• 35, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata -700019

Department of Jute and Fibre Technology

History

Year of Establishment : 1951 as Institute of Jute Technology (as an affiliated college of Calcutta University, Jointly established by University of Calcutta and Indian Jute Mills Association on a piece of demarcated land of Tarak Nath Palit Trust Prangan, Ballygunge Campus of University of Calcutta and managed by a Governing Council headed by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Calcutta, as the ex-officio President of the Governing Council. However, as per West Bengal Govt. Order No. 267/1(1)/EH/1U(C)-11-10 dated 25th May-2011 and subsequent Calcutta University syndicate Notification no. CSR/32/11 dt 27-06-2011, Institute of Jute Technology was converted as a Post Graduate Technology Department of University of Calcutta w.e.f 1st July 2011).

History of the department : University of Calcutta along with IJMA took a joint effort through the Syndicate of Calcutta University to establish an Institution on Education, Training and Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology , on  a piece of land of Calcutta University taking an initial endowment from IJMA and constituting a Governing Council as Per University Syndicate resolution  to govern this Institute as “Institute of Jute Technology” , while the foundation stone of this erstwhile Institute of Jute Technology (IJT) was laid by Mr. I.J. Kennedy, C.B.E., Chairman, IJMA on 20th  February, 1947  and this Institute was inaugurated by Dr. B. C. Roy, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of West Bengal, on 10th March, 1951 to start the journey of sustainable Human Resource Development by conducting all level of Education, Training , Research and Technical services on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology and Management mainly to produce Supervisors, Managers, and R & D Personnel  for  Jute and allied industry.  From 1951, IJT started a student’s Apprentice Course on Jute Technology, which was later converted as Post BSc PG Level Diploma in Jute Technology under University of Calcutta since 1975 with affiliation of Calcutta university and later since 1982-83 it was raised to Degree Level College introducing B.Tech in Fibre Technology (Jute), later renamed as B.Tech in Jute and Fibre Technology with AICTE’s approval. M.TechCourse in Textile Technology (Technical Textiles) was introduced from 2005 to promote technical textiles education and research in India. Separate PhD programme in Textile Technology under Calcutta University was introduced in 2007-08 onwards.

After IJMA ‘s withdrawal of Funding to IJT by spindle based subscription from member Jute Mills, the required establishment cost i.e. major funding for this Institute was then made available initially on adhoc basis from JMDC ( a statutory body under Ministry of Textiles of Govt.of India) from 1982-83 and later on five years MOU basis from JMDC (presently JMDC and NCJD two promotional organization was merged and subsumed as National Jute Board called NJB) with approval of Ministry of Textiles from 1992-93 and it continued up to 2010-11 (before this IJT was converted into atechnological department of Calcutta University by State Govt. Order). However, after conversion of IJT as a technological department of Calcutta university, NJB continued its sponsored projects and sponsored industry oriented separate courses  in other form and  presently NJB is sponsoring one Project on Industry oriented Course i. e. Post B Sc 2 Yrs. P G Diploma in Jute Technology and Management course and other related industrial activities , after conversion of this Institute as a Technological Dept. of Calcutta University  since 1st July-2011 ( by W B Govt. Order-no 267/1(1)/EH/1U(C)-11-10 dated 25th May-2011) and subsequent Calcutta University syndicate Notification no. CSR/32/11 dt. 27-06-2011 and reaffirming the same in cabinet decision no 1391 dated 29-08-2013, with the concurrence of Finance Dept. (Group-P2) UO No 787- Gr P (service) dt. 14-05-2013. Vide Letter no 1049 –Edn. (U)/1U(c)-11-10 dated 25th October,2013.
Before this Institution was converted as a Dept. of Jute and Fibre Technology of University of Calcutta, this Institute (Erstwhile IJT) was  an Autonomous Institute Registered under Societies Registration Act, 1961 and was mainly Funded By Ministry of Textiles,Govt. of India through JMDC/NJB, (a statutory body of Ministry of Textiles , Govt of India for promotion of Jute)  and this Institute was managed by a Governing Council (headed by the Honourable Vice Chancellor, Calcutta University following all AICTE norms and pay scale for teachers as ratified by Governing Council and following Rules and Practices of Govt.of West Bengal for Non-Teaching Staff ) consisting of the members from the following organizations :-

  1.  University of Calcutta (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta as Ex-officio President and Two representatives of CU )
  2.  Chairman and two other representatives of Indian Jute Mills’ Association (IJMA)
  3. Secretary, National Jute Board (NJB) / Erstwhile Jute Manufactures Development Council   (JMDC)], Govt. of India and Two other Govt. officials of Ministry of Textiles as nominee of NJB/JMDC ( Usually Jute Commissioner,Govt. of India or his representative and CFO , National Jute Board/JMDC )
  4.  One Representative of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  5. Director of Technical Education, Govt. of W B (as representative of Govt.of West Bengal )
  6. Principal ,  Erstwhile Institute of Jute Technology (IJT) as Ex-officio Member Secretary and two other teachers representatives
  7. One Co-opted Representative of Non-Teaching staff and one coopted representative from Students were also included later.

