Faculty

Leadership Body

  • Archana Surana
    Director & Chief Mentor - Fashion Apparel, Accessory Design & Entrepreneurship
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    Archana Surana

    Archana Surana is the Founder & Directorof the ARCH College of Design & Business.Her experience over the last 23 years inthe delivery of design education hasensured that ARCH imparts specializedand industrially relevant education. Sheestablished ARCH in the year 2000.

    A widely travelled and noted speaker, she represents theinstitution at various International & National forums likeInternational Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes(IFFTI), Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and World DesignOrganisation (WDO) & CUMULUS.

    She sits on the board of various National and Internationalindustrial and philantrophic organizations. She is a CharterMember and EC Member of TiE, Rajasthan. An Invitee Memberof the State Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry(CII), Rajasthan for 10 years. She is the Member of the NationalGoverning Board of the FICCI Ladies Organization, FLO for last 2years. She is part of the core team of the SAARC Chamber WomenEntrepreneur Council (SCWEC), 2016 and as an active Rotarianshe has served at various district levels positions since 2005.A US State Department Alumni and Fortune Mentee, she is VitalVoices Inaugural Lead Fellow & Founder of Women MentorsForum Jaipur. She has organized the Vital Voices, GlobalMentoring Walk consecutively for 8 years. Recent addition for thewalk is New Delhi & Udaipur besides Jaipur as the Flag Bearer

    She presented a Project proposal at the "Fashion Colloquia " in2013 at the London College of Fashion (LCF) at London under theauspices of IFFTI. She was a key note speaker at the Universityof Antwerp, Belgium for the "Non Western Fashion Conference"in 2016. She was invited on a panel of "Global Conversation inCultural Managment & Policy" at Brussels -Belgium during the25th ENCATC Congress in October 2017.

    She is a Post Graduate with a Professional Diploma course inFashion Design from South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, NewDelhi. Apart from a Professional course in Contour Fashionfrom De Montfort University in the UK, she has also completedspecialized courses in Fashion Merchandising & Pattern Makingfrom the ATDC as well as a Computer Aided Fashion Illustrationcourse from the NIFT, New Delhi. She has learned chronic healingand practices Vipasana Meditation. Her hobby is playing GolfA learner and an explorer of new concepts and ideologies shehas attended various National and International Workshops. Theyinclude the Executive Program on Growth & Entrepreneurshipat the Indian School of Business (ISB); the CHANCE workshopby GIZ on Strategic Planning and Financial Management ofBusinesswomen's Associations; the workshop on "Design forPersuasion: Creating Dynamic, Multi-Sensory Experiences forCustomer Delight" at the NID, Ahmedabad.

    She is the proprietor of ARCH Apparel Exports and has donebusiness with Switzerland and America. She has re-started theapparel business in the Apparel Park at Jaipur, furnishing for thedomestic and International market.

    She received the Yuva Icon Award in 2010 from Former PresidentDr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam and has also received the prestigious IndiraGandhi Priyadarshini Award for her exemplary achievements inthe field of education.

  • Benoy Thoompunkal
    Director Academics & International Partnerships, Research & Innovation, Sr. Faculty, Craft & Product Design
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    Benoy Thoompunkal

    After reading Economics at St.Stephens College, Delhi, he went on to specialise 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 32 years, he has worked in the multifarious fields of design, ranging from Heritage Conservation & Product Design to Interiors, Space & Structure, Lighting, Exhibitions & Display, Clock Design and Photography, 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.

Fashion Design

  • Rajesh Kumar
    Sr. Faculty & Coordinator
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    Rajesh Kumar

    Rajesh Kumar has done B. Des - Fashion Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai. He also holds Mster’s Degree (MBA) with a specialisation in Apparel Management from University of Madras and have qualified UGC NET exam.
    With an experience of over 15 + year he has worked in different sectors of garment industry like Retail, Export and Buying office. He was teaching as a guest faculty with JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru. 

