Updated on Nov 24, 2021 04:57 IST
Saakshi Varsha Lama

Saakshi Varsha LamaSenior Executive Content

Textile Engineering is in growing demand due to diverse cultures and traditions around the world and it is one of the most popular disciplines in engineering/technology. "Textile Engineering" is a big research field of technology that deals with all activities of producing textile fabric & yarns which are involved in the process of textile manufacturing. It includes process engineering that spins around the garment, colour, and fabric line of industries.

The technology and science in Textile Engineering comprise designing and controlling all aspects of fibre, textile & apparel processes, fibre, clothing products, and machinery. Textile engineers are involved in many aspects of textile manufacturing, from process engineering, R&D, production control, technical sales, quality control, and types of equipment to procedures that create all these fibres, fabrics, and Yarns.

Many public and private universities/colleges have launched specialization courses in Textile Manufacturing/Textile Engineering. After successful completion of the Textile Engineering course, there will be plenty of varied job opportunities have emerged for those trained in this domain.

Skilled textile engineers are required by the top companies. If a candidate is planning for a career in this field then he/she should begin with an undergraduate programme followed by a master's programme in Textile Engineering

Textile Engineering Eligibility Criteria

Engineering aspirants who aim to pursue the Textile Manufacturing/Textile Engineering course must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

Diploma: If a textile engineering aspirant seeking admission to a diploma course then he/she must have passed class 12th with Science stream (with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry) with around 50% aggregate marks.

Bachelor's Degree: In order to get into undergraduate level Textile Engineering, an applicant should possess passed class 12th with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.

If candidates want to pursue a degree in the IITs exclusively, it is mandatory to have passed the Joint Entrance Examinations JEE Main.

Master's Degree: In order to pursue a post-graduate level Textile Engineering course, he/she must have a BTech or BE degree.

PhD (Doctorate): PhD can be pursued after the completion of a Master's or PG level Textile Engineering course in Textile Engineering.

Click here to know about TOP Textile Engineering Colleges in India

Textile Engineering Admission Process

Here a candidate must understand that the admission process will be different for each type of programme. Have a look:

  • Diploma: In this case, the admission process in Textile Engineering depends on the institute/college. Few of them might provide admission on merit while few follow the direct admission process.
  • Bachelor's: Institutes providing admission to Textile Engineering BE/ BTech courses mostly follow the merit-based admission process. Marks scored in relevant entrance tests like JEE Main entrance exam, Institute-based entrance tests, state-wise, etc. are taken into account. For, NRI or donation quota applicants, the same criteria is followed, however, this condition might be different for each institute/college
  • Master's: The main entrance for admission to a Master's is the GATE entrance exam. Candidates seeking admission must pass the required entrance exam and have a valid GATE score followed by a round of group discussion.

Skills Required to Pursue Textile Engineering

To be able to pursue a Textile Engineering programme, candidates should possess the right set of skills to acquire success in the future. Take a look at some of these below.


Excellent Detailing

Technical Knowledge

Good Communication Skills

Persuasive Ability


Excellent Patience Level - able to work long hours of work

Visual Imagination

An interest in fashion and textiles

Knowledge and understanding of different textile processes and techniques

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Textile Engineering Programmes 2021

Candidates seeking admission in Textile Engineering programmes for the next academic cycle can have a look at available courses.

  • Bachelor of Technology in Textile Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Textile Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in ManMade Fiber Technology
  • Diploma in Textile Technology/Textile Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Textile Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Textile and Carpet Technology
  • Diploma in Fabrication Technology & Erection Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Textile Chemistry
  • Master of Engineering in Textile
  • Master of Technology in Textile Technology

Subjects of Textile Engineering

Textile Engineering is inclusive of Textile Chemistry, 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
  • Information Technology in Textile
  • Design & Structure of Fabric
  • Design & Structure of Fabric

List of Top Colleges for Textile Engineering

Have a look at the list of some of the top colleges to pursue Textile Engineering:

Name of The Institute


Overall Average Program Fees

Anna University


BTech in Apparel Technology: INR 30,000

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute


BTech in Textile Engineering: INR 3.03 lakh

Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya


BTech in Textile Engineering: INR 3.47 lakh

Institute of Chemical Technology     


Fee For BTech in Fibres and Textile Processing Technology is INR 2.56 lakh

NIT Jalandhar - Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NITJ)


BTech in Textile Engineering: INR 5 lakh

PSG College of Technology - PSGCT       


BTech in Textile Engineering: INR 2.29-3 lakh

Job Roles, Growth Prospects and Salary for Textile Engineering

If we talk about India, there are two major sectors under textile engineering is - Handloom and Mechanized. Now, have a look at some of the job profiles/positions that a candidate can choose from after completion of a course in Textile Engineering:

  • Operation/Management Trainee
  • Quality Control Supervisor
  • Medical Textile Engineer
  • Process Improvement Engineer
  • Production Engineer

Let's have a quick look at the details of job profiles and roles available for the textile engineers:

Job Profile

Job Description

Average Annual Salary*

Medical Textile Engineer

In this profile, the primary responsibility includes developing fabrics for clothing, household items, medical supplies, furnishings.  The work also involves liaising with and providing technical advice to marketing, purchasing, and design and production staff.

INR 3.10 LPA

Production Engineer

Production Engineers are responsible for overseeing the production of a product, typically in an indoor factory setting. The responsible engineer is also required to ensure that production demands are met cost-effectively and efficiently.