Earlier since 1982-83, IJT was fully funded by Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India, through JMDC /NJB, Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India by MOU with JMDC/NJB for covering its full establishment cost as maintenance grant –in aid starting from1982-83 on adhoc basis and from 1990-91 through 5 yearly  MOU basis with approval  of Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India from non-plan fund of National Jute Board (NJB) [erstwhile JMDC], Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India besides  this department receives some additional funds as sponsored projects from AICTE and other Govt.authority and  also from  JMDC/NJB for R& D or HRD Projects as Govt. sponsored Projects.

Presently after conversion of Institute of Jute Technology as a post graduate technological department of University of Calcutta from 01.07.2011, the University of Calcutta is running its B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D courses from University maintenance grant from Govt. of West Bengal and also  National Jute Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India is providing project based  funding for running Industry oriented Courses like P G Diploma in Jute Technology and Management course and few JLS Courses for Sustainable HRD for Jute Industryby 5 yearly  MOU basis (2012-13 to 2016-17) with approval  of Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India  from non-plan fund of National Jute Board (NJB). This department of University of Calcutta presently running few HRD Training Projects for Jute Sector like, ISDS Project, DCH HRD Project, DCH Survey Project, DCH R&D Project funded by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. Recently this department has received five R&D Projects obtained from Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India under special R&D Grants for Jute and Textiles through the office of the Jute Commissioner and The Textile Commissioner, Govt. of India.

Special award/ recognition from UGC or related statutory body : Geotextile Testing Laboratory established after 2011 has received National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, and is registered under the Societies Act. from 2015-16 and it is continuing.Courses offered:

Academic

Faculty members:

Sl. No. Name Designation Specialization Email Phone number
1. Prof. Swapan Kumar Ghosh
[Profile]
Professor in Fabric Manufacture
(Presently HOD)
Fabric Manufacture and Geo-textiles ijtskg40@gmail.com 09831324354
2. Prof. Ashis Kumar Samanta
[Profile]
Professor in Textile Chemistry Textile Chemical Processing and Man-Made Fibres ijtaksamanta@hotmail.com 09831171529
3. Prof. Sunil Kumar Sett
[Profile]
Professor in Yarn Manufacture Yarn Manufacture drsksett@yahoo.co.in 09331000648
4. Prof. Sadhan Chandra Ray
[Profile]
Professor in Fabric Manufacture Fabric Manufacture and Knitting sadhan53@yahoo.co.in 09433284050
5. Dr. Santosh Kumar Biswas
[Profile]
Associate Professor in Textile Physics Physics and Textile Testing tp_skb@yahoo.com 09432284831
6. Dr. Asis Mukherjee
[Profile]
Professor in Textile Physics  Textile Physics, Structure and Testing mukherjee.asis27@gmail.com 09433882282
7. Dr. Atin Chaudhuri
[Profile]
Associate Professor in Yarn Manufacture Yarn Manufacture and Jute Spinning atin1957@yahoo.co.in 09433729053
8. Dr. Rabi Sankar Chanda
[Profile]
Professor in Electrical & Electronics Engineering Electrical, Electronics and Computer rabi82@rediffmail.com 09433561961
9. Dr. Amiya Kumar Singha
[Profile]
Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering and Thermal Engineering amiya_singha@rediffmail.com 09903383102
10. Dr. Debasish Das
[Profile]
Professor in Textile Chemistry Textile Chemical Processing and Coated Textiles drdebasishdas@yahoo.co.in 09831331481
11. Mr. Kunal Kanti Dalapati
[Profile]
Assistant Professor in Yarn Manufacture Yarn Manufacture and Jute Spinning dalapati_k@rediffmail.com 09804120367
12. Vacant Professor in Industrial Management      
13. Vacant Associate Professor in Textile Chemistry      
14. Vacant Assistant Professor in Fabric Manufacture      

Visiting faculty members:

For B. Tech in Jute and Fibre Technology
Name Institutions attached with Period
1. Dr. T. K. Roychaudhury Retired Associate Professor in Computer Sc. of Netaji Nagar Day College, Kolkata Since 2011
2. Dr. S. N. Ray Ex-Director, ISWBM, Kolkata Since 2011
3. Dr. S. Mitra Ray Sr. Lecturer and Co-ordinator, BFAD,  Rani Birla Girls’College, Kolkata Since 2011
4. Mr. Tapash Bhattacharya Ex Associate Professor, NIFT Kolkata Since 2011
5. Mr. B. N. Mukherjee Retired Sr. Maintenance Manager in different Jute Mills in West Bengal Since 2011
6. Dr. K. Bal Development and Planning Officer, University of Calcutta Since 2015-2016

For M. Tech in Textile Technology (Technical Textiles)
Name Institutions attached with Period
1. Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee Retired Sr. Manager, NJMC Limited Since 2015-2016
2. Dr. S. N. Ray Ex-Director, ISWBM, Kolkata Since 2011
3. Dr. K. Bal Development and Planning Officer, University of Calcutta Since 2015-2016
4. Dr. B. C Mitra Ex-Director, NIRJAFT and Ex-HOD Jute Composite Section, IJIRA, Kolkata Since 2011
5. Dr. D. Sur Ex-Sr. Deputy Director, IJIRA, Kolkata Since 2011
6. Dr. S. Mitra Ray Sr. Lecturer and Co-ordinator, BFAD,  Rani Birla Girls’College, Kolkata Since 2011

For P G Diploma in Jute Technology and Management
Name Institutions attached with Period
1. Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee Retired Sr. Manager, NJMC Limited Since 2015-2016
2. Mr. B. N. Mukherjee Retired Sr. Maintenance Manager in different Jute Mills in West Bengal Since 2011
3. Mr. N. Chakraborty Retired Sr. Manager of Electrical Department in different industrial organization Since 2011
4. Dr. S. N. Ray Ex-Director, ISWBM, Kolkata Since 2011
5. Mr. R K Ray Retired Mechanical  Engineer in a Private Co. Kolkata Since 2011
6. Mr. Phatik Chakraborty Retired Spinning Manager NJMC Ltd., Kolkata Since 2011
7. Dr. S. Mitra Ray Sr. Lecturer and Coordinator, BFAD,  Rani Birla Girls’College, Kolkata Since 2011

Research and Teaching Fellow assisting practical Training in all the above courses and industry oriented Jr. Level Supervisory and P G Diploma in Jute Technology and Management courses
Name Institutions attached with Period
1. Dr Arindam Bagchi   Attached Since 2011-2012
2. Dr S N Pal   Since 2014-2015
3.Mr Murari Mohan Mondal   Since 2011-2012
4. Mr. Rajib Bhattacharyay   Since 2011-2012
5. Mr. Satya Ranjan Bairagi   Since 2015-2016
6. MrPalashMallik   Since 2015-2016
7. MrAnsuman Banerjee   Since 2015-2016
8. Mr Sadhan Sarkar   Since 2012-2013
9.Ms Swati Dasgupta   Since 2015-2016
10.Mr Zahir Abbas   Since 2015-2016
11. Mr Debasis Shome   Since -2011-12
12. Mr. Sirshendu Mukherjee   Since 2013-14
13. Mr. NilenduSekharBhaumik   Since 2014-15
14. Mrs. Reetuparna Roy   Since 2011-12
(Left in December 2015)

Courses

Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
8-semester B. Tech. Course in Jute and Fibre Technology   Under graduate Engineering Course approved by AICTE  and C.U. Passed in XII Class with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematic with 45% Marks and qualified as per rules of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board Intake 60 (5% TFW and Reservation for SC, ST etc. are as per W. B. Govt. Rules) + NRI/PIO seats for foreign students (maximum 15%) + three additional seat increased by C.U. Order for OBC category.
(With provision of lateral entry to the 3rd Semester of B Tech for additional  15% seats and in vacant seats for3yr Engineering Diploma passed or B.Sc. Passed students as per rules of JELET examination and its supplements published by  West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board.
4-semester M. Tech. Course in Textile Technology (Technical Textiles)   Post Graduate Engineering Course approved by AICTE  and C.U. B. Tech in Textile Technology/Jute and Fibre Technology or equivalent like B Des. with Textile Design Specialization and M.Sc. in Textiles and Clothing etc.
(Through Admission Test and Interview for both GATE and Non GATE candidates) for CU and Non CU candidates.
Intake 18 +  NRI/PIO for foreign students (maximum 15%) and Reservation for SC, ST etc. are  as per W. B. Govt. Rules) 
Ph. D (Tech)  Programme in Textile Technology Research Degree M Tech in Textile Technology /Engg. Or Equivalent or B tech having 3 published papers in refereed journals etc.  through PhD admission Test ( PAT)  and interview as per advertisement Seats depend on Nos of Guide willing to take fresh PhD students as university Norms.
4-Semester P.G. Diploma Course in Jute Technology & Management   Industry oriented National Jute Board sponsored Post Graduate Diploma and Engineering and Management Course approved by AICTE and C.U. B.Sc. Degree or equivalent with any one of the subject combination with Physics/Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Statistics / Computer / Information Technology/ Biology ( with Botany /Bio-Chemistry / Environmental Sc/ Bio Statistics/ Bio informatics etc. or B.Sc. (Agriculture) bachelor of Agriculture or B.Tech/B.E. in relevant Branch etc. or equivalent.
(Through common admission Test and Interview) for both 50 % sponsored and 50 % nonsponsored candidates. 
Intake 60 (5% TFW and Reservation for SC, ST etc. are  as per W. B. Govt. Rules) 
3 Months Junior Level Supervisory Certificate courses in –
(a) Jute Selection and Batching and
(b) Jute Spinning and Winding,
(c) Jute Fabric Manufacture (Beaming to Finishing)
(d) Jute Mill Machinery Maintenance (Mill Side and Factory Side) :
(e) Jute Diversified Product manufacturing  and Quality Control
Industry oriented Short Term Certificate Level Courses for Jute Industry. Minimum Class X pass (but XII pass and BA.B Com. B. Sc.  pass are preferred. Intake 30 in eachJLS course for 3month each.

