Dr. Ekta Sharma (born on 22nd July 1977) completed her B.Sc. Home Science with honours in 1998 and M.Sc. (Clothing and Textiles) in 2000 from G.B.P.U.A and T. Pantnagar and Ph.D. (Clothing and Textiles) in the year 2015 from SHIATS (Formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute), Allahabad. She qualified NET in Clothing and Textiles conducted by U.G.C. in the year 1999 and 2000 and ICAR NET with SRF in the year 2001. Presently she is working as Assistant Professor in the Dept. of textiles and Apparel designing, ethelind School of home Science, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHIATS) Allahabad since 2004. She started her career as Senior Research Fellow in the AICRP project entitled “Value Addition of Agro and Animal Based Fibres” in the Department of Clothing and Textiles, College of Home Science, G.B.P.U.A.and T., Pantnagar from May 2001 to 2003. She joined SHIATS as Assistant Professor in the year 2004. She has guided 32 M.Sc. theses and co guided 35 M.Sc. theses. She has published more than 85 Research papers in various National and International Journals of high repute and 7 manuals for Under graduates and Post graduates students. She has attended various International and National conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Trainings and presented many research papers. She has been Editorial board member of many National and International Journals including Asian Journal of Home Science, International Journal of Home Science, International Journal of Applied Research, and Universal Journal of Agricultural Research. She is life member of Home Science Association of India, Indian Science Congress Association, Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agriculture Scientists (UPAAS) India, International Textile and Apparel Association, USA and Fellow of Hind Agri- Horticultural Society (FHAS) India. She has been awarded by Bharat Jyoti Award, Best Citizens of India Award, Glory of India Gold Medal Award and Bharat Excellence Award in the year 2013 and Life Time Achievement Award, Silver Medal Award in the year 2014 for the meritorious services, outstanding performance and remarkable roles. She has shouldered various administrative responsibilities at University and College level like Member Proctorial board and Anti-ragging cell, Exam Superintendent of Home Science. She is actively involved in various departmental works assigned like project formulation, setting of laboratories, arranging trainings for the students etc.
Research interest lies broadly in Textile Designing through CAD, Extraction, processing of natural dyes and application of eco friendly dyeing for product development.