School of Design



Prof. Dr. Suman Devadula
Associate Professor and Head


Qualifications: Ph.D. (IISc, Bangalore), M.Des. (IISc, Bangalore), B.Tech. (JNTU, Hyderabad)

Dr. Suman Devadula is passionate about design and how design-led innovation can systemically support sustainability. He contributions to design and design research have been recognized several times at national and international platforms. He wishes to utilize his academic and industry experience in sustainability, design and management to add value to industry and institutions. His research interests span the areas of design, cognition and sustainability.

Prof. Mr. Santosh Pakhare
Assistant Professor


Qualifications: B.E. (Pune University), M.Des. (IISc, Bangalore)

I have 8 years of experience in Industry. I am interested in sketching, photography & outdoor activities. My research interests are product design, medical devices, and aspects of usability.

Dr. Sonal Keshwani
Assistant Professor

Qualifications: B.Tech. (G.B.P.U.A.&T. Pantnagar), PhD (IISc, Bangalore)

I have done B.Tech. in Production Engineering. Thereafter, I worked at Tata Motors Ltd. for three years as Assistant Manager in Vendor Quality Assurance. Later on, I moved from industry to academics and did Ph.D. in Engineering Design from CPDM, IISc. I was also a guest researcher at School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. My research areas include creativity, biologically inspired design, design methods and tools for creativity, concept extraction, knowledge-based systems to support designing. My hobbies include nature watch and reading.

Sai Prasad Ojha

Dr. Sai Prasad Ojha
Assistant Professor


Qualifications: Ph.D. (Thesis submitted, IIT Guwahati), M.Tech. (NERIST, Itanagar), B.E. (ITER, Bhubaneshwar)

Sai Prasad Ojha has extensively worked for his PhD in the area of ‘Tacit Knowledge Management’. His research interests span areas like 3D CAD modelling, 3D printing and Manufacturing engineering. Earlier to this, his industrial and academic experience spans, working as an Apprenticeship trainee in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Koraput Engine division, Odisha for a year, working as Research Assistant in Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore from 2006 to 2010 and working as an Asst. Professor for User Experience Design with MIT group from 2018.


Dr. Samrat Dev
Assistant Professor


Qualifications: PhD (University of Calcutta), ( University of Calcutta)

I have done MSc. in Physiology with Specialization in Ergonomics and PhD in Occupational Ergonomics health and safety from University of Calcutta. My extensive research work has been published in a number of International and National Journals of repute and impact. Such publications have encouraged me further to pursue my research endeavors. I have also worked as a Senior Research Fellow in an INDO-US collaborative project funded by Indian Council of Medical Research [ICMR] and attended several International Conferences. I am a recipient of DST Young Scientist Award.

Mr. Anant Govind Shete
Design Studio Manager

Qualifications: Diploma, (Mechanical)

I am a Diploma holder in Mechanical engg. I am a creative craftsman and skilled Model-maker. I have extensive work experience with MNC’s in their Industrial Design & Devlopment and Innovation departments.I had worked with many renowned product designers. I love to interact with the new generation for sharing my knowledge and experience acquired over the the years in the industries
I believe that I can contribute to the success of the students by giving them a practical overview of design and nurture their creativity.