MIT Institute of Design
H.O.D. Interior Space & Furniture Design
Incharge H.O.D. Fashion Design
H.O.D. Animation Design
H.O.D. Film & Video Design
H.O.D. Graphic Design
H.O.D. Product Design
H.O.D. Retail Design
H.O.D. Immersive Media Design
Incharge H.O.D. Transportation Design
Incharge H.O.D. User Experience Design
User Experience Design
Interior Space & Furniture Design
Film & Video Design
Director - Innovation Program
User Exprience Design
Fashion Management & Marketing
Design Academics & Research
Nitin Gupta has obtained Bachelor of Technology in Fashion & Apparel Engineering and Master of Technology in Textile Chemistry from The Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences, Bhiwani. He has conducted number of workshops sponsored by industries and department of science & technology, Delhi. He has number of publications in national & international journals/books of repute like springer. He has also participated in intense lectures for various workshops conducted at national & international levels.
He has executed many fashion shows in collaboration with the eminent Indian fashion designers. He has interest in wearable technology for
apparels and has worked for Indian Railways in developing an electronic jacket for the cabin drivers. He also provides his consultancy in visual merchandising to industrialists and has participated in reverse buyer meet held at Bhopal (M.P) and C.I.I. He has also developed the course content for various Govt. agencies like MSME and National Skill Development Centers. His areas of interests include Textile Science, Technical Textiles, Computer Aided Designing, Graphic Designing, Digital Pattern Making (TUKA TECH & OPTITEX) Fashion Forecasting, Elements of Design and Fashion Shows.
Vinit is a Mechanical Engineer and a Product Designer from MIT Institute of Design. He has worked in Larsen & Toubro Pvt. Ltd. in the Heavy Engineering Department at Powai, Mumbai as a Mechanical Engineer
His academic interests lie in form studies, product development and biomimicry. He is also trained in parametric modelling software.
He is a keen nature observer and admirer. Wildlife Photography is his passion and now it is his serious hobby. He wishes to leverage his knowledge of nature with his design skills and then couple it with the strength of parametric modelling to design and create.
He strongly believes that sound and its form are not mutually exclusive, one is the mere manifestation of the other in a different domain. His is working on how sound can be reparametrized into three-dimensional domain, which will help him make tangible products from sound.
Omkar is very Enthusiastic and Passionate Automotive Design Clay Modeller . since his high school time he like to do sketch and crafts.
He is very fascinated by Automotive industrial Clay and 3D Modeling, He done Post Graduation Diploma in Automotive Clay Sculpting From MIT ID Pune also he is done his Bachelor’s in Automobile Engineering from Mumbai University.
As professional Clay Modeller he have work experience in Maruti Suzuki Design studio india as intern. He worked on various assignment and project during internship period.
He believe in sharing knowledge & learn new things to improve the skills progressively.
He has skills in 3D Clay modeling, sketch surface reading, prototyping, photoshop & sketching.
Sohnit is a Product Designer who believes in balancing technology and imagination. He follows a process of observing and testing products on the market. The designs come through a rigorous product and customer-oriented process, which takes place somewhere in-between method and magic.
After spending nearly 3 years working as a Product designer in the Design Industry. Sohnit has worked with several companies like Centre for Environmental Concerns, Indus Biotech, BARC, Yipli etc. His Domain expertise lies in Healthcare, Agricultural and Consumer Products.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and M.Des in Product Design from the MIT Institute of design, Pune. He also holds Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Fine Arts. He also passionate about Food, Politics, Photography and Tennis.
Pranali Shah, graduated from Symbiosis Institute of Design as a Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design (Communication Design). She completed her Masterʼs Degree at Liverpool John Moores University with a specialisation in Graphic Design and Illustration. During the Masterʼs Degree, she was absorbed in research that gave her insight into Emotional Aspects of Design.
She has worked as a Freelancer on varied projects under Branding & Identity Design as well as Publication Design. Apart from her designing pursuit she enjoys creative writing and expresses through poetry. She also enjoys hand-stitch binding, travelling and learning about different cultures.
She has now joined MIT Institute of Design as a Faculty Fellow in Graphic Design.
Hemant Wangikar has done Masters In computer applications from Bharti Vidyapeeth ,He has been into mobile game development industry ,developing mobile games and apps from few years.
He started working on Unity Engine from 5 years , Made augmented reality apps for industry.
He has been doing innnovative and creative real world Augmented reality applications using cloud anchors , realitime social platforms which helps creating a unified social platform for AR.
His interest include Augmented reality, Mixed Reality, Visual Effects with particles ,Programmming & Making Interactive Virtual Reality Applicationss.
Debasis Haldar is working as Faculty Fellow in User Experience Design. He is a Master of Science in Physiology with Human Factors Engineering. His areas of research and teaching are Physical Ergonomics, Cognitive Ergonomics, Human Computer Interaction, Occupational Health and Safety, Ergonomic Design, Bio-mechanics, Data Analytics and Task Analysis. Debasis is conversant with different human factors engineering subjects which are essential for user experience design. He introduces himself as highly self-motivated teaching professional having strong capabilities in cross-functional team co-ordination with an eye for details. The natural abilities in him add to his abilities in integrating the diverse nature of his profile.
Pursuing PhD in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing System from National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai.
Master of Science in Physiology with specialization in Ergonomics and Occupational Physiology from university of Kalyani, West Bengal.
Bachelor of Science in Physiology from university of Kalyani, West Bengal.
Previous Work Experiences:
Worked as a Research Assistant in the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering (CEHFE), National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai.
Proceeding papers in International Ergonomics Conference:
DebasisHaldar, Rauf Iqbal, Asif Qureshi and Vivek Khanzode: An Anthropometric Study for Designing Workstation in Foundry Industry. 17th International Conference on Humanizing Work and Work Environment (HWWE 2019), Dr, B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, 8-10 Nov 2019.
DebasisHaldar, Mukesh Kr Kamti, Bhawana Rathore and Rauf Iqbal: A Cognitive Study on Duration of Work. 16th International Conference on Humanizing Work and Work Environment (HWWE 2018), College of Engineering, Trivandrum, 14-16 Dec 2018.
DebasisHaldar, Rauf Iqbal, Asif Qureshi and VivekKhanzode: Ergonomic Study on Foundry Workers. 15th International Conference on Humanizing Work and Work Environment (HWWE 2017), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, 8-10 Dec 2017.
Having a knack for design Arjun Ranaware discovered Adobe photoshop in his 8th grade out of curiosity and since then there has been no stopping. He considers himself as an autodidact as he believes in the concept of self-learning. Talking about the experience, he has executed branding, web development, interior and space design projects for brands like Mad Over Donuts, Raddison Blu, Fair Freight, Papa Johns, and dozens of other brands pan India by the age of 19. As he like challenges and to step up his game he pursued M.Des in Transportation design which he considers to be one of the most difficult courses in the design field and graduated by the year 2020. Arjun is currently working as
a faculty fellow in the same institution and experimenting with entrepreneurship at the same time. You can converse with Arjun about pop culture, movies, art, or any form of design and you won’t be disappointed.
Vandana Nautiyal comes from Textile and Marketing background with varied experience in Industry and Academics. She holds a Diploma and Graduate
Degree in Textile Design and Post Graduate Diploma in Textile Management from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textile and Management, Coimbatore. Principally managing Creative Industries has been the scope of her work experience. She is a keen researcher with interest in areas like Sustainable business models, Innovation, Business and Design Strategies. She has presented and published her work at various renowned Platforms in these areas. Before
joining MIT Institute of Design she has been associated with organisations like Godrej, School of Art and Fashion Technology, Ratan Jaipur Pvt. Ltd., The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She was also associated and actively worked with an NGO for Textile (Jute and Sisal) Handicraft Product Development where she was appointed as Trainer to various SHG Clusters for National Centre for Jute Diversification Programmes. She owns her own Textile Jewellery Label ‘Mandala’.
She believes that today design isn’t powerful until it is applied and propagated to its end users through business. A good designer is never enough until he learns the Art of Business.
Tejas Karad is a growth-minded intrapreneur, design thinking enthusiast and a budding researcher, piloting novel post-graduate courses at MIT Institute of Design to nurture a new breed of innovators – informed by design thinking, influenced by future technologies and trends, guided by business studies and lined with humanities. He has successfully led the MIT School of Distance Education, transforming it’s qualitative and quantitative parameters. He has also built facilities management vertical of MIT Group of Institutions in his early carrier.
He is a result-oriented management professional with rich and extensive experience as Assistant Professor and Project Director at MIT Group of Institutions. He is proactive in assessing educational innovation needs and effectively aligning the resources with objectives. He is actively involved in supervising / managing operational planning and development, directing day-to-day academic and associated operations. He is influential in making organization one of the top brands in the industry. He possesses exceptional organizational skills with a positive, professional attitude and a strong commitment towards excellence.
He holds outstanding analytical skills, problem-solving capabilities, and innovation skills honed during Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune having acquired first-class grades. He has international exposure due to master studies of MSc Management from Imperial College Business School London. He has developed a sustainability outlook and multi-cultural understanding during his participation in Swedish Institute Fellowship Program in Singapore, Sweden, and Philippines. He has strong leadership and management skills, proven in many event organizing opportunities. He is a highly persuasive and influential character exhibited in his sports of Kabaddi and Marathon Running.
Tarun Grover has obtained Bachelor of Technology in Fashion & Apparel Engineering and Master of Technology in Textile Chemistry from The Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences, Bhiwani. He has conducted number of workshops sponsored by industries and department of science & technology, Delhi. He has number of publications in national & international journals/books of repute like springer. He has also participated in intense lectures for various workshops conducted at national & international levels.
He has executed many fashion shows in collaboration with the eminent Indian fashion designers. He has interest in wearable technology for
apparels and has worked for Indian Railways in developing an electronic jacket for the cabin drivers. He also provides his consultancy in visual merchandising to industrialists and has participated in reverse buyer meet held at Bhopal (M.P) and C.I.I. He has also developed the course content for various Govt. agencies like MSME and National Skill Development Centers. His areas of interests include Textile Science, Technical Textiles, Computer Aided Designing, Graphic Designing, Digital Pattern Making (TUKA TECH & OPTITEX) Fashion Forecasting, Elements of Design and Fashion Shows.
A Bachelor in Product Design from MVP’S College of Architecture & Centre for Design and Masters in Product Design from MIT Institute of Design, Supriya Ugale, hold more than 4 years of professional experience in all aspects of design process from Product Design, System Design, User Interface Design and Graphics Design. She has worked with two prestigious organizations like National Innovation Foundation (NIF), Ahmedabad and Renu Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Pune; holding expertise in design and product development across categories like – Consumer Products, Lifestyle Products, Agricultural Products, Medical Products, Toys, and Games.
Professional work includes:
Tea Making Machine for NIF (National Innovation Foundation), Ahmedabad.
Solar Laminator for NIF (National Innovation Foundation), Ahmedabad.
Medical Device (FDA Approved) for Renu Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Pune.
Home Automation System for Renu Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Pune.
Office Lighting for Arrystorm Lighting Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
Soft Luggage for Zenith Metaplast Pvt. Ltd., Nasik.
User Interface Design :
Device User Interface – Medical Device (FDA Approved) for Renu Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Pune.
App User Interface- Medical Device (FDA Approved) for Renu Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Pune.
Device User Interface- Home Automation System for Renu Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Pune.
Remote User Interface- Home Automation System for Renu Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Pune.
Graphic Design :
Poster designs for NIF, Ahmedabad.
Logo, Brochure, User manual designs for Renu Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Pune.
