Welcome to Textile Institute of Pakistan
Textiles being Pakistan’s largest industrial sector generate the country’s highest export earnings of about 54%, providing the bulk of employment (38%) to a largely under-utilized workforce. The high levels of unemployment and underemployment are mainly on account of the low skill levels, low literacy and poor managerial efficiencies of the job market. Recognizing this gap, TIP was founded in 1994 under the aegis of APTMA, to fill the much growing vacuum. The key objective was to provide professional education and training to a new class of young professionals by honing their practical skills in addition to providing the necessary theoretical knowledge.
In order to run TIP independently, APTMA created a trust under the name of National Textile Foundation (NTF). This foundation is the caretaker of TIP and looks after its financial and capital needs. The institute was purpose built (200,000 sq.ft. covered area) along with a state-of-the-art architectural design by a leading architect on 50 acres of land located on the National Highway, about 40 km from the Karachi city center. The architectural features of interior and exterior design are in consonance with the climatic and topographical need to soften the harshness of Karachi’s physical and social environment. While not being ostentatious, the premises are air-conditioned and fitted with pleasant fixtures, wood work and finishing. The exterior is adorned with beautifully sprawling lawns and an artificial lake complete with related fauna in its natural habitat.
Realizing the importance of this segment to Pakistan’s export potential, the Export Promotion Bureau (now Trade Development Authority of Pakistan) has played a significant role in the development of TIP in the shape of generous financial assistance through the EDF (Export Development Fund). The campus houses all requisite facilities as per internationally acceptable standards, such as, an extensive library with individual and group study facilities together with an audio-visual room. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled based on dedicated 4 Mbps Fiber Optic internet connectivity. The computer lab also has a separate CAD lab equipped with specialized software related to the field of textile design, weaving and apparel. The science and textile laboratories, including spinning, weaving, knitting, wet processing, apparel and testing labs, have all been equipped with the specialized machinery for imparting hands-on training to the students.