• First Graduation Ceremony
  • German Expert Mr. Rolf Muller and Mr. Karl Scheffer
  • An Autonomous Institute affiliated to shivaji university, kolhapur
  • International Alumni Meet 2016
  • DKTE "Best Industry-Linked Engineering Institute" AWARD 2015


Development of Needle punched Nonwoven Fabric Products from Banana Fibre

Sponsored by SERC Division, Department Of Science And Technology, Ministry Of Science and Technology.


  • To produce needle punched nonwovens from banana fibres using existing Banana fibre extractors
  • To Test the needle punched nonwovens for their physical and mechanical properties so as to find out samples with properties that compare favorably with commercially standard samples of polyester and polypropylene fibres.
  • To start with nonwovens of polyester and polypropylene which would be taken for study in present project. They may be interlinings in garments, geotextiles and filtration fabrics.Thereafter based on observed properties of tested nonwovens of banana fibre more substitutes of polyester and polypropylene nonwovens would be considered.
  • To study the chemical bonding process and biodegradation of banana fibres.

Details of project:

Duration of the project: 3 years

Budget sanctioned : Rs.1420800.00 /-

Name and address of the Organization funding the project: SERC Division, Department Of Science And Technology, 
Ministry of Science And Technology.

Technology Business Incubator (TBI)

Technology Business Incubator was set up at DKTE in year 2010 with support of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi to promote technology based small enterprises and entrepreneurship in Textiles & Garments. It is meant to encourage and support technologist/entrepreneurs to turn their innovative ideas in to sound commercial ventures. Funding support of Rs 484.31 Lakh have sanctioned from DST for DKTE TBI.

It nurtures the development of technology based and knowledge driven companies helping them to survive and grow during the start up period (2-3 years) by providing an integrated package of work space, shared office services, access to specialized equipment and value added services like management assistance, business planning, access to finance, technical assistance and networking support. The main objective of the TBI is to produce successful business ventures that create jobs and wealth in their region.

TIFAC-CORE in Technical Textiles


  • To create skilled/trained manpower for technical Textiles industry
  • To offer need based short term courses for industry
  • To conduct research in technical textiles

TIFAC-CORE in Technical Textiles, established in 2008, is a joint venture between Technology Information Forecasting Assessment Council (TIFAC), D.K.T.E Society’s Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji and twelve industries.

TIFAC has mounted Mission REACH (Relevance & Excellence in ACHieving new heights in educational institutions) to establish TIFAC-COREs (Centres Of Relevance & Excellence) in diverse disciplines in different educational institutions throughout the country, which is a follow-up of the Technology Vision 2020 exercise. TIFAC-CORE in Technical Textiles is one of the CORES established at Textile and Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji, which is situated in western part of Maharashtra. TIFAC-CORE in Technical Textiles aims at achieving academic excellence in textile education and become internationally recognized center for the designing & development of high value added textiles and associated service to industry & society”.

Contribution Plan( in Lakhs)






TIFAC NIL 188 188 NIL 188 188
INDUSTRY 38.30 188.7 227
INSTITUTE 92.8 NIL 92.8 92.8 NIL 92.8


CORE has been working, in association with its partnering industries and research organizations, on the following major research and development areas;

  • Development of coated and laminated fabrics for various applications.
  • Development of nonwoven fabrics for geo textiles and medical textiles.
  • Development of knitted pressure garments and drainage filer fabrics
  • Application of metal oxides to improve UPF of cotton fabrics.
  • Performance evaluation of technical textiles.

The CORE, with its expert faculty members and state of the art facilities, offers consultancy to the industries involved in technical textiles business.

DKTE - Business Incubator supported by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Development ommissioner, New Delhi.

The micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have been accepted as the engine of economic growth and for promoting equitable development. The major advantage of the sector is its employment potential at low capital cost. Under this scheme MSME- DKTE Business Incubation scheme is to incubate ten new ideas over the period of next four years. Each incubatee will get funding of Rs. 4 to 8 Lakhs from MSME, New Delhi.


  • To promote emerging technological and knowledge based innovative ventures of MSME.
  • To promote and support untrapped creativity of individual investors and to assist them to become technology 
     based entrepreneurs.
  • To expand domestic and global market share of MSME product.

