Institute of Textile Engineering and Research (NITER) is the first education
institute running as a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) organization under the
Ministry of Textiles & Jute, GoB. It is located in its own campus at
Nayarhat, Savar, Dhaka adjacent to the Dhaka-Aricha highway and enjoys
excellent communication facilities connecting among important cities of the
country. The total campus area of NITER is 13.06 Acres with adequate built up
space in its academic, administrative, hostels, Canteen and other buildings.
As per the decision of
the Ministry of Textiles & Jute, NITER has been running under the
management of ‘Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA)’ since September
2008. An operational agreement was signed between ‘Bangladesh Textile Mills
Association (BTMA)’ and ‘Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (BTMC)’ under the
Ministry of Textiles & Jute. After signing the agreement, BTMA actively
took the responsibilities of NITER on May, 2009. That time it was known as
‘National Institute of Textile Training Research and Design (NITTRAD)’.
BTMA expanded the
academic span of the institute and started B. Sc. in Textile Engineering course
under the Faculty of Engineering & Technology of the University of Dhaka.
From 2010-2011 session, B. Sc. in Textile Engineering course was started.
Considering the nature and future prospect of this institute, the University of
Dhaka requested the Ministry of Textiles & Jute to change the name of
NITTRAD. Accordingly the Ministry renamed NITTRAD as ‘National Institute of
Textile Engineering and Research (NITER)’ from January 2013.
Apart from Textile
Engineering course, NITER is now offering four other important engineering
courses namely B. Sc. in Industrial & Production Engineering (IPE) and
Fashion Design & Apparel Engineering (FDAE), Computer Science &
Engineering (CSE) and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) to meet
the present demand skilled manpower as well as the automation of our Textile and
allied sector. Furthermore NITER has started M.Sc. in Textile Engineering
course under the Faculty of Engineering & Technology and MBA in Textile
& Apparel Value Chain under the faculty of Business Studies of the
University of Dhaka. Near about 2500 students are studying in these courses and
the numbers are increasing every year.
NITER is being
operated by a ‘Governing Body’ consists of the members from BTMA, Ministry of
Textiles & Jute, BTMC, University of Dhaka and from the institute as
well. Mohammad Ali Khokon, renowned industrialist and the President of
BTMA is the Chairman of the Governing Body.
Background History of NITER:
‘National Institute of
Textile Engineering and Research (NITER)’ was previously evolved from ‘Textile
Industry Development Center (TIDC)’ which was established in January 1979 and
once emerged as the only training centre capable of imparting practical
oriented quality training for professionals engaged in the textile
manufacturing industry. The main objective was to provide skilled professional
manpower for the government-owned textile industries. Later on, from 1994 to
2007 this organization was known as ‘National Institute of Textile Training
Research and Design (NITTRAD)’ and was operating need-based short courses
related to textiles. In order to meet the upward demand of skilled textile
engineers for the textiles and allied sector of Bangladesh, the objective was
changed. In this continuance, the operational management of the institute was
handed over to Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) on September 2008.
Since that time, it has been successfully running as a Public-Private
Partnership (PPP) organization and contributing to meet the acute demand of
skilled professionals for our textile and allied sectors.
Facilities of NITER:
NITER has 13.06 acres
of land with vibrant greenery and scenic beauty. NITER has adequate numbers of
qualified faculty members, officers, and staff. There are Academic buildings
and Administrative building with sufficient space. It has all kinds of modern
laboratories, sufficient number of class-rooms with adequate space, web-based
library, fully equipped computer labs with internet facilities, separate
hostels for male & female students with amenities, canteen, playground
& indoor games, wifi-zone campus etc. There are several clubs of student
activities functioning in different fields. Many seminars, workshops, events
take place under different clubs.
Furthermore, NITER has
a unique wing namely ‘Center for Research and Industrial Relations (CRIR)’ for
operating its collaborative research & innovative activities, student’s
industrial trainings as well as job placements. Generally a NITER graduate has
good demand in the textile job sector and gets employed rapidly.
There is a Proctorial-body
to oversee the rules and regulations and the disciplinary activities of the
students. Similarly, Hostels Superintendents are there to look after the
resident students of NITER. There are also teacher’s quarters inside the NITER
Mission & Vision
objective of NITER is to fulfill the acute shortage of skilled engineers in the
field of textile and allied sector. It also aims to introduce a high-tech and
modern educational method in our local context. Through its educational and
collaborative research activities, NITER has a mission to get established as a
World-Class educational institute.
The vision of National Institute of Textile Engineering & Research (NITER) is to be the Centre of Excellence of education in the area of textile and allied sector. NITER wants to reach the epitome of success as an education and research institute of Bangladesh.
Message From Chairman
cordially congratulate the first-year students who proved to be worthy of
studying at our prestigious institution, National Institute of Textile
Engineering and Research (NITER) , a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) education
and training organization and a constituent institute of the University of
Dhaka run by Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) under the Ministry of
Textiles and Jute, GoB. In the nearest future, you will embark into a new life
where you will make new discoveries through an exciting journey in the land of
knowledge, having new friends and circles, experiencing new professionals and
discovering your inner self which will lead your future prospect.
