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Udaya Kumar Dharmalingam

Young Alumni Achiever
2011
Udaya Kumar Dharmalingam
M.Des , Phd

He is the designer of the Indian rupee signHe is an assistant professor at IIT GuwahatiD. Udaya Kumar pursued his doctoral studies at IDCIIT Bombay (2010). Udaya received his master’s degreeMDes in Visual Communication from IDCIIT Bombay (2003) and bachelor’s degree in architectureB.Arch from the School of Architecture and Planning (SAP) at Anna University, Chennai (2001).His areas of interest include graphic design, typography, type design and design research with special focus on Tamil typography. He has completed his PhD on Tamil typography at IDC, IIT Bombay. He has also designed a Tamil font named "Parashakti" as a mini project at Industrial Design Centre, IDC, under the guidance of Prof. G. V. Sreekumar. During his MDes project, he wrote and designed a book on Tamil typography, which is the first attempt at bringing a topic like typography to a Tamil audience. In this book, Kumar also created new Tamil terminology for many typographic terms where English words were used.