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Updated On - December 27th 2021, Updated By - Pankaj Singh


Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute, Kanpur is a premier textile Institute of North India. Earlier it was known as Government Central Textile Institute. In the Year 1914, it made a modest start. However, in the Year 1937, Govt. Central Textile Institute came into existence in its present form by merger of two premier textile Institute i.e. one at Kanpur and other one at Roorkee.

Four- Year DegreeProgrammes in Textile Technology & Textile Chemistry were started in the year 1958. At First, The Institute was Affiliated to Agra University but in the year 1966 on Establishment of the University in Kanpur it got it Affiliated to Kanpur University.

In the Year 1976, The Institute introduced a Four-Year degree Programme in Manmade Fiber Technology. Later on, in the year 1985 A Three-Year diploma Programmes were shifted to Government Polytechnic Kanpur and Thereafter the Institute has been running graduate & postgraduate programmes with Ph.D. research facilities. In year 2005, The 4thdegree programme in Textile Engineering was added under World Bank aided Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme of Govt. Of India & Govt. Of State of Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute, Kanpur has a Vision to grow as a Global Centre of Excellence in Textile Education and Research forUp-liftment  of industry and society. It also a Mission to produce High Quality Graduates who would be able to cater to the present day industry having cutting edge Technology and to make them able to cope up with the very demanding society with the combination of strong character & knowledge.

Over these many years, the Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute Kanpurhas evolved to reach and hold unique position of pride in the Textile Education System in India.

On 1 & 2 November, 2014 A 100 Years celebration of Institute took place with eminent persons associated with the textile industry of the country.


The Institute has many Infrastructural Facilities. I provides various Workshops Like Weaving workshop, Spinning workshop, Dyeing workshop, Man Made Fiber Technology workshop, Knitting workshop and Mechanical workshop. It provides the Facility of Laboratories such as Testing Lab, Electrical Lab, Mechanical Lab, Information Technology Lab, Chemistry Lab, Physics Lab & Chemical Technology Lab. It also offers other Centralised Facilities and These are Centralized Computing Facility, Internet and  Intranet, Wi-Fi Enabled Campus, Library & Hostels.

Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute has Total of Six Departments. Textile Technology, Textile Chemistry, Man made Fiber Technology, Texting Engineering, Basic Sciences Department & Engineering Departments.

UPTTI, Kanpur Offers Textile Technology, Textile Chemistry, Man Made Fiber Technology & Textile Engineering Courses in Undergraduate Programmes & Textile Technology and Textile Chemistry Courses in Postgraduate Programmes.

The Institute has Qualified Faculty members assigned with various theory subjects prepare course plans using a set format provided by the Institute itself, with giving attention on 'Learning' of the University students. The Faculty delivers lecture through a set of Educational Technology/Tools opted by the Faculty. The lectures lays emphasis on the following :

  • Knowledge content.
  • Utility value- application in real life.
  • Latest Developments.

Interactive Classroom sessions are taken to encourage the students to think independently and inspire their creativity greatly.

Central Library at UPTTI Kanpur has been established to respond effectively, where possible to the knowledge/information needs to Institutes client systems. The Library Building is properly ventilated and air conditioned area. Currently, It has a seating capacity of 100 readers. Library has up-to-date and well balanced collection of over 18000 selected documents including 7000 bound periodicals in the field of Textile Science. Besides currently subscribing to more than 46 Journals, The Institute Library also stocks a collection of reports and dissertation in the field of Textile.

Talking about the Hostels For Students, UPTTI Kanpurhas a well maintained residential environment for learning though theyhave the problems related to the age of buildings and poor power condition in the area. The Institute respect and appreciate individual differences and strive to promote a sense of community among the residents. The Institute has 4 boys Hostel having residential capacity of 350 students approx., And a girl’s Hostel having capacity of 60 students. Also has one Temporary girl’s Hostel with capacity of 30 seats. Each Hostel has its own dining hall, kitchen, reading rooms & other recreational facilities.

Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute Kanpur has set a Training and Placement Cell. Training is arranged for each student after Third year final examinations for six weeks in different textiles Industries by the Institute. Before completion of final year examination, Campus interviews are arranged. Various Textiles Industries from within the country and outside the country visit Institute for conducting campus interviews. Students get 100% placed with attractive salary packages.

  1. Tech, M. Tech & Ph.D. all three have different AdmissionProcedure at Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute Kanpur. B. Tech Admissions take place Through State Entrance Exam (UPSEE) conducted by Uttar Pradesh Technical University. Admissions in M. Tech are given Through Counselling conducted by Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow. And Ph.D. admissions are given Through Written Examination and subsequent RDC conducted by Uttar Pradesh Technical University.

The rich tradition of the historic past combined with brand of modern education system has produced this institution par excellence as UPTTI Kanpur.

TypeGovernment College
DirectorDr. G Nalankilli

Souterganj, Kanpur- 208001,

Uttar Pradesh, India.

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