Logo, Brochure, Visiting Card, Letter Pad, File designs for Chirayu Children Hospital, Vapi.
Brochures Designs for Prashant Tours and Travels, Nasik.
Published Patent on “Machine for Agricultural Process” Patent No. 2832/MUM/2013
He joins MIT Institute of Design as a lecturer. He has a Masters in Fine Arts from Karnataka University, Dharwad. He comes with an experience of 7 years in photography and painting. He then worked as a lecturer in the subjects of sketching, portraits, landscapes, photography and model making which included architectural and POP models.
He has worked on a product design project for Laxmi Dairy, Hubli developing packaging for its products such as milk, butter milk and ghee.
He is familiar with medias such as oil on canvas, pastels, water color on paper, wall painting. wood sculpture, paper mache etc.
He was fortunate to have his formative years in the subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc.in Design and Manufacture of Earth Moving Equipment in State-of-the-art Technology CAD/CAM in their proprietary software ANVIL 4000 . Redesigned few critical castings and sheet metal components for CAD when the manual methods were about to become obsolete. Generated CNC programs for their manufacture to be run at different locations of the globe. The logical outcome of the experience garnered helped him to join Bajaj Auto, Second largest two wheeler manufacturer in the world, as a Head of CAD Center in their Manufacturing Engineering Department. Designed and Manufactured Tools for many critical
components including Engine of Two and Three wheelers. Developed programs for CAD automation and Tool Design standards. Trained all the team associates for their computer literacy, when it was not prevalent in 90’s in India. Empowerment motivated him to create space for his stretch and run for the extra mile where there is less crowd and the initiatives taken for CAD/CAM software development placed him in Aha Zone . Developed Machining software for CNC program generation for wire EDM and CNC Milling and used this to machine many components. Also developed simulation software to simulate the machining path in 3D. For a shorter span of time he worked as Application Manager in a leading software company at Chennai in support of SDRC – IDEAS and Auto-Desk Products.
Later he joined KELTRAC a joint venture of Govt. of India and Govt. of Kerala. Contributed in setting up the Tool Room, Education and Training. He was a member of the academic council and was actively involved in preparation of the syllabus and selection of faculty for short term and long term training. He was also actively involved in preparing the Tool Room which had 3 and 5 axis CNC machines for manufacture of ISRO components.
Later, he joined UCAL a global leader in automotive fuel systems as a Head of Tool Room Division to lead various teams for the effective manufacture of Tooling. He redesigned few products for process capability, of Borg- Warner, Thermo Emission Control systems, which supplies to 3 major autos G.M., FORD, and Chryseller at U.S. In the hour of ignorance, the knowledge he borrowed from business leaders characterized his actions and decisions. When Leadership nirvana was born, he realized that, “Till you become a leader the growth is about you. The moment you become a leader the growth is about others.” He adds that he might not have been the brightest bulb, yet his equal blend of professionalism and entrepreneurship, have benefited other brighter bulbs to glow by his coaching and counselling that infused passion that created a big picture focus, and helped the organization to win as a whole. He is a proponent of LEAN MANUFACTURING PHILOSPHY which he learnt from the leading researchers of U.S. who conducted their study at TOYOTA plant at Japan. He believes in Design and Develop Systems for Optimum Allocation of Resources for Value stream Mapping to Plug cash drains. He also has experience in SAP implementation.
He also secured admission at leading U.S. university with scholarship for Nano Engineering and did not pursue due to personal reasons.
He says all these were possible by him because of the sheer effort of his Guruji who caught and coached him while he was young.
Sandesh Deepak Pawar has done his Bachelor’s Degree from D.G. Ruparel College in Commerce and Diploma in Animation and VFX from MAAC, Mumbai. He has done his specialization in 3D Modelling and Animation from Maximus, Mumbai in 2004. Simultaneously was working as an Assistant Art Director under Art Director C.B. More where he closely worked with Film Sets. He also participated in 2nd Annual 24FPS Animation Awards and won Best film in Pre-production segment.
Starting his Professional career with ‘2nz’ animation studio under the guidance of Mr. Bhimsain Khurrana and Mr. Kirit Khurrana as 3D Generalist.
He worked on many TV commercials like Kellogg’s Chocos, Whisper, SRMB Azar, 7Up, IFFI Logo, Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Peninsula’s Ashok Tower. In 2006, He moved to ‘TATA Elxsi Visual Computing Lab’ as Character Modeller. He was with Visual Effects and CGI team where he worked on many Hollywood and Bollywood film, TV Commercials, Title/Logo Animation and TV Series.
2007- Spider-Man 3 (animator)
2007- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (animator)
2007- Taare Zameen Par (animation department)
2007- Ta Ra Rum Pum (background artist)
2008- Iron Man (background artist)
2008- Roadside Romeo (Character Modeller and Fur Artist)
2008- Jodhaa Akbar (Background artist)
2008- The Legend of Drona (animation department)
2008- God Tussi Great Ho (animation and VFX Artist)
2008- Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors (character designer)
2010- Prince (prop designer)
2012- Arjun: The Warrior Prince (character designer)
2008- Speed Racer: The Next Generation (Character Modeller)
Boomer, Masafi, UTV Spotboy, PlanMan, Lux
In 2008, he joined ‘Beehive Studios’ as 3D Generalist and Project Head. He handled many Projects which includes TV Commercials, Architectural Visualisation, Educational and Explainer videos.
Major clients and Projects Names are: Micro Technologies Security System, Samartha Security System, Videocon Mobiles, Surat Municipal Corporation, CISF Airport Security Interactive video, Hindustan Uniliver-Pure it, WoodLand Shoes etc.
He has a passion to teach students who are willing to build their career in Animation or VFX. He trained the Team Members of Mumbai Doordarshan in 2010.
As a Professional Certified Trainer of Autodesk Maya and 3ds MAX, he was being involved in Training at MAAC, NICA (National Institute of Computer Arts) and Keerti Computers in Mumbai.
Having 8+ years of industry and 7+ years of teaching experience, across diverse design disciplines and cross-cultural understanding of digits, design and software, Sandeep is a graduate from Mumbai University. He has additionally earned diplomas in Multimedia, Graphics & Animation and has specialization in 3D Visualisation.
Sandeep strongly believes that creativity has no walls and his area of work proves the same. From designing and managing events, sets, exhibitions, kiosk, stalls, visual merchandise, retail stores from scratch, he has also given identity to many well-known brands by designing branding and communication. He has worked with the companies like HDFC
Limited, Green Gold Animation, Vibez Entertainment, Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX), MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX), Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX), National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL), National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC), Financial Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (FT), Candid Marketing, Brilliant Entertainment Networks etc. His list of clientele includes Sony TV, HSBC Bank, ICICI Bank, TATA AIG, Castrol, Cadbury, Star TV, Hindustan Times, Radio Mirchi, Shaadi.com, Reliance Infra to name a few.
Sandeep is an excellent team player with an eye for detail. Working with corporate industries has made him a thorough professional in delivering results with optimum output; whereas working in education has developed his interest in research, innovation and ethical and sustainable design solutions. As a technical design professional, he holds in depth knowledge of various skills as per industry standards. However, he keeps updating himself with various tools, techniques, technology and latest trends in the field of commercial spaces. At MITID, he hopes to stimulate students’ interest in design as an agent of change and believes in touching the future through nurturing creative and cognitive skills in the young design aspirants.
Saili Sonar is a designer with Bachelor of Design from University of Pune and Masters in Interior Architecture & Design from CEPT University Ahmedabad. She is a Space Designer and has done her specialisation in the domain of Craft and Technology which includes Color Design as well. She has presented and published research papers in the field of Color in Interior Architecture in the journal of International Color Association (AIC) and other platforms. Her inclination lies towards space design as a holistic domain, research, design thinking processes and human centric design approach.
Her professional experience comprises of working with Architects in Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Pune.
Saili was involved as a researcher with an international color and trend design studio for a paint company. She has worked as a design mentor and researcher with Tata Consultancy Services in collaboration with MIT Media labs Boston.
Saili is involved with INTACH and is an active member with respect to its works and events.
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from MVP’s college of engineering, Nashik and Post-graduation in Product Design from MITID, Sagar Joshi, holds over 3 years of experience in the industry and 1 year experience as a design educator. Before joining MIT as a faculty, he has worked as a Design Manager in Godrej Interio B2C design team in Mumbai, where he worked on several projects related to Lifestyle mass produced furniture products, from their initiation stages of research/ design strategy to post production final stages. He was also part of an ethnographic research team for building future product strategies for Interio.
Later he joined UID, Karnavati University in Ahmedabad as an assistant professor, taking modules in areas of Design research, Product strategy and System Design.
Sagar also has done many individual projects like, Medical device for Life Kshell medical products, in Mumbai,Sheet metal products for Wisdom future tech, in Mumbai,Plastic roto-molding products for Kuse design studio, in Delhi, etc. His work has been published by online platforms like Yanko and Tuvie, as well as in Cumulus Mumbai 2015, in IIT Mumbai.
Ravindra Bachate is an Assistant Professor of User Experience Design. He is a Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering. His areas of research and teaching are Data Analytics, Web Application Design, System Architecture and Database Design, Windows Application Design, Software Engineering, Machine Learning, Big Data Management and Hadoop, Ravindra is conversant with different computer engineering subjects which are essential for user experience design. He introduces himself as highly self-motivated teaching professional having strong capabilities in cross-functional team co-ordination with an eye for details. The natural abilities in him add to his abilities in integrating the diverse nature of his profile.
Pursuing PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Lovely Professional University, Punjab
Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.
Bachelor of Technology in computer science & Engineering from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Previous Work Experiences:
Worked as an Assistant professor in Department of computer Engineering, JSCOE, Hadapsar, Pune.
Worked as an Assistant professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, TKIET, Kolhapur.
Worked as an Assistant professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SETI, Panhala.
Participated in Two days’ workshop on PYTHON held at JSCOE Pune 2019.
Two week ISTE WORKSHOP on “Introduction to Research Methodologies” conducted by IIT, Bombay under MHRD.
Two week ISTE workshop on “Database Management System” conducted by IIT, Bombay under MHRD at TKIET Warananagar.
Attended two days state level workshop on “Hadoop and Big Data” organized by JSCOE, Hadapsar, Pune.
Organized a two days android application development workshop in association with IIT Bombay and Virscent Technology, Jamshedpur.
Organized a 2 days’ workshop on “Open Source Technology” by Prof. Krishnkant Mane, IIT Bombay under CSI Chapter.
Organized 2 days SPPU workshop on “Data Science Using R”, February 2018.
Invited Talks :
On “Big Data and Hadoop” in Vivekanand Polytechnic College, Kolhapur.
Publications in National & International Journals and Conferences:
“Automatic Speech Recognition systems for Regional Languages in India”- International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE)
“Survey on Big Data Analytics for Digital World”, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advances in Electronics, Communication and Computer Technology (ICAECCT) Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering, Pune India. Dec 2-3, 2016
“IPTV Software Process and Workflow”, 2nd International Symposium on Big Data and Cloud Computing (ISBCC’15), Elsevier Publication, Procedia Computer Science 50 ( 2015 ) 128 – 134
“MRDS Data Processing and Mining using Hadoop in Cloud”, International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA), (0975 – 8887) Volume 90 – No 10, March 2014.
“Improving performance of Apriori Algorithm using Hadoop”, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology (IJRET), (2319 – 1163) Volume 03 – No 12, December 2014.
“Group User Revocation and Integrity Auditing of Shared Data in Cloud Environment”, International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA), Volume 128 – No 12, Oct 2015.
