Career in Textile Engineering

Textile engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the garment, colour and fabric line of industries. It is the science that deals with all activities and methods which are involved in the process of textile manufacturing.

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Courses in Textile Engineering

Many universities and colleges have launched the specialization courses in textile engineering. The syllabus of Textile Engineering allows students to know about the interaction of material with machine, energy conservation, natural and man-made materials, pollution, waste control and safety and health.

There are four types of programmes in Textile Engineering in India as the following:

1. Polytechnic diploma course:

 The duration of this course is 3 years and it can be done after 10+2 examination

  • Diploma in Textile Technology / Textile Engineering
  • Diploma in Fabrication Technology & Erection Engineering

2. Under-graduate Course

 It is normally called B.Tech programme. The duration of this course is 4 years and it can be done after 10+2 examination

  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Textile Engineering

3. Post-graduate Course

 This course is known as M.Tech and its duration is 2 years. It can be pursued after the completion of UG degree in engineering.

  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Textile Technology
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Textile Engineering
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Textile Chemistry

4. Doctoral degree courses

 This course leads to the PhD domain with the duration of 1-2 years after the completion of PG degree.

What is Textile Engineering all about?

Textile engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the garment, colour and fabric line of industries. It is the science that deals with all activities and methods which are involved in the process of textile manufacturing.

Textile engineering consists of the law, principles, and scientific techniques which are utilized for development and manufacturing the textile fabrics and all type of yarns. It also studies the principles of science that analyzes the polymers involved in the formation of textile fibre.

Textile engineering focuses on the design and control of the fibre, machinery and products, and apparel and textile process

Textile Engineering Recruiters

  • Bombay Dyeing
  • Mysore Silk
  • JCT Limited
  • Lakshmi Mills
  • Reliance Textiles
  • Fabindia
  • Grasim Industries
  • Arvind Mills Ltd
  • Lakshmi Machine Works
  • Bhilwara Group
  • Rajasthan Petro Synthetics
  • RIL Textiles
  • JCT Mills
  • Bombay Dyeing
  • Fabindia
  • Mafatlal Denim
  • Raymond Group

Salary after Textile Engineering

The salary of fresher in Textile Engineering ranges between30 K to 50 K per month. The salary increases with the experience in the industry.

Career in Textile Engineering

Textiles are seen everywhere be it clothes, bed sheets, draperies, carpeting, upholstery fabrics or towels. The science behind the production of all these things is Textile Engineering. Textile engineers design and develop the processes, equipment and procedures that create all these fibres, fabrics, and Yarns.

They can work in plant and design engineering, process engineering, production control and supervision, product development, technical sales and services, quality control, research and development, and corporate management.

Even medical science depends on textiles for artificial arteries and filters for kidney dialysis machines, bandages, and hospital gowns. The Jarvik-7 artificial heart is made up of more than 50 percent textile fibres and has Velcro fittings.

Job Opportunities for Textile Engineers

Textile Engineering demands a lot of research, creativity and innovation, considering the demand for fashionable attire. Once done with the course, students need to apply this creativity and scientific knowledge in their work to come up with a quality end result.

Textile Engineers are usually recruited by top textile plants and companies. Apart from employment, textile engineers can even open their own business. Students having a degree in Textile Engineering are hired to fill following designations:

  • Medical textiles engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Operations trainee
  • Quality control supervisor
  • Process improvement engineer
  • Technical salesperson

Additional Content

Textile is a growing industry and candidates interested in making a mark in the field of fashion, garments and Fibre manufacturing can go for Textile Engineering.

This course offers a bright career for the students because the demand and supply of textiles will never diminish. So with time the scope of Textile Engineering has been expanding and it has given rise to a number of job prospects in India and abroad.

Textile engineering requires a lot of research and creativity, and students can come up with unique ideas using their creativity, innovation and scientific knowledge.

On the basis of their skills and creativity, Textile Engineers can reach new heights of success by getting recruited by top textile plants and companies, and they can even open their own new venture.

Core Subjects of Textile Engineering

Textile Engineering includes Textile Engineering, Textile Technology Textile Chemistry, and Textile Production.  The core subjects which come within Textile Engineering are given in following table:

Textile Fibre

Yarn Formation

Fabric Formation

Chemical Processing of Textiles

Information Technology in Textile

Design & Structure of Fabric

Computer Applications in Textiles

Design & Structure of Fabric

Textile Testing & Instruments

Processing at Textile Lab

List of Textile Engineering Entrance Exams

Graduation level

  • JNU: Jawaharlal Nehru University Engineering Entrance Exam
  • BISAT: Birla Institute of Technology and Science examination
  • NIT: National Institute of Technology
  • DCE CEE: Delhi College of Engineering Combined Entrance Exam.
  • BIHER: Bharath University Engineering Entrance Exam
  • AMIE: Associate Membership of Institutions of Engineers.
  • VITEEE: Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance
  • AIEEE: All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
  • AICET: All India Common Entrance Test.
  • IIT JEE: IIT Joint Entrance Examination
  • Uttar Pradesh state entrance exam

Post graduation level

  • BITSAT: Birla Institute of Science and Technology Entrance Exam
  • GATE: Graduate Aptitude test in engineering
  • AIEEE: India Engineering Entrance Examination
  • PGECET: Post- Graduation Engineering Common Entrance Test.
  • IIT JEE: IIT Joint Entrance Examination

Top Textile Engineering colleges in India

  • IIT: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Institute of Information Technology and Management, New Delhi
  • LD College if Engineering, Gujarat
  • College of Textile Technology, West Bengal
  • SSM Institute of Textile Technology and Polytechnic College, Tamil Nadu
  • University of Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Bannariamman Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu
  • Institute of textile technology, Orissa
  • Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Punjab
  • Bengal Engineering and Science University, West Bengal
  • Calcutta University College of Textile Technology, West Bengal
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel institute of Textile Management, Tamil Nadu
  • Jaya Engineering College, Tamil Nadu
  • Amity University, Uttar Pradesh
  • The Art Institutes
  • Department of Textile, IIT, Delhi
  • Technological institute of Textiles, Haryana
  • Anna University, Tamil Nadu
  • DKTE Society’s Textile Engineering Institute, Maharashtra
  • Calcutta University, West Bengal
  • Kumaraguru College of Technology, Tamil Nadu
  • Government Central Textile Institute, Uttar Pradesh
  • MLV Textile Institute, Rajasthan
  • M. S University, Gujarat

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