Textile Engineering
Updated on Sep 15, 2014 - 11:47 a.m. IST by Nancy Johri
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Each country has its diverse culture and traditions. A country is unique because of its people, who have different ways of clothing and living. Varied styles of dressing by people have resulted in improving the scope of Textile Engineering. Fashion is an extensive domain, which is directly affecting the textile trade. Consequently, Textile Industry has become one of the booming industries, and the companies are engaged in catering to the needs of international & domestic markets.


This special feature of Careers360 brings you the scope, opportunities, job profile details and Top Engineering colleges offering Textile Engineering. We also bring you insights on job profiles and top recruiters for Textile Engineering.


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Textile Engineering: An Overview

Textile Engineering is about designing and controlling all aspects of fiber, textile & apparel processes, products, and machinery. It includes research & development, manufacturing and merchandising.  Textile Engineering combines the principles of engineering with specific knowledge of textile equipment and processes. This knowledge is then implemented for the processing and production of all kinds of textile fabric & yarns from textile fibres. Career paths in this domain include process engineering, R&D, production control, technical sales, quality control and corporate management.


Core Subjects of Textile Engineering

Textile Engineering is inclusive ofTextile Chemistry, Textile Engineering, Textile Production and Textile Technology. Have a look at the core subjects of Textile Engineering-

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

Design & Structure of Fabric

Textile-Engineering-1Why Opt Textile Engineering?

Textile Industry is a growing domain and aspirants interested in making a mark in the field of fashion can go for Textile Engineering. This course ensures a bright career for the students; reason being the demand and supply of textiles will never diminish. As a result, the scope of Textile Engineering has expanded and it has given rise to a number of job prospects in India and abroad.


Textile domain requires a lot of research & creativity, and students can come up with unique ideas using their creativity, innovation and scientific knowledge. Using their skills and talent, Textile Engineers can reach new heights of success by getting recruited by top textile plants & companies, and they can even open their own new venture.


Role of Textile Engineers

  • Textile Engineers need to be updated with the latest trends and innovationsTheywork with different man-made and natural textiles, leather, fur, plastics and metals. They develop textiles for different purposes such as furnishings, clothing, etc.
  • They provide technical advices to designing, marketing, purchasing and production staff. They are responsible for creating products in compliance with the given specification.
  • Textile Engineers are involved in textile harvesting, which includes production, processing (applying engineering principles and theories). They work with fibres, fabrics and other textile materials in order to improve current textile products and bring out new ones.
  • Textile Engineer has to learn the current trends & requirements of people, and work in compliance with that. He / she designs and controls different aspects of fiber, textile, apparel processes and machinery by dealing with the applications of engineering & scientific principles.
  • They produce samples, amend designs, evaluate, identify and select fabrics from suppliers. They make sure that the final product meets set specifications in terms of colour fastness and durability.

How to pursue Textile Engineering?

One has to pass higher secondary board exam from a recognized board in India with Science- Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry to pursue B.Tech in Textile Engineering. This is the minimum eligibility criteria.


 Top colleges for studying Textile Engineering

IIT-DelhiIIT Delhi

Narsee-Monjee-Institute-of-Management-StudiesNarsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

NIT-JalandharNIT Jalandhar

Anna-University-of-TechnologyAnna University of Technology

Punjab-Technical-UniversityPunjab Technical University

Rajasthan-Technical-UniversityRajasthan Technical University

UP-Textile-Technology-InstituteUP Textile Technology Institute

University-of-MumbaiUniversity of Mumbai

Duration of UG degree in Textile Engineering: 4 Years, Full Time


Textile-Engineering-2Scope & Opportunities of Textile Engineering

In India, there are thousands of textile mills. The 2 major textile sectors are- Handloom Sector and Mechanized Sector. Owing to their booming growth potential and increased production, a number of varied job opportunities have emerged for those trained in this domain.


There is a growing need for better production procedures in the mechanized sector as this is a vital part of the Indian economy. Textile Engineering is highly demanded as there is always a great need of better fire resistant materials, absorbent fabric for medical use, weather resistant packaging materials, and much more.


Students having degree of Textile Engineering have multiple job opportunities. They can get involved in textile chemistry that deals with bringing out different kinds of fabrics with certain properties. A Textile Engineer working in quality department monitors the production processes to ensure required product quality. So, there are different kinds of opportunities after getting a degree in Textile Engineering.


Top Recruiters in India

Aspirants can have a look at some of the major recruiters of Textile Engineers below:

Reliance-TextilesReliance Textiles


Mysore-SilkMysore Silk

Grasim-IndustriesGrasim Industries

Bombay-DyingBombay Dyeing


JCT-LimitedJCT Limited

Lakshmi-MillsLakshmi Mills

Job Profiles

Students having knowledge of textile chemistry find career opportunities in dyeing, finishing, R&D, technical services, product development, quality control, polymer science, etc. Textile Engineers have a wider choice to work, and greater variety of jobs opportunities in India as well as in foreign countries. Students having degree in Textile Engineering have following options-

  • Process Engineer
  • Quality control supervisor
  • Operations Trainee
  • Process Improvement Engineer
  • Technical salesperson
  • Medical textiles engineer

By combining the principles of engineering with specialized knowledge of textile equipment and processes, Textile Engineers bring out a wide variety of textile fabrics and yarns from textile fibers. Aspirants having skills like critical thinking, complex problem solving and quality control analysis can go very far and become successful in the Textile Industry.


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