Vidyanand Desai

Mr. Vidyanand Desai

Assistant Professor

Mr Vidyanand Desai has been an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Art and Design, RUAS since 2015. He took on the additional role of Associate Head of the Innovation Centre (RUASIC) in 2019. His industrial experience includes working as a Tool Designer and Developer, Eigen Engineering, Bangalore for over a year as part of his Diploma project requirement. He then joined Wipro Technologies, Bangalore as a Product Design Engineer for a 3‑year tenure before entering the world of academia. He has a long list of educational qualifications to his name including a Diploma in Tool and Die Making (3+1) (2009) and Post Diploma in Tool Design from GT&TC, Hubballi (2010), a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Karnataka University, Mysore and a Master’s degree in Product Design from Coventry University — MS Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies (2015). His vast interest in research includes the areas of product design & development, design innovation, elements of design, conceptual design and aesthetics, model making, graphic design, UI UX, artworks, computer aided industrial design, ergonomics and design for manufacture and assembly.


  • MSc. (Engg.) in Product Design

    Coventry University, UK

  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

    Karnataka University Mysore

  • Post Diploma in Tool Design GT&TC


  • Diploma in Tool and Die Making (3+1) GT&TC



Total Experience: 11.43 Years

Industrial Experience

  1. Tool Designer and Developer Eigen Engineering, Bangalore
  2. 1.2 years (One year Inplant Training and Project work, Part of Diploma and Tool and Die making) Product Design Engineer
  3. Wipro Technologies, Bangalore 3 years

Academic Experience

  1. Assistant Professor FAD, RUAS Aug 2015 – present
  2. Associate Head RUAS Innovation Centre Feb 2019 – present

Training Experience

  1. Two Day Seminar on Transporatation Deisgn in Future, A Session handled on Critical Solutions for Transportation Issues” at RUAS 2015
  2. Played three roles in theatre act The Fishing Angle” under Faculty Development Programme, 2016 – 17
  3. A Faculty Development Programme conducted on Plastic part and product design and Sheet metal part and product design 2018 – 2019

Invited Training

Invited training conducted Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) at Mahindra & Mahindra, Chennai

Research Interest

Product Design & Development, Design Innovation, Elements of Design, Conceptual Design and Aesthetics, Model Making, Graphic Design, UIUX, Artworks, Computer Aided Industrial Design, Ergonomics and Design for manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)

Research Expertise

Graphic Design, Elements of Design, Photography, Model Making, New product design and development, Product detailing, Design for manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) and Digital Modeling


  1. National Journal Papers: Ashwin Oomen, Gopinath C, Vidyanand Desai [Jan 2017], Design of an Ergonomic Dental Lab Workstation for Preclinical Activity, Vol 16, Issue 1, January 2017
  2. Design and Development of a Low Cost Mobile Spray Pump for Indian Middle Class Farmers, Gururaj P. Bhumannavar, Srinivasa, Lohit H. S. and Vidyanand Desai, Sastech Journal, Vol 15, Issue 2, September 2016
  3. Shivanand S. Patil, Chennagiri Gopinath, S. Suresha and Vidyanand Desai [Jan 2016] Design and Development of an Automated Pottery Wheel for MSME” SAS-Tech Journal, Vol 15, Issue 1, January 2016
  4. Rohit R. Nath, Vidyanand S. Desai, Lohit H. S. [Aug 2019] Design of Futuristic Indian Public Transport for the Year 2030” SAS-Tech Journal, Vol 18, Issue 2, August 2019
  5. Design Online Publications: Four following design published at online Tuvie — Modern Industrial Design Ideas and Future Technology (Weblog) and Yank Design – Modern Industrial Design News

Design of a Futuristic Yacht for Elite Class in India


Design of a Futuristic Modern Vintage Yacht


Design of a Modern Motor Yacht http://​www​.tuvie​.com/​m​o​d​e​rn-mo…

The Futuristic Monorail for Bangaluru (Group Project Work) is published in Yanko Design with the title as The Good Mood Monorail”.


Some of the design projects published in Behance online Portfolio

Awards and Achievements

  1. Feather in Cap” in 2011, from Wipro Technologies, Bangalore
  2. Twice received the Shining Star of the Month”, from Wipro Technologies, Bangalore.
  3. Twice received Client recognition with cash award of $300 and $600 at Wipro Technologies, Bangalore
  4. District level prizes received for 100 mtr, 400 mtr run and 4×100 mtr relay
  5. Four Awards Received for Photography form Viewbug in 2018 – 19 as follows:
  • Community Choice Award
  • Peer Choice Award
  • Top Shot Award
  • Celebrity Award

Received the Certificate of Appreciation from India Innovation Challenge Design Contest (IICDC) as member of the prestigious Confederation of Elite Academicians of IICDC” for outstanding contribution and stellar commitment to inspiring engineering and design students to innovate and create ground breaking solutions. Also one of the jury for technical evaluation of IICDC – 2019.


  1. Ran Twice 10 km and one time Half Marathon (21 km) at Wipro in event of Spirit of Wipro Run
  2. Installation of Art Models such as Solar System, Atoms, Agni Missile and Guru Shishya at Blocks of Peenya Campus
  3. Played three roles in theatre act The Fishing Angle” under Faculty Development Programme, 2016 – 17
  4. Part of PACE project on Reconfigurable Shared Mobility System” 2014 – 2015
  5. Promotional activities through Educational Fairs, Social Medias and by visiting schools and colleges and giving talks. • Co-ordinate member for RUAS UG group project exhibition
  6. Part of ANKUR – 2018 Design Exhibition from FAD
  7. Associate Head – Innovation Centre from Feb 2019 – till Date
  8. Among 46 Photographs uploaded in viewbug completions, 36 photographs are in top class level 
  9. Participated in Online Art Competition” organized by The Official India in June 2020

  • India Innovation Challenge Design Contest (IICDC)