Ajay Kumar Tiwari

Ajay Kumar Tiwari earned a postgraduate degree in
botany, specialising in Plant Pathology from Government
College of Science, Raipur. He worked as an animation
artist for three years in the areas of educational content
development, animated television series production,
industrial animation and web animation. He has also
taught undergraduate students at the School of Life
Sciences at MATS University, Raipur for a year, before he
enrolled into the Animation Film Design discipline at NID
in 2004.
Ajay joined NID as a faculty in 2008. He has been
teaching various disciplines at the institute which include
Animation Film Design, Film and Video Communication,
New Media Design, Graphic Design, Design for Digital
Experience, Toy and Game Design, and Foundation
Studies. He has taught courses such as Screenwriting,
Film Language, Experimental Animation, Sequential
Narrative (Comic Book/Graphic Novel) Design, Elements
of Moving Images, Media and Technology and Animation
Production using Flash. In 2007 and 2009, Ajay headed
the team that was instrumental in bringing and preselecting
students’ films from animation schools around
the world to Chitrakatha, the international students’
animation film festival held at NID.
His research interests include experimental animation
as well as applied aspects of the medium of
animation in the areas of education, medical, and
social communication. He mentored IEEE students
of Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and
Communication Technology (DA‐IICT) to conduct the
Animation and Design track during Summer School
2011 at DA‐IICT, Gandhinagar. Ajay also conducted a
workshop on Animated Storytelling at the Indian Institute
of Information Technology, Allahabad in 2009.

ajay_t[at]nid [dot]edu


  • Discipline Co-Lead, Animation Film Design