|Code ||Course Title ||Credit Hours
|| Scientific Methods for Research
|| Recent Trends in Textile Materials and Processess
|| Recent Trends in Clothing and Fashion
|Code ||Course Title ||Credit Hours
|| Elective – I
|| Elective – II
|| Elective – III
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|| Research Thesis
||Total Credit Hours
Proposed elective courses
Yarns and fabrics for technical applications
The aim of this course is to provide knowledge regarding different technical yarns, their production techniques and applications, technical structures of woven and knitted fabrics, their production and applications.
- A R. Horrocks and S. C. Anand., “Handbook of Technical Textiles”. Woodhead Publishing, 2016.
- R. Alagirusamy and A. Das, eds. “Technical textile yarns”. Woodhead Publishing, 2010.
- R. Paul., “High Performance Technical Textiles”. John Wiley and Sons Ltd. 2019
Advances in technical nonwovens
This course will help to familiarize the students with the developments in the fibers and manufacturing processes of technical nonwovens. The course will cover the latest trends in the use of green, recycled, biopolymer materials and nanofibers in the development of technical nonwovens. The students will also gain knowledge of structure, properties and applications of composite nonwovens.
- George Kellie, ed., “Advances in Technical Nonwovens”. Woodhead Publishing, 2016.
- R. A. Chapman, ed., “Applications of nonwovens in technical textiles”. Woodhead Publishing, 2010.
- D. Dipayan and B. Pourdeyhimi., “Composite nonwoven materials: structure, properties and applications”. Woodhead Publishing, 2014.
In this course the students will be able to gain knowledge of nonwovens products and markets, raw material requirements for nonwovens and different techniques employed during dry-laid web formation including roller carding, garneting, parallel laying, cross laying, air laying. Additionally, mechanical bonding techniques especially needle punching and hydro entanglement will be covered. The students will also become familiar with wet laid web formation including bonding and drying technologies for wet laid nonwovens along with application of wet laid nonwovens, spun laid nonwovens including bonding techniques for spun laid webs, melt blown production process along with structure and properties of spun bond and melt blown fabrics. At the end, nonwovens finishing techniques, characterization and mechanics of nonwovens will be covered.
- Russell and J. Stephen., “Handbook of nonwovens”. Woodhead Publishing, 20006.
- A. Wilhelm, H. Fuchs and Walter Kittelmann., “Nonwoven fabrics: raw materials, manufacture, applications, characteristics, testing processes”. John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
- T. Karthik, C. Prabhakaran and R. Rathinamoorthy., “Non-woven – Process, Structure, Properties and Applications”.Woodhead Publishing, 2016.
Nanofibers and nanoparticles in textiles
This course will be focused on the fundamental principles of behavior of nanomaterials specially nanofibers and nanoparticles. Different ways to prepare/synthesize the nanofibers will be taught in depth. Electro spun based nanofibers and their applications will be discussed in detail. Different ways to prepare the nanoparticles will be covered in this subject. Nanoparticle based functional textiles will be introduced and different methods to apply these nanoparticles on the textiles will be discussed in detail.
- P. J. Brown and K. Stevens., “Nanofibers and Nanotechnology in Textiles”. Woodhead Publishing, 2006.
- R. Mishra and J. militky., “Nanotechnology in Textiles”. Wooodhead Publishing, 2018.
- Q. Wei., “Functional Nanofibers and their Applications”. Woodhead Publishing, 2012.i
Advance textile fibers
This course will introduce new innovative natural and manmade fibers. Different ways to prepare/synthesize the fibers will be taught in depth. Electro spun based nanofibers and their applications will be discussed in detail. Different testing methods to evaluate the performance of fibers will also be covered.
- R. Bunsell., “Handbook of Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres”. Woodhead, 2018.
- Q. Xiaoming and L. Huawu., “Advanced Textile Materials”.Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2011.
- R. Mishra and J. Militky., “High-Performance and Specialty Fibers”. Springer, 2016.