Research

Research Scholars :

Name Research topic Name of the supervisor Date of Registration
1. Mr. Madhabananda Pattanaik Studies on the effects of various finishing treatment on handle, comfort and hygienic properties of handloom fabrics for value addition Prof. Sadhan Chandra Roy Registration – December, 2011 Thesis submitted in Jan -2016. & Report awaiting
2.Tapas Ranjan Kar, Dy. Director, MGIRI, Wardha Studies on Effect of Physical and Chemical Intervention on the Properties of Cotton Muslin Fabric Prof. A K Samanta
& Dr Asis Mukhopadhyay
And Dr M Bhagwat              (Associate Supervisor)
Registration – October 2012 &Thesis submitted in Dec-2015.  Report awaiting
3. Mr. Kedar Nath Das Studies on the effects of yarn and fabric parameters on the functional and draping properties of handloom fabrics. Prof. S C Ray
and
Prof. S K Sett
Registration –Dec-2011and work is in progress.
4.Mr. Debashish Chattopadhyay Performance of Edi Silk Dr. S M Chatterjee
And
Dr. Arijit Chakraborty
Registration- Feb-2012
& work is in progress
3. Mr. NilenduSekharBhaumik,
Non-net Fellow, C.U.
Eco-friendly Chemical Processing of Jute and Blended Jute Substrate Prof. A K Samanta
And Prof A Konar
& Dr A N Roy, NIRJAFT
(Associate Supervisor)
Registration - Feb- 2012  & work is in progress
4. Mrs.Kashmita Bhattacharya,
Assistant Manager – NTC (Arati Cotton Mill, Howrah)
Study on Physico-Chemical Parameters for Sequential and Concurrent Dyeing and Finishing of Jute Fabric Prof. A K Samanta Registration -  December -2011 & work is under  progress
5.Leena Mishra ,Technical Assistant  NIRJAFT, Kolkata Effect of selective Treatments of Coconut Fibre on its Processibility Prof. A K Samanta
& Dr Gautam Basu ,NIRJAFT  
Registration -  Dec, 2012  & work is in progress
6. Mr Rajib Bhattacharyay, Teaching cum Research Fellow, ISDS, DJFT, C.U. Development of Potentially important Jute Paving Fabric for Geo-technical Application Prof. Swapan Kumar Ghosh Registration – Sept. 2012 &work is in progress
7.Mr. MainakMitra, Faculty,  GIFTS, Kolkata Studies on Water Proofness and moisture vapour permeability of cotton and Jute based Textiles coated with natural rubber based compound Dr. Debashis Das Registration after  – September 2015& work is in progress

Projects :

