About The Department
KCG College of Technology has 4 years B. Tech. Fashion Technology program, which aims to inculcate technical expertise and a creative edge amongst the students who aspire to become fashion technocrats. The students will be trained to produce innovative, aesthetic and functional fashion products paving way to establish sustainable fashion business.
The Department aims to provide hands on experience on the best practices followed in the global apparel industry. Apart from classroom lectures, the students will be given opportunities to interact with industry experts through lectures, seminars, analytical and problem solving exercises, case studies, courses offered by industry, intensive internships, and real time research projects,. This value added education of the institute drives the students to professionally survive in the international apparel arena too.
The Department of Fashion Technology aims to be a centre of excellence to create fashion technocrats by inculcating creativity, technical expertise and managerial proficiency for contributing innovative, aesthetic and functional fashion clothing to the society.
- Impart comprehensive technical knowledge with ethical values in all fashion apparel domains to contribute sustainable fashion products to the society.
- Imbibe professional approach and hands-on-experience through state-of–the-art infrastructure.
- Inculcate creativity and analytical thinking to provide techno-economic solutions for the advancement of apparel industry.
- Instill life-long learning to build excellent careers in higher education, employment, research and entrepreneurship.
Programme Educational Objectives
Bachelor of Fashion Technology curriculum is designed to prepare the graduates having attitude and knowledge to
a) Have powerful base to pursue a successful professional and technical career.
b) Have strong foundation in basic sciences, mathematics, engineering and experimentation skills to comprehend the manufacturing processes and provide practical and innovative solutions.
c) Have knowledge on the theory and practices in the field of fashion technology and allied areas to manage apparel industry and provide techno-economic solutions to the problems.
d) Engross in life-long learning to keep abreast with emerging technology.
e) Practice and inspire high ethical values and maintain high technical standards.
1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering in Apparel design and production processes.
2. Ability to apply knowledge on basics of fiber, yarn, fabric manufacture, chemical processing and testing of textiles in the field of garment production.
3. Ability to understand and apply basic pattern engineering concepts, garment construction,merchandising and marketing, sewing, woven and knitted fabric design skills in the industry.
4. Ability to identify and solve technological problems in garment industry.
5. Ability to analyze and apply knowledge in the field of design and production of apparels using computational platforms and software tools.
6. Commitment to implement the professional and ethical values.
7. Use the modern tools, techniques and skills necessary for practicing in the apparel design manufacturing industry.
8. Ability to communicate effectively and work in interdisciplinary groups.
9. Ability to review, comprehend and report technological development.
Basics of Textile Technology
Technology of Spinning Processes
Characteristics of Textile Fibres
Textile Chemical Processing
Knit Fabric Production
Textile Quality Evaluation
Woven Fabric Structures
Fabric Analysis Laboratory
Textile Chemical processing Laboratory
Textile Quality Evaluation Laboratory
Concepts of Fashion and Design
Fashion Illustration Laboratory
Fashion Design Laboratory
Fundamentals of Garment Manufacturing
Garment Production Machinery
Industrial Engineering in Apparel Industry
Apparel Production Planning and Process Control
Garment Finishing and Clothing Care
Garment Accessories and Embellishments
Pattern Engineering Laboratory
Garment Construction Laboratory
Garment Machinery Laboratory
Computer Aided Garment Design
Apparel Marketing and Merchandising
Computer Application in Apparel Industry
Knit Wear Development
Apparel Size and Fit analysis
Production and Application of Sewing Threads
Fashion Portfolio Development
Application of ERP and MIS in Apparel Industry
Quality Assurance in Fabric and Garment Production
Operations Research in Textile Industry
Intellectual Property Rights
Professional Ethics in Engineering
Retail Management and Visual Merchandising
Dr. R G Panneerselvam
D.H.T., A.M.I.E. (Tex.),
M.E. (QEM), Ph.D.,
Dr. R.G. Panneerselvam, Associate Professor, is specialized in the subjects of Textile Technology. He was formerly Director of Indian Institute of Handloom Technology and retired from services after completing 34 years of service to the weavers of Handloom Sector and the students of Handloom and Textile Technology. His research areas include ‘Development of New Fabric Structures’ using various permutation and combination of drafting and treading system. He has in his credit, thirty research papers published in various journals and publications about new fabric structures, the application of software for Computer Aided Textile Graph Designing. He published a book titled ‘Weaving Face – Flip – Face Fabric using Orthogonal Weft Tapestry’ based on his research studies. He is Gold medallist for securing First Rank in Diploma and also in AMIE examination. The Institution of Engineers (India) felicitated him as an Eminent Engineering Personality, in recognition to his valuable contribution in the field of Textile Engineering.
Dr .V Bhanu Rekha
M.Sc., P.G.D.D.M., Ph.D.,
Dr. V. Bhanu Rekha is an ardent academician, with more than 20 years of academic experience in the field of Fashion Technology. She has a M.Sc. Degree in Textiles and Clothing from Avinashilingam University and has a Doctorate Degree in Fashion Technology from Anna University. Her areas of specialization are in computer aided textile and garment designing, apparel product development, garment manufacturing and value addition. Her areas of research are in absorbent hygiene products, intimate apparels, functional finishes of textiles and apparels, apparel branding and marketing. She has presented and published around 35 papers in national and international journals and conferences. Her enterprising experiences in running a boutique and a retail outlet, supplements her knowledge in understanding the domestic market. She has done a few consultancy projects for reputed industries which include Co-optex, M/S. Jagannath textiles etc.
