GNDU Receives Massive Grant to Revolutionize Technical Textiles!

In a groundbreaking development, the Department of Apparel and Textile Technology at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has clinched a monumental grant of Rs 7 crore and 5 lakh from the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, as part of the National Technical Textile Mission. This infusion of funds is set to usher in a new era of innovation and progress in the realm of technical textiles.
The significance of this achievement cannot be overstated. The grant will be instrumental in catapulting the promotion of technical textiles to unprecedented heights. It aims to empower a new generation of technically adept engineers, professionals, and highly skilled individuals who will become the driving force behind the evolution of technical textiles.
Dr. Varinder Kaur, the Head of the Department of Apparel and Textile Technology, expressed profound gratitude for the ministry’s support. She remarked, “This grant is a remarkable milestone for our department. With these funds, we will revolutionize our laboratory infrastructure by incorporating state-of-the-art machines and instruments, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of technical textiles.”
The department has already taken strides in this direction by updating its curriculum to include cutting-edge subjects specifically tailored to the world of technical textiles. With the primary focus on this burgeoning field, the grant is poised to act as a catalyst for producing a skilled workforce in the realm of technical textiles.
But the impact doesn’t stop there. Dr. Varinder Kaur emphasized, “This grant will not only elevate our department’s profile but also create a ripple effect throughout the local textile industry in Amritsar, Ludhiana, and other cities in Punjab, as well as nearby states in the northern region of India. It will bolster existing businesses involved in technical textiles and inspire others to venture into this dynamic field.”
Acknowledging the invaluable support of the Punjab State Council for Science & Technology in facilitating this endeavor, Dr. Varinder Kaur revealed an exciting collaboration on the horizon. “GNDU and PSCST will join forces to fortify the technical textiles sector in Punjab,” she stated.
This collaboration between GNDU and the Ministry of Textiles exemplifies a shared commitment to fostering innovation and excellence in the field of technical textiles. It’s a remarkable step forward that promises to reshape the future of this industry, not just locally but on a national scale.
As GNDU embarks on this exciting journey, the world of technical textiles eagerly anticipates the transformative changes that will undoubtedly emerge from this monumental grant. Stay tuned for the wave of innovation set to sweep through the textile industry, redefining the possibilities of technical textiles.

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