The Indian Institute of Carpet Technology popularly known as IICT, the only of its kind in Asia, has been set up by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India to provide much needed support to Textile, Carpet and allied Industries. The Institute started functioning from 2001.


The Institute is affiliated to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University. Lucknow and is approved by A.I.C.T.E. The institute is also a member of I.S.T.E. and CII and recognized by Textile Institute, Manchester, UK.


The main thrust areas of the Institute are :

  • Human Resource Development

  • Design Creation and Development

  • Research & Development

  • Technical Support Services to the Industry

The Institute is equipped with latest machines, plants, looms and other infrastructure for running the courses. The Institute is affiliated/recognized/accredited by:

  • Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow

  • AICTE, New Delhi

  • Textile Institute, Manchester, UK

  • NABL Certified Laboratory 


       The Institute is located in Bhadohi, which is 45 Kms away from Holy City Varanasi and 75 Kms from Prayagraj. The campus of IICT is about 4 Kms from Bhadohi Railway Station located at the outskirts of Bhadohi town on Varanasi- Bhadohi Main Road and is free from pollution providing a peaceful atmosphere for studies and research. The campus is spread over 10 acres of land comprising of State of the art Administrative building with space for Classrooms, Laboratories including Computer lab with 100 Mbps NKN Internet Link facility, Conference Hall, Library, Design Studio, Museum and Workshop. The campus is equipped with facilities like Residential accommodation for employees, Open Air Theatre for performing Cultural Activities, Open space for Games, Water supply and Generator system with 24 hours backup.