Augmenting Quality and Relevance of Higher Agricultural Education through Enhanced Learning Outcome and Entrepreneurship Development 

Dr. Jyoti V. Vastrad

Professor (TAD), Department of Textile and Apparel Designing
College of Community Science, UAS, Dharwad
E-mail: vastradjv@uasd.in , jyotivastrad@gmail.com
Mobile: 9448777421

Education

  • College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Ph.D, 2003
  • M.Sc. (Home Science), College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, 1994
  • B.Sc. (Home Science), College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, 1992

Positions Held

  • Professor, Department of Textile and Apparel Designing, College of Community Science, UAS, Dharwad (05.02.2018 To date)
  •  Professor & Senior Scientist, AICRP-Home Science (Clothing & Textile) Main Agricultural Research Station, UAS, Dharwad (20.02.2017 to 05.02.2018)
  •  Associate Professor, Department of Textile and Apparel Designing, College of Rural Home Science, UAS, Dharwad (11.01.2012 to 20.02.2017)
  •  Assistant Professor (Sr. Scale), Department of Textile and Apparel Designing, College of Rural Home Science, UAS, Dharwad, 20.02.2003 to 19.02.2006.

Awards & Recognitions

  • UAS Gold Medal, for MHSc UAS, Dharwad (1994)
  • UAS Gold Medal, for Ph.D UAS (2003)
  • Vanita Vihar Cash Award for scoring highest in Home Science (2003)
  • Neelambika Award, SPANDANA Social welfare society, Hubli
  • Dr. Radhakrishna Shikshana Ratna Award, International Institute for Social and Economic Reforms, Bengaluru (2011)
  • Certificate of Achievement (Oral Presentation), Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand (2013)
  • Best Poster Presentation,IIT, New Delhi (2014)
  • Mid Achievement Award For research achievements, Home Science Association of India (2016)
  • Incentive Award for externally funded projects, UAS, Dharwad (2016)
  • Best Poster Presentation, Home Science Association of India (2016)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Home Science Association of India (2018)
  • SERS Woman Scientist Award, SERS, Meerut Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2018)
  • Best poster award, University of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2019)

IDP Related Experiences

  •  Fifteen years of experience in Teaching Under Graduate/ Post Graduate courses, Prepared five laboratory manuals on 1. Fundamentals of clothing constructions. 2. Textile Finishes 3. Computer Aided Designing 4. Fashion Accessories 5. Dyeing and Printing for UG/PG teaching. Guided 5 MHSc and 3 Ph.D students.
    Participated in the following student activities:
    1. Staff Advisor, Students Association
    2. NSS Programme Officer
    3. Scrutinizer for UG/PG grade verification
    4. External Examiner for UG examinations of other universities
    5. Examination Co-ordinator, UG examinations, UAS, Dharwad
    Attended ICT related trainings and summer/winter school on Advanced stages for successful entrepreneurial development for women, Post cocoon technology, Computer aided textile designing, Apparel industrial management, Design and Development of Web based Application using dot NET Technology . Established linkages between DKTE’s Textile and Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji, SDM Engineering College, ATDC, Dharwad and industries viz., Prateek Apparels, Pujari’s Dyeing, Printing & Processing Unit Ichalkaranji, for students practical /experience learning

IDP Related Contributions

  • Established Handloom/power loom labs, Digital Printing, Digital Embroidery and Commercial Apparels Production labs (As Co- PI indifferent projects). Established facilities for Eco- friendly finishing of textiles. Developed 12 technologies that can be commercialized. IPR – 1. Sizing agent for textile application and method for extracting the same from Luffa tuberose tubers. File No. R20174009292, Published in Patent Office Journal, No. 37/2018, 14/09/2018. Bio-degradable mesta composite pots for nurseries, approved for filing. Involved in digitizing traditional / ethnic embroidery designs for application in weaving. Involved in commercial production of cloth bags for seed bagging and agricultural research since 2004- 05. Commercialized Personal Protective Clothing for farming activities. Created SHG and involved in empowerment of activities and supported 4-5 beneficiaries to start sustainable enterprises. Developed e –modules for three under graduate courses under ICAR NAIP Progamme

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