  • Shovit Dasgupta
    Faculty, Fashion Design
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    Shovit Dasgupta

    An alumnus of National Institute of Fashion Technology, he has been working in the Indian Fashion Industry for the past nine years; with an inclination towards working with different crafts and indigenous lifestyles. He has been the co-owner of a handcrafted apparel brand working towards sustainable comfort clothing. As an entrepreneur, he has represented his brand at avenues such as the Lakme Fashion Week and Vogue Fashion Fund. The brand has been featured in several magazines like Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller and Grazia. He has been engaged in various projects with NIFT towards the representation of crafts. He has also been associated with several institutes such as NIFT and Amity University as a guest faculty in Fashion Design and Foundation Studies. He is active in research and updating of his credentials as an academic with varied interests in fashion and the crafts."

  • Nagendra Kumar Gupta
    Faculty & Coordinator, Fashion & Textiles
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    Nagendra Kumar Gupta

    Nagendra Kumar Gupta has done Graduation in B.Sc in Fashion Technology he is an alumnus of the ARCH College of Design & Business , Jaipur. With an overall industrial and academic experience of 7 years, he has worked as a Creative Designer with Bhootsavar Nitin Bal Chauhan, the designer with the label for passion, worked as Fashion & Apparel Designer well established Domestic export house ,retail brand Trent Ltd. Private label Zudio, Rana's legacy ethnic wear brand in Jaipur and executed lectures as a senior faculty in IIFT, Jabalpur. He has also worked in the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Uniform Design project at Arch. His areas of interest and expertise include Draping, Garment Construction, Finishing Techniques, Creative Pattern Making & Construction, Surface Embellishments/Ornamentation, Costume Designing, Material Exploration and Research Design.
  • Saloni Agarwal
    Faculty, Fashion Design
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    Saloni Agarwal

    Saloni Agarwal graduated from NIFT, Shillong in the year 2008-12. She worked with the fashion industry for more than 5 years and specialises in women's wear and denims. She is passionate about crafts and sustainable textiles & lifestyle industry.

  • Basant Sharma
    Faculty, Fashion Design
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    Basant Sharma

    Basant Sharma holds expertise in International Marketing, Project Management, Apparel Merchandising, and Production Planning. He has developed approaches with new insights about the order processing, mobilised the organization to act, drive tangible bottom-line results, and make the factory more capable.

Interior Design

  • Ar. Rajeev Singh
    Faculty & Coordinator, Interior Design
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    Ar. Rajeev Singh

    Ar. Rajeev Singh is the principle Architect at "FORMATION ARCHITECTS" and is popularly known for his creativeness to blend glass structures into exteriors and use of colors and materials in interiors. He has been involved in Architecture, Interiors, Urban Planning & turnkey Projects Management. He has worked in various sectors like residential, retail, mixed use, office, institutional, commercial and industrial sectors.

  • Charu Thukral
    Asst. Faculty, Interior Design
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    Charu Thukral

    Charu Thukral is a graduate in Interior Architecture & Designing. She has a deep knowledge & industry experience in furniture designing, residential & hospitality projects. Apart from profession, she is an avid sportsperson and has been recognised among top 10 female marathon runners of India.

  • Nishi Jajoo
    Faculty, Interior Design
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    Nishi Jajoo

    A graduate from SNDT University, Mumbai she has an experience of 20 years in Interior Design & Project Management. Currently leading a reputable firm Design Elements for Interior Designing and Architectural Development. Her expertise like in Technical & Execution on Interior Projects. 
  • Pankaj Pareek
    Faculty, Technical Software
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    Pankaj Pareek

    6 year of rich experience in teaching, Certified faculty in AutoCad, Specialised in 3ds Max, photoshop,Vray, Designed many projects with government, semi  government organizations and farms,  Worked  with  many  interior and Architectural Colleges as Guest Faculty. 

Jewellery & Product Design

  • Yashpal Dagur
    Head- Information Technology, Sr. Faculty, Jewellery Design & CAD
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    Yashpal Dagur

    Academics with well-established jewellery firms like Jewels Emporium, Jewels Saga, Harrison’s, Vikas Gems, Pyramid Jewels etc. for both international and domestic market. For the past 13 years, he has been associated with ARCH Academy of Design.
    His area of expertise lies in training in the use of Graphic software that includes Auto-CAD, Reach Fashion Studio, Reach CAD, JCAD, Jewel CAD, 3Design, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustration, Front Page, etc.

