DR. DARLIE O. KOSHY
Dr. Darlle Koshy has a stellar career spanning over 43 years as a top manager in Textile Industry and as an educator and administrator in leading educational and training Institutes.Dr.Koshy was the Founding Chairperson of Fashion Management at NIFT New Delhi for over a decade, before he was appointed by Govt. of India as the Director of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, a position he had held for nearly a decade from May 2000. Since 2009 he has been the Director General and CEO of the Apparel Training and Design Centre a pan-India organisation under the aegis of the Apparel Export Promotion Council and superannuated on 31st May, 2021. Dr. Koshy has taken over the chairmanship of NISTI, a Think Tank for Textile Industry linked to the Textile Institute, Manchester.
Dr. Koshy holds Ph.D from IIT, Delhi and MBA from CUSAT. He has been awarded the Holden Medal for Education by TIUK. IT Delhi Alumni Award for Contributions to National Development and Premio “Il Ponte and Govt of Italy’s Star of Italian Solidarity Awards in recognition of Design for Development among others. Dr. Koshy has to his credit four major books apart from over 200 presentations and papers.
Dr Darlie Koshy is the only Indian to have served the Executive Board of World Design Organization( ICSID- WDO) for 3 terms from 2001-05 and then 2007-09.