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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.


Dr. Guruprasad Kuppu Rao
Professor & Dean

Dr. Arundhati Guha Thakurta,
Assistant Professor & Incharge

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.

BE (Mech) from Bangalore University with PG
in Tool Engineering from GTTC, Bengaluru.


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 & Incharge


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

Kshitija Katare
Dr. Indresh Kumar Verma
Assistant Professor


Ph.D (Ergonomics, Human Factors, Driver-Vehicle Interaction) Department of Design, IIT Guwahati

Master of Design (Electronic Systems), IIITD&M Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu

Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Instrumentation), CSIT Durg, CSVTU


User Experience Design, Cognitive Ergonomics, UX Research, HCI and Design Research

Kshitija Katare
Prachi Thakare
Assistant Professor


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

Bachelor of Architecture, Rachana Sansad's Academy of Architecture, Mumbai


Product Design, Furniture Design, Visual Merchandising, Architecture, Space Design

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

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