Textile Engineering

Textile Engineering

Degrees offered: B.E /B.Tech, B.Text, Diploma, Dual Degree, M.E /M.Tech., M.Phil., M.Text

What is Textile Engineering

Textile Engineering is a field that deals with fibres, cotton, yarns, clothing products, and related fields. Textile engineering is not only involved in every single aspect of textile manufacturing, but also applies in design, construction, planning, approach, R&D, production control, marketing, quality control, and other factors.

States like Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, West Bengal, Gujrat are the most popular for this course. Textile industries are also found in large numbers in those mentioned states.

There are many public and private universities/ colleges that have this Textile Engineering course. After the successful completion of the Textile Engineering course, students can get a lot of job opportunities all over India.

Students can also opt for higher studies and choose M.Tech and Ph.D. degrees. There is also an option for doing research and higher studies abroad.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Textile Engineering

There are different degrees and diploma courses available in Textile Engineering. Therefore, the eligibility criteria for each of the courses are different.

Candidates who are seeking for admission in a particular textile engineering course must fulfill the eligibility criteria of that particular course: 

Eligibility Criteria For Diploma Courses 

Candidates who want to take admission in the diploma course of textile engineering, then he/she must have passed his/her 10+2 level education from a recognized board/institute. He/she must be a student from a science background (must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or Biology in the 10+2 standard) with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the higher secondary level. 

Eligibility Criteria For Undergraduate Courses

Aspirants seeking to get admission in the UG level course of the Textile Engineering must complete his/her 10+2 level education from a recognized board/institute. He/she must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in the 10+2 standard with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the higher secondary level. 

Eligibility Criteria For Postgraduate courses 

Students who want to go for the PG course or master's degree course in Textile Engineering must have completed their bachelor's degree in Textile Engineering or related course from any recognized board/institute. 

There is a further option to research this course; students may opt for the Ph.D. degree after completion of their Master’s degree. 

Entrance Exams for Textile Engineering:

Candidates seeking admission in this country must go through the entrance exams to be eligible. The admission process and entrance exams for different courses are different. Here is some detailed information regarding the entrance exams for different courses in Textile Engineering in India.

Diploma course: 

To get admission in any diploma course in textile engineering, students need to take any state entrance exam (ex: JEXPO). 

However, there are colleges/ polytechnics in our country that organize their entrance exam. Some institutes take admission based on the merits.

Bachelor degree course: 

There are a lot of institutes/ colleges that take admission in Bachelor degree course of Textile Engineering through different entrance exams (all India based entrance exam, state entrance exam, and entrance exam of any institute.). Those institutes/colleges mainly prefer the marks scored by the student in respective entrance exams.

Those are as follows: 

JEE Main- It is an all India based entrance, where students get the opportunity to get into several top engineering institutes in India. For UG degree courses in Textile Engineering, students need to secure a good rank in the JEE Main exam. However, to get into the IITs or similar ranked colleges, a candidate needs to qualify the next step called JEE Advance

MHT CET- Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) is an exam in the state of Maharashtra. Through this exam, candidates get the opportunity to take admission in different institutes in Engineering (BE/BTech), and Pharmacy courses. This is an online exam conducted once in a year. Students have to write two papers (Paper - 1 and Paper - 2) where questions come from PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) group for the admission in the engineering courses. 

KCET- Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)/ Kar CET/ K-CET is a state-level entrance exam by which a student can get the opportunity to take admission to different undergraduate courses including engineering in Karnataka. This entrance exam is conducted every year by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The exam is taken in offline mode. 

AP EAMCET- Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture, Medical Common Entrance Test (AP EAMCET) is a state-level exam conducted every year by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU). Through this exam, candidates can take admissions to several degree courses including Textile Engineering in Andhra Pradesh. 

TS EAMCET- TS EAMCET is a state-level entrance exam through which students get an opportunity to get admission to different colleges in various degrees including Textile Engineering in the state of Telangana. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUH) conducts this exam every year. 

KEAM- Kerala Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Entrance Exam (KEAM) is a state-level exam that is held every year, and it is conducted by the Commission of Entrance Examination (CEE). Through this entrance exam, candidates can take admission in different B.Tech courses, including Textile Engineering at various government and private colleges in Kerala. This exam is also conducted offline. 

Goa CET- Goa Common Entrance Test (Goa CET) exam is a state-level entrance test through which students will get the opportunity to take admission in different government and private engineering colleges in India. This entrance test is conducted every year, and the mode of exam is offline. 

WBJEE- West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) is a state-level exam conducted by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board every year. Through this entrance exam, students can get admission to several governments and private colleges in different courses, including Textile Engineering. In this exam, students have to write two papers, which are Paper I – Mathematics & Paper II – Physics and Chemistry. 

Master's degree: 

Through the GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) entrance exam, a candidate can get admission in the PG course of Textile Engineering in several colleges including IITs in all over India. 

