Academic Deans

Neena has shifted from practice to academia to explore imaginations. She pursued architecture at the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi at the undergraduate and doctoral levels and has a postgraduate qualification in Advanced Architectural Studies from UCL, London. Having lived and worked in diverse global locations, she has taught at Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Bilkent University, Ankara and Amity University among others and headed the school of architecture at Goenka University. Her research interest focuses on architectural treatises in the subcontinent and their contemporary relevance. She has presented her work at prestigious platforms globally and continues to engage with history and theory as well as design processes in architecture.

Devender is a Fashion Design graduate of NIFT and a post graduate of London College of Fashion, UK. His Graduate collection is part of the University of Arts archive and is being used by the university as a benchmark for its Masters Programme. Kharb has over 3 years of experience in academics and over 12 years work experience as a Buyer, merchandiser and designer of luxury fashion goods in Europe's design houses and high street suppliers in South Asia. He is also one of the founders and the creative head of 'The Infusion Store', an e-commerce platform for contemporary Asian fashion in Europe.


A strategist, multidisciplinary designer and educator who’s delivered creative and engaging solutions across home fashion, interiors, exhibition design, event management, brand strategy and communication design. Balbir is a Master’s in Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT Delhi, besides being CSIR UGC NET qualified, IBM certified - Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner and having over twenty-four years of professional experience in design. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching as a visiting faculty in NIFT, Delhi. Projects undertaken by him span over twenty countries throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He has been involved in country branding and designing spaces for events like the World Economic Forum WEF, Davos, Switzerland; AfricaIndia Summit at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia; and The India Shows in Pakistan, Indonesia, Ghana, Tanzania, Canada, Bangladesh, South Africa, Singapore, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka. His work has been featured in WGSN, Trend Bible, Condé Nast Traveler, Elle Decor India, Design Sponge, Verve Magazine, and When not on the job, he enjoys practicing boxing and hiking.

Anjan Chakravorty School of Communication Department Dean At WUD

Anjan is a graduate of the National Institute of Design (NID, Ahmedabad) in Visual Communication (with specialization in Graphic Design). He has over 25+ years professional experience having worked for design agencies, publication and newspapers groups and as independent consultant.

He has rich and diverse experience in areas such as Brand Identity Strategy and Promotion, Packaging, Exhibitions, NGO communication, Publications, Newspapers and Design Education.

Anjan has been associated with a number of Institutions as visiting/guest faculty, external guide and jury like the National Institute of Fashion Technology, School of Planning and Architecture, National Institute of Advertising, Pearl Academy, The Design Village and NID (Delhi Cell).

Sanmitra Chitte School of Management at WUD

Sanmitra has a multidisciplinary educational background with a Master’s in Strategic Design Management from NID, Ahmedabad; a bachelors degree in Commercial Arts and another in Broadcast Journalism. Sanmitra has extensive experience in Innovation Management, Design Management, Marketing & User Experience, Start-up guidance, Design Strategy, Business Development, Design Research, and User Experience Design. During her years in the design and innovation industry, she conducted numerous design thinking workshops for the Information Technology, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing and Logistics domains.
A Global Design Ambassador with regards to User Experience Design, Sanmitra is a trained Z- MET (Zaltman Metaphor Elicitation Technique) Interviewer and Analyzer.

Shaleen Sharma has been a practicing Architect for over 18 years and had been actively involved in academics on visiting basis with reputed institutions like University School of Architecture and Planning (USAP) Delhi and Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Juhu, Mumbai. Shaleen is also known for exploring the medium of film in the context of Architecture. He has made several documentaries for UGC on the subject of Architecture.

A talented danseuse, choreographer and educationalist, Dr. Vats holds a Visharad and Alankaar in Kathak from Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal and a PhD in Music from Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur. She has also cleared her Grade 8 Performance Arts from Trinity College London, with distinction. She is an alumni of and has also been a faculty at Kadamb, Ahmedabad.

As an Educationalist since 2006, she has worked with many prestigious institutions teaching, designing curriculum and training teachers. She has also conducted various dance and drama workshops for the British Council, New Delhi. Her last assignment was as the Principal of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra in New Delhi. She is a registered member of the International Dance Council, Paris.

Parul has performed on both national and international prosceniums and has been awarded the Yuva Puraskar by Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy in 2002, the Veer Durga Das Matri Shakti Award in 2017, and the Sur Sangam Excellence Award for Performing Arts in 2019.

Visual Artist-Educator-Curator Rajan Shripad Fulari, comes from small village called Siolim of beautiful land of Goa. Fulari is an excellent artist who acquired his degree of Fine Arts from the Goa College of Arts and then later acquired his master's from M S University, Vadodara in Gujarat. He also studied Film Appreciation from FTII, Pune. His works have been exhibited in National and International Exhibitions held at Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Scotland, London, Canada, Abu Dhabi etc. and with many important galleries / museums in India and abroad.

Throughout his whole artistic journey, Rajan Shripad Fulari has achieved many awards and he continues to expand his list of achievements. Fulari is been honoured with many prestigious awards and scholarship across India by well know national organization and also from abroad including to name few the Yuva Surjana Puraskar by Govt. of Goa, a National Scholarship & Junior Fellowship from Govt. of India, National Award from Rajasthan, Lalit Kala Akademi, AIFACS Award, New Delhi and artist in residency from Foundacao Oriente (Goa) for Portugal, Charles Wallace / British Council / Scottish Border Council for Scotland and recently McMaster University, Canada. And recently his prints were exhibited in solo show along with legendary none other than REMBRANT in the International Triennial in France.

Recently he was appointed for the prestigious post of Secretary at the famous Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi. And earlier, he served as the head of the printmaking studio as well as at the Lalit Kala Akademi, regional centres of Delhi and Chennai for 11 long years. Further, he has been currently working as an assistant professor at the prestigious College of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow University for the last six years. Earlier he served as a lecturer at Goa College of Fine Art for six years and Graphic Designer with Goa Doordarshan.

Fulari have also curated, coordinated and conducted many exhibitions and other activities in Visual Arts. He also curates few group shows, workshops and camps of well know and young artists from India and abroad. Also, as an active printmaker he is been coordinating number of Print-Portfolios with various groups and galleries across, for the promotion of printmaking in India and Abroad. A keen participator, he has attended several camps & workshops.

Fulari art works are in the collections of several private and public collections in India and elsewhere. With vast experience of more than 25 years in the Contemporary Art Scenario, he is a humble and profound artist and teacher.

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