Pabna Textile Engineering College

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Pabna Textile Engineering College (PTEC)
Bengali: পাবনা বয়ন প্রকৌশল মহাবিদ্যালয়
Motto "Dedicated for Developing Textiles"
Established 1915 become college in 2006
Type Public
Endowment Bangladesh University of Textiles
Principal Md. Abdul Mannan
Students 320
Location Shalgaria, Pabna-6600
Nickname PTEC

Pabna Textile Engineering College (Bengali:পাবনা টেক্সটাইল ইন্জিনিয়ারিং কলেজ) is the best reputed engineering college located at Pabna, Bangladesh which is affiliated by the Bangladesh University of Textiles.


During the British colonial rule in 1915, a weaving school was established at Pabna to meet Textile technician education by offering artisan level course. It was named Pabna Govt. Weaving School. The Governor of Bengal of the then British Government visited this institution on 25 January 1926. It was upgraded to Pabna District Textile Institute in 1980 to offer two years certificate course in Textile Technology. In 1994 this institute was promoted to conduct three years Diploma course in Textile Engineering under Bangladesh Technical Education Board. The Prime Minister of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh decided to upgrade this institution to B.Sc. in Textile Engineering College in 2006 to offer four Years Bachelor Degree in Textile Engineering by affiliation with the University of Rajshahi and renamed it as Pabna Textile Engineering College.At present Pabna Textile Engineering College under the "Jute and Textile ministry" affiliation with The "Bangladesh University of Textiles" .


The first year syllabus consists of pure science in addition to some basic concepts of textile engineering.

From the second year onwards, students acquire a wide range of theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of textile engineering which equip them for future employment.

In third year students become capable to acquire the full knowledge about Textile Engineering.

In the fourth or final year students have to choose groups of subjects for specialization. These include

  1. Yarn Manufacturing
  2. Fabric Manufacturing (Weaving and Knitting)
  3. Wet Processing
  4. Garments Manufacturing
  5. Fashion and Design

They also undertake project work, have an industrial attachment(internship) and must take a comprehensive viva.


At present approximately 400 students are enrolled at the college. Of these, around 20% are female.


Admission procedure is controlled by Department of Textiles, Bangladesh. Students who have passed HSC or equivalent exam can apply for admission. Admission is run once a year, generally November to December.

Foreign students[edit]

Foreign students must apply well in advance through their respective embassies in Bangladesh to the Ministry of Education, enclosing evidence of examinations passed and a transcript of academic records.

Career prospects[edit]

The technological knowledge and skills of textile engineers are highly valued by textile manufacturing companies. The majority of textile graduates take up posts in the textile manufacturing industry as process or plant managers, development engineers or technologists. Recent graduates have found employment in the areas of production management, design, textile testing and quality assurance, new product development, purchasing, commercial banks and customs. At present there is a huge demand for textile engineers in Bangladesh.


Workshop and laboratories at the Pabna Textile Engineering College are equipped with the latest machinery and equipment of international standard.

Yarn manufacturing laboratory[edit]

This laboratory provides practical knowledge regarding the yarn preparing technology both short staple (cotton) and long staple (jute). The laboratory facilities includes both conventional and modern machinery with new technology like open-end spinning and air jet spinning.

Weaving laboratory[edit]

The laboratory has the facility to weave cotton, synthetic and jute fabric including tappet, dobby and jacard loom hand operated looms, ordinary power looms, automatic power looms and modern looms with CAD systems. Modern looms include air-jet looms, rapier looms with electronic jacquard and projectile looms.

Knitting laboratory[edit]

This laboratory is equipped with both warp and weft knitting machinery. Warp knitting machinery includes both raschel and tricot machine and weft knitting machine include circular (single jersey, interlock, rib, jacquard) and flat knitting machines.

Wet processing laboratory[edit]

This laboratory includes machinery for singeing, desizing, mercerizing, dyeing, printing and finishing and students are able to gain a thorough knowledge of wet processing technology. It has the facility for dyeing material as fibre, yarn and fabric and various style of printing. It also has computerized data colour system, gas chromatography and mass spectrometer, light fastness and other quality control equipment required to ensure high quality dyeing and finishing.

Wet processing laboratory is expanded recently. A new building named Dyeing Building is recently completed, is the best dyeing lab among Textile Engineering Colleges in Bangladesh. Most recent and modern machines are placed there.

Garments and Fashion Design Laboratory[edit]

The garments laboratory is equipped with all the types of cutting, sewing and finishing machinery used in the garment industry. It is also equipped with Lectra CAD-CAM system for computerized marker making, cutting and garments dyeing, washing and embroidery.

Testing laboratory[edit]

The testing laboratory is one of the best in the country and has the facility to test fibres, yarn and fabric. The conventional and modern testing equipment include an evenness tester, Classimat, single yarn strength tester, multifunctional Superba tester, HFT and electronic microscope.

Computer laboratory[edit]

A well equipped computer laboratory provides practical opportunities for forty students at a time. Use of the Internet is available for teachers and students.

Electrical laboratory[edit]

This laboratory gives students the chance to become acquainted with electronic and electrical technology. It is equipped with pneumatic and electro-pneumatic control systems.

Physics laboratory[edit]

The physics laboratory is equipped with machinery and equipment suitable for graduate students.

Chemistry laboratory[edit]

The chemistry laboratory is suitable for forty students at a time to undertake practical work.

Engineering workshop[edit]

The engineering workshop is equipped with lathes, universal strength testers, shaping machines, cutting machines, drilling machines, welding machines, circular saws and various types of tools for carpenters.

Digitalization of PTEC[edit]

Although this institute was upgraderd to Pabna Textile Engineering College in 2006, there was very less digital facilities. Government had enough budget and projects but nothing improved due to shortage of trained persons. Recently in 2010 Farhad in association with Iqbal and Asadullah students of Pabna Textile Engineering College worked hard to digitize this educational institute. Area of their works (not limited to) Official Website Design, Wi-Fi facilities, projector facilities, influencing other students to be digitalized. Official regulation by Project Director Mohisinul Alom (Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Textile and Jute, Bangladesh) and Principal Md. Abdul Mannan.

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