Engineering and Clothing manufacturing sector of Bangladesh has remarkably
shown its mark in the competitive global market meeting up the domestic needs
of our country. This ever growing textile and manufacturing industry has been
imposing an increasing demand of the highly trained and skilled manpower with
technical and managerial background. NITER is undoubtedly putting its
continuous efforts to meet up this growing needs by creating skilled and global
market suited manpower. To meet up this fast growing challenge, NITER has been
operating B.Sc. in Textile Engineering (TE) from 2010-2011, B.Sc. in Industrial
and Production Engineering (IPE) from 2016-2017 and B.Sc. in Fashion Design and
Apparel Engineering (FDAE) from 2017-2018. At present, nearly 1300 students are
pursuing their undergraduate degree in the institute. NITER has started M.Sc.
programs from 2018-2019 session aimed at pursuing the higher studies of Textile
and Production Engineers, Textile Professionals and Fashion Designers whose
current and future career could be accelerated through advance knowledge in
manufacturing and its allied sectors in Bangladesh.
is consistently putting its endeavor to build up the students both as skilled,
artistic, devoted and responsible citizen of the country. The enthusiastic,
skilled and experienced faculty members are devoted to share the latest
technological information and developments in Textile and its allied sectors to
the students so that students get updated with the global market. This institute
has unique combination of artistic and well-facilitated laboratories.
express my gratitude to all the students, guardians, faculty members, officials
and the stakeholders of NITER for their relentless effort and devotion for the
development of this institution as well as for the country. The programs of
NITER have been designed to accomplish the requirements of our national textile
industry where professional manpower is a crying need. The RMG sector has been
recognized to have extensive contribution to the GDP of Bangladesh in the
figure of earning foreign currency and has been playing an immense role towards
women empowerment by creating innumerable career opportunities which expedites
the socio-economic development at the grass-root level. NITER is an institution
of the combined endeavor to enhance the socio-economic index of the country by
providing the standard education with extensive practical and industrial
knowledge to prepare trained and skilled textile and manufacturing engineers
and to contribute to developing the textile sectors.
is designed for the well-being of the students to acquire modern technological
knowledge, practical experience and understanding the principles and techniques
of Textile Engineering. The main objectives of the institution are to draw the
potential talent and aptitude of our youths so that they can meet the
challenges of the modern era and we foster the growth of innovative
professionals, scientists and engineers who firmly possess the trust and
confidence of the community.
wish good health, success, prosperity, and relentless devotion to work for the
benefit of the institution and expect the coming academic year to be the
successful both in professional and personal aspects. Therefore, I wish all of
your diligence, insistence and good luck.
Mohammad Ali Khokon
Chairman, Governing Body of NITER &
President, Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA)
Message From Director
On behalf of our Faculty, Students and Staff, I
welcome you all to National Institute of Textile Engineering and Research
(NITER). Situated at Nayarhat, Savar, Dhaka the campus of NITER is a 13.06-acre
scenic beauty of nature having a variety of flowers, trees, and vast green
NITER is one of the supreme engineering institutes in
the field of textile engineering of this country. Note that this is the first
education institute running as a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) organization
under Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (BTMC), Ministry of Textiles &
Jute. The private partnership belongs to Bangladesh Textile Mills
Association (BTMA) which has been operating NITER since 2009. Besides, it is a
constituent institute of the University of Dhaka for dealing all its academic
There are three pillars which are the foundation of
NITER education: knowledge, technical skill and research. This is because a
student having good subject knowledge and technical skill can be treated as a
good product, which means that they will be virtuous engineering graduate.
Besides we focus on research particularly for senior students. Here the labs
are suited for research that encourages our students and faculty to do high
In NITER there are five Bachelor and two Master’s
program and in all cases the curriculums are designed to produce knowledgeable
and technically sound graduates who can serve the textile industry of Bangladesh.
More than 2000 students are currently enrolled in these programs. The teaching
staffs are highly qualified, having MSc/Ph.D. from home and abroad, to deliver
not only first-class education but also seek for academic excellence. Besides
the supporting staffs working in different sections of the institute provide
admirable services for creating a cordial teaching-learning environment.
This is twenty first century where people are talking
about artificial intelligence (AI), 4.0 Industrial Revolution and necessity of
Knowledge Driven Industry. Hence, a competent, confident, and applicable
knowledge force is the utmost requirement for social growth. NITER stands here
with all the required essentials for ensuring the transformation of students to
world class professionals for the increasingly competitive global market. The
teaching & learning process of our institute is continuously monitored, and
in the process, feedbacks are always congregated from the stake holders such as
students, guardians, industry people and academicians.
From the very beginning we relentlessly try to develop
the soft skills of the students and allow them to feel more responsible towards
society. Focus is given here to build their self-confidence and making them
unafraid to take the new challenges. Environments are created to help them
blossom, grow as individuals, develop moral values, and nurture their merit.
Additionally, a true atmosphere is well established for developing the
academic, social, and emotional skills of the students, enabling them to understand
their true potential.
We firmly believe that, ‘Academic
excellence can be attained and sustained only if the righteous environment
exists and is maintained.’
Dr. Mohammad Junaebur
Director National Institute of Textile Engineering and
(Professor, Dept of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of