Simmi Bhagat is Professor, Department of Fabric and Apparel Science, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University. She earned her PhD degree from the University of Delhi besides undergoing training in ‘Textile Conservation’ from Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence, Italy. She has spent over 30 years in teaching, research. While also working in community outreach assisting in community efforts in improving skills of women for income generation, and training differently-abled candidates in embroidery skill for participation in International abilympics in France. She has undertaken projects with DC (Handlooms) Ministry of Textiles, ILO, Delhi University Innovation projects, National Abilympics Association of India and Department of Science and Technology. She is the founding member of Textiles and Clothing Research Centre and serves on the Board of studies of reputed National Institutions.
She has supervised over 40 Master’s dissertation and 10 PhDs in Historic costumes, World textiles, Textile Conservation, Fashion, New fibre development, Natural dyes and Carbon Footprint. She has presented papers in conferences and seminars, published papers in journals, and chapters in various books. She has delivered lectures and conducted workshops in Textile Conservation in various Institutes in India, and conducted a workshop on ‘Understanding Design through Illustration’ in Royal University for Women, Bahrain.