Prabhdip Brar

Prabhdip Brar

Born: 11th April 1972

Key Qualifications:

  • PhD. in History of Art

Educational Qualifications:

  • PhD in 2007 in Faculty of Fine Arts from Panjab University.
  • PG [Knitwear Design & Tech. in 1998, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, Deemed University.
  • MA [Art History] in 1996 from Faculty of Fine Arts, Panjab University.
  • BFA [Painting] in 1994, Govt. College of Arts, chd, Panjab University.
  • + 2 in 1990, Govt College for Girls ,sec 11, Chd, Panjab University

Key Skills:

  • Selected for contribution towards ‘Heim Textiles’, an international exposition at Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Visited ITMA, Asia , an International textiles fair at Singapore for skill enhancement.
  • Art Appreciation skills at Site Seminar to Ajanta Caves organized by University of Michigan, USA.
  • Called as an expert for inspection of colleges running Fashion Design as a vocational programme.
  • Member of the board of studies for Fashion Design from the Punjab University.
  • Called frequently for Judging events related to the Arts and Fashion within and outside Chandigarh.
  • Attributed with the skills for starting an entire department from scratch inclusive of curriculum development and design besides infrastructural inputs and faculty skills up gradation.
  • Certified for ‘Effective Curriculum Implementation’ from the National Institute of Technical Teachers’ training and Research.
  • Member of a non-profit voluntary organization, The REEDS, for imparting special skills in the up gradation of rural arts in Punjab and Haryana.
  • Trainee Artist in Advertising Agency, Pugmarks [for 4 months].
  • Certified for Training in Hospitality Management for Airhostesses.
  • Articles in popular periodicals like Hindustan Times and Times of India.

Awards and Honors:

  • Represented India on a group study exchange program to the USA, Mississippi, for a month in the year 2009, a project funded by the Rotary International organization.
  • Award Winning Collection, ‘Knights of Passion’. Awarded for ‘Innovative use of Yarns’ at Graduation show ,NIFT, New Delhi
  • Best National level Cadet in the National Cadet Corps - NCC]
  • Winner of the coveted Ms Rendezvous title at IIT, New Delhi in the year 1997.
  • Adjudged Ms Fresher at National Institute of Fashion Technology,New Delhi in the year 1996.
  • Class representative at the College of Art and at NIFT, New delhi.
  • First prize winner at Annual Art quiz competition at Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy in 1996
  • Commended repeatedly for the organization of the coveted annual design collection show ‘Anukama’ of the NIIFT, Mohali,Punjab (recommendation certificates attached).

Technical Projects:

  • Designed the winter uniform jacket for the Punjab Police in 2008
  • Project Manager for the Tie up between Walsall College, UK & NIIFT, Mohali under the UKIERI project.
  • Researcher/photographer/illustrator for Dr Alka Pande’s “Folk music & Musical instruments of Punjab’ a Mapin publication.
  • Instrumental in the start of the Knitwear Design & Technology Dept at NIIFT, Mohali
  • Have headed the Fashion Design department for the last 6 years.
  • Designed the Prospectus and the Placement layout plan and cover design for the NIIFT for the past 4 years.
  • Designed the Brochure and invites for various shows and exhibitions held at NIIFT.
  • Management of annual Fashion shows and events at the institute
  • Choreography for music and design for fashion events at NIIFT.
  • Handled Craft documentation reports on the states of Uttar Pradesh and Orissa, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Been the spearhead for Industrial training and visit to ‘Tirupur’ in Tamil Nadu for the Knitwear design students.
  • Handled the project on ‘Innovative designs for women’s wear’ for KVIC [ Khadi village & industries corporation]
  • Preparation of examination papers for graduate and post graduate Faculty of Art students.
  •  Research work for doctoral degree titled ‘Multi-piece Costume in Indian Art - From the Medieval to the Contemporary: An Illustrated Version.
  • At the finishing stage for a hand book of Fashion for ‘Wills India Fashion Week’
  • Promoting rural and traditional art ware from the States of Rajasthan, Orissa, Punjab and Haryana
  • Uniform design for ‘CITCO’ and their staff at Hotel Mount View, Shivalik View and Yatri Niwas.
  • Photography/styling/model bank/makeup coordination for a domestic apparel label operating in North India
  • Displayed Art works (oil on canvas) the theme pertaining to the Phulkari motifs juxtaposed with animal motifs at the Alliance.
  • Françoise Gallery on the 23rd of Feb’08 and also at the Ranjit Svaasa, Amritsar for the spread of fine Arts.
  • Brand Ambassador for ‘Khadi Plus’ a line of Khadi Grahm udhyog.

Special Attributes:

  • Choreographer and Dancer [Holding a diploma in Masters in Classical Indian Kathak]
  • Group Dancing and choreography under Shiamak Davar
  • Certified all India Trekking skills
  • Badminton player, singles and doubles at College level
  • Record holder in Athletics at college level
  • Can take up strenuous assignments
  • Won several awards in individual and group Cultural events at college and University level Youth Programs
  • Avid photographer
  • Very Sensitive towards art.
  • Keen on artwork restoration skills
  • Environmentalist with a vision. Currently working on national level campaign of ‘Save the Tiger’
  • Delivered lectures on Fashion as a career at St Johns High school as part of options for students to undertake while leaving school.
  • Invited as a spokes person at the Fortis Hospital on the women’s day to deliver a talk on Fashion for the working women.

H.No. 135, Sector 11-A, Chandigarh, 160 011

H.No. 135, Sector 11-A, Chandigarh, 160 011


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