2014: PDF - Raman Post-Doctoral Fellow in Health Communication Design, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States of America.
(Which is First from the field of Fine Arts in India)
2004 : Ph.D. in Applied Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts (FoVA), Banaras Hindu University
1996 : M.F.A (Master of Fine Arts) in Applied Arts from FoVA, BHU
1994 : B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Applied Arts FoVA, BHU
1998 : N.E.T. in Visual Arts from UGC - University Grants Commission, New Delhi
1997 : 6 Month Certificate course in Advance Graphics Software by Mass Media &
Information Technology, Varanasi, U.P.
1996 : 6 Month Certificate course in D.T.P and Graphic Design Software from
Commercial Training Center, Reg. by U.P. Govt.
2020 : One Week STTP - Short Term Training Programme on Human Values, Ethics, Morals, Behavioral Science and Attitude by KIIT College of Engineering, Gurugram, Haryana with AICTE, New Delhi from 20th to 25th July, 2020
2020 : One Week Workshop on Research Tools by International Center for Advanced Research and Studies (ICARS), Delhi from 29th June to 3rd July, 2020
2018 : One day Orientation Programme under PMMMNMTT scheme (SWAYAM) on 28th July, 2018 at Institute of Agricultural Science BHU
2018 : Orientation Programme entitled “Designing Business Models” from 27th to 31st
August, 2018 by Industry and Online Programme at National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad
2017 : “3rd Refresher Course in Human Right and Social Inclusion- Interdisciplinary) from Tuesday 5th September to Monday 25th September 2017, UGC Human Resource Centre, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005.
2010 : “1st Refresher Course in Liberal Arts (Visual and Performing Arts)” for 21 days by University Grants Commission (U.G.C.) at University Staff College, BHU.
2008 : “Orientation Course - 49” (4 weeks) for teachers by University Grants Commission (U.G.C.) at University Staff College, BHU.
2014 : CE & QIP Course - Continuing Education & Quality Improvement Programme ‘ExpoInfo Design - Exposure to Information Design workshop’ by IDC- Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay from 20th to 22nd November 2014
: CE & QIP Course - Continuing Education & Quality Improvement Programme ‘ExpoPDi - Exposure to Product Design and Innovation workshop’ by IDC- Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay from 25th to 27th September, 2014
: CE & QIP Course - Continuing Education & Quality Improvement Programme
‘ExpoCD - Exposure to Communication Design workshop’ by IDC- Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay from 21st to 23rd Aug.’ 14
2012 : Short Term Course on ‘Graphic Design’ held at IIT Guwahati, by Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati from 6th to 10th February 2012
2008 : ’Human Values and Skills for Academic Excellence for University and College Teacher’ by Malaviya Centre for Ethics & Human Values at BHU from 18thto 24th August 2008
2014 : International online course on ‘Making Sense of Social Impact: Acumen’s Building Blocks for Impact Analysis’ by + Acumen, New York, USA from 4 weeks (12th May to 11th June, 2014)
2014 : International online course on ‘Human - Centered Design for Social Innovation’ by + Acumen and IDEO.ORG, New York, USA from 7weeks (2nd April to 20th May 2014)
2009 : “34th Film Appreciation Course” (4 weeks) for Professionals/ Academicians/ Students at National Film Archive of India and Film &Television institute of India, Pune.
2008 : In-depth study course on ‘Art of Khajuraho’ at Jnana Pravaha- Centre for Cultural Studies, Varanasi from 6th to 12th November 2008
6 year 4 months
1997 : Research Scholar in Department of Applied Arts, FoVA, BHU. Conducted an in- depth research on “Advertising Merchandising Programme” and documented it in the form of a thesis from 1997-2003.
Total experience 15 year 9 months and 28 Days as on September, 2020
Professional service (1 year 5 month 1 day) and Teaching (14 year 4 months 59 Days) Academics
2007 : Assistant professor in Department of Applied Arts, Faculty of Visual till date Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P. From 2nd November 2007 to Present
2011 : Promoted as an Assistant Professor (Stage II) on 2nd November, 2011
2016 : Promotion due as an Assistant Professor (Stage III) on 2nd November, 2016
2019 : Promotion due as an Assistant Professor (Stage IV) on 2nd November, 2019
COURSES TEACHING IN BHU :
Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) as Semester (VIII Semester from 2010) and Taught Year base System (from 2007 to 2012); Foundation -Typography, Basic & Creative Lettering, Design Reproduction, Graphic Design, Photography; Specialization - Press Advertisements (Newspaper & Magazine Advertisements) Poster Design, Stationery Design, Design Reproduction, Photography, Graphic Design & Communication Design, Calligraphy, Creative Calligraphy, Story Boarding for TV Commercials, Direct Mail, Point of Purchase Advertising and Material & Methods for 1st to 8th Semester etc.; Master in Fine Arts (MFA - IV Semester) as Major Supervisor of more than 60 students under Project based assignments with Dissertation. (Details of the works given in page no. 25-28); Ph. D. in Applied Arts as Major Supervisor of 7 Research Scholars (Three Ph. D. Awarded, One pre submission and three are running) from September 2009. (Details of the works given in page no. 30). Ph.D. Course work in 2016-17 and 2018-19
Supervisor of Fulbright Scholar Augustina Droze 2016-17 for two Mural Projects
Taught Ph. D. Course Work for Applied Arts 2018-19
Taught Ph. D. Course Work for Applied Arts 2015-19
Taught one year Self Finance Course in Advertising Design from 2008 -2012
2020 : SPOC Member for BHU in Smart India Hackathon Software & Hardware Edition.
