Faculty

Rajesh Kumar

(Core - Sr. Faculty & Academic Coordinator - Regulatory Compliances)

Rajesh Kumar has done B. Des - Fashion Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai. He also holds Master’s Degree (MBA) with a specialisation in Apparel Management from University of Madras and has qualified UGC NET exam. With an experience of over 15 + years he has worked in different sectors of the garment industry.

Nagendra Kumar Gupta

(Core - Faculty & Coordinator, Fashion Design)

Nagendra Kumar Gupta has done Graduation in B.Sc. in Fashion Technology he is an alumnus of the ARCH College of Design & Business, Jaipur. With an overall industrial and academic experience of 7 years, he has worked as a Creative Designer with Bhootsavar Nitin Bal Chauhan. He has also worked in the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Uniform Design project at Arch.

Shovit Dasgupta

(Core - Faculty, Fashion Design)

An alumnus of National Institute of Fashion Technology, he has been working in the Indian Fashion Industry for the past nine years. As an entrepreneur, he has represented his brand at avenues such as the Lakme Fashion Week and Vogue Fashion Fund. The brand has been featured in several magazines like Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller and Grazia.

Avani Chhajlani

(Core - Faculty, Fashion Design & Projects In-charge)

Avani is a seasoned professional having worked with various E-Commerce companies as Channel Sales Manager and Buyer. She is a Graduate in Fashion Design from SNDT University, Mumbai and has completed her post-graduation in Fashion Management from NIFT Hyderabad.

Govind Shastri

(Tech - Faculty, Fashion Design)

With experience spanning over 15 years in Apparel Production and Handloom sectors, Govind has worked with various government departments. He holds an MBA in Fashion from SVS University and various other qualifications in Apparel Manufacturing Technology

Ar. Rajeev Singh

(Core - Faculty & Coordinator, Interior Design)

Ar. Rajeev Singh is the principle Architect at "FORMATION ARCHITECTS" and is popularly known for his creativeness to blend glass structures into exteriors and use of colours and materials in interiors. He has been involved in Architecture, Interiors, Urban Planning & turnkey Projects Management.

Charu Thukral

(Core - Faculty, Interior Design)

Charu Thukral is a graduate in Interior Architecture & Designing. She has a deep knowledge & industry experience in furniture designing, residential & hospitality projects. Apart from profession, she is an avid sportsperson and has been recognised among top 10 female marathon runners of India.

Khemraj Kala

(Pro - Sr. Faculty, Interior Design)

Khemraj Kala has an experience of over 18 years in the industry in Visual Merchandising. He is a Graduate from NID Ahmedabad and a MBA in Retail and Marketing Management. He acted as Head Visual Merchandiser with Mothercare and Blackberry’s among other brands.

Nirmal Soni

(Tech - Faculty, Interior Design)

Nirmal has 12+years’ experience in archite cture & interior design industry. He holds a masters degree in design and diploma in architecture. He is the founder of an architecture visualization firm in Jaipur. He is popularly known for visualization and creative acumen in industrial software.

Sonal Shreemal

(Pro - Faculty, Interior Design)

Sonal is an Architect and Interior Designer, she has over 25 years of experience in designing and execution of works in sectors like Retail outlets, Hospitality, Residential, Farm Houses, Commercial and Industrial buildings. She also has to her credit renovation of the Palace on Wheels - the royal and luxury train in India.

Yashpal Dagur

(Core - Sr. Faculty, Jewellery Design & CAD and Academic Coordinator - Systems)

Academics with well-established jewellery firms like Jewels Emporium, Jewels Saga, Harrison’s, Vikas Gems, Pyramid Jewels etc. for both international and domestic markets. For the past 13 years, he has been associated with ARCH College of Design and Business. His area of expertise lies in training in the use of Graphic software that includes Auto-CAD, Reach Fashion Studio, Reach CAD, JCAD, Jewel CAD, 3Design, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustration, Front Page, etc.

Priyanka Baweja

(Core - Faculty, Jewellery Design and Quality Assurance)

Priyanka Baweja has completed Jewellery Design and Fabrication courses and has 21 years of experience in academics and industry. Along with Gem and Jewellery Education, she holds a Masters in Anthropology, PGHCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education) from Nottingham Trent University, Online Hybrid, and Blended Education from Laureate International Universities and at present pursuing her Ph.D. on “Traditional Indian jewellery craft” from Dept. of Anthropology, Rajasthan University.

Divya Soni

(Core - Faculty, Jewellery Design)

Divya completed her graduation with B.Sc. in jewellery design, with an overall industrial experience of 5 years. She is an alumnus of ARCH COLLEGE OF DESIGN AND BUSINESS. She has worked as a head Designer with a luxury design brand SYMETREE(Jaipur) and various other jewellery houses. Divya is an entrepreneur and creative director of a bespoke jewellery brand from Jaipur, 'DIVYASONI' which she started 2 years ago.

