Faculty

LEADERSHIP

Archana Surana

Founder & Director
Mentor - Fashion and Jewellery Department

Ms Archana Surana is a Design Educator, Mentor and Social Entrepreneur with 28 years of experience innovating in Design Education. She successfully carries forward a legacy of 22 years as the Founder and Director of ARCH College of Design and Business. She established vital pathways in specialised streams of Design Education by imparting Undergraduate and Post Graduate Level programs with International and National Certifications.

DESIGN CULTURE initiative is her mission to harness the power of Design among the aspirants of the creative and innovative domain, enabling them to become design leaders. She is Chairperson, Design Culture- Pink City Design Confluence 2022.

She is a Member of -the CII National Committee on Design India(2021-22) and has been a Scientific Committee member on International fashion research colloquiums. Former Dean- Fashion Design Faculty, Academic Council Member of Rajasthan ILD Skills University (RISU), and CBSE Committee on Skill Development.

She represents ARCH as a member of International forums- IFFTI, WDO, Cumulus and Industry & Academic bodies -FICCI-Flo, FDCI, IIID, IGBC, TPF, TIE Rajasthan.

US State Department and Rotary Foundation Alumnus, Vital Voices Lead Fellow, a Fortune and GAP Mentee, founded the Women Mentors Forum, WMF in 2014, impacting 1500+ women entrepreneurs and professionals.

An austere social entrepreneur, her contributions to youth and women empowerment have gained her recognition at the hands of former Indian President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, as a YUVA ICON.

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Benoy Thoompunkal

Chief Meddler and Director International
Mentor - Interior and Graphic Department

As a practicing Design Consultant and Academician for over 32 years, he has worked in multiple fields of design, ranging from Heritage Conservation & Product Design to Interiors, Space & Structure, Lighting, Exhibitions & Display, Clock Design and Photography. He has also executed various national and international projects

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Bhargav Mistry

Dean - Design Culture
Mentor - Product Department

As a practicing Design Consultant for over 39 years, he has worked on multiple challenging projects across industrial & domestic products and equipment design. One of his successful projects has also received an international patent. Along with a long and diversified track record in design he also has three internationally acclaimed music albums.

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CORE

Yashpal Dagur

Senior Faculty
Jewellery Design & CAD

Academics with well-established jewellery firms like Jewels Emporium, Jewels Saga, Harrison’s, Vikas Gems, Pyramid Jewels etc. for both international and domestic markets. For the past 13 years, he has been associated with ARCH College of Design and Business. 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.

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Anil Kumar Bose

Faculty
Graphic Design Communication

Anil Kumar Bose has an experience of over 25 years in the industry of Graphic Design, Animation and Photography. He is a Post Graduate from NID Ahmedabad and a BFA from Delhi College of Art. He acted as Photography and Design faculty with different institutions in Delhi NCR. He has also worked with TV based studios for motion graphics. He created learning based simulations for the managers and labour at Fair Labor Association Switzerland.

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Bhuwan Bhatnagar

Senior Faculty
Business Studies

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.

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Ar. Rajeev Singh

Faculty & Coordinator
Interior Design

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 colours and materials in interiors. He has been involved in Architecture, Interiors, Urban Planning & turnkey Projects Management.

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Nagendra Kumar Gupta

Faculty & Coordinator
Fashion Design

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. He has also worked in the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Uniform Design project at Arch.

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Charu Thukral

Faculty
Interior Design

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.

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Divya Soni

Faculty
Jewellery Design

Divya completed her graduation with B.Sc. in jewellery design, with an overall industrial experience of 5 years. She is an alumnus of ARCH COLLEGE OF DESIGN AND BUSINESS. She has worked as a head Designer with a luxury design brand SYMETREE(Jaipur) and various other jewellery houses. Divya is an entrepreneur and creative director of a bespoke jewellery brand from Jaipur, 'DIVYASONI' which she started 2 years ago.

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Samiksha Jain

Faculty & Coordinator
Foundation - Craft & Product Design

Samiksha is a seasoned professional having worked with Baggit as Design Head - Men’s Range and Trend Forecaster, she also developed a range of handbags under the brand-name “Sammy J”. She is a Graduate in Accessory Design from NIFT Bhopal and has completed her post-graduation in Fashion Marketing from Raffles’ Singapore.

