Department of Textile Technology, IIT Delhi
Department of Textile Technology at IIT Delhi is one of the oldest and most prestigious colleges offering Textile Education in India. It has the distinction of being the only Textile Department in the IIT system and hence has a leadership role. It offers one UG program in Textile Technology and three PG programs in Textile Chemical Processing, Textile Engineering and Fiber Science & Technology, besides offering the Doctoral program. Alumni of the department are holding senior positions of responsibility in Indian industry and are employed as teachers and researchers in various organisations round the country.
Teaching and research activities in the department focus on niche and futuristic areas including new manufacturing technologies, Smart textiles, Nanotechnology, Eco friendly processing and Biotextiles. Engineering of functional apparel such as medical clothing, pressure garments, extreme cold weather clothing and bullet proof vests are important areas of current research.
The department has active interaction with several global institutes such as the University of Bolton, UK and the University of Liberec, Czech Republic, in terms of fellowships and internships as well as faculty exchange and joint research. An EU project involving EPFL, Switzerland, Uppsala, Sweden, RWTH, Aachen and UC, London is carrying out research in Tissue Engineering. The department has strong interactions with Institute of Natural Fibers, Poznan, CSIRO Fibres and Textiles Technology, Melbourne, CNR-ISMAC, Biela and Politecnico di Milano, Shinshu University, Japan, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam and NCSU of USA leading to mutually rewarding activities.
World University of Design, Haryana
World University of Design (WUD) is established at Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Sonipat, Haryana - a hub of educational institutions of eminence in India, to accelerate the take-up of design in industrial and innovation activities at regional and national level. Established in 2018, under the Haryana Private University Act 2006, WUD has the right to confer degrees under section 2(f) and 22(l) of the UGC Act. WUD offers trans-disciplinary education with a design foundation at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level in Architecture, Design, Fashion, Communication, Visual arts & Management. Equipped with the largest portfolio of design courses in India, the university offers a number of cutting edge programs.
WUD has the distinction of being the youngest university to be awarded a design and innovation capacity building grant under the ERASMUS plus programme of the EU. WUD will be working with a consortium of international partner universities including Brunel University, UK; Politecnico di Milano, Italy; University of Agean, Greece and IIITD Delhi. WUD has already established international collaborations with leading education institutions like Vancouver Film School & Emily Carr University (Canada); University of Huddersfield & Oxford Brookes University (UK); ENSAIT and Academie Charpentier (France); and College of Creative Studies, Michigan (USA). WUD is a also member of Cumulus, the international body of design institutions. WUD has a mission to grow into a centre of excellence and a vibrant hub for design education in the country.
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
PSG College of Technology, founded by the PSG & Sons' Charities Trust (1926, 90 Years of Service) is an autonomous, ISO 9001:2000 certified institution approved by AICTE and affiliated to Anna University. It was established in the year 1951 in the same campus of PSG Industrial Institute for effective industry-institute interaction. Department of Textile Technology at PSG College of Technology was started in the year 1965 and has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 5 decades.
The department is well known for its industry-institute interaction as well as pursuing fundamental and applied research. It has received funding from various Government agencies like Ministry of Textiles, DST, AICTE, DRDO. The Textile Technology Department has bagged the ELICO mentor award for Best Industry Linked Engineering Institute by AICTE-CII for the year 2015. The Departments of Textile Technology and Automobile Engineering with Rupees 45 Crore funding from the Ministry of Textiles and PSG Management have set up a Centre of Excellence on Industrial/Home Textiles. The growth of the department owes much to the staunch support of alumni, industry and committed faculty.