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About Us

We attract individuals from across Pakistan who resonate with our ideals for catalyzing positive change within the textile industry. Committed to embracing challenges and translating our beliefs into tangible actions, our community comprises students, researchers, and alumni, each bringing distinctive perspectives of learning and discovery.

Together, we pioneer innovative approaches and actively engage in significant discussions on crucial topics, offering solutions in production, marketing, retail, and exports. Positioned at the intersection of imagination and decisive action, we drive impactful transformations, contributing to the growth and development of our beloved homeland.

Vision

TIP, an internationally recognized educational institution, providing open, free and challenging environment for research-based learning, to develop stakeholder-preferred human resources, with creative and well-rounded personalities, for the management and enhancement of Socio-Economic Value Addition.
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Mission

To provide state-of-the-art academic facilities, infrastructure for both education and training of students, to facilitate them in competing internationally, and to inculcate the habit of preserving the environment by supplementing their efforts and energies in areas of social responsibility and by becoming law-abiding citizens.

Furthermore, the institute undertakes the responsibility of instilling the sense of ownership, respect of superiors, helping the downtrodden and less privileged members of the society with a clear focus on worth ethics and character-building by producing valuable human capital to deliver assignments and create value in textile sector through honing their entrepreneurial skills and effective decision-making capabilities.

Values

  • The constant pursuit of excellence in all we think, do and teach.
  • Gender equality and sensitivity to respective needs.
  • Equal opportunities to all regardless of origin, caste, creed, race, faith, or gender.
  • No one who otherwise qualifies to be educated at TIP is denied such education on grounds of financial insufficiency.
  • An open and transparent academic environment based on unqualified merit for all policies and activities at TIP ensuring no compromise on the abilities, performance, and development of the Faculty.
  • Respect tolerance and leveraging of culture, custom, diversity, and debate lead to a larger understanding of socio-economic and human rights issues.
  • Highest level of intellectual, operational, and financial integrity and compliance with the law of the land.
  • A learning organization.
  • Highest standards of integrity, discipline, tolerance, work/business ethics, and respect for rule of law amongst students.
  • Courtesy, grace, and mutual respect, at all levels, in all interpersonal relationships and choice of words. Informality does not replace courtesy.

Eqbal Ahmad

Founding Chancellor

Eqbal Ahmad (1933 – 1999) was a notable Pakistani political scientist, author, and philanthropist, known for his global academic contributions. He began his academic journey in economics at Forman Christian College, Lahore, in 1951. After a brief stint as an army officer, he pursued studies in the United States, where he specialized in political science and Middle Eastern history at Occidental College and Princeton University, earning his Ph.D. in 1965.

History

The establishment of Textile Institute of Pakistan was driven by the needs of Pakistan’s largest industrial sector, the textile industry. This sector not only accounts for about 45% of the country’s export earnings but also provides employment to 39% of the workforce. However, poor managerial efficiencies, low skill levels, and inadequate literacy among the workforce have hindered its full potential.

To address these challenges, an institute was founded in 1994 under the aegis of APTMA, in affiliation with Clemson University. Initially, Clemson University’s faculty developed the course content and syllabi for the Science & Management programs, together with a student exchange program for degree awards. Later in 1999, with the help of University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, we started our Design program.

In 2001, we received a degree-awarding charter from the Government of Sindh and gained recognition from the Higher Education Commission (HEC). We have also maintained an educational link with the University of Manchester through the British Council, allowing credits to be transferable. Several students have completed their undergraduate programs at UoM after initial studies, here.

In 2007, we established Pakistan’s first Textile Research & Innovation Centre (TRIC) to promote advanced materials research in technical textiles. Our commitment to the vision, mission, and core values has enabled us to achieve and maintain international academic and research excellence.

The primary objective is to provide professional education and training to young professionals, enhancing their managerial and scientific skills along with necessary theoretical knowledge. Recognizing the textile sector’s importance to Pakistan’s export potential, the Export Promotion Bureau has significantly supported us through the Export Development Fund (EDF).

Since its inception, Textile Institute of Pakistan has significantly served the industry’s needs and is prepared to meet future demands. All our graduates find positions within the industry well before their graduation.

Ali Kazmi

Director Marketing

SM Denim Mills Pakistan

I owe a significant part of my professional success to my alma mater, the Textile Institute of Pakistan, where I earned my BSC Hons in Textile Sciences. The knowledge and skills I acquired during my time at TIP laid the foundation for my rapid career growth. The institute’s strong industry connections and emphasis on practical learning provided me with a unique edge in the job market.
Within a short span, I achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the youngest General Manager of Marketing in the industry at just 28 years old. Today, as a Director of Marketing for the past five years, I continue to excel in my field, leveraging the expertise and confidence instilled in me by my education at TIP.
I am forever grateful to my alma mater for shaping my career trajectory and enabling me to reach new heights.

Sarim Mehmood

CEO and Founder

Fruit of Sustainability

TIP is not just a university but a unique community that enabled me to walk on paths not previously taken, initiate new ventures, and drive change. It was at TIP that I found a nurturing environment filled with mentors who inspired me, peers who challenged me, and resources that empowered me. This support system was instrumental as I led organizations in C-level leadership roles at a very young age, gaining experiences that would have been unimaginable without the foundation laid by TIP. Eventually, this journey led to the founding of Fruit of Sustainability, Pakistan’s first tech company specializing in digital social and environmental due diligence SaaS platforms which is set to revolutionize the Textiles and Apparel Industry in Pakistan. The entire journey is deeply and profoundly attributed to TIP.

Kashif J. Abbasi

Deputy General Manager, Retail Operations & Business Development

Sapphire

The time I spent at TIP campus had been the most important part of my career. It has given me confidence to achieve something that i used to believe as impossible. TIP has been a multicultural institute where I got the opportunity to engage with people of various cultural backgrounds from across Pakistan. We were valued, pampered and sculptured for the country’s textile industry. Due to the high quality of education and personal brought up I received at TIP, I am being valued today in the textile industry.

Hassan Essani

Regional Head

Outfitters

It’s an honor for me to be associated with TIP from the first day in this gigantic place till I graduated. Graduating from this prestigious institute constituted my launching point in the textile industry and though I’m very well off on my way there. My gratitude to the teachers and the institute as I’ll always believe they had an immense significance in getting me where I am today.

Urooj Mughal

Deputy General Manager

Bsc Gul Ahmed

An unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with the dedication of the faculty, equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and passion necessary to thrive in the dynamic world of textiles. I am filled with immense gratitude for the pivotal role Textile Institute of Pakistan has played in shaping my career and professional growth.

Ch. Haziq Ahmed

Co-founder

Kravemart

Entering the Textiles Institute of Pakistan back in ’05 kicked off my journey to where I am today. It wasn’t just about hitting the books; it was the whole vibe. The professors? They were like our industry sherpas, mixing theory with real-world stories that got us buzzing about business. They didn’t just teach; they inspired. And outside class? It was a hub of creativity and teamwork, where we bounced ideas off each other and dreamed big. The institute didn’t just give me skills; it lit a fire in me to tackle anything that came my way. So, yeah, big shoutout to my alma mater for shaping me into the entrepreneur I’ve become.