We, Amritha, Berlin Prisilla, Farzana, Priyadarshini, Sangamithra and Vasundhara Devi, the II Year B.Tech Fashion Technology students pursuing Project Based Learning Mode of learning are passionately involved in developing a textile form from mushrooms that can be used in medical/biomedical applications under the mentorship of Dr. Priyadarshini, Assistant Professor from the Department of Fashion Technology.

We, during the initial phase of our research understood the significance of exploring more about mushroom. So in that connection, we visited Kumaraguru Institute of Agriculture, Appakudal to gain hands-on experience on mushrooms and their cultivation. Dr. B.J.Pandian, Principal, KIA cordially welcomed us and spoke to us in detail about the multiple facilities available at the campus with reference to agriculture and other related sectors. Later Dr. Priyanka and Mrs. Maheshwari.M from the Department of Pathology took us around to the mushroom cultivation space in the campus. We also had the opportunity to observe 30-day old germinated mushroom mycelium under the microscope and understood its physical structure.

This is a significant progress in our research project and it is a wonderful and informative two-day journey where we came to know about the complete process of mushroom cultivation and gained boundless knowledge for our project. We thank our mentor Dr. Priyadarshini, Asst Prof, Fashion Technology, KCT, Mr.Saravanan, AO, KIA, Dr. G. Ramakrishnan, Head FT, Dr. Saravanan, Principal, KCT, the management and faculty members of KIA for their hospitality and technical support.