Diploma Programs

Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation and Sustainability

Program Introduction

Post Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Sustainability is a cutting-edge program designed to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills in the dynamic field of textile innovation. This specialized course focuses on fostering sustainable practices and circular economy principles, addressing critical issues such as waste reduction and resource efficiency. Students will engage in a comprehensive curriculum that explores the latest technologies, materials, and strategies for promoting innovation while emphasizing the importance of environmental responsibility. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to drive positive change in the textile sector in terms of the latest sustainability and circularity legislation required in the international market.

Program Mission

The program's mission is to cultivate visionary leaders in the textile industry who are adept at driving innovation and embracing circularity. Our aim is to empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to revolutionize traditional textile practices, fostering a sustainable and environmentally conscious approach. By instilling a deep understanding of circular economy principles, the program seeks to inspire graduates to spearhead positive change, promoting resource efficiency, waste reduction, and ethical practices within the textile sector. Through a holistic curriculum and practical experiences, our mission is to shape professionals capable of transforming the industry landscape, contributing to a more resilient and eco-friendly future for textiles.

Program Duration

This is a one (1) year program comprised of two (2) semesters.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation and sustainability are as follows:

  1. Professional Development: To facilitate the continuous professional development of graduates by instilling a strong foundation in circular economy, sustainability, and its implementation in textile industry.
  2. Innovation and Problem-solving: To foster an innovative mindset and problem-solving abilities among graduates, enabling them to address challenges, implement process improvements, and drive innovation in textile industry.
  3. Leadership and Management: To develop leadership and management capabilities in graduates, empowering them to lead teams, manage resources, and make strategic decisions to optimize production efficiency, quality, and sustainability in textile industry.
  4. Ethical and Sustainable Practices: To promote ethical and sustainable practices by educating graduates about social responsibility, environmental stewardship, and compliance with industry regulations and standards.

Overall, the Program Educational Objectives aim to equip graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation and sustainability with the necessary attributes to excel in their careers, contribute positively to the industry, and adapt to the evolving demands of the global textile market.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

The Program Learning Outcomes of the Postgraduate Diploma equip graduates with a comprehensive skill set and knowledge base, enabling them to contribute meaningfully to the sustainable evolution of the textile industry. These outcomes include:

  1. Innovative Thinking: Create innovative ideas, demonstrating a creative approach to problem-solving in textile design and production.
  2. Sustainability Integration: Evaluate and implement sustainability and circular economy principles within the textile industry to minimize waste, optimize resource utilization, and promote sustainable practices.
  3. Advanced Technical Proficiency: Master advanced technologies, tools, and materials employed in the textile sector, staying abreast of industry developments and emerging trends.
  4. Environmental Impact Assessment: Conduct comprehensive assessments of the environmental impact of textile processes and products and propose strategies for improvement.
  5. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Collaborate effectively with professionals from diverse disciplines, recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of sustainable textile innovation.
  6. Project Management: Demonstrate proficiency in project management, overseeing the entire lifecycle of textile projects from conception to execution, with a focus on efficiency and sustainability.
  7. Ethical Decision-Making: Apply ethical considerations and principles in decision-making processes related to textile innovation, ensuring responsible and socially conscious practices.
  8. Communication Skills: Communicate complex ideas and findings clearly and persuasively, tailoring messages for diverse audiences within the textile industry and beyond.
  9. Continuous Learning: Exhibit a commitment to continuous learning and professional development, staying informed about the latest advancements and best practices in the field.

Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation and Sustainability Job Placements

Graduates of a Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation and Sustainability can pursue a wide range of career opportunities in the textile industry. Some common job placements for diploma holders include:

  1. Sustainable Textile Designer: Design and develop textiles with a focus on sustainability, incorporating circular economy principles and environmentally friendly materials.
  2. Circular Economy Consultant: Advise textile companies on adopting circular economy strategies, optimizing resource use, and minimizing environmental impact.
  3. Innovation Manager: Lead innovation initiatives within textile companies, identifying and implementing new technologies and processes to enhance product development and production.
  4. Environmental Compliance Specialist: Ensure adherence to environmental regulations and sustainability standards in textile manufacturing, guiding companies in minimizing their ecological footprint.
  5. Supply Chain Sustainability Analyst: Evaluate and enhance the sustainability of textile supply chains, identifying opportunities for improvement in ethical sourcing, production, and distribution.
  6. Textile Research Scientist: Conduct research on cutting-edge materials, technologies, and processes to advance sustainable and innovative practices in the textile industry.
  7. Sustainable Fashion Strategist: Work with fashion brands to develop sustainable and strategies, promoting the recycling and upcycling of textile products to reduce waste.
  8. Product Lifecycle Analyst: Assess the environmental impact of textile products throughout their lifecycle, guiding companies in making informed decisions for sustainable product development.
  9. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager: Oversee and implement CSR initiatives in textile companies, ensuring ethical practices and sustainability are integrated into the corporate agenda.
  10. Entrepreneur in Sustainable Textiles: Establish and lead entrepreneurial ventures focused on sustainable textile solutions, from eco-friendly materials to circular business models.


