Darlie Koshy, DG and CEO, ATDC & IAM has been honoured ‘Outstanding Contribution to Education Award 2015’ at the recent World Education Congress (WEC), Mumbai. This award is for knowledge, skill development and leadership for the upliftment of society.
A Doctorate from IIT Delhi in Management and an MBA from CUSAT, Koshy’s ground-breaking contribution to fashion and design education over the past couple of decades has been well-acknowledged by the academia, textile-apparel industry and policy makers. He has many feathers up his cap. Koshy was named twice as one of the 50 educational leaders shaping Indian higher education by ‘Education World’, (in 2006 and 2008). He has been trained at FIT New York in Fashion Management, and is a founding faculty member of NIFT. He was also selected and trained by CBI, Rotterdam, under the ‘Match-maker’ programme on Europe, besides receiving the UNDP Research grant for an International marketing research project on Indian Apparel in the overseas markets.
He has authored a book, ‘Indian Design Edge’, focusing on Indian design. The book traces the evolution of Indian design in the first decade of new millennium and the 21st century, exploring its strong linkages to India’s design heritage, while strategising the need for India to become a ‘creative manufacturer’ to the world.