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NMIMS School of Design

Challenge – Evolve - Impact

We challenge our students to evolve them with Design education to impact lives


NMIMS Deemed to be University has added to its impressive multidisciplinary lineage of imparting outstanding learning experiences, the School of Design. The nucleus of the School is to impart future-scoped Design education to prime the student to be a design professional in the emerging scenarios.

NMIMS’s School of Design is a definitive pathway for those students who harbour a creative and an artistic bent of mind while also being enthusiastic about technology. For today, the role of a designer is varied—it combines design with technology and cognitive and behavioural sciences to serve business and social needs. It entails designing communications to designing businesses. Responding to the fact that Design is much more than mere visual appeal now; but a strategy, a solution that builds business value, the school relays a trans-disciplinary approach wherein design is crafted based on user centricity, scientific inferences and expected business outcome which is enabled or opportune digitally.

Our AICTE approved, 4-year undergraduate program, B. Des. in Humanising Technology, resolves the problem faced by young students to make a choice between their interest in art, science and technology by offering a seamless amalgam of the these streams. The program brings new focus on this aspect of ‘multidisciplinarity’—the byword in the field of design. It enables crafting product/service experiences that are delighting wherein the technology is consumable and unseen, thus ‘humanised.’


To prime designers to craft value enhancing, future scoped solutions in an increasingly digitised world.


  • To nurture students in an immersive, holistic, multi-disciplinary learning engagements
  • To prepare students to be innovative professionals who will create value by humanising technology in emergent scenarios.

Dean's Message 

Dr. Guruprasad Kuppu Rao

Professor & Dean
NMIMS School of Design


Dear Students / Parents,
I am delighted to extend my warm greetings to all the external stakeholders of NMIMS University's School of Design.

In today's rapidly evolving world, the intersection of Design, Technology, and Business has become increasingly significant. The B. Des in Humanising Technology course at NMIMS University is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in this dynamic landscape. Our aim is to create a new generation of professionals who can leverage technology to create meaningful and human-centric design solutions.

What sets our B. Des course apart is its unique approach to combining Design, Technology, and Business. We believe that these three disciplines are not isolated entities, but rather interconnected aspects that need to be integrated seamlessly. By nurturing a holistic understanding of these fields, we empower our students to become well-rounded professionals who can bridge the gap between creativity, innovation, and business success.

Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to delve into various aspects of design, including visual communication, product design, interaction design, and user experience design. They will also gain a solid foundation in technology, exploring areas such as user interface design, programming, and emerging technologies. Additionally, the curriculum emphasizes business acumen, ensuring that our graduates possess the entrepreneurial and managerial skills required to thrive in today's competitive industry.

At NMIMS University, we believe in a hands-on approach to learning. Our students will engage in practical projects, internships, and industry collaborations, providing them with real-world exposure and a chance to apply their skills in diverse contexts. Moreover, our experienced faculty, who are experts in their respective fields, will mentor and guide students throughout their academic journey, ensuring a rich and immersive learning experience.
By enrolling in our B. Des course, students will not only acquire the technical expertise needed to excel in the industry but will also develop a deep understanding of the human element in technology. We strongly believe in the power of design to enhance human experiences, promote inclusivity, and address societal challenges. Our graduates will be equipped with the skills and mind set to create technology-driven solutions that are both user-friendly and socially responsible.

To the parents, we assure you that your child's education and future are our utmost priority. We strive to provide a nurturing and supportive environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and personal growth. We understand the value of a well-rounded education and are committed to preparing our students for successful careers and lifelong learning.

To the students, we encourage you to embark on this exciting journey with us. The B. Des course at NMIMS University offers a world of opportunities and a platform for you to unleash your creative potential. We promise a transformative learning experience that will shape you into a skilled and empathetic professional, ready to make a positive impact in the industry.

To the industry professionals, we invite you to collaborate with us and witness the exceptional talent our students possess. We believe in building strong connections with the industry and providing our students with exposure to real-world challenges and opportunities. By partnering with NMIMS University, you will have the chance to contribute to the growth and development of future design leaders.

We invite all stakeholders to join us on this exciting journey of innovation, creativity, and transformation.


Dr. Guruprasad Kuppu Rao
Professor & Dean

Ms. Blanche Dias,
Placement Executive

Ms. Pragati Ghugare,
Coordinator (Academic - Admin)

Ms. Vidya Thorat,
Coordinator (Academic - Admin)


Board of Studies

The B.Des. Program (Humanising Technology) has been enriched by the expertise and experience brought to the table by the eminent members of its Board of Studies. This Board is unique mix of Academia, Design professionals and Business owners.

