Taruna Vasu

Profile of Taruna Vasu

Educational Qualifications
Professional Diploma in Fashion Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Ghandhinagar
Post Graduate certificate in Higher Education, Nottingham Trent University, UK
B.A (GPEM, Drawing and Painting & History), Rajasthan University, Jaipur
M.A in Drawign and Painting, Rajasthan University, Jaipur
Department of Fashion and Lifestyle
Subjects Taught
MFD103 – Fashion and Contextual Perception
B.DESIGN (Fashion Design)
BFD302 – Theory of Fashion
18BDFD04A02 – Fashion Ethnicity
Subject Specialization (UG/PG)
Contextual studies, design process, product development and design pedagogy
Academic Experience
• Associate Director & HoD – Fashion Design, UID (Karnavati University), 2020 till date, Gandhinagar
• Professor & Head of Department – School of Design, Mody University (2019 – 2020), Lakshmangarh
• Campus Director – Pearl Academy (2018 – 2020), Jaipur
• Associate Professor and Course Leader – B.A. Hons in Fashion Design, Pearl Academy (2014 – 2018), Jaipur
• Visiting Faculty – Fashion and Design, Pearl Academy, IICD, IIS University, Arch Academy, IIGJ (2012 – 2014), Jaipur
• Assistant Professor and Course Leader – B.A. Hons in Fashion Design, Pearl Academy (2010 – 2012), Jaipur
• Senior Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator – B.A. Hons in Fashion Design, Pearl Academy (2006-2010), Jaipur
• Adjunct Faculty – Fashion Design, Arch Academy (2000 – 2006), Jaipur
Benito, A et al (2018). Introducing Positive Leadership in the teaching & learning process of higher education. International Journal of Arts and Social Science, Vol 1 Issue 2, pg 33-42Vasu, T. (2012). Angia, blouse or choli – the ABC of Indian women’s concept of fashion. IFFTI Conference- Fashion Beyond Borders, 68 (63)

Karandikar, S. & Vasu T. (2010). Fashion Studies – Childrenswear I. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

• Paper Presentation on “Thinking out of the blocks – Journey of block printing from tables to lables” at 02nd International Conference on Apparel and Textiles and Fashion Design at Colombo, Srilanka
• Key Note Speaker at National Conference on “Contemporary issues & Opportunities in Apparel Industry”, organized by IIS University, presentation on “Capacity Building & Trends in Technology
• “The impact of PGCHE on TLA at Pearl Academy of Fashion” at Validated Centres’ Conference, NTU, UK
Professional Exposure
• “In – House Crisis Management Training” by CIISCM
• “Transformational Reconstruction” workshop by Shingo Sato”
• “Online, Hybrid and Blended Education” 160 hour training on Laureate Faculty development Program
• “Shikhar” – Leadership Training Program for HIPO employees by Pearl Academy
• “Doctoral Workshop on Research Methods and R Analytics” – attended workshop conducted by AIMA, New Delhi
• “Saksham” – Leadership training program for Course Leaders by Pearl Academy
• “Bagru Hand Block Printing – Design Intervention” participated in the project for RUDA, Jaipur as design consultant from Pearl Academy
• Rajasthali – Was part of the consultancy team for “Visual Merchandising at Inauguration of Rajasthali Showroom” at MI Road
Taruna Vasu is a fashion graduate and academician working in fashion and design education for nearly 22 years. She has been involved with various fashion and design institutes in varied capacities such as faculty, external expert, BOS member, course leader and campus director. She was previously also the honorary dean for Design at RISU, the first skill University of Rajasthan. Laced with a post graduate certificate in higher education from NTU, she strives to develop strategies to innovate with the teaching, learning and assessment strategies with a focus to accelerate student engagement and enhance their learning experience. She has also worked on a few craft and design intervention projects apart from presenting research papers on fashion, craft and pedagogy at various national and international platforms.
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