M. S. Farooqi

Associate Professor

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Education & Research

Mohammad Sharique Farooqi is a 1991 graduate with specialization in Product Design, from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Later, he also undertook advance courses from the Domus Academy, Milan in Design Direction as well as from the Cordwainer’s College, London in Leather Goods Construction.

Farooqi served as the Director, Craft Development Institute, Srinagar (an autonomous body set-up by the Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir) from 2004 to 2013 and lead a several pro-active initiatives on design innovation and training of artisans connected with various regional crafts, introduction of a unique Masters course in ‘Craft Management & Entrepreneurship’ and registration of six traditional crafts of Kashmir, under the Geographical Indications Act and setting up a Testing & Certification Laboratory for genuine handmade Pashmina.

His areas of special interest and expertise are Design Education and Institution Building, Design Management and Capacity Development for the unorganised sector especially related to skill based economic activities.

Past Employment

Director, Craft Development Institute, Srinagar

Assistant Professor
Accessory Design Dept., National Institute of Technology (NIFT)

Worked as a Freelance Designer


  • Research and Design for the Gold Trend Book, India, 1997-98, World Gold Council
  • Curriculum Development for Masters in Craft Management & Entrepreneurship (MCME), published as part of the Statutes of the University of Kashmir with regards to the recognition of the MCME programme.

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