Technical facilities for advanced prototypes.
  • Peer group with like minded and passionate members.
  • Exciting clients who need master designers for their products.


As per the hub center Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), the following 4 courses are being offered at Vigyan Ashram:

How courses are conducted?

  • Each course has been decided into many modules that are planned to span the course duration.
  • Modules are completed in the form of assignments for each. by the students through
    • Knowledge gathering by online videos, interesting papers, etc.
    • Practical skill development through hands on practice.
    • Documentation of the learning experience on blog.
  •  Contracts with clients are promoted. These contracts also cover many modules of the prescribed syllabus and thus no need for re-doing the assignments. This arrangement results in:
    • Commitment of both parties to finish the project at high quality level.
    • A realistic experience for the student.
    • Building up of contacts and design profile for the student.
    • Earning for the student as well as low cost design and development service for the clients.
  • A major project is assigned with the objective that the design student will make a commercial product/service out of it.
  • Mentors from industry and academia are invited to interact with students. This happens each week.