Prof. Arya is a graduate from IIT Delhi and a post-graduate from IIM Ahmedabad. He has worked for 16 years in senior positions with leading companies like Indian Rayon, Reliance and American multinational DuPont. He also established and operated Aravali Institute of Management for 13 years. He is now associated with establishing a top quality educational complex including a deemed university, on around 100 acres high salinity extreme wasteland in Jodhpur. His journey as an educational entrepreneur has been filled with unending hardships, risks, sacrifices and struggle. He is a firm believer and follower of satyagrahs (struggles to ensure that the truth alone triumphs, despite all the odds). His endeavours have been extensively appreciated and recognized locally, at the state level, national level and globally with a large number of honours and awards.