Ritu Gulati -Principal IMS-DIA (School of Jewellery)
Ex-Principal NIJT(National Institute of Jewellery Technology)
With more than two decades of experience and having worked with design schools at various academic and administrative levels have strengthened and honed her capabilities as a leader.
As a designer, she has been experimenting, evolving and discovering new meanings of jewellery till reinventing jewellery became her passion. Her design studio re-crafts and re-invents heritage and antique jewellery in a contemporary mode. She has also helped Jewellery brands to reposition and rebrand for better visibility in the trade.
She is very passionate about is Indian traditional crafts and believes that sustainability in design can also be achieved through revival of the dying crafts.
She has also worked for Vishnu Samad Design Academy, APJ institute of Design and “izari”– a jewellery venture of Fiem Industries.
Anaik Singh – Academic Coordinator
Mr. Anaik earned Maters in Fine Arts degree from the College Of Art New Delhi, Delhi University.
He received the B.C. Sanyal award for his work in the degree program at the College Of Art.
Anaik has 18 years of experience in the field of Visual Arts, graphic design, computer graphics and computer video games.
In the past, Anaik has worked in the graphic design industry as designer, as well as academician in the institutes like Arena Animation, Aakriti institute for Animation, Ramjas School.
His industry association has been with the companies like Dhruva Interactive Bengaluru, (leading developer of computer games)
Lakshay Digital Gurgaon
Escosoft Technologies New Delhi (sister concern of Escorts Pvt. Ltd.)
He has worked on projects for Microsoft studios like Forza motorsports (AAA Title) and Toca Race driver by Code masters UK.
His Interests includes Visual Communication, photography, drawing, clay modeling and watercolor painting.
In the past few years, he has inspired students to strive for creativity and innovation.
Lily Kant Chadha – Senior lecturer and Co-ordinator
Mrs. Lily Kant Chadha is the Senior lecturer and Co-ordinator of Interior Design Department at DIA, IMS. After Completing her Bachelors in Architecture from TVB School of Habitat Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashta University , Delhi ,she has also completed a Certificate course in Sustainability from Indian Green Building Council. She has a 10 years experience in the field and has worked with companies like ARCOP & Jaypee.
A writer and a visionary herself, Lily believes in the Minimalist Architect Mies Van der Rohe’ssaying “God is in the Details”. She has this inherent capacity to drive her students to realize their dreams and concepts keeping the technical aspects of the contemporary global scenario in mind.
Her core competencies range from Conceptualizing and Designing to knowledge of Building Services, Vastu, Sustainability and CAD knowledge.
Pankaj Kumar Singh – Assistant Professor
Mr. Pankaj Kumar Singh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication and Department Coordinator in Communication Design, IMS Noida. A Commerce Graduate from Delhi University, New Delhi in the year 2005, he completed Diploma in 3d Animation & Visual Effects from MAAC in 2007.
Pankaj has a rich CG industry experience of 11 plus years, a large part of which, he has worked with some of the best brand in India like MAAC, Frameboxx Animation & Visual Effects, Reliance Education etc.
His core competency areas include Graphics, 3d Animation, Academic Operations, Design & Develop Course-ware Curriculum, Team Management etc.
Niteen Kumar Sinha – Department Coordinator
Niteen Kumar Sinha is a Leather Apparel and Product Designer, currently working as a department coordinator and also a Creative Director at FUME DESIGNS. He comes with 11years of experience in fashion world along with the Craft, Export house, Brand and Academics at NIFT.
He is an Alumina of NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, Ministry of textiles.
He has worked on Projects, Exhibitions, Fashion shows and Competitions at National and International level with Council for Leather Exports, LINEAPELLE India, International Leather Fair, Make In India, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHIONTECHNOLOGY, Mr. Vijay Malya Show, Mr. Manoviraj Khosla (Designer), Vogue UK Fashion show and SWAROVSKI Fashion show.
His forte lies in Analysis and research for fashion trends and Designing as per the global seasonal forecast as per Industry knowledge and Design Process and Planning.
He is Creative, determined and result-oriented individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Aanchal Trehan Sharma – Faculty
I am energetic and enthusiastic teacher with more than 8+ years of experience in the subjects Pattern Making, Draping, Garment Construction and CAD in the field of fashion design and education. My expertise in Drafting techniques and derivations has always encouraged students to produce result oriented work. Apart from being a post-graduate(MBA in fashion design), I have done 1 year specialization in fabric and apparel production. Moreover I am also a part of Government MES scheme as a Garment Construction Assessor.
Baljeet G. Jain – Faculty
Baljeet G. Jain, an experienced faculty from industry, has worked with the best like TarunTahiliani, Gaurav Gupta, Lalit Dalmia and Manav Gangwani for twelve years and has academic experience of 3 years with Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, which one of Asia’s biggest. A graduate in B.Design from Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar has hands on experience in the fashion industry who had been working on creating new collections every season while working with the industry’s best. She also has keen interest in fashion illustration, draping,ancient European and Indian fashion. She devises new ways on inspiring students to learn drawing and enhancing skills and also keeps the morale of the learners elevated through her demonstrations and lectures.
Deepika Chauhan – Faculty
Ms. Deepika Chauhan is a Faculty for Jewellery Design, IMS-DIA, Noida. A Commerce Graduate from Delhi University, New Delhi in the year 2010, she completed B.Sc in Jewellery Design from IMS-DIA in 2013. She has traveled to York University U.K as a part of the student exchange program
Deepika has a Jewellery industry experience of 5 plus years, a large part of which, she has worked with some of the best brand in India like PC Jewellers, Bhagwatti Jewellers etc.
Her core competency areas include CAD Matrix,Rendering, and Designing etc.
Shatabdi Mitra – Faculty
“Dreams Navigate Life” – Hello all. I am Shatabdi, a dreamer, a designer, a design entrepreneur, a design educator and a Travel YouTuber (Find me as “The Indian Travel Diaries”).
My base lies at the Fashion and Apparel (LD) department of NIFT, Kolkata. Over 6 years in the industry and about 3years of teaching at various design institutes.
A passionate dancer, a photographer and nature lover.