Sayoni Laha Academic Associate Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Ms. Sayoni Laha is an Academic Associate of Design Thinking at Mahindra University École Centrale School of Engineering. She has a good understanding of Contemporary art and design; she is practicing and exhibiting her works nationally till date.

She has Flexibility, exemplary written and verbal communication, and outstanding critical thinking skills. Her range of academic and professional interests include: Design Thinking, Sustainable Design/Green Design, Design in the Public Domain, Social Design, also she has been actively involved with academic projects with students.

  • Education

    B.F.A in (painting) - College of Art and Design, Bardhaman University (2011)

    M.F.A in (painting) - Sarojini Naidu School of fine arts and communication, University of Hyderabad (2013)

  • Experience


    • Academic Associate (Design Thinking Lab), Mahindra University, Sep 2018 – Present
    • Teaching Assistant (Design Thinking Lab), Mahindra University, Jul 2016 – Aug 2018
    • SUPW (CBSC) Teacher at Chirac Public School - 2015-2016
    • Art Teacher at Manthan International School - 2013-2015
  • Others


    • Design Thinking Workshop by Avinash Jhangiany on
      22nd and 23rd September 2018.
    • “Bridge” an interactive workshop with artists in
      Chennai 11th to 15th November 2014.
    • Miniature workshop with Vargina wills 2013 in S.N School of fine art Hyderabad 2013.
    • Animation art workshop Manju Nath Kamath 2012.
    • Wood cut workshop with L.N.V Srinivas in S.N School of
      Fine Art Hyderabad 2012.
    • Site Specific installation workshop with Paula Sen Gupta and
      Surekha in S.N School of Fine art Hyderabad 2011.
    • Attended in portrait wash, and experimental drawing camp
      Assisted by prof. Dilip Mitra, Ratan Acharya, and Tapas konar,


    • 2019, “Displacement” group show.
      The exhibition curetted by Avani Rao Gandra.
    • 2018, “All India Art Competition & Exhibition” in State art gallery,
      Hyderabad. (Selected)
    • 2017, Art installations in public spaces.
      The exhibition is curated by Avani Rao, Present by US Consulate General in Hyderabad.
    • 2017, “Drawing Experience” Group exhibition.
      The exhibition is curated by Avani Rao in Iconart Gallery
    • 2015, (Born a Girl) a group exhibition at Goethe-Zentrum, Hyderabad.
    • 2013, (Voyage of Exploration) a group exhibition on Shrishti art gallery Hyderabad.
    • 2012, Art Next at the Lalit Kala Akademy New Delhi.
    • 2011, Annual Exhibition, Academic of Fine Arts Kolkata.