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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.

Director's Message 

Prof. Manisha Phadke

NMIMS School of Design


Dear Students / Parents,

Design is driven by society. The current society is ubiquitous with technology; the arising construct of culture and expectations is driving Design. The products designed are no longer only consumed but are interacted with. They are inclusive, personalised and form sustainable ecosystems to weave business stories.

The user is not limited to being an object of research but is now an active participant in the process of design. Design solutions are not singular manifestations but connected, collective experiences. The tussle between ‘virtual’ avatars and the reality is only enhanced with solutions in immersive technologies such as Augmented, Virtual, Mixed reality. The technology is required to be ‘humanised’ to be consumed. Designers now have a newer playground opportune by the congruence of technology. They are challenged with making products that are not only functional, but are seamless, integrated, interactive yet contextual experiences for the user.

The process of design thereby is more collaborative, with technologists, behaviour scientists, social scientists, managers, engineers, investors as team members. Designers can be game changers, leading with user centricity and data driven design. Our B. Des. program in Humanising technology hones the above and consolidates the best practices of experiential education with Design Technical and Design Influencing courses in a seamless, outcome centric curriculum. Facilitating design skill sets that include coding, presenting, writing, scientific inferring and business coherence. The outcome based approach nurtures in a student the essential traits of Designer character- creativity, synthesise, agility, adaptability, observation and such others. The state of art facilities and our talented faculty will challenge and nurture you to impact with design. Time spent in the tinkering in the labs will leapfrog your creativity to explore the ‘designer’ in you.

The four years here will evolve your skill sets and sensibilities, discover your brilliance to stretch your potential. The Student resource book (in the ‘Students’ tab) details the program components and the rules of the University to assist your education here. We look forward to building a culture of commitment to Design


Prof. Manisha Phadke,
Director - School of Design

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


 Ms.Jhumkee Iyengar,

User Experience Consultant,
User In Design




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.

Manisha Phadke Director,
Manisha Phadke Director,
School of Design


Master of Design
IIT, Bombay

Bachelor of Art (Applied Art)
Goa College of Art, Bombay University


Human-Centric Design, Data Visualisation, Design Thinking and Innovation, Experience Design

Aswin S
Aswin S
Assistant Professor


Master of Science (Human Factors & Ergonomics),Loughborough Design School, (England)

Master of Technology (Biomedical Engineering),Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)
Anna University, Chennai


User-centered design, Interaction Design, Design thinking, Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience Design.

Jesal Mehta
Jesal Mehta
Assistant Professor


PGD, Product Design, MIT Institute of Design, Pune

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Mumbai University


Industrial Design, Digital Fabrication and Rapid Prototyping, Computational Design, Generative Visualizations

Dr. Shreya Maulik
Dr. Shreya Maulik
Assistant Professor


Ph.D. (Industrial Engineering, Ergonomics)
NITIE, Mumbai

Certification: Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society University of Pennsylvania, US

Master of Science (Resource Management, Ergonomics) SNDT University, Mumbai

Bachelor of Science
Delhi University


Human Factors, User-Centric Design, Design Ergonomics, User Experience Design, Cognitive Ergonomics, Workstation Design, Usability, HCI and Design Research.

Dr. Aditya Gupte
Dr. Aditya Gupte
Assistant Professor


Ph.D.(Aerospace Department) IIT Bombay

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida 

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Mumbai University


Innovative Solutions, Internet of Things, Rapid Prototyping, Hardware and Software Development.

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

Kshitija Katare
Kshitija Katare
Assistant Professor


M.F.A (Applied Art), Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University.

G.D. Art (Applied Art), L.S.Raheja School of Art, University of Mumbai.

Foundation Course (Art), Roby D’silva Visual Art College, University of Mumbai.


Communication Design, Motion Design, Game Art, Game Mechanics, Gamification, Immersive Experiences.

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