R.G. Panneerselvam
Deputy Director (Weaving)
Weavers Service Centre



Educational Qualification(s) :
Pursuing Ph.D

Work Experience :
25 Years

Area of Specialization :

Present Occupation :
Deputy Director (Weaving)

Awards and Recognition :


R.G. Panneerselvam D.H.T., A.M.I.E., has 25 years of vast experience in teaching and R&D activities at the Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Salem (IIHT), and Weavers’ Service Centres (WSC), functioning under O/o of the Development Commissioner (Handlooms),Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi. After spending a good time serving as Deputy Director (Weaving) at Weavers’ Service Centre, Bangalore; he is recently shifted to Weavers’ Service Centre, Kancheepuram in the same capacity.

His research areas include "Development of New Fabric Structures" using various permutation and combination of drafting and treadling system. Based on his extensive research skills, Panneerselvam has in his credit of about 25 research papers published in various journals and publications about new fabric structures and about the application of software for Computer Aided Textile Graph Designing. After completing Masters of Engineering in Quality Engineering and Management from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, he is currently pursuing Ph.D. studies at Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram, Dindukal Dt. Tamilnadu.

Publications/ Books/ Papers
He has in his credit about 25 research papers published in various journals and publications which includes many papers about New Fabric Structures and its easy way of production and few papers about the usage of different softwares for Computer Aided Textile Graph Designing.


Articles Contributed

Weaving of 3Dm fabric in handlooms   

  Non-woven, Braiding, Weaving, Knitting and Laminating Principles may form the 3D Fabric. Out of these, the Woven 3D fabrics are formed by two methods. The first method of 3D woven fabric denotes 3 Dimensional fabrics, that is length, width and breadth. In 3 Dimensional fabrics, the thickness is an important criterion

Two-in-One, Figured Floor Carpets and Mats- By weft Tapestry Principle   

  Normally all the woven figured fabrics produce a figure / Image with positive colour and weave effect on one side and negative / opposite colour and weave effect of the same image on the other side. Fabrics woven with the weaves like Plain, Twill Sateen, Double cloth, Backed cloth etc are become reversible and can be used on either side

Stitched Colonial Group Drafting System - A New formula for Group Drafting   

  The 'Shirt' and 'Bed spread' with Geometrical Diamond what you see in the photos are recently developed in Weavers' Service Centre, Bangalore. The shedding system used to produce this designed Shirt and Bed spread is not any Jacquard or Dobby or even 8 healds

Enlistment of Handloom Weavers through '3P Strategies' evolved from SWOT analysis   

  In this article, the need of the hour of the handloom industry is analysed in the perspective of 'SWOT ANALYSIS', which is one of the problem solving techniques followed in the Total Quality Management (TQM). The 3P-strategies like Product diversification, Process modernisation and Personal skill upgradation are evolved from the analysis. Further, how these strategies are used to uplift the socio- economic enlistment of the handloom weavers are enlightened.

Plotting and Studying the Problems Faced by the Handloom Industry Using Ishikawa Diagram   

  Handloom industry is a traditional and also a cottage industry in India. It provides employment to the large section of poor people. However, the role and significance of the industry to the national development is declining. In fact, the industry is facing lot of problems such as men, material, methods, machines, money, marketing and management.


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