National Textile university

    At times like these when  the entire nation is  waiting  and praying for the  political future of pakistan. In Faislabad our youth is having concerns about their  academic and  professional future.

   on 12th October 1959 Lyallpur textile Institute was founded by General Ayub Khan. As it was affiliated with university of engineering & technology so later the name  was changed to National College of textile & Engineering because it was taken care  by the federal government. But in  general zia-ul Haq’s era the  presidential ordinance was used and the control  was given to  the Board of Governors which was supposed to consist of the Federal Minister of Industries as its chairman with seven other members from the Federal/Provincial governments and three members from All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA). In 1992 the institute received an aid of worth ¥ 650 million from the Japanese government, through JICA program, in the form of latest machinery & equipment for all departments of the institution.All this was before September 1993, when the institute was placed under complete control of APTMA, the board of governors was reconstituted.Meanwhile the federal cabinet on November 15th 2002 upgraded the college as National Textile University. The president of Pakistan is the Chancellor of the university but still no convincing measures taken to recognize NTU as a Professional Engineering Institute.

The simple and only solution to all problems, according to the students is to transfer the Institute’s Management and charge to the federal Government specifically under the regulation of Ministry of Textile Industries, Pakistan and accreditation by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).

The students of the  university has  started protesting for their  rights and   considering the rising tention because of this matter  the university has been closed down and the students have been forcfully evacuated from the hostels.

Students have the following demands :
– University managemnet  should  be handed over to Federal Ministry of Textile from APTMA.
-Introduce Restoration of student unions and provision of basic student facilities as per other reputed      universities.
-Restoration of scholarships.
-Introduction of Masters and phd program
– Immediate accreditation by Pakistan Engineering Council.
– Removal of corrupt Management


Concerns of the Students:

Students are seriously concerned and feel that their future is at stake as long as the Management of the university remains in the hands of APTMA which may be an effective business organization but certainly it is not an academic organization and so the university under the control of Federal Ministry of textile and Industry or Ministry of Education. At one of the recent protests I heard one of the students saying “APTMA wants to develop technologists not engineers by concentrating on non-textile basic sciences rather than masters and PhD program in textile subjects so that the students of NTU could be forced to work on minimum wages in Textile mills since they are not officially recognized as engineers”. Students believe that accreditation with PEC is their genuine right that the university Administration has not taken required steps to fulfill PEC .

 Now the university is  closed and waitng for this  problem to  be solved. till then  our precious  time is going  in wate.

 Special thanks to all the sites from where i  read about National Textile University and took help.

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9 Responses to National Textile university

  1. tehmina shahid says:

    thx alot…..
    4 highlighting d issue..v d female students r in full coordination vd our male students,cuz v r at a just rite.n v hope so dat u`ll surelly work out in d future 4 highlightin n solvin d problem..
    thx alot again 4 ya kindness,n a keen view @ our prob.,
    may god bless u,n help us in our just object.

  2. tehmina shahid says:

    n yeah i wanna request u dat fedearl ministry v textiles n higher education commission(HEC) has mentioned our university ie NATIONAL TEXTILE UNIVERSITY under der supervision,so plz makin it a refrence make n effort 2 hightlight d issue in a way dat HEC n federal ministry mus perform der active role in resumin d usual accedemic activities @ NATION TEXTILE UNIVERSITy as soon as possible,so dat d student cn suffer 2 der minimmun.
    w8in 4 ya affective post/article in dis regard 2.
    thx again 4 ya keen n detailed view @ our problem.
    hope 2 hv ya coorporation in future 2.

  3. M Tahir Bappi says:

    Textile Engineering Universitie/Institutes must be run by Textile Engineers. Non Engineers can never understandthe requirements of Education in Engineering disciplines. That is why NTU is facing problems as none of the members of Board Of governers, VC, and Dean is a Textile Engineer. Facts on ground must be realisedby higher authorities and problem must be solved by taking corrective measures.

  4. Idea says:

    hey why u ppl intrsted so much in textile; there’s no fututre of textile in pakistan so just close down this university as preventive measure for unemployment

  5. asif ramzan says:

    hi.fell very happy to know that the idea of the students was highlighted keep it up please inshallah it will be solved as soon as possible,
    one visit of the Textile Minister should be,to solve such kind of the problems

  6. Muhammad Akmal says:

    i personaly request to Pakistani Government to register our university with PEC because this is the golden treasure of Pakistan as our ecomomy is based on industry.

  7. Zabardast says:


  8. nadeem says:

    gr8 work tehmina,really superb

  9. Muhammad Awais says:

    m student of NTU.. at this time (2013) some of the problems described above are solved and some are remaining as they are in 2008. over all management is good but individual managemnt of some departments is weak.

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