  • Priyanka Baweja
    Sr. Faculty, Jewellery Design and Quality Assurance
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    Priyanka Baweja

    Priyanka Baweja has completed Jewellery Design and Fabrication course from JPDC Jaipur and IIGJ Mumbai and has 21 years of experience in academics and industry. Along with Gem and Jewellery Education, she holds Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts from National Multimedia Resource Centre, Pune, Masters in Anthropology, PGHCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education) from Nottingham Trent University, Online Hybrid, and Blended Education from Laureate International Universities and at present pursuing her Ph.D on “Traditional Indian jewellery craft” from Dept. of Anthropology, Rajasthan University. She is a Certified Trainer for Product Development Manager and Jewellery Retailing by GJSCI and was a team member in ABHUSHAN Craft Exchange Program Workshop by the World Craft Council and Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India for reviving traditional Indian jewellery crafts. She has been part of the jury for several national and international level jewellery design competitions and has also presented papers in International Conference. She is also a member of International Sociological Association (ISA RC13) and one of the editors of the recently published book “Positive Sociology of Leisure – Contemporary Perspectives”, Palgrave McMillan. She contributed a chapter on “Doodling: A positive creative leisure practice”. Her area of interest is finding interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities for design and creating a space where design, anthropology, and sociology meets with an objective to make a difference in people’s lives through design education.   


  • Komal Khandelwal
    Faculty, Jewellery Design
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    Komal Khandelwal

    A graduate of Arch College of Design and Business and a postgraduate from NIFT, Kannur. Komal Khandelwal has been working in the fine and fashion jewellery industry for 7 years. She has worked as Fashion Trend Analyst, Designer as well as Design Consultant, Senior Merchandiser for product development and procurement for both export and domestic market. She specializes in Trend research and Product development and has worked with leading brands like Pallavi Foley, Voylla Fashion pvt. Ltd. and Jewel Saga.

  • Yash Purohit
    Faculty,Jewellery Design
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    Yash Purohit

    Yash has learned professional courses in Jewellery designing, CAD, Graphic & Digital designing. He has an expertise in designing and manufacturing of jewellery and gemstones. He has his own brand Silwear International which is specialized in producing fine jewellery in precious metals with natural gemstones. He is also associated with design stores like Ogaan, Evoluzione, Ensemble.
  • V.Rajshekhran
    Lab Co-ordinator & Senior Technician
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    V.Rajshekhran

    V.Rajshekhran is a Diploma holder and has completed Associate Member of Institution of Engineers Course in Mechanical Engineering. He has an experience of around 45 years in Tool design and Engineering. He started his career in 1970 and has worked with companies like Asian Press Tools and Moulds Pvt. Ltd., Jay Bearing Ltd., Genus Overseas Electronics Limited and a few others.

Applied Arts & Graphic Design

  • Anil Kumar Bose
    Deputy Head, Design Communication
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    Anil Kumar Bose

    Anil Kumar Bose has an experience of over 25 years in the industry of Graphic Design, Animation and Photography. He has worked with TV based studios for motion graphics, e-Learning design for Magic Software, ITPrenuers and Liqvid learning. He was the chief designer at Triburg Centre for Learning. He has worked on corporate communication and branding for international NGOs like GAAMAC & LOGIN Asia. He has created learning based simulations for the managers and labour at Fair Labor Association Switzerland. He worked on Photo-features for a newspaper. Photography and Design faculty with different institutions in Delhi NCR. He is a Post Graduate from NID Ahmedabad and a BFA from Delhi College of Art.
  • Dr. Jitendra Sharma
    Faculty & Coordinator, Design Communication
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    Dr. Jitendra Sharma

    Dr. Jitendra Sharma has completed his Ph. D. in Fine Arts Photography with 4 research papers published in peer reviewed journals with high impact factor indexed in database like Scopus and Web of Science. He has also presented his research in various national and international level research conferences.  With 16 years of experience in Industry and Academics, he specializes in in design and animation, creative visualization, photography, digital content developer, film making, graphic designing etc. Having worked with advertisement agencies and media companies as a graphic content designer, film editor and motion graphics designer, he also had the opportunity to work with BIG Animation Studios on projects for Little Krishna (TV Series), BIGFlix, TV Commercials, and Nickelodeon Channel. Jitendra Sharma also hold the distinguishable credit of having worked on documentary films that have been broadcasted on BBC and Doordarshan. He has served as Assistant Professor at Lovely Professional University and The IIS University, Jaipur.  

