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UG & PG Technical Textile Degree Guidelines Issued

Published: February 25, 2023

The National Technical Textiles Mission Program has provided instructions for updating the existing conventional degree programmes with new technical textiles papers (NTTM). The ministry has given the go-ahead for two guidelines: “general guidelines for grant for internship support in technical textiles (GIST)” and “generic guidelines for enabling of academic institutes in technical textiles- for private and public institutes.” Textiles Secretary Rachna Shah told the press today that the rules were approved at a meeting of the empowered programme committee. The general principles for allowing academic institutions in technical textiles for private and public institutes will permit a new degree in technical textiles for undergrad and postgrad programmes in addition to updating existing courses with new technological textiles-related papers. The The ministry of textiles seeks to create a technological textiles eco-system that includes not only the textile industry but also engineering, agricultural institutes, medical colleges, and fashion institutes. The new standards address specialised training for faculty members in universities and institutions, funding and upgrading of laboratory equipment, and staff training. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rating will also take into account privately supported institutions and governmental funding sources. A full course in technical textiles can be introduced with financial support of up to Rs 20 crore for graduate programmes and Rs 10 crore for undergraduate programmes. A grant of up to Rs 7.5 crore may be provided for the introduction of one required subject and a few options at the UG level by the ministry. . The specialised online education application portal under is the sole place where online applications may be submitted from the date the portal opens (10 January 2023) through 2 March 2023 (17.00 hrs. ), according to a statement. Also Read | Only 8.3% of the RUSA budget forecast for the Ministry of Education was spent in 2021–2022. In the meanwhile, there will be two phases to the general criteria for grant for internship support in technical textiles. Empanelment of qualified organisations will take place in Phase 1, and the internship programme will take place in Phase 2, during which the companies that have been appointed will receive grants of up to Rs 20.000 per student, up to a maximum of 2 months of financing support for the internship term. The appointed businesses and organisations can educate engineers. institutes in the relevant fields at public-funded and privately-funded institutions with NIRF rankings up to 200. Rachna Shah, the textiles secretary, spoke during the meeting and said: “In order to encourage research proposals for the domestic development of technical textiles machinery, tools, equipment, and instruments, the Ministry has also released guidelines that permit participation from private industries. Leading scientific institutions like DRDO and CSIR have also been contacted to request research proposal submissions. The development of guidelines for promoting start-ups in technological textiles is ongoing.” She also mentioned the establishment of an agrotech demonstration centre at Navsari Agricultural University to highlight the benefits of adopting agro-textiles. The Prime Minister’s goal of increasing farmer income is consistent with this. Via conferences, other promotional events both in India and overseas have also been arranged. exhibits, educational tours, buyer-seller gatherings, etc.

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