Dean's Message

Welcome Note

Saying of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
“He who goes out in search of knowledge is in Allah's path till he returns.” (Tirmidhi, Darimi)

Welcome to the School of Design and Textile (SDT) at the University of Management and Technology, Lahore. The School consists of three departments namely; Department of Textile and Fashion, Department of Graphic and Interior Design, Department of Textile and Apperal Science. Since textile is the largest industry of Pakistan with a potential of growth, it needs a large number of well trained, talented and competent textile engineers, fashion and textile designers and marketing graduates to remain competitive not only in the country but also in the international market. It also needs to enhance its share in the world trade by offering cost effective value-added conventional textiles and by introducing technical textiles products which have enormous growth rate in the international market. As the average income of household in Pakistan is gradually increasing, the emphasis on aesthetics of daily use items, offices, homes etc. is also on the rise. This demand creates more opportunities for the designers resulting in the brighter future of our prospective students. SDT offers a number of degree programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels including PhD program. All the programs being offered by the school are highly creative, innovative and focus on research, industry and entrepreneurship with the potential to contribute in a big way to the economical development of the country. The SDT provides competitive, challenging and conducive environment to its faculty and students. The faculty members are well qualified, dedicated and hardworking and most of them have vast industrial and/or professional experience in their respective areas of education and specialization.

The School of Design and Textiles is recently in the process of expanding its existing teaching and research facilities by constructing a new building which will be equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and well furnished classrooms. The new infrastructure will enable us to provide our students even better academic facilities and further enable us to enhance students’ intake and launch much needed new postgraduate programs. However, more than 1600 passed out graduates of School of Design and Textiles are presently pursuing their professions in various organizations in the country and abroad and their services are well acknowledged.

At the SDT, we are committed to harness the talent of our existing and prospective students for the leadership and equip them with the knowledge that is required to succeed in their respective professions.

I and my faculty look forward to welcoming you at the School of Design and Textiles and assure you that you will have a great learning experience here.

Dr. Mumtaz Hassan Malik
Dean SDT

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