Institute of Design
Prof A Balasubramaniam is the Founding Dean of the Institute of Design at JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur. At JKLU, he has put together robust, new-age, Design programmes for UG and PG.
Prof A Balasubramaniam is the Founding Dean of the Institute of Design at JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur. Specializing in Industrial Design, he is one of the early product design graduates of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad). Besides developing products, he has also been involved in institution development, having headed the Fair-trade division of Oxfam, Great Britain in India; coordinated setting up PRIDE, a design excellence division at NSIC; and led the design team of bamboo designers in the North East for UNDP. He was a Design Consultant to the National Innovation Foundation, working with grass-root innovators. He started teaching as a visiting faculty with NIFT Delhi went on to teach in all the major design institutes, in India including NID and NIFT. Besides being a member in several academic boards, he set up January Design a consultancy that works mainly with marginal crafts, grass-root innovations and the MSME sectors of the industry. He regularly writes on design issues in popular publications as well as a popular blog called Design Thoughts on India-centric design matters.