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 Contemporary Media

Meha Jayaswal, Head of Department

Meha Jayaswal has over 24 years of experience in the fashion & media industry. Starting her career with India’s leading stock market magazine of the 90s - Dalal Street Investment Journal, she moved onto International Wool Secretariat (owners of the Woolmark) as a Trade Communications Executive - India and Southeast Asia and then to Confederation of Indian Industry, HQ New Delhi, before joining Pearl Academy in 2001.

School of Creative Practice

Ambika Magotra, Associate Dean