About Us

Passionate about incorporating design into the betterment of the Indian lifestyle, Design Quotient Labs aims to encourage creative minds to pursue their dreams. Run by design professionals from IIT ‐ Delhi, NID ‐ Ahmedabad, University of Genoa, Brera Academy and NIFT, DQ Labs flaunts a dedicated set of Indian and international faculty committed to spreading awareness of the importance of impeccable design.

They provide counselling, online as well as physical classes, seminars, workshops, study material for under‐graduate and post‐graduate entrance exams and organise study tours to help gain exposure to marvels around the world. The institution exclusively attends to the fields of Design and Architecture and channels individuals to go through a metamorphosis to become creatively competitive on a national and global platform.

DQ Labs assures high quality mentoring and individual attention which will all be worth the triumphs and laurels of their students. Suiting to the needs of the tech – demanding era, they constantly update their methods of facilitating learning and technology to redefine the quality of design guidance.

Our Founders

Umesh Kumar GL (B Arch. MDes IIT Delhi)

After stepping out of IIT Delhi, as an architect specialised in Industrial Design, Umesh equipped himself with 13 years of valuable experience in Architecture, Product Design, Digital Sculpting, Animation, Model making and Bussiness strategy. He gained practical experience in esteemed international design studios (USA, UK and India) as well as cross cultural design teams of global brands. He is the mastermind behind the Online Sketch Development course which is being accessed and appreciated by students all over the world. Umesh enjoys advising and mentoring students to help them identify, improve and utilise their skills in the most efficient manner.

Watch the TEDx talk by Mr. Umesh Kumar GL

Shaun D’Sa (MDes IIT Delhi)

With a MDes in Industrial Design from IIT Delhi and a B.E. in Industrial Production, Shaun nurtured his zeal for travelling and design. After having worked as a Navigational Officer in the Merchant Navy for 5 years, he began his career in design in General Motors as a Creative Digital Sculptor, and within a short span became the Program Manager of the Design team. He has visited many countries and has extensively travelled to supplement his passion for design and architecture. His artistic and inquisitive nature supports this system to help pave the way to creative liberation.

Why DQ Labs

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How has DQ Labs past student performance been?

With a top score of Rank 1 in NID, Rank 2 in NIFT, Rank 6 in UCEED and top score of 182.5 in NATA, DQ Labs assures all students of top notch edcuation. The innovative mix of Online Study Material, Books, Online Sketching Videos and Mock Tests all delivered on a an award winning intuitive Learning Platform has contributed to this top performance. While no ranks can be gauranteed, the chances of getting in to the top school in India is the highest with DQ Labs. 1 in 4 students get final admission into the NID's or IIT's. 1 in 3 students secure final admissions into NIFT's.

DQ Labs has not only just taught students but given them a unique experience in terms of bringing out their creativity through a transformational approach. These results can clearly be seen with its past students in the best institutes like CEPT, IIT's, IISc, NIFT and NID.

View the study material options and some of the featured DQ Labs students on our website

DQ Labs as a Thought Leader

DQ Labs was the first in India and a Thought Leader to start a unique online sketch development course dedicated purely for creative exams, with a one-to-one student to architect interaction. DQ Labs continues to lead with innovative teaching methodologies and approach.

The founders of DQ Labs are also the founders of Xamplay Edutech, the winner of the NASSCOM Design4India Award for their Innovative Learning Acceleration Platform.

The DQ Labs blogs have almost 1 million hits! This stands testimony to the commitment to being a leading coaching platform. Refer to the NATAsketches.com blog and DQ Labs Blogspot to see how DQ Labs evaluates and trains their students to crack NATA, NID, NIFT, CEED & UCEED.

DQ Labs primary focus - Specialists in cracking Architecture, Design & Fashion Entrance exams like NATA, NID, NIFT, UCEED and CEED

DQ Labs continues to primarily focus on Architecture and Design exams alone and is not diluted in its teaching ideology, thus giving students the best in creativity from the DQ Labs team.

Since when has DQ labs been in operation?

The founders of DQ Labs have been mentoring students to crack NID, NIFT & CEED since 1999. DQ Labs has been in existence ever since the inception of NATA in 2006. It is the Training Institute with a difference. The methods used differ from other Institutes in that they use innovative hands-on methods rather than just “teaching”. This pioneering method has earned excellent results so much so that other Institutes have borrowed the “learning method” and incorporated similar methods in their purview.

Who are the Faculty?

Experienced Architects and Designers that have passed out of IIT are at the helm of DQ Labs. The core DQ Labs team consists of Architects & Designers from various top colleges in India. They also have Indian and International professional experience at various global studios. They have successfully combined their resources and techniques to bring out the best in students and the results can be seen with the percentage of marks scored by the entrants year after year.