Project title Funding agency Principal investigator Duration Budget
Rs.
1. Modernization of Yarn Manufacture Lab. Sponsored by MHRD, Govt. of India  PI : Dr. S K Sett 1986-1989 15 Lakhs
2. Modernization of Textiles Science Lab. Sponsored by MHRD, Govt. of India  PI : Dr. D. Sur 1986-1989 5 Lakhs
3. Modernization for Improved Infrastructure Facilities in Textile Science Divn. of IJT (Text. Sc., Fund-I), Sponsored by MHRD, Govt. of India  PI : Dr A K Samanta and Dr D Sur 1988 & 1989 10 lakhs
4. Modernization of Textile Science Division of IJT’ (Text. Sc., Fund II), Sponsored by MHRD, Govt. of India PI : Dr A K Samanta 1989-1991 5 lakhs
5. Special Jute Development Fund for National Jute Diversification Programme Sponsored by the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India,  Project Cordinator  : Dr A K Samanta and Principal,IJT 1990-93 Rs.62.9 lakhs
5.. Modernization of Fibre Chemistry and Analytics Lab’ Sponsored by MHRD/AICTE, Govt. of India Jt PI : Dr A K Samanta and MrDhiraj Kr Sinha 1993- 1996 Rs. 10.0 Lakhs
6..HRD Project for Jute Sector under  UNDP GOI National Jute Development Programme Sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, GOI, PI : MrDhiraj Kr Sinha 1993-1998 Rs. 3-00 Crore in five yrs.
(6000 persons were trained)
7. AICTE Project on Modernization and Removal of Obsolesces in the Fabric Manufacture Laboratory Sponsored by AICTE, GoI under MODROBS scheme PI : Prof. S C Ray 1993-1996 Rs. 5.00 lakhs
8. AICTE Project on Installation of Yarn Splicer, Computer Aided Design Software and laboratory Model Knitting Machine. Sponsored by AICTE, GoI under MODROBS scheme PI : Prof. S C Ray 1996-1999 Rs. 7.00 lakhs
9. UNDP-CCF1 (FAHP) HRD Project for Workers’ Training for Jute Mill Sector Sponsored by UNDP & Min. of Textiles, GOI, through N.C.J.D. as Nodal Agency, Jt PI: Prof Prabir Ray and Dr  A K Samanta 2000- 2004 Rs. 74.00 lakhs,(11,000 persons were trained in Jute industry)
  10. Computer-aided Print Design System for Creating Novel Print Designs’ Sponsored by AICTE, GOI, under TAPTEC Scheme PI : Dr A K Samanta 2000-2003 Rs. 11.00 lakhs
11. AICTE Project on Studies on Nonwoven Jute Geotextile to be used for Asphalt Overlays on Unpaved and Paved Roads Sponsored by AICTE, GOI, under TAPTEC Scheme PI : Prof. S K Ghosh 2003-2008 Rs.15.50 lakhs
12. Study of Thermal Behavior of Jute and Chemically Modified Jute Aimed at Developing Thermal Protective Technical Textiles Sponsored by AICTE, GOI, under  RPS Scheme Jt PI : Dr A K Samanta and Dr S K Biswas 2004-2007 Rs. 14.00 lakhs
13. Development of Coated Textiles 
In Collaboration with IIT-Kharagpur as co-partner
Sponsored by AICTE, GOI , under NCP scheme PI :  Dr D Das, and Prof A K Samanta  (after  Dr D Das went on lien) 2007-2010 Rs15.00  Lakhs
14. Small Scale Entrepreneurship Development in Diversified Jute Products for Technical Collaboration on Setting up of Six Handloom Units and Two Wet Processing Plants Sponsored by CFC Through IJSG, Dhaka and NCJD.as Implementing agency in India. Jt.  PI: Prof Prabir Ray and Prof  A K Samanta 2007-2008 Grant of 1000 US $ initially.
[Later Sanctioned US$ 17,500 ( Rs. 8.0 lakhs )
15. Standardization of Application of Natural Dyes on Jute Based Textiles for Eco-Friendly Jute Decorative and Diversified Products (for decentralized Jute Sector only Sponsored by JTM-JMDC (NJB) under Jute Technology Mission under Ministry of Textiles, GOI PI : Prof. A K Samanta  2008-09 to 2012-13 Rs 40.00 lakhs (Completed)
16. ‘Development of Appropriate Computer Aided Colour Matching Data-Base And Print Design Library For The Use In Production of Jute Diversified Products’’ (for Both Decentralized and Centralized Jute Sector Sponsored by JTM-JMDC (NJB) under Jute Technology Mission (JTM) under Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India PI : Prof. A K Samanta  2008-09 to
2012-13
Rs 38.00 lakhs (Completed)
17. Development of Fire Retardant Jute Fabric Sponsored by JTM-JMDC (NJB) under the National Programme on Jute Technology Mission (JTM) under Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India PI : Prof. A K Samanta  2008-09 to
2012-13
Rs 32.00 lakhs (including Rs 5 lakhs for SITRA as collaborating Institute ) Completed
18. Development of Jute Based Paving fabric to serve as a cheaper substitute of Bitumen mastic Sponsored by JTM-JMDC (NJB) under the National Programme on Jute Technology Mission (JTM) under Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India     PI : Prof. S K Ghosh 2008-09 to
2012-13
Rs. 65 Lakhs
19. Development of NABL Accredited Jeo-Textile Testing Lab. Sponsored by JMDC (NJB) under the National Programme on Jute Technology Mission (JTM) under Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India   2011-12
to
2013-14
Rs. 8.00 Lakhs
20. Jute Geo Textile Fabric Engineering, as a Technical Partner of International Jute Geo Textile Project through NJB, MOT-GOI CFC-Netherland funded project jointly to IJSG, Dhaka and NJB, MOT, India PI : Prof. S K Ghopsh 2011-12
to
2013-14
Rs. 5.00 Lakhs
21. Development of Technical Textiles from Jute based coated fabric Ministry of Textiles, GOI through Textile Commissioner Office under TMTT R&D Fund PI : Dr. D. Das and Dr. Atin Chaudhury 2012-13
to
2013-14
Rs. 8.00 Lakhs
22. Study on Harvesting extraction and processing of nettle fibres from Himalayan Zone   PI : Prof. S K Settt, Prof. S. C. Ray and Dr. Asis Mukhopadhyay 2013-14
to
2014-15
Rs. 5.00 Lakhs
23. INTREGTED SKILL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (ISDS) –DPR-I –Pilot Phase , HRD  Project for New Entrant Workers and Junior Supervisor Training for Jute Sector Sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, GOI, at DJFT,IJT,CU  as a Nodal Implementing Agency Joint PI : Prof. A K Samanta and Prof. S K. Ghosh 2010-11
To
2014-15-
Rs. 19.29 Crores (26,600 persons are to be trained for skill up gradation in Jute sector) .