“Comparative Analysis of ID3 and Naïve Bayes for Heart Disease Prediction”, International Journal of Computer Applications (0975 – 8887) Volume 142 – No.5,May 2016.
Ravi Patole has a Masters in Visual Arts (Painting); with BFA graduation and also completed Diploma in Applied Art, was ranked 3nd in Order of Merit in Applied arts. After working as ART DIRECTOR in the Advertising Industry for about 15 yrs, won the Prestigious ABBY GOLD Award in 1996. He shifted his focus on the TV and Film Industry and worked with Nitin C Desai Productions and has to his credit the TV serial ‘ Chhatrapati Shivrai ‘. Also worked on the production of Femina Miss India, Live music concerts and FIlmfare Awards . His paintings were exhibited in Jehangir Art Gallery in a group show. Has also exhibited in various other Art Galleries too. He has his own studio from where he works Trophies ,
Mementoes and Signages, Artefacts etc.In 2010 he joined Academics as HOD Visual & Communication Arts at L S Raheja School of Arts Worli. Then a visiting Faculty in Raffles Design International and now MIT Institute of Design.
Ravee Songirkar has done Bachelor of Fine Arts- Applied Arts from the JJ Institute from Mumbai University and an MFA from Venkateshwara Open University Arunachal Pradesh. Post this Ravee Songirkar He has spent over 27 years in Advertising Industry and has vast experience in handling multinational brands. He has worked in top most Multinational Advertising Agency like, J.Walter Thompson, Quadrant and Triton Communication, Lowe Lintas India as Creative Director Art.
He has good understanding of consumer behaviour and market, implementing of conceptual ideation for brands. He has specialized
skills for medium like Print advertising, TV & Radio commercials on Britania, Unilever, Nissin foods, Lipton Tea, HMT Tractor, Pioneer News Paper, ITC Welcome group, Horlics, Dabur, Boost, Hero Honda, Pepsi, Nestle, Bata, Cargil foods, Force Motors, Bajaj Auto, Kenstar Home Appliances, Praj Industries, Willo Pump, Kirloskar, Pepsodent all Multinational brands.
He has been honoured with many awards by various Ad Club Awards in country for his Campaigns.,. Post these, he has 3 years of teaching experience at the MIT Institute of Design, Pune as an Assistant Professor.
Having worked on a range of projects has helped him gain a deeper understanding of each aspect that is needed for graphic design.
He is passionate for Paintings and exhibited nationally since 2010. His aim is to spread and share the knowledge with Graphic Design, Photography,
Dr.Dandeswar Bisoyi teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in User Experience Design Department. He hold Ph. D. in visual communication from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), masters in visual communication from Dr.B.R.Ambedekar University, and Bachelor’s in Applied Arts from the Utkal University of Culture. His Ph. D. research focuses on pictorial metaphors and rhetoric as a form of communication in advertisement. During his Ph. D. he was visiting researcher at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, School of Design. His other research interests are in the fields of Design Semantics, Aesthetics, Information Graphics, Typography, Publication Design, Visual
Ethnography, Advertising, branding, visual communication, Visual interface design and fine arts. His publications that have appeared in international Journals and international conferences. He was awarded National Fellowship from Ministry of tourism and Culture Department Govt. of India for Professional Research and GURUBRAMHA Award from National Education & Human Resources Development Govt. of India., He previously taught at Amity School of Fine Arts, Amity University, Noida. He is having 15 years’ industry, teaching and research experience of relevant field. He did several one man painting exhibitions, participated in many group shows and art symposiums in India. His paintings are to be found in important collections of Art Institutions and individual collectors in India. Also he worked as a freelance designer in different advertising agency such as Ascent advertising, Concept advertising etc.
Yadav Preeti, Bisoyi Dandeswar, Chakrabarti Debkumar Spokes Characters of mascots and young Consumers’ Perspective Particular understanding, ICORD ’17
Bisoyi dandeswar, Yadav preeti, Barua utpal (2015) Copywriting and the Creative Edge http://www.waset.org/conference/2015/04/paris/ICCVAD/program?forceTentati ve=1
Yadav preeti, Bisoyi dandeswar, Chakrabati debkumar(2015) Anthropomorphic Brand Mascot Serve As the Vehicle: To Quickly Remind Customers Who You are and What You Stand for in Indian Cultural Context http://www.waset.org/conference/2015/04/paris/ICCVAD/program?forceTentative=1
Yadav Preeti, Bisoyi Dandeswar, Chakrabarti Debkumar Spokes characters and young consumers’ context specific understanding HWWE 2015.
Yadav Preeti, Bisoyi Dandeswar, Chakrabarti Debkumar Typography as a statement of Design, HWWE 2014.
Bisoyi.D, Barua.U, Guha.E (2013). Effective Communication of Product Information: A Copy Writing Methodology, IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (JHSS) Volume-6, Page numbers-1-3. http://iosrjournals.org/iosr-jhss/full-issue/vol6- issue4.pdf
Bisoyi dandeswar, Yadav preeti, Barua utpal importance of typography in Indian print advertisement, Typography Day 2013.
Group painting Exhibition at Lokayata art gallery New Delhi in the year 2012.
Group painting Exhibition at Indian Council for Cultural Relations Calcutta in the year 2008.
One man painting Exhibition at Delhi Art Gallery New Delhi in the Year 2007.
Group painting Exhibition at Lalit kala academy New Delhi in the year 2006.
Group painting Exhibition at Bharat Bhawan Bhopal in the year 2005.
One man Painting Exhibition at Sur Sadan Agra in the year 2005.
National Art festival at Ujjain (MP) in the year 2004 to 2006.
10th state level group art exhibition at lalit kala academy Lucknow in the year 2003.
LEGANCY a group art exhibition at Girish Art Gallery Agra in the year 2003.
Group painting Exhibition at Lalit kala academy Bhubanswar in the year 1998.
International Scientific Committee and Editorial Review Board of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
In quest for solutions in the field of Industrial Design. R. Donshong Koren studied Product Design at Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID), Pune and Defence and Strategic studies from the University of Pune. He joined Autoline Design Software Ltd., in the year 2008 as a stylish and chief of officina for Autoline Zagato India chapter. He has been involved in various projects from styling to modeling of cars and life style product under Autoline Zagato IC.
These are some of the best blend projects DON KOREN got involved at his best during the past bye gone days.
Redesigning of Chrysler car for china.
Project on people rapid transit system (PRT) for an International Airport and University Dubai.
Sky Rail system for the Hospital in Michigan, USA.
INSTA CUBE for FAMILY CARE, India branch.
Project on TATA Indica Vista Open Car.
Book on Zagato / Bentley
Furniture for the kids’ school.
With his strong understanding of 3D, Physical 3D modeling, form studies and fascinated by Automotive Clay. He at the MIT Institute of Design will be involved in Automotive clay, forms studies and dry Pastel rendering.
Prashant Desai has graduated Sir J. J. school of Arts Mumbai 2006-2007. As a sculptor he is specialised in figurative sculpture work and creative sculpture work done in several medium, actively practising artist in contemporary art field. He was honoured fellowship as Sir in JJ school of Art as he did sculpture for SKODA RAPID car.
Foundation Course in Mumbai Kala Mahavidyalay.
Passed in First Class Standing in Order of Merit at The Intermediate Examination in Sculpture and Modelling, 2005.
Passed in First Class Standing in Order of Merit at The Diploma Examination in Sculpture and Modelling, 2007.
Diploma in B.S.A Sculptor from JJ school of arts
MFA 1st year passed out from Karnataka Open University
C.B. Kora Institute of village industries (Govt of India) FRT moulding course in 2016.
Indoor museum sculpture of Raj Kapoor for Raj Kapoor Memorial (posture Mera Nam Jokar ) at rajbaugh Pune, height 6ft. medium- FRP
Outdoor museum sculpture of Raj Kapoor for Raj Kapoor Memorial (posture Jis Desh Main Ganga Behati Hai ) at rajbaugh Pune. Height 6.5ft. medium- FRP
Monumental sculpture of Shri Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Height 14ft.at Torana fort Under observation of Dr. Babasaheb Purandare
Monumental sculpture of Maharana Pratap at Jalgaon Height 14.6ft. medium- bronze Under president Dr. Pratibha patil quota.
Full figure monumental sculpture of Saint Gadge Baba Maharaj at Dhule. Height 11.6ft.
Assist for monumental miniature of Mahatma Gandhi for Prime minister manmohan singh project at Delhi Height 4.6ft.
Commission worked for Skoda Rapid car Metal Sculptur in 2017
Portrait hymposium 29th -30th June 2018 The Bombay Art society and Lalit Kala academy New Delhi (Invited to demonstrate)
Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar sculpture for 26th January Jhaki at Dadar Mumbai 2019 Height 8ft
Mahatma Gandhi sculpture for 26th January Jhaki at Dadar Mumbai 2019 Height 8ft
Outdoor Sculpture and Demonstration for Thane art festivals (years 2016/17/18)
Shivaji Maharaj sculpture for Dhule corporation as a assistant artist Height 16ft year 2017
Shivaji Maharaj clay modelling height 18ft for Chataripati shivaji maharaj terminals year 2019
Commercial work sculpture for Aniruddha Bappu upassna Kendra year 2019
working for MAHATMA GANDHI MEMORIAL (Dandi March project)
He has been awarded with many important prizes in various art competition
Maharashtra Rajya Purskar of Sculpture and Modeling in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.
Ramchandra Shirgaonkar Award in Annual exhibition of J.J. School of Arts in 2004.
Best Portrait Award from Arts Society of India in 2005-06.
Mayo Memorial award of J.J. School of Arts in 2005-06.
First Prize in annual exhibition of J.J. School of Arts in 2006-07.
Jhunjhunwala Award in Annual exhibition of J.J. School of Arts in 2006-07.
The Best Ex- Student Award Of Mumbai Kala Mahavidyalaya in 2007.
Studio potter, mural artist, teacher, singer, dancer – any of these roles can not singularly describe Priyanka’s passion as an artist, since she has played all of these roles with boundless joy and zest throughout her life.
Graduated in Visual arts and post graduated in Fine Arts from Sir J J School of Art, Priyanka began her career as a freelance mural artist, wherein she got highly interested in clay and mixed media. Here onwards she began working with various types of clay and started exploring pottery, which soon developed into her only true calling. Thus, she ended up opening and managing her own professional pottery studio and here she worked extensively with handmade forms of pottery.
She joins MIT ID as an assistant professor and keenly looking forward to both teaching as well as learning from her experience here at MIT ID.
Parag Chitale, an alumnus of National Institute of Design, India has previous experience working as a graphic designer in Penguin Random House India, one of India’s leading publishing houses. He has designed covers and insides for a wide range of publications ranging from illustrated books to classic novels. Working across the graphic design domain, along with art direction, illustrations and print production design this self-made conversationalist enjoys spontaneous well-planned adventures. Maintaining a good balance between work and life, and fact and fiction, he sings, writes, paints and works with textiles to communicate beyond spoken words. Apart from adding an unavoidable
dose of questionable witty humour to conversations, he consciously triesto observe, understand and reflect on the beauty of intriguing banalities of everyday life.
Nimish completed his schooling in science with distinction from St. Paul H. S. School, Indore. It followed graduation in Electronics and MBA in Advertising & Public Relations from the Devi Ahilya University, Indore. His summer training in the Ogilvy & Mather Advertising during his MBA course gave him first hand exposure of film-making process. It ultimately led him to the renowned Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune; from where he specialized in Film Editing in 2004.
