Goals of the Textile Design Course
Careers after textile designing course
Course Structure
Permanent Faculty
Visiting Faculty
Events And Activities
The Department of Art & Design
Highlights of the Textile Designing Course
Annual study tours are organized to textiles and handicraft centres and allied places.
Please Note: Students are required to read the prospectus thoroughly.
Drawing & Design
Design Visualization
Computer aided design
Outdoor study
History of Western Art
This two year programme is recognised by the Directorate of Art, Govt. of Maharashtra.
The Department of Art & Design was established over two decades ago and enjoys high credibility within the industry.
It is the only prestigious course in Computer Aided Textile Design in the city, which is only for girls.
Students are given exposure to the latest technological advances, by inviting pioneers in the field like Electron Colours.
A state-of-the-art Computer Centre imparts formal training to students in Computer Aided Textile Design (CAD) which is the need of the hour.
There is a dedicated Screen Printing Workshop for students of the Textile Designing Course to explore different facets of this medium. It is equipped with: high speed industrial stirrer, exposing & tracing tables, stretching stands & tables and stainless steel frames of all sizes.
There is an exclusive Batik/Tye & Dye Laboratory for students, which is equipped with: steamer, compressor spray guns and mini lab stirrers for dyeing, block, batik and spray printing work.
A specific Spray Room allows students to practice and learn different rendering techniques by spray work.
Individual workshop rooms for screen printing and weaving are provided for equipped with nine table looms.
An extensive and well equipped air-conditioned library with scanner and computerized information access system.
2nd Year
Course in Foundation Art
The Department of Art & Design at the Sophia Polytechnic has the most experienced faculty committed to the all round development of their students.
The Department invites visiting lecturers and experts from the industry throughout the year to keep the curriculum updated and provide quality professional expertise for our students.
Prof. (Dr.) Ravindra Adivarekar
A Ph.D (Tech.) from the Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology (UICT), he has published over 30 papers in various journals of National and International repute. He is a Life Member of the Textile Association of India and the Editor of their newsletter. He is also a Managing Committee Member of the Society of Dyers & Colouring Units. In addition he has over 5 years of industrial experience in Processing & Dyestuff manufacturing companies and is a Professor of Fibres Chemistry in UICT.
Mr. Prakash Ramchandra Limaye
A Bachelor in Textile Technology with post-graduation iin Management Studies from Bombay University,  he has taught students at VJTI for over two decades. As a Senior Lecturer he has taught the following subjects: weaving, fabrics, structure, knitting, textile mill planning & organization. Since 1996 he is also teaching the post-graduate students: Marketing Management, Financial Management, Production Management and Operations.
Prof. Vishwas Narhari Yande
He served in different teaching posts over a span of 38 years with the Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Arts and retired as Professor and Head of the Drwing & Painting Department of the Sir J.J. School of Arts in 1985. During his luminous career he has received numerous awards, prizes and citations including The State Award in Applied Art in 1976. He has made important contributions in the creation of The Directorate of Art (Maharashtra) as well as the Industrial Design Centre at I.I.T. Powai. He has been on the visiting faculty for: NIFT, SNDT, Sophia Polytechnic, B.D. Somani Institute of Art & Fashion Technology and L.S. Raheja Technical Institute  to name a few.
He has written several articles on Art over the years as well as a book on Applied Art & The History of Indian Textile Design for the State Government. In addition to several commissioned prestigious assignments in art and design, he invented an innovative print making technique named Metaglio and also invented the process for producing 35mm 3D slides for the first time in India.
Mahendra Mukund Damle
A Graduate in Fine Arts from the Sir J.J. School of Art he went on to do his Masters in Fine Arts from the same institute. He has taught the History of Art and Aesthetics at the Sir. J.J. School of Art since 1994. He is also a visiting faculty at: Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Rachana Sansad's Academy of Architecture, Sophia Polytechnic, National Instute of Technology, Academy of Theatre Arts and Thumbnail Animation Studio  Pune. During his successful career as an artist, freelance journalist, lecturer he has participated in numerous art exhibitions, workshops and won several awards for his works.
