Lady Irwin College

University of Delhi
NAAC Accredation A+ | NIRF Ranking 24

Fabric and Apparel Science (FAS)

Overview

The postgraduate programme in ‘Textiles and Clothing’ was initiated in the academic year 1987- 88. The revised post graduate curriculum with a change in nomenclature to ‘Fabric and Apparel Science’ was introduced in 2007. The department has evolved and developed over the past three decades, achieving high standards of academic excellence. The programme is suitably supported by a robust curriculum, competent faculty, requisite infrastructure, latest equipment and a well stocked department library. Continuous efforts are made to keep current and the courses have been suitably diversified and re-contextualized keeping pace with the latest developments in the textile and garment industry.

Programme Specific Outcomes

Students of Master’s program in Fabric and Apparel Science, after graduation, will be able to:

  1. Understand the current processes and trends, new developments and technological changes in the field of textiles and apparel.
  2. Identify and appreciate the historic textiles and costumes of the world and draw inspiration for the present.
  3. Apply creative, managerial and technical skills for careers and entrepreneurship in the field of apparel and textiles.
  4. Understand and apply tools and methods of research and statistics for conducting research in the subject area.
  5. Apply their knowledge and skills and reach out to the community for their capacity building.

Vision

To equip the students with an understanding of science, technology, design and construction in the domain of fabrics and apparel along with an appreciation of our rich textile culture, to build a strong foundation for future professionals

Mission

The Department strives to build a cadre of professionals in the area of Fabric and Apparel Science. The courses are pitched at providing a strong theoretical base along with skill enhancement through hands-on training to provide knowledge of the fundamentals of textiles and apparel sector, while also keeping students abreast with the latest advancements and developments in this sector. The curriculum also aims to sensitize students towards the rich Indian textile heritage, crafts and community. The course curriculum provides strong theoretical foundations as well as experiential training to students for professional and career readiness with the right skill set needed in a competitive market scenario.

Objectives:

  • To inculcate a close awareness of the current trends, new developments and technological change in textiles & clothing field.
  • To foster appreciation of the tradition and heritage of textiles of the past and draw inspiration for the present.
  • To provide depth, scope and professional competency through formal and informal education programmes for continued professional growth.
  • To equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for creative, managerial and technical careers and entrepreneurship.
  • To contribute towards the economy of the country through research and development.

Courses Offered

Teaching Staff

Dr. Simmi Bhagat
Professor
Dr. Seema Sekhri
Professor
Dr. Ritu Mathur
Professor
Dr. Deepali Rastogi
Professor
Dr. Sabina Sethi
Professor
Dr. Madhuri Nigam
Associate Professor, In-Charge
Ms. Ruchira Aggarwal
Associate Professor
Ms. Vibha Yadav
Associate Professor
Dr. Sheetal Chopra
Assistant Professor (Adhoc)
Ms. Ashima Anand
Assistant Professor (Adhoc)
Dr Manpreet Chahal
Assistant Professor (Adhoc)
Ms. Priyanka Pawar
Assistant Professor (Adhoc)
Dr. Nidhi Gupta
Assistant Professor (Adhoc)
Dr. Swati Yadav
Assistant Professor (Adhoc)
Ms. Shumaila Naaz
Assistant Professor (Adhoc)

Non Teaching Staff (In alphabetical order)

Ankush Sharma
Associated With Lab:
Dyeing & Printing
Anuradha Kalia
Associated With Lab:
Fashion Design
Bal Kishan
Associated With Lab:
Textile Design
Chander Singh Gusain
Associated With Lab:
Fashion Design
Dharmendra kumar Singh
Associated With Lab:
Dyeing & Printing
Dhruv singh Gusain
Associated With Lab:
M. sc. Studio
Dinesh Kumar Raturi
Associated With Lab:
Textile Design
Gundeep Kaur
Associated With Lab:
M. sc. Studio
Khushi ram Raturi
Associated With Lab:
Dyeing & Printing
Lakshmi Rawat
Associated With Lab:
M. sc. Studio
Naresh Kumar
Associated With Lab:
Apparel Construction
Manju Sharma
Associated With Lab:
Apparel Construction
Usha Yadav
Associated With Lab:
Fashion Design
Puneesh Gupta
Associated With Lab:
Fabric Science
Raja Ram
Associated With Lab:
Textile Design
Sangeeta
Associated With Lab:
Fabric Science
Susheel Kumar
Associated With Lab:
Fabric Science