After working as Associate to many renowned Editors, he debuted as Film Editor with HULLA. It was followed by the critically acclaimed and National Award Winner “Leaving Home – the life and music of Indian Ocean“. Due to the nature and magnitude of these films he also doubled up as their Associate Director and Executive Producer respectively.
Apart from these two films he has been Consultant Film Production for Cartwheel Creative Consultancy Pvt Ltd. where supervised various TVCs produced / conceived by Cartwheel for various clients like Reliance Telecommunications, FA Deodorant etc. A brief stint with Alliance Media & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. as Supervising Producer associated him with films like “Aaamras”and “Daayen ya Baayen”.
His FTII education enabled him to don various hats in film-making. One such film is “Soch Lo” in which he was Film Production in-charge.
Apart from working on feature films, he edited / directed various short films, documentaries, Corporate AVs etc. He is privileged to direct “KARM KE VEER“- a documentary on Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussorie commemorating its golden jubilee in 2009.
Nimish has recently completed shooting a biopic on a very important character of the 16th century as Associate Director / 2nd Unit Director. This film is supposed to release in 2014.
Apart from these professional commitments Nimish has been equally keen to share his knowledge with the upcoming film-makers. This has made him guest faculty to prestigious institutes like National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad, Digital Academy Mumbai and his alma mater Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. This same motto has brought him to MITID.
Maithili has done her Bachelor in Fine Arts and Diploma in Art Education from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune. She has a Master’s Degree in Indology from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune and recently completed her Master of Fine Arts from MIT School of Fine Arts and Applied Arts, Pune. As professional development, she has also completed a one-year diploma course in Image editing software, web designing and 2D animations.
Maithili had worked in the Graphic Design firm for more than three years and handled various clientele assignments on print media, website layouts and creative materials for children.
Prior, she also worked as a Teaching Faculty for more than six years at the Fine Arts Institute recognised by Maharashtra State Directorate of Arts Education.
She is a passionate painter and had various solo and group painting exhibitions in and around the city. Her paintings are mostly inspired by Mother Nature and Indian Folk Arts. She has conducted several workshops and performed live demonstrations on crafts, puppet making and digital painting at India Art Gallery, Pune. She has developed various campaign and training posters for Pune based NGO SATHI on awareness regarding supplementary nutrition in children less than three years of age group.
At MIT Institute of Design, she is primarily involved in the courses related to medium & techniques, composition & layouts, and digital methods & illustrations. She has also involved in Folk Arts-based Inter Design Studies. Maithili is a perfect blend of digital and hand skills and relishes her design teaching and learning experience in the Institute.
Mr Kiran has very versatile industry experience varying from Mechanical Industry to Creative Field. Prior joining at MIT ID, he was associated with Pinnacle Industries Ltd. Pune for about 04 years. During his service tenure at Pinnacle; he was responsible for various projects as a lead right from concept level design to the vehicle level executions. His work which got actually materialised & being manufactured are includes : Colour & Trim Upgrade for existing seats, Luxury Seats, Auto Components, Ambulances(complying AIS standards), Vanity Saloons, Luxury Tourers on different platforms, Motorhomes etc. He has got special appreciation from the management for his amount of contribution to the AutoExpo’18
show vehicle – Finetza Motorhome. And very proud to say that the same concept has won prestigeous Red Dot Award & German Design Award. During his service he got learned to manage Team, Projects, Inter-departmental relation & co-ordinations, communications with Vendors & suppliers.
He was engaged with the Mechanical Industry before starting his Post Graduation. He has worked as a Officer at KSB Pumps Ltd., Nashik for 03 years; where he was responsible Production Planning & Operations of 04 Pump assembly lines & 01 component manufacturing line of Industrial Pump division.
He has done his Diploma in Mechanical engineering from Government Polytechnic, Nashik & done his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad. He has done his Masters in Industrial Design having the specialisation in Transportation Design from MIT Institute of Design, Pune.
Apart from his regular professional life, he likes to travel around, singing & listening music, potrait making.
Jyoti Pal, has completed her Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and her Master of Design in Apparel Design from India’s premiere design institute- National Institute of Design (NID).
She has deep interest in pattern making and exploring its various aspects. She enjoys working with crafts involving textile manipulation combining with various cuts and pattern development leading to minimum wastage and maximum utilisation of resources in the benefits of environment and human kind.
She has also collaborated with Kalaraksha Vidhyalay, Bhuj in developing an apparel collection, which could provide an opportunity of expressing the skills of the artisans for their benefits and hence providing a platform to learn and develop.
She has also worked in developing a system for Red Brick’s School, Ahmedabad where extreme onsite and offsite research led to better reasoning for the provided design solution and helped the school management to understand the important role of apparel in a student’s life.
She has interest in researching and exploring the possibility for creating a design solution, which could benefit the society and hence the people. She has worked on projects with various NGOs like Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Ahmedabad where she developed the training sessions for the artisans and later made strategies for efficient production through an apparel collection development.
Joanna is a Graduate in Home Science, specialized in Textiles and clothing. She has done her post-graduation in Fabric and Apparel Styling from the School of Fashion Technology. She has 16 years’ industrial experience.
In the export sector she has been involved in Sampling for big Apparel Brands like Mango, Marks & Spencer, Edinburgh Woolen Mills.
She has also worked as a Handicraft designer for a fair trade Company, customizing all types of Indian handicrafts for the export market and worked with Clients Like Shared Earth, Ten thousand
villages Canada, and USA, The Fair Trade Company Japan amongst others. Her hands-on visit with the artisans and conducting client tours, made her an advocate for Fair trade practices, which is actually the source of sustainable employment.
Joanna has also worked as a designer of high end home furnishings. Her clients included big brands like Bed Bath and Beyond, Pier One, Ralph Lauren Home, John Lewis, Euro Phany, and Wal Mart.
Besides designing, she also worked as a merchandiser with Milaaya Embroideries an export Company specialized in embroidery export for Haute Couture brands such as Stella Mc Cartney, Emillio Pucci, Versace, Givenchi, Matthew Williamson, Julien Mc Donald.
Finally, before getting into Academics, she decided to understand product at the basic level of Retail. With her learnings as a Retail Merchandiser in FabIndia, she moved on to Cosme Matias Menezes Pvt. Ltd. as Manager of Operations and promoted to Merchandiser, heading 8 stores across Goa, Kolhapur and Mangalore. She was responsible for Inventory management, Sales, Vendor Management and Sourcing
She has experience teaching Fashion Students in the fields of Pattern making, Garment Construction, Traditional textiles and yarn Craft, and fashion foundation subjects, and surface design. She has worked as a visiting faculty at School of Fashion Design, and MIT institute of Design and full time at JD Institute of Fashion Technology before joining us Full time here at MIT Institute of Design.
Joanna is driven by the thirst for knowledge for the sake of making things better. Her appreciation for innovation and efficiency along with her organizational skills and empathy brings forth a wholesome approach towards mentoring young minds in academics.
Javed Mulani is a post graduate from very reputed institution, Sir J. J School of Art, Mumbai in 2005. He is specialized in figurative works and an active practising artist in contemporary art field. His works are extensively shown at various places in India and abroad.
He has been awarded with Junior Fellowship in field of painting by Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India in 2003 and awarded Scholarship in field of painting by Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India in 2013. .In 2003 he was honoured Fellowship at Sir JJ School of Art for standing first from Mumbai University. He is also recipient of prestigious Lalibhai Dharamdas Bhambani Scholarship in 2016.
He has been awarded with many important prizes in various art competitions
2016 56th State art Maharashtra award, Mumbai, India
2005 Art Society of India Award, Mumbai, India
2005 Camlin Award, Mumbai, India
2004 Bombay Art Society Award, Mumbai, India
2003 Camlin Award, Mumbai, India
2003 Sukhatwala Award, Mumbai, India
2002 Art Society of India Award, Mumbai. India
2002 Bombay art Society Award, Mumbai, India
2002 The Freny & Erach Jamshedji Dastur trust foundation prize, Mumbai, India
2001 Soloman Abraham Award, Mumbai, India
2000 2nd Western Region Camlin Award, Mumbai, India
1999 Late Kumar Ratan Wadke Award, Mumbai, India
1998 Nashik Kala Niketan Award, India
He represented India for “Star of Istanbul” city project by “UNICEF TURKEY’ in 2012. Few of his mural paintings are beautifying the campus of Siemens ltd, Turkey and at Siemens ltd Worli, Mumbai. His painting of Mr. Pherozshah Mehta adores the wall of Pherozshah Mehta bhavan at Mumbai University, Kalina campus.
He is been exhibiting and traveling in India and around the globe showcasing his creative side where his art is with prestigious collectors. He was selected as residency artist organized by FUTUR foundation, Switzerland in 2015. His strong academic understandings for drawing, composition and aesthetics are his core strength about his teaching. His active participation in the contemporary art practise gives the balance of academics and real life fluctuations which is very helpful as teaching tool. His endeavour and passion is an exciting prospect as our faculty.
Gauri Shankar is a postgraduate in Marketing (2019-2021) from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Marketing and Operations and an Undergraduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology (2005-2009) in Knitwear Design. He pursued his diploma in Fine arts in 2005 from Rabindra Bharti University.
Gauri started his professional career in design with Color Plus Fashion Ltd with smart casuals and moved on to handle Design – menswear formal category for Raymond Ready to Wear. He has 11+ years of experience in corporate.
He Received “THE MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT DESIGNER” award
at Raymond and has lead Raymond Khadi collection which was showcased under Make in India campaign. It was hosted by Miss Sumitra Kulkarni Gandhi the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi & KVIC Chairman Shri Vinay Kumar Saxena as the guest of honor where he Received “OUTSTANDING DESIGNER” award in appreciation for outstanding design collection.
Gauri hopes to continue his journey in Academics and looks forward to igniting young minds in shaping what they aspire to in this VUCA world through his strong knowledge, base and relation with dynamic fashion industry.”
Devan Das is a Post Graduate (M.Des batch 2008-10)) from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (Delhi) and an Under Graduate (B.Des batch 2003-07) of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (Chennai) where he won the award for Academic excellence with community service.
Areas of Study and Research:
– Communication Design
– Publication Design
– Indian graphic identity
– Design semiotics
– Visual research
Devan has worked in a gamut of design scenarios ranging from commercial art direction, design education, graphic design, publication, fashion, metal crafting, design intervention in indigenous craft clusters, voluntary work, e-commerce and social media marketing.
He has worked as Creative Art Director at Workafella – a leading co-working space company aligning brand objectives with digital art and social media in conjunction with marketing to create unique customer experiences.
Also worked as Art Editor for one of the world’s leading publication houses of family reference books – Dorling Kindersley in New Delhi, as well as the Indian publication Roli Books delving into subjects that ranged from Children’s education, Formula one, sports, history, travel and cookery.
He taught as Assistant professor at NIFT Chennai for 3 years where he undertook lectures, practical demonstrations and hands on training sessions in Graphic design practice and theory, Print Design, Material studies and Design methodology.
Taught at the Mcgans Ooty School of Fashion and Design (MSFD) at Ooty for a year where he was closely involved in curriculum development and the application of design process, mentoring students closely and developing their skill set.
Curriculum and content development has been a continuous endeavour, having been involved in the identification of traditional craft clusters for design intervention projects as assigned to NIFT through the Govt. of India. He has also worked on digital content creation of video graphed lessons through the Fashion Communication department of NIFT Chennai for the National Mission for Education through Information & Communication Technology (NMEICT).