3D weaving and advanced woven structures
The students will be able to learn various types of 3D fabrics including distance fabrics, multilayer fabrics, pile fabrics, tubular and complex fabrics. The course will also cover manufacturing techniques and possible applications of 3D woven structures.
- P. G. Unal., “woven fabrics”. INTECH open access publisher, 2012.
- A. E. Tayyar., “3D Weaving: Exploiting Conventional Looms to Create Dome-Shaped Fabrics and Evaluation of Dome-Shaped Fabrics”. VDM Verlag, 2009.
- K. Bilisik., “Multiaxis Three Dimensional (3D) Woven Fabric, Advances in Modern Woven Fabrics Technology”. IntechOpen, 2011.
Woven cloth geometry
Cloth geometry is the science of relative position and shape of elements within it. It corresponds to physical presence of fibers/yarns and their relation to fabric physical characteristics.
- F. T. Peirce., “The geometry of cloth structure”. The Institute, 1937.
- J. R. Womersley., “Cloth Geometry. A classic textile reprint”. The Textile Institute, 1978.
- P. K. Banerje., “Principles of Fabric Formation”. CRC press, 2018.
Digital weaving/ woven cad designing
Digital weaving: is concept of easing complex job of weaving process using computers. It includes converting weaving details into computer apprehend-able format to stream line the information and let automation solve weaving problems.
- J. Holyoke., “Digital jacquard design”. Bloomsbury academic, 2013.
- F. Ng and J. Zhou., “Innovative Jacquard Textile Design Using Digital Technologies”. Woodhead publishing, 2013.
Advanced knitting techniques & practices
This course comprises of different knitting techniques, give a wide knowledge of the specialty in knitting process including special structures and their manufacturing technique. Special features added to the current knitting machines and unveiling cutting edge knitting technology has been focus of the course like 2D and 3D knitting techniques.
- S. Chadra., “Fundamentals and advances in knitting technology”. Woodhead publishing, 2011.
- K. F Au., “Advances in Knitting Technology” .Woodhead publishing, 2011.
- A. R. Horrocks and S. C. Anand., “Handbook of Technical Textiles”.Woodhead publishing, 2016.
Knitwear design & production communication
This course comprises of studying the different knitting structure, the interloping process and properties of different fabrics. Use of design software’s .It also comprises of knowledge of knitting calculation required for different designs.
- D. J. Spencer., “Knitting Technology”. Woodhead Publishing, 2011.
- J. Hu., “Fibrous assemblies: Properties, Applications and Modelling of Three Dimensional Textile Structures”. Woodhead Publishing, 2008.
- K. F. Au., “Advances in Knitting Technology”. Woodhead Publishing 2011.
Functional knitted textiles
This course will cover functional applications of knitted fabrics and their mechanism of development and designs.
- A. R. Horrocks and S. C. Anand., “Handbook of Technical Textiles”.Woodhead publishing, 2016
- J. Hu., “3-D Fibrous assemblies: Properties, Applications and Modelling of Three Dimensional Textile Structures”. CRC Press, 2008.
- D. J. Spencer., “Knitting Technology”. Pergamon press, 2014.
Advanced chemistry of colorants
The course deals with the chemistry of dyes and pigments and their interaction with the textile substrates. The students will learn the chemistry of dye intermediates, basic concept of photochemistry, energy deactivation of dyes, Electronic effect of the substituent to the conjugated system of colored organic molecules, stereoisomerism, novel chromophores, newer reactive groups and application techniques for the minimum environmental pollution. There will be emphasis on thermodynamics of dyeing, concepts of free energy and kinetics of dyeing. The mechanism of dyeing fibrous materials with various dyes will be studied. The students will be able to learn mechanism of dye sorption, diffusion and rate of dyeing. The novel dyes imparting functionality to the textile materials in addition to the colour will also be studied in this course. The photochemical transformation and degradation of dyes, analysis, ecology and toxicology of colorants will be elaborated.
- A. Reife and H. S. Freeman., “Enviromental Chemistry of Dyes and Pigments”. Wiley-Interscience, 1995.
