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Visionary Leaders of Anant

The University is led by industry stalwarts, philanthropists, eminent academicians and professionals renowned in their field.
The leadership team is dedicated to realising the University’s vision of making Anant one of the
leading institutions in the field of design.

  • UNIVERSITY LEADERS
  • GOVERNING BODY
  • BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
  • Dr Anunaya Chaubey
    Provost;
    Director, Anant Fellowship;
    Ph.D. in English Literature, Patna University;
    Salzburg Global Fellow
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  • Dr Amareswar Galla
    Professor and Director,ICICL;
    Ph.D., Australian National University;
    UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Museums & Sustainable Heritage Development;
    Salzburg Global Fellow
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  • Amitabh Pandey
    Professor and Head, Communication Design;
    Master's in Communication Design,
    NID Ahmedabad
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  • Dr Ashima Sood
    Associate Professor and Co-Director, CUCE; Ph.D. in Economics,
    Cornell University
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  • Bhaskar Bhatt
    Associate Professor and Director, School of Design;
    M.Des. in Industrial Design,
    National Institute of Design
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  • Dr Dhara Thakore
    Centre Head, Aarambh Incubation Centre
    Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi
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  • Dr Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar
    Associate Professor;
    Ph.D., Oxford Brookes University (UK) /UTM Mauritius
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  • Jasmine Gohil
    Professor and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs;
    Master's in Urban Planning,
    Bhaikaka Center for Human Settlement, APIED
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  • Milind Chitale
    Associate Professor and Director, Makerspace;
    M.Des. in Industrial Design,
    Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay
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  • Dr Miniya Chatterji
    Founding Director, Anant School for Climate Action;
    CEO, Sustain Labs Paris;

    Ph.D., SciencesPo
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  • Risha Roy
    Assistant Professor and Lead, Sustainable Fashion and Textile Design;
    M.Des. in Textile Design,
    National Institute of Design
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  • Snehal Nagarsheth
    Professor and Dean, School of Architecture;
    Master of Urban Design,
    CEPT University
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  • Sharmila Sagara
    Associate Professor;
    Master's in Sculpture,
    Maharaja Sayajirao University
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  • Dr Subhalaxmi Mohapatra
    Associate Professor & Co-Director, CUCE;
    Ph.D. in Health Economics,
    Utkal University, Orissa
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  • Syed Tauseef Hussain
    Senior Manager, IT View profile
  • Vijayendra Singh Sekhon
    Associate Professor and Lead, Interaction Design;
    Masters of Professional Studies - Interactive Telecommunications Program,
    Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
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  • Yuvarajsinh Zala
    Chief Finance and Accounts Officer,
    Head, HR and Administration;
    FCA, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
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