Assistant Professor
  • Teaching


Divyadarshan has spent 17 years as designer, researcher and academician. He has worked in various industries and institutions like TATA Consultancy Services (TCS), National Institute of Design (NID) and other industries and understands the design process. He has done research at NID on Indian craft sector by interacting with craftsmen working from generations and has knowledge of understanding socio-economic status and a need for design intervention to handicraft industry.


  • MSc. (Engg) in New Product Design, Coventry University, UK affiliated to Ramaiah University, Bengaluru, 2004-2006

  • Diploma in Tools & Die Making(DTDM), GT&TC, Visvesvaraya Technological University, 1996-2000


  • Senior Design Researcher, National Institute of Design, Bengaluru, 2013 - 2018

  • Assistant Professor, Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies (now Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences), 2010 - 2013

  • Researcher and Associate Designer-Industrial Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru, 2007 - 2010

  • ndustrial Designer, IDEA Pvt Limited (, now LUMIUM), Ahmedabad, 2006 - 2007

  • CAD/CAM Engineer, TATA Consultancy Services (TCS), 2002 - 2004

  • Project Engineer, Acumac Machine Tools Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru, 2001 - 2002

Additional Information

  • Experience: 17 + years


  • Foundation Courses

  • Design Methodologies

  • Form Studies

  • Product Design and Development

  • Design Innovation & Management

  • Infographics

  • Design Interventions for Social Innovation

  • Vehicle Design


  • Test Coordinator

  • CCM Coordinator

  • FAM Coordinator

  • NAAC documentation support

  • AATMATRISHA (AT) Coordinator

Research Interest

  • Design Innovation, Indian arts and crafts, Bionics/Biomimicry

Research Projects

  • "Industrial Design as Tool of Competitiveness for Indian Industries" with Dr.Darlie Koshy, Director, NID Ahmedabad, 2007


  • "Design and Development of an Automatic X-Ray Film Dryer" SASTech Journal, 2006, ISSN: 2249-5924

 Staff Contacts
 Staff Campus Location
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