The ARCH Academy of Design was set up in the year 2000 under the management of the Arch Educational Society to impart specialized and industrially relevant global education in Design.
The institution has developed as a center of excellence in learning and innovation, and over the last decade, has trained more than 3000 professionals and entrepreneurs from across the country. The ARCH Academy of Design also has a strong international representation, with students from several countries like Sweden, Spain, Kuwait, the United Kingdom, the USA, Nepal, Iran, Canada Korea, Japan, and Dubai etc. who have, at one time or the other, chosen to study here.
The ARCH Academy of Design in collaboration with Edexcel (pearson, the largest awarding body of the UK, offers international qualifications in the field of Art and Design. Edexcel, formally known as London Examinations, solely offers the highly respected BTEC qualifications for Vocational Education.
BTEC level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification is equivalent to the 2nd year of a graduation programme, and enables the student to progress directly into the final year to complete a graduate degree in the UK if he so wishes. The BTEC Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership is equivalent to the 1st year of Post Graduation and can progress to any University in the UK to culminate in a Post Graduate Degree (MBA).
Affiliated to the University of Rajasthan, ARCH is an authorized study centre of the Punjab Technical University and is the only authorized Program Study Centre in North & Central India of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for a Certificate Course in Jewellery Design.
Partnership, Research & Innovation
An alumnus of the prestigious National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad, he holds a specialization in Industrial Design.
With over 29 years of work experience in the design field he has established his identity as a design consultant and academician providing his expertise towards conceptualization and execution of various national and international projects.
Aparna Yadav â?? HOD Fashion Design & Faculty Foundation
A Fine Arts alumnus of Rajasthan University and holding an MFA from the Vishwa Bharti University, Shanti Niketan, she also holds a Diploma in Art & Design, from the George Brown College, Toronto, Canada.
Her areas of competencies include Art Instruction, Art Direction, Painting, Fashion Illustration, Comic Illustration, Murals, Digital Design, and Photography. She has also participated in several exhibitions in Canada & India & her works have been selected by the Rajasthan State Lalit Kala Academy.
Sunita Yadav - Senior Faculty Fashion Design
With a specialization in Garment Production and Export Management, she also has a specialization in Apparel Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and CAD Pattern Making.
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.
She has worked as a Sampling Coordinator and designer with the industry and her expertise lies in the areas of Pattern, Garment Construction, Apparel Technology, Pattern Drafting & Draping.
Karuna Singh â?? Faculty Interior Design
Her specialization interior designer makes various commercial and residential spaces invoke innovation.
With 10 years of experience her expertise covers building material, floor designs, wall treatments, modular kitchens, kiosk designs, etc.
Vidushi Sah - Faculty Textile Design
With a specialization in Textile Design, she has worked with the Textile Industry where she was involved in Designing and Development of Print surfaces, of Home Textiles and Handmade Paper Products for the US & UK markets.
She has expertise in the use of color, Print Design, Fabric Structure, Surfaces, & development of Product Ranges along with excellent weaving skills and knowledge of dyeing & printing techniques.
Indrajit Das - HOD Jewellery Design, Craft and Accessory Design
An alumnus of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar, he has studied Accessory Design with a specialization in Jewellery Design. He has also studied Fine Arts & Painting from the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
He has served in various capacities including that of Chief Design Coordinator & Design Manager with various high profile companies
His specialty includes skills in Orthographic and Isometric Drawing of Jewellery and Lifestyle Accessories, Gemstone and Jewellery Rendering, Conceptualization and 3-D Visualization.
Shivani Kaushik - Senior Faculty Jewellery Design, Academic Co-ordinator
An alumnus of the University of Rajasthan she has studied Jewellery Design and has expertise in manual designing techniques and the Orthographic and Isometric Drawing of Jewellery. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience and has served as an Examiner & Board of Study Member dealing with the subject of Jewellery in various other Colleges .
Yashpal Dagur - HOD IT Senior Faculty Jewellery Design
An alumnus of the University of Rajasthan with a Post Graduation in Computer application and Internet Programming his area of expertise lies in extended training in the use of Graphic software's that include Auto-CAD, Reach CAD, JCAD, Jewel CAD, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Front Page, etc.
Leela Bhargava - HOD Interior Design
An alumnus of J.L.N Technology University, Hyderabad with a specialization in Architecture, she retired as a Deputy Architect from the Public Works Department, Government of Rajasthan.
She looks after all the technical inputs required in the Interior Design course and additionally coordinates University affairs for the ARCH Academy.
Prabal Kumar - Faculty Textile Product Design
An Alumnus of the IICD (Indian Institute of Crafts and Design) specializing in Textiles with a PG Diploma in Crafts & Design, he has worked with Buying Houses & International Clients conceptualizing, developing and customizing products and ranges in a variety of materials and coordinating with local entrepreneurs, designers & artisans through projects.
His specializations and competencies extend to Print Design, Weaving, Surface Embellishment techniques, Draping, Photography & Documentation as well as proficiency in the use of various graphic software.
Bhuwan Bhatnagar â?? Faculty Design Management & IT
An alumnus of the Government Polytechnic College, Ajmer. with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, BCA, ADCA, MCA, DIM, PGDIM, PGDFM & MBA in Finance with more then 16 years of experience in teaching computer & management subjects, he has served as an external examiner & paper setter at various universities dealing with the subject of Computer & Management. He also uses his expertise in developing software for in-house needs.
Nidhi Kabra - Faculty Graphic Design
An alumnus of The Rajasthan University with a specialization in the Visual Arts, she has worked as a Visualizer and freelance Graphic Designer.
She is a prolific painter and holds exhibitions regularly. Her competencies extend into Editorial Design & the sensitive use of Typography, Sketching, Painting, Photography, Visualizing & Art Direction and mastery over some important Graphic Software.
Infrastructure/ Teaching Facilities:-
The institute has an attractive and well equipped infrastructure, which comprises the following:
Apple Mac Lab
- Gemology Lab
- Terracotta Lab
- Weaving and Printing Lab
- Pattern Making and Drafting Lab
- Leather Workshops
- Wood Workshop
- Metal and Enameling Workshop
- Wireless Internet Connection
- Well equipped Library (Both physical and virtual)