Pabna Textile Engineering College

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Pabna Textile Engineering College
Type Public Institute
Established 1915 (school) 1994(Diploma) BSc (2006)
Academic affiliation
Bangladesh University of Textiles
Endowment Ministry of Textiles and Jute
Chancellor Abdul Hamid
Principal Md. Alauddin Khalifa
Students 420
Location Pabna, Bangladesh
Nickname PTEC

"Pabna Textile Engineering College" is an famous engineering college located at Pabna, Bangladesh which is affiliated by the Bangladesh University of Textiles.[1] It is the most ancient textile institute. It is also one of the top textile institute among the five textile engineering colleges which are directly controlled by Ministry of Textiles and Jute, Bangladesh.


During the British colonial rule in 1915, a weaving school was established at Pabna to meet textile technician education by offering an artisan-level course. It was named Pabna Government Weaving School. The governor of Bengal visited the institution on 25 January 1926.

It was upgraded to Pabna District Textile Institute in 1980 to offer a two-year certificate course in Textile Technology. In 1994 the institute was promoted to conduct a three-year diploma course in Textile Engineering under the Bangladesh Technical Education Board.

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh upgraded the institution to BSc in Textile Engineering College in 2006 to offer a four-year bachelor's degree in Textile Engineering by affiliation with the University of Rajshahi and renamed it as Pabna Textile Engineering College. Pabna Textile Engineering College is under the "Jute and Textile Ministry" affiliation with the Bangladesh University of Textiles.


Courses of Study

Pabna Textile Engineering College (PTEC) offers following BSc in Textile Technology programs under the Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTex).

  1. BSc in Textile Engineering (Yarn)
  2. BSc in Textile Engineering (Fabric)
  3. BSc in Textile Engineering (Wet Process)
  4. BSc in Textile Engineering (Apparel)

Course Content

The course structure is yearly basis allowing Textile Engineering students to select a broader range of subjects including textile technology, textile engineering as well as management, marketing, industrial law, computer literacy etc.

First Year Second Year
The first-year syllabus consists of pure science in addition to some basic concepts of Textile Engineering.
  1. Physics-1
  2. Physics-2
  3. Chemistry-1
  4. Chemistry-2
  5. Mathematics-1
  6. Mathematics-2
  7. Textile Raw Material-1
  8. Polymer Science
  9. Language English
  10. Business English
  11. Engineering Drawing
  12. Engineering Material and Practices
From second year & onwards students acquire wide range of theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of Textile Technology and Engineering which equip them for future employment. Subject offered in second year are –
  1. Yarn Manufacturing-1
  2. Fabric Manufacturing-1
  3. Wet Processing-1
  4. Garments Manufacturing-1
  5. Fabric Structure and Design
  6. Textile Raw Material-2
  7. Textile Physics-1
  8. Textile Testing and Quality Control-1
  9. Statistics
  10. Elements of Electrical Engineering and Electronics
  11. Elements of Mechanical Engineering
  12. Computer Science & Engineering
Third Year Fourth Year
Subjects offered in third year are –
  1. Yarn Manufacturing-2(Short staple)
  2. Yarn Manufacturing-3(Long staple)
  3. Fabric Manufacturing-2(weaving)
  4. Fabric Manufacturing-3(Knitting & non-woven)
  5. Wet Processing-2(Dyeing)
  6. Wet Processing-3(Printing & Finishing)
  7. Garments Manufacturing-2(Assembling & Finishing)
  8. Garments Manufacturing-3(Fashion & Design)
  9. Textile Physics-2
  10. Textile Testing and Quality Control-2
  11. Industrial Management
In the fourth or final year students have to choose group of subjects for specialization. Subjects offered in fourth year are –
  1. Advanced Yarn / Fabric / Wet processing / Garments Manufacturing/ Physiological aspect of Clothing
  2. Special Yarn / Fabric / Wet processing / Garments Manufacturing/ Fashion Marketing
  3. Utility services and Maintenance of Textile Machinery/ Fashion illustration & collection
  4. Application of Computer in Textile
  5. Textile Testing and Quality Control-3
  6. Production Planning and Control
  7. Accounting 08. Marketing
  8. Project Work
  9. Industrial Attachment
  10. Comprehensive Viva


Total Credit : 144


420 students are enrolled at the college. Of these, around 20% are female.


Admission procedure is controlled by the Department of Textiles, Bangladesh. Students who have passed Higher Secondary (School) Certificate (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 embassies in Bangladesh to the Ministry of Education, enclosing evidence of examinations passed and a transcript of academic records.

Career prospects[edit]

The majority of textile graduates take up posts in the textile manufacturing industry as process or plant managers, development engineers or technologists. Graduates have found employment in the areas of production management, design, textile testing and Quality Assurance, new product development, purchasing, commercial banks and customs.


Workshop and laboratories at the Pabna Textile Engineering College are equipped with the required machinery and equipment.

Yarn manufacturing laboratory[edit]

The 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]

The 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, mercerising, dyeing, printing and finishing and students are able to gain knowledge of wet processing technology. It has the facility for dyeing material as fibre, yarn and fabric and various styles of printing. It has computerised data colour system, gas chromatography and mass spectrometer, light fastness and other quality control equipment required to ensure quality dyeing and finishing.

The wet processing laboratory has expanded. A new building named Dyeing Building has been completed.

Garments and fashion design laboratory[edit]

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

Testing laboratory[edit]

The testing laboratory can 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 computer laboratory provides practical opportunities for forty students at a time. Use of the Internet is available for teachers and students.

Electrical laboratory[edit]

The 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 tools for carpenters.

Accommodation facilities[edit]

There is 3 Residential Hall facilities for both male and female students. 2 male hostel and 1 female hostel are there in the campus premises. Both of them are two storeyed high quality building.

Digitalization of PTEC[edit]

Although the institute was upgraded to Pabna Textile Engineering College in 2006, there were few digital facilities. In 2010 Farhad in association with Iqbal and Asadullah students of Pabna Textile Engineering College digitised the institute. Area of their work included an official website, Wi-Fi facilities, and projector facilities.

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