World University of Design (WUD) on Nov 16 felicitated Prof. Archana Shastri as Design Guru at its campus in Sonepat as part of commemoration of the National Design Guru Day. Prof Shastri is an acclaimed academic who has helped create many generations of young designers & artists as a professor in NIFT and later as Principal of Government College of Art, Chandigarh and HOD (Kaladarsana) at IGNCA. Her works as an artist are part of many prestigious collections around the world.
As part of the event she also delivered the MP Ranjan memorial lecture. Prof. Archana Shastri said, “I would congratulate World University of Design for their incredible contribution to the design fraternity and for propelling the passion for the subject across disciplines. Their emphasis on design as trans-disciplinary education is commendable because design is what the future awaits.”
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Vice-Chancellor said, “National Design Guru Day gives us an exceptional opportunity to honor Design Pundits. As we impart education in design we also see ourselves as evangelists of the discipline; indeed we believe in the ever-changing nature of the domain and its relevance in the changing world. It is the work of Design Gurus that has given the field of design its due value and is deemed as a mainstream subject. I feel fortunate to have her (Prof Archana) with us, a celebrated academician. She is a name who in her vast career has chiseled out essential nuances in the field of design and made that knowledge available to younger generations.”