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Remembering Sanjeev: Book Launch of “Design Education in India: Values of Socially Responsible Design”

Date: June 15, 2024 (Saturday)

Time: 11:30 AM

Venue: Mini Auditorium 1, Block B, Rajasthan International Center, Jaipur

Jaipur is poised to host an extraordinary gathering of experts in design education and practice for the launch of Dr. Sanjeev Bothra’s seminal book, “Design Education in India: Values of Socially Responsible Design,” published by Routledge, UK. This event not only celebrates Dr. Bothra’s invaluable contributions but also serves as a platform for thought-provoking discussions on the future of design education in India.

Honoring Dr. Sanjeev Bothra

Dr. Sanjeev Bothra, a visionary in the realm of design education, dedicated his life to promoting socially responsible design practices. His book is a culmination of years of research and experience, providing insights into how design can address societal challenges and foster sustainable development. This launch event stands as a tribute to his enduring legacy.

Memorial Lecture by Prof. Ashoke Chatterjee

The highlight of the event will be the Sanjeev Bothra Memorial Lecture, delivered by the eminent Prof. Ashoke Chatterjee. As the former Executive Director of the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, Prof. Chatterjee has been a towering figure in the field. His lecture, titled “Design Education: Fitness for What Purpose,” promises to be an illuminating discourse on the relevance and direction of design education in contemporary society.

Book Release Ceremony

The book release will be officiated by a distinguished panel of experts in design and education:

  • Prof. Aditi Ranjan: A revered textile design teacher, practitioner, and researcher, Prof. Ranjan has spent four decades at NID and co-authored “Handmade in India,” an encyclopaedia of Indian handicrafts.
  • Prof. Himadri Ghosh: Former Dean and Director of Banasthali Institute of Design, Prof. Ghosh has been instrumental in shaping design education frameworks.
  • Prof. Jatin Bhatt: The founding Dean of the School of Design at Ambedkar University, Prof. Bhatt is known for his innovative approaches to design education.
  • Prof. Sangita Shroff: The Dean and Director of the Institute of Design at Nirma University, Prof. Shroff brings a wealth of experience in fostering design thinking.

Nita Mukherjee, the editor of Dr. Bothra’s book, will also be present, adding her unique perspective on the book’s creation and significance.

Participation from Leading Design Institutes

Faculty members from prestigious design institutes across India will attend and contribute to the event’s discussions. These institutes include:

  • Indian Institute of Craft Design
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
  • Pearl Academy of Design
  • Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology
  • JK Lakshmipat University
  • Vivekananda Global University

Their presence underscores the collective commitment to advancing design education in line with Dr. Bothra’s vision.

Organized by Family and Friends

The event is lovingly organized by Dr. Bothra’s family and friends, reflecting the deep personal and professional impact he had on those around him. This day-long celebration is a testament to his lasting influence on the design community and beyond.

For more information or to arrange interviews with any of the experts, please contact Geetanjali Kasliwal at

Join us in remembering Sanjeev and exploring the future of socially responsible design education in India.

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