Textile industries rely on the study of fabrics and materials for better end product and development of the industry. Textile engineering is a branch of engineering that is concerned with the study of fabrics and materials. This branch of engineering majorly focuses on research and development. Although Textile engineering is not considered as a major branch of engineering, it has great demand in clothing and fashion industries. It is not uncommon for a student from chemical engineering to be recruited in textiles. So if someone is interested in chemistry and wants to opt for this branch of engineering, chances are bright the student might be welcomed into research and development of textiles.
Firefighters, military troops and police own it to the textile industry for the manufacture of fireproof, bulletproof and durable materials for their dangerous encounters with adversities.
• Admission into textile engineering course is based on marks secured in class 12 and also on marks secured in JEE
• Minimum Eligibility demands 60% in Physics Chemistry Mathematics/Biology in class 12 board exams.
• Passing marks in English Exam is necessary for any branch of engineering with 60% as a safety barrier.
• Good JEE and Advanced JEE score can help you secure top IITs for this course.
Green Textiles: With immense use of water, resources and increased pollution and wastes, the textile industry is opting for a new innovative method to develop fabrics out of renewable and reusable materials. This requires proper research and safety evaluation.
Application of Computer Science in Textiles-
With the new world moving forward with computer technology, the world of textiles is learning to incorporate these new technologies in the manufacture of textiles.
• 3D Printing is an exciting new revelation in the computer field. It can be used to in making new cloth and testing them.
• Computer Aided Design (CAD) is another application of computer technology in textile engineering. The design of cloth and dress is simulated on a software. It gives an overview of the design and fabric alignment of the cloth.
Non-Woven fabrics: New Technology and advanced machinery have made non-woven fabric manufacturing possible. The fabric is not woven together but is subjected to pressure to bind the fabrics. These are exciting new technological developments in the textile industry.
• Any employer in the textile industry will demand nothing less than a diploma in textile engineering.
• 60% / 6 CGPA in a bachelor’s degree with no standing arrears.
• 65% - 70% in class 10 and 12 board exams.
Here are some top recruiters in textile industries:
• Bombay Dyeing
• Mysore Silk
• JCT Limited
• Lakshmi Mills
• Reliance Textiles
• Grasim Industries
• Arvind Mills Ltd
Generally, Textile engineering does not pay as much as IT companies or other engineering corporates. A graduate in Textiles Engineering can expect a salary of 2.5-5 Lakhs per annum for freshers and it can rise up to 10L per annum over the years. But there are exceptions, research and development give a starting package of 6-12L per annum.
With the implementation of computer technology into the textile industry, growth has been remarkable. Anyone with a keen interest in material and clothing design can expect a good growth career-wise. With the world fighting plastic use, it turns towards the textile industry to provide durable yet environment-friendly alternatives. So the future looks bright for the textile.
Top institutes to provide degree course in Textile Engineering-
• Giani Zail Singh Technical University (Punjab)
• IIT Delhi
• Technological Institute of Textile and Sciences (Haryana)
• UP Textile Technology Institute (Kanpur)
• Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (Gujrat)
• DKTE Society's Textile & Engineering Institute (Kolhapur, Maharastra)