Workshops and volunteer work
He has conducted and been involved in various workshops on design intervention for the promotion of traditional craft clusters, illustration for college students and working professionals, including –
Organizing and executing the National Handloom day activities for the visit of Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on 7th Aug 2015.
A workshop for Handloom & Export Promotion Council (HEPC) on Design trends and Visual Merchandising for Heintextil-2015, Karur, Tamilnadu.
Group painting and exhibition for district school students of Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu in May 2019.
Training program on design development and skill upgradation for rural artisans of Dharmapuri district of TN with the National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development(NABARD)
Workshop on Digital Marketing by National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD). Completed workshop on “Content generation for e-learning” through the National Mission for Education through Information & Communication Technology (NMEICT).
Undertook a research project to identify and document pollution due to textile dye effluents into the Noyal River in Tirupur. Significant consequences to the environmental and socio-economic structure of the region were studied and reported.
Devan hopes to ignite students’ interest in design as an agent of change and believes in touching the future through an evolving pedagogical relationship with aspiring designers by sparking innate talent and empowering cognitive skills thus enabling innovation of original, responsible solutions to an ever changing environmental and commercial landscape. Apart from academics and commercial art, he is an avid biker, loves mixed martial arts, football, illustration and is a patron of traditional / folk music and performance.
He is an alumnus of the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) in Ohio, USA from where he is a Fine Art graduate and the recipient of the 1995 Ohio Watercolour Society’s (OWS) Student Scholarship Award. He has also worked as an Art Director at ZILS (Zee Interactive learning Systems) and ran a freelance graphic design studio – ‘Cyke Art and Design,’ for many years. Cyrus is also a practising Fine Artist with his most recent showing at the Pune Biennale 2017 Galleria.
In 2010 he started to facilitate students in their Art education. Previously HOD Fine Art at FAD International in Pune, Cyrus now joins MITID as an Asst. Professor of Pre-Design.
Chesta Malkani is working as Assistant Professor in User Experience Design. Her areas of research and teaching are Mobile Application Design, Web Application Design, System Architecture and Database Design, Windows Application Design, Human computer Interaction, Software Engineering and Big Data Management. Chesta is conversant with different computer engineering subjects which are essential for user experience design. She is an organized professional with teaching, guidance and counseling skills. Possess a strong track record in improving teaching effectively. Ability to be a team player and resolve problems and conflicts professionally.
She believes that UX designers can make a huge difference to the world in which we live — not only through designing great user experiences, but by spreading the word about the immense value of good design.
Masters of Computer Application from Amity University, Noida.
Bachelors of Science from Kumaun University, Nainital.
Interaction Design Foundation Member (Apr 2020 – Apr 2021)
BSI Certification in Information Security Management Systems (January 2016 – May 2016).
Elementary Proficiency in German Language.
Diploma in Advance Computer Software (January 2014 – December 2014)
NSS ‘B’ and ‘C’ Certification.
Paper Title: Statistical Analysis of Student Feedback System Using Cronbach’s Alpha and Utility Measurement Process Presented in International Conference on Infocom Technologies and Unmanned Systems (ICTUS’ 2017)
Paper Title: Statistical Approach for combating Web Spamming using Fisher Technique Presented in International conference on inventive research in computing applications (ICIRCA’2018)
Coming from the background of Applied Art from Maharaja Saiyajirao University of Baroda and the Design Teachers’ Development Programme (FDP) from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad; Bhumika Vijay Kherde is a mix of Commercial Art and Graphic Design.
Her experience as a faculty in stream of design education has enabled her to gather in depth understanding about design pedagogy whereas her practice as a freelancer has kept her in constant touch with the requirements of the industry. She has worked as a full-time faculty for GLS Institute of Design, Ahmedabad from where she started her journey into the field of design education.
She has been a visiting faculty in various cities such as Bangalore, Surat, Ahmedabad and Baroda. Prior to her grooming and professional practise as an educator, she has worked at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad as a Design Assistant for Tirupati and Tirumala Devashram Project, a book called Symbols of NID, and some institutional identities under senior faculties. She has also worked as a freelancer on various corporate identities and graphic design solutions for businesses and start-ups.
Apart from experimenting with softwares that enable digital executions, her interest deeply lies in the manual skill enhancing media such as inks, poster colours, water colours and acrylic colours. She also enjoys working with natural materials such as metal, wood and clay. She has keen interest in typography, structures, form & colour and believes in the method of developing an understanding by experiencing each element in depth. The mantra which she practices and incorporates in profession and personality is:
Originality is a silent way of being loud.
She is fascinated by communication and its power to transform the very behaviour of society. One such aspect which she studies is the field of Indian Advertising and Media that causes about an impact on patterns of society in response to it.
Bhavya Gupta is a furniture & accessory designer, educator and social entrepreneur.
He has completed Masters of Design from CEPT University and Bachelors of Design from NIFT.
He founded an Indian crafts based design studio – Studio Enoy in the late 2014 where he was designing and working with more than 35 artisans at 5 different crafts clusters of India. He has extensively worked in the crafts sector for his own label and as a design associate with various other crafts based organizations & brands.
Besides crafts, his interest lies in Design Research, Systems Thinking and its application.
Apart from practicing design, he has been involved in education & academics at NIFT, CEPT, Woxsen University.
Aroop Dwivedi is a Graduate from Kanpur University, who later moved to Hyderabad to study Animation film making from Heart Entertainment Limited, a studio launched with the sole purpose of servicing the 2D animation requirements of Hollywood.
He has worked in Software Frontiers Ltd and was a part of the core team of Dataquest Entertainment Ltd in their start-up days.
He holds 13 years of experience in Indian Animation Industry out of which last 6 years , he has been teaching animation to the up and coming breed of animators in India.
He has trained animation students for Raj Comics, Delhi;
SCMS Group of Education, Cochin; Fergusson College, Pune and PES College of Engineering, Bangalore.
His specialises in Classical animation and Pre production. He has also been involved in creating the syllabus and contents for the UG level Animation Programs that are being run in Jaipur National University and Karnataka State Open University. In his empty time, he dabbles in Drawing, Animation and Photography.
Appalaswamy Basana is an assistant professor in the User Experience Design Department. He is a Master of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering. His primary area of teaching and research are e-learning, Human-Computer Interaction, Video-based navigation system, mobile computing, and machine learning (ML). He teaches several undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the computer science and engineering department, essential for User Experience Design. He believes that logical thinking and problem-solving skills will help for better user experience design. Apart from teaching, he played many roles like NAAC, NBA coordinator, worked actively in the process of an institution being autonomous and software developer in his professional career.
M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Telangana.
Previous Work Experiences:
Worked as project engineer in Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam.
Worked as Assistant professor in Lendi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh.
Publications in Journals and Conferences:
Published paper on “Providing Trust as a Service by Feedback Analysis to Cloud Services” in International Journal of Advanced and Innovative Research, Mar 2016
Published paper on “scheming packet loss via tokens in the frontier of the network” in International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, Mar 2015
Presented paper on “Quality of service in mobile ad hoc with adaptive multipath network” a two day national seminar on “Advances in wireless technologies” at GMRIT 2-3 march 2012
Presented paper on “Improving Quality of service in mobile ad hoc multipath network” in International Conference on “Nanoscience, Engineering & Advanced Computing (ICNEAC – 2011)” during 8-10th July, 2011 at Swarandara College of Engineering & Technology, Volume 2, Page: 321 – 326
Five-day Faculty Development Program on “Applied Cryptography” during 26th – 30th March 2019 at Lendi Institute of Engineering & Technology.
Five-day national workshop on “Analytics with R” during July 2015 at Lendi Institute of Engineering & Technology.
Participated a three-day workshop on “ORACE & JAVA” training conducted by “Institute of Electronic Governance” at 13-15th February 2012.
Participated in two-day national workshop on “Data mining using Clementine” workbench during 25-26 November 2011 at GMRIT.
Participated in five-day national workshop on “Statistical Computing” during 20-24th December 2011 at GMRIT.
Attended two-day International Seminar on “Artificial Intelligence & Application” during 10-11th December 2009 at GMRIT.
Professional Memberships :
Computer Society of India (CSI) – Lifetime member. Membership Id: I1502500
The Institution of Engineers (IEI) – Associate member. Membership Id: AM168376-7
Amit Kumar Sinha, a NIFT (Gandhinagar) graduate of Lifestyle and Accessories Design (2007) holds professional and academic experience of about 8+ years in the areas of Lifestyle & Accessories Design, Graphic Design and Teaching. He has used his creative abilities for leading companies. His clients list is as follows.
JADEBLUE – Creative vision and concept design of summer campaign 2010 & 2011
GREENFIBRE – Design and production of print, identity, packaging, multimedia, and web design and web applications
TGB (The Grand Bhagwati)- Lead and administer creative design projects in support of ongoing marketing and merchandizing programs
KAILASH CORPORATION – Creative vision and concept design marketing and merchandizing programs 2012, 2013 & 2014
EDUTECH INDIA – Creative vision and concept design campaign 2012 & 2013
VEDNA-VIRAAM, RADHEVINAYAK, FONT n FOIL, RANJIT, STAR NUT, Katlax, Perlcon, Frameboxx, ORICO Restaurant, True Commerce, Sherbagh, Pragati Schutzen, Ruchi Soya Pvt. Ltd., Vastuland Realtors Pvt. Ltd., Apollo Tyre, Microfinance Job, Anantaa, Olive International School, ROTMAN University, Airtel, Grassroots, Amankora Resorts, Jaisalmer Royal Heritage, Marsh Risk Consulting, Amol Atta, Saptarishi paper clip, Mittal candle & gifts, Bellagio fragnence bottle, Snackit, Judith Leiber (Designer), EWDPL Trade Show stall, Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Arcelor Mittal, Amit Pashricha (photographer)
Designed information architecture and user interface for on-screen applications for various clients.
Guided by the inner force of bestowing creative eye and emotive values to the youth, Asst. Prof. Amit Kumar Sinha stepped into Design Education in 2012 as a Visiting Faculty of Fashion Design Department, NIFT (Gandhinagar). His multidisciplinary approach, skills and in-depth knowledge of Design Software like Photoshop, Illustrator, In design, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Flash, PowerPoint, 3D Max, Solid Works and his professional experience of designing corporate identity, packaging, print collateral, advertising, annual reports, web and multimedia, his special emphasis on conceptual design and communication goals, high attention to detail, lead him to work as a full time faculty at Unitedworld Institute of Design, where he opt to teach several sources at Basic design level as well as Advance level.
IncredibleMarks; – Creative Head
Fresh Lime Soda Designation – Art Director
WhiteSand – Head Designer
JCDA Consultancy – Head Designer
NIFT, Gandhinagar – Visiting Faculty & Jury Member
M.S.University, Vadodara – Visiting Faculty & Jury Member
Unitedworld Institute of Design – Associate Professor
Shoubhik is an architect-turned product designer with 14 years of industry experience. A graduate in architecture from the prestigious School of Planning and Architecture, he started his career at Incubis Consultants in Delhi. There he was a key resource behind the design concept and working drawings of ‘IndiOne’, a chain of budget hotels for the Taj Group, later renamed ‘Ginger’.
Shoubhik went on to pursue his masters in product design from IIT Kanpur. He then joined the product design department of a leading US-based e-learning company called Emantras, in Chennai. During this period, he successfully designed a variety of electrical, electronic and
lighting products for Indian, Australian and American clients. He also dabbled with game ideation and concept art for educational apps developed by Emantras.
