The annual international conference on Design (CODE) of SoFD is being organised on the theme of 'Lighting Design for Retail Interiors' on 16-17 June this year in collaboration with 2 international partner universities i.e. the Oklahoma State University of USA and the Politecnic University of Milan. The conference is in the list of events supported by UN 2015 International Year of Light and ELCOMA has also agreed to support the conference. Speakers include illustrious design personalities like Michael Foley (Foley Designs); Herbert Paulette (Oklahoma State University, USA); Suresh Sethi (Global Consumer Design, Whirlpool Corp.); Arturo Dell’acqua (Politechnico di Milano, Italy); Amit Gupta (vis à vis India); Sumant Jaikrishnan (SJ Design); Amit Gulati (Incubis); Preksha Baid (Y Walls); Amardeep Bahl (Design Habit); Lyle Lopez (Lopez Designs); Dr. Amardeep M Dugar (Lighting Research & Design); Mrinalini Ghadiok (Mondo Arc India); Ashish Dhir (Wisedge Consulting); Uphar Chibber (Line the Design Firm)
The school was felicitated with the gold trophy marking it as the TOP DESTINATION for design EDUCATION.The awards, which were held in Mumbai, were based on comprehensive evaluation and rating of media, design and communication institutes in India. The jury was headed by Dr Bhaskar Das, Group CEO, Zee Media Corporation Ltd. and comprised eminent personalities Gokul Krishnamurthy, editor, Campaign India; Lajwanti D Souza, managing editor, Pagalguy; Sanjeet Saha, Star TV; Nikhil Garth D’rozario, film producer; Brian Tellis, director, Fountainhead Events; Rajesh Kejriwal, founder, Kyoorius Group; Anand Gurnani, Animation Express, and Pranjal Khindadiya, head, Sony Pictures. Renowned colleges such as St Xavier’s, IIMC, Jamia Millia Islamia, SNDT University, SIMC, Loyola, Jain University, FTII, Sophia, NID, NIFT and WWI among others participated in the awards.