Dr.Payal Dalal

Hon. Ph.D in Textile Designing

An industry expert with more than 22 years of successful experience in full life cycle of students’ journey of design learning, Ms.Payal Dalal, Director of JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Maharashtra (Education Division of JD Educational Trust) is committed to maintaining high standards of education with emphasis on developing skills in young design students.

With the pragmatic, ethical and Indian based approach, she is bringing innovation and introducing the change to the design education industry. She has worked relentlessly to bring international and national standards of learning to the education industry, driven by the need to deliver best quality insights to the students. She is not only a flag-bearer of quality induced innovative design education but also of sustainable and ethical design education that can do justice to the large society and industry as a whole. She brings her knowledge to the table and motivates the students to develop their skills and thereafter excel in the design industry. Incorporating and innovating curriculum and adapting to the changes in the industry makes her a well-rounded and informed educator.


Through her decades of successful professional journey, Ms. Payal Dalal has effortlessly led many privileged projects namely designing for Poshak and RNM Designs, Designing Uniform for Jet Airways, Promotion for movies like Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, Dirty Picture, Sui Dhaaga, Zero to name a few and Mentoring students for various design activities and events like School Uniform Design Contest, Wills Lifestyle Brand by I.T.C Ltd., Mizwan Foundation by Shabana Azmi, Annual Design shows, Peta India Fashion Contest and so on.

All her insightful learning shaped by the ethical, Indian values of hard work, uprightness and humility guide the students to embark on the exhilarating journey and contribute significantly to the fashion world. She is an irreplaceable mentor and a guide at the JD Institute of Fashion Technology.