His desire to work with eminent designers and for reputed clients took him to Studio ABD in Bangalore and thereafter to Future Factory in Mumbai. As Design Manager at Studio ABD, Shoubhik worked extensively on water purifiers for Unilever Pureit, focusing on styling, technology integration and CMF design. He also executed numerous packaging design projects for Eastern Condiments and Unilver brands such as Vim, Domex and Kissan.
Shoubhik joined Future Factory as Lead – Design & Development, where he was managing innovation-based product design projects for a leading appliance brand (name withheld for confidentiality). Here, he gained invaluable experience in consumer research, experimentation-based ideation and form creation.
Shoubhik has had a keen interest in teaching and research from his college days. He conducted week-long workshops for M.Des students at IIT Kanpur during the initial years of his career. He has been genuinely concerned about the quality of design education in India, and the rift between what is taught and what the industry demands. He firmly believes that product design can only be taught by people who have experienced the complete design cycle first hand, right from need identification to manufacturing. Thus, after 12 years of hardcore product design experience and over 15 projects launched in the market, Shoubhik decided to change track and shift to academics.
Shoubhik is also an experienced artist specializing in water colours and pencil shading. He is a trained singer (Hindustani Classical) with experience in digital composition and sound editing. A keen observer, well-travelled across India, Shoubhik enjoys exploring regional peculiarities in home interiors, clothing styles, speaking accents and food habits.
Samson Mathai graduated from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in the year 1993 specialising in Product Design. He joined MIT Institute of Design as a Product Design faculty.
While in Godrej Appliances Pvt Ltd, Mumbai from 1994, he was involved in industrial design development of their appliance range. The refrigerator design went through a transition to soft forms which were launched as Ultra, World Series and Pentacool.’Smartwash’ washing machines and ‘Smartcool’ range of air conditioners were also launched during this period.
From 2004 he worked with the National Institute of Design as an
Associate Designer on client projects for its Integrated Design Services. In the Craft cluster development initiative for Sankheda furniture that he did for the Gujarat government through NID’s Outreach Program he determined that the development of this sector could be achieved through professional marketing initiatives and upgradation of its retail outlets.
Before joining MITID in 2007 he worked as a Product Designer in the Industrial Design and Development firm ‘DESIGNEDGE’ based in Ahmedabad. As part of this team he worked extensively on the design and development of many products, some of which are –
Executive buses for TATA Motors that were displayed in 2006 Auto fair in Delhi.
Air conditioner for Voltas Vertis with unique vertical grill.
Backlit remote control unit for Hitachi air conditioners.
Interiors of low floor tarmac buses for TATA Motors and
FUNCASTLE – a branded outdoor playing system for children.
In the last several years he has been involved in developing design pedagogy and is excited about being part of the Innovation and Design Thinking wave that is currently upon us.
Associate Prof. Rajendra Thakre studied Master of Fine Arts at Lalit Kala Vibhag, Nagpur, and post-graduated in the year 2005 with a specialisation in Photography.
In a career spanning more than 14 years, he has worked as a Freelance Graphic Designer with various creative ad agencies like FCB ULKA, Quadrant Communication, and Overture. He has also lead a team of designers for mobile application software design, UI/UX design and mobile game design at IT firms like Global Logic & Zeon Solutions.
Web design: LifeSaving Advice, Sixt.ie, Codexkids, Exsportise, Maitree Rehabilation Centre & Tribe Equity
UI Design: Animated Greetings, PIX Mania, Aladdin Find It / Get It (AUTODESK), Carom (TATA), Cricket Mobile Game (TATA).
Print Media: KS, Videocon, Sansui, Suruchi.
Eminent leadership expertise in¬ Graphic Design, User Experience Design, Publication Design, Branding, Typography and Photography
Significant exposure in digital tools like Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Illustrator, CorelDraw, Indesign, Dreamweaver and Flash.
Hands-on experience in front-end development; from requirement analysis to designing, testing, documentation and implementation.
Presented a paper on ‘Reviving Modi-Script’ at International seminar on “Typoday 2014” organised by IIT (IDC Mumbai) at Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune
Received the ‘Best Photography Award’ given by Orange City Photographer’s Club, Nagpur for two consecutive years (Year1999 and 2000)
Advertising campaign & best photography award in Govt. Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya.
Designed the typeface for “Modiscript” and is currently working on Devanagari Type Design- ‘Sai’.
Harshit Desai comes with a rich industry experience of 5+ years in Marketing & Operations. He is a Graduate Engineer from Pune University and has done his PGDBM in Marketing. He has worked on Projects of diverse nature and has a very good understanding of business processes. In his earlier stint he was heading the Pan-India Operations for Content Sourcing for Database Creation of all Small & Medium Businesses in India. During this project he has gained an excellent know-how of functions like Marketing, Distribution, GIS, IT Applications and Business Research.
He has a special interest in Market Research and has done varied projects for capturing user feedback. He primarily dealt with understanding
consumers Information usage and buying behavior. He was also associated with some Management Institutes as a visiting faculty for Market Research subjects.
He has travelled a lot across the country and has a firsthand experience of Markets in Metros, Mini-Metros and Tier-2 cities of India. This has also enriched his knowledge about the people, culture and socio-economic profile of various regions of India.
He has joined MIT ID as a Program Coordinator for the Strategic Design For Business and his responsibilities include daily course coordination, managing student activities and liaising with the In-House & Visiting faculty to achieve course objectives.
Ajay Patil Joined MIT Institute of Design as residential artist, He is Bachelor in Fine Arts from JJ school of Art Mumbai 2000 batch with an experience of 9 years on various projects, Worked in verticals like Sculptor / Murals , Painting and Design . He has got expertise in Animation – Developing Story –Board, Character -Developer, IB – Sketching, Backgrounds. In painting – Oil on Canvas, Water color on paper, Wall Painting. Sculptor / Murals – Stone, Fiber, Paper smash, Plaster of Paris and All Metal.
He has worked on various projects in the Industry and Current Project is for Hi-Tech Bio Laboratory whose Client: – Mr. Raghvendra Waikewari
Sutarwadi pirangut Rd. Pune. This company belongs to Mr. Raghvendra and it is Bio-Chemical Company. Pencil Sketching of all Sciencetist, Ganesh in Black Stone, Pen – stand, Table (Flower) Fiber, Wood, Metal and Mix Media.
Current Project: – R.K. Memorial Rajbag Loni Kalbhore
Sculptor(Mukesh Life size statute)
# Project 1:- Sculptor
Client: – Mr. Uday Shinde Nigdi – Pune .
# Project 2:- Kana Pina Jina Hotel
Client: – Mr. R.N.Sadhwani N.D.A. Rd.- Pune
# Project 3:- Kala Sagar Hotel
Client: – Mr. Ashok Bhosle Old Pune Mumbai Rd. – Pune
# Project 4:- Elephant Design
Client: – Mrs . Ashwini Tea Café at Bangalore .
# Project 5:- Elephant Design
Client: – Ms . Rochana Sadhuvaswani Museum Pune .
# Project 6:- Stock exchange (Share Market )
Client: – MR. Takare Mumbai .
# Project 7:- VaradRaj Mangal Hall .
Client: – MR. Chavan Umbraj
# Project 9 :- Hotel Landmark
Client: – MR. Khilare Sangali
# Project 10:-
• Planet-M, Times of India , Pune – , 2001-2002-2003-2004
• Radiomirchy , Times of India , Indore -, 2001-2002
• Mahesh Kothari – Kanpur , 2002 – 2003
• Navjivan Bank – Pune. 2001- 2002
• Kalasagar Hotel – Pune , 2002 – 2003
• Opera House (Tribhuvandas Bhimji Jewellary Showroom) – Mumbai , 2002 – 2003
• State Bank of India – Belapur , Nariman Point – Mumbai, 2004 – 2005.
• Shital Patil (Owner of Pudhari news paper) –Pune, 2004 – 2005.
• Mrs. Rina Khosla Pune . 2006
• Mr. Chetan Wakalker owner of Indira Institute Pune -2004-05
# Project 11:-
Hi-Tech Bio Laboratory
Client: – Mr. Raghvendra Waikewari Sutarwadi pirangut Rd. Pune.
Personal Collection(In Canvas Painting):-
Dr. Uday Ghorpade(London).
Dr. Magesh Patil.
Shital Patil (Pudhari Paper).
Chetan Vakalkar(Indira Institute)
Vasudha Karhadkar is an Industrial Designer from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She is a Post Graduate in Furniture Design from the Institute. Prior to this, she did her Interior Design education from Delhi.
She has worked as a Lead Designer with Merino Panel products during their launch of Residential range of Knock down furniture and further in developing the range for the mass production, setting up the design studio, developing ISO standards for design, Co-ordination with production, marketing and value engineering of the products. She has done Exhibition design for the products of the company showcased in INDEX Exhibitions held at Bangalore ,
Dubai and Mumbai. She has also worked on craft based projects with NCDPD (wood and metal products) for the export market and CCIC (craft furniture) Delhi.
She has been involved in a range of Consultancy projects in Interior Space Planning of Offices, Residences and Hotel (Guest room and Restaurant) with architects in Delhi.
Her special interest lies in exploring different materials and workshop techniques. She has joined the Industrial Design faculty of the MIT Institute of Design, where she is involved with the discipline of Interior Space & Furniture Design as well as Retail & Exhibition Design.
Shrikant is a design practitioner turned academician with 25 years of Industry experience. He is an alumnus of prestigious IDC School of Design at IIT, Mumbai and has a very diverse experience in multiple industry verticals like manufacturing, telecom and banking.
He started his career as an industrial designer working with manufacturing and automotive companies. His pursuit for constant learning made him to learn Interaction design and transition as an Interaction (UX) design professional.
In his career as UX designer, he has transitioned from a more hands-on designer to more strategic roles and he was also responsible for setting up UX design teams for global MNCs in India. He has also been engaged as design mentors with various start-up accelerator programs.
Besides his core job as UX design professional, Shrikant also has keen interest in design education and has been having active engagement with various design schools as external jury, visiting faculty and member of the board of studies.
Continuing his endeavour for constant learning, he is currently pursuing his Doctoral Research with Department of Design, IIT Guwahati.
Rahul has a diverse experience in product innovation, design and engineering. He did B-Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Calicut University and M-Des in Industrial Design (Product) from IIT – Guwahati. And plastic product design from CEPET.
He has more than 8 years of industrial experience wherein he designed, developed and commissioned several products such as furniture, waterpark equipment, outdoor playground equipment, physical fitness equipment, medical devices, packaging, consumer electrical products, etc.
He attended various national and international workshops, seminars and expos. He was trained in CAD, Six-Sigma (Black belt), Mind mapping, Project management also Various courses in management and product design.
He received several awards for his work and projects including letter of appreciation from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Former President of India) and Inventor of the year. His name is also listed as inventor and co-inventor of several patents.
LinkedIn profile : https://in.linkedin.com/in/rahul-nair-7285502a
Prof. Ranjana Dani is a Senior Faculty in the Graphic Design Department of MITID. She has been with the institute as HOD Graphic Design for a stint of more than seven years. As an experienced teacher, teaching Graphic Design, Visualization, Advertising and Marketing Theory and Branding and Innovative Strategy she is committed to the core and ever-striving for continuous development of relevant skills in the students; through innovative concepts and methods regarding content and application. She also has had a vast experience as a Freelancing Designer working in areas form brand design to textile design. She has enjoyed the status of a Professional Artist by developing a distinctive style
and has also held numerous exhibitions in India and abroad. A continuous interaction with Design Institutes and Design and Advertising Firms has empowered her to stay abreast with contemporary trends.
EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS
She was a faculty at Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune, since 1983, teaching Graphic Design, Visualization, Media Planning and Theory of Advertising and Marketing and also Co-ordinating and Supervising and Assessing Govt. level exams conducted by Directorate of Art, Mumbai. As a consulting faculty for the Degree course at Bharati Vidyapeeth and D.Y. Patil College of Applied Art. (Both affiliated to University of Pune), she was empanelled as an Expert Member of the Board of Studies and appointed by University of Pune (CAP) as Chairperson of examinations for all Advertising theory subjects.
Her extensive association and intervention in various academic seminars, conferences and assessment programmes at Pune University, IIT Powai and Symbiosis institute of Design Invited by Rachana Sansad Mumbai, Symbiosis Institute of International Studies at Hinjewadi, IIPM Pune, PICT’s Management Institute, Rosary Institute of Mass Communication and ISB & M, Pune to conduct modules on ‘Strategizing and Designing of Creative Communication for Effective Advertising and Social Welfare campaigns’ and as mentor, consultant and jury member and reviewer of graduation thesis, has provided her a vast exposure to teaching systems and provided scope for developing varied programs. She has participated in Seminar to conceptualize a Design Programme for a Collateral Course in collaboration with The Coventry University of UK. She has provided career counselling at College Level Educational Fairs and Indian Express Youth Forum. She was invited to be a jury member/reviewer for Typoday,IDC, IIT Powai; ‘A’Design Awards, Milan; and Cummulus, Hongkong, amongst others.
She has been regularly mentoring students for various live projects to substantiate course learning processes as also to develop an extended learning experience.
With a keen focus on research her extensive travels have provided scope to study varied cultural contexts and engage in innovative projects.
She is at present doing her PhD under the Visual Arts Department of the Pune University in the area of Colour in Brand Design.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF ADVERTISING DESIGN
She has worked as a freelance visualizer with renowned advertising agencies and corporates; designing all forms of Communication Design Projects, Hotel Blue Diamond, Kirloskar Consultants, The Pune International Film Festival and Artline,Pune to name some.
ACHIEVEMENTS AS A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
She has been involved in painting as a professional artist endeavouring to develop artistic skills and a distinctive style. Has had various Solo and Group painting exhibition shows in India and abroad, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and 50Years of Independence Show at Mumbai and US, to name a few. Has organized and participated in various Art shows to promote art, Art for Kargil, Save the Children, CRY. She has participated in Lecture series on Art at seminars in India and abroad (Hynes Convention Centre, Boston). Her works are in the collection of Collectors and Galleries in India and abroad.
Chandan has done post graduation (Master of fine arts) in 1998 from Banaras Hindu University in Commercial arts (Illustration) and Graduation from the same University in 1996.After Post Graduation he has done the Traditional Animation Course from Heart Animation Academy in Hyderabad in 1999 and a course on Maya.
He started his carrier as a key animator and Pre-production artist in Colorchips India Ltd (2001), and later on worked for some of the Major Animation studios in Hyderabad like Dataquest entertainments, AMM Studio etc. During this period he has worked for production houses like Disney Studios, Mondo Media, Marvel comics, Nelvana, Kellogs
commercials etc. Apart from feature animation he also worked extensively in gaming industry as Art director. Some of the projects he worked on are Dhoom2, Ghajini and Archie’s Riverdale run the first 3d game made on Archie world during his tenure in Fx Labs in Hyderabad.
He has also worked as a senior faculty teaching Animation and Art & Design at Institutes such as Colorchips animation training, ICAAT (International collage of Animation art and technology, Hyderabad), Picasso Animation collage, Mumbai.
As an Illustrator he has done many comics for Tinkle and a special issue of comic book for Archie comics. He has also written and Illustrated a book on computer basics for kids named “Apu’s Compu”, published by Shishu Sahitya Samsad , Kolkata.
Dr. Wricha Mishra has completed her Doctoral studies from National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai. Her research interest primarily revolves around Design Management, Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, User Experience Design Methodologies & Health Informatics. Her domain of consultancy projects is on Health Informatics, Human Computer interaction & Design Management. She has edited several books on Human Computer Interaction. Apart from being on editorial board of a few International Journals, she has been invited as curator of a few prestigious Design Awards. She is also paper setter, examiner and moderator in Mumbai University & SNDT University.
Selected International Journal Publications:
Wricha Mishra, Amitabha De, Somnath Gangopadhyay, Ananga M Chandra, A Study of Musculoskeletal Discomforts and Associated Risks among Indian Percussion (Tabla) Players. Ergonomics South Africa (2013), 25(2): 2-11
Wricha Mishra, Amitabha De, Somnath Gangopadhyay, Ananga M Chandra, Playing Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Indian Tabla players, Medical Journal of Performing artists (2013),28(2): 107111.
Rauf Iqbal, Amitabha De, Wricha Mishra, Shreya Maulik, A.M Chandra, Study on lumbar kinematics and the risk of low back disorder in female university students by using shoes of different heel heights Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation (2012), 41: 2521-2526
Amitabha De, U. Dhar, T. Virkar, C. Altekar, W. Mishra, V. Parmar, M. Mutakekar, Rauf Iqbal, A.M. Chandra A study of subjective visual disturbances in jewellery manufacturing Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation (2012), 41:3404-3411
Wricha Mishra, Amitabha De, R. Iqbal, S. Gangopadhyay and A.M. Chandra, An Integrative Approach for Evaluating Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, Rehabilitation (2012), 43(4) :437 :446.
International Conference Publications:
Shubham Bhosale & Wricha Mishra & Anant Chakradeo, User Centred System Design for Indian Railway Parcel Service, accepted for publication @ Taylor & Francis in ICITS 2019, Udaipur
Aishwarya Pargaonakr, Wricha Mishra, Sudarsan Kadam, A study on elderly Individuals: Attitude towards ICTs , published in 7th International Conference on Research into Design, I cord 2019 Springer publication,
Pranjali Pachpute, Shubham Johari, and Wricha Mishra, Allocentric and Egocentric behavior of people while wayfinding published in ICIPDIMS 2019 Springer publication
Wricha Mishra, Anirban Chowdhury, Debayan Dhar, Optimizing Operation Research Strategy for Design Intervention: A Framework for GOMS Selection Rule:: Research into Design for Communities ICoRD(2016): 1, 61-70
Wricha Mishra, Amitabha De, Rauf Iqbal ,Vivek Khanzoade, SomnathGangopadhyay, Ananga M Chandra: A study on agony of Indian Percussonist, Ergonomics in Caring for People Springer Publication (2015)
Vibhor is a young and enthusiast Designer in MIT ID family. Vibhor has done Bachelors in Engineering from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT), Pune in Industrial Engineering and Masters in Transportation Design from MIT Institute of Design, Pune. Before joining MIT for Masters, he was working with Mahindra Trucks and Buses (formerly known as Mahindra Navistar Auto. Ltd. (MNAL)) Pune. He worked in Color and Trim department. Some of the projects he was looking after were – Designing and developing the interior and exterior themes for MNAL buses. Designing and developing the trims of MNAL Trucks. He was also involved in Logo development and Branding of the
company. He has done a project of designing a Leisure Boat with Mahindra Odyssea.
After completing his Masters in Design, he wanted to be a part of Evolving Academics of MIT and would like to explore the ‘Other side of the Table’. So he joined MIT ID as faculty. At MIT ID, Vibhor will be engaged with Transportation Design. His major skills include Sketching, Rendering, Clay modelling and Alias Modelling.
Suryanarayan Rao is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from The National Institute of Engineering (NIE) Mysore. He graduated in 1984. In a career spanning more than 24 years he has extensive experience in Training / Manufacturing in Tool Room and other organizations.
He has conducted training programmes to industrial participants, Technical Teachers and students. His key skills are curriculum design, preparation of course material, Evaluation Methods. He has conducted National level short term training programme for Technical Teachers, trained participants of industry on CNC and CAD/CAM. He is familiar with manufacturing processes and manufacturing techniques.
This includes conventional machines, CNC machining, EDM (Electric Discharge Machining) and WEDM.
He has worked in reputed organizations
The Mysore Kirloskar Ltd, Harihar
National Science Centre, New Delhi
Nirma University of Science and Technology, Ahmedabd
Centre for Research and Industrial Staff Performance ( CRISP), Bhopal
Indo German Tool Room, Ahmedabad
Siemens Esskay Training Centre, Pune
Shakti Banerjee has done Master in Communication design from NID in 1994, He has carved himself as a finest professional in the field of visual effects, motion graphics, film, broadcasting, advertising and print. With experience in multidisciplinary domains for past 25 years he focuses and believes in cross media design interventions. He started his career in 1994 with The Times of India as a Design Officer. Also has done a Print media project for India Today magazine, New Delhi. He moved to Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad then; lead the Vfx and animation team in numerous projects like Lajja, Tumbin, Yahaan, Koi Mil Gaya, Company, etc. and that won prestigious awards such
as National award for best Special Effects in 2000 for Kamal Hassan’s film Hey Ram, Won Screen Film Award for Visual Effects in 2003 for Koi Mil Gaya.
He has done branding for ETV Network during its launch. As a Senior Vfx Supervisor, he led the Vfx and animation team and coordinated its projects. Later he has joined UTV, Mumbai and did visual effects for several popular TVC including Bajaj DTSi, British Airways, Deustche Bank etc. Shakti worked for a French film Astérix aux jeux olympiques released in 2008. He joined as a Promo Head during the launch of Sakshi HD TV, Hyderabad in 2008. He has directed various Promos as a Creative Director for ZEE TV Network. Also involved in Zee TV re-branding and its implementation in 2011.
Shakti was a former Senior Faculty of National Institute of Design, headed the Digital Game Design Discipline, Masters Course in the Bangalore campus. His expertise in teaching includes Visual design, Interactives and related subjects for Digital game Design, Campaign Design, Systems Design, Interaction Design, History of graphic design, Design Methodology and Motion graphics etc.
He was a visiting faculty at NIFT, Hyderabad in 2010. His Key expertise includes Motion graphics, Visual Effects, Communication & Interaction Design Augmented, Virtual and Extended Reality.
He is a post graduate from School of planning and architecture, New Delhi. He has over 12 yrs of professional experience in brand experience design, retail and workplace design, design strategy and planning be able to provide the clients with a holistic approach to design. His passion for building new retail design strategies for brands and innovative user- customer experience has led him to a purpose that is relevant as well as constantly inspiring.
Neelam is a Graduate in Fine Art (Portrait) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma degree in Art Education from J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 2001. She has done Master in Fine Art (History of Art & Aesthetics) from S.N.D.T. University, Mumbai, 2004 and a Master in Indology from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeetha University, Pune. She has secured 2nd rank in Master of Fine Art (Painting) from MIT ADT University, Pune.
She has exhibited her work in different places like Mumbai Art by Artists Group Show at Coomarswamy Hall, Kalaghoda, Mumbai; Art Mart International Khajuraho, 2018, Madhya Pradesh;
Stree Ek Parichay Group Show at Tulika Art Gallery, Pune; KARI’19 Group Show at Bal Gandharva Art Gallery, Pune and state art exhibition Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Son-et-Lumiere Art Gallery, Mumbai and Thane Kala Bhavan. International Drawing Biennale India 2018-19, Shakti-the Power travel show by Speaking Art Foundation New Delhi, 2020-21. She has participated in 1st National Moonsoon Painting workshop at Gandharvapur artist village, Saputara, Gujrat. Her artworks were published in various publications – Chitrasutra, Youvakmudra etc. Her active participation in Pune smart week 2019 Art Arch competition is appreciated by panel members.
