Mamatha Hegde

Dr. Mamatha G. Hegde

Head & Associate Professor

Dr Mamatha G Hegde heads the Department of Fashion Design under the Faculty of Art and Design, RUAS since 2018. Her association with the university began in 2014, when she joined the department as a faculty member and a year later, became the Quality Head (HSG). She continued in that role until being appointed as the HOD. Her research revolves mainly around studies of textiles fibres, yarns, fabrics, dyeing, printing, surface embellishments, designing and creation of fashion apparels and accessories, as well as smart, medical, agro and technical textiles.

She began her career in 1998 heading the Department of Fashion design and Garment design at Karavali College, Mangalore and five years later, the Department of Fashion & Apparel Design, T John College, Bangalore (2003 – 2008). She then joined as a Lecturer at the Department of Fashion and Apparel Design, Oxford College of Science, Bangalore in 2008. She was chosen to be a Project fellow for a UGC sponsored major project at the Department of Textiles and Clothing which was coordinated by Dr. S. Kauvery Bai at Smt V.H .D Central Institute of Home Science (2009 – 2012). On completing the project, she continued there as a Lecturer (2012 – 2014).

A Science graduate from Mangalore University (1996), she has acquired a number of degrees in quick succession. These include a Master’s degree in Science from Bangalore University (1998), UGC- NET CSIR (1998), ASRB – NET (2001) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Bangalore University (2013).


  • B.Sc.

    Mangalore University

  • M.Sc

    Bangalore University

  • Ph. D

    Bangalore University


Total years of experience 

18 years

  1. Head Department of Fashion design and Garment design, Karavali College, Mangalore, 1998 — 2003 (5 years)
  2. Head Department of Fashion & Apparel Design, T. John College, Bangalore, 2003 — 2008 (5 years)
  3. Lecturer Department of Fashion and Apparel Design, Oxford College of Science, Bangalore 2008 — 2009 (1 year)
  4. Project fellow For the UGC sponsored Major Project in the Department of Textiles and Clothing, under the Project Co-coordinator Dr. S. Kauvery Bai, Smt V.H .D Central Institute of Home Science 2009 — 2012 (3 Years)
  5. Lecturer Department of Textiles & Clothing, Smt V.H.D Central Institute of Home Science Bangalore 2012 — 2014 (1 ½ years)
  6. Faculty Department of Fashion Design, FAD, RUAS, July 2014 — October 2015
  7. Quality Head (HSG) RUAS November 2015 — May 2018
  8. Head Department of Fashion Design, FAD RUAS June 2018 — present

Training Experience

  1. Faculty Development Training by International Academy for Creative Teaching by IACT Bangalore from 20th June 2003 to 21st June 2003.
  2. National Level UGC Sponsored “ Refresher course in Home science- 21 Days” from 28th June 2006 to 18th July 2006 by UGC Academic section, Bangalore University.

Research Interest

Textiles fibres, Yarns, Fabrics, Dyeing, Printing, Surface embellishments, Designing and creation of fashion apparels and accessories, smart, medical, agro and technical textiles

Research Expertise

Natural Dyeing, Embroidery and Designing

  1. Dyeing of Silk fibre with Garcinia indica bark extract”, National seminar — ACTAPQ, Feb 2009, Pg No- 9, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
  2. Eco- friendly dye for Infant clothing” – National Conference on role of Home Science education and Interdisciplinary subjects”, July 2009, Pg. Nos- 91, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  3. Extraction of Garcinia indica dye and its application on Ahimsa silk for women wardrobe” — National Conference on occupational health and stress”, Feb 2011, Pg Nos-75 ‑79, Madurai, Tamilnadu.
  4. Entrepreneurial avenues generated for silk dyed products using Garcinia indica extract”, National convention- textile and apparel industry” August 2011, Pg Nos-27, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  5. Dyeing of Organic Knitted cotton fabrics using Garcinia indica as a mordant”, National Conference ESSE February ‑2012, Pg No-41, Bangalore, Karnataka. International Conference Papers:
  6. Comparative study on mordanting techniques”- International Conference, Team Tech textiles, April 2009, Pg Nos-22, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  7. Sustainable green entrepreneurial avenues for fashion industry” — International Conference Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Sustainable RUBAN Society, Dayanand Sagar Business Academy, February 2015, Pg No- ‑19, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  8. Safe, innovative textiles for digital India plan”- International Conference on Re-scripting India’s Growth Story” organized by CMS Business School, Jain University, April 2015, Pg 49, Bangalore, Karnataka.