On Going Projects ( 2015-16 onwards) :

Project title Funding agency Principal investigator Duration Budget
Rs.
1. INTREGTED SKILL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (ISDS)-DPR-II   HRD Project for Workers and Supervisor Training for Jute Sector Sponsored by Ministry. Of Textiles, Govt. of India), DJFT,IJT,CU  as a Nodal Implementing Agency Joint PI : Prof. A K Samanta and Prof. S K. Ghosh 2014- 2017 Rs 15.31 cores
Target trainees 3939 + 5000= 8939 plus enhanced target to be approved by MOT
2. “Industry oriented courses and related activities” including PGDJTM and other Short Term JLS courses for sustainable human resource development for Jute industry   National Jute Board (NJB), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India Sponsored Jt. PI : Prof. A K Samanta , Prof. S K. Ghosh and Dr Asis Mukhopadhaya 2012-13 to
2016-17
Rs.. 72.82 Lakhs +4.49 Lakhs +126.04 Lakhs +34.06 Lakhs  so far released up to 2015-16
3. Short and Long Term Training on Jute Diversified Products and handicrafts  Through Established HRD Institution  Sponsored by DCH of Ministry of Textiles , Govt. of India, Jt. PI : Prof. A K Samanta and Prof. S K. Ghosh 2015-16 to
2019-20
Rs 193,00 lakhs ( released Rs 33.50 lakhs is released so far)
4. Survey of Artisan and other persons for Their Working conditions and Livelihood and their need identification etc. as DCH R & D Project for 2015 on Jute Diversified Products in Murshidabad Region Sponsored by DCH of Ministry of Textiles , Govt. of India, Joint PI : Prof. A K Samanta and Prof. S K. Ghosh 2015-16 to
2016-17
Rs 15,00 lakhs ( released Rs 7.50 lakhs is released so far)
5. DCH Handicraft Training  Project for 2016-17 on Jute Diversified Products in Murshidabad Region   Sponsored by DCH of Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India Joint PI : Prof. A K Samanta and Prof. S K. Ghosh 2015-16 to
2016-17
Rs 5.42 lakhs (released Rs 2.71 lakhs is released so far)
6. JC-R&D Project -3: on “Standardization of Fire Retardant Finish for Jute Fabrics Sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India under R & D Schemes on Jute and Textiles (Plan)                  PI : Prof A K Samanta 2016-17 &
2017-18
Rs. 36.34 Lakhs (Rs.12.72 Lakhs released so far)
7. Design and Engineering of Jute and Jute Blended Combined Fabrics and its suitable after treatment to develop geo-membrane and tarfelt for potential use in civil engineering construction Sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India under R & D Schemes on Jute and Textiles (Plan)                   PI : Prof. S K Ghosh 2016-17 &
2017-18
Rs. 51.67 Lakhs (Rs. 18.09 Lakhs released so far)
8. Development of Jute and Jute Blended Non woven for use in Thermal and Acoustic Insulation, Application   Sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India under R & D Schemes on Jute and Textiles (Plan)                  PI : Prof. S K Ghosh 2016-17 &
2017-18
Rs. 81.42 Lakhs
(Rs. 28.49 Lakhs released so far)
9. Development of Bag made from jute fabric aluminum foil laminate for packaging of tea Sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India under R & D Schemes on Jute and Textiles (Plan)                  PI : Dr. D. Das 2016-17 &
2017-18
Rs. 18.26
(Rs. 6.39 Lakhs released so far)
10. Coating and Finishing of Textile Based on jute and other natural fibre for technical application Sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India under R & D Schemes on Jute and Textiles (Plan)                  PI : Dr. D. Das 2016-17 &
2017-18
Rs.17.50 Lakhs
Rs. 6.125 Lakhs)

