• Planning
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Sustainable Architecture


Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, 1981
  • Masters of Business Administration from Poddar Institute of Management, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 1989
  • Associateship Examination, Institute of Town Planners, India 2009 (Professional equivalent of Masters in Planning)


  • Four decades of experience in the disciplines of Architecture, Urban Development and Educational Management including:
    1. 17 Years of field experience in Jaipur  Development Authority and Corporate World and
    2. 23 Years’ experience of imparting education and training.
  • Professor of Architecture at Central University of Rajasthan (2012 onwards)
  • Vice Chancellor (in-charge), Central University of Rajasthan (October 2021- January 2022)
  • Dean Academics Central University of Rajasthan (2018-2021)
  • Director, DDU Kaushal Kendra (2015-2019)
  • Dean School of Architecture, (2013-2016) (2019-2022)
  • Head of the Department of Architecture, (2012-2016) (2019-2022)
  • Controller of Examination (additional charge July 2015-December2018)
  • Principal, Community College, CURAJ (2014-2015)
  • Earlier key positions in reverse chronological order include:
  • Full time ‘Visiting Faculty’ at IIT Rajasthan, Jodhpur and faculty-in-charge for campus development for 15 months (2010-11)
  • Visiting Professor Aayojan School of Architecture and Consultant, EMMAR, Delhi for Development of Educational Campuses in Rajasthan (2009-10)
  • AVP Pojects, Rattha Hotels, Ahmedabad (2008-09)
  • Director, Global Institute of Technology, Jaipur (2005-08)
  • HUDCO Chair Professor at HCMRIPA, heading Centre for Urban Development Studies for five years (2000-2004)
  • Professor Urban Development at HCMRIPA for four years (1996-2000)
  • Town Planner, Jaipur Development Authority for thirteen years (1983-1996)
  • Managing Editor – Journal of Development Management and Communication.
  • As a trainer have designed and facilitated nearly 1700 learning events for Architects, Planners, Engineers, Administrators, Public Representatives, Business Executives, Teachers and Students.
  • Designed country’s first Masters Programme leading to degree of  M.Arch. (Sustainable Architecture) offered by the Central University Rajasthan and B.Voc. (Interior Design) programme
  • Demonstrable experience of establishing new and innovative training courses, executive diploma in management and academic programmes leading to UG and PG degrees.
  • As an Architect and Urban Planner have authorship of nearly 325 plus building cum interior projects and about 10 township schemes including key team member for Draft Jaipur Master Plan 2011 .
  • Authorship of 25 published papers, 6 management development training modules, and 10 technical documents.
  • Contribution in advisory role towards sustainable architecture and campus development:
  • Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, Member, Campus Development Project Management Group and Member Building & Works Committee
  • Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur, Member, Building & Works Committee
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Pune, Member, Building & Works Committee
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research – Kolkata – Member, Building & Works Committee
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Member of Jury and Selection Committee for appointment of Architects and PMCs
  • Reserve Bank of India, Member of the Jury for selection of Architect for Housing at Jammu
  • Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Advised on campus development framework
  • Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, Advised on Sustainable Campus Development
  • Member of the Jury nominated by CoA for completion entries for Projects under Swach Bharat Abhiyan of Government of India.


  • Educational Administration
  • Design and implementation of educational and training programmes for public and private systems. Ten years of experience of capacity building and training for ULBs, and State Government Officers
  • Implementing public funded projects and coordinating with multidisciplinary consultants and experts on infrastructural projects
  • Conceptualizing, designing, and developing institutions of higher learning
  • Academic planning and teaching at graduate and postgraduate level.
  • Organizing and leading „self-managed teams‟ in academic institutions
  • Developing framework for Planning and Development of Eco-Campuses and Sustainable Architecture

Professional Achievements


  • Initiated and negotiated with HUDCO establishment of Centre for Urban Development Studies at HCMRIPA and as a Project Head managed it for five years. The centre imparted training for urban sector.
  • Designed and implemented more than 150 thematic training courses over a period of nine years in Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration. This included Management Development Programmes for executives of Public and Private Sector Organizations, Specialized courses for Engineers on Project Management, Environmental Planning, Project Finance; Course for Senior Level Administrators on issues related to Good Governance, Privatization, Development Management etc.
  • Facilitated more than 1700 training sessions/workshops for Engineers, Architects, Planners, Administrative officers, Elected representatives,
  • Have facilitated about 50 ‘Motivational’ workshops for students of Architecture, Engineering and Management in last five years
  • As a lead trainer designed and implemented customized training workshops and learning events organizations Like, Bosch, Indian Oil, Bayer, Emmar Education, ILFS etc.

