CEED : UCEED : NID : NIFT

Connect to Design (C2D) is a 1-on-1 guidance program to help you build skills to crack design exams with common sense and confidence Upcoming Cohort: March 2023 

C2D is a guidance program, not a coaching class model.

📚C2D Curriculum

The C2D aims to fill the gap between a student's preparation and the exam.  In C2D we address the problem of 'how to prepare?' and become the guiding mentor to the students in this journey.

We will meet one week prior and understand the procedure of the program, details about how to use the Kaphal platform. Meet your cohort and get started!

This is the stage where we get accustomed to the profession. We understand how the approach for design should be different from other streams. This is the stage where we “do not know that we don’t know”. Here we will figure out ‘Why design’. Topics covered: 📅 Week-1 ✔️Indian Culture ✔️Designers ✔️Verbal Reasoning ✔️Non-Verbal Reasoning ✔️Quantitative Aptitude ✔️Perspective and Line Drawing ✔️Problem Identification ✔️Design Principles 📅 Week-2 ✔️Riddles ✔️Perspectives ✔️Proportion and Scaling

The previous notions about design are reoriented and hence the stage ‘unlearn’. We work together to develop those skills discussed in the first stage. This is the stage of ‘guided practice’. We look at the PYQs and try solving them together, brainstorm on them and learn from mistakes. Topics covered: 📅 Week-3 ✔️ Surface Counting ✔️ Indian Culture ✔️ Designers ✔️ Verbal Reasoning ✔️ FORMS ( 2D to 3D, 3D to 2D ✔️ Creative Solutions 📅 Week-4 ✔️ Film & Video ✔️ Composition ✔️ Sketching

It is time you implement those tricks, tips, and skills. We are mid-way in our preparation. You know what is required. We are here to guide each step. But, it’s time to practice! Topics Covered: 📅 Week-5 ✔️Data Interpretation/Passage ✔️Animation Study ✔️Designers ✔️Verbal Reasoning ✔️Quantitative Aptitude ✔️English ✔️Memory Drawing ✔️Visual Sensitivity 📅 Week-6 ✔️ Typography ✔️Indian Culture ✔️Designers ✔️Non-Verbal Reasoning ✔️Shading, Light, and Shadow ✔️Typography ✔️Form Sensitivity

The best way to test your preparation is to teach. You create assignments and tests for others. We all attempt them and you evaluate us. You understand the mindset of a student and learn how to deal with it. Topics Covered: 📅 Week-7 ✔️Area/Mensuration ✔️Indian Culture ✔️Designers ✔️Copying/ Replicating ✔️Stream Specific Preparation 📅 Week-8 ✔️ Spatial Ability ✔️Color Theory and Psychology

Reading and learning is not the only part of preparation. The actual preparation starts in our heads. How prepared we are mentally to take up the challenge? This stage focuses on these techniques. We imbibe the process and skills. Topics covered: 📅 Week-9 ✔️Tessellation + Tilling ✔️Indian Culture ✔️Designers ✔️Verbal Reasoning ✔️Quantitative Aptitude ✔️English ✔️Revision + Practice ✔️Storyboard + Story Writing ✔️NID-PYQ's 📅 Week-10 ✔️Cross Section + Intersection of 3D figures ✔️Current Affairs + Environment ✔️Visual Communication ✔️Product Design ✔️CEED/UCEED-PYQ's

We reflect on what we learned and try to find the answer to the fundamental question to excel in a competitive exam; ‘how to be different?’ Topics covered: 📅 Week-11 ✔️Media Study (Print + Digital) ✔️Physics (Mechanics, Mirror, Lens) ✔️Doubts + Revision ✔️Visual Communication ✔️Poster Design 📅 Week-12 ✔️ Design Concepts/Inspirations ✔️Theoretical Topics ✔️Doubts + Revision ✔️Human figures exercises

The actual preparation required for the design entrance exam is over. From the 13th week onwards, revisit and practice the same topics again till the exam. If you have dedicated the earlier 12 weeks with commitment, it is time to slow down. We would meet again in 1:1 mentorship sessions and office hours to help you clear your doubts.


To know more about the curriculum and our teaching method, talk to your coach in a 1:1 meeting. We would be happy to help!

