MS Textile Chemistry
The MS Textile Chemistry Program aims to provide advanced training in all fields of textile chemistry like dyeing, printing and finishing with in depth knowledge of the chemicals being used in textile processing industry and their environmental implications. The students will be trained to conduct independent investigations of problems which textile processing industry of Pakistan is currently facing and find their solutions. The program emphasizes the development of students’ potential for research and the technical and analytical skills needed for the design of new products and processes which are sustainable.
After the graduation, the student will have:
- The in-depth knowledge of Textile Chemistry including pretreatment, dyeing, printing and finishing.
- The ability to formulate recipe and design process of fabric preparation, dyeing and finishing on the basis of theory.
- The ability to synthesize conventional and functional dyestuff or able to modify the dyestuff followed by the applications on textiles.
- The ability to modify textiles substrates using surface chemistry knowledge for the development of sustainable textiles.
- The ability to use and interpret data from advanced analytical instruments such as FTIR, GCMS, HPLC, UV vis Spectroscopy etc.
- The ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- The ability to work individually as well as in a team in a diverse environment.
- The ability to enter industry with the engineering techniques, skills and tools required to be able to solve real world problems of textile wet processing.
TP–5001 Chemistry of Dyes and Pigments
The overall objective of this course is to give students the general description of dyes & pigments, chemistry of dyes & pigments and their synthesis on lab scale as well as on industrial scale. The students will learn the nomenclature of dyes, different chromophoric system, classification of dyes according to their chemical structure, classification of dyes w.r.t. their application, the physico-chemical interaction between dyes and fibrous materials. The students will also learn the chemistry and synthesis of different types of organic, inorganic pigments and advance pigments like thermochromics and photochromic pigments. This course will also cover the synthesis and application of novel dyes with added functionality to impart UV-absorbent, antimicrobial and water repellency characteristics to the textiles.
TP–5002 Chemistry of Fibrous Polymers
The overall objective of this course is to impart knowledge about the chemistry, behavior and properties of natural, synthetic and smart fibrous materials. The students will learn the manufacturing, formation of all kind of fibres with technological advancement and the relation of their chemistry to the performance. The students will also learn the chemistry and behavior of smart, technical and high performance fibres and their application in their specific fields. At the end of this course, the students will be able to select fibres for all kind of textile applications ranging from apparel and sportswear to technical and protective textiles.
TP–5003 Polymeric Matrix Composites
The course treats the properties of interface and colloidal system such as adsorption, wettability, dispersion and electrical double layer etc., with emphasis on textile surfaces. It covers surface free energy, capillarity, wetting and water contact angle. The electrical aspects of surfaces such as electrical double layer, stern layer, electrophoresis electroosmosis, streaming potential and zeta potential. Double layer interaction (DLVO theory) are also included. Adsorption isotherms such as the laws of Nernst, Freundlich and Langmuir, and Fick’s law will be discussed.
TP–5004 Textile Auxiliaries
This course will focus on the chemistry and mechanism of reactions of various auxiliaries used in textile industry. These auxiliaries include sizing and desizing agents, detergents, surfactants, scouring agents, bleaching agents, dyeing auxiliaries, printing chemicals and finishing agents. The students will acquire from fundamental to advanced knowledge of these textile chemical agents.
TP–5005 Advanced Analytical Techniques
The overall objective of this course is to provide knowledge for the evaluation of textile substrates. This course will give an introduction to different physical, chemical and mechanical characterization techniques, including XRD, SEM, TEM, chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, UV/Vis spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, tensile testing, impact testing, bending, shear and hardness testing. The student will also learn the use of differential scanning calorimetry and zeta sizer to measure zeta potential of different textiles.
TP–5006 Coloration of Textiles
This course will cover the application of different dyes on variety of textiles substrates. The students will learn the physical aspects of dyeing, the properties of polymeric fibrous w.r.t. dyeing behavior, theory of machine involved in batch- wise and continuous dyeing process, union dyeing, blend dyeing containing smart and technical textiles. The course will focus on advanced printing techniques such digital printing of textile substrates and its application. The students will also gain the knowledge of thermodynamic aspect of dyeing including adsorption isotherm. During this course, students should be able to define and optimize recipe and parameters to develop the dyeing process of particular substrate. At the end of this course the students will be able to dye different types of textiles including fibres, yarn, knitted fabric , woven fabric and technical textiles made of different fibrous materials.
