Pradyumna Vyas did his master’s in Industrial Design
from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
He has over 27 years of professional and teaching
experience in different spheres of design. Since the last
22 years he has been a faculty in the Industrial Design
discipline at NID and has a special interest in design
for social and sustainable development intervention
for SMEs and crafts. He took charge as the director of
the institute from April 2009. Pradyumna has two years
experience in Product Design in Bombay and 3 years
overseas experience at the Kilkenny Design Centre,
Republic of Ireland.
He has coordinated major design promotion events
in India and represented NID in various international
and national events including the ICSID (International
Council of Societies of Industrial Design) congress in
Taiwan, Korea, Germany, Denmark, USA, and Singapore.
He also represented NID in the Asia Design Network,
Japan. He has been elected as an ICSID Executive Board
Member for 2009–11.
In pursuance of the National Design Policy approved by
the Cabinet in February 2007, an India Design Council
was constituted in March 2009 and Pradyumna has
been nominated as its Member Secretary by the Ministry
of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
In June 2010, he was conferred with an honorary
Master of Arts from the University for the Creative Arts
in Farnham, United Kingdom in recognition of his many
contributions to design education and promotion.
In July 2011, he was given the award for outstanding
contribution to Design Education at the second Asia’s
Best B School Award at Singapore.