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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. Geeta Dave

NID & Masters in Indian Culture from Gujarat University

Prof.Geeta Dave is considered to be one of the best Design educators of the country. A NID (1976) graduate, she did her Masters in Indian Culture from Gujarat University. She has worked with NID, ATIRA , IMT(Nigeria) and has special exposure of educating with differently abled persons. She has worked on various projects with NID, Gujarat & Central governments and many non-government organizations.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Prof. Kishori Dalwadi

Interior Design
Graduation in Architecture D.C.Patel, School of Architecture, Vallabh Vidyanagar

Prof. Kishori Dalwadi completed her graduation in Architecture from D.C.Patel, School of Architecture (1993), Vallabh, Vidyanagar. She was associated at Vastu Shilp Foundation,‟Sangath‟ as a research associate. She has co authored a book, ‘Elements of Space Making’ with writer Yatin Pandya. She is a regular columnist in various newspapers and magazines on various topics related with interior design. She was associated with IIM, Ahmedabad as associate architect for “interior-renovation‟ of various cells. She has an exposure of projects in interiors, at commercial and residential sectors.

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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