​Choose a plan 🚀

​We run each cohort with a limited number of students

C2D
₹ 7500
₹̶ ̶7̶6̶0̶0̶
  • 3 Months Live Classes
  • 1 Year Access to Session recordings
  • For CEED | UCEED | NID | NIFT
  • Stream specific preparation for NID
  • Group Live Sessions: 30+ Hours
  • Access to Kaphal Campus
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C2D Live
₹ 12,500
₹̶ ̶1̶3̶,̶2̶0̶0̶ Pay ₹6250 in 2 easy installments
  • SAVE 5%
  • 3 Months Live Classes
  • 1 Year Access to Session recordings
  • For CEED | UCEED | NID | NIFT
  • Stream specific preparation for NID
  • Group Live Sessions: 30+ Hours
  • 1:1 Mentorship: 1 Session (30 mins)
  • Access to Kaphal Campus
  • Weekly Assignments & Tests: Total 36
  • Study Sessions
  • A̶c̶c̶e̶s̶s̶ t̶o̶ M̶a̶s̶t̶e̶r̶m̶i̶n̶d̶ S̶e̶s̶s̶i̶o̶n̶
  • O̶f̶f̶i̶c̶e̶ ̶H̶o̶u̶r̶s̶
  • F̶u̶l̶l̶ ̶T̶e̶s̶t̶s̶
  • T̶e̶s̶t̶ ̶S̶e̶r̶i̶e̶s̶
  • C̶r̶a̶s̶h̶ ̶C̶o̶u̶r̶s̶e̶
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C2D Premium
₹ 48,500
₹6̶0̶,6̶0̶0̶ Pay ₹12,125 in 4 easy installments
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  • Live Classes till the Exam
  • For CEED | UCEED | NID | NIFT
  • Stream specific preparation for NID
  • Group Live Sessions: 100+ Hours
  • 1:1 Mentorship: 12 Sessions (30 mins each)
  • Access to Kaphal Campus
  • Access to Mastermind Session
  • Office Hours: 1 hours/week till the exam
  • Study Sessions
  • Weekly Assignments & Tests: Total 36
  • Full Tests: 12 (4 each for CEED, NID and NIFT)
  • Test Series included
  • Offline Sessions: 10 Sessions 🆕 (Delhi & Hyderabad Only)
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All the sessions are conducted in the evening after 7 PM

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​What you will learn

Understand the demand of the question in the design exams and develop the thought process to solve them.

How to approach a design awareness question for NID/NIFT/CEED/UCEED

Develop interest in the visual riddles and understand how questions are framed in the design entrance exams

Develop drawing and handling skills for the exam and learn how to come up with creative solutions

How to solve previous year's questions and anticipate questions and topics for the exam this year.

How to create a portfolio for the next round and prepare for the studio test efficiently

What does a week look like at C2D

C2D program demands 10-12 hours commitment per week. Dive into the tasks diligently to see the desired results. The community will be there for you at each step.

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​Meet your mentors

Arunav Dwivedi
Visual Designer | NIFT

​Design is a way of thinking and can be developed with practice. We will work on that.

Arun Sahlot
Game Designer | NID

We will learn to conceptualize the right ideas and transfer them onto the paper.

Prachi Anand
Visual Designer | IIT H

​Identifying weaknesses is key. I will help you turn your weakness into strength.

Suyash Tiwari
New Media | NID

Practice alone can make you a better illustrator. We will practice and have fun

Everything you need to crack ⚡ the Design Entrance

The sessions are designed to help you experience design thinking and process like never before

Studio Sessions

Dive into the questions deeper and find out the expectation of the exam.

Mastermind Sessions

Brainstorm in a group and observe others learn and grow

Study Sessions

Join your cohort to interact and discuss doubts and tests

1:1 Sessions

Interact with your coach to keep track of your performance

Peer to Peer

Learn from the members in your cohort to grow faster

Office hours

Get your doubts clarified and never feel stuck in the Part-A or Part-B questions


Choose a plan to get started with your design journey. And, let the fun begin!

​Choose a plan 🚀

​We run each cohort with a limited number of students

C2D
₹ 7500
₹̶ ̶7̶6̶0̶0̶
  • 3 Months Live Classes
  • 1 Year Access to Session recordings
  • For CEED | UCEED | NID | NIFT
  • Stream specific preparation for NID
  • Group Live Sessions: 30+ Hours
  • Access to Kaphal Campus
Enroll Now

C2D Live
₹ 12,500
₹̶ ̶1̶3̶,̶2̶0̶0̶ Pay ₹6250 in 2 easy installments
  • SAVE 5%
  • 3 Months Live Classes
  • 1 Year Access to Session recordings
  • For CEED | UCEED | NID | NIFT
  • Stream specific preparation for NID
  • Group Live Sessions: 30+ Hours
  • 1:1 Mentorship: 1 Session (30 mins)
  • Access to Kaphal Campus
  • Weekly Assignments & Tests: Total 36
  • Study Sessions
  • A̶c̶c̶e̶s̶s̶ t̶o̶ M̶a̶s̶t̶e̶r̶m̶i̶n̶d̶ S̶e̶s̶s̶i̶o̶n̶
  • O̶f̶f̶i̶c̶e̶ ̶H̶o̶u̶r̶s̶
  • F̶u̶l̶l̶ ̶T̶e̶s̶t̶s̶
  • T̶e̶s̶t̶ ̶S̶e̶r̶i̶e̶s̶
  • C̶r̶a̶s̶h̶ ̶C̶o̶u̶r̶s̶e̶
Enroll Now
Most Popular

