- In the year 1933 i.e. 89 years ago, the Textile Industry was progressing in-full swing in city like Mumbai, and Ahmedabad, many other industries were not even born, in that pre-independence era.
- It was the time Sir Vitthal Chandavarkar(The V.C. of University of Mumbai and also the Chairman of Mill Owners` Association ) and his industrialists friends donated 200 lakhs for creation of an educational and research institute catering to the need of Textile industry and that’s how this ICT, then called as University Department of Chemical Technology, under the wings of Mumbai University.
- Established with two disciplines: Department of Fibres and Textile Processing Technology (FTPT, formerly known as Textile Chemistry) and Chemical Engineering .
- Degrees offered were B.Sc. Tech (Textile Chemistry) & B.Sc. Tech (Chemical Engineering)
- Department is in existence from inception of UDCT under the wings of Mumbai University i.e. year 1933
- 89 years of Glorious past
- Name changed from Textile chemistry to Fibres and Textile Processing Technology in the year 1998 with 4 year B.Tech Degree in alignment with national policy.
- This unique undergraduate course has been designed for students to explore a specialized area in Textile Wet Processing.
- The department is recognized as Centre of Advanced studies in “Physicochemical aspects of Textile, Fibres, Polymers and Dyes” presently in Phase VIII, since 1962.
Government bodies sponsoring projects include CSIR, UGC, DBT, FIST-DST, MODROBS & MoT
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) of Textile Department
PEO1: To prepare a professionals in Textile technology along with the knowledge of recent developments to be absorbed in Academia, Research Institutes in India and abroad along with Entrepreneurship skills.
PEO2: To encourage students to understand, create and progress in their profession and create inquisitiveness to achieve greater goals in life in the form of higher education or impart public awareness at grass root levels.
PEO3: To promote research, technology and products related to fibres and textile science and engineering, thus providing technological intelligence to the society at large.
PEO4: To profess social and environmental awareness of textile technology which will have a great impact on job availability, industrial research and global scientific environment.
Engineering Graduates will be able to:
- Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineeringfundamentals, and knowledge in specialized field of Fibres and Textile Processing Technology to the solution of complex Textile and apparel industrial problems.
- Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complexTextile and Apparel chemical technological problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences including Fibres and Textile Processing technology.
- Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex Fibres and Textile Processing technology related problems anddesign system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
- Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and researchmethods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions which can be used for constructing solutions to the problems.
- Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modernengineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex Fibres and Textile Processing technology related activities with an understanding of the limitations.
- The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assesssocietal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the Fibres and Textile Processing technology practice.
- Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutionswith respect to Fibres and Textile Processing technology, in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
- Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms ofthe engineering practice.
- Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader indiverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
- Communication: Communicate effectively on complex technological activities with reference to Fibres and Textile Processing Technology, with the engineeringcommunity and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
- Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theengineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
- Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage inindependent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)
- Instill in the student enthusiasm and motivation to go for advance studies and research so that they could develop themselves into Academician and Research scientists making positive contribution to generation and dissemination of new knowledge.
- With increased interaction with the diverse industry and upcoming varied segments of Technical Textiles, create a thirst among the students to plan for innovative start- up or career options taking advantage of the fast developing Indian economy.
- Develop a confident graduate who can offer solutions to the shop floor complex problems in Fibre to garment textile processing field.