Textile Engineering


texttile engineering“Textile engineering” is one of the popular disciplines of engineering fields. Textile engineering spins around the garment, color and fabric line of industries.

“Textile Engineering is the science that deals with all the activities and methods which are involved in the process of textile manufacturing”.

Textile engineering contains the principles, law and scientific techniques which are utilized for development and manufacturing the textile fabrics and all type of yarns. It also involves the study as principles of science that deals with the analysis of polymers involves in the formation of textile fiber.

There are over thousands of textile mills across the country. The textile sector plays vital role in the growth of Indian economy. There are two types of textile sectors in India as first is handloom sector and second is mechanized sector.

Course & Duration

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Textile engineering is about the design and control of the fiber, apparel and textile process, machinery and products. India is one of the top cotton agriculture countries around the world.

Many universities and colleges have launched the specialization courses in textile manufacturing / textile engineering. In the curriculum of these courses, the students get to know about the interaction of material with machine, natural and man-made materials, energy conservation, pollution, waste control and safety and health.

There are following four types of programmes in textile engineering in India:

  1. Polytechnic diploma course with the duration of 3 years after 10+2 examination
  • Diploma in Textile Technology / Textile Engineering
  • Diploma in Fabrication Technology & Erection Engineering
  1. UG degree courses leading to the B.Tech with the duration of 4 years after 10+2 examination
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Textile Engineering
  1. PG degree courses leading to the M.Tech with the duration of 2 years 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
  1. Doctoral degree courses leading to the Ph.D domain with the duration of 1-2 years after the completion of PG degree.


For admission in polytechnic diploma programmes and the UG degree leading to the B.Tech degree courses, the candidate must have passed the plus two examinations/12th class/10+2 with the minimum of 50% with science subjects out of chemistry, mathematics and Biology.

Many of Indian colleges or the universities have marked the criterion of entrance examination before the admission in any of the above programmes. Some of the following entrance examinations are conducted by the various universities in India:

For admission in diploma courses leading to the polytechnic diploma, the candidates must have to appear in JEEP entrance examination, and for admission to UG programme, the candidates must have to appear in JEE (Main) entrance examination. Some of the universities conduct their own entrance examinations.

The admission is based on the marks in the qualifying examination or the score in the entrance examination, followed by the counseling and personal interview.

For admission to PG programmes, the students need to appear in the GATE entrance examination after the completion of UG degree in the same or equivalent field.


The specializations in the field of textile engineering are as the following:

  • Technical Textiles
  • Knitting and Knit CAD
  • Weaving and Weave CAD
  • Coloration Technology
  • Yarn and Non-woven Technology
  • Textile Materials and Performance Evaluation
  • Textile chemical technology
  • Fiber science technology
  • Computer application in textile

Jobs & Career

“Textile Engineers are highly demanded in public as well as private sectors”.

There are numerous big multinational companies in India and origin from India. Beside these several MNCs from abroad are expanding the plant in India. Also looking for the experts and graduates in textile engineering. It is a big opportunity for the candidates who choose this field as the career for themselves.

By the globalization of the business, we bring various technologies in our country. With the development and continual research, our textile industries play the vital role in Indian economy and provide the employment opportunities for the graduates in textile engineering.

An engineer from textile can find the job in quality control, sales technical, R&D, production control, process engineering, corporate management, planning and maintenance of textile machineries.

Job Profiles:

Some of the job profiles in the field of textile engineering are as the following:

  • Technologists
  • Researchers
  • Process Engineer
  • Technical Salesperson
  • Operations Trainee
  • Sales Manager
  • Development Engineers
  • Quality Control Supervisor
  • Medical Textiles Engineer
  • Technical Services


Some of the reputed recruiters in the field of textile engineering are as the following:

  • Mysore Silk Factory
  • Grasim Industries
  • Bombay Dying
  • Fabindia
  • Arvind Mills Ltd
  • JCT Limited
  • Lakshmi Machine Works
  • Lakshmi Mills
  • Bhilwara Group
  • Reliance Textiles
  • Rajasthan Petro Synthetics


The career in textile industries is one of the lucrative fields. The salary structure of the government sector is different from the private sector. In government sector, a fresher can get the Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 12,000 per month, while in the private sector; a fresher can get the Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month.

The salary will rise according to your practical experience and skills. Within period of two years in an industry, you may get the 3-5 lakh per annum.

“With some good experience and higher qualification, you earn beyond the limits”.

Books & Study Materials

Some of the preferred books and references are as following:

Eco-Friendly Textile Dyeing and Finishing Editor Melih Günay

Woven Fabrics Editor Han-Yong Jeon

Advanced Topics in Measurements Editor Md. Zahurul Haq

Applied Measurement Systems Editor Md. Zahurul Haq

Textile Dyeing Editor Peter J. Hauser

Natural Dyes Editor E. Perrin Akçakoca Kumbasar

Advances in Treating Textile Effluent Editor Peter J. Hauser

Advances in Modern Woven Fabrics Technology Editor Savvas Vassiliadis

Woven Fabric Engineering Editor Polona Dobnik Dubrovski

Electricity Infrastructures in the Global Marketplace Editor T. J. Hammons

For any other queries about Textile Engineering, you may leave your queries below in the comment box.


  1. Can this scope is better For girls…. I qualified polytechnic entrance exam after 10th.. now I’m thinking to choose this scope… Please tell me it’s Better for Ladies ..??

  2. The Textile Technology is one of the most important and growing aspect in terms of clothing market.
    This is the sector where a person can give his/her best for the benefit of company….

  3. Dear sir,
    My name is nataraj. I completed my Intermediate. I am interested in fashion technology. in engineering i will take the textile engineering is helpful for me.can yu details of these course and how much fee details.

  4. I studying text eng in hulkoti but some people say there is no good salary in textile field this is right or wrong but I interested in textile plz reply me

  5. Hi. I want to do admission for
    M.tech in textile.
    So Kindly guide how to get admission with this…. and through which exam i should go through.

  6. hi, i have done my degree in computer science and lately i have developed interest in textile engineering course so can i do PG in textile engineering.

    thank you:)

  7. I left UP 8 years ago.I have completed my 10 in Jharkhand and 12th in Kerala. I have my own house in UP.I want to do diploma in textile technology from Mau. I am asking you whether I am eligible for JEECUP,If I would be issued my domicile certificate.

    1. you can show your UP Address prof in order to arrange domicile, once you have your domicile, you are eligible.

  8. hey i just completed my 12th i m looking to start engg in these field can i have some more information about it. i want admission in Maharashtra colleges

  9. I am 10th passed man but I want doing a course of textile field Please give me some knowledge of this course and apply eligibility.

  10. Sir maine 2010 me textile processing se diploma kiya tha m ab govt job kar raha Hu please bataiye kya m ab koi degree kar sakta hu

  11. i am studing in diploma textile 2nd year in dkte , please provide imformation ,what to do for admission in textile technology in degree field ? , what should percentage in 4th, 5th semister in diploma ?

  12. I am doing textile engineering in govt shree krishnarajendra silver jubilee institute of textile engineering[gsksjit] near Kr circle ,doing my 5th sem how can I apply for a govt job in this textile engineering field

  13. I want to do b tech in textile technology now I am a final year diploma student in textile technology .so kindly provide me admission details and LET exam procedure

    1. diploma candidates may appear in the lateral entry exam for your state if any exist. JEE main does not allow to get the LE.

  14. I want to do M-tech in textile engg. From bhilwara Rajasthan college….so kindly provide me admission details and date for it…

      1. As it is a part of engineering field, you should appear to JEE main exam to grab this course.

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