Time Table

For Time Table, please view the Time Table Page

Distinguished Alumnae

  1. Dr. Anugrah Shaw, Professor, University of Maryland.
  2. Nitasha Gaurav Malik, Image Stylist in Bollywood.
  3. Ritu Kumar, Internationally renowned fashion designer.
  4. Dr. Mona Suri was an Associate Professor at Lady Irwin College for over 2 decades.
  5. Dr. Toolika Gupta, Director, Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, jaipur
  6. Nupur Batra, Founder and Designer of ANANAYA.
  7. Supreeti Garg, Country Manager – India, Pakistan and Bangladesh at Steinhoff International Sourcing and Trading Limited.
  8. Radha Shalini, Director, Paul Salon.
  9. Dr. Varsha Gupta has worked as an Associate Professor at NIFT, New Delhi for over 2 decades.
  10. Nidhi Datt, has engaged in the garment exports sector for over 2 decades.
  11. Dr. Nidhi Shankar, President Green Linen Pvt Ltd.
  12. Rashmi Paliwal, Successful entrepreneur.
  13. Namrata Dalela, Freelance Textile Conservator (M.Sc. Textiles and Clothing, MA Conservation of Art).
  14. Anupama Pasricha, Associate Professor and chair of the Department of Apparel, Merchandising and Design, St. Catherine University’s.
  15. Anuradha Kumra was an Associate Professor at NIFT for over 14 years.
  16. Dr. Charu Jain, Senior Manager – Burberry, Sustainable Manufacturing, Asia Pacific.

Placement & Internships

Post graduate students of the department get placed in variety of organizations which include export houses, buying houses, Textile museums, Research institutes, Textile manufacturing units, Design houses, Colleges and Universities as merchandisers, designers, research associates, Production managers, Textile conservationist, Fashion Journalist, Image stylist etc.

In the year 2020-2021, students got placed in following organizations:

Placements
Year Employer Organisation (Placements)
2020-21
  1. Aasha Overseas, Noida
  2. Enverse LLP, C-473, Defense colony, New Delhi
  3. M.S. Foods, KC-25A, Ashok Vihar , Phase I, Delhi-110052

 


Internships

M.Sc. students of Department of Fabric and Apparel Science, Lady Irwin College undergo an internship for a total duration of 4-6 weeks in their chosen area of interest after the Semester II and prior to Semester III. Depending on the interest of the students, the setting may be export houses, buying houses, research organizations, testing labs, museums, conservation organizations, designers and many more.

Institutions/organizations chosen are of good professional standing. The students participate in the on-going activities of the agency/ establishment, acquire skills and knowledge, gather information and prepare a report to be presented in the department after the completion of the placement period.
In the year 2020-2021, the internship programme was designed to give students a wide exposure to various activities conducted in the different departments of the unit like garment printing, digital printing, process of fashion designing, product application and marketing, designing of knitted fabrics and garments, lifestyle products etc.

Students did internships with following organizations:

Year List of Interning Organizations
2020-21
  1. Colorjet group, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  2. Elegant dyeing and Processing Pvt. Ltd., Gurugram, Haryana
  3. BR Specialities LLP, Sonipat, Haryana
  4. Nanotech Chemical Brothers P. Ltd., Ludhiana
  5. Knitting Concepts International, Ludhiana
  6. Rugs in Style Inc, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
  7. Levon, Bhiwadi, Rajasthan
  8. Shivalik Prints Ltd., Faridabad, Haryana

Annual Calendar ( 2020 -21)

Date Activity
August 7, 2021

Webinar on Hunar of Hands… The Handlooms (Celebration of National Handloom Day).

Resource Person: Ashok Kumar Kureel, Deputy Director, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India; Arup Rakshit, MD, MG Gramodyog Sewa Sansthan; Kantilal Samat Vankar, National Awardee, handloom Weaver.

