Abdur Rab Serniabat Textile Engineering College, Barisal (ARSTEC)

Abdur Rab Serniabat Textile Engineering College, Barisal is a government Textile Engineering College. It’s nick name ARSTEC. ARSTEC has started its educational propggram at 2011.  It plays important role in Textile Education in Bangladesh.

Barisal Textile Institute was established in 1980 as a "District Textile Institute" offering 2 year Certificate in Textile Technology course. In 1993-94 The District Textile Institute was again upgraded to Barisal Textile Institute offering 3 year Diploma course in Textile Technology.

In order to meet the challenge of increasing demand of new sophisticated & latest technology the Government of Bangladesh decided to upgrade this institute to B.Sc. Textile Engineering College and offer 4 years Bachelor degree in textile engineering and renamed it to Abdur Rab Serniabat Textile Engineering College. Latest machineries of different laboratories and Textile related books in our library help the students to acquire knowledge of modern technology worthy.

ARSTEC is offering 4-years B.Sc. in Textile Engineering under the University of Dhaka with specialization in

- Yarn Manufacturing Technology
- Fabric Manufacturing Technology
- Wet Processing Technology
- Garments Manufacturing Technology
- Fashion & Design Technology (Proposed)

First Year

The first year syllabus consists of pure science in addition to some basic concept of textile engineering.

1.Physics - 1
2.Physics - 2
3.Chemistry - 1
4.Chemistry - 2
5.Mathematics - 1
6.Mathematics - 2
7.Textile Raw Materials - 1
8.Introduction to textile engineering
9.Polymer Science
10.Engineering Drawing
11.Engineering materials and practices

Second Year

From second year and onwards students acquire wide range of theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of textile engineering which equip then for future employment subject offered in second year are.

1.Yarn manufacturing(Short and long staple)
2.Fabric manufacturing ( Preparatory and weaving)
3.Wet Processing (Pretreatment and Dyeing)
4.Garments manufacturing - 1(Preparatory)
5.Fabric structure and design
6.Textile Raw materials - 2
7.Textile physics - 1
8.Textile testing and quality control - 1
10.elements of electrical engineering and electronics
11.Elements of Mechanical engineering and machine design
12.Computer Science

Third Year

1.Yarn manufacturing - 2
2.Fabric manufacturing - 2
3.Wet Processing - 2
4.Garments manufacturing - 2
5.Textile physics - 2
6.Textile testing
7.Quality control - 2
8.Industrial psychology and management
10.Application of computer in Textile.

Fourth Year

In the fourth or final year students have to choose group of subjects for specialization.

1.Advanced yarn ( Fabric/wet processing/Garments manufacturing)
2.Special Yarn (Fabric/wet processing/garments manufacturing)
3.Utility services and maintenance of textile machinery
4.Textile testing and quality control
5.Production planning and control
6.Industrial economics, Accounting and marketing
7.Project work
8.Industrial attachment
9.Comprehensive Viva

In addition to the above subjects every student of final year has to perform a project work, industrial training for two months and to appear before a comprehensive viva-voce. Academic performance of the students should be evaluated by continuous assessment and annual theoretical & practical examinations.

Admission to ARSTEC is highly competitive and needs a high academic attainment at the S.S.C and H.S.C level. Selection of the students for admission is made through admission test of 200 marks and considering GPA of SSC and HSC (Details in Notice board) student get chance to take admission according to merit.

The entry requirements for admission test are as follows:

01. Students must be Bangladeshi by birth.
02. Passed SSC (Science) with GPA 3.50 (without 4th subject) from any discipline.
03. Passed HSC (Science) or equivalent exam of the current academic year obtaining at least GPA 3.5 and on an average at least GP 4.00 but individually not below grade point 3.0 in physics, chemistry and mathematics.

Following rules applicable for the students of O level and A level

01. Must pass in B grade on a average in five subjects.
02. In the A level examination the students must have B grade in mathematics, physics and chemistry.
03. No D Grade will be allowed in any subject. 

Career prospects

The technological knowledge and skills of Textile engineers are highly valued by textile manufacturing companies. The industry realizes that its future depend upon the quality of its technology and managers, because the quality of product and productivity play the vital role for exporting garments. Our graduates play a great role in quality production & management. As a result export in garments sector nowadays reached about 76% of the total export of the country. The majority of textile graduates take up posts in the Textile Manufacturing Industry as Process or Plant Managers, Development Engineers or Technologists. Recent graduates have found employment in the areas of Production Management, Design, Textile Testing & Quality Assurance, New Product Development, Buying House, Commercial Banks, Customs etc. At present there is a huge demand of textile engineers in Bangladesh.


Workshop and laboratories of the Abdur Rab Serniabat Textile Engineering College are equipped with latest machinery and equipments which is comparable to any international standard.

Yarn manufacturing laboratory
This laboratory provides practical knowledge regarding the yarn preparing technology both short staple (cotton) and long staple (Jute). The laboratory facilities includes both conventional and modern machinery with new technology like open-end spinning, air jet spinning etc.

Weaving laboratory
The laboratory has the facility to weave cotton, synthetic and jute fabric including tappet, dobby and jacard loom hand operated loom, ordinary power loom, automatic power loom and modern loom with CAD system. Modern looms include air-jet loom, rapier loom with electronic jacquard, projectile looms.

Knitting laboratory
This laboratory is equipped with both warp and weft knitting machinery. Warp knitting machinery includes both raschel and tricot machine and weft knitting machine include circular (single jersey, interlock, rib, jacquard) and flat knitting machine.

Wet processing laboratory
This laboratory includes machinery of singeing, desizing, mercerizing, dyeing, printing and finishing. Student are able to achieve detail idea about total wet processing technology from this laboratory. This laboratory has the facility of dyeing material as fibre, yarn and fabric form and various style of printing. Also this laboratory has computerized data colour system, Gas Chromato-graphy & Mass Spectrophotometer, light fastness & other quality control equipments required to ensure dyeing & finishing quality.light fastness & other quality control equipments required to ensure dyeing & finishing quality.

Garments laboratory
Garments laboratory is equipped with all type of cutting, sewing & finishing machinery used in garments industry. This laboratory is also equipped with Lectra CAD-CAM System for computerized marker making & cutting and garments dyeing, washing & embroidery machine.

Testing laboratory
Testing laboratory is one of the richest laboratory in the country and has the testing facility to test fibre, yarn and fabric. Almost all sorts to textile test can be performed here. This laboratory has conventional and modern testing machine including Evenness Testing, Classimat, Single Yarn Strength Tester, Multifunctional Superba Tester, HFT and Electronic Microscope.

Computer laboratory
To build up the students for the new millennium well equipped computer laboratory provides the facility to get practical of 40 students at a time. We have also facilities to use internet for teachers & Students.

Electrical laboratory
This laboratory gives the idea to the students about electronic & electrical technology. This laboratory is also equipped with pneumatic and Electro-pneumatic control system.

Physics laboratory
The physics laboratory is equipped with machinery and equipments suitable for graduate students.

Chemistry laboratory
Chemistry laboratory is suitable for getting practical of 40 students at a time.

Engineering workshop
Engineering workshop is equipped with lathe machine, Universal strength tester, shaping machine, cutting machine, drill machine, welding machine, circular saw and various types of tools for carpentes.
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