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Faculty & partners of the India Studio

Hélène Thébault

International Design Strategy India Campus MDes program Head of Studies



Faculty Members

Hélène Thébault - Head of Studies India Studio

Debasish Borah – Methodology and  thesis monitoring (March Theory & Design, CEPT University Ahmedabad)

Mudita Pasari – Design research (MA Design Education, Rhode Island School of Design, New York, USA)

Pratyosh Gogoi – English (MPhil English, University of Delhi)

Lakhima Deori – Hindi (PhD Languages (Hindi), Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi)

Monish Kumar – Innovation (Principal at Ant Studio, MArch Institute for Advance Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelone

Binil Mohan – Transcultural Design Workshop (Lead – Craft Incubator and Ecosystem Development at IICD – Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, Jaipur)

Marion Jhunja - Dissertation referent


Guest Lecturers

Prof M P Ranjan - Design Thinker & Pedagogy Guru, ex NID, now CEPT Ahmedabad

Prof Dieter Georg Herbst  -International Branding expert

Mr Ramsey Ford - D-Impact Founder, USA

Mr Arvind Lodaya - Designer, Design Consultant and Teacher

Mr Janak Mistry - Srishti School of Art Design & Technolgy

Swati Janu - Community Architect, M. Sc. Sustainable Urban Development, Dept. of Continuing Education, University Of Oxford, UK

Shradha Jain – Board Game Instructor, Founder at Studio Clock Works, MDes Film & Video Communication Design, National Institute of Design (NID

Shiraz Hussain – Artist, Poet, Illustrator, MFA Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi

 Further reading



Business partners in India

The curriculum of the International Design Strategy India Studio MDes program is based on a strong relation with business and industries, through collaborative projects, internships and involvement of professional designers and lecturers from the most prestigious Indian and international companies and design studios.

Our industry partners in India - both local and international companies, but also 3rd sector organizations - which supply us with applied projects, staff, and jurors. With their help, we can often offer contacts for internships, and we schedule regular live projects with them. During the live projects, students usually work in teams, solving design problems stemming directly from an applied context, which means their work often sees realization.

The companies are covering all disciplines from product design to interior, graphic, and interaction design. Input from staff and industry-sourced advisors adds an element of guidance that regular industry projects do not benefit from, and define the added value of these projects for our industry partners, and for our students.

During the second half of the academic year, the companies take on a mentor role, sending project supervisors to discuss diploma project work with students individually, and guest speakers to illuminate various topics pertaining to design. They also provide the school, throughout the year, with qualified jurors who give input and mark the students work.

Our partners

Bande apart, Bang Design, Decathlon, Desmania Design, EFD Induction, Fitch, Embrace, Happy Horizons Consulting, Idiom, Isan Khosla Design, Kuliza, Kenwood, Lotus, Lumiplan, Mojo, Poorna Kalsha, Restore, Samsung, Sangaru Design Studio, Studio abd, Tata Elxsi, Tycka, Vihara Innovation Network, CKS Consulting, Farside Collective, Loco Design, TIFA Working Studios, Cotton Rack, Prithivi Group, Studio Clock Works, Beard Design, LOCO Designs, Mojo Designs (Runna Ray), Veekas Studio, Wolfkraft, Raw Mango, Earth5R, Gudgudee, Yellow Slice, Ant Studio.


Hélène Thébault
India Studio Head of Studies
Mobile : +91 9998498551
Skype : helene.thebault