National Institute of Design (NID) — Graphic Design Semester Jury/Critique Panels, 2019–2020
My role: Jury panelist

The Masters in Graphic Design second year students at NID after their third semester jury panel. From L–R: Athul Jayaraman, Viraj Patil, Jerusha Jose, Rhea Kapur, Vaibhav Nanchahal, Anoushka Verma, Sindhu Raghu, Surya Haridasan, Sharmistha Poddar, Manali Roy, Bhavyajeet Singh Gehlot; not pictured: Riya Shah, Subham Mukherjee. Jury faculty (seated L–R beside me): Akash Halankar and Subir Dey.

My official academic affiliation for my Fulbright research in India was the Graphic Design department of NID, India’s first and premier design school for bachelor’s and master’s study. I was a grade-giving jury panelist for 39 students’ graphic design presentations at NID (Ahmedabad campus), including undergraduate and masters students. Guest jurors are a regular part of NID critique panels, which act as final semester reviews.

I also conducted more casual critiques and feedback sessions with students on their portfolios, current projects, and career interests on a daily basis on campus.

Admission is extremely competitive and class size is kept small at NID: For the second year’s batch, 13 students were admitted out of 22,000 applicants.

The Masters in Graphic Design first year students at NID after their first semester jury panel. Students from L–R: Sherina Siraj, Amogh Bhatnagar, Tanusree Debdas, Mahindra Tudu, Saloni Vilas Khanvilkar, Sushmita V, Lakshman Khadapkar, Mustafa S Zaveri, Divya Lohia, S S Siva Kanth, Nikita Jaiswal, Sneha Majumdar, Rohit Subhash Pawar, Jyoti Poonia. Jury faculty (seated L–R beside me): Tridha Gajjar and Subir Dey.