Prof. B.K. Behera has taken over as the Head of Textile Technology Department

Textile Engg. Society & Alumni Interaction

The Textile Engineering Society is a fraternity comprising of all students enrolled in the department, the faculty members and all its alumni. Under the motto of “Weaving the People Together” various events are organized to create opportunities for members of TES to interact in a relaxed, informal & creative atmosphere and bond better with each other.

The department has a regular and active interaction with its alumni spread all over the world. The annual alumni interaction event “Antarang” is hosted every year in the third week of January. The highlight of the event is the panel discussion on a topical issue. Captains from the textile and allied industries share their vision as well as experiences with the students and often highlight the niche areas where our students can make a difference.

Department has instituted a ‘Pride of the Department Award’ to be bestowed on the department alumni who have made a significant contribution in their chosen field of profession. Past awardees include Dr. S.K. Chaudhuri, Director for India and South East Asia. The Wool Mark company, Mr. G. Krishnamurthy, Entrepreneur, Mr. Thomas Varghese, Executive President (Marketing) Birla Viscose, Mr. Mohan Rao, President (Operations), Himatsingka Seide Limited, Mr. Ambuj Karla, Senior Vice President, Coats India Ltd. And Dr T Somashekhar, Director Central Silk Board. Award for the year 2007 was bestowed on Dr. Rahul Dharmadhikary, Director, Business Development India and Director of Technology Medical Fabrics, Ahlstrom Fiber Composites, USA.