ATDC DG&CEO Dr (Prof) Darlie O Koshy has been unanimously selected by the Governing Council of The Textile Institute for The Textile Institute Holden Medal for Education for 2014.
An award given in recognition of outstanding contribution to technology-based education at all levels, the Holden Medal is being offered to Koshy, which if he accepts, will be presented to him at a formal presentation at The Textile Institute World Conference Awards Dinner in Poznan, Poland on April 28.
Originally inaugurated in 1992 by the Clothing and Footwear Institute (CFI) International, this award is conferred only on an institute member.
An visionary educationist, and persuasive administrator, Dr Koshy is well known for transforming several educational institutions like the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, where he served as the Director for two terms of office for almost a decade (2000-2009). Dr Koshy is credited with the formulation of National Design Policy, which was approved by the Government Of India in February, 2007, and also for his well-known campaign “Designed in India, Made for the World”, which powered India into Design Leadership position among developing economies. He has been heading the ATDC (Apparel Training & Design Centre) & IAM (Institute Of Apparel Management) under the aegis of AEPC as its DG & CEO for the past 5 to 6 years.
Dr Koshy is a PhD from IIT-Delhi and a rank-holder in MBA from CUSAT having also been trained in FIT, New York as a founding faculty member of NIFT. Dr Koshy has authored three books, including the Indian Design Edge. He has twice been named (2006 & 2008) as one of 50 leaders shaping Indian Higher Education. Dr. Koshy has served as Chairman of Curricula Committees set up by AICTE under HRD Ministry of GOI and NCVT/ DGE&T under Ministry of Labour and Employment and currently serves as the Chairman of Mentor Council for Textile / Apparel Sectors constituted by the Ministry of Labour & Employment. Dr. Darlie Koshy also serves on the Advisory Board of Lakme Fashion Week and on the Boards of leading Corporates / Universities / Institutes.