Subsequent to a two-year stint as cartoonist, illustrator,
and graphic artist at the Economic Times, Sekhar
Mukherjee joined NID as a student of Animation Design
in 1992. After graduation, Sekhar worked in various
fields of Communication Design and joined NID as a
faculty in the Animation Film Design discipline in 2002.
Since 2003, Sekhar has been heading the Animation
Film Design discipline and mentoring the future
generation of Indian graphic storytellers. He organises
an international students’ animation film festival called
Chitrakatha at NID; this has helped promote hitherto
unknown stories from the Indian subcontinent.
Sekhar regularly contributes two comic strips for the
Sunday cartoon column in Ananda Bazaar Patrika, a
leading newspaper published from Kolkata. In May
2009, he received the CNBC-Aptech award for his
outstanding contribution to animation education in
India. He is also on the editorial board of Animation:
An Interdisciplinary Journal, published by Sage
Publications, UK. Sekhar is a regular invitee to many
animation film festivals and events as the jury member
and resource person both in India and overseas.