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Dr. Jitin Chadha

Dr. Jitin Chadha

Director

With a PhD in Finance, Dr. Chadha is best known for his carefully conceived educational programmes. He is the Founder Director of the prestigious Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF), New Delhi, affiliated with the University of London, London School of Economics (LSE) and Indian Institute of Art and Design (IIAD) , affiliated to Kingston University, London.

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Usha Patel

Usha Patel

Dean - Academics

Professor Usha Nehru Patel has a Master's degree in Fine Arts and Graphics and a Certificate in Higher Education from U.K. and a degree in Fashion and Styling from the Netherlands. Her diverse experience in fashion and textiles led her to teach and conceive art and design curricula at multiple institutes in India.

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Simrat Joshi

Simrat Joshi

Head - Operations

With a Graduation in psychology from Delhi University and an Diploma in Advanced Software Technology, Simrat has been in the filed of education for over 20 years. She has worked with Norwich Union Direct, UK, Madhya Pradesh. (Open) University, Indra Gandhi National Open University and NIIT to name a few.

Aarti Uberoi

Aarti Uberoi

Course Leader

Aarti Uberoi is a multi-disciplinary design practitioner with 20 years of experience in product and graphic design as a consultant, academician and entrepreneur. She is an Accessory Design graduate from NIFT, and has a postgraduate degree in Visual Communication Design with a Graphic Design major from Massey University, New Zealand.

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Gunjan Arora

Gunjan Arora

Course Leader

Gunjan Arora is a graduate in Fashion Designing from NIFT, Delhi. With Rahul Jain, he is successfully running a fashion brand under the name of ‘Sirali’. They are textile artists who have developed and patented a form of textile making. Together they create works of art for walls, textile panels etc.

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Prachi Mittal

Prachi Mittal

Course Leader

Prachi Mittal is a graduate in Accessory Design from NIFT and has varied experience in Lifestyle products, Crafts, Graphics, Retail Management & Business process of design. Working primarily in the domestic market amongst the premium segment; she has been commissioned to institutionalise design as a business strategy in various industry set-ups.

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Rohin Sher

Rohin Sher

Course Leader

Rohin Sher graduated as an architect from CEPT and has a Masters in Sustainable Environmental design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He has nearly 15 years of experience in the field of Architecture, Environmental Design and Interior Design. He In 2011, Rohin founded an environmental consultancy called Adapitektur Ltd. in London.

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Saumya Pandey

Saumya Pandey

Course Leader

Saumya Pande graduated in Fashion Design from NIFT, New Delhi (1995) and completed her Masters’ in fashion and textiles with a distinction from Nottingham Trent University (2015, in affiliation with Pearl Academy). She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE, 2014). She has intensive experience of product development with organizations like International Labour Organization (ILO), CARE (India), RUDA, and Ministry of Textiles (Government

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Dr. Sunita Gupta Konwar

Dr. Sunita Gupta Konwar

Course Leader

Dr. Sunita Gupta Konwar has over 30 years of experience in teaching. She completed her Ph.D. in Economics from Mumbai University and headed the Department of Economics at a college in Mumbai University. She was Dean PGDM with IILM - Lodhi Road. She also worked with Pearl Academy taking care of courses like MA in Fashion Marketing and BA in Fashion Business Management.

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Anshoo Rajvanshi

Anshoo Rajvanshi

Associate Professor

Anshoo Rajvanshi is a post graduate in fine arts from MSU Vadodara and has over two decades of valuable experience in the field of paintings, murals, design, craft and fashion. She has been a national scholar in the field of murals awarded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India.

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Anupama Datt

Anupama Datt

Assistant Professor

Founder and Creative Director of Varan Creations, Anupama Datt has over 25 years of experience of working with leading Fashion Houses. She has worked as the Chief / Senior Fashion Designer with premier brands like Meena Bazaar, Zardozi, Kalpana Srijan andSNP Creations. Anupama also works as a Mentor at Intercell and is on the advisory board of the Just Design Institute. She holds a Diploma in Fashion Designing from JDIFT.

