Formerly the Dean of NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) and Founding Dean of the School of Design at GD Goenka University, Dr. Gupta is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad. He is widely travelled and has vast experience in networking on cooperation and exchanges with international institutes of repute. He was a UNDP fellow to Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York and a Visiting Professor at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT), France. He was involved in the key initiative of bringing fashion schools worldwide under the umbrella of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI). He has lectured at London College of Fashion (UK), at Polytechnic University (Hongkong), at Ryerson University (Canada), at Bunka University (Japan), at Donghua University (Shanghai) and , at ESITH (Morocco) beside making networking visits to Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Sydney Institute of Technology in Australia; Politecnico di Milano & Domus Academy in Milan; Chelsea School of Visual Arts & Design, Central Saint Martins University of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University and Royal College of Art in UK.
Nationally he has been invited to speak at many prestigious forums. He has been a prolific author, editor and consultant to national and international organisations. He has over 100 publications and , over 30 presentations in national/ international conferences and seminars. He has also been a member of committees & bodies at national / international level like ASSOCHAM, CII, IFFTI, BIS, NISTI besides being on the editorial boards of scientific journals.