The Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT), Srinagar has been established by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India and Industries and Commerce Department Industries, Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir vide Govt. Order No 44-Ind of 2004, dated: 01-02-2004 with the objective to provide necessary technical support to Carpet Industry of the State.
The foundation stone for the construction of permanent building of the Institute along with Hostel Block was laid down by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of the State, late Jenab Mufti Mohammad Syed Sahib in December 2004 on the piece of land at Baghi-Ali-Mardan-Khan, Nowshara, Srinagar owned by Handicrafts Department.
The Institute was formally inaugurated on 21-06-2008 by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir and the then Hon’ble Union Minister for Textiles, Govt. of India.