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What after 12th exams: B.Tech in Silk Technology

B.Tech in Silk Technology has a lot of scope and has a good job market to offer.

Silk technology essentially deals with the study of silk production and falls under the department of Textile Engineering. The subjects focus on the various ways of producing silk using different sources such as silk worms and chemical treatments.

Silk, a natural protein fiber, is one of the oldest kinds of fabric in the world. Hence it has a higher demand ratio in comparison to other fabrics. in ancient times silk worms used to be the sole source of producing the fabric, however, with the advent of the technology era new and advanced methods of producing artificial silk were invented.  

Looking at the increasing demand of the fabric, government of India introduced Silk Technology Engineering in various colleges across the country in order to prepare skilled professionals to manage the ever growing silk market.

Students who have cleared their 12th class exam with Physics, Chemistry, Maths subjects are eligible for this course.

Subjects of Silk Technology:

  • Fiber Science
  • Yarn manufacture, yarn structure and properties
  • Fabric manufacture and fabric structure
  • Textile testing Dyeing

Further career:

Students can either opt to pursue a ME or M.Tech degree in Silk Technology or a job after they complete their B.Tech in Silk Technology.
The job market has a lot to offer to students after they complete their B.Tech in Silk Technology. They can work as a control supervisor, technical salesperson, medical textiles engineer, operations trainee, technologists, process engineer and researchers.

Some of the big recruiters:

  • Mysore Silk Factory
  • Silk Mark
  • Grasim Industries
  • Bombay Dying
  • Arvind Mills Ltd.
  • JCT Limited
  • Lakshmi Machine Works
  • Lakshmi Mill