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Student Project Competition - a successful event
Mar '09
Gitanjali Gupta – Runner up Post Graduate Research receiving her award for her paper on antimicrobial finishes for infant wear from Mr Niraj Sriva.
Gitanjali Gupta – Runner up Post Graduate Research receiving her award for her paper on antimicrobial finishes for infant wear from Mr Niraj Sriva.
Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF), India's premier design institute hosted Student Project Competition, the first ever Inter college industry research contest for students pursuing career in textile & fashion design. Providing a unique platform for the design students from colleges across India to participate and showcase their contribution to the fashion & textile industry, the event witnessed participation of over twenty four students from prestigious colleges of India like Indian Institute of Technology- Delhi, Lady Irwin and Institute of Home Economics amongst others. Gunjan Kumar & Sonal Shriya from PAF and Shantanu Basak from IIT Delhi were the chosen winners of the competition in Undergraduate & Postgraduate categories respectively.

Following an elaborate process of selecting the final winners, the initial stage of the competition invited the final year students of undergraduate and graduate courses in textile, fashion and garments to submit a synopsis of original project works. Synopses were evaluated by an eminent jury on the basis of merit, originality, relevance and clarity of the written material and 24 students were selected.

Out of 24 students the best 7 selected candidates presented a 15 minutes presentation on their research followed by 10 minutes question and answer session. A panel of judges comprising of Mr. Niraj Srivastava, MD, Dollcraft Fashions, Mr. Rajesh Kochhar, MD, Staple Buying, Dr. Samrat Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, IIT Delhi, Mr. Deepak Mohindra, MD, Apparel resources and Dr. Vinod Shanbagh, academic advisor, PAF selected the final four winners.

The student project competition was a success with many interesting research reports presented, addressing the important subjects like Textile Impact on Global Warming, Sustainability through Reverse Logistics at Wills Lifestyle, Earth and Inspirations From It, Evaluation And Development Of Trousers For Indian Women to name a few.

Winning position in undergraduate category was a tie between Gunjan Kumar & Sonal Shriya from Pearl Academy of Fashion and the runner up position went to Mr. Pradeep Kumar and Mahedar Singh from T.I.T Bhiwani. The winner in post graduate category was Shantanu Basak from IIT Delhi and the runner up was Gitanjali Gulati from Institute of Home Economics. The winners were awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- each and Rs. 5,000 for the runners up.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. A.K.G Nair, Group Director, Pearl Academy of Fashion said, “This initiative provides a platform that encourages students to learn beyond the text books. Year after year, we have observed that students constantly strive hard to win the awards. The objective of the presentation was to enhance students' knowledge and skills in the field of textile, fashion and apparel industry. The Students Project Competition is an integration of the learning that the students have had during their education at the academy. We are thankful to all the participating colleges for making this event a success.”

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