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Narjis Bhargav

Senior Faculty
Fashion Design

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Ritika Pabuwal

Faculty
Interior Design

Ritika Pabuwal graduated in Interior Design from the world renowned institution, Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore.

She is the principal interior designer at 'The Storey Teller,' and has created many impressive interiors of residential and commercial properties in Delhi, Mumbai and various cities in Rajasthan in the last decade.

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Rathindra Dolai

Faculty
Foundation & Product Department

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Aditi Vyas

Faculty
Fashion Design

An alumnus of Indian Institute of Craft and Design, she is specialised in soft material applications. With a keen interest in craft research, she has written an academic paper titled, "Metamorphosis of Phad Painting into Contemporary Products". She is also a print design enthusiast.

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Purnima Vyas

Faculty
Interior Design

Purnima Vyas is an Alumnus of Arch college of design and business with an experience of 6 years in Interior design industry. She is an entrepreneur and principal designer at STUDIO EMARAT which she started in 2018 and has delivered 10 plus projects in and out of jaipur.
Her expertise lies in concept development, technical detailing and visualisation.

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Apoorva Vijh

Faculty,
Jewellery Design

Alumna of NIFT, Hyderabad & Politechnico di Milano , Apoorva has 8+ years of professional experience In the Jewellery Industry and as a faculty. She has worked with known brands like PC jewellers, Imaginarium, Titan. She has also designed the MS – INDIA crown 2013.

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PRO

Yunus Khimani

Senior Faculty
Artist & Educator

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 years. 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.

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Sonal Shreemal

Faculty
Interior Design

Sonal is an Architect and Interior Designer, she has over 25 years of experience in designing and execution of works in sectors like Retail outlets, Hospitality, Residential, Farm Houses, Commercial and Industrial buildings. She also has to her credit renovation of the Palace on Wheels - the royal and luxury train in India.

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Khemraj Kala

Senior Faculty
Interior Design

Khemraj Kala has an experience of over 18 years in the industry in Visual Merchandising. He is a Graduate from NID Ahmedabad and a MBA in Retail and Marketing Management. He acted as Head Visual Merchandiser with Mothercare and Blackberry’s among other brands.

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Sampat Jhorar

Senior Faculty
Foundation Studies

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 on the fragile Landscape of lower Himalayan regions.

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Dr, Shefali Arora

Faculty
Graphic Design Communication

Dr. Shefali Arora, Doctorate by profession and ESL Trainer by passion, did her CELTA (University of Cambridge) recently from Oxford House, Barcelona. Shefali holds a Ph.D. in Management with specialization in Consumer Behaviour from IIS University, Jaipur. She has also done PGDM (Marketing & Finance) and M.com (EAFM, B.ad). Shefali has a vast teaching experience of 8 years, which includes a comprehensive range of subjects both inside; classroom and virtual environment. Her specializations are Branding, Strategic Management, Business Communication and Training Development.

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Nishi Jajoo

Faculty
Interior Design

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.

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Anish Hatwal

Faculty
Graphic Design Communication

Anish Hatwal is a Concept artist, illustrator, and 2d/3d Animator. His expertise lies in designing Concept art for movies and video games, he has designed and executed Murals and several illustration books for Children's for different NGOs, he is also interested in digital music-making, learning filmmaking, Photography & books.

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TECH

Nirmal Soni

Faculty
Interior Design

Nirmal has 12+years’ experience in archite cture & interior design industry. He holds a masters degree in design and diploma in architecture. He is the founder of an architecture visualization firm in Jaipur. He is popularly known for visualization and creative acumen in industrial software.

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Manjeet Rathore

Faculty
Motion Graphics

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.

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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.

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Keynote address on Design Culture (S) for Peace

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..

Finale Keynote Address- Pink City Design Confluence 2022

Mr Surya Vanka, Founder & Chief Designer, Authentic Design Former Director of User Experience, Microsoft joined the ceremony for the Finale Keynote Address where he shared.

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.

Award Ceremony- Pink City Design Confluence 2022

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

P-R-E Workshop in association with IxDa & Cumulus

A P-R-E: Practise - Research - Education Workshop by Cumulus & IxDA was conducted by Eija Salmi, Secretary-General, Cumulus International and Alok Nandi, Managing Director Partner

21st CII India Design Summit'21

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".

17th JJS- Jaipur Jewellery Show’21

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.

22nd World Education Summit'21

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.

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