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faculty and experts


teaching is a dialogue.

teachers don’t teach, they inspire.
they don’t just inspire, they help students to strive hard to experience their own eureka moment.
teachers play an important role in stimulating and activating the minds of students, and education builds upon that activation.
faculty members at tdv are driven by their intrinsic passion to change the way design education is imparted. their energy and enthusiasm is backed by strong academic credentials and professional experience.
moreover, the teaching culture at tdv is one that encourages interactive learning and collaboration. in our open classrooms, inspiration flows freely, ideas are nurtured, and the creative process is respected.

lolita dutta
director academics
pgd in visual communication specialisation
in exhibition design, nid, ahmedabad. 34 years
of professional & academic experience.
kshitiz anand
tdv the design village.
dean, india studio, l’école de design nantes atlantique (france). master of science in interaction design, indiana university, usa bachelor of design in communication design, iit guwahati, india.



manish s lakra
diploma in transportation design,
istituto europeo di design, turin, italy.
lleah smith
bachelor fine arts/arts with honours, university of new south wales, australia.
masters of art administration, university of new south wales, australia.



zainab zaidi
bachelor of design in lifestyle accessory &
product design, nift delhi, india.
lleah smith
nitin bathla
urban planner and designer, community architect, and researcher in india.






teaching is a dialogue, and who better to have this dialogue with than professionals who have been practising your discipline of choice for years?

our visiting faculty are leaders in their fields and bring to the classroom a vital real-world learning and experience that gives our students a definitive edge. moreover, their belief and conviction in our way of life and design builds confidence in our young students to become responsible, aware, compassionate and original designers.

profiled on this page are just some of the prominent faculty visiting tdv.

rakesh khanna
copywriter, communications consultant & advertising trainer.
sumedha garg
a multidisciplinary designer, studied visual communication, masters in narrative environments, central saint martins, london.
mandeep nagi
mandeep is design director of shades of india, one of india’s leading creators of home fashion.
lena ragade gupta
b.arch, school of architecture, cept, ahmedabad. exchange student to eth, zurich, switzerland.
abid bilal
pgd industrial design, nid, ahmedabad.
36 years of professional & academic experience.
siddharth singh
space design and design theory bachelor of architecture, cept university.
santosh kale
animation film maker, video game designer, illustrator, writer.