Faculty

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

    Archana Surana is the Founder & Director of the ARCH College of Design & Business. Her experience over the last 23 years in the delivery of design education has ensured that ARCH imparts specialized and industrially relevant education. She established ARCH in the year 2000.

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

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

    She presented a Project proposal at the "Fashion Colloquia " in 2013 at the London College of Fashion (LCF) at London under the auspices of IFFTI. She was a key note speaker at the University of Antwerp, Belgium for the "Non Western Fashion Conference" in 2016. She was invited on a panel of "Global Conversation in Cultural Managment & Policy" at Brussels -Belgium during the 25th ENCATC Congress in October 2017.

    She is a Post Graduate with a Professional Diploma course in Fashion Design from South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, New Delhi. Apart from a Professional course in Contour Fashion from De Montfort University in the UK, she has also completed specialized courses in Fashion Merchandising & Pattern Making from the ATDC as well as a Computer Aided Fashion Illustration course from the NIFT, New Delhi. She has learned chronic healing and practices Vipasana Meditation. Her hobby is playing Golf A learner and an explorer of new concepts and ideologies she has attended various National and International Workshops. They include the Executive Program on Growth & Entrepreneurship at the Indian School of Business (ISB); the CHANCE workshop by GIZ on Strategic Planning and Financial Management of Businesswomen's Associations; the workshop on "Design for Persuasion: Creating Dynamic, Multi-Sensory Experiences for Customer Delight" at the NID, Ahmedabad.

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

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

  • Benoy Thoompunkal
    Director Academics
    Partnership, 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 College of Design & Business 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.
  • Pramod Yadav
    Registrar
    Sr. Faculty, Fashion & Textile
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    Pramod Yadav

    Pramod Yadav has held different positions in the last twenty-seven years, focusing on the area of Skill Development and implementation of Projects under Integrated Skill Development, on a pan India basis for the Ministry of Textiles. His career span includes 7 years in the industry, 8 years of administration experience and 12 years of teaching experience.

    He has authored three books in the domain of apparel production and technology, pattern making and designing. In one of his previous roles, he has served as the Principal and Joint Registrar of ATDC (Apparel Training & Design Centre).

    He has contributed to the Diagnostic Study for Garment Cluster Development and identification of thrust areas for the sector. He has also worked on developing linkages between Institutional Course contents and the Garment Sector and continues to do so.

    He has visited different countries as a team leader with garment exporters as part of a study analysis of the Export Market to help improve & enhance the quality & productivity of the Indian Apparel Industry. He has setup more than 80 Spokes & Skill Centers of ATDC under the ISDC Scheme in different parts of India, to train shop floor workforce for Garment & Textiles.

  • Dr. Marisha McAuliffe
    Dean, Academic, Researcher
    and Interior Architect
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    Dr. Marisha McAuliffe

    Dr. Marisha McAuliffe is a Dean, Academic, Researcher and Interior Architect living in Jaipur. Specializing in high quality educational leadership in higher education, she is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is editor and associate editor of a number of prestigious and well-ranked higher education journals.
  • Dr. Neena Jaju Pingaley
    Deputy Head Academics
    Sr. Faculty, Interior Design
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    Dr. Neena Jaju Pingaley

    Dr.Neena Jaju Pingaley is an Educator, Researcher & Design Practitioner with a Ph.D. in Lighting Design from The M.S. University of Baroda, where she spent two decades as a Professor in Interior Design and Family & Community Resource Management. She holds an Advanced Educators Certification in Sustainable Lighting from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. She is also a Life Member of the Indian Society of Lighting Engineers.Her work predominantly has been in areas of Education, Design & Social Research and Environmental Lighting. She has led development of Curriculum & Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Frameworks of Design Program at UG & PG levels at various Universities. She has guided numerous Researches in diverse areas such as Spatial Design, Lighting, Elderly Spaces, Entrepreneurship, Stress Management & Consumer Behavior.

Fashion & Textiles

  • Sunita Yadav
    Program Coordinator &
    Sr. Faculty, Fashion Design & GPEM
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    Sunita Yadav

    Sunita Yadav is an alumna of the University of Rajasthan and is currently pursuing her PhD titled – ‘A study on female attire and standardisation according to body size with particular reference to Jaipur’.-from Pacific University, Udaipur.
    She has been associated with ARCH for the last 13 years. In the past, for over two years, she worked as a Sampling Coordinator, merchandiser and designer.
    She has been a part of the Faculty Exchange Program on Creative Pattern Making under the Prime Minister’s Initiative for International Education (PMI2) with the Doncaster College, UK.
    Her area of expertise includes Garment Production and Export Management, Apparel Manufacturing Technology (AMT), CAD Pattern Making, Garment Construction, Pattern Drafting & Draping.