Her art work Designing the Panchtatva Theme Creatives for Atal Incubation centre (AIC-MIT ADT Incubator forum) is executed at the centre of MIT Pune. Also, she has worked with an NGO in Bengaluru to create illustrations for books and flash cards used for deaf students. She has done storyboarding for ‘I love India’ a short film by Neno Gems, Mumbai. Neelam has conducted many workshops like ‘Ceramic on pots’, ‘Basic calligraphy & strokes’ at Nitai Gauraj art Gallery, Thane. She has conducted online guest lecture on Graffity in India for students of 5th class for Birla academy school new Delhi. She was a Guest Speaker for on-air program called ‘Career Way’.
Indrajit Neogi completed his schooling in Science with distinction, from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapeeth, Purulia , a prestigious academic institution in West Bengal in 1974. He graduated from IIT Kharagpur with honours in Physics. He was involved in theatre during this formative phase of his life, which inspired him to join Film & Television Institute of India, Pune . He graduated from FTII in 1980 with specialization in Sound.
His professional career began in 1980 with the film 36, Chowrangee Lane. He was associated with path-breaking films like, Aarth, Vijeta, Ardh-satya, Khamosh, Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin in early eighties,
and in In Which Annie gives it those ones in late eighties. Maya Memsaab, Parinda are other award-winning films from early Nineties, he was involved in.
He has also worked in Matir Moyna , an international joint production, which has received many international awards, including award at Cannes. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Band Baaja Baarat are part of his recent works in popular genre. Indrajit Neogi has also been a key person in re-inventing the practice of Sync Sound recording, or Live Sound Recording in films in India.
He has also been part of many other genres of cinema, like social and educational documentaries, travel documentaries, wild-life documentaries, advertising films. He has won national Award in Sound Recording in two consecutive years, 1993 and 1994, for his work in Maihaar Raga, and Another Way of Learning. Hamara Shahar, Hunterwali Story, Lakshmi and Me, At my footsteps, Shillong Chamber Choir and the little home school are some of his other Indian documentaries, which has received critical acclaims. He has also worked in many international documentary projects. He has the rare opportunity to travel from Siachen Glacier in the north to back water of Kerala in the south, from Salt beds of Kutch in the west to The Sundarban in the east, during his thirty years long career in documentary film-making.
He has many firsts in Indian television. His first major work is Karamchand, first serial to be shot outdoor and recorded live. He was also sound recordist of first daily soap, Shanti; first game show,Saanp Seedi; first real time talk show, Nikki Tonight after television programmings was privatized. He has also worked with many international television channels like BBC, CNN, National Geography, Discovery, AXN, Star Sports, Arte etc.
His journey in cinema has coincided with journey from analogue to digital. He is not just a witness, but an active participant in this process of change. It is not just a mere change in technology, but the change in the way we perceive cinema, perceive form, perceive content. Now, he has joined teaching to share his experience with the next generation.
Binoj John comes with a multiple background –A Textile Technologist, A Graduate in Arts, Advanced Diploma in Animation and Computer Arts. He is very fascinated with stories and loves to write stories which lead him to pursue Advanced Diploma in Creative Writing and qualified with Distinction. He is a good blend of Creativity and Technology which makes him a unique teacher who can address the crisis in Animation film making. He is having a professional career of more than 15 years in Industry as well in Academia. He started his career as an animator a way back in 1998 in a production studio with exposure on various projects and processes on animation, commercials like Rasna International, Btex,
Rasna Prankies, Orpat Home Appliances etc.as well Interactive multimedia.
He was teaching at NID in Animation and IT integrated Programmes for Six and Half years. During this tenure he taught, worked and guided students at various levels in their Classroom & Diploma projects. With his thirst to deliver the best and to work together with students, he is still popular among the students. His popularity is also with Industry professionals who willingly love to associate with him with projects and create space for new talents to work in their studios.
At NID, he worked on as well as guided students on 50 odd animation films for both clients and academia. A number of these have received awards and appreciation in many International and National film festivals along with public screening. Working on films on various mediums made him experienced in managing animation films , Process & Techniques and multimedia projects from a stage of conception to completion with an emphasis on aspects of pre-n-post production . Addition, to this he had worked on various Installation & Presentations for Convocations, Festivals and Seminars.
He had worked closely round the clock with students on their Projects related to Prototyping, Animation, CG Graphics, Information, Instructional and Interface Design for the disciplines NEW MEDIA DESIGN,SOFTWARE USER INTERFACE DESIGN & INFORMATION DESIGN at PG Campus, Gandhinagar, This was a new Learning & Experience for him too with a new discipline to understand and incorporations user’s observations / feedback into working prototypes and desired specifications and providing design solutions in Web technology and Applications. He also setup the Audio Visual Lab at PG Campus, NID, Gandhinagar and took responsibility of In charge of the Lab and made it fully equipped with resource and support to produce deliverables from concept to final output of Films, Documentary, Graphics and CG Graphics. He was a Visiting Faculty & Jury Member to Institutes for Animation, User Experience Design and Consultant & Freelancer to various Animation Projects.
Before joining MIT Institute of Design, he was working as Sr. UX designer with a Private firm and worked on iPhone Applications on design part as well as UX Designer for client Qualcomm, USA with task involved conceptualization & Visualization, Animation, Graphics, User Interface and Interaction Design.
His Key strengths are in Animation, Story Telling & Story writing, Editing, Sound Design, Pre-Production and Post-Production of film, Technical Sound on Various Software, VFX, Sound, CG Graphics & Graphics and User Interface.
He also conducted workshops in-
1) VFX in Moving Images
2) Time lapse animation
3) Post production Process in Animation film Design
4) Animation Basics, 3D modelling, Sound Editing and Mixing
5) Typo in films and Motion Graphics.
He loves reading books, sketching and during his leisure times he does paintings, bottle arts and crafts and watch animation movies.
Arshiya is a Graduate in Fashion Design and Post Graduate in Apparel Production and Merchandising Management from the School of Fashion Technology, Pune.
She has worked in industries across India for 10 years and has extensive experience in Product development, Garment Manufacturing Technology and Quality Assurance. She started her industrial career in one of the top vertically integrated EOU – Maral Overseas as Head of Technical and Quality. She further excelled as Manager – Factory Operations for Network Clothing Company in Tirupur. She has also worked as Technical expert and Team leader for successful implementation of Systems and Procedures for Production units at Maral Overseas Ltd. Noida, Sleep-Ins
Apparel, Pune and Adity Enterprises, Mumbai. She worked across India at Indore, Noida, Jammu, Tirupur, Pune and Mumbai.
She has been a lead Technical auditor and quality analyst for prestigious brands like – Nike and Marks and Spencer. She has undergone training at Marks & Spencer, UK for SA 8000, WRAP, Systems and Procedures for M&S. Arshiya has worked with brands – Landsend, Hugo Boss, The North Face, Mother Care, H&M, Gap to name a few.
Her career highlights were working on Overseas Client Management for Export and Buying Houses, Production Planning and Control, Product and Range development, Production and Vendor Planning,
She has been visiting faculty for Symbiosis Institute of Design, School of Fashion Technology and FAD International. She encourages students to use eco-conscious methods at the source through the use of environmentally friendly materials and socially responsible methods of production.
She believes fashion is a form of a universal language which allows constructing and deconstructing our identities, to play all the roles we want by shaping our look to show certain attitudes and values. Arshiya is enthusiastic runner and an avid traveller and loves exploring new places.
Amit has done Bachelors in Architecture from Pune & Masters in Industrial Design from SPA, N. Delhi. He has joined MITID after an experience from all forms of the design profession. His work includes a work in industry – a work under Institute (NID) – & with professional sector of the design field.
At MIT Institute of Design, Amit is engaged with Interior Space & Furniture Design, Product Design & Foundation discipline. As a faculty his core area includes: – Space & Form Studies, Nature inspired design, Systems Design, Moulded furniture, Structures of geometry’. An interest in research activities & a learning attitude brings him in education field. Apart from teaching, Amit has contributed at MITID for setting up
Evaluation criteria, Design Aptitude Test (DAT), Appraisal Policies, Various systems & processes for students, which has helped consolidating the University Ordinance of MIT Art, Design & Technology University. Amit has also received the “Best Teacher Award – with Citation of Honor” by MIT ADT University in 2017.
His key areas of interests include: – Design Education, Children related products, Board games, Space semantics, Vernacular /Traditional architecture & Design, and Flexible Architecture. A multi diverse environment at MITID provides a further enriching experience to his personality.
Amit has been part of many conferences & design meets. Amit presented his research on “Culture of Sedentary Play in India – The Space Context “ at the Board Game Studies Colloquium –XX1; the annual gathering of the ‘International Society for Board Game Studies’, held at Athens, Greece2018. His paper titled “Integrating Space and Industrial Design Education with a Holistic Approach” was presented at “Designing design education for India”- DDEI an international conference at Pune in March 2013. His poster titled “Maintaining “Design Sanskar (sacraments)”in Indian design education – A paradox with numbers” has been shortlisted for DesignED Asia 2015 conference where he also acted as paper reviewer.
His Articles titled “Effective Thesis – Space Education” & “Space Sanskaras” – were published in Design Matrix magazine January 2015 & March 2015 issues respectively. Amit has written a series of articles on traditional board games of Maharashtra in INTACH Pune Patrika (April 2016 & June 2016) & also was Invited for a talk on “Traditional board games of Maharashtra – Unfolding the Saripat” in an event at “Heritage and us exhibition” by Pune Municipal corporation & INTACH Pune.
Amit has been guiding design & architecture leaners for many design projects & diploma projects.
As an Industrial Design professional, Amit has been involved in conceptualizing new vanity case & designing of new product ranges, features and components for Aristocrat Luggage. Amit has worked as ‘Project Associate- Mumbai Toy Project’ for National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. He was a consultant, member of the design team, & was handling the NID+SISI cell in Mumbai to provide design services to six-selected toy industries in Mumbai.
His Professional experience includes Freelance work in product design, architectural & interior works. He has also worked with elite design firms like Design Directions, & Ticket Design at Pune, where he has handled various design projects. He was also involved with local NGOs at the rehabilitation work after Latur Earthquake in architectural as well as design aspects.
Amit has been involved in teaching with architecture stream. He has been in Pune University Jury panel & was appointed as Chairperson for Architecture Design & Basic Design subjects at Pune University examinations. He was also appointed as examiner for National Architectural entrance test NATA by Council of Architecture – N. Delhi
His major achievement includes a ‘Silver Medal’ at ANVESHAN-1 competition by IIM-Ahmedabad & selection as “CORE 77 Heavyweight design championship” finalist for his group entry – ‘A Noise Destroyer’.
Designer, photographer, artist, biker, teacher – these are all roles Mathew has played interchangeably during the 15 years of his career.
Graduated in Applied arts and post graduated in Museology, Mathew began his career with Rai University as an associate professor, became the head of the Department of Graphic Design, then left teaching to join the corporate world. He managed the travel guides design team at Dorling Kindersley India, then art directed the teams at the Outdoor Journal, EY, and Classmate (ITC), before finally returning to his first love, teaching. In the middle, he also found a little time to design a video for Apple sales meet, design book covers for a publishing company,
create tee shirts for Benetton, design murals for the Ministry of Environment and take a couple of trips around the country and Europe to shoot photos for exhibitions in Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh.
Mathew believes that design should be both beautiful and intuitive and that learning is a life-long process. With the wheel having come full circle now that he’s come back to education, he’s looking forward to both teaching and learning at MIT ID.