The Textile Institute, Manchester, has conferred the Holden Medal for Education, to 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. Koshy will be conferred the award at The Textile Institute World Conference Award Dinner in Poznan, Poland on 28 April 2016.
The Textile Institute was founded in 1910 and was chartered by the British Government in 1925.The Institute has individual and corporate members in up to 80 countries. Membership covers all sectors and all disciplines in textiles say 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 Koshy says he is delighted to be selected for the Holden Medal for Education, “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 3 decades.”
Koshy an educationist par excellence is the 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 etc 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.