An Associate Professor in School of Creative Business, Mridu offers specializations in Marketing and Merchandising at Pearl Academy, Mumbai. A result-oriented professional with 17 years of experience in Apparel Industry and Academics, she has an MBA in Marketing from IGNOU. A PG Diploma holder in Garment Manufacturing Technology from NIFT 1995-97 batch, Mridu has worked in the garment industry since then as a merchandiser with a number of export houses and buying houses like Exotique Exports and Triburg Consultants.

She has been associated with academics for more than five years now, teaching a variety of subjects, related to the Fashion and Apparel industry as well as Management. Mridu has been Assistant Professor at Institute of Apparel Management, Gurgaon for four years, where she was Coordinator of the two-year MBA Course in Fashion Marketing and Merchandising along with teaching post graduate and undergraduate students. She has mentored and accompanied a group of nine students to Modspe, Paris, a partner institute of IAM, for the students overseas Internship Module in June 2012. She has been associated with IGNOU as the Course Content Writer for their new program “Diploma in Apparel Merchandising’ and was a paper-setter and evaluator for IGNOU. She has undertaken curriculum development for PG programs. Her core competence is in merchandising, costing, marketing and business communication.