Institute of Chemical Technology
Department of Fibres and Textile Processing Technology
The Department of Fibres and Textile Processing Technology (FTPT) of ICT was earlier known as the Textile Chemistry section of the then University Departement of Chemical Technology of University of Mumbai, which was started in 1933. Till 1998 the degree offered was B.Sc. (Tech.), three year course after completion of B.Sc. Later, the course was changed to B.Tech. and the name of the department was also changed to FTPT in tune with modern development in technology encompassing the wide gamut of subject areas such as Technical textiles, Novel technological processes, modern concepts in fibers and processing, etc. The present B.Tech. ( 4 year, 8 semester) course after 12th std. caters mainly to the need of policy makers, managers, entrepreneurs, researchers with better input of mathematics, physics, general engineering and chemical engineering concepts.
Textile Processing involves study of chemistry and manufacture of Fibres, their chemical processing such
as bleaching, dyeing, printing and finishing. It further encompasses the study of chemistry as well as
application of various kinds of chemicals, dyes, thickeners, and finishing auxiliaries which are used in
chemical processing of textile fabrics and garments. Textile Processing also involves knowledge of
green chemistry, biotechnology and nanotechnology with special reference to chemical processing of
After the globalization of the markets with border less trade, textile manufacturing activities are shifted to
countries like India which is fast developing economy. Today Textile being one of the fundamental needs
of human being, it is a mother industry, next to only agriculture sector, involving over 60 million people.
The business is fast growing and will soon touch around US$ 100 Billion. However, in the border less
trade many multinational brands are competing and the critical area of chemical processing of textile
fabrics and garments requires tremendous amount of consolidation in terms of well trained manpower
which can keep pace with latest technological operations and demand of high levels of quality parameters
in shortest delivery time giving competitive edge to the manufacturers. There is a huge shortage of
textile chemists in the core textile industry as well as in multinational and reputed Indian manufacturers
of dyes, chemical and auxiliaries. Thus the scope for Textile Chemists with M.Sc. in Textile Processing
degree is enormous. And such a demand with every passing day will only be rising given that
consumption of apparels and technical textiles in India is increasing at galloping rate.
It is important to know that for such competence the knowledge of chemistry becomes an essential
requirement and thus B.Sc. Chemistry students are best suited for this course. After closing down of
B.Sc. Tech (Textile Chemistry) in ICT, there was no opportunity for B.Sc. students to peruse their career
in such professional field which can assure them highly promising future. This M.Sc. Textile degree
course will not only offer that stepping stone for bright and lucrative career in Industry but can also
prepare them for Ph.D. degree in this field to have challenging career in Research and Development or in
Academics. The assured jobs from the campus and relatively higher pay package as compared to any
M.Sc. graduate, coupled with ICT brand with good will and support of alumni of this great Institution
all over the globe, will certainly place them ahead of their peers studying elsewhere .
B. Regulations Relating the Degree of Master of Science in Textile Processing (M. Sc. Textile
Processing) Degree Course
20 candidates shall be admitted every year. The distribution of seats shall be as per the Institute's norms.
The admissions will be done as follows;
a) The candidate who have taken the post-H.S.C. 3-year degree course of Bachelor of Science with 6
units Chemistry at the third year of the course and physics and mathematics as the two other
subjects at the first and second years, of University of Mumbai or of any other recognized
University; and passed the qualifying examination with at least 60% of the marks in aggregate or
equivalent grade average. [55% for the backward class candidates only from Maharashtra State] are
only eligible to apply.
b) The candidates shall have cleared the qualifying examination in one seating; i.e. repeaters
shall not be eligible for the admission.
c) Advertisement for the admission to the M.Sc. (TP) will be given along with the advertisement of
the Institute for admission to regular courses.
d) The admissions will be given as per the norms prescribed by the Institute from time to time.
3) Conduct of the course
a) The internal faculty members in the Department of Fibres & Textile Processing Technology will shoulder
the responsibility of lectures as well as practicals as per their specialization, provided the work-load
does not exceed the prescribed workload of individual teachers. Provided further that if a faculty
member opts for additional workload of the M.Sc. (TP) Course, in addition to the prescribed work
load, the extra work load of the M.Sc. course will be paid at the rate of that applicable to visiting faculty
b) Existing faculty members of the Department along with suitable experts will manage practicals stipulated
for the first three semesters, subject to the condition stipulated in a) above.
c) The projects of the students in the 4th semester will be guided by the faculty members from the Fibres &
Textile Processing Technology Department only.
4) Course structure
a) The course is a credit-based 4-semester (2-year) course.
b) There will be two semesters in a year: July to December - semester I, and December to June - semester
II. Each semester will consist of 15-16 weeks of instructions including practicals / seminars /
c) The candidates will be assessed which include continuous assessment (30%), mid semester (30%) and
end semester (40%) as per the norms of the Institute.
d) Various activities associated with the semesters will be carried out as per the academic calendar of
e) The requirement of attendance of the students shall be as per the norms of the Institute. Vacation
and holidays as per the UG pattern.
f) All the relevant academic regulations of the Institute shall be applicable to the course.
e) In case of any difficulty regarding any assessment component of the course, the Departmental
Committee shall take appropriate decision, which will be final.
5) Factory Training
(i) At the end of the third semester, the Head of Department in consultation with the Departmental
Committee will assign factories/ laboratories (textile and allied industries) for the training to the
(ii) The students will under go training for 10 weeks.
(iii) The students shall submit the training report within 15 days after completion of training (duly
signed by the training authorities) along with the attendance certificate from the factory/laboratory.
The report shall be submitted with soft binding.
(iv) The training report will be examined by the Departmental committee (DC) as per the norms and the
committee shall give marks/credits.
(v) The students will make presentation on the training to the Departmental Committee in open
defense form. The committee will give marks to the presentation.
(vi) The suggestion received from the Departmental Committee will be incorporated in the report by the
student before doing the hard binding in the given format. The report in the hard copy form will be
maintained in Department office.
(i) At the beginning of the third semester, the Head of Department in consultation with the Departmental
Committee will assign topics for the projects to the students and assign the supervisors. At the end of
the third semester, the candidate will make presentation of the plan of present work to DC.
(ii) The students will do the experimental work in the semester IV on the topics assigned.
(iii) The students shall submit the project report before the prescribed date which will be a date before
the last date of the semester IV. The report shall be submitted with soft binding.
(iv) The project report will be examined by the supervisor along with one other internal/external referee
to be appointed by the Departmental committee. The referees shall give marks to the report as per
(v) The students will make presentation on the work in front of the Project Evaluation Committee
(PEC) appointed by the Departmental Committee, in open defense form. The PEC will give marks to
(vi) The comments received from the referees as well as given by the PEC need to be incorporated in
the report in consultation with the supervisor, before doing the hard binding. The report in the hard
copy form will be maintained in Department office.
Semester wise pattern of the M.Sc.-Textile Chemistry Course
Course No. Title Hr/Week Credits Marks
TPT 101 Polymer Chemistry 2 2 50