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.
  • Naveen Verma
    Head of Foundation & Design Communication
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    Naveen Verma

    Naveen has been entrenched in Digital Design Communication ever since internet made its presence felt in India in 1990s. He has a keen insight and understanding of brand based digital experience and has worked with Rediff.com,  GroupM, Interactive Avenues and more.

    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, Coca-Cola, Kingfisher Breweries, General Motors – Chevrolet, Microsoft, Colgate and Dolby.

    His work has won appreciation in form of awards - Multilingual Short Animated videos for CocaCola Social Media were Finalists at ABBY 2015. Facebook listed CocaCola campaign amongst World’s Most Successful cases on Facebook that year. GOLD IDMA Award 2012 (Indian Digital Media Awards) for Domino’s Pizza Online Ordering Website. Apollo Munich Health Insurance experiential website won a GOLD IAMAI Award in 2011. A Facebook application for Kingfisher Breweries was a Finalist at ABBY(Ad Club Bombay)  in 2011. 

    Naveen has conducted Creative Workshops / Digital Days / Talks for Lenovo India, Rediffusion DY&R, Everest Advertising and has been on Jury panels for NIFT Delhi (Fashion Communication), Pearl Academy (Art & Communication), Amity University, Wigan & Leigh College, Quasar Media [WPP],  Naukri.com and MakemyTrip.com.

    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.

Fashion Design

  • Rajesh Kumar
    Faculty & Coordinator, Fashion Design
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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. 

  • 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.
  • Nagendra Kumar Gupta
    Assistant 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.
  • Kaumadha Wickramarachchi
    Fashion Design
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    Kaumadha Wickramarachchi

    Kaumadha Wickramarachchi graduated in Fashion Design & Product Development from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.  She has interned for a reputed textile manufacturing company in Sri Lanka, assisting on the company’s creative process and production. Her graduation collection titled “Adrenaline Rush Of The Green Hell Ambience” was based on activewear for men who are fans of motorsports. She authored and presented a research paper titled ‘Enhancing the Fabrication of Motorsports Gear in Sri Lanka’, at the 2nd International Conference on Apparel Textiles and Fashion Design held in Sri Lanka. It was published in the International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (ISSN 2424-6557). She has also won the 1st runners-up at the MAS best overall student awards at University of Moratuwa for the year 2017. She also holds a Professional Graduate Diploma in BCS Chartered Institute for IT, where she has won a world prize for PROM-G award in 2014.

Interior Design

  • Ar. Chhavi Khandelwal
    Faculty, Interior Design
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    Ar. Chhavi Khandelwal

    Holds a B.Arch. Degree from Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur and M. Des in Furniture Design from CEPT, Ahmedabad. Having more than 4 years of experience with international groups like Hyatt and Marriott, her focus area is Furniture Design. She has worked for residential and hospitality sectors in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Jaipur. Being lived pan India, she has a good knowledge of cultural context in design.

  • 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.

  • Ar. Rahul Joya
    Faculty, Interior Design
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    Ar. Rahul Joya

    An Architect alumnus of MNIT, Jaipur and an Urban Designer from Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur, Rahul owns his Office “Architect Consultants” and has been working in the field for more than 2 years. He is associated with RSRDC and PWD, Rajasthan and has worked on government projects along with his own private architectural/interior projects. He has experience in dealing with urban design projects concerning housing, public spaces and walk-ability at Pushkar, Jaipur and Bundi. Rahul is an avid photographer and has been the Joint Secretary of MNIT Photography Club. Along with this, he has also organised a photography competition “Moments’12” and was a technical member in film making on “Preservation of Heritage”, organised by IIID, Rajasthan Chapter. 
  • 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

    Ms. Priyanka Baweja has completed Jewellery Design and Fabrication course from JPDC Jaipur and IIGJ Mumbai and has 18 years of experience in academics and industry .She has been awarded by GJEPC.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 World Craft Council and Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. She has also presented paper in International Conference and is pursuing Ph.D in Anthropology from Rajasthan University
  • Sanjeev Kumar
    Faculty, Jewellery Design
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    Sanjeev Kumar

    A graduate from Delhi University, he has done his Diploma in Jewellery Design & Manufacturing Technology from JDTI Noida. Over past 17 Years he has worked widely with National and International organisations, as an Academician, Researcher, Production Manager etc.


    He has written and complied various Jewellery Manufacturing manuals for institutions like IIGJ Mumbai & “LLaxsay Qory” Mirafloras at Peru. He has also served as an Academic and Technical Director of “LLaxsay Qory” institute.


    He has done Factory setups and up-gradation of old factories like for Apranje Jewellers, Bangalore and “Jewels of Africa” in Lusaka at Zambia. He has been designing for brands like “TBZ” and “Jewel Smith” Mumbai etc.

  • 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 development for companies like 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, as a photography faculty with different institutions. 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.  

  • 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.