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ATDC boss chosen for Holden Medal for Education
Apr '16
The Holden Medal for Education, by 'The Textile Institute, Manchester, UK' will be conferred on Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG and CEO ATDC (Apparel Training & Design and Centre ) and IAM (Institute of Apparel Management), for his outstanding contributions in technology based education at the levels.

Dr. Koshy will be conferred the award at The Textile Institute World Conference Award Dinner in Poznan, Poland on April 28, according to an ATDC press release.

The Textile Institute was founded in the year 1910 and was chartered by the British Government in 1925.The Institute has individual and corporate members in about 80 countries. The membership covers all sectors and all disciplines in textiles such as management, art, design, fashion, economics, science, engineering, research, production, marketing, selling, retailing, education and training etc. The award is made to an institute member only.

Expressing his pleasure on the selection for the prestigious Holden Medal for Education, Dr. Koshy said, “I am delighted to be selected for the Holden Medal for Education by The Textile Institute, UK which is truly an international recognition. No single individual can claim the ownership of ideas and transformation of Institutions like NID or NIFT or ATDC and IAM where I have spent nearly three decades. The Institutions are bigger than the people. Yes, I feel indeed happy and honoured that I have got the opportunities when I did for the contributions I have made in Education especially in the areas of design, fashion and management education.

An educationist, Dr Koshy has been a recipient of many prestigious awards and accolades including IIT Alumni award for contribution to Nation development and the Indian Star of solidarity and the OGTC Path Breaker Award, 2014, among others.

From the beginning of his stint at ATDC he has focused on the idea skilling to reach the youth and disadvantaged section of society and scaling up quality Vocational Skill based education has been a passion for him. (SH)

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