Sri Pragada Kotaiah Memorial Indian Institute of Handloom Technology was established in Venkatagiri of SPSR Nellore district in the year 1992 in memory of late Sri Pragada Kotaiah, (Rajyasabha Member) M.P, the renowned weavers leader of Andhra Pradesh. This Institute is one of the 8 Institutes in India under the control of Development Commissioner for Handlooms, New Delhi Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
This institute is functioning under the administrative control of the Director of Handlooms & Textiles and Development Commissioner, Apparel & Export Parks, Government of Andhra Pradesh at state level. The institute building is located in 25 acres of land in Venkatagiri town, which is one of the handloom clusters consisting of 20,000 weaver families producing the renowned Venkatagiri sarees, a blend of superfine cotton and pure Golden zari.
This Institute is offering DIPLOMA IN HANDLOOM & TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY (DHTT), a 3 yr diploma course. Apparel and garments Making Technology (AGMT) is also taught as a subject in the final year, which makes these students to get immediate placement in the private sector. SSC is the minimum qualification required to join this course. 66 candidates are selected every year on merit basis. Andhra Pradesh state reservation policy will be observed while filling the seats.
Stipend will also be paid @ Rs.400/-, 450/- & 500/- respectively during the three (3) years. The application for admission into DHTT can be downloaded from their website: http://iihtvgr.com. The admission notification will be advertised in newspapers in the month of May every year.
SPKM Indian Institute of Handloom Technology
Venkatagiri, SPSR Nellore District
Andhra Pradesh, India – 524132
Phone: 08625 -257260
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Common IIHT site: www.iiht.ac.in