Department of Textiles

Shweta Saxena

Shweta Saxena


  • Name of the Faculty
    • Shweta Saxena

  • Educational Qualification
    • M.Sc. (Textile & Clothing)

  • Designation
    • Senior Scientific Officer

  • Total Experience
    • 18+ years

  • Area of Specialization
    • Garment Manufacturing, Merchandising, CAD and Protective Workwear

  • Research Projects Undertaken
    • Sponsored Projects:
      1. A Study to Enhance Indian Apparel Exports, Sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. Of India.
      2. Development of protective work-wear for cement porters- Sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. Of India.
      3. Development of air cleaner home textiles to reduce indoor air pollution- Sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. Of India.
      4. Development of a molten metal splash resistance unique jute blended workwear for steel foundry workers- National Jute board.

      In- house Projects:
      1. Development of an android based mobile application for garment industry for instant information access.
      2. Standardize the work practices in garment factory.
      3. Cost of quality in a garment unit.
      4. Seam pucker in light weight woven fabrics.

  • Research Papers Published/Presented
    • 1. Shweta Saxena, M.S. Parmar, Sangita and Sangita Saini, Initiative to develop protective workwear for cement porters, Fashion Era, December 2021
      2. Shweta Saxena, M.S. Parmar, Sangita Saini and Vasundhara Verma, Need of protective work-wear for the workers of Indian cement, NICMAR - Journal of construction management, VOL. XXXVI, No. III, July to September 2021
      3. M.S. Parmar, Shweta Saxena, Sangita Saini and Durgesh Raj Maurya, Analysis of dust resistance property of coated and laminated fabrics using newly developed instrument, Colourage VOL LXVIII, pg- 36-42, Feb 2021
      4. Shweta Saxena, Durgesh Raj Maurya, Sangita Saini and M S. Parmar, Work-wear fabric for cement Workers, Asian Textile Journal, pg- 46- 51, January – February 2021
      5. Vivek Agarwal, M. M. Tiwari, Shweta Saxena, Kushagra Prakash, and M. K. Bansal, A Study to Enhance Indian Apparel Exports, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), Vol. 8 Issue 05, May-2019
      6. Shweta Saxena, M.S. Parmar, & et.al, Development of protective work-wear for cement workers, International Conference on Advances in Textile Materials and Processes (ATMP), Organised by UPTTI, Kanpur with Knowledge incubation for TEQIP, IIT Kanpur, Nov 19-20, 2018
      7. Shweta Saxena, M.S. Parmar, Durgesh Raj Maurya and Sangita Saini, A survey on occupational hazards among cement workers to develop suitable work wear, National Conference on Fashion, Apparel & Textile, Amity University, Noida, March 27, 2018
      8. Shweta Saxena & M.S. Parmar, Review of communication strategy for sensitizing towards occupational hazards in cement and construction industry, International Conference, Delhi Metropolitan Education, Noida, March 10, 2018
      9. Shweta Saxena, M.S. Parmar & et.al., Development of cement workers work-wear to prevent occupational hazard, Functional Textiles and Clothing Conference, IIT Delhi, Feb 9-12, 2018
      10. M.S. Parmar, Shweta Saxena, Vasundhara Verma, Protective works wear for workers working in cement industry, Textile Value Chain, Vol.5, Issue-3, pp -23, March, 2017
      11. M.S. Parmar, Shweta Saxena, Vasundhara Verma, Satpriya Dash, Development of work wear for workers working in cement industry, 57th Joint Technological Conference at BTRA Mumbai, 17th-18th Feb., 2017
      12. Vivek Agarwal, M.M. Tiwari, Shweta Saxena, Kushagra Prakash, M.K. Bansal, A Study of Work Practices in Indian Garment Factories, 57th Joint Technological Conference at BTRA Mumbai, 17th-18th Feb., 2017
      13. M.S. Parmar, Noopar Sonee, Nidhi Sisodia, Shweta Saxena,Chitra Arora, Occupational Safety Work-wear for Fuel Filling Station Attendants, Colourage, September, 2014
      14. Kushagra Prakash, Vivek Agarwal, Shweta Saxena, Cost of Internal Failure and Its Implications in a Garment Industry, Fibre 2 Fashion, 15 Feb., 2013
      15. Kushagra Prakash, Vivek Agarwal, Shweta Saxena, Cost of Internal Failure and Its Implications in a Garment Unit, 54th JTC, ATIRA, Ahmedabad, 9th Jan, 2013
      16. Vivek Agarwal, Shweta Saxena, Neha Sharma and K. Raghunathan, Seam Puckering in light weight fabrics, Joint Technological Conference at BTRA, Mumbai, Feb, 2008
  • Patents obtained/filed
    • Patent for “an apparatus to determined dust resistance characteristics of sheeting material” (Indian Patent application no. 201711002704).

  • Books/Monograms Published
    • » 09 series of Textile & Apparel booklets (TABlets) on various topics i.e. stitch, seam, stains, sewing defects and QA.
      » Hindi edition of tablets – 04 TABlets on seam pucker, sewing of knits, stains, QA in apparel manufacturing.

  • Consultancy Services offered to the industry
    • » More than 18 industrial consultancies for apparel industry in the areas of manpower rationalization, development/ improvement of systems in various departments, Garment inspection, defects and framing of garment design & specifications.
       » Training programs for colleges/ institutes-
       » Jointly coordinated and conducted more than 45 training programs on Apparel Manufacturing, Merchandising, pattern making, CAD and Textile Technology.

  • Conferences/Workshops/Seminars Organised/Attended
    • » Attended more than 30 conferences/ seminars on apparel and home textiles.
       » Participated in Five days training program on “leadership and organization development for women scientist/ technologists (sponsored by DST) Oct 2021.
       » Attended two days program on “Sexual Harassment of women at workplace” Sept 2021.
       » Jointly organised & coordinated more than ten workshops, conferences, seminars and resource person for training of trainer, training of assessor and faculty development programs.

  • Membership of Professional Bodies/Editorial Board
    • » Member of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Occupational Health and Safety Sectional Committee “CHD 8”.
       » Member of The Textile Association of India (TAI)
       » Member of Board of studies in Home Science - International College for Girls, Jaipur
       » Paper setter and moderator for various trades under NCVT, ministry of labour and employment.