Mr. Divyadarshan

Assistant Professor

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.



Qualification Institution Year
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

Designation Institution From To
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
Industrial 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
  • Test Coordinator

Responsibilities Held
  • CCM Coordinator
  • FAM Coordinator
  • NAAC documentation support
  • AATMATRISHA (AT) Coordinator
Expertise / list of subjects handled
  • Foundation Courses,
  • Design Methodologies
  • Form Studies
  • Product Design and Development
  • Design Innovation & Management
  • Infographics
  • Design Interventions for Social Innovation
  • Vehicle Design
Research Interest
  • Design Innovation, Indian arts and crafts, Bionics/Biomimicry

Research projects (current)
  • “Industrial Design as Tool of Competitiveness for Indian Industries” with Dr.Darlie Koshy, Director, NID Ahmedabad, 2007
  • Indian Arts & Crafts “Creating Digital Learning Environment for Design in India (‘e-kalpa’)” 2013-2018

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