The Textile Design programme strives to develop innovative and synergetic approaches to design for diverse sectors of the textile industry, markets and the social sector informed by an appreciation of the cultural heritage, socio-economic and environmental concerns that is developed through fieldwork and research. The courses stress on creative explorations and from concept to prototype developed through various stages of further explorations and refinement. The curriculum emphasizes on building a variety of skills, in combination with theoretical knowledge and practical application. The programme commences with the fundamentals of textile design. This includes, textile fibres, weave structure, surface design, dyeing techniques, printing methods, sewing techniques, constructed textiles and basic inputs in garment design. Through increasingly complex design projects, complemented by related inputs in the social sciences, fashion, trends, brand identity, technology and computer-aided design, students are encouraged to design textiles for the apparel and furnishing industry. The programme includes several interdisciplinary projects of designing textiles for Public Spaces/ Exhibition/interiors and for the automobile industry. The learning is made relevant by building links with automobile companies and manufacturers of automotive upholstery and with their professionals forming part of the teaching team. Exposure to all levels of industrial and craft production is given through field visits and a short training with industry. Documentation of crafts introduces the student to fieldwork and research methodology and enables the student to develop a deeper understanding of the cultural issues that impact design. Our graduates are employed with the textile manufacturing industry differentiated by wide range of materials, products and markets. Some graduates are designer-entrepreneurs having established their own companies in textiles and fashion. Some graduates join social-developmental projects, pursue higher studies or seek careers in academics.