School of Arts & Design

Ranked among the top design colleges in Hyderabad, The School of Arts & Design at Woxsen University aspires to be a world-class institute that transcends the conventional curriculum strategized in its content delivery in a truly heterodox, even iconoclastic fashion. Located in a sprawling 200-acre campus in Hyderabad, the school’s programs feature among the top design courses in Hyderabad and Telangana and its world-class infrastructure enables quality education and provides spaces to enhance creative thinking and collaboration.

Students at the School of Arts and Design at Woxsen are trained to be successful design practitioners with distinct organizational, economic, market, social awareness, and research skills. The school's contemporary programs align with industry trends and are constantly updated with in-depth practice and learning for domain expertise which makes it one of the best design colleges in Hyderabad.

Objectives

Woxsen University School of Arts & Design consistently ranks among the top design school in Hyderabad and aims to achieve international teaching and research excellence standards in educating artists, designers, and related practitioners.

  • Provide academic excellence across UG, PG and Ph.D.
  • Deliver a unique pedagogy backed by differentiated and applied learning
  • Facilitate global exposure
  • Foster industry connect
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  • Industry Endorsed Curriculum
  • Industry Experts as Faculty
  • International Student Exchange
  • State-of-the-art Design Labs
  • Placements and Internship Support

 

Choose What Works for YoU

The curricula at the School of Arts & Design, Woxsen University, aim to bring in a fresh perspective and a global outlook on design ideas and executions. The overall structure of the design programs is a combination of skill development and enhancement, with design projects and field experiences duly supported by an appropriate proportion of theoretical lectures.

The Bachelor of Design (Hons.) program is ranked among the top design courses in Telangana and Hyderabad and is meant to develop students' knowledge, skills, abilities, and aptitude to become creative problem solvers, while the Ph.D. program provides a robust platform to enhance in-depth research & domain expertise.

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World-class FacUlty

Woxsen’s illustrious faculty comprises of some of the most renowned scholars and experts from world’s leading global institutions.

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Dr. Adity Saxena
Dean - School of Arts & Design

Catherine Harper Professor of Design

Education:

Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Amity University

Specialisation:

Mass Communication

Research:

Storytelling, Developmental Communication, Design Thinking

Memberships:

CAA, ADI and DRC

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Prof. Sanjay Guria
Assistant Dean - Ethics, Responsibility & Sustainability

Education:

Ph.D. (Pursuing), Cornell University
M.Sc in Human Factors, Loughborough University

Specialisation:

Functional Apparel Design
Ergonomics/Human Factors in Design

Research:

Design, performance, and evaluation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Memberships:

Human Factors and Ergonomic Society (HFES)

Courses Taught:

Ergonomics and Anthropometry, Ergonomics for Furniture Design, Human Centered Design, Social Immersion, Design Process

Publications:

1. Kar, G., Peditto, K, S., Guria, S., Moon, D., Stohler, J., Callan, J, R., Li, M., Fronsman, A, E., Lee, S, H., Cackett, M, A., & Hedge, A. (2017, October). Effects of active sitting chairs on short-duration computer task performance, postural risks, perceived pain, comfort, and fatigue. In Proceedings of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2017, Austin, TX. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931213601590

2. Kar, G., Guria, S., Peditto, K, S., Moon, D., Stohler, J., Callan, J, R., Li, M., Fronsman, A, E., Lee, S, H., Cackett, M, A., & Hedge, A. (2017, October). Effects of active versus static standing on short-duration computer task performance, postural risks, perceived pain, comfort, and fatigue. In Proceedings of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2017, Austin, TX. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931213601591

3. Preliminary Investigation of Bikram Yoga Apparel for Improved Mobility and Comfort. Guria, S., Doty, K., Li, M., Black, E., Chandler, A., Park, H., and Green, D. Poster presented at International Textile and Apparel Association conference, St. Petersburg, Florida (Nov 14-18, 2017).
 

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Dr. Sadhna
Margaret Bishop Prof. of Strategic Design

Assistant professor

Education:

M.Sc, Ph.D. Clothing and Textile, Banasthali Vidyapith-Rajasthan

Specialisation:

Textile Science

Research:

Natural Fiber, Natural Colorants, Material Testing, Clothing , Mechanical Properties, Product Development

Courses Taught:

Textile Science, Introduction to Textile (fibre to yarn), Fabric Structure, Textile Testing, Apparel  Quality Control

Publications:

1. Climate Action Through Eco-Friendly Textiles-Springer Nature · 2024.  
2. Study of moisture management properties of tri-layer knitted fabrics made from hollow polyester, bamboo, spun polyester and polypropylene- Polymer Bulletin/Springer Nature · Jun 2, 2023.
3. Impact of stitch density on tactile comfort properties of seams
 Impact of stitch density on tactile comfort properties of seams
 AATCC Journal of Research/Sage Journals · Nov 10, 2022                          

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Murali V Kesaboina
Assistant Professor

Education:

M.F.A., Hyderabad Central University
B.F.A., Andhra University

Specialisation:

Painting

Research:

