December 4, 2012
Politecnico Di Milano Faculty
December 4, 2012

“Faculty of school of fashion & design represents a classic mix of academic excellence with professional experience. Coming from world-class institutions, each and every faculty reflects significant proficiency in their subject/ specialization”

Prof. Promil Pande - Dean

Prof. Promil Pande – Dean

Armed with a dual Masters degree in Fine Arts and Textile Design Technology Prof.Promil Pande has an executive MBA from SDA Bacconi. Shehas been working in the field of textiles and handicrafts for over two decades designing fabrics through weave and surface explorations for a variety of lifestyle products.Products designed by her are exported to various countries. In India she has been supplying to Fabindia for the past 10 years. Her understanding of the Indian urban and International markets, led to conceptualization and launching of “Sidhast” a brand,carving out sustainable business opportunities for Indian artisans across various craft clusters ( www.sidhast.org ). She continues to research indigenous craft practices and sustainable issues within the country.Her products are also available at Craft Traditions and Indian August, by the brand name of ‘Sidhast’. She had an exhibition of textiles, “Maheshwar Weaves”textiles designed and developed in Maheshwar (Madhya Pradesh) at the Central Cottage Emporium, New Delhi for the ”BasantUttsav”, in February 2005.Her diverse experience in fashion and textiles has led her to teach and conceive design curricula at multiple institutes in India.

She has worked closely on developmental projects with the Ministry of Textiles and UNDP.

Prof. Pande has authored a coursebook on ‘Indian Embroidery’ for Nios and has a forthcoming publication titled ‘Processes and uses of Traditional Dyeing Methods in Gujarat and its advantages’.

She has also presented papers at International conferences

Mr. Manish Joshi - Associate Professor

Mr. Manish Joshi – Associate Professor

Manish is a Product Designer by training, a graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He has over 12 years of industry experience in 3D product development, specifically in areas of Solar PV products, Retail Design, and industrial products. He has additional experience in the areas of communication design, developing product graphics, communication collateral, and man-machine interfaces. Manish brings a rich perspective to the table, having been part of the Design Industry as an independent consultant, as department head in a Retail Design consultancy, and as a Product Design lead in a corporate setup. Manish has special interest in andragogy of Design concepts and application. He also serves as a visiting faculty at NID, Ahmedabad.

Mr.Devendra Rawat - Associate Professor

Mr. Devendra Rawat – Associate Professor

Devendra S Rawat is an architect graduated from the prestigious School Of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi with an industry experience of over 20 years. He specializes in Exhibition space, Retail design & Rollout, Interiors and Project Management having worked in various corporate organizations such as Cheil India, Telenor, RPG Cellucom and in Projects Ltd. He has led the successful and timely completion of different projects in his role as Group Head- Samsung stores, Sr Manager- Telenor stores, Project Leader- Motorola stores. He brings to the table the knowledge of turning Concepts into Reality.Presently, he is researching on the improvement of industry practices specific to the interior construction.


Mr. Joginder Singh – Associate Professor

Joginder Singh is an architect by training and a photographer by inclination. He specializes in architectural photography. Keenly interested in architectural heritage and in hands on application of the design process, Joginder has been teaching design and architecture for the part 15 yrs.

Dr. Pilar Maria Guerrieri

Dr. Pilar Maria Guerrieri – Associate Professor

Dr. Pilar Maria Guerrieri holds a PhD with honours in Architectural Design, Architectural Composition, Criticism and Theory from Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage in Delhi and Westminster University in London. Her passion and research focus is history of Architecture. She has been researching European and Indian cultures, the development of megacities and the effects of cultural exchanges, she developed comparative studies between urban settlements and different styles of architecture and explored the meaning of terms such as tradition, legacies and heritage. She has been extensively studying the city of Delhi pre- and post- Independence and is currently commencing a research project on European Legacies in Delhi from 1991 until present day. She has been published in several international journals, participated at national and international conferences and now publishing two books on the city of Delhi and its cultural exchanges, besides being the Commissioning Editor India for the Italian art publishing house Skira.

Mohit Bhardwaj- Assistant Professor

Mr. Mohit Bhardwaj- Assistant Professor

Mohit Bhardwaj is a postgraduate in design from NIFT with a rich Industry experience spanning 11 years and covering designing of costumes and accessories for bollywood films (Naach & Garv), TV serials (Jassi Jaisi koi nahin) and theatre; writing ramp reviews for Designer Mode (The official magazine for FDCI) for all Fashion weeks since 2011; being the chief designer for SAKS India ltd doing design development for renowned Designers like Valentino, Chanel, Eli Saab and Georges Hobeika; and being the creative head of Maigden Mara Exports, exporting and providing innovative design solutions to Europe, Australia and Middle East. He has been involved in providing entrepreneurial support to many upcoming national and international designers.

Ms. Koshalpreet Kaur – Assistant Professor

Koshalpreet is a Bachelor and Masters in Clothing and Textile from Punjab Agricultural University. She has undergone training by Edexcel in BTEC implementation and delivery of courses in Production Techniques, Pattern Construction and History of Fashion. She has over 12 years of experience working in the industry and as a Fashion Design Faculty in NIFT, PAU, NILA, INIFD and as a researcher with IIT Delhi and PAU Ludhiana.

