National Textile University

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National Textile University, Pakistan
Emblem of National Textile University
Former names
Institute of Textile Technology since 1959, National College of Textile Engineering (NCTE) affiliated with University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore since 1976
Motto "Innovate and Lead"
Established 1959
Type Public
Rector Prof. Dr. Malik Mumtaz (Acting)
Chancellor President of Pakistan
Academic staff
Undergraduates 1000 students (per annum)
Postgraduates 150 students (per annum)
Location Faisalabad, Punjab,  Pakistan
Colors      Maroon      Blue
Affiliations Pakistan Engineering Council, Higher Education Commission, National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC)
Website National Textile University Official Website

National Textile University, or NTU, is the premier institution of Textile Education in Pakistan. It was formerly known as National College of Textile Engineering (NCTE) affiliated with University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore since 1976. The University campus is spread over an area of more than 62 Acres. The University is located in the outskirts of city of Faisalabad about 12 km from the city center on Sheikhupura road. National Textile University is affiliated with National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). Pakistan had inherited a very weak industrial base in the aftermath of independence. Textile sector was one of the sectors of Pakistani economy, which were in a comparatively better shape than others. Even then it was not enough to produce the number of jobs that could reduce the rampant unemployment rate in the absence of basic infrastructure facilities and a sound industrial base in the country.

Throughout all these years, Pakistan's textile Industry has evolved and developed into a formidable force in steering the nation's economy forward, due to the entrepreneurial spirit of Pakistani industrialists and an established agricultural base in the shape of indigenous Cotton production. Textile sector now accounts for about $12 Billion worth of exports annually, out of Pakistan's total $25 Billion exports. Textile has become a sector which keeps on fetching more and more foreign capital to reinforce fragile Pakistani economy.

The role of National Textile University (formerly, National Institute of Textile Technology, West Pakistan and then National College of Textile Engineering) in propelling Pakistan's Textile Industry in the forward direction is mammoth. It holds the privilege of being a pioneering institution in the field of Textiles, over all these years, this institution has catered for the industry's ever increasing demand of Textile engineers and skilled diploma holders. According to some estimates, 90% of Textile engineers in Pakistan's Textile Industry, identify National Textile University as their alma mater.

Over all these years, Pakistan has seen a major surge in the number of Textile institutions, which offer diverse degree programs in the field of Textiles. A matter of prodigious delight and honor for National Textile University's students and alumni alike is that, even with such a fierce competition, industrial establishment still prefers Textile engineers holding a degree from National Textile University. This reaffirms their trust in the technical and academic prowess of engineering professional from this distinguished institution.


The idea of establishing a Textile Institute of world fame was conceived by a group of visionary industrialists in 1954. To realize this idea the Government of Punjab joined hands with the leading textile industrialists to form an Institute of Textile Technology in Faisalabad (then Lyallpur) and provided sixty-two acres of state owned land free of cost. Kohinoor Industries, Colony Textile Mills, Dawood Foundation and Lyallpur Cotton Mills provided funds to the tune of Rs. 2.5 millions, which were utilized for the construction of building and provision of other infrastructure. The Government of U.K. provided the bulk of equipment and machinery, along with the services of experts under Colombo Plan.Field Marshall Muhammad Ayub Khan, the then President of Pakistan, laid the foundation stone of the Institute, on the 12th of October 1959.

A Board of Trustees, with the Minister of Industries as chairman and nominees of the donor companies as members was constituted to manage the affairs of the Institute. In order to meet the recurring expenses of the Institute was levied by the government on the Textile industry of Pakistan. Later, in 1965, the Institute was granted affiliation by the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, and it was renamed as “National College of Textile Engineering”.

The first batch of graduate engineers was passed out in1966. The most notable have been: rationalizing tuition fees, hiring new faculty at competitive salaries, up gradation of facilities, introduction of semester system and new discipline like Garment Manufacturing. The Federal Cabinet on November 15th, 2002 has upgraded the college as National Textile University.

The President of Pakistan is the Chancellor of the University. Ever since its inception National Textile University has been the premier Institute of textile education in the country, meeting the technical and managerial human resource needs of almost entire textile industry of Pakistan. It always retained a close relationship with the industry and industrialists.

•Establishment of Institute of Textile Technology 1959

•Upgraded as National College of Textile Engineering (NCTE) Affiliated with UET 1976

•Up-gradation of NCTE to NTU Nov,2002


The university is located in Sheikhupura Road, Manawala, Faisalabad, Pakistan.


Faculty of Engineering & Technology[edit]

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences[edit]

Faculty of Sciences[edit]

Faculty of Management Sciences[edit]

Academic programs (degrees awarded)[edit]

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Engineering programs (4 years)[edit]

Non-engineering programs (4 years)[edit]

Postgraduate programs[edit]

Engineering programs[edit]

Non-engineering programs[edit]

Departmental Societies[edit]

  • Spinning Society
  • Society of Textile Chemist
  • Garment Society
  • Knitting Society
  • Weaving Society
  • Computer Science Society
  • Textile Design Society
  • Fashion Design Society
  • Textile Management Society
  • Executive Society

Other Societies[edit]

  • Technical Textile Society
  • Arts & Culture Society
  • Debating Club
  • Literary Society
  • NTU News Latter
  • ASAA
  • Character Building Societies

National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC)[edit]

The BSCS Program of National Textile University (NTU) Faisalabad is accredited as top-ranked (W) category by National Computing Education Accreditation Council (NCEAC), Islamabad, a project of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Govt. of Pakistan. This accreditation decision is performed during the meeting held on 13 July 2012. The department of Computer Science of NTU is the first in Faisalabad region, which has been awarded as a top-ranked (W) category.

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