Team Members

Hello! We are glad you are here to know about our Team members who provide the Best guidance and learning experience to budding talent. These experts have brought in their specialised skills backed with strong industry experience.

Sasmira's Institute of Design & Textiles (SIDT) was launched by SASMIRA to serve the specific need of skilled Textile and Fashion designers and Merchandisers in the Apparel industry.

As the apparel industry gets more competitive recruits will need to be equipped with new skills-sets, innovative ideas and a heightened mental toughness to sail through the dynamic times.

We are living in exciting as well as challenging times. As the economic scenario undergoes considerable change across the globe, their role becomes complex and challenging, calling for creative and innovative skills.

We do not rest on the past laurels and academic tradition, but try constantly to address a variety of challenges - the challenges of the ambitious individual, the developing nation and the ever changing world.

We are sure that every student of SIDT will be an asset for the respective organization they work for in the industry. The cohesive focus of Sasmira's Institute of Design & Textiles (SIDT) is to build the competence of students through a broad spectrum of teaching aids and professional approach to enhance their employability and the overwhelming patronage of the potential recruiters from the Apparel Industry.

The exposure being provided to the students by conducting workshops, educational trips, internships and fashion shows etc. in teaching and training has enabled our students to take up varied challenging responsibilities.

The activity based teaching involving diverse pedagogical approaches like role plays, case analyses, simulation; facilitating experiential learning live projects, industry reviews; regular presentations and participation in various competitions and industry internships helped the students to develop pragmatic vision. We are sure that every student of SIDT will be an asset for the respective organization they work for in the industry.

Sasmira's Institute of Design & Textiles (SIDT) since its inception has striven hard to meet the expectation of rapid changes taking place in the Fashion, Textile & Merchandising world. Management and faculty members of SIDT have accepted the new challenges and have evolved a unique curriculum by taking a right mix of inputs from academia and industry.

The idea is to impart not only domain knowledge but also other skill sets such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, brain storming and decision making, relevant to train the young aspiring professionals.

At SIDT we believe that learning is not restricted to the classroom, it spreads out into the real world. All programs include industry projects and internships. Along with this, frequent visits to different textile manufacturing unite, business organizations, participation in in different seminars and workshops, ramp shows and design exhibitions for creating proficient professionals. Thousands of young people are leveraging these unquestionable advantages and have chosen SASMIRA as a stepping stone to their career.

“Impossible is Nothing, as the famous brand says!!”
Dr. Datta, Dean of SIDT, leads with this motto! In his vast experience of more than 25 years, he has worked extensively in academic institutes and garment industry as well as with several craft clusters and government organizations for development of Indian Crafts and Textiles. A NIFT Post Graduate and an economist at heart, he is an excellent teacher, guide and mentor! Merchandising, Entrepreneurship and Management are his areas of expertise. He is proficient in Administrating, Strategic Planning & Organizational Management as well as in Communication. As a Dean, he leads the Team SIDT and strives towards providing quality education & training to aspiring designers & merchandisers.

Dr. Krishnendu Datta
Dean - SIDT

A NIFT Kolkata Graduate, Ms. Mousumi has commanded many important roles over her career span of more than 15 years. From being a Creative head of a renowned fashion brand, she is now heading the Administration & Examination department of SIDT. Her teaching expertise is in the areas of Design Foundation, Portfolio Development, World Textiles and Environmental Studies.

Ms. Mousumi Golui
Head-Administration & Education - SIDT

Design is a Ice-breaker word to start any conversation with her. Presently, a PhD. Research Scholar, her educational background is mix of Fashion Design & Management, with being a Post Graduate from SOFT-NIFT - Pune, Batch of 2008 and PG in International Business from Symbiosis, Pune. With 13 years of both Industry & Academic Experience she has come a long way fetching several awards and various accomplishments to her Career Basket. She’s a highly motivated professional, passionate about Design & Sustainability. Her core teaching topics are Design Process, Range/Product Development, Fashion Concepts, Fashion Styling, Visual Merchandising, Menswear, Womenswear, Design Mgt., Entrepreneurship & E-Commerce, etc.

Ms. Priyanka Betgeri
Course Co-ordinator of Design Department - SIDT

After completing her Masters in Economics from the University of Mumbai, she decided to pursue her passion and did Diploma in Fashion Designing from SASMIRA. She has worked in the Fashion Industry as a Merchandiser/ Designer for various Women’s wear as well as Menswear Brands. It’s been an enriching experience for her from being an Alumni of SASMIRA to being a faculty teaching Merchandising, Retailing and Fashion Marketing and Market Research as her core subjects.

Ms. Soudaminee Gavankar
Coordinator – Internal & External Linkages, SIDT

Ms. Fatema joined SASMIRA as a teaching faculty after completing her M.Sc. in Textiles and Fashion Technology. During her Masters, she has successfully submitted various papers and also won awards. Her Area of teaching is Textile Manufacturing, Processing, Dyeing & Printing, Quality Management, Garment Manufacturing Technology, Pattern Making & Garment Construction, and Surface Ornamentation.

Ms. Fatema Cochinwala
Course Co-ordinator of Technical Textiles - SIDT

She is working with SIDT since a decade. She’s a Graduate in Textile & Apparel Designing from SNDT and pursued her PG from SIDT in Apparel Merchandising. She has not only worked as a merchandiser with fashion brands but has also gained reputation as a stylist and costume designer for Marathi Theatre. Her core teaching subjects are Apparel Merchandising, Production Merchandising, Traditional Textiles, Professional Skill Development and History of Fashion.

Ms. Karishma Kulkarni
Course Co-ordinator of Continuing Education & Part Time Courses Dept. - SIDT

An alumnus of VJTI, he has been working with SIDT since the past 25 years. He is a coordinator of SIDT’s flagship program ‘Advanced Training in Computer Aided Textile Designing’ & ‘Diploma in Weaving Technology’. He has mastery over technical subjects like Woven Structures, Weaving Technology & Textile CAD.

Mr. A. S. Wagh
Faculty, SIDT Dept. - SIDT

His expertise in Pattern Making, Garment Construction & Draping is well known in the Industry. A B.Com Graduate and an Alumni of SIDT, he has over 11 years of experience working for various Garment Manufacturing Companies as a Head Designer. Since the past 6 years, as a faculty member at SIDT, he has been training many young designers to learn and master the art of garment construction using various techniques.

Mr. Pratik Solanki
Faculty- SIDT
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