Issues, resolving issues and the issues with resolving issues…

The management is making an effort to improve things. Notice that the course outlines are a lot more detailed and students have atleast been given an overview of the course content if not actually handed the course outlines. The computer lab is organized and fully functional for a change.

To improve things, the management needs cooperation from faculty, staff as well as the students. Each of us needs to do our share.
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Innovations and Knitting with Dr. Tilak Dias

Innovations and Knitting Seminar Dr. Tilak Dias, Senior Lecturer Knitting, The University of Manchester is visiting TIP. You may kindly recall him from his last time’s presentation of “Future Textiles”

He will be conducting a seminar this Friday, Inshallah.

Topic: Innovations and Knitting

Venue: PHMA House, Near. TCS HQ / Lal Kothi – PECHS
Date: September 01, 2006
Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm

In collaboration with The University of Manchester, British Council,
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Job selection

Students are given the right to chose which discipline they want to take admission in and they should use this right wisely. I know every student before taking admission in TIP consult a lot of people, friends, seniors and teachers as well as they analyze their own abilities according to which they take one of the most important decision of their lives that is to decide whether they are fit for BBA, Apparel, Sciences or Designing. And once they spent four years in their respective fields, when it comes to doing job, texperts seems to shift their interests. For instance, management graduates entering into processing, a sciences graduate going for merchandizing or marketing and designing graduate going for pattern making. I am not saying that this is the wrong approach. Everyone has a right to explore new grasslands. The thing is our textile industry is at the stage where we need professionals, which mastered their fields. There are lots of vacancies in processing, weaving, knitting and spinning for which mostly textile sciences graduates are fit. They know each and every technicality, which a designer or a management student is not taught nor they have in depth understanding. Likewise, for merchandizing and marketing, BBA students fit in more than others. And similar is the case for pattern making, spreading, and cutting where an apparel student has more grasps. A designer is more aware of fit, styling, incoming and outgoing fashion forecasts and developments so they have their separate job requirements and textile industry needs a lot of designers. When designers decide not to pursue designing as their career rather going for management or sciences jobs then this disturbs the natural decorum of textiles industry. I am not hitting any one discipline in particular, just giving out random examples to make my point of view clear. When TIP takes in a particular number of students for different disciplines, they have forecasted that four years from now, we’ll be providing the textile industry with this much of sciences graduates, this much of management, this much designers and this much apparel graduates but when we enter into jumbled up jobs we not only made the forecasting go wrong but this also adversely affects the industry though we may not notice it. So my question is why do designers find interests in merchandising? and why do management students with not a strong understanding of chemistry and physics want to go into wet processing? Why sciences students want to make their way into planning and floor engineering? Why not go into that field that is meant for you and leave other vacancies that are not meant for you. I just wanted to raise this, as I was very confused seeing all graduates going into cluttered up jobs.

TIP Tree-logy sequence

First, I’d like to sincerely thank all the people who contributed in the tree campaign, and must be expecting earnest results in return (in vain-hopefully not). However, more importantly I’d like to thank all those who promised to cooperate and contribute, and made big promises to help three honest freshmen achieve their genuine goals, but instead, deceptively backed off when the time came to help out. I hope their attempts at tarnishing some reputations through their dishonest attitude go futile. Continue reading “TIP Tree-logy sequence”

Straight from the Interview Desk

Here’s what Muhammad Ali, Textile Science graduate 2006 has to say regarding his interview experiences.

At Orient I was asked questions regarding WTO, ISO as well technical aspects of weaving.

Mr. Ubaid of Lucky Textiles asked me enough chemistry to make my head spin, from the names of chromophoric classes of dyes to the degree of polymerization of cotton and polyester. Those who’re looking for jobs, especially in production should be well prepared for their interviews.

Siddiqsons also asked techical questions related to weaving.

Textile mills are looking for long term employees rather than those that tend to change their job every 6 months.

People should look into doing their theses on denim. Look for topics that relate to the industry and also major reports should be on industry related topics.

Others are welcome to add their industry related experiences to this post in the form of comments.

ISSUES

By Anonymous

Last year and this year a number of issues came up which the student body due to certain uncertainty stayed quiet on but I think these issues should be brought in consideration of the administration, faculty and the students who are unaware.

Last year the examination system and the papers deserved high criticism. Two question papers were of the previous year and to the extent of the dates not being changed from Dec 2004 to Dec 2005. One subject, which was shared by two disciplines of 2nd and 3rd yr, was scheduled to have papers on two different dates. The examination committee should have been smart enough to schedule them on the same date firstly, if not should at least then not have an issue with the same paper being jumbled up and given to both and criticize the teacher of his incompetence. What about their own incompetence?

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