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WE ARE, Gurumantra, a launch pad from where aspiring designers take a leap towards the world of Design, Architecture and Fashion.

WE TRAIN, the aspiring designer in you to venture into prestigious design schools such as NID, IDC, IIT, SID, Srishti, PEARL, NIFT , NATA, CEED and many more.

WE CRAFT, your roadmap towards successful career in design.

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Mentors:

On your path to a career in design, you will be guided by our expert mentors who have more than 30 years of designing career and experience between them.

MentorsKiran Sabnis

Kiran Sabnis holds Post-Graduate Degree in Product Design from Industrial Design Center, IIT Bombay (PD Batch 91-93).

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He has over 20+ years of rich experience in the domain of Product Design, Communication Design, Software User Experience Design, Strategic Design Management and Design Consulting.

He has got wealth of experience in driving Strategic Design and Innovation in top MNCs. He was instrumental in conceptualizing, developing, institutionalizing and maturing UX Design practice across the global organizations.

Before joining the corporate world, Kiran worked in variety of consulting roles as a Product Designer and UX Consultant. He effectively collaborated with small and medium scale industries as well as global players to deliver end-to-end solutions in Product Design.

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 Subhashini Baghel

Subhashini Baghel has graduated from SOFT, Pune with the degree of Bachelors of Design in 2014.

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Subhashini launched her pret a porter label, named Subhashini Baghel in 2015. Throughout her university course, she undertook a wide variety of work experiences from working with renowned fashion designers such as Rahul Mishra, James Ferierra to working for Miss India contests and various fashion photographers in Pune as a fashion stylist. Subhashini is a freelance fashion designer and fashion stylist.

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Amit Inamdar

Amit Inamdar holds M.Sc. in Product Design and Management from University of Liverpool, and B.E. Mechanical Degree from VIT, Pune

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Product Realization Consultant, Educator and Social Entrepreneur. Amit is a motivated designer with the ambition to make ideas into reality. Along with being a qualified Mechanical Engineer, he holds a Masters in Product Design and Management from UK. Amit has rich experience of over a decade working on various projects in Engineering, Product Design, Transportation Design and Medical Product Design with clients in India and abroad.
Amit aims to bridge the gap between Design and Engineering. Using his experience and knowledge he helps designers to understand the engineering constraints to allow them to create ideas which are not just inspiring but are market ready. He also has extensive experience in 3D CAD modeling and enjoys working 3D printing technologies.
Amit has substantial experience as an educator and trainer in the different design schools and companies, where he has been mentoring young designers and managers in subjects like Design & Innovation techniques, Design thinking, Product Design & Development, Design Management , Materials and Processes for design to name a few.
He also has great passion for sustainable product development and has been consulting numerous companies to help them reduce their carbon footprint. His own national award winning venture called ‘PlusONE Initiative’ works in up-cycling of non-recyclable material. PlusOne is giving a new lease on life for a discarded material, while making a colorful impact on the society and the planet for a better tomorrow
Outside design, Amit is a wildlife enthusiast and has great passion for outdoor sports like trekking, climbing and hiking. On weekends, he loves to take his bike and explore different places, meeting new people and understand different cultures.

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Prasanna Joshi

Prasanna Joshi is the Founder Director of CADCAMGURU Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading organization in the field of CAD & CAE training

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He is an Electronics & Telecom Engineer with Gold medal from COEP. He is also an MBA from in Finance (First Class with Distinction) from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management. He believes in providing value added education to satisfy the changing needs of industry.His specialties includes course designing, pedagogy, teaching, student counseling, industry interaction.

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Taral Kulkarni

Taral Kulkarni holds Post-Graduate Degree in Software and User Interface Design from National Institute of Design (NID).

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He has over 12 years of industry experience. Roles performed are User experience designer, information architect, interaction designer, interaction design manager with expertise in leading and delivering user experience projects for various domains like telecom, mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, social networking, education and e-learning.

In Taral’s words Design is to bring change, improve the quality of life. Designers have a responsibility to craft experiences that will take us to something new, something delightful, something memorable. After all, design’s purpose is to build relationships.

He always kept these thoughts in his mind for his design projects – be it a mobile app, web app or physical products. He draws inspiration from users, technology, promotions and business needs – these things help him balance his view on how a product should be.

On your path to a career in design, you will be guided by our expert mentors who have more than 30 years of designing career and experience between them.
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