Dr. Koshy being felicitated CEO conclave at Hyderabad

Dr. Koshy Receiving Abdul Kalam Award from Indian Achievers Forum

Dr. Darlie Koshy Receiving Holden Medal

Dr. Koshy Receiving Path Breaker Award 2014

Dr. Koshy being felicitated at GARTEX textprocess India 2019

Dr. Koshy Honored with prestigious Star of the Italian Solidarity Award 2009


Dr. Darlie Koshy as the Fifth Executive Director of NID, Ahmedabad Excerpts from “ 50 Years of the National Institute of Design (1961-2011)” published by NID, Ahmedabad

Dr. Darlie Koshy Director General & ceo, ATDC

Over the last 7-8 years, Dr. Darlie Koshy has been heading as DG&CEO, ATDC & IAM under the aegis of AEPC while shaping a new skillscape of a ‘Skill Pyramid’ from ‘SMART’ at skill levels 1 to 4 and thereafter ATDC-AVI, for Skill Levels 5 to 7 and the higher levels at the Institute of Apparel Management playing a proactive role in the success of ISDS of MOT, GOI by setting up on Pan-India basis 200 ATDC-SMART Centres for training over 2,50,000 candidates in just under 5 years emerging as the ‘largest skill provider’ for the Apparel Sector.

Dr. Darlie Koshy is a PhD from IIT Delhi and rank holder in MBA from CUSAT having been also trained in FIT, Network as a founding faculty member of NIFT. Dr. Koshy, Author of 3 major books including the “Indian Design Edge” published by Roli Books is also an internationally acclaimed Presenter and powerful Orator. Above all, Dr. Koshy is well respected as a teacher and guide by hundreds of students and faculty members whom he has taught and mentored in NIFT, NID, IAM etc. over the last quarter of a century. Dr. Koshy has been named twice (2006, 2008) as one of 50 Leaders shaping Indian Higher Education. 

Timeline →

  1. HANDLOOM (1977-1987)

    • General Manager National Handloom Development Corporation Ltd.

    • Managing Director & Chairman, Kerala Garments Kerala State Handloom Development Corporation Ltd.

  2. FASHION (1987-2000)

    • Head of Fashion Management Studies & Senior Professor -2005

  3. DESIGN (2000-2008)

    • Director & Governing Council Member- National Institute of Design

    • Board Member Fashion Design Council of India

    • Board Member Lakme –IMG Fashion Week

  4. SKILLS (2008-Present Date)

    • Director & Governing Council Member- National Institute of Design

    • Board Member Fashion Design Council of India

    • Board Member Lakme –IMG Fashion Week

    • EC Member of Apparel Export Promotion Council


This book is indeed a 'must' read for all design professionals. Dr.Koshy has brilliantly tried to communicate the power of design to one and all. He highlights the need for India to become a creative manufacturer rather than being a factory to the world. Truly inspirational work. I enjoyed reading it.

Indian Design Edge: Strategies for Success in the Creative Economy

Book published by Roli books, New Delhi, India in 2008

Garment Exports: Winning Strategies

Book published by Prentice-Hall of India in 1997

Effective Export Marketing of Apparel to US, EU and Japan

Book published by Global Press in 1995

  • Indian Apparel Exports : The European Challenge (Monograph published by NIFT, 1993)
  • Over 100 papers and articles on Apparel Industry Management, Strategic Fashion Brand Marketing and Design Management in national and international journals and magazines
  • Monograph on Apparel Market in South Africa (Published by NIFT).
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