Archana Ranjan

Assistant Professor, School of Creativity

Prof. Archana Ranjan is a passionate and highly committed educator.With over 30 years of rich industrial experience and teaching a technical skill course in pattern making and garment construction. She holds a dual master’s degree in Psychology and Fashion Technology.

She has taught in the Patna Women’s College, Patna University, Institute of Professional Studies, The Central University of Allahabad, Institute of Apparel Management Gurgaon, Ansal University Gurgaon and has been continuously associated with the industry. She has conducted workshops for Fashion Design and Textile Design Department in eminent universities like Banasthali Vidyapith (Banasthali University), National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra and has also conducted industrial and digital pattern making training sessions for many export houses. She is empanelled as a designer in the field of textile and Natural Fibre-based Craft, Rugs & Durries and Carpets with O/o Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

Academic Qualifications:
  1. Pursuing PhD, Psychology (Impact of Skill Oriented Vocational Education and Training on Women in Rural Areas), Ramchandra Chandravansi University
  2. Master of Arts (Psychology), Nalanda Open University
  3. Master of Science (Fashion Technology), Punjab Technical University
  4. Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Political Science), Kanpur University
  5. Bachelor of Education, Kanpur University
 Professional Affiliations:
  1. Visiting Faculty, Institute of Professional Studies, Central University of Allahabad
  2. Visiting Faculty, International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD)
  3. Technical Consultant – HARYARNV, D’ART, NISHA and SHEFALI
  4. Associated with Industry through workshops
Research Interests:

Fashion Resurgence, Craft, Industrial Patternmaking, Fabric Manipulation, Surface Ornamentation

Industrial Pattern Making, Garment Making, and Surface Ornamentation: dyeing and printing, hand embroidery, weaving, macramé, knitting, tatting, crocheting, fabric manipulation, etc.

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