Kalamkari Artform

Courses Taught:

Design Drawing, Design Fundamentals, History of Design, Introduction to Software, Material Exploration

Publications:

1.Life story of Kondapalli Artisans, Impact of Covid-19 in the Lives of Kondapalli Artisans
Caraiveti, UGC listed, ISSN NUMBER 2456-9690

2.ASSESSING THE SCOPE OF DIGITAL RESOURCE INTERVENTION IN THE UPLIFTMENT OF HANDICRAFTS IN INDIA
Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, Scopus, DOI: 10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S09.1186

3.PRESERVING TRADITION: SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES IN KALAMKARI ART WITH NATURAL DYES
 MEDIA, CULTURE AND SOCIETY , Scopus, (Accepted for Publishing) ISSN NUMBER 1460-3675

 

 

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Anthima Ram
Assistant Professor

Education:

B.Des, Knitwear Design, NIFT, Chennai
M.Des, Apparel Design, NID, Gandhinaga

Specialisation:

Fashion & Apparel Design

Research:

Biofabrics, Design for Dignity, Unconventional Fashion

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Ashwini Kalyani
Assistant Professor

Education:

B.F.A. & M.F.A., Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai, Conservation of Art Objects, NRLC Lucknow (Ministry of Culture)

Specialisation:

Fine Arts - Print Making

Research:

Art - Print Making, Art - Education & Sustainability, Art - Print Making in Education in Social Contest

Courses Taught:

Drawing, Design Drawing, Fundamentals of Design, History of Design, Printing Techniques 

Publications:

1. "Conservation of Miniature Painting - A Case Study" Journal Caraiveti Volume V Issue (Jan - June 2022)

2. “Cognizing Non-Toxic Practices In The Print Processes: A Study of Varanasi” -  [ShodhKosh] New Issue Published: Volume 2, Issue 1, Special Edition 2021: Paper Id: ShodhKosh_363 UGC-CARE Listed Journal


 
 

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Ashish Kumar Yadav
Assistant Professor

Education:

Ph.D. in Design (Pursuing), IIT, Guwahati, M.Des, IIT, Guwahati, Bachelor of Fine arts, Allahabad University

Specialisation:

Design, Visual Arts, Photography & Textile

Research:

Carpet industry, Indigenous Crafts and Village Surrounding & Sustainable Textile Industry.

Courses Taught:

Fiber to textile, Layout Design, Design Managment,Game Design, Design Project   

Publications:

D. Plate Design for Bicycle: An Approach from Aesthetic and Ergonomics Perspective
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4980-4_29

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Haritha Ponapalli
Assistant Professor

Education:

B.Arch, Master's in Urban & Regional Planning, JNAFAU

Specialisation:

Urban & Regional Planning

Research:

Climate Resilient Architecture

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Deepak Panda
Assistant Professor

Education:

Master's in Design,
National Institute of Design,
Bachelor of Visual Art,
BK College of Art & Crafts

Specialisation:

Photography Design

Courses Taught:

Drawing and Illustration, Graphic Design, Branding Identity, Packaging, Photography

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Santosh Kocherlakota
Assistant Professor

Education:

M.Des, National Institute of Design
Master's in Industrial & Product Design, Brno University of Technology

Specialisation:

Design Thinking Universal Design Product Design

Research:

Aesthetics

Courses Taught:

Product Engineering Drawing, Form Studies, Multiple Design Projects, Human Centered Design, Biomimicry, Design Entreprenuership

Publications:

1. WO2019030778A1-Electric wheelchair assembly adapted for being manoeuvered through undulated terrain

2. ISSN 2581-9410 Earthen Tunes the Vision on  Global INcH  2202341056360 A- an appartus for performing agricultural operations

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Vishakha Rao
Assistant Professor

Education:

MA in Yogic Science, B. Des in Fashion Communication

Specialisation:

Communication, Graphics, Illustration, Yogic Science, Art Therapy  & Holistic Healing.

Courses Taught:

Fashion Illustration, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Styling & Photography, Publication Design

Publications:

1. Women behind wheels exploring the clay pottery from thiruchigadi, nilgiris, tamil nāduwomen behind wheels exploring the clay pottery from thiruchigadi, nilgiris, tamil nādu
ShodhKosh: Journal of Visual and Performing Arts
(The research shows these women's strong sense of individuality, strong spirit, added contribution to the cultural skillset and a contribution towards retaining a thriving craft legacy by examining the socioeconomic dynamics and obstacles they encounter.)

