Department of Textile and Fibre Engineering, IIT Delhi
Department of Textile and Fibre Engineering 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. 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, Shinshu University, Japan, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam and NCSU of USA leading to mutually rewarding activities.