What is Silk Technology Engineer and its scope

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What is Silk Technology Engineer and its scope

Silk technology falls under the department of Textile Engineering. It basically deals with the production of silk through various sources like silk worms and other artificial sources like chemical treatments. Silk is one of the oldest and most important fabrics across the world, which is why its demand is always on the higher side. Silk is nothing but a natural protein fiber and a part of it can be used for weaving. Earlier, people use to rely heavily on silk worms for the production of silk as it was the only way of getting the fabric. But due to technological advancement, silk, can now be produced through various other artificial sources. In order to satisfy the ever increasing demand of the fabric, the government of India started Silk Technology Engineering so that the country can produce engineers who can increase the productivity with their skilled knowledge. Students who have cleared their 12th class exam with Physics, Chemistry, Maths subjects are eligible for this course.

Subjects of Silk Technology:

  • Fiber Science
  • Yarn manufacture, yarn structure and properties
  • Fabric manufacture and fabric structure
  • Textile testing
  • Dyeing

Further career:

Students who have completed their B.Tech degree in Silk Technology can either opt for job or they can go for further studies. Students can enroll themselves for ME or M.Tech degree in Silk Technology.


Students who have completed their B.Tech degree can get an excellent job in the industrial sector. They can work under the designations like control supervisor, technical salesperson, process engineer, researchers, medical textiles engineer, operations trainee, technologists and sales manager. There are vast range of job opportunities for textile engineers and they are in great demand.

Some of the big recruiters:

  • Mysore Silk Factory
  • Silk Mark
  • Grasim Industries
  • Bombay Dying
  • Arvind Mills Ltd.
  • JCT Limited
  • Lakshmi Machine Works
  • Lakshmi Mills

Check out the top Indian colleges offering this course.

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