Visual Communication with specialisation in Exhibition Design
Prof. Sangita Shroff heads the Institute of Design at the Nirma University, Ahmedabad. She is an alumna of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (1976 batch), and has also studied design in London as an UNDP Fellow. Her primary specialisation is Visual Communication with further specialisation in Exhibition and Space Design. She has more than 35 years of experience in design education, research, training and professional design praxis.
Prof. Shroff has diverse professional design work ranging across communications, branding, exhibitions, museums, furniture, interiors, architecture, fashion, accessories, textiles and the Indian craft sector. She has actively worked with industry, central and state governments, UN bodies, NGOs, and craft clusters at the grass-root level. She has been actively involved with design education in India and has been a visiting faculty
member at her alma mater and other design and architecture schools. Significant contribution has been in the research and development of curricula for various disciplines. She has been actively teaching several courses and providing leadership and direction to design programs and institutions. Her portfolio has also included faculty development programme. For over 16 years, Prof. Shroff had held several academic and administrative responsibilities at National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Delhi
and Gandhinagar. She was the Director of the Indian Institute of Crafts & Design (IICD) Jaipur. Her broad spectrum of experiences and widespread network with the industry, the social sector, practising professionals and academicians across the board is highly valuable for the students and institutions that she has been associated with. Her primary interest is to add value to higher education through an inclusive, culturally centred and contextual mandate.