Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Khare, Conservation Architect, educated at Delhi, York and Leicester, a Fulbright Fellow at USA and Charles Wallace Fellow at UK, has rich teaching experience as Professor/ Dean at premier institutes of India and abroad, and now as the Founder Director of School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal of MHRD, Govt. of India. He has authored the widely acclaimed book ‘Temple Architecture of Eastern India’ published in 2005. For this book he received ArchiDesign award for best written work in Architecture during 2007. He has edited many conference proceedings and written articles, research papers and book reviews in national and international journals. He edits international journals called ‘CONTEXT’ as member of the board of editors, 'SPANDREL' and ‘ABACUS’ as Chief Editor. The most notable among the conservation projects to his credit is the Conservation of City Palace Complex, Udaipur funded by Getty Foundation USA. Prof. Khare was nominated by Government of India to take part in India-Yale Leadership Programme along with twenty six Directors of National Institutes and Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities. As a Fulbright fellow he took part in first ever India-US Higher Education Summit at Washington and visited many top universities of the USA including Harvard, Columbia, Pennsylvania and Georgetown University and interacted for academic collaborations.
-Prof. Ajay Khare,
PhD(Leicester, UK), M.Arch.(York, UK), M.Arch.(SPA N. Delhi)