August, 2021 Webinar on Time Management.
August, 2021 Workshop on Effective Design Tips for Powerpoint Presentation.
August, 2021 Webinar on Textile Designing.
28th August – 30th August  2021 Semester Break
August, 2021 M.Sc. Thesis Proposal.
September, 2021 Webinar on Innovations in Textile Industry.
September 5, 2021 Teachers’ Day Celebration.
September, 2021 E-Special Lecture on Systematic Literature Review.
September, 2021 M.Sc. FAS Entrance Exam.
September, 2021 Webinar on Fashion Styling.
September, 2021 E- Special Lecture on Textile Crafts.
September, 2021 Internship Report Presentation.
October 1, 2021

Khadi for Nation, Khadi for Fashion: Webinar and Competitions(Celebration of Khadi on account of Gandhi Jayanti)

Resource Persons: Uma Prajapati Haimavati, Founder and Creative Director, Upasana Auroville; Yogita Singh, Secretary, Khadi Humara Mantra Foundation.

October , 2021 Technical Review Board for M.Sc. Thesis.
10th – 17th October 2021 Mid-Semester Break.
October , 2021 Institutional Ethical Committee Meeting.
Webinar on Sustainability.
Webinar on Image Styling.
November, 2021 Webinar on Intellectual Property Rights.
Special Lecture on Design Development Process.
Thesis Progress Presentation.
November 12 , 2021 ICAHT 2021- 16th International Conference on Apparel and Home Textiles Theme: “ACCELERATING COMPETITIVENESS IN POST-COVID WORLD”.
December 24 , 2021 PG Orientation Programme
Resource Persons: Dr. Mona Suri, Dr. Charu Jain, Ms. Ananya Bhardwaj
17th -31st December, 2021 Winter Break.
January 3, 2022 Library Orientation for Post graduate Students.
January 2022 Webinar on Textile Conservation.
My Mask Competition.
Visit to National Museum.
January 12, 2022 Workshop on Training Programme on Soft Skill Development: Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
Resource Person: Mrinalini Mukharjee
January 19, 2022 Workshop on Stress and Anxiety Management.
Resource Person: Bhawana C. Rustagi and Atul Bhardwaj, Founder Members, YoMindz.
January 21, 2022 Fresher’s Party for Post Graduate Students.
January 25, 2022 The Design Process: Conception to Consumer
Resource Person: Ananya Bhardwaj, Sales and Domestic Merchandising Representative, Bodice studio by Ruchika Sachdeva
February 2022 Educational Trip to Surajkund Mela.
February 2, 2022 Webinar on Jamdani: Figured Muslins of West Bengal Awareness on Indian textiles Lecture Series 3
Resource Person: Arup Rakshit, MD, MG Gramodyog Sewa Sansthan
February 16, 2022 Creating Meaningful Interiors
Resource Persons: Jyoti Sandha and Shreena Vasudeva, Founders, Nohea-House of Design
February 16, 2022 Creating Meaningful Interiors
Resource Persons: Jyoti Sandha and Shreena Vasudeva, Founders, Nohea-House of Design
February, 2022 18th Sanjam Randhawa Memorial Conference.
Guest Lecture by Textile Association of India (TAI).
Visit to Export House.
Visit to Garment Technology Expo (as scheduled).
March, 2022 Industry Visit.
Educational Trip to Jaipur/Ahmedabad.
March 8, 2022 Women’s Day Celebrations.
March 12, 2022 Webinar on Basics of Production Planning and Control in Garment Industry.
Resource Person: Mr. Yogendra Kumar Shakya, AGM, Industrial Engineering, PEE EMPRO Exports Pvt. Ltd.
March 13-18, 2022 Mid-Semester Break.
March 21, 2022 Task Force Meeting for NEP 2020.
March 29, 2022 Visit to Birla Cellulose – Liva Studio, Noida.
Interaction with Apparel/Home Textiles and Textile Sector Skill Councils.
April 8, 2022 Printing workshop in collaboration with Department of RMDA.
April 11, 2022 Visit to Centre of Excellence (AMHSSC).
April 2022 Special Lecture on “Research Thrust Areas”.
Visit to IIT, Delhi.
May 2022 Mock Viva.
May 6, 2022 Department Farewell to Students.
May 17, 2022 Visit to Liva Studio.
May 21, 2022 Webinar on Fashion Design Portfolio From Industry Perspective.
Resource Person – Mr. Sawrabh Kumar, NIFT Alumnus and Industry Expert.
May 28, 2022 Workshop on Resume Writing.
Resource Person – Dr. Charvi Mehta from Ernst & Young, Alumna of RMDA, Lady Irwin College

Departmental Activities

The Department is involved in various activities.

