I.C. College of Community Science

(Apparel and Textile Science)

Dr. Neelam M. Rose

Head of the Department
Mailing Address

Apparel And Textile Science I.C. College Of Community Science CCS Hayana Agricultural University Hisar - 125004 (Haryana) India Alternate No : 9416301074

Phone No : 01662-255343

Email Id :hod-ct@hau.ac.in

The Department of Clothing and Textiles was established in the year 1977 and came into existence as an independent Department in August, 1990. The Department was renamed as Textile and Apparel Designing in the year 2010 and subsequently changed to Apparel and Textile Science in 2023 as per BSMA recommendations. Prof. Saroj S. Jeet Singh and Prof. Parveen Punia of the Department headed the College as Dean from May, 2010 to March, 2014 and August, 2014 to January, 2018 respectively. Dr. Neelam Pruthi received Chaudhary Devi Lal Outstanding All India Coordinated Research Project Team Award 2003 for outstanding contribution in the field of Home Science. Dr. Saroj S. Jeet Singh received ICAR sponsored Best Teacher Award for the year 2003-04 and also attended training under AHRD Programme at Michigan State University, USA. Faculty of the Department are members of Board of Studies and selection committees in different Universities and also member of different scientific societies.

The Department has highly trained and talented faculty with Ph.D. consisting of one Professor, two Assoc. Professors, five Assistant Professors/equivalent and two Instructors. All faculty members are actively involved in research and so far the Department has undertaken 12 research projects funded by ICAR, DST, UGC and State Government. At present the Department has two ongoing research schemes and one research project completed in 2020 and another in 2023. During the period under report i.e. 2018-24, three books, ten book chapters, 123 research papers, 133 research papers abstracted/presented and 10 manual/design catalogues have been published by the faculty. All the faculty members also attended number of seminars/conferences/trainings etc. The Department significantly contributes in organizing and imparting trainings for field functionaries and rural women from different villages of the state to acquaint them about the technologies developed by the Department on different income generating activities like apparel designing and construction, fabric surface enrichment, diversified value added products etc. 

The Department offers 14 M.Sc. and 09 Ph.D. courses. Eight core courses of B.Sc. (Hons.) Community Science along with Module-V is offered to the final year undergraduate students. To provide effective hands on training to the students, the Department has well equipped clothing construction labs, laundry lab, printing lab, textile testing lab, weaving lab, hosiery lab and computer lab. In the VIII semester of degree programme, the students undergo three months In-plant training in different garment industries, export houses, design studios and textile industries at Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Surat, Faridabad, Gurugram, Panipat, Bhiwani etc. One student has also completed her In-plant training at Czech University of Life Science, Prague, Czech. An Experiential Learning Unit on Product Design: Digital Embroidered Home Furnishings is also functional in the Department since March, 2013. 

The aim of our Department is to provide students with a science-based education in key areas of the global textile and apparel industry by integrating academics and experiential learning. Hence the curriculum includes technical courses as well as design based courses. Degree program in Textiles and Apparel Designing provides students with a foundation in textiles, fundamental skills in apparel and textile design, design technologies, the historical & cultural aspects of dress & textiles and the role of apparel and textiles in a global context. The program emphasizes creativity and experimentation that mingles design with art. Students are exposed to fine art, couture and technical design to create original garments, which reflect an understanding of global issues such as sustainability and cultural dress. Students are also exposed to the process of discovering new knowledge through impactful research that enhances human life and fosters sustainable economic and technological growth. During internship, our professional students design and present a final signature collection and professional portfolio that reflects the development of a design philosophy and individual career goals.

Apart from this, the Department also runs a One Year Certificate Course for needy rural women who wish to upgrade their skills in garment construction, knitting and embroidery, thereby helping them to become self-sufficient. This course has been instrumental in boosting their confidence and developing their self-esteem as a result of which some of them have started their own enterprises to improve socio-economic conditions of their families.

Two MOUs have been initiated by the Department with TIT&S, Bhiwani, Haryana and ICAR- CSWRI, Avikanagar, Rajasthan which provide facilities to PG students of the Department to utilize lab and library facilities for collaborative research and teaching work. 

