Faculty


ANITA KULKARNI ((Director - School of Arts)


Graduate from Delhi college of Art ,Anita Kulkarni was born in the family of dancers and musicians. she is the daughter of renowned kathak maestro Padma Vibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj. she   completed her formal education in sculpture and painting in 1988 and simultaneously pursued the family tradition of dance and music.

she was awarded by Sahitya Kala Parishad with the Yuva Mahotsava Award.  She received the ‘Special Mention’ Award at the All India Henry Moore Sculpture Competition in 1988 organized by the British Council. She was awarded the Junior Fellowship from the Dept. of Culture, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India in 1992. She was also awarded by the Academy Of Fine Arts, Punjab in 2010 & 2011. She was also awarded the Senior Fellowship by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India in 2016.

She had her first exhibition in Mumbai in 1991 & has since held 22 Solo Exhibitions in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad & Chennai. Some of her path breaking exhibitions are: “Scarecrows” in 1992, “Mindscape” in 2006 and “Malang – The Unfettered Wanderer” in 2014.

She has participated in prestigious art exhibitions organised by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, The All India Fine Arts and Craft Society, New Delhi, The Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal and other art institutions.

Anita has now been working in the field of visual art for the past 32 years and has established herself as a painter and a sculptor par excellence. She has diversified into various branches of visual arts without restricting herself to only painting or sculpture. She has dabbled in various mediums like wood, stone, metal, cement concrete and fibre glass for her sculptures and ceramics and glass mosaic tiles for the murals created by her. She has also experimented with digital art.

She worked with RAI University as Dean – Fine Arts and as Director in Amity University, Noida.

RITU GULATI Principal (School of Jewellery). Ex-Principal NIJT(National Institute of Jewellery Technology).


With more than two decades of experience and having worked with design schools at various academic and administrative levels have strengthened and honed her capabilities as a leader.

As a designer, she has been experimenting, evolving and discovering new meanings of jewellery till reinventing jewellery became her passion. Her design studio re-crafts and re-invents heritage and antique jewellery in a contemporary mode.  She has also helped Jewellery brands to reposition and rebrand for better visibility in the trade.

 She is very passionate about is Indian traditional crafts and believes that sustainability in design can also be achieved through revival of the dying crafts.

She has also worked for Vishnu Samad Design Academy, APJ institute of Design and “izari”– a jewellery venture of Fiem Industries.

 

ANAIK SINGH (Foundation Dept.)


Mr. Anaik earned Maters in Fine Arts degree from the College Of Art New Delhi, Delhi University. He received the B.C. Sanyal   award for his work in the degree program at the College Of Art. Anaik has 18 years of experience in the field of Visual Arts, graphic design, computer graphics and computer video games. In the past, Anaik has worked in the graphic design industry as designer, as well as academician in the institutes like Arena Animation, Aakriti institute for Animation, Ramjas School. His industry association has been with the companies like Dhruva Interactive Bengaluru, (leading developer of computer games); Lakshay Digital Gurgaon; Escosoft Technologies New Delhi (sister concern of Escorts Pvt. Ltd.); He has worked on projects for Microsoft studios like Forza motorsports (AAA Title) and Toca Race driver by Code masters UK. His Interests includes Visual Communication, photography, drawing, clay modeling and watercolor painting. In the past few years, he has inspired students to strive for creativity and innovation.

GAURAV SHARMA (Jewellery & Accessory Design, R & D Dept.)


“To see the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour”

These famous lines by William Blake defines the thorough professional experience of Mr. Gaurav that is making the impossible possible. With a rich experience of 14 years in the design industry he has covered many areas of design development, training and research and has many projects in the domains of Lifestyle design, Handicrafts, graphic and advertising and technical and skill training and education.

A NSDC qualified master trainer and an experienced academician Mr. Gaurav has shared his experience of working with many corporate, ministries and brands of the like of  Reebok, Fab India designers like Ritu Kumar, Varun Bahl, Karan Johar, Handicraft projects with ministry of textiles, Graphic projects with ministry of railways and many more organizations of international repute, his passion for Crafts and design has motivated to work  and provide training at Craft based organizations NGO’s  and artisans from across India. He is also involved in research and has published and presented research papers in the field of design and crafts in many domestic and international forums.

NEHA JAIN (Interior & Space Design Dept.)


Neha Jain is an Interior Designer from the Meerabai Polytechnic, New Delhi. She passed her graduation B.Com (pass) from DU, New Delhi. She has over 12 years of industry experience in Retail design and execution, Exhibition and Space design and Project Management (PMC) worked in various corporate organizations such as IL & FS, Sony, Rosebys, Sony Ericsson, Reebok, Nikon, Duraline, Pantaloons, etc. She has also designed the offices for Amar Ujala and  Zovi. After having been part of the design industry as a freelancer designer, as an Interior consultant in a Design Consultancy and Retail Design Firm. Neha recently wrote an article on Protecting Crafts Identity in Changing Times. And recently she has submitted the paper in FTC (functional of fashion and textile conference) and the topic is- Ergonomics Design: principles of workstation enhancement of clothing industry.

NITEEN KUMAR SINHA (Fashion Design Dept.)


Alumina of NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, Ministry of textiles.