Followings are the Incubatees under this scheme:

Sr.no Ventures promoted Incubatee Product area

Acetex textile engineers &consultants

Vidnyanand Munde Textile waste recycling machine &

Vidnyanand Munde Textile waste recycling machine &designing

2 Kale Texnique Sharad Kale Sample weaving machine
3 Kale Texnique Amol Kale Sample warping machine
4 Biodesign Tech Ranjeet Amane Compression garments
5 Access Worldtrade Corporation Vasant Ajarekar Electronic way of precision cleaning of textile loom parts
6 Mahajan Consultants M.M.Mahajan Development of automatic online boiler water hardness analyzer

Total Project Cost :

Items @per BI
Assistant to 10 Business Incubations 62.50 Lakhs
Upgradation of Infrastructure 2.5 Lakhs
orientation/Training 1.28 Lakhs
Administrative Expenses 0.22 Lakhs
Total Assistants 66.50 Lakhs

Study of lubricants used in Textile machines and their chemical composition (Research Promotion Scheme of AICTE)

Funds released by AICTE: 20.5 lacs

Project duration: 3 Years.

Research Promotion Scheme is aimed to create research ambience in the institutes by promoting research in engineering sciences and innovations in established and newer technologies; and to generate Masters and Doctoral degree candidates to augment the supply of research experience faculty and research personnel in the country.Research and development activities are considered as an essential component of higher education because of their role in creating new knowledge and insight and imparting excitement and dynamism to the educational process, as well as make them need based in view of the national requirements. The objective of this scheme is to create and update the general research capabilities of the faculty members of the various Technical Institutes.


 Lubrication plays an important role in working of any machine. It helps to minimize the wear and tear of machine parts and enhances the machine life. It is required to monitor the lubricants during usage to study deterioration process. Objective assessment of lubricants is important to prevent earlier and premature failure of machines and to improve plant availability. Most suitable method for objective analysis is Infrared Spectroscopy. The instrument used for this purpose is Spectrometer, which is useful for analyzing the chemical composition of the lubricants. This can also be used for standardization of lubricants.Condition Based Monitoring  Techniques(CBMT), CBMT is most useful in modern machine’s maintenance for objective measurement. Lubrication monitoring is useful for improving plant availability by avoiding failures.Presently the lubricant properties are studied by making use of some physical and chemical testing. But the results obtained are not of much suitable to monitor the deterioration process. Spectrometer is used for direct measurement of chemical composition and physical properties of lubricants. In the proposed study analysis of lubricants used on various textile machines will be done by using Spectrometer. This will also help to compare properties and structure of new lubricants, in use lubricants and used lubricants. An attempt will be made to standardize the norms for lubrication of various textile machines.

Centre of Excellence in Nonwovens (COE)

With a view to provide boost to this second largest industry in India, office of the Textile Commissioner, Govt. of India has announced different schemes to enhance/promote Technical Textiles in India as a part of Technology Mission for Technical Textiles. Thus, various Centers of Excellence (CoE) in different segments of Technical Textiles have been created. Our institute has been designated to establish a Center of Excellence in Nonwovens and Govt. of India,Ministry of Textiles will be providing Rs.25 Crores to set-up and establish this very prestigious project of CoE in Nonwovens.

The facilities to be created in this CoE are:

  • Facilities for testing and evaluation of products of Non-Wovens segments of technical textiles with national / international accreditation and collaboration with foreign institutes / laboratories.
  • Resource Centre with I.T. infrastructure
  • Facilities for indigenous development of prototypes
  • Facilities for training of core personnel and regular training of personnel from the technical textile industry
  • Knowledge sharing with stake holders
  • Incubation Centre
  •  Setting up of standards at par with global level

The Centre is still being set-up and DKTE will be building upon the following R&D activities that are in progress / have been completed:

  • Nonwoven Application in Paved Road &Unpaved Road
  • Endless Fabric Belt For Weighing machine
  • 1000D Geotextile fabric
  • 20 x 30 Peroxide bleached fabric for medical textiles
  • Development of needle punched nonwoven fabric products from banana fibre
  • Novel application of Kapok fibre nonwoven for recovery of oil spill
  • Development of antibacterial and conductive fabrics using Nano-ZnO.
  • Coir nonwoven with cement composites
  • Development of Nanometal Oxide coated cotton fabrics with improved UV protection.
  • Investigating the modification of textiles using plasma
  • Development of flame retardant fabrics for school children

Modernization and Removal of Obsolescence in Technical Education (MODROBS)

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has sanctioned Rs. 19.25 lacs under Modernization and Removal of Obsolescence in Technical Education (MODROBS) scheme to upgrade the Man Made Textile laboratory. With this fund, solution spinning machine will be added to the laboratory. The duration of project is 1 year.

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