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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


We at IIHT, Salem, will educate the students to become enlightened professionals to lead the Textile Industry and the Society. We will provide individual attention and world class quality education in Handloom and Textile Technology and inculcate the value of Character building.


Our mission is to cater high quality technical and managerial man power for the Handloom and Textile industry and to undertake research and development programs for its sustainable growth and maintain close liaison with the industry to enable it to face the changing technological and environmental global challenges.