About Us

We are delighted by your interest in our areas of specialization and creative studies, and are certain that the need for education and expertise in these fields will continue to grow in our creative world.

We are well-placed to meet this challenge thanks to several comparative advantages:

Our cosmopolitanism, which allows students from all over the country to experience educational design diversity and build lifelong connections.
A small community, which facilitates close and productive interaction between teachers and students.
A remarkable wealth of expertise, which includes both accomplished specialists and junior researchers and is reinforced by our commitment to interdisciplinary cooperation.
A commitment to excellence, upon which our reputation is based and which guarantees the value of our diplomas.

Our Institute has earned a professional reputation for preparing students for national and international careers. We are committed to strengthening this reputation by building upon tradition and encouraging innovation, but above all by ensuring the professional success of our students, whether they choose to pursue careers in fashion or interior industry. Whichever path they follow, they will benefit from an education that combines intellectual rigour with a practical focus, to allow them to make a beneficial impact on our world.

Prof. Salam Khan
Shabnam Khan Deshmukh
Directors

Our Mission

Academy of Art & Design aims to take education in fashion and design to the common man in India. It prepares .students for professional excellence in design, fashion, and business by providing the premier educational experience that fosters creativity, career focus and a global perspective.

Salam Khan

Prof. Salam Khan
Directors

Prof. Salam Khan is, the founder member of Academy of Art & Design, himself a interior designer and a well known name in education field with experience of over 2 decades in interior design industry. He has done some of the prestigious interior projects in India and abroad. He is also a visiting lecturer with reputed college of Mumbai and Nat Mumbai A thought to establish an Institution that would serve mankind for hundreds of years crossed his mind during 1999 which sowed the seed for the beginning of Creative Educational & Charitable Trust. The Trust was established in 2001 with the intention of establishing institutions that of high standards.

Academy of Art & Design was the first Institution in Navi Mumbai that had shaped up from his vision to serve the needy with quality education. His intention was to eliminate unemployment to the maximum extent and thus introduce job-oriented courses. His emphasis was always on quality education. His Dynamic and intelligent leadership had lead to the phenomenal growth of the Academy.

He was on the jury of Designer Hunt India 2004 (the only open fashion design competition for all India Fashion Design Institutes) for selecting the best hands among the best fashion design students from whole of INDIA.

He has been invited as a jury member for Kohinoor School of Business, Mumbai's - Annual Day & Fashion Show.
He was honored with Builders Association of Navi Mumbai (BANM) plaque for exemplary work in Interior Architecture.

He has conducted workshop on Home Improvement in Navi Mumbai which had great success. He has been invited as an expert advisor by ETV Marathi for YUVABHARAT & Swapna Eka Gharache programs. He has been interviewed by IBN Lolcmat — Marathi, DNA Navi Mumbai, Times of India (Navi Mumbai) etc.
Has been invited as Chief Guest for various schools and college fashion shows & annual functions.

Shabnam Khan

Shabnam Khan Deshmukh
Directors

Shabnam Khan Deshmukh, a Fashion Designer from Navi Mumbai who had the vision and courage to get away from the beaten track and create courses through vision, risk and initiative which today influences students of academy to do their best in life. Her vision aims at creating fashion designers which will not only provide employment and create wealth but make a positive difference to fashion industry.

By capitalizing on her sharp business acumen, technical expertise, interpersonal skills, and strategic mindset, among other attributes, she was instrumental in penetrating new markets and achieving unprecedented growth for academy.

She has been invited as Chief Guest and Judge for various Fashion Shows & Personality Development contest in reputed colleges of Mumbai & Navi Mumbai. She is also a visiting lecturer in reputed colleges and institutes in Mumbai & Navi Mumbai. She has instituted significant qualitative and quantitative improvements in such departments as interior and fashion, and the implementation of effective ideas that boosted productivity cut lead times, and dramatically enhanced student's personality.

Educating students to become creative & innovative fashion professionals in the field of Design, Management or Branding