  • Richa Lakwal
    Academic Coordinator-
    Senior Faculty, Fashion Design
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    Richa Lakwal

    Richa Lakwal is an alumna of the National Institute of Fashion Technology. With an overall industrial and academic experience of 10 years, she has worked as a Fashion & Apparel Designer with well established export houses, retail brands and Multi-National Companies. She has also worked with Khadi Gram Udhyog, Jaipur and successfully spearheaded the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Uniform Design project at Arch. She has authored and presented a research paper titled ‘Dyeing to Sustain: Encouraging Eco Conscious Lifestyle & Social Responsibility’, at the International Conference on Fashion, Retail and Management held at the NIFT, Hyderabad which is published in the book ‘Reflections- 2014 - Contemporary Issues and Trends in Fashion, Retail & Management (ISBN:978-81-7800-297-2)'.Her areas of interest and expertise include Draping, Garment Construction, Finishing Techniques, Styling, Surface Ornamentation, Costume Designing, Material Exploration and Research Design.
  • Anu Jain
    Senior Faculty, Fashion & Textiles
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    Anu Jain

    An alumna of National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi (NIFT) Anu has over 18 years of work experience in the apparel industry and fashion design academics. As an associate professor for Fashion Design, at NIFT, she has played an important role in the development of curriculum and spearheaded several projects as a project coordinator for fashion shows at Raipur, Chhattisgarh (2016), Surajkund International Mela (2015) and ’Runway to New Zealand- 2016’- project for Education New Zealand, Delhi. Her contributions in exhibitions at Khadi Gramudyog and theme pavilion at Destination North East-2017 (Chandigarh) have been noteworthy. Her professional profile includes working as the creative technical expert on ‘The Needlecraft Book’ by Dorling Kindersley (UK), and as a sales manager and designer for various export houses and domestic firms. She has served as former HOD, Fashion & Textiles at ARCH
  • Aurelia Alves
    Senior Faculty, Fashion & Textiles
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    Aurelia Alves

    Aurelia Alves is from Brazil, graduated in Business Administration and Fashion Design, and has been a practitioner for more than 8 years. She has worked with prestigious Brazilian brands for their marketing, styling and exportation projects coupled with similar experience in Indian export houses. Her association with ARCH in the last one year has provided her with the opportunity to mentor students of the faculty of fashion and contribute towards International projects through her innovative ideas, attention to detail and the ability to articulate and coordinate effectively.
  • Elisa Quinteros
    Faculty, Fashion & Textiles
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    Elisa Quinteros

    Elisa has a Masters in Fashion Aesthetics and Management, from the University of São Paulo, Brazil and a Bachelors in Fashion Design from Santa Marcelina University, Brazil along with a study of Drawing and Illustration Techniques from Folium School of Arts. With an inquisitive mind and passion for creation, she has been in the industry for almost seven years. Her experience includes working with fashion product development with a special focus on printing and laundry techniques.
  • Malu Prates
    Faculty, Fashion & Textiles
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    Malu Prates

    Malu Prates is a Fashion Design and Etching graduate from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Her graduation collection, titled "Abr(aço)", presented the results of her extensive research on corsetry and body modification through waist training. She was also part of the University’s research under the Scientific Initiation course, and worked as an intern for a well-known fashion brand, assisting on the company’s creative process and production. After graduation, she started her own entrepreneurial venture opening a bespoke corsetry atelier.
  • Kalpana Munjal
    Faculty, Fashion & Textiles,
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    Kalpana Munjal

    An alumna of the International College for Girls with an Msc in Clothing & Textile, and a Bachelors in education,she has cleared the National Eligibility Test conducted by the University Grants Commission. Pursuing a PhD on the topic of ‘Sustainable Apparel Development & Creating Awareness’ from the IIS University Jaipur. With 3 years of teaching experience, her areas of expertise lie in dyeing and printing, textile chemistry and garment construction. She has presented papers on different topics. Recently her Review paper entitled ‘Practices and Possibilities of Sustainable Fashion’ was published in the Asian Journal of Home Science (ISSN-0976-8351).
  • Natasha Maidiasani
    Assistant Faculty, Fashion & Textiles
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    Natasha Maidiasani

