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Department of Art Design and Performing Arts
Prakash Kumar
Assistant Professor,
Department of Art Design and Performing Arts,
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Education Details
B.E. Mechanical, Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune
Master in Design, IIT Guwahati
Ph.D. in Design, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam
Research Interests
Work tool/ equipment design for small scale industries/ cottage industries like equipment design for small fruit processing units
Ergonomic study of issues related to workers in small, unorganized industries and design of context specific solutions
Design for people at the Bottom of Pyramid
Design and development of low cost innovations (Grass-root innovations)
Select Publications
QFD based methodology to decide upon contextually appropriate solution category with specific reference to pineapple peeling equipment design, ICoRD-2015, 8th January, 2015

Ergonomic Evaluation of manually operated pineapple peeling machine, HWWE-2014, 3-5th December, 2014

Thaneswar Patel, Sanjog. J, Prakash Kumar and Sougata Karmakar, Analytical Study of Isometric Muscular Strength of Agricultural Workers: Indian Perspective,Ergo-2013 Ergonomics for Rural Development, December 2013.

Sangeeta Pandit, Prakash Kumar, and Debkumar Chakrabarti, Ergonomic Problems Prevalent in Handloom Units of North East India, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2013.

Prakash Kumar, and Debkumar Chakrabarti, Design development of a pineapple eye removing device, HWWE 2011- Chennai, January 2012.

Prakash Kumar, and Debkumar Chakrabarti, Extending the life cycle of under-utilized urban scrap through sustainable Design Approach, ICORD 2011,January 2011.

Prakash Kumar, and Debkumar Chakrabarti, User Centered design input in Mechanical Engineering and Design: Ergonomics relevance, HWWE 2009 - Kolkata, December 2009.
Executive Summary
Prakash Kumar is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Art, Design and Performing Arts, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has a background of Mechanical Engineering and Design. He completed Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune in 2005. Having a creative inclination, he did Master in Design from IIT Guwahati in 2009. He is Ph.D. in Design from Department of Design, IIT Guwahati in the area pertaining to Ergonomics and Product Design.

He has also represented the student body at Department Disciplinary Committee, Department of Design, IIT Guwahati in 2013 and was also a part of Hostel Management Committee at IIT Guwahati. He is also a member of Indian Science Congress. The versatile experience and multidisciplinary background gives him a vision to address the problem with a holistic approach.
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