SOFD Visit NITRA , Ghaziabad
19 January , 2019.
Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) , Ghaziabad
School of Fashion organized an Industrial and academic Visit to “NITRA”, Sanjay Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on 19-01-2019. Students of 2nd and 4th semester along with faculty members Mr. Neeraj Kumar yadav & Ms. Rashika Kaushal visited the Industry.
Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) is set-up jointly by Govt. of India and textile industry in 1974 on a 50-acre land at Ghaziabad near national capital New Delhi. NITRA is the only ISO 9001:2000 accredited premier textile research association in the country. NITRA is recognized by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India.
The Students were received by Mr. Vivek Agarwal (Asst. Director, NITRA) and Mr. Vijay (Researcher & Jr. Scientist) walked us through their different departments and workshop to orient us with the working of the organization.
The main objective of the visit was to help students understand what goes within the textile industry, how Textile industry work so that they get the knowledge related to the Machinery and equipment’s, handloom & power loom, Weaving, knitting, dyeing & printing procedure, lab testing procedure of textile and GMT techniques etc.
They understood the basic work flow of manufacturing processes in Textile Industry like spinning, weaving, knitting, physical & chemical textile testing lab & dyeing, Printing. Lab in-charge of spinning department explained the technical process in spinning from picking the cotton balls followed by Blow room, Carding, draw frame (Breaker), Draw frame (Finisher), Simplex, Open end spinning. The Spinning process was followed by the Weaving process in which students saw direct warping, drawing and weaving. Students were got some hands-on experience with shuttle looms, shuttle less loom, and use of software’s for weaving process. They also learn how knitted fabrics developed on circular knitting machine.
Students were also interacted with the Scientists, and Research Associates working in the Lab. They encouraged students to study well, understand the concepts of textile industry. These unique exposures provide the foundation for experimentation, inspiration, textile development, creativity, and allow the students for authentic learning experiences related to their curriculum.
It was a good learning experience for the students. They got valuable inputs regarding design, research & development, In-house collection and many other things.