EP 123 . 15 May 19

Thoughts on Design Education in India

With Dhimant Panchal

In the episode

  • Can you paint us a picture of “Design” education in India? How well know it is in comparison to medicine or engineering?
  • In one of your articles online, you mentioned, Design education makes students become responsible citizens. Can you tell us how?
  • Can design be learned from youtube? Or any online service?
  • What have been your observations w.r.t self-taught designer versus an academically trained designer?
  • What are the key attributes to be found in oneself to get into the world of design as a career?
  • What is your long term vision for Design education in India? How do you see it for 50 years in the future?

About Dhimant Panchal

Prof Dhimant Panchal graduated from NID Ahmedabad in 1980. With a career spanning around 4 decades, Dhimant Sir has worked in all possible fields of design. From Industrial Design, Product Design, Exhibition Design to Education. Prof Dhimant Panchal is a key driving force at Maharashtra Institute of Technology’s Institute of Design, Pune.