- H. Zollinger., “Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Organic Dyes and Pigments. 3rd revised edition”. Wiley‐VCH, 2003.
- H. Panda., “Modern Technology of Textile Dyes & Pigments 2nd Revised Edition”. Niir project consultancy services, 2016.
Chemistry of textile based biomaterials
This course describes the surface chemistry and interfacial interactions of fibrous materials for bioactivity. The outcome is to make the students able to have comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing techniques with technological advancements and modification processes on the basis of material chemistry. There will be emphasis on the mechanisms involved in the interaction of material with the living organisms and the material parameters controlling those mechanisms.
- S.C. Anand., J.F. Kennedy., M. Miraftab and S. Rajendran., “Medical Textiles and Biomaterials for Healthcare”. Woodhead publishing, 2005.
- V. Bartels., “Handbook of Medical Textiles, 1st edition”.Woodhead publishing, 2011.
- S. Dumitriu., “Polymeric biomaterials, 2nd edition revised and expanded”. CRC press, 2001.
Polymer microstructure and properties
This course deals with the introduction to polymer science and polymer microstructure, properties and applications. The students will be able to learn about the polymers and polymerization kinetics. They will get the deep understanding of chemical composition, molecular size and shape, molecular flexibility, intermolecular order and intermolecular bonding of the polymers and the relation of these parameters to the properties and applications.
- G. Ulf., “Polymer Physics”. Springer, 1999.
- G. Odian., “Principles of Polymerization”. Wiley-Interscience, 2004.
- L.H. Sperling., “Introduction to Physical Polymer Science”. Wiley-Interscience, 2005.
Advances in textile wet processing
This course describes the advances in the preparatory processes to save time and energy and to minimize the environmental concerns. Rapid dyeing techniques, foam dyeing and other advanced dyeing techniques such as super critical fluid dyeing will be elaborated. The students will learn the recent advancements in textile printing machinery and techniques. The technology of digital printing based on the principle of static electricity, piezo electricity, thermal system and Inkjet with dry toner will be elaborated. The possibility of personalization of each particular product has been emphasized.
- C. Duckworth., “Engineering in Textile Coloration”. Duckworth Dyers Company Publications Trust, 2018.
- W. C. Miles., “Textile printing”. Amer Assn of Textile, 1994.
Colour perception and analysis
This course describes basic theoretical directions in colour theory and colour science development, colour as a basic parameter of visual experience, the effect of colour on phycho-physical reaction of observer, relation between colour and surrounding, dominant factors of visual perception, objective colour evaluation, role of colour in fashion, merits and demerits of metamerism, basic colour contrasts, colour harmony, theory of contemporary ratios, impact of lightness and chroma on colour experience, colour as message carrier and trademark, colour ordere system, objective evaluation of colour differences and its importance in fashion and management.
- W. Stiles., “Color Science: Concepts and Methods, Quantitative Data and Formulae”. Wiley-Interscience, 2000.
- M. D. Fairchild., “Colour Appearance Models, 3rd edition”. Wiley-Interscience, 2013.
- G. A. Geischeider., “Psychophysics: The Fundamentals 3rd Edition”. Psychology Press, 1997.
Advances in textile functionalization
This course defines the advanced techniques used to functionalize the textile materials for various applications (biocompatibility, antibacterial activity, fire retardency, UV and IR protection, super hydrophilicity and super hydrophobicity). It includes PVD (physical vapour deposition), CVD (chemical vapour deposition), surface treatment by plasma, deposition of thin films and modification of surfaces by wet chemicals for enhanced wettability, dyeability, surface reactivity and surface adhesion. The students will learn about the principles, chemistry and mechanisms involved in each process.
- Q. Wei., “Surface Modification of Textiles”. Woodhead publishing, 2009.
- C. W. Kan., “A Novel Green Treatment for Textiles: Plasma Treatment as a Sustainable Technology”. CRC press, 2014.
- R. Paul., “Functional Finishes for Textiles”. Woodhead publishing, 2014.