Collaborations :

Title of the programme Principal collaborator of the Department Name and address of the collaborating institution Principal collaborator of the collaborating Institution Duration of the programme
1. To strengthen academic programs and student exchanges between two Institutions, University of Calcutta and Eastern Michigan University, USA Dr. Debasish Das EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Ypsilanti, Michigan United States ofAmerica Prof. Subash Chandra Ghosh,
Professor, Apparel. Textiles and Merchandising Dept., EMU, USA
4 Years from 2012-2013
2.Collaborative R & D Work for Development of Jute Based Coated Textiles under TMTT Project for Technical Textiles sponsored by MOT, GoI through Textile Commissioner Dr. Debasish Das EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Ypsilanti, Michigan United States of America Prof. Subash Chandra Ghosh,
Professor, Apparel. Textiles and Merchandising Dept., EMU, USA
2 Years from 2013-14
3.R&D Collaboration with SITRA, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India for JTM R & D Project – 10 on Fire Retardant Finish Prof. A K Samanta SITRA, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India Mr. KarthikeyanThangavelu, Officer in charge, SITRA, PLSC 2008-2009 to 2012-2013
4. R&D Collaboration with CRRI, New Delhi, India for JTM R & D Project – 14 on Developing Jute Paving Fabric with Bitumen Coated as substitute for mastic asphalt Prof. S K Ghosh CRRI, New Delhi, India Dr. P K Jain, Chief Scientist, CRRI and Mr. Abhisekh Mittal 2009-10 to 2013-14

Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic Department/ centre :

  • Technical Textiles, Jute Diversified Products for Technical Textiles Applications, Spinning of Jute Blended Yarns, Jute Based Non-woven and Woven Fabrics, Yarn and Fabric Structure,  Geo-textiles, Coated textiles, Natural Dyed Jute and Textile Products, Protective Chemical Finishing, Computer Application in Textiles, Jute and Textiles Mill Machinery Maintenance etc.

Teaching support

  • Eb-cohost web based e-journal compilation for all textile and related journals are available on line for special teaching and research support for this department for 3 years from HRD Project,  besides all the e-resources are made available by Calcutta University
  • 23 videos are specially made by this department under JTM HRD Project on each section of Jute Processing for yarn and fabric manufacture.
  • 15 Training Manuals and two books are published by this Department on Jute and Textiles processing subjects for teaching and training support

Research support

Name of the equipment Brief description Funding agency
1. Modern spinning preparatory line For cotton and jute yarn processing MHRD and AICTE Project
2. Modern Spinning machinery -4 types For cotton and jute yarn making MHRD and AICTE Project
3. Universal Tensile Testing Machine, 5 kN, 10 kN, 100 kN For tensile strength testing of textiles 2 under AICTE Project and 1 under NJB Infra-structure Fund Development Project
4. Uster Tester 5 For evenness testing of yarns NJB Infra-structure Fund Development Project
5. DSC & TGA For thermo-gravimetric analysis of textiles and polymer AICTE Project
6. Laboratory Knitting Machine For manufacturing knitted textiles samples AICTE Project
7. Non woven manufacturing line For manufacture of Non woven textiles NJB Infra-structure Fund Development Project
8. Shuttleless Looms-4 types  For manufacture of Woven Fabric AICTE Project and NJB Infra-structure Fund Development Project and ISDS project
9. FTIR Spectroscopy For functional group analysis for textiles and polymers JTM R&D Project
10. UV-VIS Spectrophoto meter For analysis of colour solution NJB Infra-structure Fund Development Project
11. Computer aided colour measuring and matching For measurement of colour strength in textiles AICTE Project
12. Computer aided Print Design System For design and development on  screen for textiles AICTE Project
13.Laboratory Jigger, Padding Mangle, Stenter etc.  For Laboratory Chemical Processing of Textiles NJB Infra-structure Fund Development Project
14. Beaker Dyeing and I R Dyeing machine and HT-HP dyeing –total 3 types For Dyeing of textiles AICTE and NJB Infra-structure Fund Development Project
15. Lab Printing machines -2 types For Textile screen Printing  and heat transfer printing Special Jute Dev Fund (SJDF) and  AICTE Project
16. Weather-O-Meter For Light fastness and weather resistance testing NJB Infra-structure Fund Development Project
17.Wash fastness, Light fastness and rubbing fastness tester For testing of colour fastness of Dyed Textiles NJB Infra-structure Fund Development Project
18. All Geo textile Testing facilities For Geo Textile Testing AICTE and NJB Infra-structure Fund Development Project and ISDS project
19. All Fibre /Yarn and Fabric Testing including Quality of cotton and raw jute etc. For Fibre , Yarn and fabric Testing MHRD/AICTE/SJDF and NJB’s Infrastructural Dev project and ISDS project.