    An alumna of the University of Rajasthan with a Masters in Business Administration and a specialisation in Apparel Manufacturing Technology (AMT), CAD & Lectra Software in Pattern Making. She has 9 Years of Industrial and Teaching experience as a Fashion Coordinator, trainer and Regional coordinator with Garment Industries, Fashion colleges & the Ministry of Textiles. She has attended workshops & seminars on Pattern making, Export Documentation & Garment Merchandising, including, among others, ones organised by the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS), Japan & NIFT New Delhi. She has also attended a seminar conducted by International Consultant, Mr Roger Thomas on ‘Setting Standards in Time & Production Planning ‘.
  • Nagendra Kumar Gupta
    Faculty, 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 5 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 Ornamentation, Costume Designing, Material Exploration and Research Design.

Interior Design

  • Ar. Anuradha Gandhi
    HOD, Interior Design
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    Ar. Anuradha Gandhi

    Annuradha’s architectural career spans India and the US. She has worked on a range of projects including hospitality, residential, institutional and restoration & conservation. She has produced independent research project reports, and has participated in international design competitions. She was Associate professor at Sushant School of Art & Architecture. She was part of Sushant’s projects cell, and executed the Tavru Tomb restoration project for Intach.
  • Ar. Alpi Jain
    Senior Faculty, Interior Design- Product Design
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    Ar. Alpi Jain

    Holds a B.Arch Degree from Mumbai University and M.Arch Degree in Industrial Design from the School of planning and Architecture, New Delhi. She has a comprehensive work experience of over 13 years; including her stint with firms like Indistore, ANA Design, Timbergrain, and International companies like Haworth India Pvt. Ltd. etc. Her projects include working with ITDP (The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy) for Designing Tricycle for Mahaveer Viklaang Samiti; as a Design Consultant for KVIC to prepare course material (Pottery) for Rural Craftsmen; and as a project manager for building flagship stores for International Brands like Christian Dior, Salvatore Ferragamo, & Armani in New Delhi and Mumbai. She has been engaged in academia for over 4 years.
  • Shweta Fauzdar
    Faculty, Interior Design
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    Shweta Fauzdar

    Holds a Masters in Business Administration (Hons) from Rajasthan University and a Diploma in Interior Design from ARCH Academy of Design. She has an industrial experience of over 10 years, being involved in several residential and commercial projects including mall designing. She was a part of the Architectural team for interior planning at the City Palace, Jaipur, and worked with Sand Dune Constructions and Interior Pvt. Ltd. She was also awarded a certificate for excellence in project management and interior spatial design by Lufthansa Airlines, Germany, for one of their KPO projects at Sitapura-EPIP, Jaipur
  • Ar. Ashish Kumawat
    Faculty, Interior Design
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    Ashish Kumawat

    Ashish Kumawat holds a B ARCH . (Specialisation – Interior Design, Construction Services) from Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur and a Diploma in Architecture from Khaitan Polytechnic College, Jaipur. He is a practising Architect with 5 years of work experience in designing residential and commercial spaces. His core competency lies in Construction and Building Services, which includes, planning, detailing of structure and outer facade of buildings and on-site execution etc. Apart from this, he has excellent workshops skills in Woodcut printing, Terracotta products, Arayash Fresco painting, Laser cutting & 3D printing.
  • Tuskeen Naqvi
    Faculty, Interior Design
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    Tuskeen Naqvi

    Tuskeen Naqvi (Architect) completed B.Arch from Aayojan School of Architecture. 9 years of total Experience in which 4 Years of professional Experience and 5 years of Academic Experience.

    Previously worked with Aashiyana Architects(Architectural Firm) and After that gives 5 years to Nims School of Architecture and Planning.

