KUMARAGURU KASINATHAN

  • Assistant Professor Textile Design
  • Kannur, Kerala, India

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  • Presently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Textile Design at National Institute of Fashion Technology at Kannur Campus, Kerala

  • Worked as Assistant Professor in Pearl Academy of Fashion, Chennai Campus from July 2006 - July 2014

  • Handled the position as Course Leader for Post Graduate Program in Textile Design ( Level 1 & 2 ) from July 2008 - May 2010, Course Coordinator for Under Graduate Program in Fashion Design (Level 3 / Year 4) from July 2010 - May 2014

  • Worked as Exam Board Coordinator in Pearl Academy for the Fashion Design Program with affiliated to the Nottingham Trent University (NTU, UK)

  • Conducted Short Term Course (Weekend / Part-time) for the Industry professionals and fashion students

  • Worked as a Part Time Freelance Designer for the Apparel Domestic Brands / Buying Houses in Chennai & Tirupur

  • Completed Post Graduate in Higher Education at Nottingham Trent University, UK

  • Completed Masters in Apparel Design & Technology in Anna University, Chennai

  • Won the Junior Faculty Award (Scholarship) from IFFTI (International Federation of Fashion Technology Institutes) for the year 2011 and presented my research paper in L'Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) Paris.

  • Completed Diploma and B.Tech (Textiles) in PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and Worked as a Technical & Project Assistant in Textile CAD Laboratory in the year of 2000-2006 at PSG College of Technology

  • Handled consultancy projects in the area of Design & Product Development in Textile / Fashion for the Export Industries, Conducted short term courses in CAD Textile & Fashion Design for the Industry Professionals and Students in Southern India.

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Experience

Assistant Professor Textile Design at National Institute of Fashion Technology

11/09/2014 – Present India

Handling the subjects for B.Des ( Textile Design & Fashion Design) as Print Design, Woven Design, Surface Design, Product Development ( Apparel / Home), Denim Wear, Fabric Product & Styling, Textiles for Apparel, Craft Research, Craft Design and Product Development etc.,

·Mentoring the Summer Internship and Graduation Project for B.Des ( Textile Design Students)* Mentoring the Design Collection for B.Des ( Fashion Design Students)

·Mentoring the Dissertation project for M.Des ( Design Space Students )

·Engaging Industry Professionals for End Term Jury

·Organised and Conducted 2 Faculty Development Program for Design Teachers from Kerala and Coimbatore Fashion Colleges.

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·Curriculum Member of B.Des (Textile Design) program at NIFT

·Developed Curriculum for Textile Design Techniques Module (Hand to Digital) ·Inter Disciplinary Minor (IDM) Anchor for the Textile Structure and Surface Pathway ·Appointed as Academic Mentor for the B.Des ( Textile Design )

Regional Industry Coordinator at National Institute of Fashion Technology

01/06/2016 – 31/07/2019 India

Worked as Regional Industry Coordinator (RIC) for NIFT Kannur campus from July 2016,

·Coordinating with the Apparel & Textile Industries, Brands, Retail and Design Studios and Designer Labels in Southern India and other part of india for GP Drive, Summer Internship, Graduation Project and Campus Placement

·Organizing Industry Expert Talk & Professional Development Workshop for the Graduating Students

·Conducted Campus Placement with Classic Fashion Apparel Limited Co, Jordon and Sunny Diamonds Cochin in May 2018 at NIFT Kannur Campus

Assistant Professor & Course Leader Fashion Design at Pearl Academy

01/07/2011 – 31/08/2014 India

Workedas Assistant Professor & Course Leader for UG Fashion Design program for Chennai campus under the supervision of Centre Director

·Managing the Course Documentation and Curriculum Development under the supervision of Centre Registrar ·Coordinator for Students placement and Industry internship activity
·Coordinator for Nottingham Trent University, UK Examiners Visit for Exam Board Meeting

·Organized guest lecturers from industries and design studios in the area of CAD Textile &Fashion Design

·Module Leader for Sports Wear (Design), CAD, Textile Studies, Fabric Studies, Internship and Final Design Collection ·Mentored the project guidance for final design collection

Assistant Professor & Course Leader Textile Design at Pearl Academy

01/05/2009 – 31/06/2011 India

·Worked as Assistant Professor & Course Leader for PG Textile Design program inChennai campus under the supervision of Centre Director

·Managed the Course Documentation and Curriculum Development under the supervision of Centre Registrar ·Coordinator for Students placement and Industry internship activity
·Design Mentor & Coordinator for Post Graduate Design Collection toTextile Design Program ·Organized guest lecturers from industries and design studios in the area of CAD Textile Design
·Part Time consultant for Chennai based furnishing and garments industries to intervene various design work in the area of Print, Jacquard and Dobby patterns

·Conducted vocational training program on CAD to other college students of southern india.