Advanced textile finishing
The objective of this course is to teach the students the recent developments in textile finishing such as advances in resin chemistry and applications, polycarboxylic acids for wrinkle recovery finish, burning behaviour of textile materials and flame retardency. New methods for superhydrophobic and super hydrophilic, antibacterial activity, surface conductivity recent developments in the coating technology would be emphasized. The students will also learn about the UV protection and IR camouflage achieved by the textiles through various chemicals, nanomaterials and application techniques.
- C. Duckworth., “Engineering in Textile Coloration”. Dyers Company Publications Trust, 1983.
Clothing comfort and assessment
This course deals with physiological, physical-chemical and the psychological aspects of comfort. The human-clothing system, physical processes involved in clothing and surroundings, physiological process in human body, neurophysiological processes responsible for generation of sensory signals and microclimate characteristics between skin and clothing will be elaborated. Further, important factors and elements: moisture and water sorption and transfer, water vapour and air permeability, thermal conductivity and dynamic heat, skin contact characteristics, static electricity, fibre and fabric handle will be emphasized. The students will learn about novel textile fibres, fabric structures, multifunctional materials, comfort test methods and prediction of clothing comfort performance.
- G. Song., “Improving comfort in clothing”. Woodhead publishing, 2011.
- A. Das and R. Alagirusamy., “Science in clothing comfort”.Woodhead publishing, 2010.
- L.E. Fourt., “Clothing; comfort and function”. Dekker (Marcel) Inc., 1971.
The composites materials have vast applications in structural, sports, automotive, defense and construction applications. This course will provide the student a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of fiber reinforced polymer composites. Students will develop the understanding how composites are fabricated and how the mechanical behavior of composites is tailored with reinforcement architecture. They will also learn the techniques used to characterize the structure and properties of composites materials.
- G. Akovali, Ed., Handbook of composite fabrication. Shropshire, UK: Papra Technology Ltd., 2001.
- D. Gay, S. V Hoa, and S. W. Tsai, Composite Materials. Florida: CRC Press, 2003.
- L. Avérous and E. Pollet, Eds., “Green Nano-Biocomposites,” in Environmental Silicate Nano-Biocomposites, London: Springer London, 2012.
Numerical modelling of textile structures
There has been a significant amount of research in the field of textile process modelling and fabric- geometrical modelling. This course will provide the students with knowledge of the domain and the existing tools like Wisetex or Texgen used for the geometric modelling. The students will understand the mechanics of the woven fabric structure.
- B. Behera and P. Hari, Eds., Woven Textile Structure, 1st ed. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2010.
- S. S. Bhavikatti, Finite Element Analysis. New Delhi: New Age International, 2005.
- Savvas Vassiliadis, Eds., Advances in Modern Woven Fabrics Technology, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/25255.
Fabric formation, structure and properties
The course will cover different aspects of the processing of yarns to woven fabric and the interrelation between the production mechanics and structure, geometry and properties of fiber assembly. The students will be able to correlate the fabric structure with its properties and ultimately the application area.
- Y. Nawab, T. Hamdani, and K. Shaker, Eds., Structural textile design : interlacing and interlooping. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2017.
- B. C. Goswami, R. D. Anandjiwala, and D. Hall, Textile Sizing. 2004.
- B. K. Behera, J. Militky, R. Mishra, and D. Kremenakova, Woven fabrics. Shanghai: InTech, 2012.
Functional fibers and materials
This course provides knowledge about advanced textile materials and their application areas keeping in view of the requirements in desired product. This course will help the students to think and use natural products as functionalized textile materials for certain application.
- B. Mahltig and Y. Kyosev., “Inorganic and Composite Fibers: Production, Properties, and Applications”. Elsevier Science, 2018
- J. McLoughlin and T. Sabir., “High-Performance Apparel: Materials, Development, and Applications”.Elsevier Science, 2017.
- G. Bhat., “Structure and Properties of High-Performance Fibers”. Woodhead publishing ltd. 2016.
Textile material modification and processing
In this course textile material modification and processing techniques will be studied. It will help the students to structurally modify current as well as new materials and make them useable in required properties in advance form.
