Swayam Central

Textile Finishing

By Prof. Kushal Sen   |   IIT Delhi
This course would cover the science and application of various finishing processes based on the need and chemistry of the fibres, namely, cellulose based, protein based and synthetics. Fundaments of the techniques and the chemistry finishing agents, mechanisms applicable to various finishing techniques. Some introduction to relevant machines and characterization of finished fabrics would also be covered.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Students of first year B.Sc (Physics / Mathematics ) and first year B.E courses.
PREREQUISITES: Should have knowledge of fibres, preferably of preparatory processes and dyeing
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Textile Industry, particularly chemical processing industry

Learners enrolled: 401


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jul 2020
End Date : 09 Oct 2020
Exam Date : 17 Oct 2020
Enrollment Ends : 27 Jul 2020
Category :
  • Textile Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    Week 1: Introduction , general classification of finishes, mechanical finishing; sanforization
    Week 2: Wrinkle-resist finishing, need, general approach for obtaining finished product
    Week 3: Cross-linking agents, catalysts needed, process and evaluation
    Week 4: Stiffeners and softeners
    Week 5: Waterproof, water repellent, waterproof breathable finishing
    Week 6: Flame retardants and finishing thereof
    Week 7: Antimicrobial finishing ; bio-polishing
    Week 8: Soil repellency and soil release finishing
    Week 9: Finishing of wool; milling, setting, shrink-resistant finishing, special finishing of silk
    Week 10: Energy efficient technology; Low liquor application and foam finishing
    Week 11: Finishing of synthetics; Heat setting , Antistatic and other special finishing
    Week 12: Mangles, driers and Stenters


    1. Functional Finishes for Textiles; Improving Comfort, Performance and Protection, Edited by Roshan Paul. 
    2. Textile Finishing: Recent Developments and Future Trends; KL Mittal and T Bahners


    Prof. Kushal Sen

    IIT Delhi
    Currently a Professor in the Department of Textile Technology, IIT Delhi. Areas ofspecialization include textile chemical processing, texturing, and structure-propertycorrelation.


    The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 17 October 2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


    Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
    Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

    Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

    Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc

    Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

    Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

    - NPTEL team