- How do I enroll and when?
Ans. You can enroll anytime of the year. Admissions are open through out the year. You can download the enrolment form, from our website www.sanskruti2000.com or www.sanskruti1000.com (look for the yellow bar on the home or first page) or you can write or email us, we will send you the enrollment form.
- a) What is the cost of the course? b) What are the drawing materials and such that I will need to procure for the course ? c) Is there any hidden cost apart from the Rs.20,000 and Rs.25,000 given in your website.
Ans. a) Course A: Basic 12 Months Rs 20,000 including postage
( Manuals 1 & 2 ) ( foreign students) US$ 525 including postage
Course B: Advanced 15 Months Rs 25,000 including postage
( Manuals 1, 2 & 3 )( foreign students) US$ 625 including postage
Students taking longer than the course duration , will be charged extra as per the extension rules. (Rs.6,000 or US$125 per 6 month extension including postage). Two extensions permitted.
b) A list of drawing materials required by students is given in the manuals. The cost is expected to be nominal.
c) There are no extra or hidden costs, nor do you have to pay anything extra anytime during the course. The course fees is all inclusive.
- What is the mode of payment, full payment or can it be in installments?
Ans.Full payment is required as we give the entire course material together at the start of the course. This is to ensure flexibility for the student while studying. You may study chapters in the sequence given in the Manuals or skip a chapter, study the next and return to complete your study, as per your convenience. Draft to be made out in favour of 'SANSKRUTI' payable at Mumbai. Payment can also be made through electronic bank transfer. If this alternative is preferred, kindly let us know, we will send details.
- Upon enrolling when will I receive my course material? Is delivery guaranteed?
Ans. On receipt of course fees and your enrollment form, your course materials will be sent within 24 hours. Depending on the courier/postal system in your area, you can expect your materials delivered within one to seven working days (usually within 2 to 3 days). Your course duration of 12 months commences from the time you receive the course material. We send all course material through 'Speed Post' or through reliable courier services, who supply proof of delivery.
- What if I need help with my course? Any helpdesk/any guide for correspondence students through phone or online ?
Ans. Tutors are assigned to students enrolling at SANSKRUTI centre, for counseling and guidance throughout the course, on telephone, e mail or through post. If you have any doubts while studying the course, all you have to do is to pick up the telephone, call the SANSKRUTI centre and ask for a tutor. You will get clarifications on the spot. Alternatively, you can email, fax or post your queries. Answers will be given within 24 to 48 hours. This facility is available to all students for the duration of the course.
- When do I have to appear for an exam, at which centre or where and how often do I send my assignments?
Ans. You do not have to visit the centre nor attend classes as this is a self study course. As regards the examinations, we clarify as follows:
This is a correspondence course whose course material is in the form of 2 books each containing 6 chapters. The total contents of the books are at least 50% more than the normal curriculum of many 12 month full time courses in the field.
The course concept revolves around the fact that you are interested in studying interior design. Therefore we feel such studies should be done at your leisure without the fear of examinations in the archaic sense, where you are made to sit in a hall for several hours and those hours decide your fate. Our intent is to confirm that you have understood all the chapters, and to that objective we request you to submit answer sheets for the questions at the back of the books, for all the chapters. The answers are written at your convenience and are meant to convey that you have grasped the contents of the chapters. This is the way we gauge that you have understood what we are trying to teach. Our grades reflect the effort you have put in. The answers are to be sent as you do the course, not necessarily at the end. (Answers for two chapters at a time are preferred ) The answer sheets should be sent to 'SANSKRUTI' for evaluation, preferably by post. These will be corrected by a tutor and returned to the student. Evaluation scores are 'Excellent, Good, Fair or repeat'. The request for repeat is for the benefit of the student. At the end of 12 months you should have obtained a grade of FAIR and above to qualify for the Diploma. This is our simple examination procedure.
( If you fool yourself and submit false papers, you will receive your answers from the market once you leave the thresh hold of our Institute. Everyone will know you do not have enough knowledge and will avoid you. In the contrary, if you diligently put in the right effort, you will gain in depth knowledge which will reflect in your work and stand you in good stead throughout your career.)
We also give you the flexibility of submitting the answer sheets in whatever sequence convenient to you, though the sequence given in the books is preferred. There are many practical exercises too among the questions. You have the added facility of referring your queries to tutors available on telephone during office working hours, who will clarify your doubts when ever you have any. The efforts and interest has to be yours. We are there to guide you throughout, counsel you and help you attain that objective.
We hope you appreciate our explanation about examinations as we believe in open examinations without fear of pass or fail, but at the same time, we are particular that you finish all your answer sheets with a grade of FAIR and above to qualify for our Diploma.
- Will I receive a Diploma on completion?
Ans. You will receive your SANSKRUTI Diploma on completion of all the answer sheets of the both the Manuals and obtaining a grade of FAIR or above in all the answer sheets. Your answer sheets should be without any 'redos' remaining. Students need to complete all the 'repeat' or 'redo' answers, before qualifying for the Diploma.
- Is the course recognized by the Government or affiliated to any University?