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Arpit Jain

Arpit Jain

Assistant Professor

Arpit Jain is a B.Arch from the TVB School of Habitat Studies (TVBSHS), New Delhi and Masters in Architecture from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Over the years he has worked with renowned firms like Design Forum International and Ashok Lall Architects, both based out of New Delhi.

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Gauravi Mittal

Gauravi Mittal

Lecturer

Gauravi Mittal is a Product Design graduate from Indian Institute of Crafts & Design, Jaipur. She has worked on innumerable design interventions as a facilitator in rural craft clusters under the Ministry of Textiles. She has mobilized grassroots craft artisans to participate in the design & skill development training.

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Ginu George

Ginu George

Lecturer

Ginu George holds a Master’s degree in Fashion Design Technology from London College of Fashion with a specialization in Womenswear. She did her graduation in Fashion Design from NIFT, Bangalore. Ginu has worked with leading fashion retail, export and couture brands across India and UK namely JW Anderson , AM:PM Fashions, Flipkart and Sailex Designs.

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Hemanshi Sagar

Hemanshi Sagar

Assistant Professor

Hemanshi Sagar is a Product Designer from NIFT with over 6 years of experience across multiple design disciplines and more than 1.5 years of experience in effective User Interface designing in Web and Mobile Applications. As a designer, she has worked with Start-ups, Global brands, Design Studios and Retail brands

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Josh PS

Josh PS

Associate Professor

Josh P.S secured a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting with distinction from college of fine arts Thiruvananthapuram, and a master’s degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has also received a Scholarship and Junior Fellowship in the field of visual arts from H.R.D. Ministry, Govt. of India. Since then he has been practicing as an Indian contemporary artist in New Delhi.

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Kishore Chakraborty

Kishore Chakraborty

Associate Professor

Kishore Chakraborty, a sculptor from Kolkata, was a senior fellow in sculpture in the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and was awarded the Charles Wallace India Trust Award (by British Council of India) to work in Berllandery Sculpture Workshop in United Kingdom. He has received awards from many institutions and organizations for his two and three dimensional works.

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Mani Sharma

Mani Sharma

Assistant Professor

Mani Sharma is a Design and Media Spaces postgraduate from B.T.K, Berlin. She has worked as a Senior Experience Designer and has been involved in Exhibition Design, Gallery Management and Curation. Her interest in organic and abstract processes have led her to explore structure, mixed media and analog interfaces.

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Naveen Dohare

Naveen Dohare

Associate Professor

A graduate from NIFT Naveen has worked with multiple brands in the capacity of a designer, visual merchandiser and fashion consultant. He has been awarded the Ritu Kumar Award for excellence in designand the Madura Garments Award best menswear collection.Currently he is consulting as a Principal Designer with brands like YepMe, Marvel Comics and Swarovski to name a few.

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Pankaj Narain

Pankaj Narain

Associate Professor

Pankaj Narain is a Furniture Design Alumnus from NID, Ahmedabad. He also completed a certification programme in Wood Seasoning from The Forest Research Institute, Dehradun. Pankaj specialises in Furniture Design, Wood Joineries, Indigenous Timbers, Crafts and Education. He is the Founder Director of The Beehive India Design Studio.

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Pragya Sharma

Pragya Sharma

Lecturer

Coming from an Electronic Engineering background, Pragya Sharma decided to embark on the challenging yet exciting journey of pursuing her passion in fashion design. While still in college, she ran her own fashion and lifestyle blog and eventually went on to complete her post graduate in Fashion Design from Pearl Academy.

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Pranay Mangrati

Pranay Mangrati

Associate Professor

Pranay Mangrati graduated in Accessory Design from NIFT, New Delhi. He has worked with the horological industry besides packaging & branding. He started his career as a designer in Premier Watch Industries. He worked many years in the watch industry before starting the design studio Prafound in 2012, which provides design consultancy to the watch industry in the international market.

