Rengarajan Balaji

Balaji Rengarajan joined NID in June 2011. He
teaches automotive design/styling, representation, and
modeling techniques. He focuses on training students
in sophisticated 2D and 3D skills to make the students
globally competitive.

After he graduated as an automobile engineer in 1994,
Balaji joined Bajaj Auto Ltd., Pune and worked as an
R&D Engineer till 2002. He earned his master’s degree
in Automotive Design from Coventry University, UK
in 2004 and subsequently worked as an industrial
designer at TATA Motors Design Studio in Pune and later
with Revolution Motors, a California-based electric
vehicle company. To add value to his experience, he
started teaching Industrial/Automotive design at ITESM,
Campus Monterrey, Mexico and simultaneously began
his relationship with NID as a visiting faculty, in 2009.
He has actively participated in design seminars at
IIT Bombay and ITESM, Mexico and has guided
students at ITESM to win the GM-PACE HMI for CADILLAC
Design Challenge-2009, at the global level. Balaji also
headed a team of international participants for the
INTERDESIGN-2009 (a design workshop organised by
ICSID) at Monterrey Mexico that proposed transport
design solutions.

Balaji is an avid photographer and is interested in
graphic design and fine arts.

balaji_r[at]nid [dot]edu


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