  • 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.
  • Chandani Sharma
    Faculty, Interior Design
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    Chandani Sharma

    She's an alumni of ARCH Academy of Design, Jaipur (2006-2009) and has eight years of work experience in the field of interior designing. She has worked as project and communica-tion manager in various residential, commercial, heritage and restoration projects with major architect firms MUSE, Bangalore & Sthapatya, Jaipur.
  • Ar. Ronak Dhagra
    Faculty, Interior Design
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    Ar. Ronak Dhagra

    Ronak Dhagra is an architect and a designer from MSRIT Bangalore.He has worked with few reputed firms as an associate architect at Bangalore , Auroville and jaipur respectively. He has a field experience of 4 years on 28 projects of various disciplines and expertise in innovative detailing and cost effective design practices . He is the founder of "RONAK ARKHITEKTON" , an architecture and interior design firm at Jaipur
  • Anirudh Singh Rathore
    Faculty, Interior Design
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    Anirudh Singh Rathore

    An alumnus of Aayojan School of Architecture and a practicing Architect and Designer by profession, Anirudh has helmed the designing and execution of numerous projects in the industrial, residential and hospitality space including Interiors for local cafes like Molly Moo Ice Cream Restaurant and Quyu's Cafe.
  • Shruti Sharma
    Faculty, Interior Design
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    Shruti Sharma

    Shruti Sharma is a faculty of Interior Design at ARCH College of Design and Business.
    She did his B.Sc in Interior Design from ARCH College of Design and Business.
    Shruti has a rich industry experience of 5.5 years working for BG Associates and Arch Image. Shrenik Marble in Kishangarh and Siraj Bhai were the major Interior Design projects undertaken by her.

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 Beriwal
    Faculty, Jewellery Design
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    Priyanka Beriwal

    Priyanka Beriwal is an alumnus of ARCH academy of Design. She holds a bachelor’s degree in jewellery design from Punjab Technical University and was the ranked first in the 2009 batch. During her 8 years of work experience, she has worked as a Jewellery Designer with Dangayach Group, Gossil Exports and other well-established export houses, catering to the domestic & international market. She has also studied Diploma in "Polished Diamond Grading" from KGK DIAMOND INSTITUTE, Jaipur. Her expertise lies in Kundan Meena techniques, manual designing techniques & Research Development in jewellery.
  • Lis Haddad
    Faculty, Jewellery Design
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    Liss Haddad

    Lis Haddad Graduated in SocialCommunication from the UniversityCenter of Belo Horizonte (BH,Brazil).She is Specialized in Gems and jewellery from the University of Minas Gerais (BH, Brazil).In 2007 she opened her own studio and since then has been engaged in the production of jewellery. Lis has developed accessories for movies and television. In 2010 she was a finalist for Aglogold Ashanti Auditions Brazil. The choice of hand-crafted construction was inevitable, a natural path. Analogic processes enchant and always looked for them every day, whether embroidering papers, modelling clay in her mother’s studio, or cutting and modifying clothes.
  • Akshay Agarwal
    Faculty, Jewellery Design
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    Akshay Agarwal

    An alumnus of the ARCH Academy of Design, Jaipur, Akshay Agarwal holds a B.Sc in Jewellery Design. He also has done a DCPDV (Diploma course in polished Diamond & Valuation) from Arihant Diamond Institute, Surat. His 5 years of industry exposure includes work with various design houses like Gemco Designs, Krishugo Jewels Pvt. Ltd and Vaibhav Global Limited. An award winner in many competitions, Akshay brings his hands on experience of Jewellery manufacturing, traditional Kundan Meena technique of Rajasthan and enamelling to his classroom teachings.
  • Leticia de Matos Soares
    Faculty, Jewellery Design
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    Leticia de Matos Soares

    Leticia Soares is a Brazilian product designer, who graduated in Product Design at the Design School of the State University of Minas Gerais. Leticia developed several designs in the jewelry industry and her work reached over 40 stores across the country. Passionate about Fashion, worked with fashion editorials in styling and art direction, also owned her store specializing in vintage clothing curation. She`s also certificate in content production for media. Her beliefs had led her to develop studies and projects in Slow Living, Fashion Design, Feminism and Art.

Applied Arts & Graphic Design

  • Ekeshwar Hatwal
    HOD B.V.A. - Applied Arts
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    Ekeshwar Hatwal

    Ekeshwar is an Alumnus of Bahuguna Garwhwal University, Dehradun withGold medal.He was awarded by All India Award from South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur and Rajasthan State Lalit Kala Academy.

    He was the editor of Art magazine AKRITI ( The annual periodical of Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy Jaipur). He was nominated as the Eminent Artistin the council of Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy Jaipur.

    He has written books like Vigyapan Kala on Applied Arts.He was an elected member for General Council of National Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi. He is the president of HASTAKSHAR , and Lectures Forum. He has developed a unique art of Blue Pottery Paintings.