Assistant Professor (SG-I)
Dr.G.Mohamed Zakriya, Assistant Professor (Selection Grade-I) has completed his Doctoral Degree (Full-time) in Technical Textiles from Anna University, Chennai. He has 10 years of Teaching and Research experience in the field of Fashion and Textile Technology. His areas of specialization are Technical Textiles, Clothing Comfort, Apparel Costing, Design Collection & Portfolio Management, Pattern Engineering, Home Textiles, Quality Control & Testing, Fashion Merchandising, Industrial Engineering and Entrepreneurship Development studies. He has presented and published round 11 papers in national and international peer reviewed high impact factor journals – conferences and filed 05 patents in IPR, Chennai. As Technical Advisor, he has been contributing for Tirupur based industries related to clothing comfort aspects and product diversification in knitting sectors.
B.Tech. (TT), M.Tech. (TT),
Assistant Professor (Sr.Gr.)
Ms.K.Gowri Assistant Professor (Sr.Gr),finished her M.Tech (Textile Technology) from Anna University, Chennai.She has 5 years of teaching experience in Department of Fashion Technology at Sri Krishna Engineering College, Chennai and 1year experience in the industry. Her areas of specialization are Textile Composites, Technical Textile,Fabric Structure andNon-woven.Her research area is in evaluation of Garment comfort properties. She has presented and published around 11 papers in national and international journals and conferences.
Fashion Designing Laboratory
- Fashion designing lab, houses drawing tables and display boards.
- This lab helps to nurture the creativity and sketching skills inevitable for the fashion technologists.
- This lab paves way for the students to explore the application and efficacy of various colours, drawing media, substrates and the impact of their combinations.
- They learn to develop model drawing, attractive and communicative fashion sketches, fabric rendering and informative technical drawings.
Pattern Engineering Laboratory
- This laboratory is equipped with cork top tables, dummies and mannequins of varied sizes.
- The students understand the ways of measuring various body measurements of male, female and kids on humans.Dummies help students to acquire affluence in the art of draping and the skill of taking body measurements.
- The cork top tables help the students to draft basic garment patterns and practice flat pattern techniques to derive new garment designs from basic garment styles.
- An exclusive retail window also has been set up for students to display garments styles produced by them and also showcase the creative skills of visual merchandising.
Garment Construction Laboratory
- The garment construction labs have been furnished with state-of-the-art infrastructure to accomplish the requirements of a stand-alone garment unit and can cater to the production requirements as well as students’ training.
- The sewing machineries in the labs are Single needle lock stitch machines, flatlock machines, overlock machines, button stitching & holing machines, feed-off-the-arm machines, embroidery machines, computer-controlled sewing machines and fabric cutting machines.
- The students will be given intensive hands-on-training in operating and troubleshooting of all the machines.
- They will be given intense training in performing various garment construction techniques in the sewing machines as per quality and techno-economics expected by the industry.
Fabric Analysis and Textile Quality Evaluation Laboratory:
- Colors, patterns and various types of value addition are very significant Unique selling propositions (USP) of garments, which have the ability to influence mood, reflect the wearer’s personality and make them presentable and comfortable.
- The laboratory is equipped with facilities for sample dyeing, finishing, printing and fastness testing.
- The students will be trained in preparatory processes, dyeing and printing in different styles and methods on various textile raw materials.
- Some of the major equipment are Vats, pilot padding mangle, HTHP beaker dyeing machine, pilot curing chamber, spectrophotometer, laboratory drum machine etc.
Textile Chemical Processing Laboratory:
- Garment manufacturing involves several raw materials and many production processes, and the quality of each of them contributes to the final performance of the garment.
- To achieve expected performance of the garment, the specification of the raw materials and parameters of the processes have to be stringently maintained through various testing methods.
- The laboratory is well equipped to hone the students in the testing and analysis of fibre, yarn, fabric, garments and trims as per various standards followed in the textile and garment industry.
- Beesley’s balance, fibre fineness tester, twist tester, yarn/fabric/seam strength tester, yarn evenness tester and various fabric testing equipment like tearing, thickness, stiffness, crease recovery bursting, abrasion, pilling, air permeability are some of the major equipment in the laboratory.
Computer Aided Garment Designing Laboratory:
- This lab facilitates the students to improve their skills in using the modern tools for designing garments, woven, knitted and embroidered fabrics & pattern making, grading and marker planning.
- This lab has computers, digitizer, plotter, scanner and software for fabric designing, fashion designing, and garment designing.
- This lab will help the students to develop the soft skills required in developing E-prototypes with the speed and quality expected by today’s fast fashion industry.
- The skills acquired in this lab gives a great amount of confidence to the students as they can get multiple diversities and can sought careers in various coveted fashion fields.
Department of Fashion Technology arranged a Guest Lecture of Shri. Subhash Kumar, Freelance Designer for the staff and students of the department on 28-02-2019 at Conference Hall, Dean Office. Shri.Subhash Kumar Chirayil Gopalan graduated as a Textile Engineer in 2001 from the Indian Institute of Handlooms and Textiles, Govt of India, Ministry of Textiles, Salem and specialisation in Textile Designing from London under the guidance of Mrs. Rebecca Hoyes, Associate Lecturer, Central St. Martins, University of Arts London.The designer elaborated about his journey and the success stories of projects he handled viz. Revival of ancient woven textiles to suit modern interiors, Floral Lampas – A Revival Project, Jacobean patterns, Banarasi Handloom uniform saree project for Taj Group and Kokeshi – an exclusive collection for a celebrity Pop Singer. Endorsing the sketches created by the students, he guided the students how to transfer their sketches into fabric with required texture and structure from which the targeted garment is stitched. He has also assured to conduct 4 days’ workshop to demonstrate the same in future.
First batch students of B. Tech. Fashion Technology are on their wheels and flying with their wings in flamboyance.