Each year students of the Textile Designing course showcase their work at an Annual Exhibition organized by the Sophia Polytechnic which is attended by the who's who from the textile industry in Mumbai.
Students of Textile Design not only participated in the Exhibition but also won laurels:
Nidhi Gada - Screen Printing - Cash Prize Rs.500/- Mansi Kothary - Paper Weaving - Merit Certificate Riya Jaketia - 2D Design - Merit Certificate
Mrunal Save - Tapestry - Merit Certificate Mrunal Save - Wall Hanging  Selected
In the student category the work of the following students was selected for the
Mrunal Save - Weaving
Ritika JhunJhunwala - Fabric Painting
Bhavi Oza - Fabric Painting
The following students  won merit certificates at the Exhibition for the work that they had exhibited:
Bhavi Oza-First Year Textile Designing Class Mrunal Save-First Year Textile Designing Class
Bombay Art Society - Professional Category
Prof. Madhuri Naik's Painting was selected.
Art Society of India - Professional Category
Prize won by Mrs. Poonam Paralkar for
'Krisna' - Painting in Indian Style (Batik)
Achiever's Award is awarded at Sophia Polytechnic's annual Alumni Nite.
The award has been instituted as a mark of recognition to an ex-student who has distinguished herself/himself in her/his professional and sought to live the values the institution tried to instill her/him.
And Ms. Sujata Sarawgi from the department of Art & Design ( Textile-Weaving,
batch 1995 ) was the first recipient of this Award.  Sujata Sarawgi is a textile
designer based in Kolkata. She specialized in Textile weaving and started working
with the craft council of Bengal. She also began teaching santhal women and men
how to weave. She has worked with various tribal communities and encouraged
them to revive the art of using natural fiber such as jute, grass, twigs, palm leaf to
create table-mats, bags and book Covers etc. Sujata encourages them to display
their products at her own exhibitions so that they can interact with clients and
understand market trends and preferences.
Students of the Textile Designing Course, specializing in weaving, participated in a
week long exhibition organized by Society magazine called 'Society Collection' in
1995 & 1994 along with  Paramparik Karigar. The exhibition had a tumultuous
response from the public and several works of our students were purchased on
the spot.
General Rules
Forms for all courses are issued and accepted by the Polytechnic only after May 2nd till the 1st week of June approximately.
A separate admission form should be submitted for each course that is selected.
Students who have passed the course in Foundation Art are eligible to apply.
Admission is on the basis of merit of marks obtained at the qualifying exam.
The results of the final selection will be displayed on the notice board.
Students are expected to pay their fees within 48 hours of the selection. Failing this, the seat will be given to another student.
Examinations are held at the end of each term. Student achievement is further judged through a system of internal assessment. The Institute reserves the right to retain any piece of examination / class work.
The students must submit the following documents with their admission form. These will not be returned.
Xerox copy of the mark sheet of the required academic qualifications.
Xerox copy of School Leaving Certificate duly attested by the principal.
2 copies of a photograph of the candidate ( 4cms. x 5 cms.)
Original certificates will have to be submitted to the teacher in-charge at the time of admission.
Form in Marathi / Form in English
To hone the students skills in order to enable them to work efficiently by acquiring training in new technology.
To foster a sense of values and create awareness towards national and social issues  within their chosen career option.
To offer quality education based on creativity, analytical thinking and professional ethics  such that it adds value to The Industry and society as a whole.
To develop professional competitiveness at a national level, through focus on knowledge and innovation.
Highlights of Textile Designing Course
Student Achievers
Course Structure (1st year)
Course Structure (2nd year)
Permanent Faculty
Visiting Faculty
2 years full time Mon - Fri  9.00 am - 3.45 pm
Drawing & Design
Design Visualization
Computer aided design
Outdoor study
History of Western Art
First Year
Through the year value education classes in ethics are conducted for all students who are also encouraged to participate in annual essay and book review competitions.
