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Programme Coordinators

Prof. Pankaj Patel

Academic Dean,
Head of Operations.

Prof. Pankaj Patel is a reputed & well known name in the field of design education across globe. He has witnessed the design education and practice from pencil to the digital era. A true NIDian (1977) and a born leader, he is considered to be unique and the best in his teaching methods. Under his remarkable leadership, UID has achieved prestigious Awards and accomplishments not only in India but on many International platforms as well. His ability to adapt and adjust to the developing and growing environmental conditions, is the most desirable quality, one would wish to learn and experience with him. He believes in core human values and always inspires his teammates and the students to be the best.

Prof. Narendra Patel

Visual Communication
Fine art from Kala Niketan, Jabalpur.(M.P.), NID (1980)

Prof. Narendra Patel has two decades of design practice and teaching experience. He has done his graduation in fine arts from Kala Niketan, Jabalpur (MP). He has also completed his second graduation in visual communication (Animation Films) from NID, Ahmedabad. He is considered to be one of the first and the best professor in animation films education in India. As a faculty of NID, he has worked on many reputed projects. Some of his films received national and international recognition & appreciated on various platforms. He was instrumental in designing and launching the course of Animation at NID. He launched his Animation Company, ‘Animedia’, providing design services to the corporate clients. He is a very well name in the Industry and academia as well.

Prof. Sadasivan. R. Iyer

Product Design
PG Diploma in Plastics Engineering, CIPET, Chennai

A well known name in the area of product design education in the country, Prof.Sadasivan has done Mechanical Engineering from Kerala University and Masters in Plastics Engineering from Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Tools, Chennai. He has an industry experience of more than 30 years in Research & Development, Tool Rooms, Design & Manufacturing of Electronic Products and packaging. He has been associated with Training, Teaching & Project execution experiences with NID and NIFT. He has exceptional skills and experience in planning, detailing, designing and coordinating projects. He is an excellent communicator as well.

Gauri Wagenaar

School of Interior Design
Masters In History of Art & Archaeology, University of Leiden

Gauri Wagenaar has more than 30 years of creative thinking in the Netherlands and India. Trained initially in the History of Art, she has lived in two cultures and speaks six languages. She has combined academic teaching with nuts-and- bolts advocacy to bridge the differences between corporate cultures. Over an adventurous career, she has applied herself to producing dictionaries, paper restoration, designing informatics, assisting with exhibition designs and partners Asif Shaikh with CDS Art Foundation. Her greatest challenge has been to establish and run the Dutch Govt. trade office in Ahmedabad for 15 years, in reality going much beyond trade to supporting the Embassy’s departments. In so doing, she has built networks across industries and taken on leadership roles, advising several non-profits and serving on educational boards. Passionate, vocal, and an activist, she finds inspiration in the idea of “learning by doing” and in thinking pragmatically, using the creative impulse to bypass bureaucratic bottlnecks in both private and public sectors.

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Prof. Sweta Dalal

Lifestyle and Accessory

Prof.Sweta Dalal is a graduate in Bachelor Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT, 2008). She is a specialist in Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories. She is also associated with premier institutes as visiting faculty. She is a next gen designer who believes in innovation and explores new horizons.

Prof. Paresh Chatterjee

Fashion Design
Fine Arts, Shantiniketan, Industrial Design (Textile), NID

Prof. Paresh Chatterjee completed his graduation in Fine Arts with painting & sculpture from Shantiniketan (West Bengal) as a scholar. His hunger for further studies led him to National Institute of Design (NID) where he specialized in Textiles Printing Weaving & Dying. He has proven himself in the field of Textile Industry at various Industries like Relience, Alfatex – Bangkok, Afprint Inc, a multinational Group in Lagos Nigeria, Head of the department at Arvind Mills Ahmedabad and Chief Designer at Raipur Mills, Senior Designer at DCM (Delhi Cloth Mill). His marathon professional expertise was recognized by Government of Orissa and he had successfully set up the Design cell at State Institute for development of Arts & Crafts (SIDAC) Bhubneshwar – Orissa. He also carries his teaching expertise to the National Institute of Design (NID) in Textile department.

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