Dr. Sanjeevani Ayachit, is an Associate Professor and Director of Symbiosis Institute of Design, and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Design, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India. She has an experience of 20 years in the field of apparel design, design education and consultancy.
A constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune is a premier design school of the country. The institute offers Bachelor of Design (B. Des) program in four major disciplines; Communication Design, Industrial Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Communication. The Communication Design discipline offers further specializations in Graphic Design, Video Film Design, Animation Film Design and User Experience Design. The Industrial Design discipline offers further specializations in Product Design and Interior Space Design.
The design curriculum at SID generates opportunities to incubate original thoughts and implement design knowledge and skills on a creative platform. The simulative environment galvanizes students to imbibe contemporary skills while exploring non–conventional techniques to achieve design goals. The curriculum aims at creating professionals who with their creative impulse and skillful ability participate and contribute to the highly dynamic and competitive world of design. This is ensured by a team of professional faculty who instruct, inspire and mentor students utilizing their technical and design expertise while also encouraging the development of individual style. The well-stocked library, access to latest research databases, state-of-the-art infrastructure, labs, studios and workshops ensure a conducive learning environment where students can nurture their creative ideas to fruition. This has ensured that SID holds a coveted position among the top design schools in the country. As an added bonus, several courses are supported by leading industry practitioners and many others have well known visiting lecturers. Internships and design projects are built into the curriculum to ensure industry exposure and field trips and industrial visits add on to the professional experience. An active Industry Interaction Cell ensures a continuous dialogue with the industry and assists students in securing internships and placement opportunities. SID is also a member of several national as well as international professional networks which benefit the students in terms of opportunities for participation in design competitions, design events, conferences and seminars thus enhancing their outlook towards the dynamic nature of the design field.
Dr. Sanjeevani Ayachit is currently the Director at the Symbiosis Institute of Design and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Design at Symbiosis International (Deemed University). She holds a PhD from SIU, a Master's degree in Clothing and Textiles from M. S. University of Baroda and 20 years of experience in the field of apparel design, design education and consultancy.
Symbiosis School of Planning Architecture and Design (SSPAD) is an institution which brings together a perfect blend of three streams namely planning, architecture and design under one roof. We offer a five year degree programme in Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), a four year Bachelor of Design (B.Design) undergraduate degree and a two year Master of Design (M.Design) degree wherein, the students opting for these programmes choose their discipline of choice and will engage for four years honing the skills that will allow them to be industry ready at the end of it.
The Bachelor of Architecture course is skillfully designed by Council of Architecture the legal statutory body of India. The thrust of the programme is interdisciplinary with a large canvas that includes Imagination, Technology and Social-science to explore the understanding to translate in buildings, neighborhood, cities, etc. The students shall be geared up for effectively developing visual perceptions of built environments and acquire professional attitudes to said projects and depict the critical, contextual, regional identities and awareness at large.
Design is a field where you use your creative abilities to conceptualise most of the things that you see around you. From the clothes that you are wearing to the bag that you are carrying, this booklet that you are reading, and the frames of the glasses that you are using if you are wearing specs, the furniture that you see around you, the material that you see in movies, all is 'designed'. It's a lifetime commitment.
Dr Nandini Kulkarni is currently the Officiating Director at the Symbiosis School of Planning, Architecture and Design. She is a Doctorate and the Ph D was awarded her on "Investigating The Impact of Quality of Life on the Peri urban Area of Metro cities."