2. Therapeutic Yogic Techniques for Improving Sleep Quality Among YouthTherapeutic Yogic Techniques for Improving Sleep Quality Among Youth
International Journal Of Novel Research And Development 
(This research “Therapeutic Yogic Techniques for Improving Sleep Quality Among Youth” studies the facts and details of why sleep matters within this particular age group, how it effects on longer term health consequences and also discusses the yogic practices that can be incorporated in daily lives to reduce these consequences and improve sleep cycle of younger masses. )

3. Illustrated Samadhi Pada - The Science of Unlearning
Devotees of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ashram (Art of Living Foundation)
( Yoga is commonplace, Yogis are rare. Patanjali Yoga Sutras, which reveal the path of Ashtanga Yoga, is the most authoritative text on the science of Yoga. It has 4 sections, of which the first is SAMADHI PADA. Samadhi means meditation. When the commentary absorbed by the intellect is coupled with sitting silently in Meditation, the Chitta and Self are illumined, and lost lasting peace and love can get established in life. This book is an illustrated exposition of the enlightening verses of SAMADHI PADA. From the very profound journal of Yoga Darshana – Yoga Sutras of Patanjali). The text includes original Sanskrit sutras with a Latin transliteration and in-depth English commentary.)
 

 

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Pratheek P Ashok
Assistant Professor

Education:

M.Des, National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad). Industrial Design, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Stockholm, Sweden)

Specialisation:

Industrial Design / Transportation and Automobile Design

Research:

Industrial Design / Transportation and Automobile Design

Courses Taught:

Design Project, Human Centered Design, Form studies, Design software, Product Engineering drawing

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Rajesh Kumar
Assistant Professor

Education:

MFM, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
B.Des (Knitwear Design), NIFT, Mumbai

Specialisation:

Apparel Production, Garment construction Pattern, Merchandising, Fashion Marketing

Research:

Sustainability in the Textile and Apparel Industries

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Srutinwita Roy
Assistant Professor

Education:

M.Des, IIT Hyderabad: B.F.A., Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta

Specialisation:

Illustrating in Virtual Reality, Visual Communication,Painting

Courses Taught:

Design Drawing, Fundamentals of Design, Film and Media appreciation, Design Process, Social Immersion

 

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Prof. Sana Raza
Assistant Professor

Education:

Ph.D in Islamic architecture (pursuing) : FOAP (GCA), Dr. APJ kalam Technical University; M.Arch FOAP (GCA), Dr. APJ kalam Technical University; B.Arch : Integral University, Lucknow, UP

Specialisation:

Architectural Design, Theory of design

Research:

Islamic Architecture

Courses Taught:

Interior Design:
Ergonomics and Furniture Design
Furniture Design
Construction and Design
Foundation:
History of Design
Material Exploration

Publications:

1. Ar.Sana Raza, Anita Venaik, Ar. Salman Nasir Khalil .(2023). Unveiling the Impact of AI and ChatGPT on Architectural and Interior Design Studies: A Comprehensive Exploration.Tuijin Jishu/Journal of Propulsion Technology, Vol. 44 No. 3 (2023), ISSN: 1001-4055.

2. Ar. Sana Raza, Dr. Vandana Sehgal. (2023). Heritage walks; Role and deign in Historic cities : A case of Lucknow. Onomázein, (62 (2023): December), 590–613. ISSN: 0718-
5758.

3. Ar. Sana Raza, Ar. Priyanka Rastogi (2023). Exploring local building design methods by
analyzing the community's architectural preferences. Journal of Technology , Volume11 Issue 10, 2023 ,ISSN : 10123407.

 

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Prof. Dipankar Gogoi
Assistant Professor

Education:

Master’s in Design (Industrial Design) - School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal; B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering - Mewar University, Rajasthan

Specialisation:

Product Design, Assistive Device Design, Design Research

Research:

Courses Taught:

Form Study, Form Study 2, Design Project 3, User Experience Design, Product Engineering Drawing

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Prof. Ashutosh Kumar
Assistant Professor

Education:

M.Des - Maharaja Agrasen Himalayan Garhwal University (Fashion Design); M.A. Psychology – Singhania University (Pursuing); B.Des – National Institute of Fashion Technology (Fashion Design);Diploma in Fine Arts – Pracheen Kala Kendra

Specialisation:

Design Conceptualization, Bespoke & Couture, Unconventional Material Sustainability Fashion, Deconstruction & Avant Garde Fashion

Courses Taught:

Pattern Making and Garment Construction, Draping, History of Fashion, Uniform Design, Technical Drawings

 

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Prof. Sreeraghavi Mani
Assistant Professor

Education:

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Textiles; Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, USA; Bachelor of Design (B. Des), Textile Design; National Institute of Fashion Technology, Madhya Pradesh, India

Specialisation:

Print Development, Weave Design, Textile Art, Fabric Origami, Soft Furnishings, Installations & Exhibition Curation.

Research:

Wellbeing and coming out related issues among LGBTIQA+ individuals in India

Courses Taught:

Fashion Design, Introduction to Textiles, History of Fashion Global

Interior Design
Textiles for Interior Design

Foundation
Material Explorations - 1,  Material Explorations - 2

Publications:

Mani, Sreeraghavi. 2015. Phosphorescent Textiles https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358914071_PHOSPHORESCENT_TEXTILES DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.22676.37760

 

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Since its inception in 2014, Woxsen University has established over 120+ partnerships with the world’s leading universities and institutions across 50+ countries. These collaborations help our students and faculty pursue a wide range of international opportunities including student exchange, progressive studies along with teaching and research opportunities.

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