HOD's Desk

The Textile Technology department was started in the year 1965 with B.Tech-Textile Technology (Full Time) and with a matter of great pride is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year. With the profound support and encouragement of the management, it has grown in leaps and bounds achieving major milestones introducing M.Tech-Textile Technology (Full Time & Part Time), Ph.D-Textile Technology (Full Time & Part Time), B.Tech-Textile Technology (Part Time) during the years 1971, 1975 and 1977 respectively. The department is a trendsetter in equipping its laboratories with state-of-the-art machines and stands one among the top in the country. The department is well known for its industry-institute interaction as well as pursuing fundamental and applied research. This is seen from the funding received from various Government agencies like Ministry of Textiles, DST, AICTE, DRDO to name a few. Our students undergo internships and get placed in leading Core and IT companies with a pay package best in the industry front for entry level graduates. The growth of the department owes much to the staunch support of alumni, industry and committed faculty. Our alumni have instituted several scholarships and awards to support the needs of economically backward and meritorious candidates.

Dr.Thilagavathi G. , Professor & Head

The Department of Textile Technology educates undergraduate and graduate students for careers in the fiber, textile, and apparel and retail industry. The mission of the department is accomplished by offering Bachelor of Textile Technology (full-time & part-time), Master of Textile Technology (full-time & part-time), and Doctoral programme (PhD). The department is one of the oldest departments started in the year 1965. National Board of accreditation of AICTE has accredited B.Tech and M.Tech Textile Technology Programmes in 1997, and accredited in 2005 and in 2011 consecutively for 5 years.

These programs are designed to provide the student with a thorough background in fundamental concepts of scientific, technological, and management principles, and ability to define and solve challenging technological and managerial problems. An essential component of the department's activity is the development of new knowledge through research and the subsequent transfer of this knowledge to both the textile complex and society.

All the laboratories in the department are approved for carrying out research leading to Ph.D. Degree/M.S (by research) (Full time and Part time) by Anna University Chennai and Anna University Coimbatore. The Textile Institute, UK has accredited B.Tech Textile Technology Programme. The department is also offering full time Ph.D and M.Tech programmes under quality improvement programme (QIP) of AICTE, for the faculty members of various engineering colleges and engineers working in government organizations in the country.

The department library has about 497 Indian and International books for reference. So far 37 PhDs have been completed and 27 are in progress in the department. The proximity of a large number of textile industries in and around Coimbatore ensures mutual growth of the department and industry. The department is well known for its extensive extension activities, in several key sectors of Textile Technology including industrial textiles, nonwovens, hosieries, silk and non-traditional areas like jute based fabrics. There are several sponsored projects currently being undertaken in the department. The major facilities in the department include Dry Jet Wet Spinning Machine, Nuovo Pignone Flexible Rapier loom with Stauble Electronic Dobby, Grosse Electronic Jacquard Air jet loom, Ruti-C high speeds automatic loom, Braiding machine, Two for one twister, Open end spinning machine, Sulzer Ruti Flexible Rapier Loom, Dilo - Needle punching machine line, Resin Transfer moulding machine, Zwick ? Universal Tensile Tester 10kN and 100kN, Contact Angle Tester, Kawabata Fabric Handle Evaluation system, Air Permeability Tester, Thermal Conductivity Testes, Mini RF dryer, Spectrophotometer with Computer Colour Matching system. There is ten technical staff to ensure proper functioning of the laboratory.

The department has been sanctioned with Rs.24.5 crores for the establishment of the Centre of Excellence for Industrial Textiles by Ministry of Textiles, GOI. Also the department has got funding from Ministry of Textiles, DST, SDC, AICTE, DMRL, DRDO, etc.

Vision

To be a world leader in textile education, research, technology development, and providing service to the entire textile value chain.

Mission

Through excellence in Fundamental and Interdisciplinary research and innovative educational practices moulding the textile graduates as "Complete Professionals", enabling them to face managerial demands of complex and diverse Textile Industry.

  • Dr.T.Ramachandran 2007 - 2010
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  • Dr.A.Venkatachalam 1995 - 2007
  • Late Dr.K.Jayachandran 1980 - 1995
  • Prof.R.Rajagopalan 1979 - 1980
    • Rajbuvan, 260, N.A. Thevar Street, Ramanathapuram (PO) Coimbatore
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  • Prof.R.Govindarajulu 1974 - 1979
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  • Late Prof.A.Angamuthu 1972 - 1974
  • Dr.N.P.Wagle 1969 - 1972
  • Late Prof.P.S.Sundararaja 1965 - 1969