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Department of Jute and Fibre Technology, Institute of Jute Technology ((DJFT-IJT), Kolkata was established in 1951, a technology department of the University of Calcutta formerly known as Institute of Jute Technology. The main objective of the institute was to cater education and training to fulfill the HRD needs of jute and allied fibre sector for development of qualified technical manpower and training of mill-personnel for the Indian jute mills as recommended by the “Appointment Board” of the University of Calcutta. National Jute Board (NJB), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, (earlier known as Jute Manufactures Development Council (JMDC), has provided continued financial support to this Institute through memorandum of understanding with the approval of the ministry of textiles.
Accordingly the Institute has been converted into a Technology Department of the University of Calcutta with the concurrence from the Govt. of West Bengal and named as the “Department of Jute and Fibre Technology (DJFT), Institute of Jute Technology, University of Calcutta.” In addition, the department also received capital and project based financial grants from time to time for implementing various Training Project, R & D projects and other Developmental activities from different Govt. agencies like, MHRD, AICTE, CSIR, JMDC/NJB,Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, International organizations like United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Jute Study Group (IJSG) etc.
Campus of Department of Jute and Fibre Technology -
The campus is situated in south Calcutta campus of the University of Calcutta (commonly known as Ballygunge Science College Campus).
Facilities at Department of Jute and Fibre Technology -
|Name||:||Department of Jute and Fibre Technology, Institute of Jute Technology|
Ballygunge Circular Road
|Contact No||:||033 - 24615444/5632|