Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Assistant Professor

Profile Summary

Siddhartha Mukherjee is a seasoned Professional Architect and Industrial Designer who currently serves as a Design Educator at the School of Design, UPES. With a wealth of experience spanning nearly a decade, he has adeptly navigated various roles, including Architect, Product Designer, and Design Researcher and Educator. Siddhartha's educational journey includes a bachelor's in architecture from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, followed by a Post Graduation in Industrial Design from the prestigious Industrial Design Centre at IIT Bombay.

Work Experience

Siddhartha Mukherjee commenced his career as an intern Architect at Interface Designers in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, gaining significant exposure to Residential, Institutional, and Hospitality projects while pursuing his Bachelor's in Architecture. He later pursued a Master's in Product Design from the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, where he explored the fusion of Art, Design, and Society. An internship at Visva Bharati University in Sri Niketan, West Bengal, enabled him to delve into material processes like Batik and Block printing on traditional leather products.

Following his Post-Graduation, Siddhartha joined Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., contributing to innovative Security Devices including Safes, Lockers, and Electronic Home Security Solutions. Notably, he was selected for the prestigious HORIZON programme in collaboration with the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, focusing on evolving paradigms in the Security Product Industry.

Relocating to Dehradun in 2017, Siddhartha engaged in Research-Driven Architectural Design projects and briefly taught at DIT University before joining UPES in 2018.

Research Interests

Furniture Design, Sustainable Cooking Appliances, Cultural Studies, Traditional Interiors, Art Design and Society

Teaching Philosophy

Siddhartha's teaching philosophy centres on the fusion of Serendipity, Synergy, and Symbiosis in Design education. As students evolve into designers, the Teacher-Student Relationship transforms from Facilitator to Guide to Peer. Design, Siddhartha believes, is a collective generational knowledge rooted in individual experiences, enriched by cultural problem-solving and storytelling.

Siddhartha's teaching approach mirrors professional practice. He advocates for bridging theory and real-world scenarios, equipping students with adaptable skills. This philosophy aims to cultivate culturally rooted designers who excel as dynamic problem solvers in the global design arena.

Courses Taught

Foundation- Geometry, Engineering Drawing

Product Design (B.Des and M.Des)- Digital Sculpting, Form Studies, Materials and Processes, Service Design

Interior and Retail Space Design- Orthography and Design Representation, Visualization and Rendering, Quantity Estimation and Working Drawings, Digital Sculpting, Projects- Design of Special Interiors, Design for Hospitality Spaces, History- Contemporary Interior Designers, Material Futures, Building Technology and Services etc.

Awards and Grants

Siddharth Mukherjee was honored as a Co-Recipient of the HUDCO Best Practices Award, 2023, presented by the Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs and HUDCO Officials during HUDCO's foundation day at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Notably, Siddharth's team stood out as the exclusive representative among various government initiatives such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Smart Cities, sharing the stage. Remarkably, this achievement holds significant importance as it is the first time in the last 20 years that the award has been received by the Architecture and Design Community of the state of Uttarakhand.

Scholarly Activities

  1. Khopey, J., Srivastav, A., Kalgutkar, T., Mukherjee, S. (2022). "Understanding the Usability of School Stationery and the Scope for Innovation." In D. Chakrabarti, S. Karmakar, U.R. Salve (Eds.), Ergonomics for Design and Innovation (pp. 247-256). Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 391. Springer, Cham. DOI:
  2. Co-Author, Mishra, Maulishree. (2021). "Dehradoon: An Illustrated Journey of a City." Copal Publishing.

Siddharth Mukherjee has actively contributed to scholarly activities, including co-authoring a chapter on school stationery usability and innovation, published in a Springer book. Additionally, he co-authored a book titled "Dehradoon: An Illustrated Journey of a City" in collaboration with Maulishree Mishra, showcasing his engagement in research and creative endeavors.