  • Vishal Sharma
    Faculty- Graphic Design
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    Vishal Sharma

    Vishal Sharma holds a Diploma Certificate from MAAC (Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics), an institute related to the Indian animation industry. He has industry experience of 5 years.

    He earned experience in design, working under the Show Director & Show Cameraman of Network 18 & ABP News.He has a Special Category certificate from Gemporia TV for outstanding management of graphics.

  • Laura Lopez
    Faculty- Graphic Design
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    Laura Lopez

    Laura Lopez is an alumna of theUniversidad De Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, with a major in Design services and a minor in Photography. With an industry experience of 5 years, she has worked with some of the most eminent photographers in Italy and Colombia. She has also worked in the fashion industry for reputed events such as the ‘Fashion Week’ in Milan. Her areas of interest include graphic design and helping with new ideas and creations for achieving her personal and institutional goals.
  • Manjeet Singh
    Faculty- Graphic Design
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    Manjeet Singh

    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. His aim is to achieve a good position and recognition in the film industry.
  • Hemant Kumar
    Faculty- Graphic Design
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    Hemant Kumar

    Hemant Kumar is a Graphic Designer with a rich experience of more than 10 years. He has done his Diploma in Digital Arts from Zee Institute of Creative Arts (Zee Networks, Mumbai) in 2007.He has a good work experience of working in 3 D animation industries.

    He has been a Visualizer with The Times of India and successfully did Print and Digital campaigns for the group.

    For last two years, he has been a Freelancer and Industrial Trainer on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • Kartik Bajoria
    Faculty,
    Professional Communication at ARCH
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    Kartik Bajoria

    Kartik Bajoria is a New York Film Academy & Doon School alumnus who initially spent over a decade in the Media Industry in various capacities across Advertising, Film & Television and then became a Writer, first in the Non-Fiction Lifestyle space and subsequently as a Ghost Writer & National Columnist for DNA, Times of India & several Literary Journals. Kartik is extremely active in many cultural pursuits and regularly moderates/hosts author interactions, book readings and is also invited as a speaker at various events where he covers a wide range of subjects.
    His wealth of experience is being channelized through sessions in Professional Communication where he hopes to inculcate a sense of Critical & Analytical Thinking & Expression among the students at ARCH.
  • Jyoti Singh Chauhan
    Faculty of Graphic Design and Photography at ARCH
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    Jyoti Singh Chauhan

    Jyoti is an alumna of IIS University, Jaipur. She has done her Masters in Visual Arts with specialization in Graphic Design. She has worked as a photographer, graphic designer and illustrator. Her area of expertise includes Communication Design, Photography, Graphic Design and Brand Identity Design. She is a professional Kathak dancer as well.

  • Manika Sharma
    Faculty of Visual Arts at ARCH
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    Manika Sharma

    Manika has done BVA (Bachelor of Visual Arts) and MVA (Master of Visual Arts) from IIS University, Jaipur. She has worked as an Art faculty at IIS (India International School). Her area of expertise includes Illustrations, Still Life study and Communication Design. She has also done graduation in Kathak dance from Bhatkhande Mahavidyalaya, Lucknow.

Foundation

  • Pooja Lakwal
    Faculty, Foundation - Product Design
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    Pooja Lakwal

    Pooja Lakwal, an alumna of MIT Institute of Design, holds a specialization in Product Design. She has 6 years of professional experience, during which she has worked with several domestic and international clients, state governments, and academic institutions. Her passion for Crafts has brought her to engage with several artisan communities across India. She has been collaborating with RUDA - Rural Non-Farm Development Agency for the development of Namda (Felt) Craft in Tonk since 2017. She is also collaborating with AIACA for 'Craftmark Green' Certification for handicrafts in India.
    Prior to this, she has worked as an Innovation Consultant with Center for Knowledge Societies, where she brought creative social research methodologies, user experience, systems thinking and prototyping to clients including Intel Corporation, LIRNEasia, a policy think tank based in Sri Lanka and the Bihar Innovation Lab.
    She is a visiting faculty at Arch where she engages with the Foundation students.
  • Rachna Goyal
    Faculty, Illustration - Jewellery Design
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    Rachna Goyal

