Dr Akash Gaur

Assistant Professor and Lead, Moving Image
PhD, Gujarat Law Society University

Akash Gaur, an Assistant Professor and Head of the Centre for Moving Image, has a multidimensional academic and professional background with a keen interest in design education and the educational models for the middle stage as prescribed by the National Education Policy 2020. His PhD topic delves into the intricacies of education through his PhD pursuit titled ‘A Model for Teaching Proverbs in School Education: Considering Middle Stage of NEP-2020.’


Akash has been actively engaged in research writing and film research centered around crafts, textiles, and architectural spaces throughout India. One of his funded projects includes a critically acclaimed film on Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur and Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad.


At Anant National University, Akash serves as an administrator, overseeing the Centre for Moving Image while facilitating Foundation courses, film-related studies, and research-based live projects. He also shares his expertise with other prestigious universities in related domains through regular visits.


Akash started his academic journey with Fine Arts, specialising in sculpture in 2000. Later, he ventured into Film and Video Communication at the National Institute of Design. He has also been part of short-term professional programs at renowned institutions in India and abroad, exploring different domains like Museum Studies, Music, Sociology, and Design Education. Akash continues to train in design thinking at Pennsylvania University, further enhancing his pedagogical prowess.


Before joining Anant, Akash gained a decade of experience at the university level, including seven years in Design Education. He began his career with a creative house in Goa and later at a national daily in Jaipur. He also founded a private limited company that served clients like Coca-Cola, Airtel, Nokia, Vodafone, RIICO, FICCI, and CII.


Beyond academia, Akash is a versatile multi-instrumentalist proficient in guitar, Bhapang, Morchang, and Khartal. He is also passionate about analogue photography, personally developing his captured images. He is dedicated to preserving traditional Rajasthani recipes and embracing conventional methods to create authentic Rajasthani delicacies.