Textile Engineering | Textiles| Apparel


Textile Engineering or Textile Technology deals with the
manufacture of textiles with a focus on making newer varieties
to meet varying human needs.
Textile Engineers combine scientific manufacturing principles
with design concepts to improve textile processes, products
and machinery. Besides the garment industry, textiles are used
for a variety of purposes such as furnishings, linen, carpets,
tents, parachutes etc. Textile Engineers experiment with various
man-made and natural fibres to meet these different needs.
They also ensure that manufacturing processes and factories
meet safety and health standards and focus on energy
conservation and waste and pollution control norms.
There is wide scope for research and development work in this
field.
Some of the tasks Textile Engineers do on their job:
· Develop samples of various new textiles
· Research the production of man-made fibres

  • Establish safety norms and environmental standards
  • Evaluate, identify and choose fabrics from suppliers
    · Quality control in terms of fibre, colour and durability of the
    textile manufactured

Educational Requirements
Undergraduate courses
· B. Tech in Textile Engineering
· Diploma in Textile Technology / Textile Engineering
Postgraduate courses
· M. Tech. in Textile Technology| Textile Engineering|
Textile Chemistry
· M. Phil
· Ph. D.

Eligibility and Admission process into the course:
· Class XII completed with Math & Science
· Selection in the entrance tests for admission into leading
engineering colleges

Aptitude and Skills needed:
· Understanding of different fabrics, dyes and production
processes
· Updated on new trends and changing technologies
· Computer skills
· Ability to communicate well

INDUSTRY GROWTH AND CAREER PROSPECTS
India’s domestic apparel industry and textile exports have been growing at a healthy pace in recent years. Many private textile
manufacturers have set up new projects and the Government has also started many new initiatives including textile parks etc.
India’s emerging fashion industry is one cause for the growing need for innovative textiles.
Besides fashion and garments, textiles are being used in industry, medicine, research and space. Textile Engineers will be in great
demand as they play an important role in these areas.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Government jobs
· Office bearers in Government textile cooperatives,
textile museums and textile parks
· Government-sponsored silk, handloom,
jute, khadi, and craft development
organizations
Private sector
· Textile mills, manufacturers of soft
furnishings and other textile-based
products
· Knitwear manufacturing units
· Textile exporters
· Textile dyeing and printing units,
· Fashion retailers
· Design studios

Educational sector
· Lectures at universities/ institutes that
teach Textile Engineering
Research
· Research and develop new fibre, new
techniques, processes for treatment of
fibre and machinery
· Research in testing and quality control
Self-employed
· Start your own textile manufacturing unit
· Consultancy to textile mill owners and
manufacturers
Work hours and
day/night shifts:

Fixed work hours |
Day shift


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