ANNUAL EVENTS
  1. Annual International Conference on Apparel & Home Textiles by (As associate partner with AEPC & OGTC)
  2. Sanjam Randhawa Memorial Seminar
  3. Workshops
  4. Webinars
  5. TUKACAD Training Course
  6. Training of Abilympics Participants
  7. Special Lectures
  8. Extension Activities
  9. Internships
  10. Educational Visits and Trips
TRAINING/WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS
  • 17th Sanjam Randhawa Memorial Lecture on “Garment Production: Moving Towards Digitalisation”, by Dr. Deepti Gupta, IIT Delhi, April 30, 2021.
  • E-workshop on ‘Macrame’ for B.Sc. (Hons) Home Science Fashion Accessories students by Yashika Jain on 20th October, 2020.
  • Online workshop for postgraduate students on “GHG Accounting & Reporting”, by Ms. Priyal Shah and Mr. Subrata Chakraborty, World Resources Institute, on November 24, 2020.
LECTURES BY EMINENT SPEAKERS
  • E- Special Lecture on “Systematic Literature Review”, by Dr. Nidhi Gupta, Ph.D., on September 28, 2020
  • “Design Development Process”, by Dr. Anjali Agarwal, Assistant Professor, G.D. Goenka University, October 12, 2020
WEBINARS
  • “Social Media Presence”, by Mr. Rikhil Nagpal, Consultant, Educator and Motivational Speaker, on July 16, 2020.
  • “Consciously Traditional: Let’s be vocal for our Local”, by Ms. Yogita Singh (Chairperson, Mediworld Educational Society), Mr. Bijay Kumar Bharti (Head, Weaver Development and Research Organisation), Sh.Neelambar Deevangan (National awardee, Handloom weaver), on July 18, 2020.
  • “Styling” by Suhasini Taneja for the Undergraduate & Postgraduate students on July 20.
  • Journey of Young Handbag Entrepreneurs”, by Ms. Mercy Renthei, Founder & Creative Director Mercy and Ms. Carolyn Lalrinzuali, Founder & Designer Carolyn Leather Craft, on July 21, 2020.
  • “Intellectual Property Rights”, by Dr. Anju Khannna, MD & Head Patents, Lall & Sethi, on July 29, 2020.
  • “Conservation of an Indian Gilded and Printed Textile: A Case Study”, by Emma Telford, Textile Conservator, UK, on October 16, 2020.
  • “Heritage Textiles- Documentation and its Challenges”, by Dr. Anamika Pathak, Former Curator, National Museum, on October 28, 2020.
  • “Essentials of successful Online Store Management”, by Ms. Manisha Sachdev, Operations Manager – Amazon India, on November 12, 2020.
  • “Branding: Simple to Understand, Complex to Execute”, by Ms. Shalini Mohanty, School of Fashion Design & Technology, Amity University, Maharashtra, on February 2, 2021.
  • “Inside the World of a Professional Stylist”, by Ms. Nidhi Jagtiani, Image Consultant & Soft Skills Trainer, March 3, 2021.
Special Events
  • Post graduate Orientation Programme 2021, with Dr. Mona Suri, Royal University of Women, Bahrain and Dr. Bhawana Chanana, School of Fashion Design & Technology, Amity University, Maharashtra, on January 19, 2021

Research & Publication

The department is involved in various research projects. Here are some of projects and publications. Complete list can be viewed here: Research & Publications

