About Department

Department of Clothing and Textile:

The UGC DRS SAP-I Department of Clothing and Textiles of the Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, ever since its inception has through an integration of theoretical and practical instructional methods aimed at equipping the students with necessary proficiencies for a wide variety of careers. The department has over the years undergone changes in curriculum to keep pace with the changing times. This has helped the department to work towards fulfilling its aim of Education for Progress.

The department is sensitive to the growing needs of Higher Education for highly qualified professionals. It is thus, striving to meet this challenge by providing professionally trained individuals who display an effective combination of technical know-how, a flair for design and innovation and a clear understanding of various concepts of clothing, fashion and textiles.

The department was established in 1957 with a B.Sc. program. Four years later a Post-Graduate programme was introduced followed by a Doctoral and an M.Phil. programme. In 2004, a vocational degree programme in Fashion Designing has been introduced.


  • To impart both theoretical and practical knowledge to develop necessary skills in the area of Clothing and Textiles.
  • To provide broad range of teaching, training and applied research programs in Clothing, Textiles, Fashion and related disciplines.
  • To develop links with the Fashion, Garment and Textile industry and provide trained manpower in each of these areas.
  • To meet the growing needs of the Clothing and Textile industry by providing consultation and services in various areas through research and publication of literature.
  • To provide assistance through educational programmes to artisans, craftsmen, manufacturers and also provide skill-oriented programmes for self employment.
  • To undertake research to explore and study avenues like history of Textile, Fashion and Design, product diversification, improved product design etc.
  • To inculcate in students the concept of communication and working in groups through group projects, assignments, discussion etc. and develop their individuality.