Chittagong Textile Engineering College, Zorargonj, Chittagong

Chittagong Textile Engineering College
Chittagong Textile Engineering College is one of reputed engineering educational institutes in Bangladesh and operates under the faculty of Science of University of Chittagong . It plays important role in Textile Education in Bangladesh.

The Textile Engineering College is situated by the side of the old DT (Dhaka Trunk) Road passing through Zorargonj Bazar. It was established in the year 1911 as a Peri-patetic Weaving School, which was the result of "SHAWDESHI ANDULLON" during the British regime.

Chittagong Textile Engineering College logo
Fig: Chittagong Textile Engineering College logo
It was transferred to the Dewanpur near entry point of Mohuri Project Road in 1960. In 1980 the course of Peri-patetic Weaving School was up-graded to 2-year certificate course in textile technology, which was named as District Textile Institute.

In 1994 a 3-year Diploma course was introduced in this institution under-Bangladesh Technical Education Board to meet-up the growing demand of mid level technologists. Duration of this course was extended to 4-year from 2001.

Considering the high demand of Textile Engineers for the fast growing textile sector, the government has taken necessary steps to introduce 4-year Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering affiliated to the University of Chittagong, abolishing the Textile Diploma Course from the session 2006-2007.

The college aims to provide textile education to meet the demand for the fast growing textile sector in the region. The Textile Engineering College operates under the administrative control of the Department of Textiles, of the Ministry of Textile & Jute.

Chittagong Textile Engineering College is offering 4-years B.Sc. in Textile Engineering under the University of Chittagong with specialization in
  1. Yarn Manufacturing Technology
  2. Fabric Manufacturing Technology
  3. Wet Processing Technology
  4. Garments Manufacturing Technology
  5. 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
  9. Statistics
  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
  9. Sociology
  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 Chittagong Textile Engineering College 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

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 Chittagong 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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