Gipsita Nayak
Deputy Director
Email: gipsita.nayak@kiit.ac.in

Born & brought up in India and lived in New York for 8 years, Gipsita has been exposed to the experiences of both worlds. She has served as the Sr. Executive Director Show Production – Plitzs Fashion Marketing, NewYork, From Nov 2013 – Feb 2019 Being in the Fashion Industry, as a Designer, Show producer, Stylist & Image Consultant in New York City Gipsita has been working with various professionals from all over the world.

She learnt the skills from one of the best schools in the world, Fashion Institute of Technology, NewYork. Hugo Boss, Greg Lauren, Calvin Klein, Max Mara, Jason Wu, Carolina Herrera, Desigual, Todd Snyder, Zimmerman, Rodebjer, Idan Cohen, Noon by Noor, Bibhu Mahapatra, Pamella Rolland, Oudifu, Georgine, Skingraft, Protagonist, Reem Acra, Fashion for relief by Naomi Campbell, Vivienne Tam, J. Lindberg & Lucio Castro, Calia by Carrie Underwood, Anne Barge, JLM Couture, Naeem Khan, Inbal Dror & Vera Wang are few of the Brands she has worked with as a stylist during the NewYork Fashion Week. Her skills were very much appreciated at the Brands like GAP & Links of London. She is the 1st Odiya Designer to showcase Odisha Handlooms in western formals in PLITZS NewYork City Fashion Week during the NewYork Fashion Week September 2017. She is a Dale Carnegie certified career developer and leader who has helped hundreds of people discover a career that they both enjoy and flourish in. She has coached a few thousand employees in companies like Plitzs Fashion Marketing, Visa, Infosys, Wipro & Capgemini on Image consulting and personal development.

Mr. Bauri Raula
Associate Professor
Email: braula@kiit.ac.in

Mr. Bauri Raula is professionally qualified in M.Design from NIFT Delhi and  MBA (IB) from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT -Delhi) having more  than 10 years  in Academic  since 2010 and  16  Years Industry work experience  Design & development ,Merchandising & International Marketing cum  Business development portfolio of  Textile & Costumes Accessories  in  Apparel &Textile Manufacturing cum Export  Organizations located in  N.Delhi ,Panipat (Haryana ) and Noida (U.P) . Prof  Raula was  closely associated  with the Team of  Creative   & Merchandising Heads in  CRATE & BARREL, POTTERY BARN , NEXT ,ZARA ,WALMART , KMART , WOOLWORTHS , LIMITED EDITION , MACY , BLOOMINGDALES ,SEARS , HOUSE OF FRAZER (UK) ,EDEN OF GARDEN(UK) , ,DESIGNER GUILD (London ), MANGO   ,SPRING, SPIEGEL, TRIMAR, HEINE,DESCAMPS.BEST TRENDS, MAYTEX, ELECTRA HOBBY-LOBBY, NEXT, OTTO-DORSAN, EUROPEAN HOME, COUNTRY   ROAD, DOMESTICATION,  DE-CAMPO, GK FINE, , JAB, PAMEC, ELEGANT, EXCLUSIVE, CALZEDONIA, MORI MODA, ALOZA,THE EAST, HOME COLLECTION (OTTO), ROMANI HOUSE, LIMITED EDITION,LINEN & THINGS, AND OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES :JAPAN,KOREA, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA  & UAE COUNTRIES . MOHAWK FLOORINGS, SUPERTEX,  IKEA, PARK AVENUE, HOME DECOR  from  USA ,EU & ASIAN Buyers   Importers.& Retail Brands

Prof.Raula   has Travelled  to foreign  countries  regularly 14  years for Design & Product Promotion, Marketing , Business development  and Participation at International Textile & Garment fairs  held in HeimTextil in Frankfurt(Germany), Prêt Porter (Paris ) TexWorld in (Paris) (France), Domotex  in Hannover(Germany),TIPS in Brussels(Belgium), BSM in  Tokyo & Osaka(Japan), Seoul(S.Korea),Singapore, Thailand  etc.. Regularly since 1996-till 2010 .

