U.P. Institute Of Design, C-22, Sector-62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh-201301 0120-2400112/9455680200 info.upid@aktu.ac.in

Facilities

As an extension facility of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, the institute caters to the affiliated colleges in the region, in terms of facilitation of administrative procedures, which otherwise was to be deputed to Lucknow. The administrative facility works all through the week other than the Sunday and gazetted holidays of the U.P government. In view of the widespread of temperature from summer to the winter in the region, the building is totally air-conditioned except the circulation and common usage areas.

To cater to everybody at full occupancy the drinking water troughs with integrated RO facility are distributed throughout the building. The institute has it's own 500 KVA power backup generators which ensure unhindered workflow, safety and security. The Institute envisages incorporating solar power in the future.

The institute has a 100 seater air-conditioned conference room. The facility is utilised for faculty development programs, workshops and conferences. The decor has been revamped to reflect the contemporary sensibilities and aspirations of the students and the institute.

It has the most modern teleconferencing facility which helps in regular meetings about the functioning of the institute with the facilitation teams in Lucknow.

The nerve centre of students' activity at UPID, Noida. This is where all the brainstorming, innovation and ideas germinate. This is where the students interact during their recess and free time. The Institute provides indoor games, like Table tennis, carrom, and chess within the common rooms to keep the students' engaged in alternative intellectual exercises in their free time.

Unlike regular classrooms or studios, the study and lecture areas are both classrooms as well as studios-for-non-messy work. All the classrooms (04 B.Des and 02 M.Des) are equipped with teaching aids and equipment that make them "smart".

In addition to lecture areas, students can mould, chisel, chip, hand-grid a form out of a wooden, plastic or plaster-of-paris piece in the free-hand studio. This is where they learn to get their hands dirty and create exciting forms.

Furthermore, if a student wants to pursue an additional credit of 20, which is permissible under the institute mandate for an honorary degree, he or she can do so in the MOOCS studio.

The institute houses a well-stocked library for all the courses being run. There are over 2000 books (and increasing) in the library that can be either borrowed or referenced. In addition to that various national and international journals/periodicals, interesting and relevant magazines, English and Hindi newspapers are also under subscription.

The library is fully digitized and each accessed unit catalogued.

The library has both reading and reprographic facility for the convenience of the students and the researchers alike.

The computer centre houses around 100 computers, and are available to all the students, teachers and staff in the building. It has a dedicated server which ensures speedy networking and access to the internet. The computers are latest in terms of technology and adequate in terms of hardware and software configuration to take care of any computing power necessitating out of the course curriculum being run at the institute.

The computer centre also has an attached seminar hall to mini-conferences and lectures for delegates/ students in numbers more than 50.

With a seating area for nearly 100 people, students, teachers, guests, parents, all and sundry have their meals at the cafeteria. The cafeteria also has a micro restaurant where hot tea, coffee and limited gourmet dishes, are served to people who have missed the lunch or breakfast. A place to unwind and take a break.

In consonance with any modern teaching methodology, the institute houses all the requirements of digital computing and accessibility in the computer laboratory. The computers here are ultra high-performance machines with the latest graphics, computer-aided design and simulation software. Lectures are held in the lab itself on programming, CAD and graphics as and when the curriculum requires. The laboratories are divided into general and post-graduation sections. The complex also houses a language laboratory and a (Massive online Open courses )MOOCS facilitation center. Undergrad students can undergo online courses in their spare time to gain 20 extra credits for an honours degree. The students can access the labs anytime for their project work.

For a wholesome intellectual development of the students, the institute encourages students to various clubs like a dramatic club or the photographic club. It is the endeavour of the institute to develop the intellectual capacity of the students to prepare for a complex and multidimensional work environment in the future.

The institute is located in Noida and in the national capital territory, which boats of a vibrant culture of cosmopolitan nature. The NCT is also surrounded by various manufacturing and services industry which provides vibrant opportunities in terms of learning and future work areas.

The institute building is a modern facility and is surrounded by various academic institutions which provide a unique mixture of an academic environment.

Electronics is increasingly being used in most of the modern devices. Students learn about the nuances of electronics in this lab, where instruments like cathode ray oscilloscope, function generator, digital multimeter, dc power supply, tachometer, dc motors are available both for experiments and projects.

The institute provides PLC boards like Arduino etc. and associated accessories for quick electronics prototyping for various student projects.

There is a lecture facility within the laboratory for easy demonstration of theories.

The workshop is the place where the students materialise their vision and concepts into physical products. This is the place where they hone their hand manipulation of materials and prototyping skills. Apart from manual work the institute also provides access to various metal and woodworking machines to the students. The workshop has lathes, milling and drilling, pipe bending and finishing machines. It also has sheet metal shearer, bender and spot welding machines. For woodworking, the student can use wooden lathes, router cutters and drilling machines. On the high-tech side, the workshop has CNC laser cutter and engraver for fast prototyping of project works.

Apart from the machines, the workshop has numerous hand-held power tools, precision measuring tools and accessories along with well-trained staff to guide the students and take care of their safety while handling these machines.