Professor Singanapalli Balaram, a highly distinguished Indian designer, is one of the founding faculties of the National Institute of Design. Design educator, writer and presently Emeritus professor of CEPT University, Ahmedabad and Dean of DJ Academy of Design, Coimbatore, he is internationally acclaimed. Educated at Royal College of Art, London and NID (Ahmedabad), Balaram held positions on the board of directors of NID Ahmedabad, NIFT and CEPT University. At Royal college of art, he also studied film criticism. He has passion for films and was chairman of NID film club for many long years.
His designs won international awards from bodies such as UNIDO and ICSID amongst others. He has 4 patents to his credit and was awarded the honorary fellowship by the Society of Industrial Designers of India for his contribution to improve the quality of life and the scroll of honor by NID for design excellence.