Faculty

LEADERSHIP

Archana Surana

Founder & Director
Mentor - Fashion and Jewellery Department

Archana Surana successfully carries forward a legacy of 20 years as the Founder & Director of ARCH College of Design & Business. As contributions in the space of youth and women empowerment she has established strong pathways in Design Education, as well as Mentoring, through the Women Mentors Forum founded by her. A widely travelled and noted speaker, she sits on various national and international forums of Academia and Industry. She has been appointed as Dean of Fashion Design Faculty & Academic Council Member of Rajasthan ILD Skills University (RISU), Chairperson- Committee of Honorary Doctorate Degree Awards of RISU.

She is the Chairperson for Fashion Colloquia 2020 an International Research colloquium hosted and organized by ARCH College of Design & Business in Jaipur from 26-30th January 2020. She is a Vital Voices Lead Fellow & a YUVA ICON awardee at the hands of former Indian President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

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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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Rajesh Kumar

Senior Faculty
Fashion Design

Rajesh Kumar has done B. Des - Fashion Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai. He also holds Master’s Degree (MBA) with a specialisation in Apparel Management from University of Madras and has qualified UGC NET exam. With an experience of over 15 + years he has worked in different sectors of the garment industry.

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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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Priyanka Baweja

Faculty
Jewellery Design

Priyanka Baweja has completed Jewellery Design and Fabrication courses and has 21 years of experience in academics and industry. Along with Gem and Jewellery Education, she holds a 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.

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Shovit Dasgupta

Faculty
Fashion Design

An alumnus of National Institute of Fashion Technology, he has been working in the Indian Fashion Industry for the past nine years. 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.

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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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Avani Chhajlani

Faculty & Project Manager
Fashion Design

Avani is a seasoned professional having worked with various E-Commerce companies as Channel Sales Manager and Buyer. She is a Graduate in Fashion Design from SNDT University, Mumbai and has completed her post-graduation in Fashion Management from NIFT Hyderabad.

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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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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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Naveen Verma

Senior Faculty
Graphics & Foundation Studies

Naveen’s experience lies in UI UX Design, Communication Design, Knowledge Sharing and Training, Digital Ad Innovations and he has worked for over a hundred blue chip brands including Dominos, Honda and Dolby. His work has won appreciation in form of awards from IDMA (Indian Digital Media Awards) for multiple websites and campaigns. Naveen is a Bachelor of Fine Art [B.F.A] from College of Art, Delhi University and he specialized in Advertising. He attended a Management Development Program [MDP] - Basic Leadership Skills, at XLRI Jamshedpur and a MDP - Senior Executive Leadership, at Faculty of Management, Delhi University.

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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

Govind Shastri

Faculty
Fashion Design

With experience spanning over 15 years in Apparel Production and Handloom sectors, Govind has worked with various government departments. He holds an MBA in Fashion from SVS University and various other qualifications in Apparel Manufacturing Technology.

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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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Design Education in the New Normal

in conversation with : Prof. Pradyumna Vyas

Former Director, National Institute of Design (NID)

Sustainable Luxury in the Jewellery Industry

in conversation with : Katrina Perez

Celebrity Jewelry Blogger and Journalist, London (UK)

Design for Transforming the Future

in conversation with : Alok B. Nandi

Director, Spread Design & Architempo Past President –IxDA