Organization : Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Announcement : UCEED 2015
Facility : Syllabus
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Notification : https://www.entrance.net.in/uploads/887-UCEED-Brochure.pdf
Home Page : http://www.gate.iitb.ac.in/
The exam will have questions from the following six topics:
Visualization and spatial ability :
Pictorial and diagrammatic questions to test understanding of transformation and/or manipulation of 2D shapes and 3D objects and their spatial relationships; knowledge of practical and everyday mechanical and scientific concepts.
Observation and design sensitivity :
Ability to detect concealed properties in ordinary things, people, situations, and events, and thinking critically about them. Applying attention to certain details, analysing, reasoning, classifying, inferring and predicting. Ability to discern subtle differences in visual properties and aesthetic outcomes.
Environmental and social awareness :
General awareness of environmental factors such as climate, population, water, vegetation, pollution, weather, natural resources etc., and their implications on the design of products, images, infrastructure and environment. Awareness of social and cultural connection with design, history of the designed artefact, and socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design responses. History of art, sculpture and literature.
Analytical and logical reasoning :
Ability to look at information, be it qualitative or quantitative in nature, and discern patterns within the information. Ability to weigh opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate criteria. Ability to check for hidden bias or hidden assumptions and whether evidence and argument support conclusions. Ability to use logic and structured thinking to deduce from a short passage, which of a number of statements is the most accurate response to a posed question. Data Interpretation, brainteasers, and patterns.
Language and creativity :
Ability to understand and use Standard English. Reading comprehension, knowledge of English grammar such as sentence structure and usage, the use of tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active and passive constructions etc., and vocabulary skills. Ability to think creatively in terms of alternatives, ability to distinguish innovative options and think out of the box.
Design thinking and problem solving :
Ability to use visual analogies, metaphors, signs and symbols. Ability to understand complexity, identify problem, generate alternatives, evaluate options and select solutions.
REVIEW, REGRADING OR RETOTALLING :
** o Since the examination is a computer based test, there is no scope for review, re-grading or re-totalling of the examination paper.
** o However the UCEED 2015 Question Paper and Answer Key will be uploaded on the UCEED online portal on June 2, 2015.
** o Candidates can check the Answer Key and compare their answers to know the correct answers.
** o Any discrepancy/comment must be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org, on or before 5th June, 2015. Candidates have to mention “Comments about Answers” in the subject of the mail.
** o Final decision regarding the answer keys will be taken by the UCEED committee after consolidating all the comments from the candidates and the paper setting team. This decision will be binding on all the candidates.
CITIES WHERE UCEED 2015 WILL BE HELD :
UCEED 2015 will be held in the following 9 cities in India: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.
** Candidates should compulsorily choose 3 cities of their choice, in the order of preference, at the time of online registration.
** Once the application is submitted, request for change of city will NOT be entertained under any circumstances.
** If enough number of candidates are not available in a listed city, then the city may be dropped from the final list, and those candidates will be allotted a centre in the city of either their second choice or third choice.
** However, because of operational constraints, the UCEED 2015 Committee reserves the right to add a new city/town or remove an existing one and allot a city/town that may not be any of the choices of a candidate.
** An examination city may have more than one examination centre.
** A request for change of a centre within the same city/town will also NOT be permitted under any circumstances.
B. Des. PROGRAMME AT IDC, IIT BOMBAY
** Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at IIT Bombay has a well-established Master of Design degree (M. Des.) programme in Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Animation Design, Interaction Design & Mobility and Vehicle Design as well as a Ph. D. programme in Design.
** IDC provides a conducive environment for research, academics and collaborative projects.
** Supported by excellent research facilities, technical expertise and academic diversity of IIT Bombay, IDC has been involved with various initiatives in all areas of design.
** The potential for innovation at IDC lies fundamentally in terms of solving real world problems.
** From the year 2015 onwards, IDC will offer a four year, eight semester Bachelor of Design (B. Des.) programme and a five year, ten semester dual degree B. Des. + M. Des. programme.
** However, the option of doing the dual degree, B. Des. + M. Des. will be available only at the end of the 3rd year.
** The total number of seats sanctioned for both these programmes together is 30.
** Both these programmes would be credit-based and thus offer the flexibility to progress at one’s own pace.
** A minimum level of performance is essential for satisfactory progress.
** The medium of instruction is English.
** Students admitted to the B. Des. programme will not be eligible for branch change to any other undergraduate programmes offered by IIT Bombay at any time during the entire duration of the programme.
THE INSTITUTE :
** Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is an institution of national importance established through Acts of Parliament for fostering excellence in education.
** The institute is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of education and research. Reputed for the outstanding calibre of students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the institute attracts the best students from the country for its Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programmes.
** Research and academic programmes at IIT Bombay are driven by faculties, who are reputed for their research contributions internationally.
** Over the years, IIT Bombay has created a world class educational platform that is dynamically sustained through quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research with excellent infrastructure and the best available minds.
** The faculty and alumni of IIT Bombay occupy key positions in academia and industry, both in India and abroad, and continue to make a considerable impact in all sections of the society.
** Located in Powai, one of the northern suburbs of Mumbai, the residents of the institute reap the advantage of being in the busy financial capital of India, while at the same time enjoying the serenity of a campus known for its natural beauty.
** Being a fully residential institute, all the students are accommodated in hostels with in-house dining; the campus also provides excellent amenities for sports and other recreational facilities.