National Journal Papers

  1. Eco- friendly dyeing of organic cotton fabrics with Garcinia indica bark extract, Textile Trends, monthly Technical journal- April 2011, ISSN number 0040 – 5205, Vol-54, No‑1, Pg Nos- 37 – 41.
  2. Mordanting of Ahimsa mulberry spun silk fabrics with Garcinia indica fruit extract”, Colourage, June 2011, ISSN-0010 – 1826, Pg Nos 73 – 77. http://​con​nec​tion​.ebsco​host​.co… 11. Application of Garcinia indica fruit extract as a mordant for dyeing of organic cotton fabrics for commercial natural colours”, Manmade textiles in India, June 2011, Vol XXXIX. Nos‑6, Pg Nos 195- 200.
  3. Cited by 1- Unique pretreatments and posttreatments for natural dyeing D Shukla, PS Vankar — … Dyes for Textiles: Sources, Chemistry and …, 2017 — books​.google​.com
  4. Antibacterial activity of Garcinia indica dye”, Journal of the Textile Association”, Nov- Dec 2011, Vol ‑72, No‑4, Pg Nos 238- 241. https://www.textileassociation…
  5. Attitudes and acceptance of traditional Indian embroideries by adolescent Girls”, Textile Trends, monthly Technical journal- March 2015, ISSN number 0040 – 5205, Vol-57, No‑7, Pg Nos-49 – 53.
  6. An overview on intelligent textiles and clothing’s growth and prospectus”, Journal of Textile Association, May/​_​June 2015,Vol 76, No‑1, Pg 15 – 18. https://​issuu​.com/​t​e​x​t​i​l​e​asoci…
  7. Sustainable green entrepreneurial avenues for fashion industry”, Journal of Research in Management, Dec 2015, Vol‑1,issue‑2, Pg 14 – 19 . 16. Status of traditional Indian embroideries”, Manmade Textiles in India, March 2016, Vol XLIV, No‑3, Pg No 95 – 98. 
  8. Creation of future digital fashion world by interdisciplinary approach of the artisans – A Perspective”, Journal of Textile and Clothing Sciences, September 2018, Online ISSN: 2581 – 561X.https://​www​.jtc​son​line​.com/cre…
  10. Perceptive visualization on global fashion trends through innovative designing”, Journal of Textile and Clothing Sciences, March 2019, Online ISSN: 2581 – 561X, Vol. 1, issue‑4, Pg 1 – 4. https://​www​.jtc​son​line​.com/per…
  11. Application of Nano and Micro encapsulation techniques on textiles improves the functional performance properties of an apparel – Pragmatic View” Textile Trends, monthly Technical journal- April 2019, ISSN number 0040 – 5205 Vol-62, No‑1, Pg No 32 – 36.
  12. Introspection on Regional Traditional Textiles of India into Development of Innovative Fashion Costumes” — Peer Reviewed, Journal of Textile Association, May- June 2019, Vol-80, No‑1, ISSN ‑0368 – 4636, e ‑ISSN-2347 – 2537​.Pg No- 20 – 24.

