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An Edupreneur Translating Dreams into Reality


Imagination is what fires creativity and creativity is what entices Nealesh Dalal – Managing Trustee, JD Educational Trust, to harbor the vision of enabling today’s young designers to make their unique dreams come true. Retaining the principles of the visionary Mr. Chandrakant Dalal, Founder of JD Educational Trust, Mr. RC Dalal, Executive Director and Mr. Nealesh Dalal have been the torchbearers to build the legacy. His dedication to excellence is infectious and the zeal for creativity has cemented JD Institute of Fashion Technology as one of India’s finest and oldest Art and Design institute with 28 learning centers spread across India. The institute is prominent in the field of Fashion Design, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, Fashion Photography, Fashion Communication, Event Management, Haute Couture and Luxury Management and stands as a shining beacon of quality education in Art & Design.

“I have always believed that leadership is not a destination, it’s a journey” observes Nealesh. With strategic thinking and a keen eye for the current trend, he is quick to observe the changing dynamics of the education as well as industrial sector. A frontier at the fashion horizon for 25 years now, Nealesh has witnessed numerous undulations and explains that with rise in social acceptance to new careers and collaborations, it is essential to stay in rhythm with the current trend and raise the bar with respect to programs, international exposure, and technology advancement that would inevitably catapult the institute into the global landscape.

A visionary at heart, he takes it upon himself to create an academic and culturally diverse student population who will scale to be global and productive citizens of the world of art and design. Their affable creativity is nurtured under Nealesh’s headship and is one of the prime reasons behind the formation of JD International Design School to revolutionize and revamp the scenario in India. JD International Design School has broken all the barriers and brought in a global culture through the collaboration with Accademia Internazionale D’Alta Moda E D’Arte Costume Koefia, one of Italy’s oldest fashion schools. The collaboration has resulted in an international-level program encapsulating techniques of Haute Couture and Luxury Management.

As a pioneer of arts and design education, the edupreneur strives to achieve constant innovation by imparting a cutting edge curriculum and deep industry network for which he benevolently credits the illustrious JD Institute alumni, occupying the highest positions in today’s top brands.

This array of attributes and commitment to progress propelled Nealesh and his team to be the proud recipients of Best Vocational Education Institute of the Year – Fashion Design at the 7th Indian Education Awards by Indian Education Congress, 2017, and Best Fashion and Interior Design Institute in India by India Education Awards, organized by Blindwink.




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