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DDS 2016

20 June 2016

Noted philanthropist Mrs. Rajashree Birla inaugurate IIT Bombay’s Design & Degree Show 2016 on June 19 at 10am. She is Director of the Aditya Birla Group and Chairperson of the Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development. The inauguration function was held at the Victor Menezes Convention Centre at IIT Bombay campus in Powai, Mumbai.

Mr. Pankaj Rag, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India inaugurated the Dandi Memorial stall at the venue on the same day.  The Design & Degree Show is organized every year by IIT Bombay's Industrial Design Centre (IDC).  This year too, the show will be held from June 19 to 21.

Design and Degree Show 2016 will include a two-day design conference on the theme ‘Design for the Future’ where 16 eminent designers from a wide range of specializations ranging from user interface and human computer interaction, communication design, industrial design, animation to mobility and vehicle design will share their vision, experiences and case studies. 

The three-day exhibition will showcase design projects by the outgoing batch of the Master of Design (MDes) students of five streams at the IDC. The five streams are Communication Design, Industrial Design, Animation Design, Interaction Design, Mobility and Vehicle Design. 

The event was attended by design professionals, academicians, students from various institutes, experts in various fields related to design, writers, artists, media professionals and general public. 

Inaugural speeches were delivered by Mrs. Rajshree Birla, IIT Bombay’s Director Professor Devang Khakhar and Head of IDC Professor BK Chakravarthy. Speakers at the design conference include Ajit Rao, Prakash Moorthy, Chandan Gokhale, Balakrishna Mahajan, Noopur Datye to name a few. 

Five award winning students of the passing out batch will present their work on Monday, June 20 at 4.30pm. Movies and animation films created by the students of IDC will be screened during the event. A special screening of the movie ‘Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya’ directed by Professor Shilpa Ranade, faculty at IDC is scheduled on June 21 at 4pm. This film has won several national and international awards including the Inaugural Animation award honoree, WIFTS foundation, Los Angeles.

For more on the event please visit:: http://ddsidc.com/