Sharmila Sagra studied Masters in sculpture from Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University, Vadodara. Since then she has been engaged in research projects and teaching at premier architecture institute of India. She has also developed visual arts courses for the students of CEPT University, NID and Ahmedabad University.
Sharmila Sagra also founded the Masters programme in Art, Design and Communication at CEPT University. Sharmila edited Ahmedabad 600: A Portrait of a City- a book on Ahmedabad published by MARG Foundation. She has presented papers at national and international art conferences and her research thesis topic is Travel of an Idea: Metaphysical state to Material state.
Sharmila Sagra has served as director of Kanoria Centre for Arts and is an associate professor of visual arts. She is at present teaching at CEPT University, Ahmedabad University, NID as visiting faculty.