DesignAbility a series under ARCH’s Design Culture initiative, aims to figure out the need and the possible ways for introducing Design Thinking and building Design Ability at an early stage amongst educators and learners which would encompass all walks of life, right from schools to higher education, management to governance, nurturing a design leadership. To achieve this ARCH conducts awareness campaigns and sessions for school Principals and counselors.
On 15th September 2021 ARCH hosted a session on “The Skill Education within the NEP”. Organized by CBSE and Princess Diya Kumari Foundation (PDKF), the session was for School Executives, towards building Skill Courses for Students from standard VI & above.
Dr Biswajit Saha, Director, Skills & Training, CBSE talked about integrating skill education into the curriculum to be a part of the modern education system for class VI onwards. He was of the view that the education system is still revolving around the same conventional subjects and it was essential that students be exposed to real-time lab experiences. By merging skills-based projects into the system, students will be exposed to vocational education where they will get hands-on experience of a sampling of important vocational crafts, such as carpentry, electric work, metalwork, handicrafts, gardening, pottery making, etc.
The event was a huge success as over 50 School Principals from around the country participated in the session including Ms. Archana S.Mankotia- MGD, Ms Urvashi Warman -The Palace School, Ms Rita P Taneja- DPS Jaipur, Ms Indu Dubey- Neerja Modi School, Jaipur and representatives from Subodh Public School, MPS, Sanskaar School, Rukmani Birla School.
On 8th October 2021, a virtual session on “Design Thinking in Skill Education” was hosted by ARCH for under it’s Designability Series .
Elected to Cumulus Executive Board
Our city's pride Archana Surana, Founder & Director, ARCH College of Design & Business has been elected for the 8th Cumulus Executive Board (2022-2025) to represent India on 356 Member Institutions- Cumulus Executive Board.
Prof. Lorenzo Imbesi, Full Professor, Sapienza University of Rome & Design PhD Chair, Cumulus Executive Board joined the confluence virtually for the Inauguration Keynote Address on Design Culture (s) for Peace..
Citation of Honour to Mr. Srini Srinivasan, President, WDO
ARCH College of Design & Business presented the citation of Honour to Mr Srini Srinivasan President of World Design Organisation for his inspired leadership at the helm of the World Design Organisation(WDO) and his outstanding contribution to spreading design culture.
Gayatri A. Rathore, Principal Secretary- Tourism, Art & Culture, Government of Rajasthan; Pradymuna Vyas, Advisor- Confederation of Indian Industry (CIl), Board Member- World Design Organisation (WDO) & Immediate Past Director- National Institute of Design
ARCH College of Design & Business as Knowledge Partner with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held the 21st CII India Design Summit, on 8th-10th December 2021. The 3-day event via the CII hive platform was themed "Design for Circular Economy".
ARCH exhibited its Jewellery Department’s work, providing ARCH’s students and graduates the opportunity to showcase their work at such a Grand Platform. Jewellery Designers and ARCH Alumni Shrishti Bhardwaj, Label-Also and Riya Soni, Label-Inari too exhibited their work.
Ms Archana Surana sat as a panelist at the 22nd World Education Summit 2021: a premier global event on innovation in education. Organised by Elets the event was a congregation of leaders from the global education fraternity sharing their ideas to reinvent, redesign and revamp education.