H. Kumar Vyas

Chairman, Education Council at Maharashtra Institute of Technology Institute of Design

Professor Kumar Vyas trained as an industrial designer at Central Saint Martin College of Design in the United Kingdom where he subsequently worked as a professional designer for over five years. In 1962 he joined the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad to start its faculty of Industrial Design. His contributions have included the education kit Design and Environment, a major step toward countrywide awareness and understanding of design. His other publications include Design the Indian Context and Design: the International Movement with Indian Parallel. He is the recipient of the 2011 Sir Misha Black medal for distinguished service to design education, has taught at CEPT University (Ahmedabad), and helped establish the MIT Institute of Design in Pune.