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Mr. A Balasubramaniam

Director

Institute of Design

Area/Specialization

Product Design

Qualifications

M. Des.

Email

director.id@jklu.edu.in

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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.

  • He is one of the early product design graduates of NID, Ahmedabad.
  • Successful product design projects include the Eicher tractor, an Eveready flashlight, Usha fans, Crafts Council’s artisanal products, Headsets and telephones for Telekonnectors and bamboo products for UNDP.
  • He conceptualised setting up PRIDE, a design excellence division at NSIC.
  • He led the design team of bamboo design and development projects in the North East for UNDP.
  • He is a design consultant to the National Innovation Foundation, working with grass-root innovators.
  • He was a consultant to NIIT Ltd, for their foray into Digital Design programmes.
  • He co-authored a vision document for a School of Design at Vedanta University.
  • Visiting faculty with NID Ahmedabad, Kurukshetra, and Vijayawada, NIFT New Delhi and School of Planning & Architecture’s Industrial Design programme.
  • He set up the IILM School of Design, Gurgaon and became it’s Dean in 2007.
  • He is the founder of 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 Times of India, Economic Times, Businessworld and other major design publications in India and abroad.
  • He also writes a popular blog called Design Thoughts on India-centric design matters.

 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.

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