·Organisedfactory visits for UG Fashion students to learn the basic textile process in the area of spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing and finishing

·Curriculum member for textile design program

Senior Lecturer at Pearl Academy

24/07/2006 – 31/04/2009 India

·Joined as Senior Lecturerin Post Graduate Diploma in Textile Design program

·Taught subjects such as Graphic CAD, Textile CAD, Fabric Studies, Retail Graphics, Textile studies for UG & PG courses

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·Course Coordinator for PG Textile Design Program

·Internship coordinator for PG Textile Design Program

·ManagedCAD Laboratory and Short term courses

·Assisted with Academy Marketing Manager to promote the PG Textile Design program to various colleges in Southern India

·Oraganised and Conducted vocational training programs every year on CAD to other college students of southern India. This included related marketing activity to garner participants

·Organisedfactory visits for UG Fashion students to learn the basic textile process in the area of spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing and finishing

·Module Leader for Textile CAD, Fabric Studies

·Curriculum member for textile design program

Lecturer & CAD Lab Incharge at PSG Polytechnic College

01/06/2004 – 01/07/2006 India

·Promoted from Instructor to Lecturer in textile department to handle various theory and practical modules to Diploma and Undergraduate students.

·Lectured subjects like Fabric Structures, Weaving and CAD

·Managed as Industrial Training coordinator for 3 rdyear B.Tech students ·Course coordinator for Short term CAD Courses

·Prepared Laboratory manuals for Fabric Structure, Weaving and CAD Practicals

·Prepared training manual for Industrial training to 3 rdyear B.Tech students ·Coordinator for weekly Inplant training to diploma level students

Laboratory Instructor at PSG Polytechnic College

31/01/2000 – 31/05/2004 India

·Joined as laboratory Instructor for the Textile CAD Lab

·Undergone training from Adobe systems to learn Photoshop, illustrator software ·Managed the short term courses for other college students in CAD
·Trained from various textile cad software for jacquard, dobby, print, costing and 3D draping. (The software are Textronics, PC Tex, Teckmen systems)

·Handled the operating procedures for Grossie Electronic Jacquard Loom for the fabric development.

·Developed various freelance designs to Karur based home furnishing industries, especially Kitchen Linen and made-ups.

Fabric Quality Incharge at KPR Group

01/04/1999 – 31/12/1999 India

·Managed the buyers in fabric inspection systems to the brands for GAP, Banana Republic, Tommy etc., ·Worked as a leader and supervised for the fabric quality checking among the group of 25 members

Internship Trainer at Bharath Silks

01/05/2005 – 31/06/2005 India

·2 Months Summer Internship at Bharath Silks for the Fabric Design Development on Silk Soft Furnishing Fabrics using CAD System.

·Developed Fabric Yardages on Jacquard, Dobby Looms

·Learned and Practised Point Care & Textronics CAD Software

Internship Trainer at Trigger Apparel Ltd

01/04/1998 – 31/05/1998 India

·2 Months Summer Internship at Trigger Denim (Domestic Brand), Coimbatore Technical Sketch Development on Denim Trousers for Trigger, ACE Brands

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·Developed Samples on Denim Washes, Fabric Textural effects on both dry and wet processing

Education

Masters in Apparel Technology & Management at Anna University

June 2008 – May 2010 India

Course project : Customer Based Fashion Retail Store Design by using 3D Graphics Software

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at Nottingham Trent University

Jan 2009 – Dec 2009 Nottingham, NH

Class obtained: Commendation
Course project. : Presentation of a Learning and Teaching Portfolio

Bachelor of Textile Design & Technology at PSG College of Technology, India

Aug 2002 – Dec 2005 India

Class obtained: First Class with Distinction
Course project: Commercial cost effective designing techniques in CAD for Handloom Industries

Diploma in Textile Design & Technology at PSG Polytechnic College,

Aug 1996 – Apr 1999 India

Class obtained: First Class
Course project : Comparative study on hairiness in jute fabric in yarn and fabric singed fabrics

Hybrid And Blended Education at Laureate Education Inc

March 2013 – Apr 2013 United States

Online Certificate Course

Laureate Faculty in The 21 Century at Laureate International Universities

Apr 2013 – May 2013 United States

Online Certificate Course

Collaborative Learning at Laureate International Universities

Jun 2013 – July 2013 United States

Online Certificate Course