School of Design

Alex Velasco, Dean

With a career spanning over 35 years in the design industry, Alex Velasco is an expert in design education, product design and design thinking. He has taught design students in the United Kingdom, Turkey, Georgia and India. He attained a Gulbenkian Foundation Scholarship for post graduate study (1993) and has been awarded the South African Bureau of Standards design award (2000).

School of Fashion

Antonio Maurizio Grioli, Dean

An Italian origin fashion designer, he has lived and studied out of England which helped him develop an eclectic signature, accuracy for details, and a new-age approach to design. His curiosity and aptitude to learn about the various facets of design have allowed him to win two prestigious competitions, namely the 2003 Award as the "Young Designer Of The Year" in Bristol and the 2008 Award of being an "Emerging Talent In Rome.

School of Media

Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury, Dean

Prof. Chowdhury is an eminent media academic who currently heads the School of Media at Pearl Academy. He has established himself as a distinguished personality in the field who has spearheaded some of the finest media institutes in the country. He is known for his comprehensive research and remarkable learning techniques, which can be seen in the fact that he introduced the concept of convergence in media education.

School of Creative Practice

Prof. Ajay, Dean

Prof. Test is an eminent media academic who currently heads the School of Media at Pearl Academy. He has established himself as a distinguished personality in the field who has spearheaded some of the finest media institutes in the country. He is known for his comprehensive research and remarkable learning techniques, which can be seen in the fact that he introduced the concept of convergence in media education.