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Highly experienced and immensely knowledgeable individuals from around the globe compose the the AnantU team of faculty members.

J G Sevak

Principal, School of Design
B.Des, CEPT University; M.Des NID, Ahmedabad
Over 40 years of cumulative experience of teaching at NID, Design Development Academy, United World Institute of Design,Government projects and consulting

Ashima Banker

Vice Principal
B. Arch-TVBSHS, Delhi; PG in Urban & Regional Planning- CEPT University
10 years of teaching experience at CEPT University & Anant and 6+ years of professional work
experience at NID Ahmedabad and CRDF, CEPT University & Planners Inc. Ahmedabad.

Jasmine Gohil

Vice Principal
B. Arch, M. Urban Planning- D.C. Patel School of Architecture, VV Nagar
17 years of professional experience including teaching at Indus & SVIT and as a practicing architect

Chaitali Sheth

Vice Principal
B.Des. & M.Des- CEPT University, Ahmedabad
5 years of teaching experience at Anant & other Institutions and 7 years of industry experience of working on various residential and commercial projects

Jayant Gunjaria

Visiting faculty
B.Arch from M.S. University Baroda
More than 45 years of experience of profession work with HCP Design and teaching

Anil Khale

Visiting Faculty
B.Arch Sir J J School of Architecture
40+ years of experience of teaching and practise with Vastushilpa and other organizations

Vikram Pandya

Design Chair
B.Arch from M.S. University Baroda
45+ years of experience of teaching at NID Ahmedabad, North Gujarat University and Anant & Professional practise as Vikram Pandya & Associates

Rodolphe el-Khoury

Visiting Faculty
Dean, School of Architecture, University of Miami
PhD, Princeton University
Over 35 years of experience as a practitioner and professor at international firms and universities

James Mathews
James Mathews

Visiting Faculty
Founder, ElevateX
B.S, University of North Texas
10+ years of experience in the world of business and architecture

Michel Danino
Michel Danino

Visiting Faculty
Historian, Padma Shri Awardee
More than 38 years of experience in academia and also a guest professor at IIT Gandhinagar

Jockin Aruputham
Jockin Aruputham

Visiting Faculty
Founder, Slum Dwellers Association
PhD, KIIT University
Over 40 years of experience in upliftment of slums and shanty towns to urban spaces

Steffen Lehmann

Visiting Faculty
Professor, University of Portsmouth
PhD TU-Berlin
25+ years of academic experience as a professor in international universities

Miniya Chatterji

Visiting Faculty
Founder and CEO of Sustain Labs Paris, and former Chief Sustainability Officer at the Jindal Steel and Power Group of Companies

Aditya Patel

B. Arch, from D C Patel School of architecture, VV Nagar. 2 years of professional experience in architecture and furniture design

Maharishi Thula

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture B.Arch, SVIT Vasad; M.Arch (Sustainable Architecture), CEPT Ahmedabad

Neha Nair

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture B.Arch, APIED; M.Arch (theory and design), CEPT University

Shreya Parikh

B.Arch, Vadodara Design Academy; M.Plan, HNGU

Himali Upadhyay

Assistant professor, School of Architecture B. Arch, APIED; M. Urban Planning, BCHS

Bhavi Jasani

Visiting faculty, School of Architecture Bachelor of interior designing, A.P.I.E.D

Ar. Suhas Suresh Toshniwal

B. Arch, Pune University; M. Arch (Sustainable Architecture), Bharti Vidyapeeth University

Ar. Bhavik Mehta

B.Arch, APIED; M.Tech (Climate change and Sustainable Development), CEPT

Dhara Dave

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture), M.S. University, Vadodara Masters of Visual Art (Art History and Aesthetics), M.S. University, Vadodara 7+ years teaching experience in Fine Arts and Architecture education institutes and 8 years’ experience as freelance artist and writer. Worked at Department of Fine Arts, VNSGU, Surat. CVM college of Fine Arts, Vallabh Vidhyanagar. GSMA, Himmatnagar.