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A practicing Design Consultant and academician for over 29 years, he has worked in the multifarious fields of design, ranging from Heritage Conservation and Product Design to Interiors, Space & Structure, Lighting, Exhibitions and Display, Photography, and Clock Design. An NID Alumnus he specializes in Furniture Design.

Q. I am interested in management courses. Do you have any course that fits my interest and can help me pursue international education?  Shreya Behal, Delhi

A.Hello Shreya, ARCH has management programmes as well. Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma Programme in “Strategic Management & Leadership” has THREE pathways covering Design Management, Strategic Design Management & Strategic Management & Leadership. This programme is equivalent to the 1st year of post graduation. Students of 19 years and above are eligible to enroll for the Strategic Management & Leadership Programme along with the Design Management Programmes. No other previous learning achievements are considered as requirements for admission. After having finished the Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 7 programme at ARCH, these aspirants can avail the opportunity of progressing to a ‘Top Up’ MBA degree in 6 months from any of the Pearson Edexcel listed Universities around the world.

Q. I am a student in Grade XII. I wish to do some programmes that can fit in my school schedule yet give me international certification. Can you advice me if there is any such course. I have English, Economics and Business Management as my subjects.   Pranavi Bharg ava, Jaipur

A. Pranavi, as a XII grade student you can do ‘The Pearson Assured Certification’ for Short Term professional courses that lend global credibility to the student profile, Professional profile and even an expert profile. These courses are recognized worldwide. You could do these courses in your vacations or evenings as their duration is anywhere from 3 months to an year. Besides this we also offer LCCI (The London Chamber of Commerce & Industry) international Qualifications from Pearson that are widely recognized by international universities, governments and professional bodies alike. LCCI qualifications are regarded among the best business related qualifications in the world. And since you mentioned Business Management as your subject in school, you can enroll in Selling &
Sales Management and Principles and Practices of Managements.
LCCI’s short term certificate, Diploma and Group Diploma courses provide students with the pragmatic knowledge and skill-sets to actually do the job effectively, and are valued by employers worldwide. These qualifications do not entail a centre based guided learning environment. Students or Professionals can simply enroll for exams at the Arch, an authorised centre for LCCI. Qualifying the examination contribute to successful performance at work place.

Q. I want to apply for a design program at your Academy. Pease help me with the information.  Vanika Sharma, Ghaziabad

A. ARCH Academy of Design conducts AIEED (All India Entrance Examination for Design) for Undergraduate (4yr) & Postgraduate (2yr) programmes. For the convenience of prospective applicants, the Exam is conducted in two modes – Online and Offline (Centre Based). Both versions of the exam tes the aesthetic sense, creativity & design sensitivity of students seeking fulfilling careers in the various fields of design. It also tests the logical reasoning & problem solving aptitude of the student. ARCH invites applications for AIEED ‘15 towards its UG & PG programmes for Academic year 2015. The application form can be filled online on our website ( OR the application can be purchased at campus or is available at selected Bank of India branches for INR 1500/- only.

Q. Can you let me know if ARCH Academy of Design caters to exchange programmes ? Please let me know the most recent programmes that have happened if any.   Akshita Sahni, Bharatpur

A. The ARCH Academy of Design has signed MOUs to promote partnership with institutions focused on research, development of new curriculum, progression routes towards higher education, and staff development programmes in the area of Fashion and Design. In the larger arena, our collaborative alliances with global partners, International Universities and the Industry have produced world standard alumni. ARCH student team left for Scotland on 19th February 2015 for a 2 year project in partnership with Perth UHI, Scotland under the ‘Communication and Application of Design to Promote Mutual Creative & Cultural Industries’ project that includes staff and student exchanges and development of an online platform for delivery of Design Communication in the industry.

Q. Can you let me know if ARCH Academy of Design has recently got into any agreements with foreign universities?   Naini Singhal, Jodhpur

A. ARCH has signed an MoU with the University of Salford, UK, in which the collaborative activity envisaged includes progression, staff & student exchange programmes, skill transfer programmes and development of curriculum and pedagogy in Design Education. ARCH and De Montfort University, Leicester, UK have signed a Letter of Cooperation (LOC) for academic, cultural and personnel exchanges including student exchanges. The Pearson HND programmes are open to all international students as well.

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