The annual technical summit Vastra 2019 provided platform to the budding textile technologists showcasing their innovations. The two-day programme witnessed the presence of several hundreds of dignitaries from all over India, including the notable alumni of the textile manufactures department of VJTI Mumbai and guests from the textile industry. The trade programme organised by hosted events like technical paper presentation, technical poster presentation, product marketing, technical quiz, Xpression, spontaneous sketching, garment display and fashion philia.

Under the banner of Vastra’19, the Textile Alumni Meet (TAM) was also organised. The event witnessed the presence of prominent alumni of the department, Gurudas Aras (Director- ATE Enterprises) and Vikas Sharan (Director- Saurer Textile Solutions) as guests of honor along with Umesh Gupta (Chairman- VJTI Alumni Association) who graced the inaugural session. Highlight of the evening was the felicitation of the golden jubilee batch of 1969 and silver jubilee batch of 1994. Final year B.Tech and DTM batches are also felicitated.

The textile department received funding under the CSR activity from Banswara Syntex Ltd., Oerlikon India, Rieter India Pvt. Ltd., Kusumgar Corporates and Saurer India Pvt Ltd. A.T.E. Enterprises has sponsored fellowships to three indigent and deserving students. Suvin Advisors has supported the department with the tender preparation, architectural and electrical designing expertise. Funds have also been received from the generous alumni for the development of the departmental infrastructure.

TAM provided a platform for interaction and networking amongst the prominent industry personnel and the students of the department. India ITME Society was the title sponsor of Vastra’19 in association with Liva fluid fashion, ATE Enterprises, Garware Technical Fibres and Suvin Advisors Pvt. Ltd.