Teaching and Educational Administration

  • Designed the country’s first Masters Programme leading to degree of M.Arch. (Sustainable Architecture) offered by the Central University Rajasthan and Bachelor of Vocation (Interior Design) Programme with multiple exit and entry option.
  • As visiting faculty at IIT Rajasthan designed three courses in the discipline of Management and Sustainable Development. Have been rated very highly by students in all the courses.
  • As Director of Global Institute of Technology, Jaipur, established the institute and brought it to top bracket in the State of Rajasthan within two years of taking charge.
  • Designed and established PGDM Executive Course at HCM Rajasthan Institute of Public Administration and managed it as full time Programme Director for two years.
  • Regularly teaching full courses on Organizational Behavior, Organizational Change, Business Communication, and Service‟s Management in Rajasthan University‟s MBA programmes.
  • As a visiting faculty taught full courses in Ecology and Environment, Theory of Design, History of Architecture and Architectural Design to students of graduate programme in Architecture at Rajasthan Technical University, and Yashwant Rao Chauhan Open University
  • Visiting faculty at many national level institutes and universities.
  • Invited by NAAC to present webinars on NEP2020 for Vice Chancellors and senior faculty members of western zone. 

Urban Planning and Development

  • Managed the team of planners and engineers and prepared the Draft Master Development Plan for the Jaipur Region for the horizon year 2011 in record time of six months. For the first time a master plan was developed keeping in view Urban Ecology. A special ecological zone was created for the first time ever in the history of modern Town planning in Rajasthan. (I was awarded appreciation certificate on The Republic Day, 1995 for this work)
  • Design and development of 4 township projects and major residential layouts for JDA
  • Prepared three township development projects for institutional financing for the Jaipur Development Authority.
  • Independently planning, designing and supervising and monitoring of more than 50 commercial and residential developmental projects undertaken by the Authority.
  • Prepared development plans for Transport terminals and Marketing Yards
  • Facilitated more than 3000 private and other enterprises to undertake development activities as per planning norms and development regulations.
  • Team member for preparing development regulations for planned development of Jaipur Region.
  • Worked on Urban Renewal Projects like revitalization of Hari Ki Pauri, Haridwar.
  • Campus Planning, Architecture and Industrial Design
    • Initiated and established the temporary campus of the IIT Rajasthan at Jodhpur and have steered the process of development of permanent campus spread over 842 acres. The campus is being developed as „Smart-Intelligent-Eco-Campus‟.
    • Played a key role in strategic value engineering and design management of IISER-K and IIM-U campuses.
    • Design and execution of more than 300 construction projects like district centers, housing, hotels, shopping malls, flight catering units, hospitals, industries, institutional buildings, apartments and private residences.
    • Developed Plant and Process layouts for about 25 Industrial Units, Tool Rooms, Commercial Kitchens, and Production Clusters. These units are now operational.
  • Design and execution of about 50 exhibition layouts and pavilion interiors, in National and International Trade Promotion Fairs
  • Landscape design and development of recreation projects like Golf course, Amusement Parks, Gardens, Regional Parks etc.
  • Design and execution of exhibition pavilions and stalls in the National and International Trade Promotion Fairs.
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Professional Training Courses

  • Programme on "Management Information Systems" organised by the APTECH Centre For Business Transformation at Jaipur. (21-23 March 1994)
  • Training of Trainers Programme on "Urban Basic Services for Poor" organised by National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), at New Delhi
  • Training of Trainers Programme on "Participatory Learning and Action" organised by UNICEF and NIUA at Pune
  • Programme on "Desk Top Presentation" organised by Centre For Management Studies, Harish Chandra Mathur Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration (HCM RIPA) at Jaipur (25-29 March, 1997)
  • “Blue Print for Success” by Shiv Khera organised by HCM RIPA at Jaipur.
  • "Direct Trainers Skill" course of Thames Valley University, UK, organised by Department of Personnel and Training, GOI (23-27 November, 1998)
  • ‘Training or Trainers‟ course on Promoting Women in Leadership and Decision Making organised by The British Council at Jaipur. (12- 17 April 2000)
  • Programme on “Conducting Training Using Distance Learning Methods” by Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi (1-13 October, 2001)
  • ‘Operationalising E-Learning‟ training workshop organised by UN-ESCAP and LOGOTRI at HSMI, New Delhi. (21-22 February, 2002)
  • “Design of Training” courses of Thames Valley University, UK, organised by Department of Personnel and Training, GOI (16-20 December 2002)
  • Distance Learning Methodology : Producing Multi-Media Material”organized by Manchester Metropolitan University, UK ( 5-15 June 2002)
  • Landmark Forum, Delhi – 15th to 19th Jan 2016
  • Leadership Development Programme” for vocational trainers organized by UKIERI in partnership with University Grants Commission at Delhi from 29 Feb - 5 March 2016 and 30th April – 2nd May 2016. UKIERI is a bilateral UK- India programme funded by both the UK and Indian Governments.
  • Vocational Education Leadership Programme 2015-16 organized by UGC and Australian Education International.
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