Dr. Darlie Koshy

Design Management Strategist , Education Expert, Thought Leader


Dr. Darlie Koshy was the 5th Director of National Institute of Design , Ahmedabad from 2000-2009 for two terms of office and his contributions are covered in Detail in the 50 years of NIDv1961-2011 Publication by NID. An alumnus of Kerala University and IIT-Delhi, Koshy served a long stint (1987-2000) in the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi where he rose to head marketing management. As such he played a major role, prior to taking charge at NID, in transforming NIFT into one of Asia’s most reputable fashion design schools.

Past Directors of NID

In acknowledgment of his stellar contribution to the growth and development of NIFT, in the year 2000 Koshy was appointed director of NID (estb:1961), by common consensus the pioneer and most respected product and graphics design institute in India. Comprising four major faculties industrial, communication, textiles and apparel and exhibition design – despite its modest aggregate enrollment of 650 students and 60 faculty, ID has created over 50 brand identities for Indian industry including SBI, Hindustan Lever, Indian Airlines, among others and played a major role in impacting the importance of design upon Indian industry.

Today with Indian products and corporates becoming increasingly acceptable in sophisticated western markets, a substantial measure of the credit needs to be given to NID, which has engineered an accelerating design revolution under Koshy’s leadership.
On Koshy’s drawing board is a finished plan to establish NID campuses in Gandhinagar and Bangalore.

  1. March 2009

    Star of Italian Solidarity

    Star of Italian Solidarity The highest civilian awards of the Government of Italy
  2. Nov. 2006& March 2008

    Delhi IIT Alumni Award & The Human Development Magazine

    Delhi IIT Alumni Awardcontribution of National Development & to the generation and development of knowledge
  3. 2000-2008

    Director and member of the Governing Council

    Delhi headed NID as Director and member of the Governing Council for 2 terms of office (2000-2008) before the current assignment.
  4. 1987-2000

    Trained in FIT & Head of Fashion Management Studies at NIFT

    New York
  5. 1977-1987

    1st General Manager

    1st General Manager of the National Handloom Development Corporation, etc.

Latest Talks

  1. 2021
    Presenting Book:
    RUNway To Skilled India
  2. 2021
    Future proofing your Future
  3. 2019
    Fashion & Design
  4. 2018
    India Craft Week 2018
  5. 2014
    IAM on skill development

Awards & Prizes

  • 2015
    World Education Congress Global Awards
    Taj Lands’ End, Mumbai
  • 2014
    Path Breaker Award 2014
    Okhla Garment & Textile Cluster (OGTC)
  • 2008
    Il Ponte 2008
    Fondazione Europea Guido Venosta, Italy