In order to strengthen the export sector and boost exports of the country, the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) has extended assistance for establishment of a number of institutions for training and development of human resources for export-oriented industries. Assistance has also been provided for strengthening of infrastructure for the exporting industries. Institutions under the scheme have been established in the private sector on the principle of public-private collaboration to ensure that the institutions are managed on professional lines while remaining responsive to the needs of the trade and industry, specially the export sector. Key features in this regard are as follows:
Assistance provided for 22 institutes, of this 17 are functional while the other 5 projects are under implementation.
Institutes have been established and are being managed by concerned trade/industry associations.
Assistance has also been provided for establishment of 6 other projects:
Environmental Projects: Combined Effluent Treatment Plants for tannery clusters of Kasur and Korangi and a Cleaner Production Center for tanneries of Sialkot.
-An Eco-Textile Laboratory at Karachi and a Material Testing Laboratory for Surgical Instruments industry at Sialkot.
-A Common Facility Center for the Leather Sector at Kasur.
Funding for the projects has been provided by the EPB through the Export Development Fund
The institutes are providing job-oriented education and training to meet human resource and technological needs of the exporting industries.
Students graduating from these institutes have bright prospects in the job market as their programs/courses are structured while keeping in view industry’s needs.
Names of institutes along with their addresses/contacts and detail of programmes / courses being offered at present are as follows:


Textile Institute of Pakistan

Tel: 4549734 - 4549870 (City Campus)
2-Year Associate Degree in Textile Technology
4-Year Bachelors Degree in Textile Management,
Textile Scienceand Textile Design Technology

S.M.A. Rizvi Textile Institute

Tel: 5066427 - 5053277
2-Year Associate Degree in Textile Weaving Technology
2-Year Associate Degree in Textile Wet Processing Technology

Pakistan Bed Wear Design Training Institute

Tel: 4544680-4541149
2-Year Diploma in Textile Processing and Designing with CAD/CAM
6-Month Short Courses in Textile Designing/Production and Textile Processing

Pakistan Readymade Garment Technical Training Institute

Tel: 4526918-4546446-7
Short Courses in Merchandising, Industrial Sewing,
ISO 9000 in Garments, Pattern Cutting & Grading,
International Marketing, Production Management, Inventory Control and Materials Management,
Quality Control & Quality Assurance, and CAD/CAM Designing

Fashion Apparel Design & Training Institute

Tel: 4549485-4547607
1-Year Diploma & Short Courses in Fashion Design

Pakistan Knitwear Training Institute

Tel: 620236
16-Week Short Courses in Pattern Cutting, Stitching, Circular Knitting and Quality Control

National Institute of Leather Technology

Tel: 5065429-5065430
2-Year Diploma in Leather Technology
1-Year Certificate Courses in Leather Technology

Carpet Training Institute

Tel: 4382739
Certificate Course in Hand-knotted Carpet Designing

Institute of Textile Technology & Management

Tel: 2572938-2565814
MBA/BS (Textiles)
2-Year Diploma in Textiles, Fashion Graphics
Also offers Certificate & Short Courses

PHMA Institute of Knitwear Technology

Tel: 4549162-4387909
4-10 Weeks duration Short Courses in 10 different areas relating to Knitwear Industry.


Pakistan School of Fashion Design

Tel: 6317033-6317089
4-Year Diploma in Fashion Design

Pakistan Knitwear Training Institute

Tel: 5869386-5880823
1-Year Diploma in Knitwear Design and Production

Pakistan Readymade Garment Technical Training Institute

Tel: 9230756-7
4-10 Weeks duration Short Courses in different areas relating to garment manufacturing and marketing.


Institute of Handloom & Home Textile Technology

Tel: 774709-564926
3-Year Diplomas in Textile Weaving, Textile Spinning and Textile Processing Technologies
1-Year Certificate Courses in Textile Weaving, Spinning and Processing Technologies


Fan Development Institute

Tel: 530061-2
6-Month Certificate Courses – Fan Technology


Leather Product Development Institute

Tel: 550590-561139
6-Month Courses in Gloves Manufacturing and Leather Garments Manufacturing


Gems and Gemological Institute

Tel: 9213196-7
Certificate Courses in Gemology & Lapidary


Cutlery Institute of Pakistan

Tel: 692452
1-Year Certificate Course in Cutlery Manufacturing

Institutes can be directly contacted for any further information/clarification. Assistance can also be sought from the Executive Director Export Skill Development Council (ESDC), EPB on phone/fax: 9206492

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