Ongoing Research Projects
  1. DST – SHRI Project – Scientific phenomenon behind the degradation and conservation of Warak printed textiles of Rajasthan and formulation of Conservation procedures for storage and cleaning, from Sept. 2019 Dr. Simmi Bhagat
Completed projects
  1. Study on Traditional Textiles and Costumes of Tangkhul and Maring Naga Tribes of Manipur, Funded by- Planning Department, Government of Manipur.
    Faculty Member(s) – Dr. Ritu Mathur Duration – 2018
  2. Innovation Project on ‘Development of Sustainable products from garden waste’
    Faculty Member(s) – Dr. T G Rupa and Dr. Simmi Bhagat Duration – 2015-16
  3. Assignment as an Expert with FICCI, for collecting Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data, creating LCI data sets for agriculture and textile industry in India and Bangladesh, and submitting them to the Ecoinvent database, in the framework of Sustainable Recycling Industries Program (SRI) of Ecoinvent (Switzerland).
    Faculty Member(s) – Ms. Madhuri Nigam
Published/Edited Books
    Sekhri, S. (2020). Textbook of Fabric Science: Fundamentals to Finishing, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi. ISBN 978-938-9347296.
Published Book Chapters
  1. Sharma A., Bhagat S and Suri M. (2020). Journey of Camel hair: specially hair fibre from futile to richness, Warp and weft of textiles and clothing, Coimbatore isbn 978-9385604-10-2.
  2. Atiq.S, Bhagat S and Pandey S, (2020). Exploring the use of Agar gel for localised wet cleaning: Application in Textile Conservation, Warp and weft of textiles and clothing, Coimbatore isbn 978-9385604-10-2
  3. Sharma A, Bhagat S and Suri M (2020). Napasar: an approach to sustainable livelihood, Social entrepreneurship and sustainable development, Rouledge Taylor and Francis Group, London and New York ISBN 978-0-367-67433-5
  4. Anand A & Sekhri S., Conscious Route to Promote Sustainable Traditional Indian Textiles, Inclusion for Learning, pp 13-30, ISBN 978-81-951998-7-7, Kanishka Publishers, New Delhi.
  5. Bhagat, S. and Arora, R., Stitch Analysis of Temple hanging from South India, Textiles: Binding threads between cultures from National Museum Collection, ISBN: 81-85832-45-5, National Museum 2019.
Published Papers in Journals
  1. Bhatia, A, Bhagat,S. and Mathur R., (2020). Aurangabad architecture: A design inspiration for Himroo textiles. The Indian Journal of Home Science, July 2020, vol 32, no 2, Home Science Association of India, ISSN: 09702733.
  2. Raheja, R., Bhagat, S. and Rohilla P. (2020). A study of selected consolidants for the conservation of velvet artifacts. The Indian Journal of Home Science, July 2020, vol 32, no 2, Home Science Association of India, ISSN: 09702733.
  3. Bhatia, K., Suri, M and Bhagat S, (2020). Effect of fabric construction on the longevity of aged cotton fabric. International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications. Sept vol 10 issue 9. ISSN: 2248-9622
  4. Agarwal, K. and Sekhri, S. (2021). Textile recycling: A sustainable solution to environmental pollution. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 41(5):568-574. ISSN:0253-7141.
  5. Agrawal, A. and Chopra, S. (2020), Sustainable dyeing of selected natural and synthetic fabrics using waste teak leaves (Tectona Grandis L.). Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 24 (4), pp. 357-374. https://doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-05-2020-0046, ISSN: 1560-6074 (Publication date 5th August 2020).
  6. Princy R., and Chopra, S., (2021): Extraction and Characterization of Inherently Antimicrobial Fibres from Aerial Roots of Banyan Tree. Journal of Natural Fibers, DOI: 10.1080/15440478.2021.1905586 (Published on 29th April 2021).
  7. Sethi.S. and Goyal.N. (2021) Role of Emotional Intelligence: Coping strategies for students during pandemic Covid 19. Journal of Education (MERI).
  8. Sharma.S. and Sethi.S. (2021)Prêt Garments: Clothing Preferences and Problems of Elderly. The Indian Journal of Home Science.
  9. Sethi.S. (2021) Optimization of Washing Process Parameters for Ultrasonic Cleaning. Journal of Textile Association.
  10. Gupta S., Rastogi D. and Mathur R. (2021). Socio-Economic Rise of Spinners and Weavers in Rural India: Empowerment through Khadi. Punjab University
  11. Research Journal (Arts). Volume XLVIII (No 1). ISSN 0970-5260.
  12. Gupta S., Rastogi D. and Mathur R. (2021) An assessment of Environment Friendly Methods of Khadi Manufacturing. Indian Journal of History of Science, DOI 10.1007/s43539-021-00003-3. ISSN 0019-5235.
Other Publications
  1. Gupta, N. and Sekhri, S. (2020). Hygiene Aspects of Domestic Laundry, Children’s World Magazine, CBT Publication, New Delhi. December, Pp. 14-15.
  2. Gupta, N. and Sekhri, S. (2020). The tale of Laundry Washing – Efficient Drying of Garments, Children’s World Magazine, CBT Publication, New Delhi. October, Pp. 14-15.
  3. Gupta, N. and Sekhri, S. (2020). The Tale of Laundry Washing –Reuse the Waste Water, Children’s World Magazine, CBT Publication, New Delhi. September, Pp. 14-15.Gupta, N. and Sekhri, S. (2020). The Tale of Laundry Washing – choosing the Right Temperature of Wash, Children’s World Magazine, CBT Publication, New Delhi. August, Pp. 14-15.
  4. Gupta, N. and Sekhri, S. (2020). The Tale of Laundry Washing – Deciding the Detergent Dose, Children’s World Magazine, CBT Publication, New Delhi. July, Pp. 14-15.
  5. Gupta, N. and Sekhri, S. (2020). Be laundry wise: Do’s and don’ts to Prevent spread of Covid 19 through Laundry. Keemat, Vol. 49, No. 4, Pp.15 [WWW document]. URLhttp://cgsiindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Keemat-July-August-2020.pdfIndian Journal of History of Science, DOI 10.1007/s43539-021-00003-3. ISSN 0019-5235.
Papers presented in Seminar/conference/workshops/training
  1. Development of Mosquito Repellent Finish for Textiles using Neem Oil, International Virtual Conference on Sustainability in Fashion Design and Manufacturing, Department of Fashion Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 11-12 June 2021.
  2. Bhagat, S. (2020) Conducted two sessions – “1. Documentation of Textiles; 2. Stabilisation of Textiles using stitches” at MS Baroda University, Dept of Museology on 2020 Feb 28, 29
  3. Bhagat, S. (2020) Paper presented “Journey of Camel hair: speciality hair fibre from futile to richness” “33rd Biennial conference of Home Science Association of India Coimbatore Trends for futuristic development in Home Science: Research and Innovation” on 2020 Jan 23”
  4. Mathur, R. & Thoudam, J. (2020) Influence of Digital Media on Clothing Habits Amongst the Kabui Tribe of Manipur, International Conference on Media, Culture and Society: Influence of social media on Education, Organised by Center for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development, Manipur University, Imphal and Dept of Anthropology, Kha Manipur College, 10-11th February, 2020.
  5. Mathur, R., Kapoor, K. & Lalmuankimi, L. Pasaltha and Thangchhuah (2020) Influence of Title and Status on Men’s Costume amongst the Lusei Tribe of Mizoram, International Seminar on Costumes: Past, Present and Conserved, Organised by Textiles & Clothing Research Centre in collaboration with India International Centre, at India International Centre Annexe. 1st February, 2020.
  6. Pawar, P. (2020) Oral Paper Presentation on the topic “Unfolding textile industry as an environmental hazard and benefits of textile waste management” in National Seminar by Government Home Science College, Chandigarh. 2020

