Batch 7

Certificate Programme in Design Thinking and Innovation

Develop an Innovative Mindset, Powered by Creativity

Work Experience

Application Deadline: June 11, 2024

Programme Highlights


150+ Engaging Recorded Video Lectures


15+ Innovative Assignments


10+ Short Quizzes


2 Weekly Office Hours with Faculty


3 Live Faculty Webinars


1 Capstone Adventure Project

Note: The final number of quizzes, assignments, case studies and live lectures will be confirmed closer to the programme start. Details of Weekly Office Hours with Faculty (Online) would be sent to selected participants as part of Academic Orientation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a human-centric mindset while designing, innovating, developing, and testing solutions for new products, services and processes

  • Understand the role of innovation in the digital era and drive disruptive innovation

  • Create a design thinking culture to drive innovation in an organisational setup

  • Envisage innovative solutions individually and in teams for maximising business impact

  • Develop the ability to create and test prototypes that are customer-centric and innovative

Who is this Programme for?

This programme is specially curated for:

  • Designers & Design Engineers, Creative Managers, Art Directors & UX Designers wanting to gain expertise in developing innovative customer-centric solutions

  • Entrepreneurs and Business Owners who aim to scale their businesses and create social impact through customer-centric innovations

  • Innovation and Growth Consultants keen on enhancing their clients' business with design thinking and innovation

  • Product, Marketing, Branding, Growth, and R&D Managers who would like to use design thinking to develop innovative products for business impact

  • Senior Managers and Business Heads tasked with driving innovation success in their businesses and generating solutions for challenging problems

  • Rural Entrepreneurs, Small & Medium Enterprises & Professionals from the Development Sector

Programme Modules


  • Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the total programme hours.

  • *Two campus meetups (optional) are scheduled on 27 January 2024 and 16 March 2024, between 11:00 am to 4:30 pm, at IIT Delhi Campus. To join the meetup(s), participants would bear travel and accommodation cost and make their own arrangements.

Programme Coordinator

Dr Vijayaraghavan M. Chariar

Professor, Centre for Rural Development & Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Prof. Vijayaraghavan M. Chariar has worked in diverse areas including Design for Sustainability, Frugal Innovation, Traditional Knowledge Systems, and Joyous Leadership. He ha...

Programme Certificate

Participants will be awarded a successful completion certificate from IIT Delhi on scoring at least 60% marks in each of the evaluation components and completion of the Capstone Project. Participants who are unable to score 60% marks or unable to complete the Capstone Project in the evaluation will only be eligible for the participation certificate.



  • All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of IIT Delhi.Only e-certificates will be issued by CEP IIT Delhi.

  • The organising department for this programme is the Center for Rural Development and Technology (CRDT).

Past Participant Profiles

Work Experience
IITD DTI - Work Experience
Top Industries
  • IT Services

  • Banking and Finance

  • Manufacturing

  • Education

  • Internet / E-commerce

Top Functions
  • Information Systems/ Technology

  • Marketing/ Sales

  • General Management

  • Engineering

  • Design

Top Companies
  • American Express

  • Ford Motor Company

  • IBM

  • HCL Technologies

  • ICICI bank

Emeritus Career Services

15 Recorded sessions and resources in the following categories

  • Resume & Cover Letter

  • Navigating Job Search

  • Interview Preparation

  • LinkedIn Profile Optimisation

Please note:

  • IIT Delhi or Emeritus do NOT promise or guarantee a job or progression in your current job. Career Services is only offered as a service that empowers you to manage your career proactively. The Career Services mentioned here are offered by Emeritus. IIT Delhi is NOT involved in any way and makes no commitments regarding the Career Services mentioned here.

  • This service is available only for Indian residents enrolled into select Emeritus programmes.

The Learning Experience

More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.

A dedicated program support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available.

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