TP–5007 Functionalization of Textiles
The overall objective of this course is to teach students about the surface preparation, modification and surface treatments of textiles. The students will learn the different techniques of functionalization such as physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, surface grafting, enzymatic surface modifications etc. The students will also learn the surface functionalization using plasma treatment, nanoparticles to impart different functionality to textiles such as antibacterial, super hydrophobicity, moisture management and self- cleaning characteristics. At the end of this course the students will be able to prepare textiles with multi functionality in different fields of life such as active wear, sportswear, medical textile and protective textiles.
TP–5008 Sustainability in Textiles
This course covers fundamentals of sustainability and implications of materials and processes used in textile wet processing industry. The student study a range of sustainability principles that address lifecycle assessment, including eco- footprint analysis, embedded energy and environmental impact of textile dyeing and finishing processes. The students will also be introduced to sustainable textile fibers, enzyme biotechnologies for sustainable textile processing, key sustainability issues in textile dyeing and environmentally friendly plasma technologies for textiles. It also covers latest technologies for sustainable textile dyeing.
TP–5009 Research Methodology
The overall aim of this course is to enable the students to identify a research area, identify a research problem, formulate research question, conduct literature survey, formulate research hypothesis, design research experiments, graphically present, analyse and interpret the experimental data, and draw valid conclusions. Additionally, the students will be able to write a research proposal, critically analyse research papers, and write a short literature review with proper citations and referencing. The students will practice relevant statistical tools and techniques using a statistical software package. The students will also become familiar with plagiarism and other ethical issues in research, patents, copyrights and trademarks, thesis and research paper writing styles.
TP–6001 Research Project
The Research Project module will enable the students to bring together the knowledge and skills acquired in the earlier modules to investigate a selected topic reviewing the literature, presenting seminars and preparing material in the form of a publication. The project will demonstrate the student’s capabilities to perform independently but supervised research to solve practical problems utilizing the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills attained. The overall purpose of the module is to develop in the students an understanding of the steps involved in planning and conducting a research project and in communicating the findings both orally and in writing. The project work can be undertaken in an industrial concern, where possible, ensuring both the relevance to the employer, access to appropriate facilities, and allowing sufficient time to be spent on the practical work. Alternatively, projects could be based and carried out at the university. In case of collaboration with other national and international research institutes and universities the final semester research projects can be completed at mother and collaborated organization. The Research Project module will enable the students to bring together the knowledge and skills acquired in the earlier modules to investigate a selected topic reviewing the literature, presenting seminars and preparing material in the form of a publication. The project will demonstrate the student’s capabilities to perform independently but supervised research to solve practical problems utilizing the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills attained. The overall purpose of the module is to develop in the students an understanding of the steps involved in planning and conducting a research project and in communicating the findings both orally and in writing. The project work can be undertaken in an industrial concern, where possible, ensuring both the relevance to the employer, access. to appropriate facilities, and allowing sufficient time to be spent on the practical work. Alternatively, projects could be based and carried out at the university. In case of collaboration with other national and international research institutes and universities the final semester research projects can be completed at mother and collaborated organization.
A candidate seeking admission in MS Textile Chemistry must possess a 16 years of education i.e BS in Textile Processing/Chemistry/Applied Chemistry/Industrial Chemistry degree or its equivalent with a minimum of CGPA 2.00/4.00 in semester system or 60% in annual/term system from an HEC recognized institute/university.
The applicant must pass NTU-GAT (General) test conducted by National Textile University, as per HEC guidelines and adopted by Advanced Studies and Research Board of NTU, Faisalabad with a minimum of 50% cumulative score.
The applicant must not be already registered as a student in any other academic program in Pakistan or abroad.
Admission merit list will be prepared according to the following criteria.
|MS Textile Chemistry|
|BS Textile Engineering||60% weightage|
|NTU GAT (General)||30% weightage|
|Certificate Verification Fee||2000||-||-||-|
|Red Crescent Donation||100||-||-||-|
|University Card Fee||300||-||-||-|
|Student Activity Fund||2000||2000||2000||2000|
* There is no Transport Fee for Hostel Resident but they will pay hostel charges