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Careers in Textile industry
Careers in Textile industry


The Textile and Apparel industry offers a range
The modern textile industry offers a broad range of career opportunities. In India, textiles is next to agriculture in terms of size and job opportunities.

Textiles is one of the oldest industries in India. It contributes to the economy of the country in a major way and provides thousands of jobs, both skilled and unskilled. It is the second largest employment generator after agriculture and  majorly contributes to exports. It is also one of the largest in the world and has a very large raw materials and manufacturing base.

It comprises of growing, spinning, weaving, finishing and manufacturing apparel.  A wide variety of fibers  are used, from natural fibers like cotton, jute, silk and wool to man made fibers like polyester, acrylic and blends.

Exports of textiles from India reached US$ 39.20 billon in 2018. There is a strong  domestic demand and demand for textile exports. The future of textile industry appears to be very promising.

Bachelor’s Programs

Fashion Technology
Fashion Designing
Accessory Design
Textile Design
Apparel and Fashion Designing
Clothing Management
Leather Designing

Textile Engineering
Apparel Merchandising
Khadi Production and Designing

Post Graduate Programs
M.Tech Textile Engineering
Master’s Clothing and Textile
Fashion Management
Fashion Technology
Apparel and Fashion Technology

Post Graduate Diploma
Fashion Designing
Textile Chemistry
Textile Designing

Textile Management
Apparel Management
Retain Management
Apparel Merchandising
Fashion Designing

Fashion Technology
Textile and Clothing

Textile and Apparel Designing
Fashion Technology
Textile Chemistry
Fabric and Apparel Science

Diplomas before and after 10th Class
Dress Making
Fashion Designing and Technology
Textile, Garment Testing and Quality Control
Quality Control Executive
Apparel and Manufacturing Technology
Textile Chemistry
Fashion and Apparel Designing
Hand Embroidery
Fashion Styling
Fashion Designing and Boutique Management
Computer aided Textile Designing
Designing and Dress Making

Institutions offering programs in this field
National Institute of Fashion Technology
Rajasthan Technical University
Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University
Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda
Tamil Nadu Open University
Rai University
Pacific University, Udaipur

Some links to explore

Textile Research Associations in India
Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association (Atira)
Bombay Textile Research Association, Mumbai
South India Textile Research Association, Coimbatore
South India Textile Research Association, Ghaziabad