“Deeksharambh: NMIMS Celebrates grand event welcoming the 7th Batch of B.Des (Humanising Technology) Program”

 Mumbai, 5 July 2023 –  SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) School of Design proudly hosted its inaugural ceremony titled “Deeksharambh, on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at the NMIMS Mumbai School of Design. The event marked the inauguration and orientation session for the 7th batch of the B.Des (Humanising Technology) Program (2023-27) as students embarked on their new journey at the university.


Esteemed industrial designer and academic, Dr. Parag K. Vyas, graced the event as the chief guest. With affiliations to Grau Bär Design, IDC School of Design, and National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad, Dr. Vyas has made notable contributions to industrial design, particularly in fine jewelry and manufacturing technology. Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Guruprasad Kuppu Rao, Professor & Dean, NMIMS School of Design, the event felicitated students for their achievements. The Deeksharambh Inauguration included the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest, a parent, an alumni, faculty and dean of the school, which was followed by Saraswati Vandana, and the rendition of the NMIMS Anthem. Distinguished speakers at the Inauguration Session included the Chief Guest, a parent, Our Alumni and the Dean.
Delivering his welcome address, Dr Guruprasad Kuppu Rao, said, ” You have made a wise decision to study at our School of Design, which has a young history of producing the finest design professionals in the industry. Our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to enhance your learning experience and provide you with the tools you need to succeed in the competitive world. We believe in a holistic approach to education and strive to provide you with the resources you need to succeed. As a student of School of Design, NMIMS, you will have access to a wide range of resources that include industry collaborations, internships, guest lectures, and workshops.”
The ceremony was meticulously designed to provide a comprehensive orientation for the students. Through interactive sessions, they had the opportunity to engage with faculty members, administrators, and peers. These sessions facilitated an understanding of the university’s rich heritage, core values, academic structure, and extracurricular offerings.
In his keynote address Dr. Parag Vyas, drawing upon his vast experience and expertise, shared valuable insights and motivated the students.
He said ,”I started working on tools and the engineering part of the design at the age of 12. My uncle had a car repair shop, and my journey began there. I am 56 now, but still, to keep myself sharp and up to date by maintaining workshop practices. There is no other profession that is more rewarding, I can assure you that.  I always believe in the power of humanizing technology and the transformative nature of art. Each and every delicate touch presents us with an opportunity to create something truly remarkable. “
 The Deeksharambh, Grand Annual marked the commencement of a new journey for students in the field of Design. It played a pivotal role in introducing students to their respective fields and providing them with a comprehensive understanding of their upcoming years of study to develop a strong foundation even before embarking on their educational journey.
One of the alumni shared her journey at NMIMS SOD,“ This school has a reputation in the industry for being the most hardworking and innovative. There comes a point when people start giving up, but this college pushes so many ideas until you reach your absolute best, and then you do something beyond your best. You realize you didn’t even know you had that potential. You need to see what you can do differently from the rest of your colleagues.”
 The event was concluded with National Anthem after vote of thanks by Faculty Dr Arundhati Thakurta. The Program was well managed by staff and students who did on the on stage and off stage arrangements and contributed to the overall success of the program.