Looking to revive the distressed knitting/spinning and textile industry in city, GNDU has begun with a series of workshops, lectures and introduced new courses in collaborations with industry experts to train and create skilled workforce for the textile industry. The Department of Apparel and Textile Technology (DATT) of Guru Nanak Dev University is working under Ministry of Textile, GOI’s, National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM), which aims to drive four key components under technical textiles – research, innovation and development; promotion and market development; education, skilling and training; and export promotion.
“One of the major factors affecting the growth of technical textiles in the country is the lack of quality manpower, specially technically educated and trained engineers and professionals, and highly skilled workmen, both for manufacturing and application areas of technical textiles. Therefore, in order to become a world leader and pioneer in the field of technical textiles in the next decade, India has to lay focused emphasis on creating an effective knowledge and world-class skill ecosystem,” shared Dr Varinder Kaur, Department Head, DATT, GNDU.