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India lacks qualified designers: industry

International design experts said at the Kochi Design Week that even though India is a potentially huge design market, it has a dearth of qualified designers. “By 2020, the potential market for design in India is expected to be Rs 188.32 billion. The number of designers required by 2020 in India’s industrial, graphic, communication, packaging and other design domains is potentially 62,000. There are around 7,000 qualified designers in India with perhaps 5,000 studying design,” stated Paula Graham Gazzard, director of Contemporary Visual Arts Network.