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National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India
Praveen Nahar is Director of the National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad with its additional campus locations in Gandhinagar and Bengaluru. Since 2002 he has also been a member of the Product Design faculty of the NID and a member of the Senate and the Policy Planning Committee. He has also headed up various other departments. He has over 23 years of experience in design teaching, consulting and research. Praveen studied production technology, received his Master in Industrial Design at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi and completed a postgraduate degree course in Sustainable Design at the TU Delft. He has been involved in numerous research and consultancy projects, including the development of the Mumbai Suburban Train and Mumbai Monorail for Indian Railways, which led to the foundation of the Railway Design Center at NID. His research project "Design thinking for Prison Industries" in collaboration with UAL (GB) won numerous awards, including the British Council - CII India - UK Excellence Award for outstanding collaboration in the field of higher education. (October 2019)