Prof.Raula  has  conducted many creative workshop on Home linen for Luxury Sleeping ,Fashion Accessories for  Fashion lovers  and  luxury Stylization seekers .Print Design for Costume Accessories  and  Luxury Homes in Home furnishing Industry  & Academic Institutions in Delhi /NCR .Prof.Raula  is presently holding the profile of  Asso.Professor and  Course Coordinator  of  The School of  Fashion Technology . in addition to he is active  member of  Various Committee  under  KIIT University.

Research Interest : 

  • 1) Designing  for Sustainability
  • 2) Innovation & Conservation for  Eco Balance
  • 3 )Textile & Apparel  Industry  Waste for Recycle and Sustainability
  • 4) Traditional Craft  Design  for  Luxury Lovers
  • 5) Revival  of  costume and culture of India
  • 6) Revival of  Heritage  Art & Craft Skills for Sustainability
  • 7) Natural  Fiber and  Natural Dyes for Eco  Earth ,Water , Air & Fire

Publications : Journal of Material Cycle & Waste Management ( JMCWM))  (Research Paper ” Textile and apparel industries waste and its sustainable management approaches”)

Projects : Project funding of 87.00 lakhs from HHEPC  ministry of Textile & Handicraft  govt  of India .New Delhi for  Skill upgradation  for  Rural  Artisans   in  the Traditional Patachitra Painting  Skills & Hand Embroidery  for  the  project duration 2012 -2017

Ms. Biswaranjita Mahapatra
Faculty Associate
Email: biswaranjita.mahapatra@kiit.ac.in

Ms. Biswaranjita Mahapatra is pursuing her Ph. D. in the area of Industrial Engineering and Management in the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Dhanbad, India. She did her B. Tech from College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India in the year 2007. Ms. Mahapatra has served College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar as a Lecturer from July 25, 2007 to July 15, 2011. Ms. Mahapatra is presently holding the position of Sr. Faculty at KIIT, Bhuaneswar. Her main research interest lies in the field of supplier selection, performance measurement, and application of optimization techniques for solving industrial problems. Ms. Mahapatra has published and presented number of papers related to her research interest in national/international journals and conferences.

Research Interest : supplier selection, supply chain management, performance measurement

Publications : Number of Papers published / accepted for publication in following journals:
SCI (Q2) indexed
Mahapatra, B., Bhar, C.and Mondal.S (2020), “Performance Assessment based on the relative efficiency of Indian Opencast Coal mines using Data Envelopment Analysis and Malmquist Productivity Index”, Energies, Vol 13(18), 4902 https://doi.org/10.3390/en13184902
Singh, R., Mahapatra, B., Mukherjee,K. and Bhar, C.(2015), “Application of DEA for Performance Evaluation of Indian Microfinance Institutions”, Asian Journal of Management Research, Vol 4, Iss 3, pp. 597-605

Mahapatra, B., Mukherjee,K. and Bhar, C.(2015), “Performance Measurement- An DEA-AHP based approach”, Journal of Advance Management Studies, Engineering Technology Publisher, USAVol 3, Iss 1, pp. 26-30.

Mahapatra, B., Mukherjee,K. and Bhar, C.,(2012) ” Supply chain performance management-an extensive literature survey “, Proceeding of the 16th International conference by society of operations management(SOM) at IIT, Delhi, December 21 – 23.

Mahapatra, B., Mukherjee,K. and Bhar, C.,(2013) ” Supplier Selection and Evaluation using Analytic Hierarchy Model”, Proceeding of the 11th AIMS International Conference, IMT, Gaziabad, December 21 – 24.

Mahapatra, B., Mukherjee,K. and Bhar, C.,(2013) ” Supply chain performance measurement using DEA/AHP model”, Proceeding of the 7th ISDSI & 5th OSCM International Conference, IMI, New Delhi, December 28 – 30.