- T. L. Vigo., “Textile Processing and Properties: Preparation, Dyeing, Finishing and Performance. Elsevier, 2013
- C. W. Kan., “A Novel Green Treatment for Textiles: Plasma Treatment as a Sustainable Technology”. CRC Press, 2014
- M. Gopalakrishnan, K. Shabaridharan and D. Saravanan., “Sustainable Innovations in Textile Chemistry and Dyes”.Springer. 2016.
This course deals with study of theory of machine, design of machine, development and modification of machine and machine parts in accordance with improve in quality, production or new product.
- L.A. Kumar and M. Senthilkumar., “Automation in Textile Machinery: Instrumentation and Control System Design Principles”. Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
- N. Gorkaneshan., B. Varadarajan and C. B. Senthil Kumar., “Mechanics and Calculations of Textile Machinery”. WPI India, 2012.
- A. Kumar and M. S. Kumar., “Automation in Textile Machinery: Instrumentation and Control System Design Principles”. CRC Press, 2018.
This course will help the students to theoretically evaluate the outcomes of their result results. In this course, specific mathematical forms will be studied as per requirement of research project.
- X. Chen., “Modelling and Predicting Textile Behaviour”. Woodhead publishing, 2009
- D. Veit., “Simulation in Textile Technology: Theory and Applications”. Woodhead publishing, 2012.
- R. Shamey and X. Zhao., “Modelling, Simulation and Control of the Dyeing Process”. Woodhead publishing, 2018.
This course is designed to provide advanced knowledge in green materials and their processing. It will generate interest of students to further explore this area of high-tech emerging field of textiles.
- S. Kaila., “Biodegradable Green Composites”. John Wiley & Sons, 2016
- Shahid ul-Islam, B. S. Butola., “The Impact and Prospects of Green Chemistry for Textile Technology”. Elsevier Science, 2018
- S. S. Muthu., “Roadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing: Eco-friendly Raw Materials, Technologies, and Processing Methods”. Springer, 2014. Garments
Environment and sustainability in clothing
This subject explains strategic approaches for promoting environmentally sustainable textile product consumption and production in the textile industry. More specifically environmental sustainability (material, manufacturing and disposal phase) are focused in this domain.
- G. Woodside and D. Kocurek., “Environmental Safety, health and Engineering”. Wiley, 1997.
- K. Slater., “Environmental impact of Textiles”. Woodhead publishing, 2003.
- G. N. Pandey and G. C. Carny., “Environmental Engineering”. Springer, 2010.
Total quality management
The aim of this subject is to impart in depth knowledge about concepts, principles, practices, tools and techniques involved in total quality management with respect to the demands of dynamic industry of textile and clothing. The students will be able to identify and analyze the problems for process improvement by affective implementation of lean manufacturing, six sigma, and integration of both i.e. Lean six sigma.
- L. Wilson., “How to implement lean manufacturing”. McGraw-Hill Professional ,2010.
- T. Devane., “Integration of lean Sixsigma and high performance organizations”. John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2004.
- D. H. Besterfield., “Total Quality Management, third edition”. Pearson, 2002.
Human factor engineering
Human factor engineering deals with the application of information on physical and psychological characteristics to the design of devices and systems for human use.
- S. J. Guastello., “Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics”. Routledg, 2013.
- W. Christopher., “An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering”.Bent Corners edition, 2011.
- N. A. Stanton., P. M. Salmon., L. A. Rafferty., G. H. Walker., C. B. Daniel and P. Jenkins., “Human Factor Methods”. CRC press, 2017.
Heat and mass transfer
The aim of this subject is to impart in depth knowledge about different heating and moisture mechanisms, theories and modeling with special emphasize on textile and clothing. This course will include basic research of heat and mass transfer phenomena, as well as related material properties and their measurements, thereby promoting applications to engineering problems.
- C. P. Kothandaraman., “Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer”. New Age International Private Limited, 2012.