Prof.Uday Athavankar,

Emeritus Professor
IDC, IIT, Mumbai



Mr. Samudra Sen,

Founder & CEO,
Learning Mate Solutions


 Mr. Tanay Kumar,

Co-founder, CEO and Creative Director,
Fractal Ink Design Studio Pvt .Ltd.



 Mr. Vinayak Nabar,

NABARS Architects & Interior Designers



Mr.Shashank Deshpande,

Managing Partner,
Pentathlon Ventures


 Mr. Pankaj Jhunja,

Sr. General Manager, Corp Strategy
Tata Motors




An educational experience is complete only with committed, talented and inspiring faculty. The School of Design is proud to have well-qualified academicians with practitioner experience. Specialists in their own right, they engage wholeheartedly in moulding and engaging young design aspirants.

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Dr. Guruprasad Kuppu Rao
Professor & Dean


Ph.D. from IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay.

M.Des in Product Design from, CPDM, IISc, Bengaluru.

PG in Tool Engineering from GTTC, Bengaluru.

BE (Mech) from Bangalore University.


Product Design / Industrial Design, Product Prototyping, Design for Healthcare / Medical Devices, Design Management, Design Thinking, Packaging Design, Jewellery Design & Manufacturing, Digital Manufacturing & Industry 4.0, Product Aesthetics, Product Life Cycle Management, Visual Literacy, Design Research

Kshitija Katare
Dr. Arundhati Guha Thakurta
Assistant Professor


Ph.D. (Industrial Engineering, Ergonomics & Human Factors Engineering), National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai

Master of Science (Human Physiology with Ergonomics & Human Factors), University of Calcutta

Bachelor of Science, (Human Physiology), University of Calcutta


Design Ergonomics, UX/UI Design, Cognitive Psychology & Human Factors, Usability Design, User centric Design & Research Innovation through Design Thinking, HCI/HMI Automation

Geet Sharma
Assistant Professor


Bachelor of Computer Application from Gujarat Law Society - Gujarat university, with specialization in Web Application Development 


Film Making, Photography, Branding, Animation, Character Development, Web & Digital Design, Visual Effects & Compositing, Sound Design

Nitin Shantaram Nigde
Assistant Professor


Master of Fine Art, Sir J.J. School of Art , Mumbai

Bachelor of Fine Art, Sir J.J. School of Art , Mumbai


Academic Portrait Painting, Cartoon , Caricature , Illustration ,Sketching & Drawing, Animation Pre-Production Designer, Percussionist

Pranav Prabhakar More
Assistant Professor


Master in Media & Entertainment Management, SGVU Jaipur University

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University


V- Ray Professional, 3D Lighting & Rendering, 3D Game Assets Modelling, 3D Environment Modelling, 3D Unwrapping & Texturing.

Prem Santosh Kumbhar


MA in Visual Communication Program from Parsons School of Design, New York, USA. 

B.Des in Industrial/Product Design from United world Institute of design, Ahmedabad, Gujrat.


Art Direction, Branding, Digital Illustrations, 3D Visualisation, Footwear Design, Lifestyle Accessory Design, Product Design, Streetwear Design, Graphical Representation, Sketching.

Aakash Patel
Sajana Ali
Assistant Professor


Master of Design (Industrial Design), School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi 

Bachelor of Architecture, National Institute of Technology, Calicut


Architecture, Information Visualization, Furniture Design, Human Factors

Shirsekar Siddhesh Sushil Sheetal
Assistant Professor


Master of Fine Arts (Applied Art)- (Lettering and Typography) from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, University of Mumbai 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Applied Art)- (Lettering and Typography) from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, University of Mumbai


Lettering and Typography, Communication Design, Information Design, Publishing Design and Design Research

Sneh Hazra
Sneh Hazra
Assistant Professor


Masters in glass and ceramics art and science, VICARTE research unit, New University Of Lisbon, Portugal.
Certificate course in Cultural management, University of Vienna.
Certificate course in Crafting Luxury and Lifestyle Businesses, IIM A.

Bachelors in Crafts Design, Indian Institute of Crafts And Design, Jaipur, India


Product design – ceramics and glass | Design research in Heritage crafts and processes | Creative entrepreneurship

Sneh Hazra
Sudhakar Yashwant Kalgutkar
Assistant Professor


Master of Fine Art (Portrait Painting) from Ojaswini College of Fine Art (OCFA), North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon

Bachelor of Fine Art, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai


2D and 3D Animator, Storyboarding, Composing, Character Designing & Caricature

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