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

The department and it’s members have received several awards, honors and recognitions. Some of them are listed below. Complete list can be viewed here

2020-2021
Dr. Simmi Bhagat
  1. Moderated three public lectures organized by Textiles and Clothing Research Centre in April-June 2021.
  2. Traditional Aal Dyeing and Handloom weaving of Kotpad by Prof. Sudha Dhingra, Textile Design Department, NIFT, Delhi and Member, TCRC.
  3. My Journey in the world of Indigo by Dr. Padmini Balaram, Textile Designer & Researcher, Professor of Design at Silpa- Sadana, Visva- Bharati
  4. Textile Conservation: Infusing life, one colour at a time by Ms. Deepshikha Kalsi, Founder, Textile Conservation Studio. Member, TCRC.
Dr. Seema Sekhri
  1. Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Home Economics
  2. Invited as Speaker for talk: Appreciation of Indian Sarees, LBC, 8th Oct. 2020.
Ms. Madhuri Nigam
  1. Designated Expert – One Planet Network, United Nations Environment Program
  2. Member, India Life Cycle Assessment Alliance (ILCAA), a comprehensive information and knowledge sharing platform created by FICCI to enhance awareness and understanding of Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) in India. 2017- Till Date
Dr. Sheetal Chopra
  1. Subject expert (as member DRC) for Phd Oral Defense Examination (Viva-Voce) of Ms. Koshalpreet Kaur of School of Fashion and Design, G. D. Goenka University, Gurgaon on 10th June 2020
  2. Member, Organising Committee, five-day online workshop on “MOODLE LMS” from 20th-24th July 2020 organised by IQAC, Lady Irwin College
  3. External examiner for the Jury of “Workshop” & “Research Methodology” of Semester I, M.Des- Fashion Technology, end term examination on 12th Feb 2021 for Amity School of Fashion Design & Technology, Amity University, Mumbai
  4. Member, Editorial Board, National Journal of Environment and Scientific Research since July 2021
  5. Member, Editorial Board, National Journal of Environment and Scientific Research since July 2021
Dr. Manpreet Chahal
  1. Subject expert (as member DRC) for Phd Oral Defense Examination (Viva-Voce) of Ms. Ananya Mitra Pramanik of School of Fashion and Design, G. D. Goenka University, Gurgaon in November 2020.
  2. Participated as an expert in the Working Group Meeting (Online) organized by PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education, NCERT, Bhopal for development of student textbook of class 11 for the job role ‘Assistant Fashion Designer’ under Apparel Made-ups and Home Furnishing Sector from 6-10th July 2020.
  3. Participated as an expert in the Working Group Meeting (Online) organized by PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education, NCERT, Bhopal for review of student textbook of class 11 for the job role ‘Assistant Fashion Designer’ under Apparel Made-ups and Home Furnishing Sector from 27-28th August 2020.
  4. Participated as an expert in the Working Group Meeting (Online) organized by PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education, NCERT, Bhopal for development of student textbook of class 12 for the job role ‘Assistant Fashion Designer’ under Apparel Made-ups and Home Furnishing Sector from 1-5th December 2020.
2019-2020
Dr. Simmi Bhagat
  1. Resource person at a two-day workshop on “Curative and Preventive Conservation of Textiles” at IIS (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, 20-21st September, 2019.
  2. Best Poster – Product Innovation using camel hair for Apparel : A case study at 15th International conference on Apparel and Home textiles held at IHC on 7th September 2019
Ms. Madhuri Nigam
  1. LCA award (SimaPro LCA Tool for 1 year, with Ecoinvent database) -solely awarded by United Nations – Life Cycle Initiative, 1st May 2020
  2. LCA award (Umberto LCA Tool for 1 year, with Ecoinvent database) – joint awardee with Mr. Ashok Pawadia, Ms. Kaveri Mukherjee and Dr. Sanjeevan Bajaj by United Nations – Life Cycle Initiative, 1st May 2020.