Ms. Abha Maheshwari - Assistant Professor

Ms. Abha Maheshwari – Assistant Professor

Abha is an Interior design graduate from School of Interior Design, CEPT, Ahmedabad and has multidisciplinary outlook with executive MBA from MDI, Gurgaon. Abha has previously taught at Apeejay school of Architecture & Planning, Greater Noida and NIFD, Indore. She has widely worked on Interior & exhibition design project at “designtwg”. Her research interests are based abound using wall as an “element” and its expression in Interior spaces &Management systems in field of interior design.

Dr. Anjali Agrawal  - Assistant Professor

Dr. Anjali Agrawal – Assistant Professor

Dr. Anjali Agrawal holds a PhD in “Studies on extraction, characterization and application of dyes from Ratanjot (Arnebianobilis Rech.f.)” from Delhi University in collaboration with IIT. This was followed by a Post-doctoralFellowship from IIT, Delhi in 2014. Her passion and research focus is in sustainable textiles, natural dyes and functional finishing. She has done her Bachelors and Masters in Fabric and Apparel Science, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University. She has almost 8 years of research experience and has published several papers in various journals of national and international repute.

Ms. Paola Martani - Assistant Professor

Ms. Paola Martani – Assistant Professor

Paola is a graduate (Laurea) in Philosophy from Università degli Studi di Milano receiving the academic title of ‘Dottore in Philosophy and holds a Vocational master in Linguistic: for teaching and promoting Italian language and culture to foreigners from Università degli Studi di Milano. Her thesis was the first research of comparison between Italian and Tibetan language, where, she tried to explore the strategy to teach Italian to Tibetan speakers. She has experience in teaching Italian language and culture to Indians as she works for Italian embassy cultural Centre, New Delhi.

Mr. Tushar Jaitly - Assistant Professor

Mr. Tushar Jaitly – Assistant Professor

Tushar is an automotive designer by training and a bike designer and bike builder by profession. Graduated from Istituto Europeo di Design Turin, Italy, Tushar now runs one of India’s best custom bike design studio. With 2 years of industry experience and one to one interaction with clients taking them through the process of designing a product such as a bike on an everyday basis, Tushar brings an industry oriented design process to the table.

Mr. Veerendra Malik – Assistant Professor

Mr. Veerendra Malik – Assistant Professor

Veerendra Malik is a graduate from Allababad University and holds a Diploma in Business Management from Institute of Engineering and Ruler Technology Allahabad, Diploma in Computer Application and Diploma in Computer Hardware and Networking for Oracle Institute and has earned PGCHE Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Nottingham Trent University, UK. He has total experience 19 Years of 11 years working with many national & international Companies such as JJ Valaya, Gini&Jony Ltd., US Dollar, Geo Rapid India Pvt. Ltd. (US based Co.); and 8 years of academic experience in teaching various computer related to design subjects at Pearl Academy.

Mr. Amit Singh Slathia - Associate Professor

Mr. Amit Singh Slathia – Assistant Professor

Mr. Amit Singh Slathia holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Rajasthan and Bachelors from Jammu University. Arecipient of a National Scholarship in Visual Arts from Government of India, Ministry of Culture and Lalit Kala Academy he has won numerous awards namely the All India Fine Arts & Craft Society (AIFACS)Award for Sculpture, the AIFACS Award for painting, the “GOLDEN BRUSH “ Merit Award to name a few. He has participated in numerous group shows and exhibitions both nationally and internationally apart from holding his solo shows . In 2014 he organized a fund raiser for the Jammu and Kashmir flood victims titled ‘Resurrection I &Resurrection II’.

Vineeta Kochhar

Vineeta Kochhar – Assistant Professor

Vineeta Kochhar is a postgraduate in interior Design from NIFD with specialization in retail design and visual merchandising.

Vineeta is a postgraduate in Interior Design from NIFD with specialization in retail design and visual merchandising. Her extensive industry experience of over 18 years in professional client servicing, retail interior design & visual merchandising and turn key projects spans industry sectors such as sports, FMCG, non-profit, cosmetics, luxury fashion, IT, retail malls and automobiles. In academia her teaching experience has helped create a pool of talented designers to promote the craft of visual merchandising and store planning.

Shibani Sud

Ms. Shibani Sud Siddhartha- Assistant Professor

Graduated from NIFT, Delhi in 1994 and started the professional journey as a Menswear Designer with Ravissant India Pvt Ltd and further went to work for Indian Handicrafts Ltd., Himanshu Apparel Pvt. Ltd. and Orient Crafts Ltd. In the span of more than 20 years was Head of Departments, Fashion for Wigan & Leigh College (I) and Institute of Apparel Management, India.

Ms. Babita Sangwan

Ms. Babita Sangwan – Assistant Professor

Ms. Babita Sangwan holds a Masters in Fashion Technology from PTU University. A certified trainer in TUKA CAD she is conversant with strong technical skills including creative & industrial pattern making, draping and garment construction.She has 8 years of experience in the fashion industry and academia.

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