- T. L. Bergman and P. Frank., “Principles of heat and mass transfer”. wiley, 2013.
- A. K. Haghi., S. Thomas and L. A. Pothan., “Heat and mass transfer in fibrous materials”. Atlantic Publishers and Distributors Pvt Ltd. 2018.
Advanced clothing design
The core of this subject is to give students a system of management based on the principle that every member of staff must be committed to maintaining high standards of work in every aspect of a company's operations.
- V. Koncar., “Introduction to smart textiles and their applications”. Woodhead publishing, 2006.
- S. Kettley., “Designing with smart textiles”. Fairchild Books, 2016.
- H. Mattila., “Intelligent Textiles and Clothing”. Woodhead publishing, 2006.
This course aimed to develop creative leadership skills for fashion and design business. They will gain insight in to skills and attributes required for creative positioning of a brand and designing of a campaign. They will also learn how brand image management intersect with marketing strategy. This course will make students able to analyse and evaluate brand strategies, creating brand identity and brand positioning.
- U. Okonkwo., “Luxury Fashion Branding: Trends, Tactics, Techniques”. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
- B. Jin and E. Cedrola., “Fashion Branding and Communications: Core Strategies of European”. Palgrave Pivot, 2017.
- K. K. Hameide., “Fashion Branding”. Fairchild Books, 2011.
Creative practices research
This course will explore the key concepts of the nature of the creative research paradigm. Student will understand the developmental phases of a creative processes and relationship between various components of creative practices such as artefacts/exhibitions, text, verbal presentations, performances and events. The student will be able to analyse the research techniques, skills and practices that will contribute to developing and articulating their specific research trajectory, and they will be able to manoeuvre more confidently throughout their journey of creative developments.
- J. Oliver., “Associations: Creative Practice and Research”. Melbourne University Press, 2018.
- K. Steinbach., “Creative Practices for Visual Artists: Time, Space, Process”. Routledge, 2018.
- M. K. Shields and S. Spillane., “Creative Collaboration in Arts Practice, Research, and Pedgogy”. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.
Fashion and Technology Design Interfaces
This course will teach student use of technology-based design development in creative processes specially in textile and fashion. They will be taught to discover news possibilities of design creation with fusion of textile materials and non-textile-based technologies. Learners will explore the horizons of functional and smart textiles and their uses in daily fashion.
- S. D. Guler, M. Ganon and K. Sicchio., “Crafting Wearables: Blending Technology with Fashion”. Apress, 2016.
- S. Seymour, “Fashionable Technology: The intersection of Design, Fashion, Science & Technology.” Springer, 2009.
Digital Technologies in Fashion & Design
Students will explore both the technical and conceptual aspects of different digital technologies, such as digital photography, 3-D printing etc, being used in fashion and design world. Students will learn techniques of film scanning, use of RAW files, colour optimization, compositing and greyscale and masking.
- S. E. Braddock & J. Harris., “Digital Visions for Fashion and Textiles: Made in Code”. Thames and Hudson, 2012.
- N. Nimkulrat, F. Kane and K. Walton., “Crafting Textiles in the Digital Age”. Bloomsbury publishing, 2016.
Advanced Graphic Design
This course will introduce students to languages of visual expression using fundamental principles of visual arts and visual syntax applications. This course will teach student that how to be distinctive in their produced work and moreover how to communicate their work to a broad audience. They will learn about time-based communications with controlled.
- Graphic Design: The New Basics By Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Cole Phillips
- Design for Communication: Conceptual Graphic Design Basics by Elizabeth Resnick.
N.B. Any other course may also be chosen with the consent of Supervisors and Office of Graduate Studies and Research. The approval of ASRB will be mandatory in such case.
Career opportunities for students after Completion of the Program
The graduate of this program would be able to get job and progress opportunities in diverse areas, some of them include:
- Technical professionals for sewn product industry (home textile, garment, leather, shoe industry, denim industry, etc.)
- Research and development in public and private sector organization
- Fashion brands, fashion and textile industry or any prestigious design insttitues.
- Teaching and research at university/post graduate college.