The Department organized two ICAR sponsored Short Courses on ‘Enrichment of Fabric for Entrepreneurial Development’ and ‘Entrepreneurial Development - through Skill Up-gradation in Apparel Designing Techniques’ in 2001 and 2013, respectively. 

The Department has also been working on various research schemes where it has successfully developed paper patterns of designer and functional garments in different sizes for infants, toddlers, pre-school children, pregnant women, pick bag for cotton collection, vegetable and flower collection, pearl millet head collection and grass collection. Another important research has been on developing natural dyes for fabrics. 

The faculty of the Department has also been engaged in imparting technical support to District Extension Specialists and trainings to rural women. The Department is actively involved in developing resource material like reference books, e-books and manuals for improving the learning experience of students.

Our objective here is to prepare students for successful careers by equipping them with the critical knowledge and the entrepreneurial skills to thrive as leaders in their field amid national and global competition. 

The Department will continue to strive for excellence and achieve greater heights with hard work.   

Last Updated :-Mon, May 20 2024

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr. I. S. Sheoran was awarded Hari Om Ashram award for team research, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award and NAAS Fellow : -

Infrastructural Development

  • The department has a Botanical Garden spread over an area of 10.5 acres with rich biodiversity. The department has done pioneering work in conserving the indigenour local species of plant and also introduction of exotic specis (approximately 600) from other places. Various native and exotic trees, shurbs, herbs, climbers, aquatic plants, cacti and succulents have been collected and maintained for imparting knowledge to our students as well as related scientists. Flower shows are organized from time to time.
  • The department has 9 screening houses near the college building.
  • The department has developed 20 salinity micro plots to determine phyto-remediating potential of halophytic flora and 24 lysimeter have been installed in field to determine the transpirational potential of trees having importannce in bio-drainage.
  • Experimental farms spread over 25 acres have been developed to evaluate bio-drainage potential of trees to improve waterlogged soils.

Package and Practices

system having Eucalyptus tereticornis as a strip plantation should be established on the water logged soils. In this model north to south field boundary is converted into 2.6 m wide and 45 cm high raised bund on which two rows of trees can be planted. The intervening space is left for the crops with minimum of shade effect due to the north-south direction of bunds� initiated by Drs. O.P. Toky, Rajiv Angrish and J.C. Kaushik included in the HAU Package of Practices.

Other Activities of the Department

Van Mahotsav was celebrated at CCS HAU premises in Botanical Garden of the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology On 27th July, 2015. The guest of honour in the function was honourable Agriculture Minister Sh. O.P.Dhankar. The Agriculture Minister, Vice -Chancellor (Dr. K.S.Khokhar), Member of Board (Dr. Ramesh Yadav) & Dean PGS (Dr. Rajbala Grewal) planted Tejpata, Putjeeva, Raintree and Chandni trees in Botanical Gardn.

On 20th August, 2015 tree plantation programme was conducted by the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities in the Botanical Garden. The Deputy Director General (Crop Science) Dr. J.S.Sandhu Guest of Honour planted trees, along with dignitaries Vice -Chancellor (Dr.K.S.Khokhar), Registrar (Dr.M.S.Dahiya), Director of Research (Dr.S.S.Siwach), Dean, COA (Dr. R.K.Pannu) & Dean, COBS&H (Dr.R.KJain). The planted trees were Sacred Ashoka, Kachnar, Dalchini, Ashok and Ficus Sp.

Training/Symposium /Conference Organized

Organized 4 day Third Indian Palynological conference on Palynology in Crop Production & Improvement in Sepetember 21-23, 1981.

Organized 3 day Symposium of Plant Physiology (1984) in collaboration with Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.

The Department organized National Level Training Programme on Biodrainaege: Potential and Practice funded by Ministry of Water Resources G.O.I., from Feb 1st to 6th, 2008. Dr. R. Angrish of this Department was the Course Director, held at DHRM, CCS HAU, Hisar.

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