Mahapatra, B., Mukherjee,K. and Bhar, C.,(2014) ” A Hybrid model for Operational performance evaluation and vendor selection”, Proceeding of the 4th International Management Convention, ASBM Bhubaneswar, February 06 – 08.

Mrs. Itishree Sahoo
Master Trainer
Email: iti_sahoo@yahoo.co.in

Mrs. Itishree Sahoo is a fashion design professional with more than Twenty three years of experience in Academics, in the field of Apparel designing, surface ornamentation & print development, and accessories Designing. She did her M.sc in Fashion & Apparel design From JD institute of fashion Technology, Mumbai. Before joining in KIIT, she has teaching experience in different government institutes. Like NIFD, IIFD. NIIFD, OIED, FIEO and MSME. She has achieved different awards for creative presentation and innovation in foil painting, drafting and stitching, best women entrepreneur and many others.

Research Interest : Surface ornamentation, Apparel Design and print Development.


Parthasarathi Bal
Jr. Faculty Associate
Email: parthasarathi.bal@kiit.ac.in

Mr. Parthasarathi Bal completed his +2 from Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar Junior college. He got his Bachelor of Design (Fashion) Degree from KIIT School of Fashion Technology, KIIT University one of the renowned institute of India. Mr. Bal has done his internship under famous retail companies like Reliance & Pantaloon. He worked as a Fresher in “Christian Heritage” south ext., New Delhi having 1 year Experience. He also conducted many creative workshop on appliqué, face painting, clay modeling & design in many institutes.  He is presently holding the position of Jr. Faculty in KIIT, Bhubaneswar.

Research Interest Apparel Designing, Traditional Art of india, costume and culture.

Mr. Laxman Soren

Instructor (Pattern Making)
Email: laxman.soren@kiit.ac.in

Mr. Laxman Soren.He has done his Advance Diploma in Fashion Design from IIFT. And a Arts Graduate from Ranchi University . MSc. Fashion Design and Management from TGOU Nagaland .Having good experience in pattern making and Draping. Taken training from Prof. Arvind K. Zarapkar a renowned international pattern designer of Mumbai, 10 yrs of teaching experience as a fashion design faculty in different fashion institutions . He conducts the different modules,  like corset making, gown making , garment design development, creative pattern making module, grading module, advance draping module . worked with Fashion designers. He trained  NGO group of teachers for pattern making and garment finishing. He has a experience of CAD (Lectra).

Research Interest Apparel Designing, Traditional crafts of india, Creative Pattern and Draping

Mr. Rajakishor Moharana
Master Trainer
Email: rajakishor.moharana@kiit.ac.in

Mr. Rajakishor Moharana is a professional contemporary and traditional artist with more than ten years of experience Academics in the field of Fashion and Textile Illustration and design. He did his graduation in Bachelor in Fine Art (5 Years) From Utkal University, Odisha. He was certified as Patachitra expert by Govt. of India Ministry of Textile. He completed his course in Block Printing from weaver’s center, Bhubaneswar, under Ministry of Textile. He received many national and international awards for best Traditional Artist from Sanskar Bharati Bhopal , S.C.Z.C.C Nagpur. He received the International award for mask painting from Chitrakar University, Punjab. He attended different level of national and state level camps workshops for Artists and designers. Before joining KIIT he worked as a Vocational Teacher (Traditional Painting) at Kendriya Vidyalaya, RBNMP, Midinapore, and West Bengal.

Research Interest Indian Traditional and contemporary Art, Textile Printing and designing, Traditional Costume design.


