Prof. Lalit Kumar Das pioneered Industrial Design education at IIT Delhi. He has developed a programme that is an excellent blend of design sensitivities and industrial propensities. Very many of his students have distinguished themselves at National & International Design competitions.
Prof Das graduated in Civil Engineering from IIT Kanpur. Thereafter he did his Masters of Technology in Design Engineering from IIT Delhi and then Master of Art in Industrial Design from the Royal College of Art, London.
Prof. Das has wide-ranging deep probing interests in design and man’s innate potential to design. He has worked and designed products for the office, home, industry. He has designed for the differently enabled like children with cerebral palsy and others who are orthopedically handicapped. He has also designed educational and research equipment. He has worked with artisans and has conceptualized distant education for artisans under the banner of IGNOU. He is deeply interested in sustainable approach to design and a non parochial non partisan framework for study of design. He has many publications to his credit. He has been engaging in the development of the recently announced National Design Policy. He has widely traveled and has worked at the Industrial Design Center, I.I.T. Bombay and at the Department of Fine Art, University of Manitoba, Canada.
He has served as a jury for many national level design awards.
A passionate talk where Krushnaa Patil begins with how mountains can be a dangerous place to be and yet she feels safest there. She talks about how a mountaineer needs to be in constant confluence with the conflicting forces of nature. She connects her talk to the current world scenario and states that conflict is […]
Anamika Khanna talks about the constant conflict present between personal style and expensive fashion. She also shares certain incidents from Fashion weeks where innovation turned disasters into huge hits. Her talk revolves around the perceptions of fashion and how a confluence between Western and Indian fashion can be achieved One of the leading fashion designers […]
Ritumoni Das takes us through the history of woman sex workers and about their bewildering current scenario. She talks about how these women are always in a state of conflict, not only with the world around but also with themselves. She gives various ideas through which they can be brought to a state of confluence […]