Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Salem is the second Institute, which was established in 1960 in Tamil Nadu by taking over the Government Textile Institute at Madras and shifting the same to Salem one of the important Handloom Weaving Centers in Southern India.
Library:IIHT Salem, maintains a Library with Technical Books on the major topics of Handloom and
Textiles. It has reference books, journals, magazines such as Marg, ITJ Colourage, Asian Textile
Journal, Textile Trends, Textile Magazines, Information Technology, Textile Review and Colour Index
Journal, News papers project reports of students etc
Weaving Lab, Dyeing and Printing Lab, Textile Testing Lab, Computer Aided Textile Designing Lab
Boys and Girls hostels attached to the Institute have limited number seats.
The Institute also publishes Placement Brochure every year to project the profiles of prospective diploma holders appearing in the final examination who are about to complete their course and are ready to get employed in various organizations.