A truck driver’s son from a small town cherishes a desire to improve the state of public transport in our country in terms of improving fuel consumption, convenience of commuters and their comfort.
Riten Gojiya says he would accompany father on his trucking trips and that is how he was fascinated by public transport and later inspired to take Industrial Design (Transportation) 5-year programme at Pune’s DSK International School of Design (DSK-ISD), against all odds.
Poor exposure to English language was Riten’s first and biggest challenge during his interview at DSK ISD. Ritesh said, “Adjusting to the international environment and overcoming obstacles of language barrier was a challenge. The other barrier was funds, which was met through mortgaging our farmland in Jamnagar.” Riten graduated in computer programming in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
During his tenure at DSK ISD, Riten won several awards.
On Riten’s potential, Thomas Ashton, principal, head of school at DSK ISD said, “Coming from an ordinary background Riten is extra driving and extra motivated. India needs transportation designers like him to create much needed intellectual property rights and design indigenous products.”
Riten has the opportunity to work with Honda (Japan) for two years. He wants to return to India to design public transport projects.
Riten Gojiya’s score card