Faculty Profile

Name : Prof. Varsha Khetrapal Kumar

Profile/Designation : Associate Professor

Education : B Arch (IPSA, Indore - 2003); M Plan (Environmental Planning) (School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi - 2005); Ph.D. in Architecture and Planning (School of Architecture and Planning, GD Goenka University, Gurugram - submitted)

Email : varshakumar@sushantuniversity.edu.in 


LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/varsha-khetrapal-kumar-19573325

Academia: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Varsha-Kumar-11 

Short Biography

Prof. Varsha is an architect and Environmental Planner from SPA with a specialization in sustainable transportation and the built environment. She is also an IGBC-certified professional. She has submitted her Ph.D. titled, “Efficiency of Urban Street’s Planning & Designing: An Evaluatory Framework & Integrated Approach”, and is under review for the final award of the doctorate.

She has been associated with academics and industry for also 2 decades as an architect-planner. She bagged a national award for “Best Thesis of the Year, 2005” by ITPI.      

She has worked with various national and international organizations like Gherzi Eastern, AC Neilson, Takenaka, and Studio U+A, Gurgaon, etc. Her area of expertise is high end residential design, Commercial buildings, Hospitality projects, large-scale townships, and green certification of the buildings and townships. Her research area is the integration of street and built environment, focusing on safe and accessible mode of transportation for types of users.

Research Interests

Sustainable buildings, ESG, Sustainable transportation, Net zero, and Climate Change. 



  1. Planning Cities: Confronting the Urban Crisis, ISBN:978-93-92403-30-9 by Vidya Kutir Publisher 

Articles in Journals and Chapters

  1. Public Health: Issues, challenges, opportunities prevention, awareness” (Public Health: 2016), ISBN: 978-93-85822-10-0, Conference Proceedings Volume-II, 15th January 2016.
  2. 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.
  3. Healthy Neighborhoods, (Public Health: 2016), ISBN: 978-93-85822-17-9, Conference Proceedings, 21st May 2016.
  4. “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
  5. “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.
  6. 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.
  7. “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. (Elsevier and Scopus indexed, B Impact factor of IJEAT is 5.97 for the year 2018).
  8. “Complete Streets: An Inclusive And Integrated Approach Towards Street Planning And Designing” Asian Regional Conference on Peri-Urbanization, 2019, SPA, Bhopal.
  9. “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)
  10. Nair, V. V, Srivastav, A., & Kumar, V. K. (2022). Use of block chain technology to improve and enhance urban governance?: A Critical Review. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INNOVATION RESEARCH IN TECHNOLOGY, 9(7), 521–526.
  11. Panwar, H., & Kumar, V. K. (2023). Recycling of construction & demolition waste. International Journal of Research in Social Sciences, 13(02), 1–10.
  12. Pathak, A., & Garg, I. (2022). RECYCLING SIGNIFICANCE OF WASTE MANAGEMENT. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET), 09(12), 761–764.
  13. Rajender Singh, Kumar, V. K., & Kapoor, R. (2022). SAFE CITY (COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING AND ACCESSIBILITY). Industrial Engineering Journal, 51(11), 36–43.
  14. Riya Beniwal, Kumar, V. K., & ISHANI gARG. (2022). URBAN SPACE MANAGEMENT (CRIME & TERRORISM) Riya. Industrial Engineering Journal, 51(11), 44–52.
  15. Shrivastava, A., Shrivastava, A., & Kumar, V. K. (2022). Sustainable Slum Development. International Journal for Research in Applied Science & Engineering Technology (IJRASET), 10(XI), 1708–1712.
  16. Sisoudiya, S. D., Srivastava, A. P., & Khetrapal, V. (2022). Right to the Indian City. Indian Journal of Social Science and Literature (IJSSL), 2(2), 16–19. https://doi.org/10.54105/ijssl.B1045.122222
  17. Vashisht, V., Shalini, K., Khetrapal, V., & Planning, M. P. U. (2022). A Critical Review on Planning & Designing Complete Intersections. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET), 09(11), 739–743.
  18. Yadav, D., & Kumar, V. K. (2022). Sustainability in Highway Projects?: A Concise Review. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET), 09(11), 987–992. 

International Conference

  1. 24th June 2022, International Conference on Inclusive and Resilient Cities for Safe and Sustainable Future -2022, at the school of planning and development, Sushant university
  2. 11th Nov 2016, International Conference on Disaster and Risk Management, at school of architecture and planning, GD Goenka University. 

FDPs Attended

  1. 8th - 12th March 2022, Geographical Information System – A multidisciplinary tool, Sushant University, Gurugram.
  2. 18th - 22nd July 2022 Constructive Teaching Expertise in Phygital Era, Sushant University, Gurugram.
  3. 2nd - 6th Aug 2022, IGBC Green League 2022 Phase 2 

Awards and Achievements (including Scholarship)

  1. National Award - ITPI for Best thesis of the year 2005 “Eco-Restoration of coal mined area.
  2. Gate scholar – 130AIR, Master’s with scholarship for SPA.

Affiliations and Memberships

  1. CoA Member
  2. ITPI member
  3. IGBC, Accredited Professional