Here are your Professors & Mentors

The nsam academy team consists of highly skillful and professional brands with more than decades of industry exposure. With such brilliant directions, the team meticulously discusses students' shining future with an eye for detail to translate every thought into a reality. In the fast-emerging designing world, our industry associates strategize for the assured success of aspiring students. Here, meet with the brains connected to nsam academy: -

Mrs. Shubh Malhotra | Brand Ambassador

An acclaimed Bollywood fashion and lifestyle designer, Shubh Malhotra has styled several TV celebrities and Bollywood icons for promotions and ‘Fashion for a Cause’ events.


Mr. Tapan Vyas | Mentor

With an experience of almost two decades in the field of films, fashion, ads and entertainment, Tapan Vyas has set a strong foot in the glamour industry.


Prof. Archana Agarkar | HOD Interior Design Department

With a rich experience spanning over 16 years in the field of design education, I, Archana Agarkar, bring a deep passion and expertise in Interior Design to NSAM Institute. My approach to teaching is rooted in the belief that every detail, no matter how small, contributes significantly to our interaction with the spaces around us. My journey in design is not just about aesthetics but about harnessing the transformative power of design to impact individuals and society positively.

As a dedicated design professor, I focus on nurturing creativity, critical thinking, and a profound understanding of design’s impact on our world. My expertise in Interior Design and Construction techniques guides students beyond creating visually appealing spaces; it’s about crafting environments where functionality harmonizes with innovation, and creativity speaks in every corner.

My commitment at NSAM Institute is to mold the next generation of interior designers, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and insight to make meaningful contributions to the field of design. Join me in exploring the endless possibilities of interior design, where your creativity and vision can shape the future.

Prof. Sameera Shaikh | Interior Design Department

I am Sameera Shaikh, a seasoned professional in the realm of interior design, boasting a rich 12-year tenure in both teaching and administrative roles. My journey in this vibrant field has been marked by a deep commitment to shaping the next generation of interior design talent. My academic forte lies in a diverse range of subjects, encompassing Basic Design, Graphic Design, Services, Theory of Materials, Interior Design, and Furniture Design. This multidisciplinary approach has enabled me to impart a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of interior design to my students.

At the heart of my teaching philosophy is the belief that interior design is more than just creating aesthetically pleasing spaces; it’s about crafting environments that resonate with functionality, beauty, and innovation. My aim is to inspire and equip budding designers with the skills and knowledge to transform spaces and lives.


Join me in this journey of discovery and creativity, where every design decision can make a world of difference.

Prof. Riddhi Dali | Interior Design Department

As a co-founder of White Whale Designers LLP and a practicing interior designer for the past 7 years, Riddhi Dali stands at the forefront of the interior design industry. Her expertise extends beyond the borders of Mumbai, embracing both residential and commercial projects with a keen eye for innovation and style.

Riddhi’s contribution to the field is not just limited to her practice. With 6 plus years of teaching experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to her role as an educator at NSAM. Her teaching centers around Interior Design Studio, Working Drawing, and Graphics, along with proficiency in essential design softwares like AUTO CAD, SketchUp, V-Ray, and Photoshop.

Her forte lies in bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world application, ensuring her students are industry-ready. Riddhi Dali is not just an educator; she is a guide who leads by example, showcasing what it means to be a leader in the ever-evolving world of interior design. At NSAM, she embodies the spirit of practical, hands-on learning, preparing students to excel in both creative design and technical proficiency.

Prof. Rohit Gour | Interior Design Department

With a decade of industry experience, I, Rohit Gour, am an experienced CAD software trainer, dedicated to imparting the skills necessary to excel in the realm of computer-aided design. My journey in this field is driven by a passion for empowering individuals, unlocking their creative potential, and guiding them in mastering the intricate art of CAD. I have done more than 100 projects on software like (Autocad, Google Sketch up, 3d-Mac, V-Ray, Revvit and many more.)
Join me in exploring the dynamic world of CAD, where each line and curve you create leads to new possibilities and innovations in design.

Prof. Sunita V Nasta | Fashion Design Department

I am Prof. Sunita V Nasta, bringing over 18 years of rich experience in fashion education from ATDC-IGNOU, a prestigious institute under the Ministry of Textile. My role as a Design Faculty and Industrial Training Coordinator has been integral in shaping the careers of numerous students aspiring to make their mark in the fashion industry.

My expertise encompasses a wide range of critical domains in fashion including Industrial Pattern Making, Garment Construction, Draping, Apparel Production Technology, and Merchandising. I am also skilled in Hand Embroidery, Work Study, Product Design, Fashion Sampling, Craft Documentation, and am proficient in CAD-Tuka Tech Pattern Making & Marker Planning Software. My focus has always been on enhancing production efficiency, a commitment that is reflected in my role in conducting Industrial Training Programs and overseeing Sampling Work.


My dedication to the field of fashion education and training is fueled by a desire to contribute to the holistic development of future fashion professionals, equipping them with the tools and knowledge to excel in the dynamic world of fashion.

Prof. Pooja Gharat | Fashion Design Department

As a passionate practitioner in the realms of fashion and graphic design, I bring 3 plus years of vibrant and innovative experience to the table. My work philosophy revolves around creative design and content creation, with a focus on detail and a strong team-oriented approach.

My expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of skills, including:

·        Proficiency in various design software.

·        Crafting digital illustrations and posters with a flair for originality.

·        Creating intricate embroidery designs.

·        Developing unique and memorable logo designs.


At NSAM, my goal is to impart my extensive knowledge and skills in these areas, particularly focusing on the software aspect of design. I am dedicated to guiding students in harnessing their creativity through digital tools, preparing them to become future leaders in the dynamic world of design.

Prof. Poonam Wavikar | Fashion Design Department

I am Miss Poonam Wavikar, a seasoned professional with a Diploma in Textile Design (LTDM), an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design, and a one-year Diploma in Jewelry Design. With two decades of experience in the fashion industry, I have dedicated more than two decades to nurturing minds as a designer professor. My expertise lies in textile and surface ornamentation, and I also impart knowledge in illustration, merchandising, and marketing. Passionate about creative designs, I constantly experiment in practical work, making learning more engaging for students through diverse workshops. My career spans freelancing for MTV Channel, Marathi films, and TV serials, and I am the proud Co-Founder of JIJAU PUNERI DHOL TASHA PATHAK. Known for my versatility and capacity to handle multiple tasks, I thrive under pressure and am always eager to learn and develop new skills. Miss Wavikar’s presence at NSAM Institute is a source of inspiration for our students, embodying the spirit of creativity and resilience in the dynamic world of design.