A guest lecture on ‘Opportunities in Textile Industry’ by B. Suman, Competence Developer, Inditex Group, which is one of the world’s leading fashion retailers, was organised at the School of Chemical Engineering, Vignan University, on Monday.

He said Guntur district was a major producer of cotton with 400 plus ginning and above 150 spinning mills and these industries were creating good opportunities to textile technocrats.

Due to the scarcity of technical people in Andhra Pradesh, around 40 per cent of the present requirement is being fulfilled through outsourcing from other States.

Mr. Suman discussed about various opportunities available in areas like research, design and development, production, quality control, plant maintenance, customer service and sales in industries like spinning, weaving, chemical processing, garment manufacturing and retail.

Faculty of Chemical Engineering & Textile Technology Departments and students of textile technology attended the guest lecture.

Head of Chemical Engineering P. Ashok Kumar coordinated the lecture.