Begumgonj Textile Engineering College, Noakhali

Begumgonj Textile Engineering College, Noakhali is one of the famous textile engineering college in Bangladesh and operates under the Bangladesh University of Textiles. It plays important role in Textile Education in Bangladesh. Its Educational Constitution is under the University of Chittagong, Science Faculty. 
Textile Engineering College, Noakhali

Historical Background

During the British colonial rule from 1911 to 1929, 33 peripatetic weaving schools were established in East Bengal to meet the requirements for a textile technician by offering an artisan-level six-month course. Begumgonj Textile Engineering College, Noakhali is one of them; it was established in 1918. In 1968 it was upgraded to District Weaving School offering a one-year course and in 1981 District Textile Institute offering a two-year certificate course in textile technology. But the certificate course was not acceptable to the industry.

In 1993 a three-year Diploma course was introduced under Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) which was treated as a milestone for the textile education. The duration of this course was extended to four years in 2001.

To meet the challenge of increasing demand of new sophisticated and latest technology, the government decided to upgrade the institute to B.Sc. In textile engineering, the college was upgraded in 2007 to offer B.Sc. in textile engineering course affiliated by the University of Chittagong. Now it is under of Bangladesh University of Textiles.


The college offers four-year B.Sc. in Textile Engineering program with specialization in
  1. Yarn Manufacturing Technology
  2. Fabric Manufacturing Technology
  3. Wet Processing Technology
  4. Apparel Manufacturing Technology
  5. Fashion & Design Technology
Courses by year

First Year

The first-year syllabus consists of pure science in addition to some basic concepts of Textile Engineering.
  1. Physics-1
  2. Physics-2
  3. Chemistry-1
  4. Chemistry-2
  5. Mathematics-1
  6. Mathematics-2
  7. Textile Raw Material-1
  8. Polymer Science
  9. Language English
  10. Business English
  11. Engineering Drawing
  12. Engineering Material and Practices
Second Year

From second-year and onward, students acquire wide range of theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of Textile Engineering which equip them for future employment. Subject offered in second year are:
  1. Yarn Manufacturing-1
  2. Fabric Manufacturing-1
  3. Wet Processing-1
  4. Garments Manufacturing-1
  5. Fabric Structure and Design
  6. Textile Raw Material-2
  7. Textile Physics-1
  8. Textile Testing and Quality Control-1
  9. Statistics
  10. Elements of Electrical Engineering and Electronics
  11. Elements of Mechanical Engineering
  12. Computer Science & Engineering

Third Year

Subjects offered in third year:
  1. Yarn Manufacturing-2 (Short staple)
  2. Yarn Manufacturing-3 (Long staple)
  3. Fabric Manufacturing-2 (Weaving)
  4. Fabric Manufacturing-3 (Knitting & non-woven)
  5. Wet Processing-2 (Dyeing)
  6. Wet Processing-3 (Printing & Finishing)
  7. Garments Manufacturing-2 (Assembling & Finishing)
  8. Garments Manufacturing-3 (Fashion & Design)
  9. Textile Physics-2
  10. Textile Testing and Quality Control-2
  11. Industrial Management

Fourth Year

In the fourth- or final-year students have to choose group of subjects for specialization. Subjects offered in fourth year:
  1. Advanced Yarn / Fabric / Wet Processing / Garments Manufacturing/ Physiological Aspect of Clothing
  2. Special Yarn / Fabric / Wet Processing / Garments Manufacturing/ Fashion Marketing
  3. Utility services and Maintenance of Textile Machinery/ Fashion Illustration & Collection
  4. Application of Computer in Textile
  5. Textile Testing and Quality Control-3
  6. Production Planning and Control
  7. Accounting
  8. Marketing
  9. Project Work
  10. Industrial Attachment
  11. Comprehensive Viva
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 Begumgonj 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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