Diploma in Textile Engineering is a 3 years long Diploma certificate program. This course can be pursued after 10th as well as 12th (Science- Mathematics group) standards. If you are interested in the field of textile engineering, this article will be of help to you. In this article, you will be reading about Diploma in Textile Engineering course details, eligibility criteria, admission process, syllabus, PG courses and career prospects.
Textile Engineering: An Introduction
Textile engineering is a branch of engineering that focuses on using principles of engineering, chemistry and textile processes in the process of textile manufacturing.
Textile manufacturing involves different textile processes, equipment, chemicals and other raw materials. Textile engineering covers all of those aspects.
It uses the above mentioned principles to boost textile manufacturing productivity and quality. The field also covers research and development topics, relevant to the field of textile manufacturing.
Diploma in Textile Engineering program is 3 years long. In case of most institutes, the academic program is divided into 6 semesters, with each semester lasting for a period of 6 months. Evaluation is carried out at the end of each semester.
Few institutes are also known to offer integrated course that covers Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree program (after completing Diploma)- Diploma + B.E./B.Tech. Textile Engineering.
Diploma in Textile Engineering course trains students in topics such as- textile processes, raw materials, textile equipment, chemistry, CAD, textile production, merchandising and marketing.
Students who have passed 10th standard are eligible to pursue this course. This course can also be pursued after 10+2 Science stream (Mathematics group)!
Admission process and Colleges
Many polytechnic, technical education and engineering institutes across India are offering this program. Most institutes usually have the ‘direct admission’ process. Interested students have to approach the institute and fill up the admission form. Seats will be allotted to deserving students on the basis of marks scored by them in 10th board examination (usually in Mathematics and Science subjects).
Let us take a look at some of the core subjects present in Diploma in Textile Engineering program. The list will help you get a better idea about the course structure. Note: Only important core subjects have been mentioned below-
1st semester subjects-
- Engineering Mathematics
- Engineering Physics
- Engineering Graphics/Drawing
- Basics of Chemistry
- Elements of Textile Technology
2nd semester subjects-
- Organic Chemistry
- Fiber Science and Technology
- Computer Utilization
- Workshop (Practical)
3rd semester subjects-
- Bleaching Technology
- Mechanical Engineering for Textiles
- Dyeing Technology (Natural Textile)
- Printing Technology (Natural Textile)
4th semester subjects-
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering for Textiles
- Finishing Technology
- Dyeing Technology (Synthetic Textile)
- Printing Technology (Synthetic Textile)
5th semester subjects-
- CAD (Computer Aided Design and Color)
- Quality and Process Control
- Industrial Management
- Chemistry of Intermediates and Dyestuff
- Chemistry and Evaluation of Textile Auxiliaries
6th semester subjects-
- Technology of Technical Textiles
- Theory of Dyeing
- Analytical Textile Chemistry
Note: This is the syllabus of GTU (Gujarat Technological University). Syllabus and course structure may vary from one University/State to another. However, the core subjects and syllabus will remain the same. Most of the subjects mentioned above have both classroom lectures and practical sessions associated with them.
Further studies and PG courses
After completing Diploma in Textile Engineering program, one may go for Bachelor’s Degree (B.E./B.Tech.) in Textile Engineering! In most Degree Engineering colleges, certain percentages of seats are reserved for Diploma certificate holders. This entry is known as the lateral entry. Diploma holders with good grade may make use of lateral entry and join B.E./B.Tech. Textile Engineering program’s 2nd academic year (directly). This way, Diploma holders may use the ‘DtoD’ switch and earn a Bachelor of Engineering/Technology Degree!
After completing Bachelor’s course, one may go for Master’s education or PG Diploma programs. M.E./M.Tech. program, M.Sc. program and PG Diploma courses will enable one to specialize in disciplines within the Textile Engineering sector. If you are interested in management program, you may go for MBA program (after graduation)!
Career prospects and job opportunities
Textile engineers are hired by textile mills, firms manufacturing synthetic materials and fibers for textile production, textile goods marketing firms and import and export agencies related to textile industry.
Common job profiles available in front of textile engineers include-
- Production Engineer
- Quality Control Engineer
- Plant supervisor
- Process Control Engineer
- R&D Engineer
Some of the well known recruiters in India include-
- Reliance Industries Limited- Textiles
- Arvind Mills
- JCT Mills
- Bombay Dyeing
- Raymond Group
When it comes to Government sector, Textile Corporations (State and City-wise) and Textile Ministry are known to recruit Textile engineers.
Starting salary depends on a number of different factors. Prominent factors are- profile of the employer, employee skills, aptitude and grades attained by the employee. At start, Diploma Textile Engineers can earn around 10-20k Rupees per month. In case of Government job, salary will be based on Pay Band and scale.
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