Eligibility & Classes

  • ELIGIBILITY
  • CLASS OF MEMBERSHIP

The Membership of The Textile Association (India) shall be open to those falling under one or more of the following categories:

Those engaged in technical, supervisory, administrative or managerial capacities in textile mills, power looms, handlooms, knitting, artsilk, silk, woollen and jute Units of the industry and those employed in manufacturing and Trading of Textile Machineries, Fibres, Dyes, Chemicals and Auxiliaries connected with Textile Industry having a minimum qualification of graduation or diploma.
Those engaged on the technical or administrative staff of any recognised Textile bodies. Technological or Research Institutes or Laboratories and those working as textile consultants.
All those qualified in Textile from universities, polytechnics and other technical institutions recognised by the Governing Council of the Association from time to time.
Those who had worked at sometime or other in past in any one of the capacities enumerated in (i) or (ii) above.

The student membership shall be open to those falling under one of the following categories:

Student of recognised Textile or Technological Institutes studying diploma or degree courses.
Person working in Textile Industry or laboratories or Research Institutes not falling under the Regulations at (1) above but desiring to enhance his qualifications by appearing for ATA Examination for which he / she is eligible.

There will be five classes of members:

Patron Members :
Persons eligible to become member under Rule 1 above can be enrolled as Patron member by paying fees as per bye-laws. A Life Member can become a Patron member on payment of fees as per bye-laws on completion of five years as Life Member.
Life Members:
Persons eligible to become member under Rule 1 above can be enrolled as Life Member by paying fees as per bye-laws.
Corporate Members:
This membership will be open to the Textile Units, Fibre manufacturers, Textile machinery manufacturers, Dyes, Chemicals and Auxiliary manufacturers, etc.. connected with the Textile Industry and Textile Research Institutions and Laboratories. The Corporate Membership shall be for ten years and its fees shall be as per bye-laws. Such corporate members will have a right to depute four persons for participating in the activities organised by the Association. Such nominees will enjoy all the facilities of Life Membership.
Overseas Members:
A Member of the Association who leaves the country to serve or do business in any part of the world or decides to settle permanently in other country and if he / she desires to receive notices of the meetings, other communications and journals etc. from headquarters, he / she will be required to pay annual subscription as per bye-laws and his membership will be attached to the Central Office as overseas member.
OR
Any Indian or foreign national who has obtained degree / diploma from Indian Universities / Institutions or foreign Universities / Institutions and is settled in other countries, will be eligible to become member of the Association provided he fulfills the eligibility criteria given in Rule 1 above on payment of annual subscription as per bye-laws and will be attached to the Central Office as overseas member.
Student Members:
A student of the recognised Textile or Technological Institutes can apply with a letter from the Head of his Institutes certifying that he / she is a bonafide student of the Institutes. Every year while renewing his membership, the student member will have to produce similar certificate. His annual membership fees will be as per bye-laws.
OR
A person working in Textile Industry or Laboratories or Research Organisations or other organisations (recognised by the Association) desiring to appear for ATA Examination can enroll as a student member provided that he / she has passed SSC or equivalent examination with English, Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Such Member will have to appear for ATA Examination within a period of two years of his membership, otherwise his membership will not be renewed. His annual membership fees will be as per bye-laws.