Sameer S. Sahasrabudhe

A403, KReSIT Bldg, Dept of CSE, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076,

9969446604 | 02225764913 | Email: samss [AT]

Research areas: eLearning content creation, Visual communication, 3D animation training




Post graduate diploma in distance education, IGNOU, New Delhi (2009-2010)


Post graduate diploma in animation film making, ZICA, Mumbai, (1995-1998)


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Government School of Arts, Aurangabad, (1987-1991)




Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on IITBombayX platform.

  1. Basic 3D animation using Blender (Instructor)
  2. 3D Architectural Visualization (Instructor)
  3. Foundation Program in ICT for Education (Co-Instructor)
  4. Pedagogy for Online and Blended Teaching-Learning Process (Co-Instructor)
  5. Communication Skills (Co-Instructor)
  6. Use of ICT in Education for Online and Blended Learning (Co-Instructor)

Semester long courses

  1. Human Computer Interaction at Somaiya College (Instructor)
  2. Communication Skills at IIT Bombay (Co-Instructor)



Senior Project Research Scientist, Dept of Computer Science and Engg., IIT Bombay, Mumbai (2016 onwards)

Senior Faculty Associate, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (2015-2016)

Senior Project Manager, Dept of Computer Science and Engg., IIT Bombay, Mumbai (2016 onwards)
Educational content creation for Low Cost Access Device (LCAD): Aakash(Since 2013)
2 Publications; 3 Android applications; 2 UG Projects
Repository of learning objects (LOs) for engineering and science concepts (2009-2013)
4 Publications; 4 ID Templates; 279 LOs; 6 Workshops
Create educational content using open source 3D animation tool: Blender
3 Publications; 15 Tutorials, 9 Workshops; 1 PG & 7 UG Projects
Creation of audio-video educational content resource of IIT Bombay (2002-2009)
Design and implement methodology to capture live lectures in classrooms
1 Publication; 5 Documentary films; ~500 hours of video content; 5 Awards

Sequence Director, Head of post-production, ZICA Studios, Mumbai (1998-2002)
Core team member of India¡¦s first animation and live feature film: Bhagmati (126 mins)
Technical supervision of digital department for post-production and special effects
Faculty member for digital animation and special effects

Senior Visualizer, Market Missionaries (I) Pvt Ltd, Pune (1993-1995)
Visualize and design press advertisement campaigns, and outdoor advertising



  1. Sahasrabudhe, S., Murthy, S., &Iyer, S., (In writing) Embedding visual communicationprinciples in instructional design template. For British Journal of Education Technology
  2. Sahasrabudhe, S., Murthy, S., &Iyer, S., Applying Design Based Research to create Instructional Design templates for learning objects¡¦. New Frontiers in Education, Vol. 46 (1),Jan-Mar 2013, pp. 27-46, ISSN: 0047-9705
  3. Sahasrabudhe, S., Murthy, S., &Iyer, S., Applying traditional animation principles for creating learning objects. New Frontiers in Education, Vol. 45 (2), Jul-Sep 2012, pp. 81-99,ISSN: 0047-9705


  1. Ayer, N., Bhavar, P., Sahasrabudhe, S., (2013) Methodology to create optimized 3D models using Blender for Android devices", Technology for education (T4E 2013), IEEE.
  2. Kadam, K., Sahasrabudhe, S., Iyer, S., Kamath, V., (2013) Integration of Blender 3D in Basic Computer Graphics Course, Poster at International conference on computers in education (ICCE 2013), Bali, Indonesia.
  3. Sahasrabudhe, S., Shah, A., Thakkar, M., Thakkar, V., &Iyer, S. (2012). MathMazing: 3D gesture recognition exergame for arithmetic skills. In Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE) 2012 (pp. 11-17). Singapore: APSCE
  4. Sahasrabudhe, S., Murthy, S., &Iyer, S. (2012). Embedding visual communication principles in Instructional Design phase of Learning Object creation process. In World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (Vol. 2012, No. 1, pp. 1189-1198).
  5. target="new">Kadam, K., Sahasrabudhe, S., &Iyer, S. (2012). Improvement of Mental Rotation Ability Using Blender 3-D. In Technology for Education (T4E), 2012 IEEE Fourth International Conference on (pp. 60-66). IEEE.
  6. Dere, S.; Sahasrabudhe, S.; Iyer, S.; Creating open source repository of 3D models of laboratory equipments using Blender, Technology for Education (T4E), 2010 International Conference on Technology for education, pp.149-156, 1-3 July 2010.
  7. Sahasrabudhe, S., &Iyer, S. (2009). Creating 3D animations of laboratory experiments using open source tools. In Proceedings of the International Conference on E Learning, Toronto, Canada.
  8. Kadam, K., Sahasrabudhe, S., (2009), APP2MID: Conversion of JAVA applets animation to JAVA midlets, International conference on emerging trends in engineering and technology, ICETET’09. Nagpur, India.
  9. Krithivasan S., Baru M., & Sahasrabudhe S., (2005), Achieving stability on VSAT networks, Case Study: Distance Education Program at IIT Bombay’, at International Conference on Distance Education (ICDE), New Delhi, India, 2005.

Honours & Recognitions


3 certificates of appreciation, National Knowledge Corporation, Govt. of India, 2008
Directed three documentary films created for R&D projects of IIT Bombay
Best Animation Film (Social Welfare): UNICEF-LAADLI, 2008 and FICCI-BAF, 2007
Directed animation short film on female foeticide issue
Second prize in Cartooning, Youth Festival, Aurangabad, 1993
Represented the college for the fine arts competitions at the youth festival


Microsoft Research India Summer School, 2010
Human Computer Interaction course, Industrial Design Center, IIT Bombay, 2009
Apple Distinguished Educator India, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007

Positions held

Member, Academic Council: YC Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, 2006-2010
Member, Syllabus committee: BA in Animation and Multimedia, RTM Nagpur University, 2008
Jury member, ANIFEST, Mumbai 2012

Invited Lectures

Use of visualizations in eLearning, Refresher course, Mumbai University, 2012, 2014
Application of Blender 3D for eLearning, Blender Conference, Netherlands, 2009
Animation in eLearning, Digital Learning conference, New Delhi, 2008

Panel Member

NASSCOM Animation and Gaming Summit, Aurangabad, 2009
Animation for eLearning , CDAC Mumbai and Hyderabad, 2009
National Workshop on Technology Interventions in Higher Education, YCMOU Nashik, 2009


Book Design

‘Computer Masti’ (8 book series), 2008-2012 (Teaching computers in schools)
Overall aesthetics, visual treatment and creating templates for the page layouts

Editorial team member

‘Punctuations’, (Coffee table photo book, IIT Bombay), 2009
Photography and selection of visual theme for the book

Film Direction

3 Documentaries:

  • ‘Technology enabled Agri’Culture’
  • ‘Sunlight at night’
  • ‘Fun with Science’

2 Animation shorts: 'STOP Female Foeticide' and ‘1st Prize’

Art Direction

‘Kuhoo’, (Multimedia novel), 2012
First multimedia novel in India having 210 minutes video with recorded script of the novel & Motion graphics for 22 songlets using images, videos, animation, special effects and calligraphy


1 Animation short: ‘1st prize’

Special effects & sound design

2 Animation shorts: ‘Ganapati Bappa Morya’, ‘Khayali Pulav’

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