Koumudi Patil

PhD (Industrial Design Center, IIT Powai)

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences


Research Interest



  • PhD, Industrial Design Center, IIT PowaiShantiniketan, 2004
  • MFA, Vishwabharati University, Shantiniketan, 2004
  • BFA, Sir J.J. School of Fine Arts, 2002



  • Patil Koumudi, 2015. Designing without a Designer : A case study of decision- making in Banarasi Toys, The International Journal of Designed Objects. Common Ground Publisher.

  • Patil Koumudi, 2014.A Glimpse inside the Banarasi mind:
    What do linguistic categories reveal about Banarasi toys?,Craft Research, Issue 5.2. Intellect Publisher.

  • Patil & Athavankar, 2013. Language and shape of the worldview, Making Future Conference, Plymouth, UK

  • "Patil, K. & Athavankar, U., 2012. Un-authored Artifacts: It takes a whole community to make a Khilona. Melbourne, Australia, University of South Denmark, pp. 37-45

  • Developed a creative visualization software for low-literate users - Shilpakoshta(ASAK)'s International Conference. Seoul: Seoul National University, 24-25 October 2008, pp.134-140

  • Patent no- CINIITK000100063- "Volume adjustable load bearing fold in pilable material" by KoumudiPatil and Meenakshi Singh

  • Project on Frugal innovation in design and technology for grassroot designers

  • You are getting under my skin, 2009 : Solo show at the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

  • Executive member of Board of International Toy Research Association from 2014 – 2017. 

  • Best Research award for doctoral work at the World Congress, 2014, Braga, Portugal organized by the International Toy Research Association.

  • Fellow of Arts Network Asia, Singapore for 2008-2009.

  • Patent: 1481/DEL/2013 Meenakshi Singh and Koumudi Patil, Two way Volume Adjustable Load Bearing Foldable Unit in Pliable Material for making Furniture

  • Yogya Kalakriti ki taknike (YukTI) was launched as a National Craft program by the Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi at Varanasi on Dec. 25, 2014. This program is an initiative of the Project on Frugal Innovation in Design and Technology.

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