July 15, 2024 1:20 am Monday

Welcome To IIHT

The Indian Institute of Handloom Technology Salem is functioning under the administrative control of O/o the Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The institute is located in a lush green campus of about 40 acres popularly known as Foulke’s compound. Foulke’s compound has a long history of 218 years from the days of the Commercial Residency of the British Imperialism to the present day.

About Our Institute

The Salem handloom industry is one of the most ancient cottage industries and producing quality sari, dothi and angavasthram out of silk yarn and cotton yarn. In the recent past, home furnishing items are also woven, mainly for export purposes. More than 75,000 handlooms are working in Cooperative and private sector. Apart from these more than 125 spinning mills, modern weaving units and garment units are located in salem.

IIHT Salem


Connecting people, communities, ideas and resources by leveraging traditional knowledge and innovative research to create an unparalleled educational journey that is intellectually and personally transformative resulting in a positive economic and social impact for the handloom sector.


We strive to be the acknowledged as an institute of global repute and preferred partner for all our stakeholders through integration of quality education, advancement of technical research, practical application of market intelligence and adoption of latest technology; providing exceptional value to the handloom community and worldwide customers through meaningful innovations.