Department of Textiles

Vivek Agarwal

Vivek Agarwal


  • Name of the Faculty
    • Vivek Agarwal

  • Educational Qualification
    • ● B.Tech in Textile Technology from Anna University, Chennai in 1993 with Distinction
       ● PGDBM from IMT, Ghaziabad, in 2000 with a CGPA of 7.15
       ● M.S.(by research) in Textile Technology from Anna University, Chennai in 2008

  • Designation
    • Assistant Director and Dean (B.Tech-Textile Technology)

  • Total Experience
    • 29 years

  • Area of Specialization
    • Apparel Manufacturing, Quality Assurance

  • Research Projects Undertaken
    • Sponsored Projects:
      1. A Study to Enhance Indian Apparel Exports, sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.
      2. Development of speciality embroidery thread for application in stretchable knitted fabrics/garments, sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.
      3. Study of Prevalence of Child Labour in Zari/Embroidery Industry, sponsored by Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC).
      4. To identify and eliminate/control causes of increase in imperfections and hairiness in post spinning, sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.

      In-house Projects:
      1. Development of an Android-based Mobile Application for Garment Industry for Instant Information Access and Quick Decision Making
      2. Effect of Sewing thread and stitch density on seam performance of shirting fabrics
      3. A study of effect of fusing process variables on different fabrics and interlinings
      4. Effect of Different type of sewing threads on seam performance of knitted fabrics
      5. Impact of Shore-Hardness of cots on yarn quality parameters
      6. Effect of Roving Hank, T.M, and Break Draft on yarn quality parameters
      7. A survey on man-made fibre quality parameters.

      Research Projects Guided:
      ● UG Programs: 5 Nos.
      ● PG Programs: 4 Nos.

  • Research Papers Published/Presented
    • 1. Arindam Basu and Vivek Agarwal- Research and Development by Textile Research Associations (TRAs) and their contribution in the growth of Indian Textile Industry – Textile Times Magazine, Vol , XVII, No. 08, May 2021
      2. Vivek Agarwal, Kushagra Prakash: Study on techniques for waste minimization
      and improve efficiency of various departments, Apparel Export Promotion
      Council, August 2019
      3. 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
      4. Neeraj Agarwal, M.S. Parmar & Vivek Agarwal- Development of speciality embroidery thread for application in stretchable knitted fabrics for body-fit garments - International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), Vol. 8 Issue 03, March 2019
      5. Vivek Agarwal, M. M.Tiwari, Shweta Saxena, Kushagra Prakash, and M. K. Bansal- Work Practices for productivity and quality improvement in Garment Industry, PHD House, New Delhi, July 2017
      6. Vivek Agarwal, M. M. Tiwari, Shweta Saxena, Kushagra Prakash, and M. K. Bansal - A Study of Work Practices in Indian Garment Factories-, 57th Joint Technological Conference, BTRA, Mumbai, Feb. 2017
      7. Kushagra Prakash, Vivek Agarwal and Shweta Saxena- A Study of Cost of Internal Failure in garment units – 54th Joint Technological Conference, ATIRA, Ahmedabad, 2013
      8. Kushagra Prakash, Vivek Agarwal and Shweta Saxena, Cost of Internal Failure and its implications in a garment unit- Indian Textile Journal, June 2013
      9. Vandna Singh and Vivek Agarwal - Shear Resolved, Stitch Times, May 2012
      10. Vandana Singh, Sangita Saini, Vivek Agarwal and J. V. Rao- An Innovative approach in Apparel Manufacturing from Different Types of Georgettes- International conference on Innovative Methods on Textile Manufacturing and Clothing organized by TIT&S, Bhiwani, Feb. 2012.
      11. Vandana Singh, Sangita Saini, Vivek Agarwal and J. V. Rao- A study on seam puckering and seam slippage in delicate fabrics, 29th Biennial National Conference on Innovative Horizons & Emerging Challenges for Home Scientists, Home Science Association of India, Lucknow Chapter
      12. Vandana Singh, Sangita Saini, Vivek Agarwal and J. V. Rao- Seam Related Problems faced by high fashion garments –UGC Sponsored National Conference on Sustainable Development – A Collective Vision, New Delhi, 2011
      13. Vandana Singh, Sangita Saini, Vivek Agarwal and J. V. Rao- Study on apparels manufactured from delicate fabrics- 52nd Joint Technological Conference, SITRA, Coimbatore, 2011
      14. Vivek Agarwal, Shweta Saxena, Neha Sharma and K. Raghunathan- Seam Puckering of light weight woven fabrics, 49th Joint Technological Conference, BTRA, Mumbai, 2008
      15. Vivek Agarwal- Indian Apparel Industry: Strategies for global competitiveness - International Conference on Textile and Clothing Management, Coimbatore, 2004
      16. M. Joshi, Vivek Agarwal & D. K. Sharma- Meeting the stringent Quality and Eco parameters requirements for the textile export market, Chemical Weekly, 1999
      17. A. K. Singh & Vivek Agarwal- Impact of shore-hardness of cots on yarn quality parameters-38th Joint Technological Conference, ATIRA, Ahmedabad, 1997
  • Patents obtained/filed
    • A stretchable composite embroidery thread, (Inventor: Neeraj Agarwal, Dr. M.S. Parmar and Vivek Agarwal) Patent Application No. 201911016309 dt. 24.04.2019