Anil Kumar Bose

(Core - Faculty, Deputy Head, Design Communication)

Anil Kumar Bose has an experience of over 25 years in the industry of Graphic Design, Animation and Photography. He is a Post Graduate from NID Ahmedabad and a BFA from Delhi College of Art. He acted as Photography and Design faculty with different institutions in Delhi NCR. He has also worked with TV based studios for motion graphics. He created learning based simulations for the managers and labour at Fair Labor Association Switzerland.

Dr. Jitendra Sharma

(Core - Faculty & Coordinator, Design Communication)

Dr. Jitendra Sharma has completed his Ph. D. in Fine Arts Photography with 4 research papers published in peer reviewed journals with high impact factor indexed in databases like Scopus and Web of Science. With 16 years of experience in Industry and Academics, he specializes in design and animation, creative visualization, photography, digital content developer, film making, graphic designing etc.

Yunus Khimani

(Pro - Sr. Faculty, Artist & Educator)

A Post-graduate in Painting from Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University of Baroda. He has 24 years teaching experience in various art and design institutes in India. He has been a practicing artist for over 40 years. Former Dean of Under Graduate program at Indian Institute of Crafts & Design in Jaipur and he was Director of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust and Jaigarh Public Charitable Trust in City Palace, Jaipur for 9 years

Manjeet Rathore

(Tech - Faculty, Motion Graphics, Design Communication)

Manjeet Rathore is an Alumnus of Rajasthan University and has done Animation from MAAC academy. He has experience of more than 2 years in animation and video editing. He’s aim is to achieve a good position and recognition in the film industry.

Anish Hatwal

(Pro - Faculty, Design Communication)

Anish Hatwal is a Concept artist, illustrator, and 2d/3d Animator. His expertise lies in designing Concept art for movies and video games, he has designed and executed Murals and several illustration books for Children's for different NGOs, he is also interested in digital music-making, learning filmmaking, Photography & books.

Sampat Jhorar

(Pro - Sr. Faculty, Foundation Studies)

An Architect and a Landscape Designer by qualification. Alumnus of CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He has a total experience of 12 years in the field of Landscape Architecture and 6 years in academics. With a strong inclination towards mountain landscapes, he did regional level research on The Plateau of Cherrapunjee and on the fragile Landscape of lower Himalayan regions.

Naveen Verma

(Pro - Sr. Faculty, Design Communication and Foundation Studies)

Naveen’s experience lies in UI UX Design, Communication Design, Knowledge Sharing and Training, Digital Ad Innovations and he has worked for over a hundred blue chip brands including Dominos, Honda and Dolby. His work has won appreciation in form of awards from IDMA (Indian Digital Media Awards) for multiple websites and campaigns. Naveen is a Bachelor of Fine Art [B.F.A] from College of Art, Delhi University and he specialized in Advertising. He attended a Management Development Program [MDP] - Basic Leadership Skills, at XLRI Jamshedpur and a MDP - Senior Executive Leadership, at Faculty of Management, Delhi University.

Dr, Shefali Arora

(Pro - Faculty, Design Communication)

Dr. Shefali Arora, Doctorate by profession and ESL Trainer by passion, did her CELTA (University of Cambridge) recently from Oxford House, Barcelona. Shefali holds a Ph.D. in Management with specialization in Consumer Behaviour from IIS University, Jaipur. She has also done PGDM (Marketing & Finance) and M.com (EAFM, B.ad). Shefali has a vast teaching experience of 8 years, which includes a comprehensive range of subjects both inside; classroom and virtual environment. Her specializations are Branding, Strategic Management, Business Communication and Training Development

Samiksha Jain

(Core - Faculty & Coordinator, Foundation and Craft & Product Design)

Samiksha is a seasoned professional having worked with Baggit as Design Head - Men’s Range and Trend Forecaster, she also developed a range of handbags under the brand-name “Sammy J”. She is a Graduate in Accessory Design from NIFT Bhopal and has completed her post-graduation in Fashion Marketing from Raffles’ Singapore.

Bhuwan Bhatnagar

(Core - Sr. Faculty, Business Studies)

Bhuwan Bhatnagar, is an alumnus of the Government Polytechnic College, Ajmer with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, BCA, ADCA, MCA, DIM, PGDIM, PGDFM & MBA in Finance. He has served as an external examiner & contributed to developing examination papers at various universities dealing with Computer & Management. With 16 years of experience in teaching computer & management subjects, he uses his expertise in developing software for in-house needs.

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Former Director, National Institute of Design (NID)

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in conversation with : Katrina Perez

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Design for Transforming the Future

in conversation with : Alok B. Nandi

Director, Spread Design & Architempo Past President –IxDA