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Sachin Pasricha

Sachin Pasricha

Head - Placements

Sachin Pasricha has 15+ years of experience in Marketing, People and Relationship Management and has dealt with key influencers and decision makers from corporates of all sizes. He has worked with the Career Services division of the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies and DIT University, Dehradun in managerial capacities. He has also worked with Sharda Group of Institutions and WLC College India. Sachin has done his MBA and B.Sc (IT) from SMU, Karnataka.

Siddharth Singh

Siddharth Singh

Associate Professor

Siddharth Singh did his B.Arch. from the School of Architecture CEPT, Ahmedabad. He was a founding partner with Studio 11 Architects’ Collaborative (2006-2013) and XPDS Architects (2013-2014). He runs a graphic design enterprise by the name Compoundeye and partners a spatial design practice Design Pendulum with Sukhmani Brar, his wife. He has been a visiting faculty at CEPT & NID in Ahmedabad and TDV & SPA in the NCR.

Shaaz Ahmed

Shaaz Ahmed

Associate Professor

Shaaz studied Animation Film Design from NID – Ahmedabad and is the founder of the Communication Design Studio - Mud n Water. An innovative storyteller, he is an explorer of methods, mediums and ways of visual narratives. He is associated as a visiting faculty with NID, Ahmedabad, SRFTI Kolkata and IIT Mumbai. He is a regular invitee at FICCI Frames and on the Interview Board for MCRC Jamia as well.

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Shipra Kukreja

Shipra Kukreja

Assistant Professor

Shipra Kukreja is a graduate from NIFT and holds a Masters degree in Fashion Design from Nottingham Trent University, UK. She is currently the creative head and co-founder of Posse Esse baby boutique, an organic baby accessory brand, promoting the use of chemical free and natural materials for products created by the Baby Boutique.

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Shruti Rao

Shruti Rao

Assistant Professor

Shruti Rao is an Architect by profession. Her academic and professional journey has molded and challenged her to enhance her creative expertise. Shruti commenced her professional journey with Burt Hill Design wherein she worked on making process sketches, design presentations, 3Ds and model making.

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Shyam Attreya

Shyam Attreya

Assistant Professor

Shyam Attreya is a postgraduate in Communication Design from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology and a Product & Industrial Design graduate from Symbiosis Institute of Design. He has worked as a Design Consultant with Tech Mahindra, PaperPlane, Jain Farm Fresh and Protosys, with EyeNetra as a Lead Designer and as the Creative Director of URBO.

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Suman Bhandary

Suman Bhandary

Assistant Professor

A graduate of the MATD program at the University of Reading, Suman Bhandary is a font developer and type designer working with multilingual Indian and Latin type design. He has contributed and published projects for the Google fonts. He worked with Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) in branding the Amazon India Fashion Week 2018 and at D&H Blurb Communication and other agencies contributing to the field of advertising. He completed his Bachelors in Visual Arts from Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta.

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Tanya Kumar

Tanya Kumar

Associate Professor

Tanya Kumar has 20 years of experience as an Architect that spans across Alternate Construction, Crafts Initiative, Digital Content, Exhibition Design, Heritage Conservation, Product Design. She received Louis I Kahn Trophy for analytical study of Kopeshwar Temple in Khidrapur and the Lutyens Trust Study Visit Scholarship to UK with support from Charles Wallace India Trust and National Trust UK.

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Vaibhavi Kowshik

Vaibhavi Kowshik

Assistant Professor

Vaibhavi Kowshik has specialized in Exhibition Design from NID. She completed ‘Entrepreneurship for Good Fellowship’ by The DO School, Berlin. She has worked with Italian designers for the Fiat and Tata Auto Show held at Pragati Maidan in 2008 with Meroform Pvt. Ltd. She has been awarded the ‘Best Stage Design’ for ‘Still & Still Moving’ a play by the Tadpole Repertory.

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Varun Shashni

Varun Shashni

Assistant Professor

Varun Shashni graduated in Knitwear Design from NIFT, New Delhi. He further pursued Fashion Design through an Exchange Program from Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK and a Masters of Design in Apparel Design and Merchandising from NID, Ahmedabad. He has been associated with Fabindia and BIBA as a Designer.

