Chancellor’s Message

“It was best of times, it was the worst of times”, reads the opening line of a well-known 18th century novel by Charles Dickens. These words ring true for today’s times as well, as two significant developments, the rapid strides in the use of artificial intelligence as well as the environmental degradation and the ushering of the Anthropocene age, take us into a new terrain.

I mention these two developments for they are particularly relevant to the Textile Industry. The growing knowledge about the need to take care of the environment is causing great concern along with significant innovations in the field of textiles. The quest is to embrace sustainable practices, such as waste reduction, water management, renewable energy adoption, recycling, eco-friendly dyes and so on. This field requires bright, dynamic, and inquisitive young minds able to understand and then develop ways to mitigate the environmental degradation and take the industry forward.

Secondly, the use of artificial intelligence is poised to make significant changes worldwide in every field. Already, AI design tools are being used to streamline the product development process.

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In the manufacturing process, robotics and automation powered by AI are available to enhance productivity. AI driven predictive analysis and demand forecasting can help with the inventory and supply chain. To help with the goal of taking care of the environment, machine learning algorithms can assist with minimising waste productions, facilitate the development of eco-friendly materials and recycling technologies. Moreover, customer experience and personalisation will continue to be tailored more precisely as these technologies grow.

Textile is a field that contributes towards a major chunk of Pakistan’s foreign exchange earnings, as it is one of the country’s largest export sectors. Moreover, worldwide, the demand for textiles is expected to continue to grow. These combined factors make the textile industry a very dynamic place. To keep Pakistan competitive in the international market, we need to continue to develop expertise in this area.

If the field of textiles interests you, come and visit the Textile Institute’s campus. Our friendly faculty and students are there to answer your questions. I wish you all the very best as you explore opportunities in higher education.

President

President's Message

We at Textile Institute of Pakistan, earnestly welcome you to our institute—a place where dreams take flight and possibilities know no bounds.

As you consider joining our vibrant community, I am thrilled to extend my warmest greetings on behalf of our faculty, alumni, students and staff. We share your excitement for the incredible journey that lies ahead. Our institute is more than just a learning space; it’s a canvas where aspirations meet guidance and where curiosity fuels discovery. Our relentless pursuit of knowledge, innovation, and excellence has always been the cornerstone of our ethos.

Pakistan has its own significance in terms of productivity and share in the global textile space. It is the fourth largest cotton producer. It contributes approximately 5% to the spinning capacity worldwide. The textile sector in Pakistan constitutes 9% of the gross domestic product and is more than 60% of our exports. On the other hand, the retail sector has seen tremendous growth in the past decade and has matured in terms of local brands with respect to preferences and perceptions. E-Commerce and recently Q-Commerce has resulted in abundance of prospects for growth and expansion.

In these transformative times, we stand poised at the brink of incredible opportunities. The challenges we face today will serve as stepping stones toward a brighter, more prosperous tomorrow. Our commitment to fostering a dynamic learning environment, coupled with cutting-edge research, will continue to shape not only our institution but also the world at large.
The future holds endless opportunities, and I am confident that within these halls, you’ll find the nurturing environment and resources to unlock your full potential. Each challenge you encounter will be a chance to grow, learn, and emerge stronger, equipped with the skills to shape not just your own future, but also the world around you.

At our institute, innovation thrives, ideas flourish, and diversity enriches every facet of our community. Here, you’ll find mentors ready to guide, peers to collaborate with, and a plethora of opportunities to explore, experiment, and excel.
As you take this significant step toward your future, know that you’re not just joining an institution; you’re becoming part of a family—a family that thrives on your success and cherishes your unique contributions.

We eagerly await the moment when you’ll walk through our doors, ready to embark on a transformative journey filled with growth, enlightenment, and lifelong connections.

Welcome to Textile Institute of Pakistan – a place where your journey of knowledge, discovery, and achievement begins.

Dean's Message

Welcome to one of the premier institutions dedicated to textile education and professional training. I am privileged to lead a dedicated, hardworking, and efficient team of faculty and staff who are passionate about teaching, learning, problem-solving, building confidence, and showing unwavering dedication. Our mission is further strengthened by the ongoing support from our alumni and industry partners, keeping us aligned with global advancements.

Over the past three decades, we have significantly impacted the industry by providing a well-educated workforce. We have fortified relationships between industry and academia, enhanced our engagement with the Higher Education Commission, and deepened our connections with the community. Additionally, we are forging partnerships with prestigious international institutions, including POLIMODA (Italy), the School of Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (France), and several Turkish universities.

The importance of textile and related education in Pakistan is underscored by the substantial export revenue this sector generates for the country. 

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The future holds bright prospects and challenges alike. While we export raw materials to countries like Bangladesh, Turkey, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, there is a growing trend in exporting apparel. The shift from exporting raw materials like cotton yarn and cloth to higher value-added products such as knitwear, bedwear, and readymade garments indicates a growing emphasis on value addition.

Furthermore, the global technical textiles market is expected to grow significantly. Addressing challenges related to sustainability, energy-saving, environmental compliance, and skilled manpower is crucial. The global growth scenario underscores the higher demand for a skilled technical workforce in the textile industry. At the Textile Institute of Pakistan, we are prepared to meet these challenges by providing the technical workforce necessary for the future growth of Pakistan’s textile and related industries, ultimately contributing to the nation’s economic development.

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.