Late MP Ranjan joined NID as a design student in 1969 in the PG programme in Furniture Design. As a member of the faculty at NID since 1976, MP Ranjan was responsible for creating and conducting numerous courses dealing with Design Theory and Methodology, Product and Furniture Design and numerous domains of Digital Design. He conducted research in many areas of Design Pedagogy, Industrial and Craft Design and on the role of design policy in various sectors of the Indian economy. He was on the NID Governing Council occupying the faculty representative seat on the Council.
As a professional designer and design strategist he handled many design projects for industry, government and international agencies in areas of product design, interior design, exhibition design, craft design and design policy. He was an advisor to many State and Central Government Ministries in formulating strategies for the future use of bamboo and design for development.
He helped redefine the Bamboo and Cane Development Institute, Agartala and set up the programmes to establish the new format.