Ans. . No. You may or may not be aware that interior design is not a licensed profession in our country. That is, you do not need to be registered in any way to practice in the country. There are only four regulated professions in the country....doctors, lawyers, chartered accountants and architects. IID (Indian Institute of Interior Designers) is a private trust that also behaves like a private club. It has no legal or statutory sanction to recognize professionals. (architects are registered with Council of Architecture and not Indian Institute of Architects) IIA is also like a club which has membership.
If we align with any government university, we will be tied down to various norms which will be stifling and will erode the flexibility we have in built for the students. Given this scenario it is therefore more important that the education you get in this field, is exemplary and sufficient to impart in you a sense of confidence, sufficient to allow you to practice your professional knowledge.
As mentioned earlier, ours is the only correspondence course in the country whose course material is recommended by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra, to colleges. Our Diploma, through private, must have some value, as the course is on the approved list of courses in Unit Trust of India. The course material is also on the approved list of Godrej and Nirmala Niketan Institution, besides others. We are also sometimes approached by other Institutions to recommend our students for placement with them.
- Will there be drawing skill required to study this course? Does the course include only theory or drawings also?
Ans. Any design course is primarily to do with ' ideas' . It has to do with the ability to imagine, to conceive, to dream and convey great schemes, full of life, good cheer and which bring about a ' feel good ' feeling. Good design is about all these things and much more. Drawings are a means of communication. There is a complete chapter on drawings. Yes, the ability to draw well is always helpful, but that is not to say that if your handwriting is weak, you are not a good author. That's where typewriters and computers come in. With practice your drawing skills will improve. Today almost all designer's offices use computers to prepare drawings. Yet for a student we insist on manually drawn exercises, so that an aspiring students gets a feel of what's being learnt. In due time we expect all students and designers, will move towards computer drafted work and more complicated depictions. A beginning has to be made with simple lessons, before you graduate to bigger things. Many known and successful designers cannot draw well, but have the ability to convey their designs through other means.
- Once the course is over, will I be able to start my own business or will I need to take further courses? Would it help me acquire a job in any company that deals with interiors such as builders and contractors?
Ans. Yes, you should be able to start on your own, though a lot depends on individual dedication and talent. You can definitely apply and obtain employment with your newly gained skills and knowledge. Practical knowledge will complement your theoretical skills.
- There is a lot of practical and site survey work required in this field. How will a correspondence course fulfill this need?
Ans. You study an Interior Design course if you are a creative kind of person. But before you embark on any practical or site work, a thorough base of theoretical knowledge must be established. This is the foundation on which you build your future prospects. Practical experience is helpful thereafter or alongside. Interior Design being an urban field, visits to sites under progress in the towns or cities of your residence, always helps. You have to take that initiative. Many students do a lot of work in terms of re defining or re designing spaces in their own house or office or in the homes of family and friends. While doing the course, you can assist someone in designing or start trying out stuff in your own house. Such work is really appreciated and gives the student a sense of confidence. Various basic details that are required to be known, are amply covered in the course material. There are many practical exercises too among the questions and the SANSKRUTI staff is more than willing to clear your doubts, throughout the course.
- a) What is the credibility of the SANSKRUTI Diploma? b) How will the Diploma from SANSKRUTI benefit aspiring students? c) After completion of the course, can one be a Registered Interior Designer?
Ans. a) There is a great amount of credibility attached to the SANSKRUTI Diploma. There are varying perceptions in the lay person's mind, regarding the field of Interior Design. Still, does one ever ask a lawyer to show his degree, before asking him to fight a legal case We don't think any one would. In the design field, potential employers and clients do not go by certificates, diplomas or degrees. They value a person's knowledge, confidence and portfolio more. Any person wanting to spend a lot of money, will gauge a persons level of confidence and knowledge of the subject, he displays.
It is for this reason that we at SANSKRUTI lay great importance to conveying the fundamentals of interior design, well to our students. If the basics are well ingrained, then a professional can nurture his talent further. Fundamental knowledge lays a good foundation for achieving higher levels of success. A lot also depends on individual dedication and pursuit. Several of our students are well placed in Interior designers offices and/or in their own endeavors.
As mentioned earlier, ours is probably the only correspondence course in the country whose course material is recommended by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra, to colleges. Our Diploma, through private, must have some value, as the course is on the approved list of courses in Unit Trust of India. The course material is also on the approved list of Godrej and Nirmala Niketan Institution, besides others. We are often approached by institutions, to recommend our students for placement with them.
b)There are many practicing interior decorators in the country who work without any basic qualifications. Although they may be able to deliver the goods in a repetitive manner, what they would be lacking is the fundamental knowledge of the various subjects that prepare them to be more innovative and put them on a firm pedestal, from where they can launch themselves into the practical field. The SANSKRUTI course helps people with in depth knowledge, essential to practice the profession effectively and profitably.
c) Interior design is not a licensed profession in our country. That is, you do not need to be registered in any way to practice in the country. The same situation exists in many states in the USA and in many other countries. There is also no statutory concern authorized to qualify interior designers. There are only four regulated professions in the country....doctors, lawyers, chartered accountants and architects. It is for this reason, the education you receive should be exemplary.
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