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Career in Textile Engineering

Engineering is a kind of expertise, which open the doors to many careers. Engineers work with structures, tools, chemicals, metals etc. They repair, modify and build the hardware of life by using their technical skills and scientific principles.

This subject deals with the application of scientific and engineering principles to the design and control of all aspects of fiber, textile, and apparel processes, products, and machinery. It encompasses different areas of engineering such as computer, mechanical, electrical, chemical, instrumentation, electronic and structural engineering.

A textile engineer works with textile materials- fibers, yarns, fabrics, and finishes. Most textile engineers work on product research and development, either improving current textile based products or creating new products. They may also be involved with finding uses for new fibers, yarns, fabrics, or textile finishes.

Career Prospects
Textile engineers have a wider choice to work, and greater variety of jobs opportunities in India as well as in foreign countries. In India, there are two major textile sectors- handloom sector (the unorganized one) and the mechanized sector (organized sector). These both have full growth potential. There are thousands of textiles mills all over the country.
So one who has a degree in Textile Engineering can work as :


  • Process engineer
  • Quality control supervisor
  • Technical Services/Sales Manager
  • Operations Trainee
  • Process Improvement Engineer
  • Medical Textiles Engineer

For diploma courses after 10th

  • Diploma in Textile Technology / Textile Engineering
  • Diploma in Fabrication Technology & Erection Engineering

candidate must have passed 10th board exam successfully with at least 50% marks from recognized board. Various polytechnics offer diploma in various disciplines of engineering. The duration for diploma is 3 years.

For  bachelor’s degree,(B. Eor B. BTech) courses-

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Textile Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Textile Technology 
  • Bachelor of Technology in Textile Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Technology in Carpet & Textile Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Man Made Fiber Technology   

the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with at least 50% marks(60% for IITs) in the science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as compulsory subjects. The duration for the course is 4 years.

For a master's level (M.E / M. Tech) courses-

  • Master of Technology in Textile Chemistry
  • Master of Technology in Textile Technology
  • Master of Engineering in Textile Engineering 

one must complete the bachelor's degree (B.E/B.Tech in branch relevant to Taxtile engineering successfully.  The duration for  the course is 2 years.

Course Fees
The fee varies from college to college, ranging from Rs. 6000 in Government colleges to Rs. 60000 per annum in private institutions. There are many colleges providing this course, some of the names are as IIT Delhi, Govt. Central Textile Institute, Calcutta University college of Technology.

The salary of an entry level textile engineer in the public sector can be in the range of Rs 9,000/- to 12,000/- per month. In private companies, the starting pay is in the range of Rs 12,000/- to Rs 30,000/- per month. A textile engineer with 2-3 years of industrial experience can earn more than Rs 50, 000/- per month + perks and benefits. Fresh graduates with M.tech degree can earn around Rs.20, 000/- to Rs.40, 000/- per month at the starting level.

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