  • Books/Monograms - Authored/Co-Authored/Edited
    • 1. Vandna Singh, Sangita Saini and Vivek Agarwal - A guide to manufacture garments using delicate fabrics”
      2. R.K.Gaur, Vivek Agarwal, Neha Kapil. Shweta Saxena - Sewing of Knits (In English and Hindi)
      3. R.K.Gaur, Vivek Agarwal, Neha Kapil. Shweta Saxena- Quality Assurance in Apparel Manufacturing (in English and Hindi)
      4. R.K.Gaur, Vivek Agarwal, Neha Kapil. Shweta Saxena – Stains(in Hindi)
      5. R.K.Gaur, Vivek Agarwal, Neha Kapil. Shweta Saxena - Care Labeling (in English and Hindi)
      6. Edited Monogram titled Stitches
      7. Edited Monogram titled Seams
      8. Edited Monogram titled Stains (English Version)
      9. A.K.Singh, Vivek Agarwal and R.K.Sharma - Textile Testing-Systems and Procedures
  • Consultancy Services offered to the industry
    • Have undertaken more than 35 consulting assignments, worth over Rs. 1 crore in different areas of textile and apparel manufacturing. Few major ones are listed below:

      1. Developed Guidance Notes for Quality Council of India (QCI) for its ZED Model.
      2. Extended consultancy services to North Carolina (A&T) State University, California on
      “Dynamics of Social Auditing Process in the Global Apparel Supply Chain: From
      Indian apparel industry perspective”.
      3. Inspection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kits during COVID period to several PPE manufacturing/exporting units.
      4. Status Review of Common Compliance Code –DISHA developed by AEPC
      5. Development of Multi-Media based content for apparel sector for IL&FS
      6. Manpower Rationalization Studies for several leading textile and apparel companies
      7. Implementation of ISO-9000 Quality Management System in Textile Units
      8. Report on setting up of Common facilities for Apparel Park at Jabalpur
      9. Feasibility study of establishing textile and apparel park at Gorakhpur
      10. Study on Material Handling Systems
      11. Several technical troubleshooting consultancies to textile and apparel industry.
      12. Scientific Selection Systems
  • Conferences/Workshops/Seminars/Training Programmes Organised/Attended
    • 1. Convener of over 80 batches of one year full time training programs and 60 one year distance learning programs.
      2. Involved in organizing Innovation Contest “INNOTEX 2018”, a PAN INDIA research based innovation contest in association with Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), India.
      3. Jointly organized Joint Technological Conference (JTC), an annual event of 4 textile research associations, in the years 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2019
      4. Organized series of Webinars for textile and apparel industry professionals in 2020 and 2021.
      5. Organized Seminar on Development of RMG industry and its prospects in Purvanchal. Training Program for Garment Manufacturers of Gorakhpur, U.P.
      6. Organized series of 15 Convocations between 2005 and 2021.
      7. Organized 5 batches of 1 month Training of Trainers (ToT) program to train 100 Ethiopian trainers on “Apparel Production Techniques” at Ethiopia.
      8. Organized FDP on “Apparel Marketing & Merchandising” for faculty of B.Tech and Diploma courses of an Ethiopian Institute.
      9. Organized FDP on “Apparel Production” for Faculty of B.Tech and Diploma Courses of an Ethiopian Institute.
      10. Organized 3 months Training of Trainers (ToT) program for trainers of South India Textile Research Association (SITRA).
      11. Jointly Organized Training of Trainers (ToT) program for 2 batches of senior and middle management executives of textile industry for Textile Sector Skill Council(TSC)
      12. Jointly Organized Training of Assessors (ToA) program for 3 batches of senior and middle management executives of textile industry for Textile Sector Skill Council(TSC)
      13. Organized close to 20 batches of summer internship programmes for students and faculty members of various textile/fashion colleges and universities.
      14. Conducted training program for production supervisors and quality control inspectors for a composite textile unit.
      15. Conducted several batches of training program on “Fabric Quality Management” for number of garment units.
      16. Conducted several batches of training program on “Layering & Cutting Room Management” for number of garment units.
      17. Conducted several batches of training program on “Garment Finishing” for number of garment units.
      18. Attended “Master Trainer and Lead Assessor” program - certified by Management Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council (MEPSSC), National Skill Development Corporation in 2021.
      19. Attended “Master Trainer” program - certified by Management Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council (MEPSSC), National Skill Development Corporation in 2018.
      20. Attended 2-day Internal Auditor Training on Social Accountability (SA-8000) by DNV.
      21. Attended program on Apparel Merchandising from Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF).
      22. Attended 3 –day program on Initiation to Export Procedures and Documentation by PHDCCI.
      23. Attended 10 days programme on Export Import Management from Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA), Greater Noida.
      24. Attended one week training program on CTT operation and applications, EIB Software program in USA.
      25. Attended International Conference on Apparel and Home Textiles (ICAHT), organized by Okhla Garment and Textile Cluster (OGTC) from 2007 to 2021 every year.
  • Membership of Professional Bodies/Editorial Board
    • 1 Member of Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS)-TXD 20 and MED 29 Sectional Committees
      2 Member of Academic Board – Deptt. of Home Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra
      3 Life Member of All India Management Association (AIMA)