A fashion design graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gaurav Mandal is a recipient of 2 National Awards . He is Masters in Fashion Marketing from Nottingham Trent University and completed his certification as an expert in teaching higher education from Laureate University, USA. He also holds a degree in Post Academic Certificate in Academic Practice. He is pursuing his PhD. from UPES, Dehradun.
He is a columnist for TheEducationIndia.com, a free online repository of educational material with a core aim of swift dissemination of knowledge of existing & forecasted educational schemes for Indian citizen. His passion to disseminate knowledge to global audience led him to create his YouTube channel -World of Design embodying free design tutorial for students without access to regular schools. He is cofounded a self-run organization named Pinakigirl (www.pinakigirl.com) which is dedicated for education of underprivileged girl.
He is associated with Pearl Academy as Associate Professor and worked as Course Leader for Post -Graduate Fashion Design Program for 3 years. He conducts workshops in design thinking, trend forecasting, fashion portfolio, critical thinking and branding in different schools and colleges. He has been a keynote speaker in various institutes across India.
Before fully shifting to academics he cofounded Cor de Rosa ,a design studio and has showcased his collections in Italy, Singapore, and New Delhi. He has a rich experience of working as a designer with international clothing brands accounts like Paul Smith, CK Jeans and Armani Exchange as well as domestic brands like Wills Lifestyle and AMPM Fashion.