INR 4-4.5 LPA

Operation/Management Trainee

The operation trainee work under the supervision of the seniors for merchandising and one can learn the process of QA, Production Planning, Production support, Industrial engineering, and others.

INR 1.98-2 LPA

Quality Control Supervisor

The primary responsibility of the Quality Control Supervisor is to supervise in the handling of sample evaluation and production approval by reviewing the measurement, fitting, workmanship, quality, accessories, and other factors

INR 1.7-2 LPA

Process Improvement Engineer

Process Improvement Engineer handles the process improvement engineer includes performing root-cause analysis, creating detailed reports about the improvement issues and executing process improvement actions.

INR 4.38 LPA

Top Recruiters for Textile Engineering

Some of the popular companies recruiting Textile Engineering graduates are:

Bombay Dyeing

Bhilwara Group

Mysore Silk

Rajasthan Petro Synthetics

JCT Limited

RIL Textiles

Lakshmi Mills

JCT Mills

Reliance Textiles


Grasim Industries

Arvind Mills Ltd

Mafatlal Denim

Raymond Group

FAQs Regarding Textile Engineering

Q: What is the career scope for Textile Engineer?

A: An Textile Engineer will easily get a job in quality control, sales technical, R&D, production control, process engineering, corporate management, planning and maintenance of textile machinery after completing the degree/diploma.

Q: Is it possible to pursue Textile Engineering in the distance learning method?

A: Yes, it is possible to pursue this program in distance learning. Candidates can opt for Textile Engineering from NIMT through Distance Education.

Q: Is Textile Engineering easy?

A: It is only a state of mind and depends on the level of effort we put in to do something. Any field is easy if you try and hardest when you don't try.

Q: What is the fee structure of the Textile Engineering courses?

A: The fee of the Textile Engineering course varies from institute to institute. The total fee ranges from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 4 lakh.

Q: How do I ensure that I am enrolling on a genuine institute?

A: While shortlisting colleges, candidates have to ensure that the institute is approved and recognized by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Without the DGCA approval, the licence would not be considered valid. 

Q: Is textile design a good career?

A: Textile design is a good career choice for candidates with an artistic and creative personality.

Q: How difficult is the entrance exam for the Textile Engineering course?

A: The difficulty level can be marked as moderate to tough. The questions would be on the subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and General Awareness. With regular and systematic preparation, it would not be tough to crack the entrance tests for Textile Engineering.

Q: Do the institutes offering the Textile Engineering programs provide placement support as well?

A: Yes, the institutes offer placement support upon the completion of the courses.

Q: What does the job role of a Textile Engineer consist of?

A: Textile Engineering graduates are involved in textile harvesting, which includes production, processing and they work with fibres/fabrics/textile materials in order to improve current textile products and bring out new ones.

Q: What is the average salary of Textile Engineering?

A: The salary would vary on the basis of factors like rank, years of experience, recruiting company and overall performance. On average, the salary may vary from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 6 lakh and above.

Popular Textile Engineering Colleges in India

Following are the most popular Textile Engineering Colleges in India. Learn more about these Textile Engineering colleges (Courses, Reviews, Answers & more) by downloading the Brochure.
3 Courses
2.29 L - 8.47 L
11 - 15.5 LPA

#1 India Today

1.16 L - 1.38 L

#9 The Week

2 Courses
1.42 L - 3.41 L
5.5 - 7 LPA

Top 25 in India

4 Courses
1.54 L - 2 L
3.54 - 4.2 LPA

Top 25 in Tamil Nadu

3.34 L
8.5 LPA

Top 25 in Karnataka

5 Courses
22.85 K - 3.24 L
6.02 - 7.01 LPA

Top 25 in Maharasthra

Popular Private Textile Engineering Colleges in India

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Popular Textile Engineering UG Courses in India

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Popular Textile Engineering PG Courses in India

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Lakshmi Priyanka

2022-02-15 21:42:07

I want to know that my nativity was textile district andrapradesh I want to study B.Tech in Chennai?

Reply to Lakshmi Priyanka


Rahul Airi

Beginner-Level 1

2 weeks ago

Yes, you can totally do it. Look for your dream college in Chennai and the course you're interested in.



Beginner-Level 1

2 weeks ago

Yes you can study in channi.



2022-01-07 15:13:14

I want to know about the fee structure at Shivani College of IT and Management for B.Tech. in Textile Engineering (Part Time).

Reply to Rajithasurepally

Group Captain Vinayak Deodhar

Scholar-Level 18

a month ago

Hello Rajitha Surepally, I am attaching a link that will give you all the required information.
Best wishes to you


Rakesh Mamunuri

2021-12-20 12:09:07

How to take lateral admission in textile tech after completing Diploma?

Reply to Rakesh Mamunuri

Group Captain Vinayak Deodhar

Scholar-Level 18

2 months ago

Hello Rakesh, normally speaking, the admission under lateral admission process is based on marks obtained in the Diploma examination. Dte of tech education of your state will have details of this process. Please go through this. Best wishes to you.



2021-12-21 15:22:18

My son dropped science in 10th. Is he eligible for textile courses?

Reply to Urvi

veenu chhabra

Contributor-Level 6

2 months ago

Yes but mainly the fashion designing courses can be opted for he cannot apply for B.Tech in textile technology or Diploma (not counting the backdoor ways).

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