Prof. Dhimant Panchal

Mentor from MITID

Dhimant Panchal is a senior designer with over 35 years of experience in academics, industry, and consulting. He is an alumnus of the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad and graduated in 1980, with Industrial Design stream and Product Design discipline.

He has worked in diverse capacities at premier institutions, like National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad, School of Interior Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Gandhinagar, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Pakistan and MIT Institute of Design (MIT-ID), Pune. His past academic assignments include, Coordinator of Foundation Program at NID, Coordinator for Fashion and Life Style Accessory Design Program at NIFT, and Director of MIT-ID. He has also worked with industry as Chief Design Advisor at Karp Impex and Jyoti CNC Automation Ltd., and Design Director at Solsons Exim.

He has extensive professional experience as a Design Consultant, in verticals ranging from home appliances, eye wear and jewellery, bio-medical engineering, CNC automation and tooling, memento and trophy designs. He has also worked on self-initiated assignments of designing products for the bio-medical, prosthetic, differently abled individuals, and cerebrally palsied children. A hard-core designer, his focus and interest spans across Product Design, Exhibition Design, and Corporate Identity. With an expertise in developing design pedagogy in areas of Industrial Design and Fashion and Lifestyle Accessory Design, he has crafted academic programs, which includes Design Foundation Programs and various courses at basic as well as at advanced levels. Dhimant is currently working as Professor Emeritus and Pro-Chancellor of Avantika University, Ujjain.