AMITABH
CEO

Mr. Amitabh is an entrepreneur working in the field of fashion and fabric industry. He is an engineering graduate by education and entrepreneur by choice. He is also Governing council member and treasure in School of Management Sciences Society. A philanthropic society which runs Management, Engineering and Fashion Technology institutions in Varanasi and Lucknow.
Mr. Amitabh is CEO of SMS Institute of Fashion Design and Technology, an institution which is dedicated to providing quality fashion education to young students and give them opportunities to pursue their career with the fashion industry and also provide opportunities and support to set up their own start up.
Mr. Amitabh, the Managing Director of Sorreal Systems Pvt. Ltd. SSPL is a leading name in Banaras Silk fabric manufacturing industry. He is the President of Eastern UP Exporters Association, the largest association of exporters in this part of the country. He has the rare honor of presiding this prestigious organization twice. During his earlier tenure as presidentship he has encouraged many weavers to become part of this elite body of exporters.
Sorreal System Pvt. Ltd. is one of the leading design houses in Varanasi. It has many expert designers who bring out exclusive and new designs and is among the finest design houses of Varanasi. Sorreal Systems is providing direct employment to 100s of weavers, whom it considers as its partners.
Sorreal Systems Pvt. Ltd. is also coming up with a Fashion and Design Institute in association with its mother organization, School of Management Sciences. This institute would further help the business interest of Banaras fabric and provide avenues to artisans, weavers and designers.

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KRISHNA KANT BAJPAI
Director

Krishna Kant Bajpai, the Director of SIFDT, is an IT, Management and Documentary Film Making professional, with over 28 years of experience. He is also a professional photographer, specializing in Fashion, Portrait and Street photography. He is also part of the team of the film production house 24Ours as Creative Producer.
He has worked with NIIT, CMC, Jetking and is currently with SMS Group of Institutions since last 20 years, the mother organization of SIFDT. He provides Management consultancy, in Branding, Positioning, Digital Marketing, conducts marketing and other researches for private and Govt. organizations.
He also writes songs, stories and scripts for films. Currently he is working on a film script based on Banaras and Kabir in contemporary context. He is also working on a TV series on Sufis. He is a prolific writer and poet and blogger (http://resurgantindia.blogspot.com/ ). He also gives lectures on leadership, motivation and other management related subjects.
He is a painter and does pencil and pen sketching. He also makes clay sculptures. He is music lover, he likes to listen to Indian and Western Classical, Jazz, Ghazals and Hindi film songs.

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UNNATI TRIPATHI
Assistant Marketing & Branding Manager

A Postgraduate from FDDI, in Fashion Communication. Unnati has worked with Fashion Majors like Globus, Future Group and Indian Terrain as Visual Merchandiser. She has opened around 10 stores Pan India for her organizations. She has won many awards and accolades, which include prestigious Best Display Award. She is a keen fashion observer and loves to follow fashion trends. She consults and takes sessions in styling and grooming. Unnati loves travelling and photography. She is also a fashion and travel blogger.

Sriya Gupta
Academic Counselor

An M.Phil. in Journalism from MGKVP. Sriya is a movie buff and travel freak. She has worked with All India Radio as announcer with Yuv Vani. She was associated with Dainik Aaj before joining tourism and travel industry. She is soft spoken and loves to interact with young students. Counselling and career guidance is her area of interest.

ARPITA CHAURASIA
Faculty

Arpita is Gold Medallist in Fine Arts, with specialization in painting. She learnt textile designing from IIFT, Delhi and later done her fashion designing from NIFT. She has also done a special course in printing and dying from IIHT, Varanasi.  She specialized in Garment Construction. She has also organized various fashion events and has organized fashion show “Paridhan” for 4 consecutive years. She is also an MBA in fashion design from Subharti University Meerut.  She loves dancing and singing.

SAPNA GUPTA
Faculty

A Fashion Design professional, Sapna has taught fashion design at various institutes in Lucknow and Varanasi.  She teaches, surface ornamentation, Elements of Design and Fashion Illustration. She has also worked with Dr. Reddy’s foundation. She loves old Hindi Film music, travelling and interacting with people.