SHORT-TERM Training Programmes / Refresher Courses / Basic Courses in Textile Manufacturing & Textile Testing

The Bombay Textile Research Association [BTRA] conducts training and development activities regularly in textile manufacturing processes and testing of textiles. It offers need based training programmes / refresher courses / basic courses to executives [from marketing/commercial/personnel], students, shop-floor technicians/operators and seasoned technocrats. Also, BTRA offers structured training programmes to suit the special needs of the personnel from the textile industry. BTRA presents two types of training programmes separately for staff and operators. The training programmes can be conducted either at BTRA or at the premises of the company. The duration and type/contents of training programmes can also be altered on the basis of mutual consultation.

BTRA faculty is highly experienced in shop-floor trouble shooting problems regarding quality and production and is well acquainted with modern on-line and off-line testing of various textile products. Another major plus point at BTRA is that it has sophisticated testing instruments to conduct various types of testing of textiles, modern pilot plants [for nonwovens and chemical processing], electronic instrumentation laboratory and exclusive library for textiles.

BTRA offers following short-term courses:

Category Course Name (Code)
  • Textiles for non-textiles (GT1)
  • Fabric Inspection ? four point system (GT2)
  • Preparatory processes ? Desizing, Scouring, Bleaching and Mercerising (CP1)
  • Dyeing and its quality control (CP2)
  • Printing and its quality control (CP3)
  • Introduction to Nonwovens (ST1)
  • Protext-Flame Retardants, UV protection (ST2)
  • Geosynthetics (ST3)
  • Fibre identification and composition (TT1)
  • Mechanical testing (TT2)
  • Chemical (fastness) testing (TT3)

Who Should Attend

  • Job seekers and students looking to widen their knowledge base and increase their employability chances
  • Current employees and professionals in textiles looking to upgrade and update their skills
  • Entrepreneurs, scientists, HR persons who are new to the textile and its related sectors seeking quick but in-depth information about the industry sector

Course dates and fees

  • All courses will be held in the 4th (fourth) week of every month (subject to the batch formation)
  • Registration closes on the 15th of the month
  • Fees of Rs. 25,000/- per module including course materials, tea and lunch
  • Discounts available to groups of three and above from the same organization

The duration of the COURSE can be restructured as per the need of client. For detailed training subjects on which BTRA conducted programmes during last five years, see below.


The Director,
The Bombay Textile Research Association,
Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Ghatkopar (W),
Mumbai - 400 086
Tel. - +91 22 6202 3636 / Fax - +91 22 2500 0459

Programmes during last five years

During the last five years, BTRA provided training on the following subjects - by conducting programmes as well as imparting skills at BTRA Test Laboratories [BTL].

Training Programmes

  • Mechanical Processing
  • Chemical Processing
  • Technical Textiles
  • QMS / LMS Certification
  • Basic Course for Executives [Marketing/Commercial]

Training Imparted at BTRA


  • Mechanical Processing and Testing of Textiles
  • Home Textiles
  • Four Point Fabric Inspection
  • Fabric Inspection & Fabric Testing
  • Textile Processes, Fabric Defects and Fabric Inspection
  • Training programme in folding
    • Classification of fabric defects
    • Systems to be followed in finish folding
    • Shop-floor training for fabric defects
    • Written test for checkers
  • Check points in warping and sizing
  • Sizing machine tenters
  • Refresher Training Programme on Warping for operators and supervisors
  • Refresher Training Programme on Sizing for operators and supervisors
  • Refresher Training Programme for weaving machine operators and supervisors
  • Maintenance of Weaving Machines
  • Process Control / Maintenance aspects


  • Dyes, chemicals and auxiliaries with special reference to chemical processing of textiles
  • Process Control in Chemical Processing and Utility Saving
  • Chemical processing for owners of process houses
  • Chemical Processing and Testing of Textiles
  • Chemical processing for supervisors and operatives.
  • Chemical Processing and Machinery for Textiles
  • Yarn Processing and Machines (Marathi)
  • Chemical Processing of Cotton Yarn (Marathi)
  • Process Control / Maintenance aspects


  • Quality Control & Testing of Technical Textiles
  • Geosyntheics
  • Flammability
  • Nonwoven Technical Textiles, Physical / Chemical Testing
  • Technical Textiles


  • Awareness on ISO-9001 Quality Management Systems
  • Laboratory Management Systems [ISO 17025:2005 Standards] on -
    • A Comprehensive Awareness on ISO:17025-2005
    • Understanding Uncertainty of Measurements
    • Internal Audit for ISO:17025-2005


  • Mechanical Processing [spinning & weaving] of Textiles
  • Chemical Processing of Textiles & Testing
  • Textile Testing (fibres / yarn / fabric / chemicals / auxiliaries)
  • Fibre to Fabric
  • Technical Textiles
  • Spinning, Weaving and Testing
  • Spinning, weaving, chemical processing, machinery used and trouble shooting problems

Training Imparted at BTL

  • Physical (Mechanical) and chemical testing
  • Physical testing of coated fabrics
  • Chemical testing of fabrics
  • Colour fastness testing
  • Dye identification
  • Dyeing and colour fastness testing
  • Washing and Laundry
  • Testing the pH value of aqueous extract of fabrics and measurement of whiteness values of bleached fabric
  • Testing of Technical Textiles
  • Eco-testing of Textiles
  • Computer Colour Matching
  • Any other type of training