Textile Research Associations
ATITRA – An association for Textile Research & Allied Industries in India. Was established on December 13, 1947. The foundation stone for the ATIRA complex was laid by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on 1 November 1950 which was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on completion on April 10, 1954. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai served as its first honorary director. ATIRA is situated close to many prominent research and educational institutions like Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Physical Research Laboratory and Gujarat University.
Ambawadi Vistar, University Area, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015
The Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) was registered by members of the Millowners' Association, Bombay, under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860 on 21st April 1954, with nine mill companies contributing to the Memorandum and Articles of Association.
BTRA has grown leaps and bounds over the years since its inception in 1954 to meet the technological needs of the Indian textile industry as well as to achieve S&T objectives set at the national level. BTRA members include not only textile units (from mill sector as well as decentralised sector) but also manufacturers from man-made fibre, machinery, dyes and chemical auxiliaries industries. The BTRA zone largely comprised composite mills and from the beginning, the R & D and services were fine-tuned to satisfy their comprehensive requirements.
The Bombay Textile Research Association,
Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg,
Ghatkopar(W), Mumbai - 400 0861
SITRA, The South India Textile Research Association, and established in the year 1956, is governed by a Council of Administration consisting of member representatives of the Industry, Government and Scientists. SITRA is sponsored by the Industry and is supported by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
Sprawling in a campus of about 13.14 hectares, SITRA is within easy access of a large number of textile mills. With a floor space of about 15,000 sq. m., SITRA houses its well equipped testing, electronics and calibration laboratories, pilot mills, library, etc. SITRA has a full range of sophisticated textile testing instruments and modern machines and is one of the best equipped textile research organisations in the World.
13/37, Avinashi Road,
Coimbatore Aerodrome Post,
Coimbatore - 641 014
Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA), certified with ISO 9001:2008, is one of the prime textile research institutes in the country. The textile industry and Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India jointly established NITRA in 1974 for conducting applied scientific research and providing support services to Indian textile industry. The organization is situated at NCR Ghaziabad, near national capital New Delhi. It is spread over a huge lush green campus with 50 acre area. Today NITRA’s prime activities include research & development, technical consultancy, quality evaluation of materials, manpower training and publishing technical books and papers.
NITRA has been designated as Centre of Excellence for Protective Textiles by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It has expertise and technical capability for quality evaluation, product development and knowledge dissemination in the field of protective textiles. It also has an incubation centre to provide necessary facilities to the entrepreneurs for incubation of new ideas/technologies. The centre was set up with the financial assistance from Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
NITRA, in 2011-12, has opened its new academic wing, NITRA Technical Campus from the grants received from MoT under ISDS and also grants received from U.P. State Govt. under ASIDE Scheme, for facilitating its various training programs. The new campus offers more than 100 programs under Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) for skill development and skill up gradation of workers working in textiles and apparel industry. Campus also offers B. Tech programs in Textile Technology, and Computer Science & Engineering, and PGDM on Fashion Retail Management (FRM) for youngsters.
Sector-23, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad-201002
The Synthetic & Art Silk Mills' Research Association (SASMIRA) established on 12th January 1950 under Registration No. 2505 of 1949-1950 granted under societies act XXI of 1860 and is a cooperative venture set up by the man-made textile industry of India after independence as a multi-functional institute to serve its scientific and technological needs.
At that period the pioneers of silk and art silk industry, composed of large number of small units with a rare foresight mooted the proposal for creating a co-operative research organisation.
This proposal was supported by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and other Government agencies that culminated into establishment of SASMIRA, earlier known as Silk and Art Silk Mills’ Research Association.
SASMIRA entered into its golden jubilee in the year 2000 AD, coinciding with the new millennium. The land mark building of SASMIRA at Worli is in the heart of the city of Mumbai, the imposing building covering nearly 12,000 sq.mts. of area was conceived as far back as in 1950, and completed in 1958.
Commencing with the testing of silk and art silk materials, SASMIRA has geared its activities since then to meet the changing needs of the man-made textile industry thereby fulfilling its objectives
The Synthetic and Art Silk Mills' Research Association
Sasmira, Sasmira Marg, Worli, Mumbai - 400 030.
To cater to the ever incrasing quality control needs of growing MAN-MADE TEXTILES industry around the city of Surat in South Gujarat, in late nineteen seventies an idea was mooted to set up a full-fledged independent Research Association for the region. MANTRA was to be set up on similar lines as other National Textile Reserch Associations.
This was with a view to carry out reserch and devlopment activities as well as to provide testing and technical service facilities to the man-made fiber textiles industry, in particular, and other allied industries, in general, in South Gujarat.
Man-Made Textiles Research Association
Near Textile Market, Telephone Exchange,
Ring Road, Surat - 395002,
Indian Jute Industries' Research Association [IJIRA] was established in 1937, the first co-operative R & D organisation to render services to the Indian Jute Industry and Government Agencies who were promoting Indian Jute in domestic market as well as exporting to the other countries. Beginning as IJMARI in 1937, the institute has grown over the years.
Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association (IJIRA) has a unique position in the Jute World. It was the first R & D organization of its kind to look after the interests of the Jute industry. For many decades, it has been providing Yeoman’s service to the Industry and the Nation. More than 75 years of existence speaks volume of the work done by the Institution. With a new group of Scientists & Technologists aptly supported by a good Administration, IJIRA is now poised to achieve new heights. I wish the Institution all the very best for its current and future endeavors.
IJIRA is having long experience of conducting various training programmes in the past on various topics for industry and public sector organizations. Over the past three decades, IJIRA has imparted training in various jute related courses such as spinning, weaving, chemical processing, quality testing and diversified products to over 50000 trainees.
Indian Jute Industries' Research Association
17, Taratala Road,
Kolkata - 700088, W.B., India
Wool Research Association was established in 1963, the only national institute in the field of Wool Technology, is located in a green belt about 35kms from Bombay (Mumbai). WRA is a centre of business activity of the country. It is well connected by two Highways. The concept of Research & Development in the field of wool technology was initiated by foresighted woolen industrialist and WRA was set up at the well-known Textile Training Institution in the premises of the V.J.T.I., Mumbai. During infancy it had a small laboratory and some educational facilities leading to Diploma in Textiles (Wool). WRA is also recognised for carrying out Applied Research leading to M.Sc and Ph.D. Degrees of Mumbai University.
Impressed with the performance most of the industrialist came forward and decided to have a full-fledged institution dealing with all aspects of wool procured a land site in 1980 of 75,000 sq. yards for the purpose. Subsequently, in 1983 the main building was constructed. In 1993 a Pilot Plant comes into being. In 1996 the ultra modern National Ecological Testing Laboratory was established to create a required infrastructure for undertaking micro analysis of dyes and chemicals, with a view to help exports, check environment & textile pollution, food and drug analysis.
Wool Research Association, Akbar Camp Road, P.O. Sandoz Baug Kolshet Road, Thane - 400 607