V Sakthivel

Since 2006, V. Sakthivel has been teaching Fibre and
Yarn, Dyeing, Basic weaving and Introduction to Textiles
courses at NID.
Prior to joining the Faculty Development Programme
at NID, Sakthivel finished his diploma in Handloom
Technology (1994–97) and thereafter a bachelor’s
degree in Business Administration. His research interests
include design for handloom sector, indigenous
Indian cotton, and natural indigo dyeing traditions.
Some of Sakthivel’s significant projects include Design
Development for Khadi for KVIC, Mumbai (2001); Design
Development for Coir and Natural Fibres for Coir Board,
Kochi (2002–03); Design Development for Handloom
Weavers in Andhra Pradesh, Department of Handlooms
and Textiles, Government of Andhra Pradesh (2003–05);
and Documentation of Textile Traditions of the North East
– Meghalaya, 2011.
Has presented a paper on Indigo dyeing and NID, as
co-author along with Swasti Singh Ghai and Shilpa Das
in November 1997 at a seminar on Indigo, held at IIC,
New Delhi.

sakthivel[at]nid [dot]edu


  • Discipline Co-Lead, Textile Design
  • Head, Dyeing & Printing Labs
  • Head, Smart Handloom Centre (Bengaluru Campus)