April 22, 2024

VJTI’s Centenary Conference Honors Textile Industry Trailblazers

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), a pioneer in technical education, celebrated its centenary year with an International Conference on Sustainable Technical Textiles Innovative Materials & Machinery Development at its Matunga Campus on 2nd December, 2023. The event, graced by esteemed dignitaries, marked a significant milestone in the institution’s history.

Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution, and Textiles, Govt. of India, Piyush Goyal, inaugurated the conference. Joining him were Virendra Singh (I.A.S.), Hon. Secretary (Textiles), Government of Maharashtra, Sourav Mukherjee, Deputy Mission Director of Ministry of Textiles – National Technical Textile Mission, Dr. Sachin D. Kore, Principal and Director of VJTI Mumbai, and Dr. Neha Mehra, HoD – Department of Textile Engineering, VJTI.

Yogesh K. Kusumgar, Chairman of Kusumgar Corporates receiving the award from Union Textile Minister, Piyush Goyal.


Yogesh K. Kusumgar, Chairman of Kusumgar Corporates, was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his significant contributions to the textile industry. The award underscored Kusumgar’s dedication to sustainable practices and innovation.

Rajendra Agarwal, Managing Director of Donear Industries, received accolades for his exemplary leadership in the textile sector. His visionary approach and commitment to excellence have played a pivotal role in the success of Donear Industries, a testament to his influence on the industry.

Rajendra Agarwal, Managing Director of Donear Industries receiving the award from Union Textile Minister, Piyush Goyal.


The conference provided a platform for experts, scholars, and industry leaders to deliberate on sustainable practices, innovative materials, and the development of cutting-edge machinery in the textile domain. The discussions centered on fostering a sustainable future for the textile industry through technological advancements.

As VJTI continues to lead the way in technical education, the conference served as a testament to its commitment to shaping the future of the textile industry, fostering innovation, and promoting sustainability. The recognition of industry leaders further highlights the institute’s role in producing professionals who contribute significantly to the growth and development of the textile sector.

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