Founder's Message

ARCHANA SURANA
Founder & Director
ARCH College of Design & Business
Member, CII National Committee on Design
Member, CBSE Committee on Skill Development
Former Dean - Fashion Design ( Fashion, Jewellery & Interior )
Rajasthan ILD Skills University, India

ARCH College of Design & Business has been disseminating quality Design Education with an Individual Centric Focus for 22 years now, and it continues to do so! ARCH’s mandate is to nurture a culture of design and social entrepreneurship, with a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach; and to create design professionals who can keep reinventing themselves and position design more strategically as an integrator of aesthetics, business, technologies and sociological concerns.

Through design education ARCH endeavours to empower students with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to address the many interconnected global challenges faced today. Climate change, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity, poverty and inequality. Thus, our theme for 2022 is: “SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES FOR A SHARED FUTURE”.

ARCH’s DESIGN CULTURE initiative was inspired by the need to harness the power of Design to enable the aspirants of the creative and innovative domain to become Explorers, Creators, Changemakers and Leaders; Learners who are on a journey to understand themselves and the world at a deeper level, experiencing learning as a voyage of adventure and discovery; Self- directed practitioners who yearn to grow their creative capacity and love the discipline of expanding their abilities to solve complex global issues; Changemakers who extend the creative realm and focus on business and applied technology, keeping Circular Design at the epicentre; and quality human beings who are team nurturers; passionate, receptive, confident, and socially inclusive.

Following the successful conclusion of the International Fashion Colloquium 2020, which culminated in the Jaipur Responsible Fashion Manifesto 2020 declaration, ARCH is set to organise and host the Pink City Design Confluence in March 2022. With the theme: FORM.REFORM.TRANSFORM, the Confluence will facilitate forums to analyse and contribute to the content and nature of training appropriate for developing the next generation of designers and Design Leaders capable of transforming existing scenarios!

It shall also serve as a launchpad for another important ARCH initiative - the INSTITUTE for STUDIES in ADVANCED DESIGN, RESEARCH & INNOVATION – ISADRI. Envisaged as an online institution to help re-integrate India’s age-old wisdom of Circular Design and Sustainable Practices into the present day, it will aim to re-contribute their essence and balance to beneficially influence the future of the world.

Sharing other exciting developments – ARCH is a part of the RISE project with European higher educational institutions(HEIs) to create innovative measures in sustainable and social entrepreneurship for HEIs via solid networking between India and the EU. In addition, we are in the process of completing a proposal to apply for Erasmus Plus funding for developing an appropriate and helpful curriculum for a course in Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship. As a natural extension of this exercise, we propose to set up a Centre for Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Practices in India. (CSE)

I am confident that your time at ARCH will be both rewarding and enjoyable, providing you with the education system that creates the culture of conscious capitalism, elevating humanity through business, and where the circular model of operation is a categorical imperative of functioning, as a way of life.

As the head of the ARCH family, I look forward to welcoming you to this dynamic and incredible journey of creative learning and wish you a delightful student life at ARCH!

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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