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Anuragh Dasgupta

Anuragh Dasgupta

Adjunct Faculty

Anurag Dasgupta holds a Diploma specializing in Digital Video Production (Fiction, Non fiction and Experimental Film making). His filmaking collective Growing Pixels works on numerous projects. He has been mentored by Nicolas Grandi, Michael Joseph, RV Ramani and Deepa Dhanraj.

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Shalini Singh

Shalini Singh

Adjunct Faculty

Shalini Singh is a Brand and Communication design strategist with over 20 years of experience. She holds a degree in Graphics design and Communication Design from NID. She has been the Founder Director of Lemon Design Pvt. Ltd., an award winning strategic branding and Integrated design based consultancy.

Snehanshu Mukherjee

Snehanshu Mukherjee

Adjunct Faculty

Snehanshu Mukherjee has a B.Arch from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and is a postgraduate from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A. He was the Founder Member of a design firm called TEAM and worked on projects like New Wing of the National Gallery of Modern Art, Oxford Bookstore chain, Osho World boutiques, The Park Havelock Island Resort etc

Soumitra Dasgupta

Soumitra Dasgupta

Adjunct Faculty

Soumitra Dasgupta ia an avid Illustrator, Graphics Artist, painter and multi-media artist. He provided Art Direction & Scripting for documentaries, feature & ad films like ‘Gandhi to Hitler’, ‘Mid Air Collison - Charkhi Dadri’ and ‘Hijack’ etc. He was also Head Creative Consultant for TV Shows like ‘Kyunki Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’ and ‘Gali Gali Sim Sim’, the Indian version of Sesame Street.

Rachna Imam

Rachna Imam

Adjunct Faculty

Rachna Imam has been a part of the Fashion industry for more than 16 years. A graduate from NIFT Delhi, she was the Head of Sales and Marketing with Tarun Tahiliani. She has been a faculty with Institute of Apparel Management, Ministry of Textiles and Pearl Academy.

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Aanchal Malhotra

Aanchal Malhotra

Visiting Faculty

Aanchal Malhotra is an oral historian and a multidisciplinary artist. She has a BFA degree in Art History from OCAD University, Toronto and an MFA degree in Studio Art from Concordia University, Montreal where her thesis, ‘Remnants of Separation’ became the first and the only research paper explaining the importance of tangible objects and the material remains of the 1947 partition of India.

Arush Dev

Arush Dev

Visiting Faculty

Arush Dev has worked extensively with Motion Graphics and Animation and taught at Studios and Universities PAN India . As a Graphic Designer, he has worked with several organizations and served over 200 global brands like Nissan, Budweiser and Swarovski. He has also worked as an Illustrator at Gabambo and has been a Guest Faculty for PGCD, Motion Graphics at Pearl Academy. He studied Communication Design from Pearl Academy of Fashion.

Gaurav Vashisht

Gaurav Vashisht

Visiting Faculty

Gaurav Vashisht is the winner of Rajeev Gandhi Excellence National Award 2016. He is the Executive Director of Panache BPO and his start up Green Decor has been recognized by the GOI, DIPP and the Ministry of Trade and Commerce as one of the most viable and innovative business ideas. He has been associated with more than 40 institutions, colleges and universities as a Faculty cum Speaker

Himanshu Sahni

Himanshu Sahni

Visiting Faculty

Himanshu Saini is a Fashion designer and the Co-Founder of 11.11/eleven eleven and Korra with more than 14 years of experience in Fashion Designing. He co-founded CellDSGN Pvt. Ltd, a design consultancy studio, in 2003.

Ikroop Sandhu

Ikroop Sandhu

Visiting Faculty

Ikroop Sandhu has done a foundation course in Visual Arts and Design from Vancouver Film School, Canada with a specialization in 2D animation. Having more than 10 years of work experience in animation, she has worked with organisations like River Banks Studio, Channel Punjab, Raqs Media Collective and Pulse Media. She has also taken an animation module for students at NIFT Kangra.