This course in Computer Aided Textile Design also conducts regular workshops for its students in collaboration with: The Textile Association of India, Weavers Service Centre, educational institutions like  V.J.T.I. & U.I.C.T.
Regular workshops are conducted by master-craftsmen of various disciplines along with project assignments. This helps in creating awareness of the latest trends and technologies. And opens up new horizons for students at an interactive level.
Some of the most luminous names within the industry are part of the visiting and guest faculty.
Highly skilled and experienced educators form the core of the permanent faculty.
A state-of-the-art Computer Centre imparts formal training to students in Computer Aided Textile Design (CAD) which is the need of the hour.
Admission Procedure
Events & Activities
Mrs. Kaveri Shelar
Area of Specialisation:
Work experience:
Miss. Ritika Jhunjhunwala
Area of Specialisation:
Work experience:
They can also start their own fashion boutiques and work as entrepreneurs.
They can work as visiting teaching faculty in recognized fashion and textile institutes.
Students can look forward to exciting career opportunities as: Designers, Colour & Design Coordinators, Design Consultants, Fashion Coordinators, stylists.
The Annual Exhibition of  The Polytechnic also showcases their work which is viewed by some of the top names within the industry giving additional exposure to the students' work and opening up opportunities for possible employment in the future.  
Campus interviews are arranged for the students giving them an opportunity for job placement within the industry.
The Department of Art & Design at Sophia Polytechnic was established over two decades ago and its students are much sought after by companies for employment.
This two year programme is recognised by the Directorate of Art, Govt. of Maharashtra and enjoys high credibility within the Industry.
On completion of this course, students can look forward to a rewarding career in the creative field of textile designing.
A well equipped Hostel for outstation students.
A state-of-the-art Audio Visual Hall for presentations and workshops.
Well ventilated classrooms with O.H.P. and LCD projection facilities.
Professionals from the creative and professional fields are invited to judge the annual work of the students in order to give them a competitive edge.
Students of Computer Aided Textile Design (CAD) are encouraged and assisted in participating in competitions at a State level to raise their standards of excellence. A competition that students vie for is: The State Art Exhibition.
The students efforts  are put on display at the Annual Exhibition of the Sophia Polytechnic which is held at the end of February each year. The exhibition is well attended by professionals from the field of textiles & design and is a great showcase of the students' work through the year.
Printing and weaving, the two options in the Textile Designing Course, provide systematic training in surface designs and fabric structure.   In the final year, students have an option between screen printing and batik as their area of specialization. And in weaving, to learn mixed weaves and coloured effect,  fabric analysis and loom mechanism.
This is a course in computer aided textile design where a student is taught to appreciate and develop her own values and design concepts  in traditional and contemporary processes, using her resourcefulness and imagination.
Recognised by the Directorate of Art, Maharashtra
Diploma Course in Textile Design  
Pallavi Jhaveri
Geetanjali Moily
Sushma Kalunkar
Farida Mutabanna
Leena Kumaran
Shilpa Parikh
Priyadarshani Rao
Sujata Sarawgi
Bhakti Sawla
Heena Hasan
Forum Yagnik
Manager  Design & Development, Mafatlal Industries
Asst. General Manager  Intergold
Manager Design  Intergold
Chief Designer  Sterling Exports
Textile Designer  Textile Committee (Govt. of India)
Textile Designer  Textile Sairl, Messe Frankfurt
Fashion Designer  Label 'Priyadarshani Rao'
Textile/Fashion Designer  Label 'Sujata'
Textile/Accessory Designer  Label 'Bhakti Creations'
Chief Designer  Jewelry SolutionCreations’
Chief Designer  Kala Niketan
Current Assignment
M. A. (History), B. F. A. (Textile Design)
Dyeing and Printinh
Teaching since 1997
B. A., G. D. Art (Textile Design)
Dyeing and Printing
Teaching since 2009