Faculty Profile

Name: Varsha Khetrapal

Profile: Associate Professor

Email: varshakumar@sushantuniversity.edu.in

Short Introduction:

She is and Architect and Environmental Planner from SPA, New Delhi, with more than 17 years practical and teaching experience. Her Area of interest includes the neighbourhood planning, street planning and design, sustainable urban developments and other city development areas. She has joined Sushant University as Associate professor in June 2021.

She was head design and development/ co-founder of a pvt. Ltd. Firm in Gurgaon. She has exposure of designing wide verities of architectural and planning projects which includes big scale residential townships, Residences, Hospitality, commercial and industrial projects, by using various simulation and 3D software’s. Almost 10 years back she decided to share/deliver her professional and personal knowledge to students.

She has worked and delivered IGBC, Gold rated green project. She has attended various workshops and training programmes form TERI and IGBC for efficient building designs and performance.

She is towards the completion of her research work in the field of Buillt mass along the street and streets planning and design. Her research is to evaluate the efficiency of urban streets in Gurgaon, and will help to understand the inefficiencies in the streets planning and design and how to have safe and accessible streets for all types of users.


  • Public Health: Issues, challenges, opportunities prevention, awareness” (Public Health: 2016), ISBN: 978-93-85822-10-0, Conference Proceedings Volume-II, 15th January 2016.
  • Positive and Negative Impacts of Tsunami”, AGORA 2016, 1st International Conference on Disaster and risk Management, ISBN: 978-93-86256-12-6, November 2016 at Gurgaon.
  • Healthy Neighbourhoods, (Public Health: 2016), ISBN: 978-93-85822-17-9, Conference Proceedings, 21st May 2016.
  • “Efficient street planning and design: An approach towards developing sustainable cities”, National conference on Environment and Sustainable development at NIT Raipur, Conference proceedings, 19 Feb. 2019
  • “Need for an integrated approach towards street planning and design to ensure safety, accessibility and mobility to all types of users: A Review of Literature”, Journal of ITPI ISSN: 0537 – 9679, volume: 16 Number: 3, July – September 2019.
  • An Approach towards Street Selection to Evaluate its Completeness: Case Study Gurgaon” ICRC-2K20 2020, International Conference on Rediscovering Cities 2K20, July 2020 at Ambala, Page 220 – 235, ISBN: 978-93-89932-48-5. (Socup indexed)
  • “Complete Street Planning and Design: A framework to develop quantitative and qualitative evaluation method” (International journal on engineering and advance technology), Volume 9, Issue – 1, October – 2019, Page 6015 – 6021, ISSN: 2249-8958. (Elsevir and Socup indexed, B Impact factor of IJEAT is 5.97 for year 2018).
  • “Complete Streets: An Inclusive And Integrated Approach Towards Street Planning And Designing” Asian Regional Conference on Peri-Urbanization, 2019, SPA, Bhopal.
  • Assessing the Urban Design Qualities of streets for pedestrians: A case study Gurgaon (International journal of scientific & technology research), Volume 8, Issue – 12, October – 2019, Page 3067 – 3073, ISSN: 1219-27124. (Scopus Indexed) 

Awards and Achievements:

She qualified GATE with 130 all India rank in 2003.

She has been awarded national award from ITPI for “Best Thesis of the year” in 2005.


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