India Design Council is an autonomous body of Government of India established under the aegis of Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. It is a national strategic body for multi-disciplinary design and is involved in promotion of design to ultimately make India a design enabled country.
In the year 2007, India became one of the few countries to adopt a National Design Policy. To enable the policy implementation the Indian Government announced establishment of Indian Design Council (IDC) in March 2009.
The India Design Council is spearheading the national design direction and is working with other government agencies, the design community, industry and education institutions to promote design in business, society and public services and developing design excellence.