Centre issues norms for technical textiles degree programmes in UG, PG

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New Delhi : The central government on Thursday issued guidelines to enable new undergraduate and postgraduate technical textile degree programs and update existing conventional degree programs with new papers in technical textiles for private and public institutes.

According to the ministry, a donation of up to 20,000 per month will be paid to the listed companies for providing internship to B.Tech students of relevant department/specialization in public/private institutes under GIST guidelines.

Textiles Secretary Rachna Shah said in a press briefing that the move will help in creating quality manpower, especially industry-trained engineers and professionals and highly skilled workers to enhance academia-industry linkages both in the production and application areas of technical textiles. of technical textiles.

The guidelines cover funding for upgradation/enhancement of laboratory equipment, training of lab staff and specialized training of faculty members of concerned departments/specializations of universities/institutes in the case of undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) degrees. program

“It will cover public-funded institutions and private institutions having NIRF ranking. Assistance for launching full courses in technical textiles can be up to 20 crores for PG courses and 10 crores at UG level. At the UG level, by introducing one compulsory subject and a few electives, a grant of up to 7.5 crore can be made,” it said.

The Ministry of Textiles has cleared two guidelines – ‘General Guidelines for Activation of Academic Institutes in Technical Textiles for Private and Public Institutes’ and ‘General Guidelines for Grants for Internship Support in Technical Textiles (GIST)’. Flagship program of National Technical Textile Mission.

The clearance was given in the Empowered Program Committee (EPC) meeting.

Ministry of Textiles wants to develop eco-system in technical textiles not only in textile sector but also other branches of engineering like civil, mechanical, electronics etc., agricultural institutes, medical colleges, fashion institutes.

“The guidelines will emphasize building an effective and world-class knowledge ecosystem to make India a world leader in technical textiles over the next decade. India will take a giant leap in cutting edge research, manufacturing and innovative applications related to technical textiles driven by highly educated and skilled professionals,” it said.

Implementation of the General Guidelines for Grants for Internship Support for Technical Textiles (GIST) will be conducted in two phases.

Listed industries/institutions can provide training to engineering institutes in the respective discipline in government-funded institutes and in private institutes up to NIRF ranking 200.

“This step will help in creating quality manpower, especially industry-trained engineers and professionals and highly skilled manpower in the production and application of technical textiles as well as enhancing academia-industry linkages in the field of technical textiles,” the statement said.

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