First Semester

Course Code

Course Title



Cr. Hrs.


Introduction to Sustainability and Innovation Management





Innovative Textile Materials and Processes





Textile Supply Chain and Management





Total Credit Hours



Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title



Cr. Hrs.


Automation and Digitalization in Textiles





Advanced Recycling Technologies and Circular Product Development





Circular Fashion Business and Ethical Practices





Total Credit Hours



Course Description

Course 1: Introduction to Sustainability and Innovation Management

Module 1: Fundamentals of Sustainability and Innovation

  • Defining sustainability and innovation and their interconnectedness
  • Historical evolution and current trends in sustainability and innovation management
  • Identifying opportunities and challenges associated with integrating sustainability into innovation processes.

Module 2: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Business

  • Overview of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Analyzing the relevance of SDGs to business objectives and strategies
  • Case studies illustrating successful SDG alignment in business practices.

Module 3: Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Approach to Sustainability

  • Introduction to the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) framework
  • Evaluating environmental, social, and economic impacts of business decisions
  • Implementing TBL principles for sustainable business performance measurement

Module 4: Eco-Innovation and Circular Economy

  • Understanding eco-innovation and its role in sustainability
  • Principles and benefits of the circular economy model
  • Case studies highlighting eco-innovation and circular economy practices in various industries.

Module 5: Sustainable Supply Chain Management

  • Overview of sustainability challenges in supply chain management
  • Strategies for integrating sustainability into supply chain operations.
  • Supplier engagement, traceability, and ethical sourcing practices for sustainable supply chains

Module 6: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Definition and significance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Engaging stakeholders in CSR initiatives and managing relationships.
  • Assessing the business case for CSR and its impact on organizational reputation and performance

Module 7: Innovation Management for Sustainability

  • Innovation processes and methodologies for sustainable product and service development
  • Incorporating sustainability criteria into the innovation management framework
  • Addressing barriers and fostering enablers for sustainable innovation adoption

Module 8: Sustainable Business Models and Organizational Leadership

  • Overview of sustainable business model concepts and frameworks
  • Designing and implementing sustainable business models
  • Role of governance structures and leadership in fostering a culture of sustainability within organizations

Recommended Books

  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability by Marcus Wagner- 2017
  • Circular Economy: Assessment and Case Studies by Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu- 2021


Course 2: Innovative Textile Materials and Processes

Module 1: Introduction to Innovative Textile Materials

  • Smart textiles and nano-enhanced textiles
  • Bio-based materials and conductive textiles

Module 2: Smart Textiles

  • Applications in fashion and function
  • Challenges and future developments

Module 3: Nanotechnology in Textiles

  • Nanofibers, nanocomposites, and applications
  • Antimicrobial and self-cleaning textiles

Module 4: Bio-Based Textile Materials

  • Overview of bio-based fibers
  • Sustainable production processes

Module 5: Advanced Textile Manufacturing Processes

  • 3D printing, laser cutting, and digital textile printing
  • Integration of sustainable practices

Module 6: Integration of Sustainable Practices

  • Sustainable dyeing and finishing
  • Waste reduction in production

Module 7: Industry Collaboration and Partnerships

  • Collaborative research and entrepreneurship
  • Startups and incubators focused on textile innovation

Module 8: Future Trends and Challenges

  • Emerging technologies in textile innovation
  • Addressing ethical and social implications

Recommended Books

  • Circular economy in textiles by Syeda Rubab Batool, Sheraz Ahmad, Yasir Nawab, Muzzamal Hussain, 2023
  • Self-Powered Smart Fabrics for Wearable Technologies by Fatemeh Mokhtari by Fatemeh Mokhtari, 2022
  • Sustainable Innovations in the Textile Industry by Paul Roshan, Gries Thomas, 2024


Course 3: Textile Supply Chain and Management (3 CH)

Module 1: Introduction to Textile Supply Chain Management

  • Definition and scope of supply chain management
  • Importance in textiles

Module 2: Textile Supply Chain Processes

  • Procurement, manufacturing, and logistics
  • Technology in textile supply chains

Module 3: Technology in Textile Supply Chains

  • Digital transformation and ERP
  • IoT and connectivity in textile production

Module 4: Quality Management in Textile Supply Chains

  • Importance of quality assurance
  • Quality control measures and certifications

Module 5: Sustainability in Textile Supply Chains

  • Sustainable sourcing and production
  • Eco-friendly manufacturing and risk management

