SNDT Women's University (Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University)

Department of Textile Science and Apparel Design


Focus areas:

=> Dyeing and printing
=> Textile processing
=> Fashion & Costumes
=> Handicrafts
=> Textile testing
=> Value addition in textiles etc.
=> Textile and Environment
=> Quality control in Textiles and Apparel

Textile products play a vital role in meeting man’s basic needs. We often only consider textiles to be the clothes we wear. Obviously, the clothing industry is where the majority of textiles are produced and used. However, textiles are also important in all aspects of our lives from birth to death.

The Postgraduate Department of Textile Science and Apparel Design educate students for a career in the field of Textile and Apparel Design. Department offers Ph. D and M. Sc. degree programmes. In the context of the modern world of varied fashions and fabrics, this knowledge and skill is more relevant and very much in demand. The aim of the department is to provide Ph. D. & Master of Science degrees that seek to promote academic excellence to the students with a thorough background in fundamental concepts of scientific, technological and managerial problems in the field of Textiles & Apparel Industry and develop skills and strengths of the students based on scientific principles.

The Department plays a vital role in Textile Product Development and Apparel Designing. It offers challenging curriculum that gives students a firm scientific basis with a focus on Textile Science and Apparel Designing. This specialization has strong multiple thrust based on physical science, social science and apparel production. The physical science orientation is tailored for the students interested in technical laboratory, research in fibre and fabric development.

The social science orientation is designed for students with an interest in human behavior and consumer use of fabric and apparel goods. The production management prepares students for job directly involved with textiles and apparel production. It also deals with historical and cultural aspects of textiles and clothing.

Courses Offered

=> Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Textile Science and Apparel Design
=> Master Of Philosophy ( M. Phil.) in Textile Science and Apparel Design
=> Master Of Science (M.Sc.) in Textile Science and Apparel Design
=> Post Graduate (P.G.) Diploma in Quality Assurance in Apparel Industry
=> Post Graduate (P.G.) Diploma in Apparel Merchandising and Management


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