Nealesh Dalal, Managing Trustee of the JD Educational Trust has been driven by a strong belief in the power of imagination. Through his work he has made immense contributions in the ﬁeld of fashion and design education in the country. His commitment to unearthing the most promising talents and putting them on the path toward professional fulﬁlment is well recognized in the industry. His systematic approach to education involves the integration of design, innovation, communication, technology, style, and market intelligence. As a result, he grooms designers who are knowledgeable, conﬁdent, contemporary and at ease with themselves. Nealesh is a frequent commentator on fashion and design and lends his expertise to various events in the industry.
JD International Design School, a division of JD Educational Trust, aims to take education in the ﬁeld of art and design to international standards.
“We would like to see our students make the best of a higher quality of learning and gain access to cutting edge technologies in the ﬁeld of design education,” says Nealesh. The school aims to provide an international platform to Indian students where they can closely interact with and learn from faculty members of London, Paris and Milan.”We want our students to emerge as international designers, with a holistic approach to global art and design.”
His creative leadership has contributed to making JD Institute of Fashion Technology a pioneering fashion school in India, thus setting the benchmark in academic standards. A visionary, his aim to redeﬁne fashion and design education in sync with the local and global standards and practices, has created an educational system that recognizes, nurtures and promotes talent.