Also Finished  lot of Projects, Exhibitions, Fashion shows and Competitions at National and International level from last 12years with Council for Leather Exports, LINEAPELLE, India International Leather Fair, Make In India, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, Mr. Vijay Mallay Show F1 Race in Delhi, Mr. Manoviraj Khosla (Designer), Vogue UK Fashion show, SWAROVSKI Fashion show

Analyzed and researched fashion trends and Designing as per the global seasonal forecast as per Industry knowledge.

Design Process and Planning, Understanding client requirements and development of samples thereof.

Strong ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.

Creative, determined and result-oriented individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

He is a Leather Apparel and Product Designer, working at FUME DESIGNS as a Creative Director.

11 years of working experience in fashion world along with the Craft industry experience, Export house, Brand and Academical experience at NIFT.

PANKAJ KUMAR SINGH (Communication Design Dept.)


A Commerce Graduate from Delhi University, New Delhi in the year 2005 and completed Diploma in 3d Animation & Visual Effects from MAAC in 2007. Pankaj has a rich CG industry experience of 11 plus years. A large part of which, he has worked with some of the best brand in India like MAAC, Frameboxx Animation & Visual Effects, Reliance Education etc. His core competency areas include Graphics, 3d Animation, Academic Operations, Design & Develop Courseware Curriculum, Team Management etc.

RAMA ARORA (Communication Design)


A Commerce Graduate from Delhi University, New Delhi in the year 2005 and completed Diploma in 3d Animation & Visual Effects from MAAC in 2007. Pankaj has a rich CG industry experience of 11 plus years. A large part of which, he has worked with some of the best brand in India like MAAC, Frameboxx Animation & Visual Effects, Reliance Education etc. His core competency areas include Graphics, 3d Animation, Academic Operations, Design & Develop Courseware Curriculum, Team Management etc.

SURBHI JAIN (Jewellery & Accessory Design)


Surabhi Jain, a young design professional has extensively worked and represented her Skills in various profiles such as Design Faculty/ Designer / Merchandiser / Project Manager at different Design and academic Organizations, having more than 4 years of rich Industry and academic experience in the field of Lifestyle Design Accessories , Crafts, jewelry in precious, semi precious and costume. Earlier worked with an independent Design Studio, undertaking various projects in the areas of hard goods, Fashion Jewellery, Product development, Design thinking etc. She has also worked and proven her skills as designer with couture and lifestyle brands such as Mine of Design, Episode Silver, Production Supervisor in PC Jeweler Ltd. She has graduated from Satyam Fashion Institute, in Lifestyle and Accessory Design. She is a Certified Trainer for the job role of Cast & Diamond set jewelry- Merchandiser Design and hand sketch Design under the NSDC Skill India Initiative for Gems and Jewellery Skill Council of India. Currently she is pursuing her MBA in Design Management.

SHATABDI MITRA (Fashion Design Dept.)


"Dreams Navigate Life"

Shatabdi, A Dreamer, A Designer, A Design Educator and A Travel YouTuber. A passionate dancer, a photographer and nature lover.

She has done Fashion and Apparel (LD) department of NIFT, Kolkata. Over 6 years in the industry and about 3years of part time teaching at various design institutes.

VANSHIKA JAIN (Fashion Design Dept.)


A fashion faculty and enthusiast by profession. I am a perpetual dreamer from NIFT Gandhinagar, mostly waddling through a never ending stream of thoughts.

Last found at Sahu Exports, working for Zara and now-a-days with a creative bunch of students in a baffled state of mind. Shutting my camera shutter and pinning fashion forecasts at every source of inspiration.

SNEHPREET KAUR (Interior Design Dept.)


Ms. Kaur is Interior Designer by profession and passionate artist. Graduate in Interior Design 2013 from JD Institute of Design, Delhi and then did my diploma in arts from Delhi Collage of Arts, Delhi 2015. With 3 years of industry experience as an interior designer and freelance interior designer. She has won the Central Zone Uttar Pradesh State Award in the category of Pencil Drawing - Contest conducted by Prafulla Dhanukar Art Foundation. She has also participated in group exhibition with Kalakriti Foundation Anugoonj – 7, 2016 and won the best work of the show award. Participated in Art Maestro Awards 2017 International Art Exhibition with World Wide Art Movement 2017.

AANCHAL TREHAN (Fashion Design Dept.)


Ms. Aanchal is energetic and enthusiastic teacher with more than 8+ years of experience in the subjects Pattern Making, Garment Construction and CAD in the field of fashion design and education. My expertise in Drafting techniques and derivations has always encouraged students to produce result oriented work. Apart from being a post-graduate (MBA in fashion design), I have done 1 year specialization from NIFT in fabric and apparel production. Moreover I am also a part of Government MES scheme as a Garment Construction Assessor.

BALJEET G. JAIN (Fashion Design Dept.)


Baljeet G. Jain, an experienced faculty from industry, has worked with the best like Tarun Tahiliani, Gaurav Gupta, and Manav Gangwani for ten years and has academic experience of 3 years with Lovely Professional University, Phagwara. A graduate in B.Design from Apeejay college of Fine Arts has keen interest in fashion illustration which has been her area of interest and takes it as her main subject of teaching at DIA. She devises new ways on inspiring students to learn drawing and enhancing skills and also keeps the morale of the learners elevated through her demonstrations and lectures.

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Managed by IMS, Noida group, IMS-Design & Innovation Academy was established in 2005 in Noida with a vision to nurture and train professionals in Design, Fashion and Communication.

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