The basic eligibility criteria for pursuing B.Tech Silk Technology course is a pass degree in Higher Secondary Examination or 10+2 or its equivalent examination from a recognized college or university. They should have studied Physics and Maths in class 12 as compulsory subjects and any one of the following as optional subject: Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Electronics, Computer Science or any other technical subject. They should have scored a minimum of 45% marks in all the three subjects taken together. Some institutes consider English as one of the main subject in the qualifying examination. A relaxation of 5% marks is applicable for those belonging to reserved categories such as SC / ST / OBC.
Lateral entry admission is possible in the 2nd year of engineering course and for that; eligible candidate must be a Diploma holder in Engineering from any of the recognized university.
The minimum duration of B.Tech Silk Technology course is about 4 years which is divided into eight semesters with each semester lasting for a period of six months.
The program duration for Lateral entry students is 3 years comprising of six semesters.
Who should pursue B.Tech Silk Technology course
- Those students who have an interest in silk industry and want to gain basic knowledge of the subject should pursue this course.
- They should have good monitoring skills to control the machines used in this field. They should also have operational and decision making skills.
- Those who are interested in research in Silk Technology can join M.Tech Silk Technology or can go for Doctoral courses such as M.Phil Silk Technology.
Career prospects and job opportunities
Silk engineers can find attractive opportunities in silk and textile mills, knitwear manufacturing units, export houses, dyeing and printing industries. Silk engineering graduates can also work in cotton yarn industries and research laboratories for testing and quality control. There are enormous good opportunities abroad for carrying out research work in silk technology. They can also pursue teaching in career as a professor or lecturer in both private and Government colleges and universities.
Other than this, a large number of private and Government sponsored companies in silk, khadi, jute, handloom, craft and other developmental organizations need textile and silk technology experts. With B.Tech Silk Technology degree, one can work as an Operational Engineer, assistant Manager, Quality Control Supervisor, Sales In-charge.
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