Ishan Khosla

Ishan Khosla

Visiting Faculty

Ishan Khosla has over 15 years of experience in the field of book design, graphic design & branding. After completing his Masters of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, he moved to India and started a design consultancy, Ishan Khosla Design (IKD), that focuses on Brand Identity Design, Interactive Design, Installations, Packaging Design & Print Collateral Design.

Neelam Kapur

Neelam Kapur

Visiting Faculty

A postgraduate in English from Delhi University with a Bachelor in Education from Jamia Milia Islamia, Neelam Kapur has more than 10 years of experience in module development and communication. She has worked with organisations such as Macmillan Publishers, All India Radio, New Delhi Institute of Management, NIIT, Infotech and Amity Business and has conducted several talks and events for the UN.

Pallavi Arora

Pallavi Arora

Visiting Faculty

Pallavi Arora is a documentary filmmaker and designer based in New Delhi. She graduated from NID, Ahmedabad with a specialisation in film and video communication in 2002. She has made films for various organisations and NGOs including The Sacred World foundation and UNICEF. Her films have been screened and won awards at film festivals across the world.

Piyush Suri

Piyush Suri

Visiting Faculty

Piyush Suri is an engineer turned design thinker with more than 15 years of experience in the textile industry. He holds a PG Diploma in Textile Design & Development from NIFT and MA Design in Textiles Futures, Fashion & Interior Textiles from University of the Arts, London. To promote designer-makers in England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland, Piyush Suri established ‘Handmade in Britain’ in 2007.

Pranjali V. Bramhe

Pranjali V. Bramhe

Visiting Faculty

With over 14 years of experience in diverse areas such as industry collaboration, student and client relationship management and technical training, Pranjali Bramhe is a certified training consultant, providing educational instruction to individuals and corporations which enhance productivity, strengthen responsiveness, improve quality and drive sustained business performance. With an M.Tech in Computer Science and an MCA and BCA from IGNOU, Pranjali also has an Advance Diploma in Software Engineering from APTECH and has worked with companies such as Canon India, NIIT Ltd., Indian Oil and JK Cement among several others.

Rahul Jain

Rahul Jain

Visiting Faculty

The Director of BizWiz Learning and a licensee of LMI, the world’s largest leadership development company, Rahul Jain is a Mentor to IIM Ahmedabad CIIE, has authored multiple eBooks and has worked with companies like Siemens, Aditya Birla, Lumax, ET Now and St Gobain Glass. With an MBA from MDI Gurgaon, he is the President of BNI, Delhi Central – Elites Chapter and award winner of LMI India 2017.

Sahil Arora

Sahil Arora

Visiting Faculty

Sahil Arora works as an Assistant Professor at ISBF (Indian School of Business and Finance) and has done projects with FICCI. He also worked as a Research Support Specialist at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) which involved information analysis, data augmentation and research. He has a Bachelors in Economics from Delhi University and Jamia Milia Islamia Central University.

Dr. Janaki Turaga

Dr. Janaki Turaga

Visiting Faculty

Dr. Janaki Turaga has more than 12 years of Teaching, Consultancy and Research experience in Textiles, Arts & Crafts and Environment & Development. She’s previously taught at NIFT and Bangalore University and also worked with Oxford University Press, CEDPA. Her works have been published in popular media like The Hindu, Bloomsbury. Dr. Turuga is an MA and MPhil in Sociology and holds a PhD from JNU. She is also a Life member of the Indian Sociological Association.

Vidur Gupta

Vidur Gupta

Visiting Faculty

Vidur Gupta is the Co-Founder of Studio Fry - a multi-disciplinary production studio in visual communication. He has an MFA in visual effects focusing on Motion Graphics from the Academy of Art University with a minor in Game Design and Computer Science. He’s also done B.Sc in Electronic Media Arts and Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He’s taught and designed curriculum for Institutes like California College of the Arts , Academy of Art University and Pearl Academy etc.

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