    An alumna of ICG (International College for Girls), Jaipur & has completed a Bachelors in Fine arts (Applied Arts ). In her 8 years of industry experience, she has Worked as Chief of Design at Motisons Jewellers Ltd, GIE GOLD Pvt. Ltd. and Achal Jewels Pvt. Ltd. Her role involved design, production management, collection development, branding, advertising and product photography for jewellery. Rachna specialises in aesthetics and history of Fine Art and Design, Graphic Design and Mix Media Illustrations and traditional techniques of Indian Jewellery Making. She teaches Fashion Illustration.
  • Isadora Mayumi Watanabe Nicacio
    Faculty, Foundation - Jewellery Design
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    Isadora Mayumi Watanabe Nicacio

    An alumna of the University of the State of Minas Gerais (UEMG), in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Isadora has completed a Bachelor in Product Design. She also participated in the program "Science Without Borders" while studying at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada. She chose Product Design, for believing that at this profession it is essential to find new ways of thinking and producing, so that we can find creative solutions and improve the everyday life. With an industry experience of 4 years, she has worked with in the fashion industry for companies in Brazil and Canada. She has researched in Methodology, Arts & Crafts, Urban Design and Emotional Design.
  • Andre Vitarelli
    Faculty, Foundation - Jewellery Design
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    Andre Vitarelli

    Graduated in Product Design at the Design School of the State University of Minas Gerais (UEMG) in Brazil. Andre has done part of his design studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in Canada. Passionate about Design, Architecture and Urbanism. He has researched in Design and Gender and Urban Design with an industry experience in Glass Blowing and Inbound Marketing
  • Sampat Jhorar
    Coordinator (Foundation)
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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 theUniversity 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 Finance and 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’. Dr. Manish is associated with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
  • Dr. Sharad Garg
    Vice Principal-Department of Research and Higher Education
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    Dr. 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.
  • Pranjal Joshi
    Faculty- Business Department
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    Pranjal Joshi

    He holds an MBA(Hons) from IMT Ghaziabad and has a work experience of 9 years, out of which, he served for 4 years in one of India’s leading Nationalized banks. He has an inquisitive mind and passion for being creative. He has also been writing for several websites, magazines and blogs for many years. His association with ARCH has provided him with the opportunity to mentor students of the faculty of Business and contribute towards International projects through his innovative ideas, power of observation and analysis and the ability to articulate and coordinate effectively.
  • Dr. Monika Ojha
    Faculty-Department of Research and Higher Education
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    Dr. Monika Ojha

    Dr. Monika Ojha, Assistant Professor (EAFM, PhD), with more than 10 years of work experience, has research experience in economics and related fields. She holds a PG degree in Mass Communication & Journalism and works also as an independent journalist. Her articles are regularly endorsed by various reputed National and International Journals & magazines. She has recently attended an International conference on E-Marketing at Greenwich University, London. She is the North Indian member of the International Research Scholars Association and life time member of the Indian Commerce Association. She has written 25 National, & 15 International research papers, as well as 5 reference books.
  • Dr. Sunita Sharma
    Faculty, Business Departmen
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    Dr. Sunita Sharma

    With an experience of 6 years in Teaching and Research, her expertiselies in the area of Human resource management, Commerce, Labor lawand Foreign Languages. She has been awarded a National Level Govt. Scholarship for PHD research in Police Science and Criminology funded by Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Ritu Lodha
    Faculty, Business Department
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    Ritu Lodha

    Ritu Lodha is a practicing Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). She has also pursued M. Com. in Finance and Taxation. Having a teaching experience of about 9 years in commerce subject. . She also takes lectures on motivation, public speaking and communication skills in ICAI, Jaipur.
  • Rippal Gupta
    Faculty- Department of Research and Higher Education
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    Rippal Gupta

    An alumna of the Government Polytechnic College, Jodhpur. With a Diploma in Electrical Engineering, PGDCA, MCA, & M. Tech in IT, she has served as an external examiner & paper setter at various universities dealing with Computer & IT. With 10 years of experience in teaching computer subjects.
  • Bhuwan Bhatnagar
    Faculty for Computer Applications
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    Bhuwan Bhatnagar

    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. He has 16 years of experience in teaching computer & management subjects.

Academic Support

  • Kamal Kumar
    Faculty Assistant
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    Kamal Kumar

    Kamal Sain has a total of 24 years of work experience with 9 years in ARCH Academy of Design.
  • Kusumlata Agarwal
    Librarian
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    Kusumlata Agarwal

    Kusumlata Agarwal has completed M. Lib from Kota open university. She has total 11 years of experience and has been working with ARCH for last 9 years.