It gives me immense pleasure in welcoming, on behalf of the entire campus community of UPTTI. The institute is standing of about 101 years, 51 years as UG level and 35 years as post graduate level institute. It has its roots in Dyeing College which was set up 1914 and was renamed as GCTI in 1957 and followed by 2006 as UPTTI. The college laid foundation of modern education in textile and use of textile technological practices in the progress of textile industry in the country. Growth of textile industry in the country has been the outcome of the institution. The Dyeing school got elevated as diploma Textile College. In 1962, it become degree institution and post graduate institution in 1985. Over the years, it has evolved to reach and hold a unique position of pride in the textile education system in India. The institute had rich heritage of past and had its standing as one of the best textile college in the country. The rich tradition of this historic institution combined with brand of modern education system has produced an institution par excellence as UPTTI Kanpur. The institute offers four courses in Textile Technology, Textile Chemistry, Man-made fibre Technology and Textile Engineering; Two M Tech courses in Textile Technology and Textile Chemistry besides PhD degree programs in Textile. The admissions to undergraduate courses are made through a state-wide joint entrance examination Test (UPSEE). Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is prominent component of basis for admission to PG courses and mandatory for award of fellowship. We have total student strength of about 1000, faculty strength of almost 50 including guest faculty and support staff of 100. The faculty of institute is encouraged to undertake sponsored research and industrial consultancy and always looks forward to a healthy and productive interaction with industry.
I take this opportunity to share my experiences after competing one year as Director of institute. Institute has initiated various academic activities such as establishment of Innovation and Incubation Center, Handloom and Handicraft based Skill development center supported by AKTU. Upgradation of infrastructure such as multi-story academic and laboratory building, Multi-purpose hall are under pipeline. Strengthening of library, laboratory and class rooms are also in progress with support of govt. Two new hostels, one for each boys and girls are added last year and two more boy’s hostels are under construction. Renovation work of hostels, old building, roads and quarters is in under progress. Institute campus dedicated with wi-fi and virtual class facility to our students. The academic and extra-curricular activities have been strengthening during last year by organizing workshop on revision of syllabus, Short Term Training Program on Strategic Planning and Management for Technical Institutions, brain storming session on innovative ideas, invited guest lectures, Inter institutional sport meet, Hindi week, fresher’s and annual functions. Institute website is regularly updated and maintained. Presentation on industrial training has got huge success to impart confidence building in the students. Institute has signed MOU with DMSRDE Kanpur and ICAR-CSWRI Avikanagar to carry out collaborative research work on textiles. I take this opportunity to place on record our sincere appreciation to the Chairman, Board of Governor Prof K P Singh for his continued valuable guidance and support. I also thank to Vice Chairman (BoG) & Principal Secretary, Technical Education (Govt. of UP) Mrs. Monika S Garg for providing dynamic leadership and support to achieve goal. I also thank to our faculty members, staff and students for their co-operation and support.
I welcome the newly admitted students to this great educational institution and wish them a memorable, meaningful and rewarding tenure and emerge as world class engineer, technologist, scientist and teacher. I would urge upon them to prove a good human being and worthy citizens of the great country India.
With 101 years of history in producing quality engineers, it has rich Alumni base known as OBA that has significantly contributed in the nation building process. The Alumni of the institute have done exceedingly well in all sphere of life at both national and international levels and brought name and fame for themselves as well as to their Alma Mater.
With best wishes,
Dr D B Shakyawar, Director, Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute, Kanpur 208001