M.A. in History and Ph.D. in Temple Architecture of Hadoti. She has more than 38 years of teaching experience and many years of research experience in the field of Temple Architecture. She is a life member of the Indian History and Culture Society and has presented many papers at national and international seminars, conferences and workshops on our rich heritage, its protection and conservation. She has been the principal of J.D.B. Govt. Girls Commerce College, Kota. She has also been the course coordinator for many years for the School of Heritage, Tourism, Museology and Archaeology (H.T.M.A.) at the University of Kota, Kota. She has been interviewed and quoted several times in print as well as electronic media.
On 26 Jan 2009, Republic Day, Dr. Sushma Ahuja was honoured by the Government of Rajasthan and acknowledged with a letter of appreciation by the District Administration of Kota for her remarkable contributions toward research, preservation, protection and propagation of art and cultural heritage of Hadoti region. Her infinite contributions vitalize society and create a cognizance toward preserving what our ancestors gave us and a loop that carries the heritage from the past to the present and the future. Through her books she wishes to enlighten everyone about the rich cultural heritage of India.