P Ramakrishna Rao

P. Rama Krishna Rao has been a faculty at NID since
2002. He teaches Design Overview, History of Design,
Materials and Methods, Geometry and Structure,
and Design Projects. He graduated in the Advanced
Entry Professional Education Programme (Industrial
Design) from NID. His areas of interest include Systems
Thinking, Indigenous Design, Lifestyle Research, Product
Semantics, Craft, and Folk Art.
Rama Krishna has contributed to institutional projects
such as Design Development for crafts and livelihoods
associated with Kondapally toys (sponsored by
DRDA, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh), Technical
Glossary of Handbook on Handicrafts (sponsored by
Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations
and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), and
Feasibility Study visit to Nicobar Islands for a posttsunami
rehabilitation project (sponsored by Jamsetji
Tata Centre for Disaster Management, TISS, Mumbai).
Before joining NID, Rama Krishna held positions as
Faculty (Accessory Design) at National Institute of
Fashion Technology, Bengaluru, Faculty Intern (Crafts
and Design) at Indian Institute of Crafts and Design,
Jaipur and as Officer In-charge (Production) at
Andaman’s Timber Industries Ltd., Port Blair. He was
awarded (as team member) the first prize in the Interior
Elements Category at the Everything Corrugated Offers
Competition that was organised by Core Emballage Ltd.,

raoprk[at]nid [dot]edu


  • Discipline Lead, Furniture and Interior Design
  • Activity Vice-Chairperson, Strategy & Planning