Our Vision

We at IIHT, Jodhpur will educate the students to become enlightened professional to lead the textile industry and the society. We will provide individual attention, world class quality education in the handloom and textile technology and insulate the values of character building.

Our Mission

Our mission is to cater high quality technical and managerial manpower for the handloom / textile industry and to undertake Research and Development programmes for its sustainable growth and maintain close liaison with the industry so as to enable it to face the changing technological and environmental global changes.


  • a) To undertake experimental and research programmes.
  • b) To lay down the highest possible technical standard of training for the Handloom Industry and to devise short term and long term training programmes for technical personnel to be employed in the handloom sector.
  • c) To devise channels of service in order to built up the closest possible liaison between the Institutes and handloom production units.


Empowering the Handloom & Textile Revolution

  • a) Realizing the need for modernization of the handloom sector in the world of severe competition facing it from the more and better organized power loom and mill sectors Government of India took up the cause of research and development in handlooms by setting up the Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, initially at Varanasi and Salem and later at Guwahati, Jodhpur and Bargarh. The handloom sector provides employment to millions of people in rural and semi-urban areas while it preserves the cultural ethos of the country. Even so, its continuance depends on its adaptability to meet the modern market requirements to suit changing consumer taste and maintaining its lead in the matter of exquisite designs and weaving skill which cannot be replicated either by the power looms or the mills. Technical innovations to improve productivity, improved looms and equipments, better dyeing process and weaving techniques and necessary facilities available with application of modern technology are to be utilized to the extent that it does not interfere with the traditions, cultural heritage and the earnings of the weavers.
  • b) The sole purpose of these Institutes is to provide the technical manpower to the handloom and textile industry. Diploma in Handloom & Technology a three years course (earlier known as Diploma in Handloom Technology) has been devised to provide the technical manpower in the forms of Technocrats to cater the needs of Handloom & Textile Industries in the disciplines like Weaving, Processing, Designing, Quality Control, Marketing, Merchandising, Exports, Planning & Production, Technical Sales, etc.