Mittu Gupta, BSc, DFTM, MSc, PhD

Biography

Mittu Gupta has five years of experience as Professor with School of Fashion, George Brown College teaching courses in for textiles and provides a learner centered environment in her classes.  She has worked as Assistant Professor of Textiles and Clothing for 10 years with Department of Textiles and Apparel Design, SNDT Women’s University at Mumbai, India.  She is very passionate about teaching and has developed innovative teaching methods and incorporated “best practices” in teaching core textiles and clothing. She loves to incorporate technology in creating an effective, compelling and engaging learning environment in her classroom.  She has published papers in journals and apparel trade magazines and presented papers at national and international platforms. She has four years of experience in retail sector having managed Men retail store as a Store Manager and has also worked as Production Coordinator for three years in garment production unit. She is also associated with diverse school community as Vice Principal of a High School. 

Academic Credentials

PhD, Textile and Fashion Technology, University of Mumbai, 2010Certificate Course, Advanced Social Research Methodology, University of Mumbai, 2009MSc, Textiles and Clothing, SNDT Women’s University, 1996DFTM, Diploma in Foreign Trade Management, University of Mumbai, 1996BSc, Bachelors in Home Science, Punjab University, 1994

Areas Of Specialization

Fabric Science, Fabric Analysis.

Areas Of Expertise

Research, Retail Management, Quality Control, Textile Physics, Consumer Science, Merchandizing, Wet Processing, Traditional Textiles, Garment construction and Drafting.

Career Highlights

2012-Present: Professor, George Brown College School of Fashion, Canada2010-Present: Vice Principal, Xyna International High School, Canada2001-2010: Assistant Professor, SNDT Women University, India2001-2005: Store Manager, All Seasons Menswear, India1997-2000: Production Coordinator, Garment Unit, India

Publications

"Consumer Assessments of Shirts Functional Features"; with Dedia.E; Journal, Indian Textile Journal, March 2012. 

“Creating Consumer Awareness towards Care Labels; with Charankar.S; Journal; Journal of Textile Association; Nov-Dec 2011, 245-249.  Republished in E- Journal Fiber2Fashion.com; 2012.

"Consumer Preferences based on Quality and Appearance Cues'; with Dedia.E; Journal; Journal of Textile Association; Sept-Oct 2009; 113-117.

"Emerging Trends in Fabrics for Men's Shirts'; with Dedia.E; Journal;Journal of Textile Association; July -August 2009; 70-73. Republished in E- Journal Fiber2Fashion.com; 2009.

"Shirts-The Contemporary way"; official Magazine of Manufactures Association of India; APPAREL; 2009; 172-182

“Acceptability of Products developed using Fabric Waste"; coauthored; Book of Papers of International Conference on Apparel and Home Textiles; 2008; 80-81

"Influence of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Cues on Consumer Evaluation of Branded and Unbranded Shirts"; with Dedia E; Book of Papers of 4th International Conference on Apparel and Home Textiles; 2008; 82-86

"Value Addition in Education through Industry Interaction"; with Charankar.S, Verma.V; publication of abstract in Souvenir; 27th Biennial Conference of Home Science association of India; 2007; 18

“Growing Importance of Cotton Blends in Garment Market", with Charankar.S, Journal;Journal of Textile Association; Jan –Feb 2007; 201-210

“Innovations in Color Management in Retail Display- Because Color Matter" with Charankar.S, Verma.V; publication of abstract in Souvenir; 3rd International Conference on Apparel and Home Textiles; 2007; 123-124

“Perception of Women in selection of Home Textiles" with Charankar.S, Verma.V; publication of paper in Souvenir; National Seminar Home Textiles- Present Status and Future Scenario; 2007; 8-10

"Vastra Udyag Mai Kapas Mistrit Vastro Ka Yaogdan" with Charankar.S, Verma.V; magazine of Textile Committee, Ministry of Textiles, India; 2006; 17-20.

“Fashion Projection through Visual Merchandising", with Charankar.S, Verma.V; publication of paper in Souvenir of 1st International Conference on Apparel and Home Textiles; 2005.

"The Impact of Innovative Teaching Methods and Best Practices – A Case Study"""

With Charankar S; Verma V., publication of paper in souvenir, 1st International Textiles Education Conference –Global Textile Education, 2005; 256-270.