2020 : Nodal Officer for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement from BHU.
2019-20 : Faculty Coordinator, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) from Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU.
2019-20 : Departmental Coordinator, Departmental Quality Assurance Cell from Department of Applied Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU.
2019 : Nodal Officer for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement from BHU.
2019 : SPOC Member with Prof. S. Shrikrishna for BHU in Smart India Hackathon Software & Hardware Edition.
2019 : Mentor in Smart India Hackathon Grand Finale Hardware Edition held in IIT Indore and team has secure 1st position.
2019 : Core Committee Member for Publicity and Printing Works in Smart Indian Hackathon Grand Finale Software Edition held in BHU.
2018 : Core Committee Member for Publicity and Printing Works in Smart Indian Hackathon Grand Finale Software Edition held in BHU.
2019 : Coordinator, Design Innovation Centre, BHU (from 2015 to till date)
2019 : Principal Investigator, SPARC- Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration, MHRD 2019-21
2019 : Principal Investigator, IMPRESS Indian Council of Social Science Research, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India 2019-21
2019 : Principal Investigator, PMMMNMTT Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching, MHRD, Govt. of India
2020 : Convener, MHRD Innovation Cell “Institutions Innovation Council” BHU 2018-20
2016-19 : Coordinator- Virtual Photography exchange programme from Photography Department at Plymouth College of Art, UK.
2013 : Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Indian Scholars in USA at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD under Singh-Obama 21st century knowledge initiative from University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India in February, 2013 (1stAugust 2013 to 31stJanuary 2014).
2011-13 : Honorary Research Associate for two Major Projects
1. Visual Identity of Bhojpuri Study Center and
2. Digital Library at Bhojpuri Study Center, Faculty of Arts, BHU, Varanasi from
February, 2011 to February, 2013
2010 : Visiting Scholar, Asian Studies Program and Department of Visual Studies, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA from 5th January to 31stMay
Course Taught- Asian Studies Programme - Indian Culture through Varanasi (The Holy City); Department of Visual Studies – Indian Advertising (Historical to Present Aspects in Print & Electronic Medium)
2007 : Lecturer (Regular) in Commercial Art, University College, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra from 28th July - 31st October 2007
Course Taught-B. A. Students – Commercial Art
2004-07 : Assistant Professor(C) in Applied Art, Government College of Art (Panjab University) Chandigarh from 2nd December 2004 to 27th July 2007
Course Taught - Master in Fine Arts (MFA)- Major Supervisor of 10 students for Project/ Dissertation based assignments including Practical and Technical Theory regular classes.
2003 : Advertising Agency Branch Head - Chandigarh of Lucknow (India) based INS accredited advertising agency M/s, Approach Advertising & Exhibiters Pvt. Ltd. from July 2003 to November 2004 Clients within the area of Chandigarh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir’s major districts included: TVS Motor Company Ltd., Maruti Udyog Ltd., Hindustan Motors Ltd., IGO Marketing (A division of ONIDA TV), Joshi auto Zone (Maruti Dealership).
Design work included range of services as with my freelance advertising design from 2005 to 2007, managed by myself without any staff support and only with vendors’ input. This included the following design, production and management services : Identity and brand development for Designed advertising promoting products produced by these clients. Victor Miles & Smiles Campaign, Fiero, Fiero - II, Scooty, Diwalii Celebration offers, Scratch Cards Schemes etc. of TVS Motor Co. Ltd., Maruti 800, Omni, Zen, Esteem of Maruti Udyog Ltd., Diwali celebration offers for IGO TV products
Web and Mobile Application development; Modern Office Management & Secretarial Practices; Fashion Design & Event Management and Applied Arts, Animation at BHU and Gwalior.
2019 : Six Month Certificate course in Design Innovation at Design Innovation Center,
Department of Applied Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU
2019 : Two Months Certificate Course of Interactive Web and Mobile Application
development at Design Innovation Center, Department of Applied Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU
2019 : Board of studies member for the subject Modern Office Management & Secretarial Practices in Deen Dayal Upadhya Kaushal Kendra, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkacha, Mirzapur, UP
2019 : Board of studies member for the subject Fashion Design & Event Management in Deen Dayal Upadhya Kaushal Kendra, Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkacha, Mirzapur, UP
2011 : Board of Studiesmembers at Raja Man Singh Tomar Music & Arts University, Gwalior, M. P. for follwing courses :
1. BFA Applied Arts 4 year Degree Course
2. B. A. and B. A. (Hons.) Applied Arts
3. MFA Applied Arts 2 year Degree course
4. One Year Certificate Course in Applied Arts
5. Advance Diploma and Diploma in Applied Arts
6. BFA in Animation
2010 : Board of Studies members for the subject Applied Arts in UG - BFA; PG-MFA and Ph. D. in the Department of Applied Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, BHU