Dr. Manpreet Chahal
  1. Jury member, National Abilympic Association of India for Tailoring Skill Category in West Zone Regional Abilympics Skill Competition held in Delhi on July 4th & 5th, 2019.
Dr. Sheetal Chopra
  1. Awarded best poster award for the poster on ‘Extraction of Fibres from the Aerial Roots of Banyan Tree, during the 15th international conference on Apparel and Home Textiles (ICAHT), organized by Okhla Garment and Textile Cluster (OGTC), at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, on 7th September, 2019.
2018-2019
Dr. Simmi Bhagat
  1. Third prize in poster presentation for paper on Journey of Camel Hair: Specialty Hair Fiber from Futile to Richness Young Research Symposium 2019, 15-17th May 2019, IIT Delhi, India
  2. Guest Speaker, Global Fashion and Design Week, Marwah Studio, Noida Film City, 19th April,
    2019.
Dr. Seema Sekhri
  1. Awarded best poster award for the poster on ‘ Sustainable Solution to Todays Evil: Textile Recycling’, during the 14th international conference on Apparel and Home Textiles (ICAHT), organized by Okhla Garment and Textile Cluster (OGTC), at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, on 8th September, 2018
Dr. Deepali Rastogi
  1. External Expert, Selection Committee for Posts of Senior and Junior Faculty in Retail Management, FDDI, Noida, 25-26 June, 2019.
Dr. Ritu Mathur
  1. External Jury member for PhD Comprehensive Examination of Ms. Ekta Gupta, NIFT, Delhi, in June 2019.
  2. Resource Person in 3rd Global Fashion and Design Week, organized by International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry, jointly with AAFT University of Media and Arts, Marwah Studio Complex, Noida on 18th April 2019.
2017-2018
Dr. Simmi Bhagat
  1. Best Paper Presentation Award: Bhatia, A., Bhagat, S., and Mathur, R. Presented by Aditi Bhatia ‘Enchanting Embroideries of Bhuj’, at International Textile and Costume Congress, 2017, Bandong, Indonesia held in Sept 7-8, 2017.
Madhuri Nigam
  1. Member, India Life Cycle Assessment Alliance (ILCAA), a comprehensive information and knowledge sharing platform created by FICCI to enhance awareness and understanding of Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) in India. 2017- Till Date
  2. Designated expert on Technical helpdesk for national LCA databases, at United Nations, One Planet Network, 2016- Till Date
Manpreet Chahal
  1. Subject Expert for development of Curriculum for Cutting, Tailoring and Dress Making as per NSQF guidelines, Department of Vocational Education, National Institute of Open Schooling, October, 2019.
Dr. Sheetal Chopra
  1. Awarded 2nd prize in Poster presentation, Agarwal, A., Chopra S., “Utilisation of Waste Teak Leaves (Tectona Grandis Linn.), for Dyeing of Selected Natural and Synthetic and Synthetic Fabrics- A Green Initiative”, National Seminar on Sustainable Fashion-Creating Global Vision at IIS University, Jaipur on 15th-16th September, 2017.
Ms. Priyanka Pawar
  1. Resource Person, Workshop on “Accessory Designing” at Institute of Home Economics, University of Delhi 2017.
2016-2017
Dr. Deepali Rastogi
  1. Nitika Singhal, Deepali Rastogi, Best poster presentation, 12th International Conference on Apparel and Home Textiles, organized by Okhla Garment and Textile Cluster (OGTC), October 2016.
Madhuri Nigam
  1. Designated expert on Technical helpdesk for national LCA databases, at United Nations, One Planet Network, 2016- Till Date
2015-2016
Dr. Simmi Bhagat
  1. Innovation Project 2015-16 on ‘Development of Sustainable products from garden waste’ – Project coordinators- T G Rupa and Simmi Bhagat
Dr. Seema Sekhri
  1. Awarded best poster award for the poster on ‘Handloom Denim: A Sustainable Method of Denim Production’, during the 11th international conference on Apparel and Home Textiles (ICAHT), organized by Okhla Garment and Textile Cluster (OGTC), at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, on 31st October, 2015.