C2D Premium
₹ 48,500
₹6̶0̶,6̶0̶0̶ Pay ₹12,125 in 4 easy installments
  • SAVE 20%
  • Live Classes till the Exam
  • For CEED | UCEED | NID | NIFT
  • Stream specific preparation for NID
  • Group Live Sessions: 100+ Hours
  • 1:1 Mentorship: 24 Sessions (30 mins each)
  • Access to Kaphal Campus
  • Access to Mastermind Session
  • Office Hours: 1 hours/week till the exam
  • Study Sessions
  • Weekly Assignments & Tests: Total 36
  • Full Tests: 12 (4 each for CEED, NID and NIFT)
  • Test Series included
  • 2 Crash Course included (NID + CEED/UCEED)
Enroll Now

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🏆 Scholarships


We know that some people might not be able to afford C2D. We don’t want the price to exclude individuals who are passionate about design. That’s why we’re offering some full 100% scholarships 😇 to individuals who can show enthusiasm and passion for design and who'd benefit from the content of the course.

To apply, you'll have to attempt a test and attend an interview session.

A brief about the scholarship test:

  • 60 minutes test
  • Focus on creativity and drawing ability
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for 30 minutes interview
  • You can apply for the scholarship after enrolling in the program
  • Your scholarship will be valid for the program you have enrolled


Applications for the scholarship will open in the 'onboarding week' or 'Week-0' of the C2D program.

Thanks and good luck! 


To know more about scholarships, feel free to talk our team

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? We've got answers. If you have some other questions, contact us using email.

Timings are decided in consultation with the majority of the students. Generally, on the weekdays sessions are in the evening after 7:00 PM.

Yes, you have access to all the recordings till the exam or 1st March 2023 (whichever is earlier)

Yes, you can enroll in a 1:1 trial session with a coach at Kaphal Studio to get answers for your doubts about the course and for general counseling on a career in design. Please note that we charge a minimal amount for these trial sessions which is deducted if you enroll in the C2D program.

The first 12 weeks are very crucial in the C2D program. These are intense preparation weeks. During this period we expect you to devote 10-12 hours including live sessions and engagements in our assignments. From the 13th week onwards, you can slow down to create your own preparation schedule. We will meet you in office hours and in 1:1 sessions to help you keep track of your preparation.

To make it accessible for the majority of students in the country, we have introduced part-payment or payment in 4 installments. Apart from that, you can use a credit card for no-cost EMI as well.

Yes. You can upgrade the plan anytime during the course. To upgrade you'll have to pay the difference at the time of upgrading.

While a batch may have 100 students who are learning simultaneously with you. But, you'll be part of a small cohort of 25 students only. You'll have a dedicated coach assigned to your cohort to help you and guide you in the journey.

We do not offer any refund, once the product has been purchased. You can enroll in as many trial sessions before enrolling in the program.

1:1 sessions are designed to help you work on your problems and doubts personally. Each 1:1 session would be 30 minutes zoom meeting. In these sessions, you can ask the coach for review, feedback, discuss questions or discuss your preparation in general.

Mastermind sessions are guided sessions under a coach who will help you navigate through a complex problem in small groups. Here you will be solving riddles, questions and attempting tasks in breakout rooms.

All the coaches at Kaphal Studio are professional mentors and are from premium design colleges. The coaches are trained in advance to help you achieve your goals. Your coach will be assigned to your cohort internally by Kaphal Team.

Before we start the intense preparation for 12 weeks. You meet and greet your peers in the cohort in week-0. We help you get accustomed to our platform where you'll be submitting your tests and assignments. In short, week-0 is fun!

There is a scholarship test (written + interview) to avail the 100% scholarships we are offering this year. You can apply for the scholarship only when you have enrolled in the course and paid at least 1st installment for the program. The scholarship test would be conducted in the week-0 of the C2D program. If you are selected we will refund the 100% fees for the plan you have enrolled in. You'll be notified about the scholarship in advance!

No. We do not believe in study materials for design. Even though we have collected everything you need to know from the exam perspective under Design Prep Repository. You can find the link to the repository in the "Resources" tab in the footer.

You can drop us an email at learn@kaphalstudio.com or directly call our helpline number +919311560779 [between 11 AM to 6 PM].

After 12 weeks we enter the Phase-II of the preparation. You dive into the self-preparation mode. Coach will meet you in the office hours every week followed by 1:1 session according to your plan

Week-0 will start from 16th May 2022

Subscription denotes how long you access to live sessions. For example, in 3 months subscription who can attend the live sessions for 3 months.

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