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Associate Professor Ben Arachi

Bachelor of Accounting and
Diploma of Commerce Program Director


Associate Professor Ben Arachi has four decades (1977-2023) of experience in higher education leadership and teaching. During his 15 years as Unit Coordinator at Central Queensland University, he received two Excellence in Teaching Awards and was nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Learning and Teaching and the Australian Awards for University Teaching. His online learning study was published in Economics for Today (Cengage 2022).  

Previously, Associate Professor Arachi  served as Vice Principal, Head of the Department of Extension and Research, and Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal at Arul Anandar College, India (1992-1997). He was then Research Coordinator and Course Coordinator (1999-2008), as well as Chair of the Division of Economics (2000-2005) at HELP University, Malaysia. This included senior involvement in the application to become a University College and then a full University.

Associate Professor Arachi also has over 20 years of experience as a higher degree research supervisor, moderator, and examiner for doctoral degrees. In his five years as a Coordinator of All India Christian Higher Education, he organised numerous state-level seminars and workshops for academics in higher education in India. He has published four monographs, many research papers and articles while editing the Research AAC Journal of Economics. He has reviewed many higher education textbooks.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Madursi Kamaraj University, India, 1989

  • Master of Arts, University of Madras, 1975 (Gold Medalist)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Madursi Kamaraj University, India, 1973 (University Rank and Merit Scholarship)

  • Diploma in Applied Economics, Madursi Kamaraj University, India, 1980


  • Member, Academic Board, 2023-current

  • Chair, Examiners Committe, 2023-current

  • Member, Course Advisory Committee, 2022-current


  • Central Queensland University Student Voice Commendation. The 2021 program includes unit evaluation data from term 3, 2020 and terms 1 and 2, 2021.

  • Central Queensland University  Student Voice Commendation. The 2020 program includes unit evaluation data from term 3, 2019 and terms 1 and 2, 2020.

  • Central Queensland University Central Queensland University Platinum certificate Top rated Unit in Term 2, 2019

  • Central Queensland University Gold certificate Highly rated Unit in Term 2,2019 (ACCT20070)

  • Gold certificate Highly rated Unit in Term 2,2019 from CQU(ECON11026)

  • Charles Sturt University Excellence in Teaching Award (ECO511)

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