Prof. G.S. Dhapodkar has Masters in Fashion and Textiles, PGCHE, Post Diploma in Fashion Design from Nottingham Trent University, UK, Post Diploma in Fashion Design and Manufacturing from FIT, New York, along with several diplomas in the trade from India. He possesses excellent teaching capabilities along with tactful managerial skills. He is highly conversant with strong technical skills including Creative and Industrial Pattern Design, Draping, Construction, Prototyping, Grading, Product Development Process and Quality Assurance in Apparel Technology. He is now working as Senior.
Professor at Pearl Academy, looking after Technical Design area in the Department of Fashion at Pearl Academy, a Member of Laureate International University, USA. He has more than three decades of experience in Academics and Apparel Industry. He has worked in reputed institutions in India, UK and USA. He has been working with reputable institutions, such as NIFT (Delhi), Fashion Institute of Technology FIT, USA, Nottingham Trent University, UK, and Columbia Sports Wear in USA. He has been recognized as Product Developer and an expertise in manufacturing fields with the objective of improving quality. He has been a Member of NCVT, Ministry of Labor, Govt. of India, International Labor Organization (ILO) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
He has been honored for his valuable contributions by Strathmore’s Who’s Who in USA; Indraprashta Sanjeevani; A P J College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar; State University of Performing and Visual Arts, Rohtak (SUPAVA); Handloom and Handicrafts Export Council (HHEC), Govt. of India; Ministry of Textiles; Ministry of HRD. He has presented papers on Education and Training of Skills of Patternmaking and Construction to aspiring candidates for Apparel Industry at international conferences and the importance of Pattern Design in the Apparel Industry in SUPAVA. He has also published books on Pattern-making and grading, accepted as text books in many Fashion Technology institutions as well as garment manufacturing industries. He is versatile and totally dedicated to technical subjects in Fashion Design. He holds workshops for Faculty Development Program in all the centers of the Pearl and industries in India.