Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute (Earlier known as Government Central Textile Institute), Kanpur is a premier textile institute of North India. It made a modest start in 1914. However, in 1937, Govt. Central Textile Institute came into existence in its present form by merger of two premier textile institutes i.e., one at Kanpur and the other at Roorkee, Department of Textile Technology, Thomson Civil Engineering College of Roorkee and two diploma programs were started therein.
In the year 1958 four-year degree Programs in Textile Technology & Textile Chemistry were started. Initially and the Institute was affiliated to Agra University but on establishment of the University in Kanpur in the year 1966, it got affiliated to Kanpur University. In the year 1976 the institute pioneered in starting a four-year degree programme in Manmade Fibre Technology. Later on, three-year diploma Programmes were shifted to Government Polytechnic Kanpur in the year1985 and thereafter the institute has been running graduate and postgraduate Programmers with Ph.D. research facilities. The 4th degree programme in Textile Engineering was added under World Bank aided Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme of Government of India and Government of State of Uttar Pradesh in 2005.
|Programs||Year of inception||Sanctioned intake|
|B.Tech Textile Technology||1958||40|
|B.Tech Textile Chemistry||1958||60|
|B.Tech Man Made Fibre Technology||1976||60|
|B.Tech Textile Engineering||2005||40|
|M.Tech Textile Technology||1988||12|
|M.Tech Textile Chemistry||2005||18|
First time: 3 years with effect from 12/12/2003
Second time: 3 years with effect from 19/07/2008
Third time: 3 years with effect from 30/06/2019
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