Module 6: Risk Management in Textile Supply Chains

  • Identifying and assessing risks
  • Mitigation strategies and resilience

Module 7: Collaboration and Communication

  • Interdepartmental collaboration
  • Effective communication and information flow

Module 8: Global Textile Supply Chain Trends

  • Globalization and international trade
  • Future trends and innovations

Recommended Books

  • Sustainable Textile and Fashion Value Chains by André Matthes, Katja Beyer, Holger Cebulla, Marlen Gabriele Arnold, Anton Schumann, 2021
  • Lean Supply Chain Management in Fashion and Textile Industry by Rajkishore Nayak, 2022


Course 4: Automation and Digitalization in Textiles

Module 1: Introduction to Automation and Digitalization in Textiles

  • Overview of Industry 4.0
  • Importance of automation in textiles

Module 2: Automation Technologies in Textile Manufacturing

  • Automated spinning, weaving, and robotics
  • CNC machines and digital textile printing

Module 3: Digitalization of Textile Design and Prototyping

  • CAD, 3D printing, and VR/AR
  • IoT and connectivity in textile production

Module 4: IoT and Connectivity in Textile Production

  • Smart textile manufacturing
  • IoT applications in supply chain management

Module 5: Data Analytics for Textile Operations

  • Big data and cloud computing
  • Cybersecurity in textile automation

Module 6: Cybersecurity in Textile Automation

  • Understanding cybersecurity risks
  • Secure integration of automation technologies

Module 7: Adoption of Industry Standards

  • Industry 5.0 standards and guidelines
  • Regulatory compliance and legal aspects

Module 8: Future Trends and Challenges

  • Emerging technologies in textile automation
  • Overcoming challenges in implementation

Recommended Books

  • Automation in Textile Machinery, Instrumentation and Control System Design Principles by Ashok Kumar, M Senthil kumar, 2018
  • Industry 4.0 in Textile Production by Yves-Simon Gloy, 2021


Course 5: Advanced Recycling Technologies and Circular Product Development

Module 1: Introduction to Circular Economy and Circular Product Development

  • Circular economy principles
  • Circular product development concepts

Module 2: Understanding Textile Waste

  • Sources and classification of textile waste
  • Textile waste materials

Module 3: Advanced Textile Recycling Technologies

  • Mechanical, chemical, and biotechnological recycling
  • Circular design and innovation

Module 4: Circular Design and Innovation

  • Designing for recyclability
  • Materials innovation in circular product development

Module 5: Sustainable Manufacturing Practices

  • Eco-friendly production processes
  • Resource efficiency in production

Module 6: Circular Product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

  • LCA for circular products
  • Eco-labels and certifications

Module 7: Case Studies in Circular Product Development

  • Successful circular product launches
  • Student projects on circular product development

Module 8: Global Perspectives on Circular Economy

  • International circular economy initiatives
  • Circular economy policies and regulations

Recommended Books

  • Recycling from Waste in Fashion and Textiles 1st Edition by Pintu Pandit (Author), 2020
  • Advanced Materials from Recycled Waste by Sarika Verma, Raju Khan, ... Avanish Kumar Srivastava, 2023


Course 6: Circular Fashion Business and Ethical Practices

Module 1: Introduction to Circular Fashion Business

  • Circular fashion concepts
  • Circular fashion business models

Module 2: Circular Fashion Design and Innovation

  • Designing for circularity
  • Materials innovation in fashion

Module 3: Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Practices

  • Sustainable manufacturing and supply chain
  • Ethical considerations in fashion

Module 4: Circular Fashion Marketing and Communication

  • Communicating circular values
  • Branding for circular fashion

Module 5: Circular Fashion Retail and Consumer Behavior

  • Circular retail strategies
  • Consumer engagement and behavior

Module 6: Circular Fashion Economics and Business Sustainability

  • Circular fashion economics
  • Business sustainability metrics

Module 7: Regulatory Compliance and Standards

  • Ethical and sustainable fashion standards
  • Legal aspects of circular fashion

Module 8: Global Perspectives on Circular Fashion

  • International circular fashion initiatives
  • Circular fashion policies and regulations

Recommended Books

  • Circular Economy and Re-commerce in the Fashion Industry (Advances in Finance, Accounting, and Economics) 1st Edition, 2020
  • Responsible Fashion Business in Practice Sustainable Concepts and Cases across the Fashion Industry by Sennait Ghebreab, Sally Heale, 2023

16 years of education from a recognized university or institute in any discipline, preferably with industrial experience.

Open Merit Fee - 1st Semester

Fee HeadsFee (Rs)
Admission Fee (Once at admission) 5,000
Tuition Fee (Per Semester) 50,000
TOTAL 55,000

2nd Semester

Fee HeadsFee (Rs)
Tuition Fee (Per Semester) 50,000
TOTAL 50,000