Department of Home Science

Fabric and Apparel Sciences

The garment industry is growing fast and its domestic sales as well as exports are rising every year. Apparel manufacturers, exporters, buying houses and retailers need people, who are well aware of the concepts and trends in apparel fashion and style and are familiar with the basic techniques of garment construction.

Fabric and Apparel Sciences is one of the main streams of the Discipline I course in Home Science under the Four Year Undergraduate Programme of the University of Delhi Leading to a Bachelor Degree with honours.


The study of fabric and apparel sciences aims at the following objectives

  • To inculcate a close awareness of current trends, new developments and technological changes in the field of Fabric and Apparel Science.
  • To foster appreciation of the traditions and heritage of textiles of the past and draw inspiration for the present.
  • To equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for creative, managerial and technical careers as well as entrepreneurship in the field of textiles and apparel industry.

Discipline I papers under the Fabric & Apparel Sciences Stream

  • Fabric and Apparel Science
  • Fashion Design Development
  • Indian Textile Heritage

Career Opportunities

  • Employment opportunities in garment industry include working as a Designer, Fashion Coordinator, or Production Assistant
  • Self-employment opportunities include becoming a Boutique owner, Freelance Designer, Garment manufacturer, or Trainer
  • Students could also pursue further studies in a range of textiles and fashion related subjects.

Laboratories and other facilities

Well equipped Laboratories

The ADC laboratories provides the following equipment and facilities for the students to perform their practicals.

  • Industrial power, treadle sewing machines in the garment construction lab
  • Computer system with software for pattern making & designing
  • Scanner & colour laser printer for capturing & printing designs
  • Dyeing & printing infrastructure with specialized printing table
  • Infrastructure for fashion sketching Work
  • Testing instruments for Crease Recovery, Abrasion Resistance, Yarn Count, Microscope & Grey Scales
  • Trial room for checking out fitting of garments

Modern Teaching Methods

  • Visual Presentations: in PowerPoint on LCD projectors / wide screen monitor or using Slide projector / OHP
  • Visits: To Art Museums, Textile Exhibitions, Export / Buying Houses, Textile Testing Labs, Weaving Units, Fabrication Units & Commercial Dyeing & printing Units
  • Special Lectures: By experts in the field of fashion and garment construction
  • Group Presentations: by students on select themes

Supply of Materials and Instruments required for practicals

The college provides the necessary raw materials and stationary required by the students for performing practical work. The students, however, may use own materials, equipment and instruments if they so desire for preparing items of their choice during practicals

ADC Students' Welfare Fund

Provision of financial assistance to deserving students of ADC course by providing a need based subsidy on the expenses incurred in connection with the purchase of fabrics, tools, stationery etc. for practical work.

Creative & Community Activities during the year

Garment Show: Students present their creations on stage at the Annual Day
Garment Exhibition: Exhibition cum sale of garments made by students
Diwali Sale: Exhibition cum sale of decorative items prepared by the students.
Community Service: Students visit nearby villages to promote consumer rights and the use of right types of garments for infants
Functions: to welcome new students as well as to bid farewell to outgoing students of ADC course

Faculty Members

Dr. Rachna Mohan Associate Professor