  • Yunus Khimani
    Visiting Faculty, Artist & Educator
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    Yunus Khimani

    A Post-graduate in Painting from Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University of Baroda. He has 24 years teaching experience in various art and design institutes in India. He has been a practicing artist for over 40 year. 
    Former Dean of Under Graduate program at Indian Institute of Crafts & Design in Jaipur and he was Director of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust and Jaigarh Public Charitable Trust in City Palace, Jaipur for 9 years.

  • Manjeet Rathore
    Faculty- Graphic Design
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    Manjeet Rathore

    Manjeet Rathore is an Alumnus of Rajasthan University and has done Animation from MAAC academy.
    He has experience of more than 2 years in animation and video editing. He’s aim is to achieve a good position and recognition in the film industry.

Foundation Studies

  • Amitanshu Shrivastava
    Faculty, Foundation & Product Design
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    Amitanshu Shrivastava

    Amitanshu Shrivastava is a Product Designer, Design Educator and Researcher in the field of "Form in different Materials". The studio's work has been recognized by many design publications as Vogue, Better Homes and Gardens, India today Homes and may others. He has been conducting many workshops around the topic of Material understanding and Indian crafts in independent platforms for Thinking Processes and System Design also as a visiting faculty at institute in Jaipur.  He believes in Creating a fundamental change in the world around us by using alternative materials in our life, so he has been working on curating material library along with other faculties and students for the institutional purpose at Arch Resource center on campus. “

  • Sampat Jhorar
    Faculty, Foundation Studies
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    Sampat Jhorar

    An Architect and a Landscape Designer by qualification. Alumnus of CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He has a total experience of 12 years in the field of Landscape Architecture and 6 years in academics. With a strong inclination towards mountain landscapes, he did regional level research on The Plateau of Cherrapunjee and still continues to research on the fragile Landscape of lower Himalayan regions. His fields of strength are Visualization, idea/design expression techniques, critical thinking and organic/sustainable approach to respect nature.

Business Faculty

  • Dr. Manish Jain
    Principal and Professor- A.B.S.T. Department
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    Dr. Manish Jain

    Manish Jain is an alumnus of the University of Rajasthan with a PhD in Commerce & a PG Diploma in Cost and Works Accountancy (DCWA), He is presently the Principal and Professor in A.B.S.T.Department at ARCH Research College for Higher Education. He received an MBA in Financeand Marketing from Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu. He has expertise in Accounts & Finance subjects and has 21 years of teaching experience.
    He has authored 17 books for UG and PG students of different universities; published numerous papers in Indian and International Journals.
    He has also participated in more than 30 National and International Conferences and Seminars and received Best paper awards including the latest for his paper titled – ‘New dimension of e-business in Indian banking’ at the 14th international conference organised by Research Development Association and Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
    Dr.Manish is associated with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), & the Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota.

  • Sharad Garg
    Vice Principal- Department of Research and Higher Education
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    Sharad Garg

    Sharad Garg holds a PhD, M.Com (Bus. Adm.), MBA (Marketing),PGDIBO, UGC NET.
    He is a Lifetime member of the Indian Commerce Association and had been providing services as a corporate trainer for organisations like Genpact, IGNOU, Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, IMT, Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, JIMS and MSME, Govt. of India etc. He is also an approved research guide in the subject area of Marketing Management.
    With more than 15 years of work experience, Dr. Garg has been credited with the publication of numerous books, research papers, newspaper articles and book reviews.
    He has been given the ‘Best paper’ award at an International Conference, out of the seven research papers that he has presented at national and international levels.
  • Bhuwan Bhatnagar
    Project Coordinator
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    Bhuwan Bhatnagar

    Bhuwan Bhatnagar, is an alumnus of the Government Polytechnic College, Ajmer with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, BCA,ADCA, MCA, DIM, PGDIM, PGDFM & MBA in Finance. He has served as an external examiner & contributed to developing examination papers at various universities dealing with Computer & Management.
    With 16 years of experience in teaching computer & management subjects, he uses his expertise in developing software for in-house needs.