ON TECHNICAL TEXTILES
Institute of Technology Delhi is one of the
seven Institutes of Technology created as centres
of excellence for higher training, research and development
in science, engineering and technology in India, the
others being at Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai, Mumbai,
Guwahati and Roorkee.
The Textile Technology Department enjoys a special
status in the country and has the distinction of being
the only Textile Technology Department among the seven
IITs. The Department aims to achieve excellence in
education in Textile Technology through continuous
upgradation of textile syllabi, conducting fundamental
research in established and emerging technologies
as well as applied/developmental research by closely
interacting with the industry and thus provides highly
competent technical manpower for the industry, R&D
organisations and academic institutes.
The Department offers broad-based undergraduate and
post-graduate programmes with various specializations
in order to prepare the students for the career of
their choice. Today, there are about 160 students
studying for their B.Tech degree, about 70 students
pursuing the M.Tech programmes and 25 research students
registered for doctoral degree. As the result of careful
planning and decades of development, the Department
has risen to a position of international eminence.
It has been actively interacting with the industry
for well over a decade. Today the Department has achieved
a preeminent status not only in teaching but also
in sponsored research and industrial consultancy.
Over the period of time, considerable work has been
carried by the faculty of the department in the field
of nonwovens which resulted in several important publications
in the international journals and technical reports.
The department has been interacting with the industry
closely on most of the technological developments.