Major activities:

  • Students’activities:
  • There is an ex-students alumni association, who organize re-union activity every year on 26th August inviting all ex-students in an around Kolkata, particularly from different jute mills.  Another get together is also organize by present students and ex-students meet on a suitable day in January in the University Campus for healthy interaction.  In both the activities they published one souvenir cum annual number with few technical articles and other related matter.

  • Placement activities
  • One senior teacher is holding the responsibility of training and placement in-charge.  Presently, Dr. Debashis Das, Associate Professor of this department is holding this position to organize campus interview of different textiles and jute mills every year and also arrange off campus interview of students for placement.  He is supported with HOD and other faculties in this respect.

  • Organizing Seminar and Conferences:
  • In last 5 years since 2011, this department has organized the following seminars and conferences:

  • Final R&D Project Dissemination seminar on behalf of National Jute Board, Kolkata at Kennedy Hall of this Department.
  • Jute Geo-Textile training cum workshop held at Kennedy Hall of this Department inviting civil engineers of PWD, Municipal Corporation – Road Division and other civil engineering firms.
  • One day seminar cum workshop for standardization of jute and textile products in association with BIS, New Delhi.
  • One HRD workshop with Textiles Sector Skill Council, New Delhi and Jute Industry interaction for occupational mapping of different category of work force in jute industry for preparation of NOS and NVQP for jute sector.
  • The above workshop was repeated again at Elluru, Andhra Pradesh for covering jute mills of Andhra Pradesh.
  • One HRD Workshop was organized for short term and long term industry oriented courses like, PGDJTM and JLS Courses sponsored by NJB for industry – institute – govt. interaction on these issues.

Links:

ALL TRAS like ATIRA, BTRA, SITRA, NITRA, WRA &MANTRA etc

Additional information:

  • Consultancy Services :  In last five year faculty of this department conducted two major consultancy services as follows :-
  • Consultancy for technical audit and valuation of Plant and Machinery of six units of M/s. NJMC Limited by nine faculty of this department amounting to Rs. 11.50 Lacs
  • Prof. S K Ghosh and his associate have made a consultancy for improvement of productivity in weaving shed of M/s. Gloster Jute Mills amounting to Rs. 5.00 Lacs.
  • Dr. Amiya Kumar Singha is giving consulting advice for maintenance of air conditioning and humidification system in few private hospitals through a technical agency.
  • Mill Service –Inspection, Testing and Technical services :

This department from his inception has an unique mill service division doing Inspection, Testing and Technical services for jute and textile industry as a PI self-run project for earning revenue to meet some of the regular maintenance cost of the department.  This mill service division is headed by two PI’s i.e, present HOD, Prof. S. K. Ghosh and former HOD Prof. A K Samanta jointly.

  • Extension services / On Job Training or HRD training services in Industry

This department is doing extension service for onsite Mill Training for workers and supervisors and artisan in Jute Processing and JDP under different Govt. funded project like JTM –HRD project ( 2007-08 -2011-12) providing training to 23000 persons and subsequently under OSDS DPR-I ( pilot phase providing training of 26 600 persons and now continuing ISDS training under its main phase for JDP and Jute Mills ,providing training of 3939 persons up to 1-4-2014 and further 1900 persons trained up to 1-4-2015 and presently running training of approx. 1700 persons are in progress out of total target of 8940 persons to be trained during 2014 to  2017 . A huge social relevance and employment generation as well as self-employment of JDP workers and artisanhave been thus created by this Dept. in last 10 years or so.

  • Syllabus Modifications: Recently our B. Tech (JFT) and PGDJTM syllabus are modified in 2015 and 2016 respectively to make it industry friendly. We are planning to modify our M. Tech (TT) syllabus as per UGC guideline to implement choice based credit system.  

Contact

Campus : Tarak Nath Palit Trust Prangan, Ballygunge Campus

Address for communication :
Department of Jute and Fibre Technology, Institute of Jute Technology,
University of Calcutta
35, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata -700019