Associate Senior Faculty
Textile & Apparel Design
Ram Mattegunta is alumnus of National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad (1999) and studied Illustration and Design at Istituto di Moda Burgo, Milan, Italy (2004). As Consulting Designer he provided research, development and prototyping of new concepts based on sustainability by engaging strategies to develop product lines that have less impact on our environment. He also initiated organizational and personal transformations focusing on organizational constraints and perception by developing a sophisticated understanding of how to manage Design as a strategic tool by optimizing consumer satisfaction and company profitability through performance, form, durability, sustainability and value in connection with products, environment information and brand identities. He was a consulting designer for workshops sponsored by the Development Commissioner of Handicrafts, India. A prolific Apparel Designer, Illustrator and Graphic Artist, he received the prestigious Soviet Land Nehru Award in Graphic Art Competition and Letters of appreciations from Mr. Bill Clinton, Hon. President of United States, Mr. Jim Bolger, Hon. Prime Minister of New Zealand and Mr. Ezer Weizman, Hon. President of Israel, for the World Peace and Environmental Protection Project. Currently he is Faculty in Textile & Apparel Design Discipline at National Institute of Design, Andhra Pradesh.
Associate Senior Faculty
Amaltas Khan studied Mechanical Engineering, and Product Design from IIITDM Jabalpur with a student exchange project at IAD, TU Darmstadt. He received his doctorate from Design Discipline, IIITDM Jabalpur where his research contributions were focused on design interventions to reduce food packaging discards with a part of work done with Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. During doctoral studies, he also contributed as a teaching assistant for various courses, and received two honor codes from TU Delft in the domain of Sustainable Product Design. After experience in consulting a few design organizations and co-founding Wollof Design Studio, he joined NID Andhra Pradesh in 2017. Since 2017, he is contributing as faculty and is presently the coordinator for Industrial Design Discipline. His research and teaching expertise are in the material driven design interventions with the intention to reduce uncertainty in handling material variety and increase resource efficiency. Additionally, he is exploring the participatory and DIY aspects in product design. He has also published, reviewed and edited for periodicals in the domain of sustainable design, and is an active member of sustainability initiatives.
Associate Senior Faculty
Rajiv Jassal currently holds Associate Senior Faculty position at National Institute of Design, Andhra Pradesh. He formerly held teaching positions at Lovely Professional University, Punjab and also at the MRID of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. His areas of pedagogic interest include courses like Creative workshop, Elements of Form, Material Explorations, Model construction, Design projects, Environmental perception and craft courses in fields of design foundation studies and Industrial Design. His creative journey started with graduation from Govt. College of Fine Art, Chandigarh and post graduation from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. After graduating from NID, Ahmedabad, he worked with outreach programmes of NID, Ahmedabad with contributions in areas of craft development, spatial design and lighting design. He has worked extensively in the traditional design sector through involvement in several projects and workshops for artisans across the country in research, product development, training workshops for skilled and semiskilled craftsmen along with exhibitions and documentations. Involvement in such diverse areas of interest have expanded his world view and understanding towards material culture, tools and making process, forms and surfaces and helped him to have finer appreciation of the role of context in design for culture, tradition, sustainability, sociocultural and socio economic issues etc. His core competency is his ability to work with different materials and processes as medium for realising design ideas in relation to the contexts of users, markets, systems with scope for exploring and expanding design opportunities, forms and surfaces development, product development supported by the skills of organizing, coordinating, managing and implementing.
