Career in Textile Engineering; Scope, Courses, Colleges


Textile Engineering

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What is Textile engineering?

Textile engineering deals with, research & development and production of textile using scientific principles and techniques and advanced machinery. A textile engineer works with types of textile material like fibre, yarn and fabric. A textile designer also involves in research and development of a new type of textile material or developing existing material. Textile engineers are also given training in designing textile plant and layout so that they also can involve in developing much-sophisticated textile production machinery.


Scope for Textile engineering jobs

India is among the world’s largest textile producing countries. India stands in 5th place in List of Top Textile producing countries and growing to surpass Vietnam sooner.  China, Germany, Bangladesh and Vietnam are top above India in textile producing. Textile Industry is the second largest industry after agriculture industry in terms of providing employment in India. With growing investments in Textile industry by several corporates and MNCs, Textile Industry is going to cater vast amount of employment opportunities in India. Textile engineering jobs are going to see a high rise in the coming years. A textile engineering career goes through several job roles which are discussed further in this article.


Job opportunities for textile engineers

A career in textile engineering have different roles based on one’s work experience and performance. The following are some types of job opportunities for a textile engineer.

  • Research Technicians
  • Operations Trainee
  • Process Engineers
  • Development Engineers
  • Quality control Supervisor
  • Medical Textile Engineer
  • Safety Textile Engineer


Courses in Textile Engineering

The following are List of diploma, graduate and postgraduate courses offered for textile engineering in specific, in India.

Postgraduate Courses in Textile Engineering

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

Eligibility: B. Tech - Textile Engineering and qualify in the related entrance exam


Graduate Courses in Textile Engineering

  1. Tech Textile Engineering
  2. Tech Textile Technology

BSc Textile Design

Eligibility: 10 + 2 with Maths Physics and Chemistry and qualify in the related entrance exam.


Diploma Courses in Textile Engineering

  • Diploma in Textile Technology / Textile Engineering
  • Diploma in Fabrication Technology
  • Diploma in Garment Technology

Eligibility: Pass in 10th / 12th standard


 Top Colleges for Textile Engineering Courses


Subjects covered in Textile Engineering

The following are core subjects covered in Textile Engineering courses.

  • Textile Fibre
  • Yarn Formation
  • Fabric Formation
  • Chemical Processing of Textiles
  • Textile Testing & Instruments
  • Processing at Textile Lab
  • Computer Applications in Textiles
  • Design & Structure of Fabric
  • Information Technology in Textile



Top Recruiters in Textile industry

Top companies offer textile engineering jobs in the textile industry includes prominent textile mills, Fashion Houses, Clothing outlets, Home Furnishing companies, Medical Textile industries, Security textile industries etc. The following are some of the top recruiters paves way for Textile Engineering careers in India.

  • Trident Group
  • Vardhman Textiles
  • Welspun Home Textiles
  • Arvind Limited
  • Nandan Denim
  • Raymond
  • Bombay Dyeing
  • Reliance
  • Jaya Shree Textiles (Aditya Birla Grasim)
  • Loyal Textile Mills Ltd
  • Siyaram Silk Mills Ltd


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