Design & Innovation Academy was established in 2005 by Unison group with the vision of nurturing and training design professionals with the right degree of enthusiasm and caliber and facilitates design education with a difference. DIA teaches Fashion, Communication, Interior, Jewellery & Accessory design.

With a team of dedicated faculty from the country’s premier institution such as NID, NIFT, Delhi school of art and affiliations and collaborations globally with renowned foreign institutes as well as with Indian institutes such as NID IIM MICA and industry associations such as IFFTI, FDCI etc. IMS-DIA has worked hard and long to create a student-friendly education system which focuses on learning and innovation and our curriculum is carefully planned and executed to provide a holistic design education. DIA is one of the very few design collages to award dual certifications. A bachelor’s degree recognized by UGC.

DIA encourages its students to look beyond class-room tutoring to participate in competitions, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, events, conferences, research projects and student exchange programs. We organize special classes and industry orientation to broaden the student’s horizons.Meritorious students are further encouraged and exclusively trained through the scholar program to help them realize their creative aspirations and Million Dollar Idea Club, a special program at IMS-DIA motivates and supports them to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions.

In short, we are actively pursuing cutting edge design education and design interface to enhance value creation by our designers in key positions in society and enterprise.

IMS-DIA was awarded the “Best Textile & Apparel Design Institute in Delhi-NCR” by the Times Research Education Excellence.

Infrastructure & Hostel Facilities:

IMS-DIA situated in an exclusive campus with big class-rooms, modern teaching facilities including a seminar hall, a state of the art auditorium, an in-house library well stocked with design books and periodicals, computer labs for students to work at their leisure and each floor dedicated to a different discipline, a cafeteria and has plenty of parking. The campus is kept scrupulously clean and landscaped with artistic installations and strategically placed design pieces and a staff which is helpful, cooperative and knowledgeable.

IMS-DIA is unique in the sense that it provides safe and secure girls accommodation on campus. Our hostel facilities are one of the biggest advantages a student can have and the atmosphere is homely and lively with spacious and well lit and well ventilated rooms. The management constantly endeavors to provide the best care, security and a healthy environment, careful.

The hostlers can enjoy:

  • safe drinking water
  • clean and hygienic environment
  • health club, saloon facilities, convenience store, recreation and indoor games’ facilities and first-aid
  • in house campus cafeteria apart from dining hall food, and delicious nutrition
  • laundry and dry-cleaning facilities
  • 24 hours electricity and power back up & hot water facility
  • Two full time wardens and hostel coordinator
  • pick and drop services if needed
  • Medical care and banks and other outdoor-recreational facilities within easy reach
  • Wi-fi enabled premises
  • Courier services
  • Other housekeeping facilities

The hostlers are encouraged to celebrate festivals and enjoy the special foods prepared on special occasions.


A 2000+ strong alumni who have become dedicated professionals help ensure that IMS-DIA is always well informed and well connected with the latest industry and entrepreneurial trends. We value our alumni and actively reach out to organize regular interactive activities to keep networking with them and show our appreciation by inviting them to our graduation show, convocation and other IMS-DIA special events. We give our students both past and present an opportunity, a platform to interact intensely and create collaborations with each other.


Each student in DIA is unique and our faculty which is experienced, qualified, intrepid, talented and enthusiastic recognizes that.

The faculties’ backgrounds in both teaching as well as having hands on industry knowledge makes them empathetic toward the students and enhance their abilities to bring a fresh approach to teaching design.

They are graduates of NIFT, NID, LdtNagold (Germany), Delhi College of Arts, Apeejay Institute of Design, Delhi University, JD Institute of Fashion, have had affiliations and associations with, Gemological Institute of America Etc.

Placements & Internships:

At IMS-DIA we train and educate budding designers and provide them opportunities to spread their wings by placing them in various design and corporate positions. Many go on to establish their own enterprises and we support them wholeheartedly with logistics & guidance as needed.

Emphasis on personality development and industry orientation are regular facets of the placement team which works tirelessly with students to bring them up to the acceptable standards and make them eligible for future industry selection.

As part of our continuous effort at training, we ensure that our students are exposed to a healthy business atmosphere and industry expertise by making course internships mandatory and moreover enforcing strict discipline and reporting systems to follow the progress of the students.

We send out our students to such organizations as ScoopWoop, Hudson, Cherry Hill Interiors, Ritu Kumar, Lintas, HT Media group, Greenwear, Asian Paints, PCJ, Lakshya Digital, Craftsman, HCL and many more.