International Journal Papers

  1. Extraction of eco-friendly natural dye from Garcinia indica” Asian Dyer, Aug- Sep 2012. Smart Fashion for the future through biotech and nanotechnogy-an overview”, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research and Innovations, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp: (1−4), Jan 2015.www​.research​pub​lish​.com/​d​ownlo…
  2. Cited by 2- • The Rule That Needs To Be Broken: Smart Fashion Is for Gadget Junks or Special Needs, N Berger — research​gate​.net
  3. Одежда не для всех: анализ фрейминга высокотехнологичной моды в массовой англоязычной прессе, Н Бергер — РОССИЙСКАЯ ПИАРОЛОГИЯ‑3: ТРЕНДЫ И …, 2017 — eli​brary​.ru
  4. Application of Garcinia indica bark and fruit dye on organic knitted cotton fabrics”, Asian Dyer, Sep 2015, Pg 28 – 34.
  5. Predicament of Pre and Post Textiles and Fashion Waste to the Planet- A Systematic Review”, Asian Textile Journal (ATJ), November 2018, ISSN: 0971 – 3425, Pg 67 – 69. Magazines/​In house Journals Articles:
  6. Dinandina badukinalli fashion” Karmaveera, Nov 2001, Pg. Nos 39 – 41
  7. Textiles, fashion,garment design- Viswa marukatteyalli hosa minchu” Karunada Sanje, March 2004
  8. Traditional Indian Embroideries”“ Samyoga” T. J.C Academic Journal, 2004, Vol‑1,Pg. Nos 28 ‑31
  9. Textile, Garment and the fashion Industries : Post 2005” Samyoga” T. J.C Academic Journal, Feb 2005, Vol 1- No‑2, Pg Nos −54−55
  10. Latest Researches in Textile processing”“ Samyoga” T. J.C Academic Journal, July 2006, Vol‑2, No‑1, Pg Nos-29 – 32
  11. Green clothing for infants”, Apparel views, — April 2011, Pg. Nos 74 – 76.
  12. Organic knitted cotton clothing for tiny tots”, — Knitting views, — April 2011, Pg 28 – 30.
  13. Eco ‑friendly and UV protective summer wear for toddlers”,- Stitch Times, May 2011, Vol‑9, Issue‑5, Pg. Nos −54−56.
  14. Ahimsa mulberry spun silk outerwear for infants”, — Apparel views, July 2011, Pg Nos-48 – 49.
  15. Anti-bacterial activity of Garcinia indica dye”, — Textile magazine, July 2011, Vol-52 Issue‑9, Pg Nos – 48 – 52. Cited by‑1… Antimicrobial Textiles: A Review, AW Pohane, P Dhuppe — COLOURAGE, 2014 – chemarc​.com
  16. Avenues for Garcina”- News Highlights, Deccan Herald News, Feb 2012. 35. Eco designing for the future fashion”, Apparel views, Vol. 13, Issue 12, pp: (58, 59), — Dec 2014. https://​www​.research​gate​.net/p…
  17. Application of Medicinal Dye (Turmeric and Annatto) on Silk Fabrics Using Eco- friendly Mordants”, MSRUAS-SASTech, January 2015, Pg No 33 – 36 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.o… Citation‑1 In May 2019 article, A Sharma — Indian Journal of Applied Research, 2019_​Dyeing of silk with natural dye kokum rind (Garcinia indica and Myrobalan and Gooseberry as mordant)
  18. Citation‑2.. Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery 2019, 13, 49 – 56, Anti-Arthritic Effect of Garcinol Enriched Fraction Against Adjuvant Induced Arthritis,Purnima Warriar1, Kalyani Barve1,* and Bala Prabhakar1

