Sanjeevani Ayachit is currently the Officiating Director at the Symbiosis Institute of Design. With a Master’s degree in Clothing and Textiles (M. S. University of Baroda), she has vast experience in the field of design and design-related education and consultancy.
On completing her Masters education, she took up employment at the prestigious men’s apparel company Raymond Apparel Ltd. (RAL), Thane, where she oversaw their finishing and quality control department. After spending a few years at RAL, she took up a temporary teaching position at the S. N. D. T College of Home Science, Pune. This was soon followed by a three year period of teaching fashion design at a private institute. She has also worked as Manager – Quality Control at a Pune based apparel brand, Sleepins Apparel Pvt. Ltd.
Sanjeevani heads the departments of Fashion Design and Fashion Communication at SID and has previously served as Deputy Director at the Symbiosis Institute of Design for almost 4 years. She is pursuing her PhD at Symbiosis International University examining cross cultural subtleties of costumes of the Peshwas of Pune. Her research interest lies in the areas of heritage Indian textiles and costumes, design process, design thinking and inclusive design. An avid reader and researcher, Sanjeevani has co-authored a book documenting the historic textiles and costumes in the collection of the Kelkar Museum in Pune, India. The book is currently under publication.