Govt Central Textile Institute, Kanpur is a premier textile institute of North India. It made a modest start in 1914. However in 1937, Govt. Central Textile Institute came into existence in its present form by merger of two premier textile institute i.e.
one at Kanpur and the other at Roorkee i.e. Deptt. of Textile Technology, Thomson Civil Engineering College of Roorkee and two diploma programme were started in Textile manufacture and Chemical Technology In the year 1959-60 four year degree programmes in Textile Technology & Textile Chemistry were started.
Initially the Institute was affiliated to Agra University but on establishment of the University in Kanpur in the year 1966 it got affiliated to Kanpur university. In the year 1976-77 the institute pioneered in starting a four year degree programme in Manmade Fibre technology.
In 1985 the three year diploma Programmes were shifted to governement Polytechnic Kanpur and thereafter the institute has been running Graduate and postgraduate Programmers with Ph.D. research facilities.
Training and placement in any engineering and technological institute is one of the most important activities. Nearly 200 students have to be provided practical training during summer/winter vacations. It has always been possible to get fairly good training seats in reputed organisations for our students. The reports of the organisations had been good regarding our students.
With the increase in number of institutions placement function has become very important. The activities of training and placement are therefore being increased now days. The institute has well developed degree programme in Textile Technology, Textile Chemistry and Man Made Fibre Technology. Full time post graduate programme in Textile Technology and doctrate in textiles is also being run. Syllabi of each of the abore streams are continuously reviewed and modernised. Apart from academics the curriculam of this institute lays great emphasis on all round development of personality.
Hence GCTI graduates scattered all over India and abroad in Textile industry are known for their innovativeness, technical soundness, leadership qualities, team spirit and confidence. Students of this institute are selected through UPSEAT exam a rigoroul test held over U.P. for admission to different engineering colleges of U.P. Our graduated and postgraduates occupy key position in textile industry and have been handling, different important functions like production, sales, marketing, maintenance, research & development and administrative activities
Scholarship: The college offers various types of scholarships to its students these are awarded on the bases of the merit, means Full scholarships. Half scholarships and assistance for purchasing books and instruments are given to students depending on there performance and needs as well as the purpose indicated by (government/donors) etc.
Government Central Textile Institute, Souterganj, Kanpur - 208001
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