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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.

Our 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.

Kiran-SabnisKiran Sabnis
Founder & Principal Mentor

M.Des (Product Design), IDC, IIT Bombay Topics of Interest – Product Design, Industrial Design, UI & UX Design

Prasanna Joshi
Founder & Director

B.E. (Electronics), MBA (Finance), Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Founder of CADCAMGURU

amit-inamdarAmit Inamdar

M.Sc(Product Design), University of Liverpool, B.E., VIT, Pune, Director at PlusONE Initiative Social Entrepreneur Topics of Interest –
Product Design, Sustainable Design

Anushree Ketkar

Grad. Dip. in Interior Design,BNCA, Pune Interior Designer,Principal Designer at A.Da Space DesignContent Designer at Gurumantra,Topics of Interest -Space, Furniture & Lighting Design

Gunjan-RalhenGunjan Ralhen

Grad. Dip. in Interior Design, BNCA, Pune Freelance Interior Designer Topics of Interest – Art, Interior, Graphic & Product Des

Neha-VarmaNeha Varma

Grad. Dip. in Interior Design,BNCA, Pune Masters in Interior Design, UCA, UK Topics of Interest – Interior Design, Lifestyle Product Design, Sketching, Biomimicry



Amit-ShiroleAmit Shirole

Artist, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya Topics of Interest – Realistic sketching, Fine Art, Study of Human Anatomy in Art

 Mukta Limaye

Dip. in Applied Arts, Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalay PG Dip. in Design for Retail Exp., NID Topics of Interest – Graphic Design, Visual Design, Sketching, Art with Mixed Media

Pranali-ValsangkarPranali Valsangkar
Virtual Mentor

B.E., Thadomal Shahani College of Engg., Mumbai PG Dip. in Information Design, NID Topics of Interest – Information Design, Service Design, UI UX Design

Rajarshi-RayRajarshi Ray
Virtual Mentor

B.Arch, IIEST, Shibpur M.Des., IDC, IIT Bombay Social Entrepreneur Topics of Interest – Product Design, UI UX Design

Our Advisory Committee:


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.


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.

Take the Next Step

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.