Gujarat government is planning to set up India’s first textile university at Surat with an investment of about Rs 800 crore – Rs 900 crore.
The textile industry will support the government in the endeavour.The state government will fund about Rs 800-900 crore for the university, which is expected to get operational in the next one and a half years. The aim of the university is to provide all kind of support including technology, research and development (R&D), skilled manpower etc. “The first textile university of India will be setup in Gujarat. Land has been identified near Surat. Gujarat government will provide funds worth Rs 800-900 crore for the development of the textile university,” said Chandan Chatterjee, director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), a government of Gujarat organisation. Purpose of the university will be to create a complete eco system for the textile industry in Gujarat and India. It will guide the government in policy making for the industry.