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Northern India Textile Research Association

NITRA, the Northern India Textile Research Association, stands as a beacon of innovation and excellence in the realm of textiles. Established through a dynamic partnership between the textile industry and the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, in 1974, NITRA has nurtured a legacy of cutting-edge research, transformative training, and unmatched expertise for nearly half a century.

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NITRA's Innovative R&D Initiatives

Research and Development (R&D)

NITRA’s Research and Development (R&D) endeavors encompass textile product development, machine design, instrument innovation, and process optimization. Through these efforts, NITRA continually fosters innovation and progress within the textile industry, leading to enhanced products, machinery, and sustainable manufacturing practices.

Training Programs

Skill Development for a Thriving Textile Industry

NITRA offers a diverse range of training programs catering to the textile and apparel supply chain. These programs focus on enhancing skills and knowledge, providing job-oriented training, and ensuring the industry’s workforce is well-equipped to meet the evolving demands of the sector.



Technical Consultancy

Technical Consultancy Services

NITRA’s Technical Consultancy focuses on delivering expert guidance, feasibility studies, system certifications, infrastructure setup, asset valuation, third-party inspection, energy conservation, and product/process development for the textile and apparel industry. We aid in resolving operational challenges and improving productivity, making us a trusted partner for industry excellence.

Centre of Excellence

Empowering Excellence through Specialized Hubs

NITRA has established Centres of Excellence (CoE) as specialized hubs for research, development, and training in key textile sectors. These centers focus on product innovation, standards, training, workshops, and disseminating critical information. They are instrumental in advancing and setting industry benchmarks.

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NITRA Technical Campus

NITRA Technical Campus (NTC) is the academic arm of NITRA set up exclusively to offer AICTE approved B. Tech programs in Engineering. The institute spreads over a huge area of 1,68,000 sq ft having buildings with latest infrastructural facilities and hostel blocks.

Who's Who

Dr. Arindam Basu

Director General

Dr. Arindam Basu, Director General, working with NITRA since March 2014. Also he is working as Director, NITRA Technical Campus, since then. A Ph.D. from University of Leeds, UK, worked as Director of CSTRI, Bangalore & SITRA Coimbatore before this assignment.

Experience: 40+ years

Qualification:B.Sc.Tech. (Text.Tech.),


Dr. M.S.Parmar


Dr. M.S.Parmar, Director, working at NITRA for the last 28 years in various capacities. He is heading Chemical Quality Evaluation Division and coordinating COE-PROTECH activities. His main areas of expertise are Textile Chemistry, Protective Textiles, unconventional fibres and Quality Control of Textiles. Besides this, he is also looking after Heat & Fire Laboratory and Chemical Laboratory.

Experience: 28+ years

Qualification:M.Sc., Ph.D., PGDMM, DCPA

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