Government of Kerala has launched a Four year Bachelor of Design course at Chandanathope, Kollam under the leadership of the National Institute of Design, [NID] Ahmedabad. The institute working under Labour and skill department, Govt of Kerala already offers PG and diploma courses. Students securing high ranks in IIT (UCEED) will be eligible for the second round ie, interview. The rank list for the UG course will be published accordingly. 50% of the seats in this institute have been reserved for Keralites. Reservation can also be availed by the minorities. Production design, communication design, textile design and apparel design are the various courses offered by the institute. The initial two years will be a foundational course and the next couple of years would be subject-specific.