The D J Academy of Design belongs to the illustrious GKD Charity Trust, set up in 1983 by the industrialist par excellence, (Late) Cavalier Dr. G.K.Devarajulu. His pioneering efforts saw the emergence of Coimbatore on the global industrial map and the LMW Group as a major force to reckon with. The Group now comprises a staggering 20 companies with LMW being the flagship brand. DJAD started with a joint certification programme with National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. DJAD is also a founder member of the Indian Design Institutes Alliance [IDIAI which has formed NEED (National Entrance Examination in Design)].
The academy is housed in an architecturally beautiful building, well-equipped with all the facilities required to sharpen the brilliant minds.
Library & Resource Centre:
The library cum resource centre houses not only books but also films, music, digital resources and product samples for reference. Apart from the vast collections of books, foreign and Indian journals and magazines are available in the library for Management, MCA and Design students. DJAD also subscribes to the EBSCO online Database to access 1100 journals which include 30 design related journals.
Media Lab :
DJAD’s state-of-the-art Media Lab facilitates high quality film projects and sound recording and mixing. The lab is equipped with industry-standard hardware and software along with a shooting floor capable of handling all post-production functions for professional quality film and sound projects.
Studios are the place where students involve in creative work, here is where learning takes place. Unlike the normal classrooms, studios are flexible to the design learning requirement, to give students the ambience to think and perform creatively. The studios are spacious and well lit with individual work space. Though classes end at 4.30 pm, studios are open till 9 pm for students to continue their work. Studios are WIFI enabled.
There are furnished hostels, separate for girls and boys. Since Design is round the clock activity there is enough space capacity in hostels to accommodate all the students who join the academy. Both the hostels are equipped with solar water heating facilities.
DJAD award limited number of scholarships to befitting students
DJAD students were placed in the following companies : 3R Technologies Chennai, A’Hotel Ludhiana, ABD Studio Bangalore, Agam Creative Studios Madurai, D- cube Design Chennai, Design Mechanics India P Ltd. New Delhi, DIG Design Studio Bangalore, White Crow Designs Mumbai, Wipro Industries Pune