Pratul Chandra Kalita, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati – 781039, Assam, India.

Ph: +91-361-2582472 (Office), +91-361-2584472 (Residence), Mobile: +91-9864305145

Interest Area: Design Management, Design Methods, Systems Approach to Design, Design for Development.


Pratul Ch. Kalita has widespread Industrial and Academic experience in the field of design, technology and management. He did Bachelor of Engineering in Production Engineering and Management from National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, followed by Master of Marketing Management from Pondicherry University (Central University). He obtained PhD in Design from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in the area of Design Management. He served for JMT Auto, Jamshedpur in CNC manufacturing and control; BOC India (now Linde Group), in design and erection of air separation and hydrogen plants. He is one of the founder members of Acumen Consultancy Services, Kolkata. Prior to IITG, he was an assistant professor in Assam Institute of Management, Guwahati with focus area of Management Research Methodology, Product Design and Development and Operations Management. He has been instrumental in establishment of industry institute partnership in the North Eastern region of India. He has provided consultancy services to the Government of India, Government of Assam and many private organizations of repute. At present he is engaged in number of research and consultancy projects. He is providing design and technology consultancy to the Ministry of Textiles at Sivasagar Mega Handloom Cluster Development project. He is also doing a MHRD and ICMR sponsored project on system design for Tuberculosis Programme Administration. His recent projects include Impact Assessment Studies for Roads, Bridges and Irrigation projects funded by NABARD, Prime Minister Entrepreneurship Generation Programme, Prime Minister Rozgar Yojna, Swarna Jayanti Shahri Rozgar Yojna, etc.

Dr. Kalita has published research papers in reputed international journals and conference proceedings. Every year he organizes Management Development Programmes for top executives of Central Public Sector Enterprises sponsored by Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India.