ODC Membership

ODC believes to work as a wide spread team and is dependent on a number of other associations. However, the design as an activity only happens once the other associations are taken into consideration. The memberships are opened for people who have passion and hunger to learn and deliver design activities for a better society or to educate as well. The council charges a minimal fee for memberships, as a motive of generating revenues to run the organisation. Membership with ODC will definitely come as an added value, to individual experiences. As a member, you will gain access to an extensive network of designers both locally and internationally. Valuable insights from experienced practitioners on design issues, professional practices and management of business & career opportunities can broaden your design horizons. ODC plans to conduct, share and learn through design based events. ODC has various design related activities in store. Become a volunteer as a member in such programs and learn and experience by contributing to a greater cause. Members will have exclusive eligibility to a avail 10% discount with registration fees in all ODC organised events.


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Professional Membership

It is for the Practicing Designer/Design educators/Design Graduates. Professional Members will be from the following ODC accepted fields; Industrial Design, Communication Design, Graphic Design, Exhibition Design, Apparel & Lifestyle Design, Accessory Design, Textile Design, Retail Design, Interaction Design, Universal design, Human factors Design, Sustainable & Craft design, Film and Animation, Toy and Ceramic. Industrial Design includes - Product, Transportation, Furniture, Interior & Space. ODC will accept members from other design fields like architecture and Urban Design, if they happen to practice the above mentioned fields.


Affiliate Membership

The person who is not necessarily engaged in the practice of Design but who are involved in or associated with the key Design fields, such as:

Affiliate member may be eligible for taking office related tasks.


Student Membership

Anyone below the age of 27, studying in a recognized design institution, recognized by the ODC, are eligible under this category. A foreign student studying in a design institute can also be an ODC student member with approval of ODC chairman. Students from other institutes like - engineering, Fine Arts and Managements and Architecture are also open to apply for student memberships.
This is a one-time membership available post review by evaluation committee and carries a one-time fee for the entire duration of the course in any field of Design, with a document of proof. Student members, however, are not eligible for office tasks, but may serve as volunteers. Student members can work on some projects or can intern with subject to their capabilities and vacancies.


Corporate Membership

Any company who is a user of design services, can apply under this category. Three distinct Corporate sub categories within this, are as follows:

The Corporate member shall nominate a representative who shall represent the company. Corporate Members shall have the right to use the designation ‘Corporate Member of the Odisha Design Council’ after their name.


Institute Membership

Institutions imparting education in Design in India or abroad in key fields like Industrial Design, Communication Design, Graphic Design, Exhibition Design, Apparel & Lifestyle Design, Accessory Design, Textile Design, Retail Design, Interaction Design, Universal design, Human factors Design, Sustainable & Craft design, Film and Animation, Toy and Ceramic (Industrial Design includes - Product, Transportation, Furniture, Interior & Space) are eligible under this category. Membership may also be offered to Institutions imparting Technical education in the fields of Design work such as Printing, Tool & Die, Engineering & Technology, Anthropology, fine Art, Software, Digital modelling, design management, Innovation & leadership and Decorative Arts and Crafts etc.
The Institution shall nominate a person who shall represent the said Institution by submitting a written application within a week of being allotted membership status. Institute members shall have a right to use the tag “Institute Member of the ODISHA DESIGN COUNCIL”.


Design Firm Membership

Any company/Firm/Studio which is into business of Designing. They shall nominate a representative who shall represent. The Design Firm/Studio after obtaining the membership shall have the right to use the designation ‘Member of the Odisha Design Council’ after their name.


Honorary Membership

Offered to eminent and distinguished individuals of National/International reputation, holding a prominent position in public life who may or may not be practicing as Designers. Nomination / recommendation for Honorary fellow membership can be made by any three members of ODC. Recommendation must accompany a comprehensive statement giving details of qualification, accomplishments and reasons for nominating a person as an Honorary Member. The Nomination/Recommendation shall be approved by the Chairman of ODC after the same has been recommended by the Evaluation Committee. There are no fees for Honorary members to join, however, they’re open to donate to ODC.
Honorary Fellow Member shall be eligible for office but may not serve on committees (If any). He/ she may use the designation “Honorary Fellow Member of the ODISHA DESIGN COUNCIL” after his/her name. The Honorary membership is valid for three consecutive years only. After that, the same person may be nominated and selected again following the same procedure.


Donor Membership

Any individual or body incorporated, who donates to ODC an amount which is not less than two times of the corporate membership subscription under Corporate category may be admitted as a Donor member of ODC. The donor application will be scrutinized by the Evaluation Committee and approved by the ODC Chairman.
Donor Members will not part take in any office related tasks in the ODC. Donor Members shall have the right to use the designation “Donor Member of the ODISHA DESIGN COUNCIL” after their name. Donor Membership can be automatically converted into Honorary Member if recommended by the ODC chairman.


Advisory Board Membership

Advisory Board Members will be invited by the chairman directly to be there on Board as esteemed mentors to give valuable guidelines and inputs time to time for various activities whenever it is needed. There is no membership fee and it is an honorary position. ODC Advisory Board membership is validated for three consecutive years only. After that, the same person may be nominated and invited again with the same procedure. They have a right to use the designation “ODC Advisory Board Member '' after their name.



More Information about Memberships

Membership Fee Guide
Membership Type Validity Fees* Apply
Student Membership Till the end of the course ₹500/-
Professional Membership for 1 year ₹3,000/-
Affiliate Membership for 1 year ₹2,500/-
Corporate Membership for 1 year ₹25,000/-
Insitute Membership for 1 year ₹15,000/-
Design Firm Membership for 1 year ₹5,000/-
Donor Membership
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*2% extra will be applied as the payment-gateaway fees | The above fees are for Indian Nationals only

To apply as a donor member, kindly email with your basic details to odishadesigncouncil@gmail.com