Value Added Courses

  1. Department of Fabric and Apparel Science, Lady Irwin College offers a governing body approved 40 hours value added course in “TUKACAD: PATTERN MAKING, GRADING AND MARKER MAKING”.
  2. However owing to the pandemic this could not be offered during the academic year 2020-21

Capability Enhancement Programs

  1. “Social Media Presence”, by Mr. Rikhil Nagpal, Consultant, Educator and Motivational Speaker, on July 16, 2020.
  2. “Styling” by Suhasini Taneja was organized for the Undergraduate & Postgraduate students on 20th July 2020.
  3. “Systematic Literature Review”, by Dr. Nidhi Gupta, Ph.D., on September 28, 2020.
  4. “Conservation of Printed Textiles: A Case Study” by Ms Emma Telford, Textile Conservator with ICON, Berrows Business Centre, Hereford, UK on 16th October 2020.
  5. “Workshop on Macrame” was organised for B.Sc. (Hons) Home Science Fashion Accessories students on 20th October, 2020, it was facilitated by Ms. Yashika Jain.
  6. “GHG Accounting and Reporting” was organised on 24th November, 2020. Resource persons for the workshop were Ms. Priyal Shah and Mr. Subrata Chakrabarty from World Resource Institute.
  7. “Essentials of successful Online Store Management”, by Ms. Manisha Sachdev, Operations Manager – Amazon India, on November 12, 2020.
  8. “Mindfulness and Art Therapy” by Ms. Sakshi Bhushan, Mindful Practitioner on June 3, 2021.

Skill Development Courses

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