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Aarti Uberoi

Aarti Uberoi

Full-time Faculty

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.

Anshoo Rajvanshi

Anshoo Rajvanshi

Full-time Faculty

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.

Anuragh Dasgupta

Anuragh Dasgupta

Visiting 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.

Arpit Jain

Arpit Jain

Full-time Faculty

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.

Gauravi Mittal

Gauravi Mittal

Full-time Faculty

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.

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.

Hemanshi Sagar

Hemanshi Sagar

Full-time Faculty

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

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.

Josh PS

Josh PS

Full-time Faculty

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.

Kishore Chakraborty

Kishore Chakraborty

Full-time Faculty

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.

Naveen Dohare

Naveen Dohare

Full-time Faculty

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.

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.

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.

Pankaj Narain

Pankaj Narain

Full-time Faculty

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.

Pragya Sharma

Pragya Sharma

Full-time Faculty

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.

Pranay Mangrati

Pranay Mangrati

Full-time Faculty

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.

Raghav Ahuja

Raghav Ahuja

Visiting Faculty

Raghav Ahuja has over 5 years of varied experience in the field of Architecture and Design. He did his B.Arch from University School of Architecture & Planning, New Delhi. He has worked with one of the top Architects in Panjim, Goa, Mr. Ashley Mascarenhas, and even explored 3D modeling at Henri Fanthome Office for Architecture.

Rakesh Sonavane

Rakesh Sonavane

Full-time Faculty

Rakesh Sonavane has extensive experience in the high fashion & luxury garment segments. After graduating from NIFT, Delhi in Fashion Design. He was the technical design consultant for organisations like Sandy Bear designs, 11.11/eleven eleven and Kabir Leathers. He handled an array of brands such as Sandy Starkman, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue and Cold Water Creek, etc.

Shalini Singh

Shalini Singh

Visiting 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.

Shipra Kukreja

Shipra Kukreja

Full-time Faculty

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.

Shruti Rao

Shruti Rao

Full-time Faculty

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.

Shyam Attreya

Shyam Attreya

Full-time Faculty

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.

Siddharth Singh

Siddharth Singh

Adjunct Faculty

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.

Snehanshu

Snehanshu

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.

Tanya Kumar

Tanya Kumar

Full-time Faculty

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.

Vaibhavi Kaushik

Vaibhavi Kaushik

Full-time Faculty

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.

Varun Shashni

Varun Shashni

Full-time Faculty

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.

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.

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.

Chetan Shastri

Chetan Shastri

Course Leader

Chetan Shashtri is a graduate from NID as an Exhibition and Space designer and M.Des in Visual communication from Industrial Design Centre, IIT-Bombay. He has an MA in History of Design from Royal College of Art. He worked on diverse projects in the fields of exhibition, signage, graphic, publication and retail design. He designed the India Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2013.

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

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.

Azad Ali

Azad Ali

Head - Admissions

A Graduate from Lucknow University, an MBA (Marketing)from Wigan and Leigh ,Certified Strategic Manager by Copenhagen Business School, Azad has more than 16 years experience in education and sales. He has worked with WLC, Picasso, KarROX, ICFAI University Group and Pearl Academy to name a few.

Anubha Kakroo

Anubha Kakroo

Dean - Outreach

Anubha Kakroo is a postgraduate from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. She did her Masters in Design Management, specializing in Strategy, Innovation and Branding at the Brunel University, London. She worked as a Director - Design & Cultural Insight at the Future Brands India Ltd. She also worked with the British Council as Head of Programmes for India and Sri Lanka.

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.

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.

Nikhil Arora

Nikhil Arora

Advisory Board

Nikhil Arora is responsible for charting Intuit’s strategy in India as it’s Vice President and Managing Director . He implements Intuit’s in–country business strategy, strengthening partnerships and capitalizing on social, mobile and global market trends.

Raseel Gujral Ansal

Raseel Gujral Ansal

Advisory Board

As one of India's leading lifestyle designers, Raseel Gujral Ansal has been ceaselessly valued for her outstanding ability in leading architecture and interior design trends over the past 25 years. Her design philosophy emphasizes a refined use of art, magnificent objects, patterns, strong silhouettes, textures and a sophisticated color palette. She is the Creative Director of Casa Paradox line of stores.

Leena Singh

Leena Singh

Advisory Board

Leena Singh is curator of the couture fashion label Ashima-Leena, a brand known globally as much for its dedication to traditional Indian craftsmanship as for its modern, versatile style and sensibility. She is a founding member of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and served as a governing board member for six years.

Sunil Sethi

Sunil Sethi

Advisory Board

Sunil Sethi is the President of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) , Sr. Vice President, Li & Fung (India) , board member of NIFT and member on number of government institution boards. He is also the Managing Director, Alliance Merchandising Company and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance.

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.

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.

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