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National Textile University

The National Textile University (NTU) is the premier institution of textile education in Pakistan.[1] It was formerly known as National College of Textile Engineering affiliated with University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore since 1976.

National Textile University
NTU logo.jpg
Former names
Institute of Textile Technology since 1959, National College of Textile Engineering (NCTE) affiliated with University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore since 1976
Motto"Innovate and Lead"
TypePublic
Established1959
RectorProf. Dr. Tanveer Hussain
ChancellorPresident of Pakistan
Academic staff
100
Undergraduates1000 students (per annum)
Postgraduates150 students (per annum)
LocationFaisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Colors     Maroon      blue
AffiliationsHigher Education Commission (Pakistan), Pakistan Engineering Council
Websitentu.edu.pk
National Textile University

The campus is spread over an area of 62 acres. The university is in the outskirts of city of Faisalabad about 12 km from the city center on Sheikhupura road.[2] National Textile University is accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) (HEC).

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HistoryEdit

The idea of establishing a textile institute was conceived by a group of industrialists in 1954.[3] To realize this idea the government of Punjab joined with textile industrialists to form the Institute of Textile Technology in Faisalabad (then Lyallpur) and provided 62 acres of state owned land free of cost. Kohinoor Industries, Colony Textile Mills, Dawood Foundation and Lyallpur Cotton Mills provided funds to the tune of Rs. 2.5 millions,[3] which were used for the construction of building and provision of other infrastructure. The government of the UK provided the bulk of equipment and machinery, along with the services of experts under the Colombo Plan. Field Marshall Muhammad Ayub Khan, the then president of Pakistan, laid the foundation stone, on 12 October 1959.[3]

A Board of Trustees, with the Minister of Industries as chairman and nominees of the donor companies as members, was constituted to manage the affairs of the institute. In 1965 it was granted affiliation by the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore and it was renamed as National College of Textile Engineering.[3]

The first batch of graduate engineers was passed out in 1966. The Federal Cabinet on November 15, 2002 upgraded the college to National Textile University.[3]

FacultiesEdit

Faculty of Engineering & TechnologyEdit

  • Department of Yarn Manufacturing
  • Department of Weaving
  • Department of Knitting
  • Department of Textile Processing
  • Department of Garment Manufacturing
  • Department of Polymer Engineering
  • Department of Materials & Testing

Faculty of Humanities & Social SciencesEdit

  • Department of Design
  • Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Faculty of SciencesEdit

Faculty of Management SciencesEdit

Degree programsEdit

The disciplines and the degree programs offered by NTU are given below. The regular duration of BS and MS/M Phil degree programs is four and two years, respectively.

Discipline Degree program
BS MS/M Phil
Textile Engineering[4]  Y  Y
Polymer Engineering[5]  Y
Software Engineering[6]  Y
Computer Science[7]  Y  Y
Apparel Merchandizing[8]  Y  Y
Textile Design & Technology[9]  Y
Fashion Design & Technology[10]  Y
Business Administration(BBA)[11]  Y  Y
Textile Management & Marketing[12]  Y
Advanced Materials Engineering[13]  Y
Mathematics[14]  Y

Departmental societiesEdit

  • Spinning Society
  • Society of Textile Chemist
  • Garment Society
  • Knitting Society
  • Weaving Society
  • Computer Science Society
  • Textile Design Society
  • Fashion Design Society
  • Textile Management Society
  • Executive Society
  • Society of Polymer Engineering

Other societiesEdit

  • Technical Textile Society
  • Arts & Culture Society
  • Debating Club
  • The Quran Society
  • Literary Society
  • NTU News Latter
  • ASAA
  • Character Building Societies
  • NTU Iqbal Society (IQS)[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NTU Official Website - Publications Page".
  2. ^ "Google maps of NTU". Google maps. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e "NTU History". NTU Official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  4. ^ "Department Of Textile Engineering". NTU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  5. ^ "Department Of Polymer Engineering". NTU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  6. ^ "Department Of Software Engineering". NTU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  7. ^ "Department Of Computer Science". NTU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  8. ^ "Department Of Apparel Merchandizing". NTU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  9. ^ "Department Of Textile Design & Technology". NTU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  10. ^ "Department Of Fashion Design & Technology". NTU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  11. ^ "Department Of Business Administration". NTU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  12. ^ "Department Of Textile Management & Marketing". NTU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  13. ^ "Department Of Advanced Materials Engineering". NTU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  14. ^ "Department Of Mathematics". NTU official Website. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  15. ^ http://ntu.edu.pk/iqbal-society.php

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