How does DQ Labs have the cutting edge over other Institutions that train for Creative Entrance Exams?

The Sketch Development Program is state-of-the art technology, being one of its kind that hones the skills of entrants; improves their ability to understand and develop their inherent skills. This course is as effective taken Online as taken in a classroom as our approach is always a One-Student-One-Instructor model thus providing undivided personal attention to students. With a host of training videos, blogs, study material and mock tests - you can be assured of the best from DQ Labs.

The Online learning platform DQ Edge is the best available platform in India. Students can use this for their Self Learning or assisted learning with the online coaching programs. Explore DQ Edge in detail to get a better understanding of how this could help you.

How does DQ Labs compare with other Institutes with relation to cost effectiveness?

A comparative study indicates a wholesome saving of nearly 50% as against other Training Institutes. The transformation is apparent and testimonials from thankful parents and students are available for reviewing.

DQ Labs has a range of study material packages from Free Study Material to Self Study Paid Packages starting from Rs. 3,999 and Full Coaching Programs starting from Rs. 25,000/-. These packages are designed to suit the needs of students at various levels.

DQ Labs is able to give you the best coaching, with the best mentors at an affordable cost!

Why would you choose DQ Labs over other Institutes?

Online coaching offered is hands-down experience from professionals who are dedicated to teaching and training entrants to excel at their work. All subjects are covered and sketches corrected with detailed feedback as seen in the website. Mock tests and exam papers are provided with timely up gradation. Areas covered are extensive and help students in the long run in their profession.

  • The Teaching model always get the best out of the student for both Online or Physical Classroom models
  • The combination of Books, Online Study Material, Online Sketch Videos, Mock Tests and Unique Teaching methodology is the best available comprehensive training programme for any Architecture or Design Entrance Exam.
  • The quality of the instructors and mentors cannot be compared with any other institutes

Be that proud parent and make the right decision with DQ Labs – a cut above the rest!

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DQ Labs Locations


DQ Labs - Indiranagar | Bangalore

1st Floor, 777-B, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Doopanahalli
Indiranagar, Bangalore - 560038
phone-icon Phone: +91-9591089292

DQ Labs - Malleshwaram | Bangalore

4th Main Road, 9/1, 17th Cross Road
Malleshwaram, Bangalore - 560055
phone-icon Phone:+91-9148271292

DQ Labs - Jayanagar | Bangalore

20/2, 1st Floor, 1st Main, 8th Block,
Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560070
phone-icon Phone:+91-9591085005

DQ Labs - Hosa Road (Aurinko Academy) | Bangalore

91, Opposite, Hosa Road, Rajiv Nagar
Parappana Agrahara , Bangalore - 560100
phone-icon Phone:+91-9591001000

Design Quotient Labs and Studio - 'BANGALORE - Marathahalli'

CRM Sowbhagya Annex Survey No. 35/1B, Varthur Main Road, Munnekolala,
Marathahalli, Bangalore 560037
phone-icon Phone:+91-9611886282


DQ Labs | Mangalore

2nd Floor, Villa Rose
Bendore well Circle, Mangalore - 575002
phone-icon Phone: +91-7624955282


DQ Labs - Annanagar | Chennai

4th Avenue, AG Block, Shanti Colony
Anna Nagar , Chennai - 600040
phone-icon Phone: +91-9600078100


DQ Labs Pune - Swargate

Flat 1-B, Kaul Building no 1, Shankar Shet Road, Opp Kumar Pacific Mall
Swargate, Pune - 411042
phone-icon Phone: +91-9637322555

DQ Labs Pune - Navi Peth

434, Prasad Bungalow, Neelkantheshwar Society Sahakarnagar no. 1
Navi Peth, Pune - 411009
phone-icon Phone:+91-8600400012

DQ Labs - Pune - Bibwewadi

Shop no D-2/10, Suryaprabha Garden, Sr no 572/C, Opp Lighthouse Mall
Bibewadi, Pune - 411037
phone-icon Phone:+91-7720073335 &9011331922


DQ Labs | Thrissur

AR Menon Road
Naikkanal , Thrissur - 680020
phone-icon Phone: +91-7593831121


DQ Labs | Nagpur

36 Surendra Nagar, West high Court Road
Opposite Petrol Pump , Nagpur - 440015
phone-icon Phone: +91-9112288108


DQ Labs - Kukatpally | Hyderabad

Flat No. 303, Bhavani Plaza
Opposite Bus Terminal ECIL, Kushaiguda , Hyderabad - 500062
phone-icon Phone: +91-7995991199

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