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Top colleges for Textile Engineering. What are the Job opportunities and career prospects in Textile Industry?


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Clothing is one of the most talked about topics in this trend frenzy century. How each day, the fashion changes and is followed by millions and how each season brings new looks and fabrics full of hopes. The textile industry is one such sector which deals in the manufacturing and processing of each of these materials blooming to become the next top trend in the market. However, when we shop for these clothes and apparels, we do not dive deep into all these details. Yet this blackened industry dictates a lot for your tomorrow’s fashion. Factors like technology, science, and techniques play a major role in all these scenarios. Thus, the textile industry is becoming the trend of the engineering sector itself.

Combining chemical and physical principles under one category, Textile Engineering is an out of the box field of engineering which is creating waves of change in the recent past. It is being undertaken by students who are really interested in this branch of science. Going by the name itself, it includes various stages of the implementation, processing to the production of textile fabrics and fibers. Further, the research and development, manufacturing and merchandising of textiles, marketing, and management of the merchandise are also taught to the students who undertake graduation in textile engineering. Unlike other branches of science, it demands a lot of creative thinking, innovation and an eye for fashion and its fabrics.

The industry is divided into three major sections in terms of work scope: research, design and development; production and quality control; and customer service and sales. However, what entails under the three years of course of the textile industry is totally a different story. Let’s get a dig into the subjects one would be introduced to while pursuing the science of textile engineering. Following are those subjects:

Yarn & Fabric Formation

Textile Fiber

Textile Chemical processing

Applied Mechanics

Computer Application in Textiles

Design and Structure of Fabric

Textile Testing and instruments

Chemical Processing of Textiles Lab

Information Technology in Textile

Instrumentation & Control

Candidates who wish to pursue the course always have a difficult time deciding about which college to go for. As each college holds their own uniqueness to offer to the students, one should research well in advance about the colleges offering the said course.

Some of the top colleges for this degree course in India are:

 

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
  • Institute of Chemical Technology 
  • Rajasthan Technical University
  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology
  • Avantika University, MIT Pune Campus

Career Prospects:

Once done with the three-year course in textile engineering, one can pursue with any field under the various forms and types of textile industries from dyeing and finishing to textile processes. However, the scope of textile doesn’t limit you to India only, as one can apply for jobs in abroad too. A typical day in a work life of a textile engineer involves planning and maintenance of textile machinery, production control, R&D on textiles, providing technical suggestions and guidance and a lot more. The major task of a textile engineer is to keep a quality check on the textiles produced in the factories, develop samples or evaluate and choose fabrics that come from suppliers to the company. Involved from the initial stage to the end of the fabric, job of a textile engineer is a crucial one. Thus, one can choose from any of these departments under this industry. Few of the favorable designations often taken up by textile engineers are:

  • Medical textiles engineer
  • Operations trainee
  • Process engineer
  • Process improvement engineer
  • Quality Control supervisor

 

Further, one should also keep a tab on the top industries dealing in this complicated business of textiles. Here’s a list of top recruiters one can look out for while looking for a job in the textile industry.

 

  • Bombay Dyeing
  • Grasim Industries
  • Fabindia
  • Lakshmi Machine Works
  • JCT Limited
  • Lakshmi Mills
  • Arvind Mills Ltd.
  • Mysore Silk Factory

 

 

One of the major point to take into consideration is the fact that, knowledge is always over and above the college name. If you are really keen into the art of textiles and the components its composes itself of, one can have a soaring career any day!

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