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First Foundation Day of NUDOD

Dignitaries on the Campus on the Occasion of First Foundation Day of NUDOD

Department of Design, Nirma University celebrated its first Foundation Day on 21.7.2017. On this occasion, DODNU had the pleasure and privilege to host Professor Sudhakar Nadkarni and Professor Poonam Bir Kasturi as keynote speakers.

Professor Sudhakar Nadkarni has the distinction of having initiated three major Institutions in the country. He was instrumental in starting the Industrial Design Centre at IIT Bombay in 1969, the Department of Design at IIT Guwahati and the Design Management Programme at the Welingkar Institute of Management at Mumbai.

Professor Poonam Bir Kasturi trained as an Industrial Designer, graduated in 1985 from NIDandis a recipient of different awards the latest being “Social Entrepreneur of India Award”.

The insightful thoughts of the keynote speakers enlightened the students and marked a great beginning of students’ journey of learning about design, responsibilities of a designer and the road ahead.The Director General Dr. Anup Singh and Prof. Amit Sheth, Head of the Department of Design gave talks on design and design education. Students also performed a special dance, music from trash followed by a small skit on design.

Prof. Sudhakar Nadkarni giving the Keynote Address at DODNU
Prof. Poonam Bir Kasturi – Keynote Speaker at DODNU on the Occasion of first Foundation Day