Scope of Textile Engineering in India and Abroad

Textile Engineering is a very old course, and it has already a huge scope in India and also abroad. There are millions of people working in this field all over India. From large scale factories to medium and small-scale business, the demand is pretty high. Here are some of the job profiles that can be available, and a candidate can get after completion of his degree are as follows:

●      Operation/Management Trainee

●      Medical Textile Engineer

●      Production Engineer

●      Quality Control Supervisor

●      Process Improvement Engineer

●      Quality assurance analyst

●      Manufacturing manager

●      Quality testing expert

Course Fees Textile Engineering

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
1.52 Lakhs
B.Sc. in Textile Engineering at Pratap University, Jaipur
4.50 K
B.Sc. in Textile Engineering at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
4.20 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Textile Engineering at Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panipat
3.51 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Textile Engineering at UP Textile Technology Institute, Kanpur
1.00 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Textile Engineering at Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore
1.50 K
PGD in Engineering in Textile Engineering at Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Salem
2.70 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Textile Engineering at Anuradha Engineering College, Buldana
3.18 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Textile Engineering at Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar
1.59 Lakhs
Diploma in Textile Engineering at Mewar University, Chittorgarh
Data not available
1.59 Lakhs
Diploma in Textile Engineering at Mewar University, Chittorgarh
Data not available
80.40 K
Diploma in Textile Engineering at PK University, Shivpuri
9.80 K
Diploma in Textile Engineering at Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Bargarh
1.59 Lakhs
Diploma in Textile Engineering at Mewar University, Chittorgarh
34.68 K
Diploma in Textile Engineering at Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai

Course Subjects

Syllabus of Textile Engineering Course

There are a lot of courses offered by different institutes in India in Textile Engineering. However, subjects taught in Textile Engineering course are somehow similar to similar level degree courses. Here are some subjects in this course those are taught as follows:

●      Textile Fibre

●      Textile Testing & Instruments

●      Yarn Formation

●      Chemical Processing of Textiles

●      Fabric Formation

●      Computer Applications in Textiles

●      Processing at Textile Lab

●      Design & Structure of Fabric

●      Information Technology in Textile

●      Design & Structure of Fabric

Careers in Textile Engineering

After the successful completion of the Textile Engineering course, a candidate can get lots of job opportunities all over India. Candidates will get a lot of job opportunities in both government and private sectors. They may get selected as a lecturer or professor in colleges or institutes all over in India.

They may get selected in different job roles such as Production Engineer, Quality Assurance Supervisor, Textile Engineer, and some other posts according to the availability of that particular position.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Job Profile

Job Description

Production Engineer

Production Engineers are directly related to production and are involved in any production ongoing in a factory. Hence, they are one of the most important people in the production industry.

Textile Engineer

Textile Engineers are involved with planning, developing, and maintaining the quality of the fabrics for clothing, choose colours, size and design choosing, and more.

Process Improvement Engineer

Process Improvement Engineer looks after important factors. They deeply analyze the cause if any problem occurs and try to cure the problem. They also involve in further detailed analysis to prevent this problem in the future.

Operation/Management Trainee

They took part in several processes such as quality analyst, production support, planning, and some other stuff under the supervision of the seniors.

Quality Control Supervisor

The quality Control Supervisor is very much responsible and also supervises a lot of factors like sample evaluation, sample handling, take part in the production process and give approval in production, and many more.

They also take part in sample reviews, look after fighting, and measurements.

Professor/ Lectrer

Their job is to take classes and give lectures. They also take part in the laboratory of any institute.

Top Recruiters in Textile Engineering

There are a lot of job opportunities available in both governments as well as in the private sector in India. However, private jobs are very high in number as compared to available government jobs. There are some of the popular companies recruiting Textile Engineering graduates are as follows:

  1. Bombay Dyeing

  2. JCT Mills

  3. Mafatlal Denim

  4. Lakshmi Mills

  5. RIL Textiles

  6. Bhilwara Group

  7. Reliance Textiles

  8. Grasim Industries

  9. Arvind Mills Ltd

  10. Raymond Group

  11. Fabindia

  12. Mysore Silk

Average Salary

Average Salary in Textile Engineering Field

Job Profile

Average Annual Salary

Production Engineer

Rs. 4-6 lakhs p.a. (approx.)

Medical Textile Engineer

Rs. 3-4 lakhs p.a. (approx.)

Process Improvement Engineer

Rs. 4-5 lakhs p.a. (approx.)

Operation/Management Trainee

Rs. 2-3 lakhs p.a. (approx.)

Quality Control Supervisor

Rs 2.5-4 lakhs p.a. (approx.)

Professor/ Lecturer

Rs. 3-5 lakhs p.a. (approx.)

Required Skillset for Textile Engineering

A candidate must have some skills and interests to get success in this field. Textile engineering is a field where not only engineering sense matters, rather imagination and innovative ideas matter a lot and have a huge impact in this field. Therefore, a candidate must be aware of applying his sixth sense to get his job done more precisely and effectively.