Awards and Achievements

  1. Certificate of Merit and Overall proficiency, M.G.M College, Udupi, 1995 and 1996.
  2. Received Rashtriya Gaurav Award” in June 2013 by International friendship Society, New Delhi.
  3. Received Best citizen of India Award” in August 2013 by Best Citizen Publishing House, New Delhi.
  4. Received the Best paper award for in the National Conference on role of Home Science education and Interdisciplinary subjects Eco- friendly dye for Infant clothing’ held in the year July 2009, Bangalore. 
  5. Received the Best paper award (Second runner off) in the International Conference on Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Sustainable RUBAN Society for the paper Sustainable Green Entrepreneurial Avenues for Fashion Industry,” 13 – 14th Feb 2015, Organized by Dayananda Sagar Business Academy, Bangalore. 
  6. Received the Best Bunt women achiever award” on behalf of International Women’s day celebrations organized by Bunts Sangha , Bangalore on 7th March 2015. 
  7. Received Outstanding Professor of RUAS award” on National science Day based on Women of Science Theme, on 28th Feb 2020, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore. 
  8. Set up the academics and laboratories for B.Sc Fashion Design and Garment Design Programme in Karavali College, Mangalore (1998−2003)
  9. Established the laboratories and academic activities in the department of Fashion and Apparel Design, for B. Sc Fashion and Apparel Design Programme in T John College, Bangalore (2003−2008)
  10. Worked as Chairperson of Board of studies and Board of Examination for B.Sc Fashion design/​Garment design/​Leather Deign Mangalore University.(2001 – 2003)
  11. Worked as a Member of Board of Examination for B. Sc Fashion and Apparel design course, Bangalore University, Bangalore in the years 2006- 2007, 2008 – 2009, 2015 – 2016 and 2017 – 2018.
  12. Presently working as member of Board of Studies in Fashion and Apparel Design(UG), Bangalore University for a period of 3 years (26−5−2017 to 26 – 5‑2020)
  13. Presently working as a member of Board of Examination, B.Sc FAD, Bangalore Central University from 2019 – 2020
  14. Organized various fashion shows, exhibitions for Karavali utsava, Bangalore Habba, Khadi Fest, Inter Collegiate Fest etc.
  15. Introduced various value added programs, Certificate Courses, short term and one year diploma course related to fashion, garments and merchandising etc.
  16. Taken various corporate training for rural women related to tailoring, CAD, Embroidery and organized various summer training for children’s and teenagers. Organized one day workshop on 5th March 2011 for textile experts and industrialists to create first hand awareness about the newly invented natural dye from Garcinia indica” extract.
  17. A report on Guest lecture presentation on Fashion forecasting” conducted in Aryabharati Polytechnic, Tumkur was published local newspapers and monthly newsletter Indian Society for Technical Education” Jan 2015 issue Vol 35 No 1. Pg No — 6
  18. Presently coordinating the activities of “ Centre of Excellence in Garment Design, Garment Manufacturing and Quality Control, established under the scheme of Nuthana Javali Neethi 2013 – 18, Dept. of Handloom and Textiles, Govt. of Karnataka from June 2018 to till date.
  19. Presented lecture on the topic Surface Embellishments of Fabrics and Apparels” in Two days Entrepreneurship Development Programme, held on 1st March 2019, in KASSIA, Bangalore, organized by Handloom and Textiles , Govt of Karnataka.
  20. Addressed the audience as a guest of honour in the event of Fashion fiesta 2019” organized by Aryabharathi Polytechnic in Kannada Bhavan, Tumkur on 25th March 2019
  21. Attended the Post Industrial Design Event Hakathon” November 6th to 8th , 2019 organised by Faculty of Art, History, Cultural studies and Design, International School, Ural Federal University, Ekaternburg, Russsia as an subject expert. 
  22. Attended as a Chief Guest for the Annual Day Programme Siddartha Gouthama Mahesha P. U College, Rajajinagar. Bangalore, 13th Dec 2019.

  • Home Science Association of India, Karnataka Branch


  • Textile Association of India, Mumbai.


  • International Journal of Transformations in Business management and International Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

    Member of Editorial Board

  • Journal of Textile and Clothing Sciences

    Member of Editorial Board for