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BENOY THOOMPUNKAL

Director Academics Partnerships , Research & Innovation

After reading Economics at St. Stephens College, Delhi, he went on to specialize in Furniture Design from the Faculty of Industrial Design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. As a practicing Design Consultant and academician for over 30 years, he has worked in the multifarious fields of design, ranging from Heritage Conservation & Product Design to Interiors, Space & Structure, Lighting, Exhibitions & Display, Photography, and Clock Design, among other things; providing his expertise towards conceptualization and execution of various national and international projects. A founding member and former CEO of the Stone Craft Foundation, a Government of Rajasthan initiative to encourage the use of stone as a building material, he has worked closely with the Government, over the years,providing design and policy consultancy on various heritage conservation projects ranging from forts to museums.
As the Director Academics at the ARCH Academy of Design his role extends as a Mentor, equally engaged in the various academic & strategic procedures of the institution as well as in the exploration of collaborations for institutional linkages and the establishment of Partnerships, both national and international, with industry and other academic entities, keeping research and innovation as important constituents at the centre of such endeavours.