(Earlier known as Government Central Textile Institute)
An Autonomous Institution of Government of Uttar Pradesh, affiliated to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow.
Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute (Earlier known as Government Central Textile Institute), Kanpur is a premier textile institute of North India. It made a modest start in 1914. However, in 1937, Govt. Central Textile Institute came into existence in its present form by merger of two premier textile institute i.e., one at Kanpur and the other at Roorkee, Department of Textile Technology, Thomson Civil Engineering College of Roorkee and two diploma programs were started therein.
In the year 1958 four-year degree Programmes in Textile Technology & Textile Chemistry were started. Initially the Institute was affiliated to Agra University but on establishment of the University in Kanpur in the year 1966 it got affiliated to Kanpur University. In the year 1976 the institute pioneered in starting a four-year degree programme in Manmade Fibre technology. Later on,three-year diploma Programmes were shifted to Government Polytechnic Kanpurin the year1985 and thereafter the institute has been running graduate and postgraduate Programmers with Ph.D. research facilities. The 4thdegree programme in Textile Engineering was added under World Bank aided Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme of Government of India and Government of State of Uttar Pradesh in 2005.
It gives me immense pleasure in welcoming, on behalf of the entire campus community of UPTTI. The institute is standing of more than 100 years, out of which more than 60 years as UG level and 35 years as PG level institute. It has its roots in Dyeing College which was set up in 1914 and was renamed as Government Central Textile Institute in 1957.
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