Ms. Vaishali Sethi
Assistant Professor
Email: vaishali.sethiffm@kiit.ac.in

Ms. Vaishali Sethi, is currently pursuing PhD in the area of Fashion Designing. She has completed M.A. in Sociology from Global University and Bachelor in Fashion Designing from National Institute of Fashion Designing, Utkal University of Culture in Bhubaneshwar. Earlier, Vaishali has completed graduation from Jesus and Mary College, from University of Delhi. She has done her internship under the Designer Pratima Pandey; label “Prama” from New Delhi. She has been involved with various fashion events in Delhi and Bhubaneswar and also voluntarily designs for children from SOS village, Bhubaneshwar. Ms. Vaishali Sethi has also served as lecturer in the National Institution of Fashion Designing Utkal University of Culture and College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar. She has received recognition award as a Fashion designer from Times of India Group.

Research Interest :  Sustainable Fashion

Ms. Monalisa Das
Faculty Associate
Email: monalisa.das@kiit.ac.in

Ms. Monalisa Das did her diploma in Garment Technology from Women’s Polytechnic, Dhenakanal. She pursued her B. Design in NIFD (National Institute of Fashion Design), Bhubaneswar, affiliated to Utkal University of Culture and awarded University gold medal for securing first class first in Bachelor in Fashion Design. Then she pursued her master degree in Textile Design from Utkal University of Culture and awarded University gold medal for securing first class first and along with best post graduate in University. She has more than 5 years of experiences in Industrial sector. She worked as Merchandiser from product development to production and handled with different USA and European Buyers such as A & F, Gap, Old navy, American Eagle Out fitters Inc. (AEO), Land’s end, Target, Bonton, Kohl’s, Catherine Stores, Walmart, J.jill,, Cold water creek and Club Monaco etc. Apart from that she has academicals experience in BIFT (Bhubaneswar Institute of Fashion Technology), Institute of textile Technology and Apparel training and Design Centre (ATDC), Ministry of Textile, Cuttack. Later on she worked as Professional Designer (Handicrafts), O/o Development Commissioner (Handicrafts)M & SEC, Bhubaneswar; she worked there to help artisans for creating new Designs in various craft disciplines interlia disposed off development activities and when required for promotion of craft and craft persons. And she has lot more freelancing experiences in designing sector.

Research Interest Apparel Design, Sustainable fashion, Handloom and Handicrafts sectors

Mrs. Laxmi Thapa
Instructor- Design Lab
Email: laxmi.thapafft@kiit.ac.in

Mrs. Laxmi Thapa has done her +2 from St. Mary’s College Shillong and her Graduation in Bachelor of Science (Apparel and Fashion Design) from Sikkim Manipal University. Also, she has assisted James Ferreira (fashion designer) in a fashion show held in Shillong. Mrs. Laxmi Thapa has also been an entrepreneur. Currently, she is working in KIIT University as an Instructor – Design Lab and she is pursuing  her Master’s, and preparing for NET as the first  step to a milestone to achieve her Dreams.

Research Interest :  Computer Aided Designing, Apparel and Accessories Designing, Surface Orientation.

Padma Charan Majhi

Assistant Professor
Email: padma.majhisoft@kiit.ac.in

Padma Charan Majhi, Textile Designer a graduate in Textile Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata and done post graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication. Currently he is an Assistant professor in School of Fashion Technology, KIIT University. His areas of teaching is Elements of Design, Design Process, Elements & Textile Design Techniques, Print Design, Woven Design, CAD for print and Handloom & Craft Design.

He served NIFT as an assistant professor for almost 10yrs and SIDAC, Govt. of Odisha for 1.5yrs as a course coordinator cum Designer. Worked in industry as a designer for Mahajan Overseas, Panipath and its co-brand ‘Maspar’ a high end Home fashion category for domestic and international. Also I worked as designer for 1year in SADHAC, Govt. of Odisha.

Presented paper on ‘Design & Product Diversification in handloom Sector for Export Market ‘ at seminar conducted by Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC), Chennai held in Bhubaneswar and Bargargh Odisha. Presented paper on “Design & product innovation as on Trend” for Handicrafts, held in Bhubaneswar, conducted by National Design Center (NDC) New Delhi.