Prof. Mohit is a heritage conservation enthusiast, with more than over a decade long experience with governmental, nongovernmental and academic organizations, he has developed specialism within India in a range of ambitious projects involving participatory planning, implementation and advocacy. He was the recipient of Charles Wallace India Trust fellowship (British Council) for the year 2012 and Global Cultural leadership fellow (European Commission) in the year 2018 and is currently on the Panel of Expert (Change Management) for European Capital of Culture.
Mohit believes in the notion that “Culture itself can be the catalyst for Social and Economic development”, of challenged historic cities , reflection of which can be seen in his associations with Aga Khan Trust for Culture Historic Cities Program, Stenness - Brodgar Conservation, NIUA -World Bank, Cities Alliance technical assistance, World Monument Fund, Archaeological survey of India , National Culture fund to name the few. He has collaborated with various educational institutes in India and actively involved in bridging the gap between architectural education and community through spearheading creative exercises.
Teaching and Research Interests
Urban conservation, participatory planning, sustainable development, urban regeneration, International cultural relations.
Dhingra M, Remnant hues of South East Asia, Case example of India, ICOM Museum Monument Heritage pp. 130-141.
- Sethi Mahendra, Dhingra M (2018) A Critical Appraisal of Conceptual Themes and Presentation Methods in Cultural Revival and Place Making in Cities, Indian Anthropologist, Volume 48, Number 2 , July – December 2018, pp. 21-38.
- Dhingra M, Sabalgarh Fort, Madhya Pradesh, India – A Hidden Treasure, July 2 2015 , World Monument Fund , https:// www.wmf.org/blog/sabalgarh-fort-madhya-pradesh-india-%E2%80%93-hidden-treasure.
- Madhurima Waghmare, Mohit Dhingra, Mayura Gadkari, Uditi Aggarwal, Inclusive Revitalization of Historic Towns and Cities, Strategic Framework for Rajasthan State Heritage Program, World BankRepository,December2018,http://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/179761563443651430/pdf/Inclusive-Revitalisation-of-Historic-Towns-and-Cities-Strategic-Framework-for-Rajasthan-State-Heritage-Programme.pdf
Confrence and Roundtable talks
2021 Panelist, Beyond Resilience, the next steps for international cultural relations post
Covid - 19, Cultural Relations Platform and University of Siena, June 28th.
- 2020 Panelist, Research on the Impact of Covid 19 on International Cultural Relations, Cultural Relations Platform and University of Siena, September 10th.
- 2018 The International Conference on Islamic Arts and Architecture, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia, Islamia,New Delhi.
Project associations (Selective)
Preparation of Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for Red fort nomination of UNESCO World Heritage Site, CRCI, ASI, Delhi.
- Humayun's Tomb, Sunder Nursery, Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal Initiative, AgaKhanTrust for Culture.
- Stenness--Brodgar Conservation Appraisal, ESALA projects, University of Edinburgh, Orkney Islands Council, U.K.
- Conservation of Sabalagarh fort at Morena, Madhya Pradesh, World Monument Fund Madhya Pradesh Monuments Project.
- Inclusive Revitalization of Historic Towns and Cities, Strategic Framework for Rajasthan State Heritage Program, NIUA - World Bank- Cities Alliance Technical Assistance.
- Development of Iconic tourist destination sites in India, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.