Here are some skills required to get interested during the course is as follows:

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Creativity, as well as innovative- Creativity to design something new.
  • Organizational ability
  • Imagination, a person with new ideas.
  • An interest in textiles along with fashion- Must have a good sense of the colour combination according to products.
  • Possess a logical mind with strong concepts- Ability to understand the ever-changing textile industry.
  • Knowledge of different textile techniques- Ability to research every important fact related to textiles.
  • Have technical knowledge- Technical as well as practical knowledge.
  • Patience to work for hours.

Course Curriculum for Textile Engineering

Different courses have different curriculums. It depends on the affiliated university/institution.

  1. For a Diploma course: Diploma courses in Textile Engineering are three years long. Most of the colleges follow the semester-based system. Therefore, students need to study a total of 6 semesters to complete the course. 

  1. For BE/ B.Tech courses: UG course in Textile Engineering is a 4 years long course. Most of the universities and colleges follow the semester pattern. Each year has two semesters. Therefore, students will have to study for 8 semesters in this course.

  1. For M.Tech courses: Textile Engineering is a two years long course where students need to study for a total of 4 semesters to get the degree.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is the career scope for a textile engineer?

Answer :

After successful completion of the Textile Engineering course, a candidate can get jobs in quality control, sales, technical, marketing, R&D, production control, process engineering, corporate management, maintenance, and other factors. Therefore, the scope in textile engineering is huge.

Question: Is Textile Engineering easy?

Answer :

It depends on a lot of factors. There is no task in this world which is easy. Therefore, it will depend upon the job profile, personal interest, work ethic nature of the person, and more.

Question: What is the job role of the textile engineer?

Answer :

Textile Engineers work with different fabrics, raw materials, and fibres and convert them into different textile products. They also work in production, processing and harvesting of the textile materials.

Question: What is the average salary that one can draw in the field of Textile Engineering?

Answer :

The salary would vary based on several factors like location, job profile, seniority in the professional field, years of experience, company, and overall performance. However, the salary may vary from Rs. 2-7 lakh per annum at the beginning of the career.

Question: Is Textile Engineering suitable for both Men and Women?

Answer :

It depends upon someone's interest. The jobs that are directly involved with the industry require hard work. Therefore, physical fitness is the deciding factor here. However, office work is suitable for both Men and Women.

Questions related to Textile Engineering

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How is IIT Delhi for Textile Engineering?

roopalsengar04 5th Dec, 2020


textile engineering is a relatively new and leas opted branch.

It has the lowest placement average salary among all other branches. The average placements are around 5 lakhs and the highest being upto 10 lakh. Most students go for consultancy, analyst or coding profiles.
Most of the students of textile engineering that goes for coding profiles are going for the non-core companies like TCS, etc.

Textile technology in IITD is not good as the name and fame of the institute.

Hope it helps!


what should i take CET bbsr Textile engineering or IGIT SARANG chemical?

Shruti Smaranika 27th Nov, 2020

Hello aspirant,

It is suggested that instead of pursuing textile engineering in CET, Bhubaneswar, rather pursue chemical in IGIT, Sarang. See, this is because by pursuing chemical engineering, you can go to various types of industries such as pharmaceuticals, food processing, cement, iron & steel, fertilizers, petroleum, gas and many more. You will have a lot of opportunities being as an engineer or as a researcher, if you choose chemical. But on the other hand, in textile engineering, though there are opportunities, you cannot go to various industries, will just get up ended at one type of industry which is tiresome. It depends wholly on your interest in which branch you want to pursue in your career, else both the courses have opportunities and have good salary as well.

Hope, it helps you.


Should I join IIT Delhi with Textile engineering just for Tag? Can I get non core jobs with it? Can I become software engineer?

Dhruv 11th Oct, 2020
Hello, IIT Delhi is a top IIT and comes under top 10 colleges of India so this things favour in IIT Delhi and textile engineering is a good branch.
As you are concerned about placement thing is that IIT Delhi placement are very good and if you practice coding and learn languages like Python ,Java and also can work on problem solving skills then you can get a good placement.

There are many examples of people who had studied different branch but now they are software Engineer.

So , work hard and IIT Delhi is a very good option.
You will get to know new things and new skills in IIT Delhi.

Refer to this link it will help you about how to become a software developer


All the best.
Hope this will help you.

textile engineering is better option or not ??

Deepaghosh6 25th Sep, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

Yes of course, textile engineering is a very good option to study. The scopes are quite high. Here I'm sharing a website below for detailed information please visit the same.


To know more about textile engineering please visit the above mentioned link.

Hope it helps.
All the best!

after doing btech in textile engineering field what should I try now.

Shivani Chaudhary 18th May, 2020

Hello Bhavika Soni!

There are many job opportunitirs after b.tech . I am listing some career prospect:-

1.Medical Textile Engineer



4.Process Engineer

5.Technical Salesperson

6.Operations Trainee

7.Development Engineer

8.Quality Control 9.Supervisor

10.Process Improvement Engineer

11.Textile Engineer

12.Production Engineer

For more information I am attaching a link please go through it


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