ARCH Academy of Design is an affiliated College of the University of Rajasthan for Undergraduate Degree Courses in BBA, B.Com & BVA and offers a Post Graduate Degree in Garment Production and Export Management (GPEM).
The University of Rajasthan is the oldest institution of higher learning in Rajasthan. Founded on January 8, 1947 as the University of Rajputana, the University aspires to create, preserve and disseminate knowledge and impart higher education with attention to quality and social relevance. The University has 37 PhD programs, 20 MPhil courses, 48 Masters degree courses, and 14 Bachelors degree courses, and the emphasis has always been on interdisciplinary and collaborative research.
The Arch Academy of Design has been approved as a SKP (Skills Knowledge Provider) Institution under the NVEQF scheme of AICTE in the applied arts sector for Jewellery Design. Recognizing the high demand for skill in the country, the Central Advisory Board of Education emphasized the need for a National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF) that provides a common reference framework for linking vocational qualifications and setting common principles and guidelines for nationally recognized qualifications and standards.
The ARCH Academy of Design is affiliated with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to serve as a study centre for the Certificate Course in Jewellery Design (CJD). ARCH is the only study centre in Northern and Central India offering this course. The course duration is of six months with 16 credits focusing on Jewellery Design, emphasizing practical training and industry mentoring. Since its establishment in 1985, IGNOU has contributed significantly to the development of higher education in the country through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.
The ‘People’s University’ follows a learner-centric approach and has successfully adopted a policy of openness and flexibility in entry qualifications, time taken for completion of a program, and place of study. The University at present caters to a student strength of over 30 lakh students, offering 338 programs of study through more than 3,500 courses.
These qualifications do not entail a centre based guided learning environment. Anyone can take these online courses in the comfort of their homes and appear for exams at the Arch Academy of Design, an authorised centre for LCCI. Passing the exams can contribute to successful performance at work place. Further, the certificate holders become eligible for professional body memberships, entry into university at undergraduate level and university exemptions around the world.