Textile & Apparel Design
Arnab Senapati is a faculty in Textile and Apparel Design Discipline. His journey as a textile designer started at Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, from where he graduated with Textile Design before coming to NID as a Post-Graduation student. After Post Graduation Diploma programme in Textile Design from NID, Ahmedabad, in 2009, he worked for almost 5 years as a Textile Researcher relevant to states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Manipur for Documenting the Textile Traditions of North Eastern States of India: A Composite Design Study of Fibres, Fabrics, Looms and Tools, Users and Cultural Indicators, Project of IGNCA, New Delhi undertaken by Outreach Programmes at NID, Ahmedabad. Apart from that he has worked with various Textile Design companies (both full time as well as a freelance Designer), designing apparel fabrics for both the domestic as well as export market using various textile materials and techniques. Prior to his joining NID- Amaravati, as a full time faculty, he has taught design courses as visiting faculty at Glamour School of Fashion and Interiors, Kolkata, and had been involved in training program for people working at Destiny Foundation (NGO working with survivors of Human Trafficking) which consisted of providing inputs on basic sewing techniques, product development, product detailing and diversification of existing products making best use of the available skill sets of the people working at Destiny Foundation. At the institute, he teaches courses like Traditional Indian Textiles, Craft Research and Documentation, Fabric Construction, Basic Sewing Techniques and Natural Dyeing. He also guides Diploma Projects.
Archana is a faculty in Industrial Design Discipline and foundation. She is currently taking courses like Geometric Construction, Analytical Drawing, Human factors in Design in Foundation, and Industrial Design. She holds her graduation degree in Architecture from Nagpur University (2006 -11). During her Architectural practice in IF Studio, New Delhi, she was involved in exhibition designs and Architecture design projects which led to her quest to pursue Industrial Design from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (2011-13). She has taught in the School of Architecture, Bhopal prior to joining NID, AP where she has worked on the Industrial Design course curriculum along with teaching courses like Architecture Design II, Theory of Architecture, Product Design, Architecture Detailing, and Design Project. She had also taught Architecture Design courses in Mysore School of Architecture, Mysore under VTU. Because of her past teaching experiences she has a keen interest in the following domains: Space Design, Form Studies, Product Design, and Architecture Documentation. She is also pursuing her research in Indigenous products in the Indian context and Indigenous Architecture. She has published her writing in the domain of Indian Kitchen and Wayfinding in Indian Adopted Museum in International Conferences.
Kurma nadham has joined the institute as Faculty at NID, AP in 2019 and he was recently appointed as Coordinator of Communication Design. He obtained his Post- graduation in Printmaking from Faculty of fine arts, M.S.University of Baroda in 2009, and in 2007 Graduation with Goldmedal from Department of Fine Arts, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He has been participating in the Art Exhibitions since 2009. He got National Scholarship under the Department of culture, Human Resource Development, Government of India in 2009 and he owns Inlaks Fine Arts Award in 2011 by Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Mumbai. He was part of various National & international art Exhibitions and Art camps. Some group exhibitions are India Inked at SNAP in Edmonton at Canada, Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA, and Harrywood Art Gallery, Arizona State University. Between the Lines Identity, Place and Power at National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, Mumbai, and India Habitat Centre, New Delhi in 2012. Prior to joining the Institute, he taught at the College of Architecture Vasad for 8 years. He has work experience of 12 years in the field of Visual Arts, His Skills & Strengths are Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture segments. Presently he is part of the faculty group offering inputs in Communication drawing and Illustration techniques in Communication Design.
Assoc. Sr. Tech. Instructor
Shikher Saxena is a Technical Instructor, IT who has studied B.Tech (IT) and further, Illustration Design Diploma from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. He has worked for 5 years in Product Companies like MobiKwik, Info Edge (naukri.com/99acres) as a Software Engineer and has keen interest in realm that merges Art & Technology like Game Design/Development, AR/VR, 360 Degree Art, Sound Design etc.
Assoc. Sr. Tech. Instructor
My name is Sunny Bairisal, basically from Bhopal (M.P). I did a Bachelor of Engineering.In Industrial Production from Jabalpur engineering college. I then completed a post-graduate diploma in Tool Design & CAD / CAM from Indo German Tool Room, Aurangabad.After that, I did a Master of Design in Product Design from the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. Further, I worked as a Deputy Manager at Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, Chennai,at the automotive division.Moreover, I am also working as an sr., Assoc. Tech. instructor in Industrial Design workshop at National Institute of Design, Andhra Pradesh. My working areas are Machines,Engineering materials, Manufacturing processes, and CAD Software that facilitate product design.Additionally, I am a Ph.D. student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, since 2014.My area of research is ‘Aesthetics in Product Design.’