Prof. Vinay Mundada
Professor and Founding Dean, School of Design
Professor Vinay Mundada brings 35 years of rich and diverse academic and professional experience in Electronic Product Design and Development, Product Ergonomics, Human Interface Design, and Prototype Development. He is a former Dean, School of Design at FLAME University, Pune
He was Director of Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune for 11 years before moving to FLAME University. He worked at Symbiosis to establish India’s first under-graduate program in Design (Bachelor of Design) recognized by UGC and brought the institute to fame in the domain of Product Design, Communication Design and Fashion Design.
He worked as a freelance designer at the beginning of his professional career for a short period and later worked with Centre for Electronics Design and Technology (CEDT), Aurangabad (Now National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology – NIELIT), an institute working in the domain of Electronic Product Design and Development, in various capacities for 16 years. He was instrumental in launching M. Tech program in Electronic Design and Technology at CEDT and contributed in Electronic Product Design and Development and Corporate Training activities.
Prof. Vinay Mundada studied Bachelor of Engineering in Production Engineering from VJTI Mumbai and received B.E. with honours degree from Mumbai University in the year 1986. He took up higher studies in Industrial Design (Product Design) at Industrial Design Centre (IDC) and received M. Des (Product Design) degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in the year 1988.
His research interest is in the areas of User Centered Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Product Interface Design, Design for Manufacturing, Design for end-of-life and Crafts. He offers expertise in design and development of products and systems.
He has served as member on various academic bodies viz. Board of University Development (BUD), Board of Management (BOM), Academic Council (AC) and Board of Studies (BoS) at Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune. He also served as Member, Board of Studies for Design Engineering under Faculty of Engineering, Pune University for two years.
He is a professional member of Association of Designers (ADI) of India, Bengaluru Chapter.