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Nitra Profile

Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) 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 in a 50 acre land at NCR Ghaziabad, near national capital New Delhi. It is certified by ISO 9001:2008.
Today NITRA’s prime activities include research & development, technical consultancy, quality evaluation of materials, manpower training and publishing technical books and papers. NITRA also provides facilitating services to the decentralized powerloom sector through its eight centres located at Tanda, Kanpur, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Varanasi (all in U.P.), Panipat (Haryana), Ludhiana (Punjab) and Bhilwara (Rajasthan).
NITRA is operating under the administrative control of Council of Administration comprising of representatives from Textile & Apparel industry, Govt. of India, trade associations, academic institutions and Textile Research Associations. The council is presently headed by its Chairman Sh. R. K. Jain, an eminent industrialist.  Dr. Arindam Basu, is the present Director General of NITRA and Sh. Abhijit Pal, senior textile consultant, is the Director (officiating) of NITRA.
NITRA renders multifarious services to textile & apparel industry through its rich in-house manpower resource of more than fifty experienced technical personnel comprising of textile technologist, textile chemist, garment technologist, textile designer, fashion designer, analytical chemist, mechanical engineer, electrical & electronics engineer, civil engineer, environmental engineer, software / IT specialist & management experts. This team of scientists, consultants, and technocrats is supported by the most modern and state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities available at NITRA.  The organization has a clientele of about 1200 textiles and allied sector units that includes overseas clients from U.K., Spain, Indonesia, Thailand, Ethiopia, Sudan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
NITRA undertakes research projects in textile product development, machine design, instrument development and process development. NITRA also possesses patented technologies based on its R&D works. NITRA’s quality inspection & testing laboratories work 24x7 and analyze  materials as per IS, ASTM, DIN, BS, ISO, JASO, AADTCC, EN and other customized standards.
With support from Ministry of Textiles, a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for protective textiles is established at NITRA in the year 2009. The activities of CoE-Protech are product development, preparation of standards/specifications, testing, training manpower, organizing workshops & seminars, and information dissemination as a resource center.
NITRA’s consultancy services include various technical audits, feasibility studies, system certification services, infrastructure set up, asset valuation, third party inspection, energy conservation & energy audit, design and commissioning of ETPs & CETPs and product/process development.
To meet industrial HRD needs, NITRA regularly conducts various industry-recognized job-oriented techno-management training programs across the complete textile & apparel supply chain on full-time and DLP modes. These programs are conducted under Govt. of India’s Integrated Skill Development Scheme and UP Govt’s ASIDE Scheme. In addition to this, NITRA regularly organizes seminars, workshops and also conducts on and off-shop customized training programs. NITRA also has 170 technical publications of its own.
NITRA houses pilot scale spinning, weaving, knitting and chemical processing workshops for development of different types of yarns and fabrics.  It also has pre-sewing, sewing, embroidery and finishing workshops for garment production.  All these workshops are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
NITRA’s infrastructure facilities for quality evaluation includes six NABL accredited quality inspection & testing laboratories capable of analyzing materials as per Indian, overseas and customized standards. The CoE has now “Heat & Flame Testing Lab” to test textile and allied products for heat, flame and safety related characteristics as per International and IS standards. This lab has got the NABL accreditation in November’ 2011.
NITRA has a full-fledged Digital Library & Information Centre having stock of about 4400 books including 170 own publications. It also subscribes to 110 national and international journals including E-Journals. The library & information service is available for textile industry professionals, research scholars, and associated professionals.
NITRA Technical Campus
NITRA recently has launched its new academic wing, NITRA Technical Campus (NTC) to cater to the manpower requirements of the complete textile and apparel supply chain. NTC offers 4 year B. Tech programs in Textile Technology, Textile Chemistry and Computer Science & Engineering.
All these programs are approved by AICTE. The B. Tech programs are affiliated to Uttar Pradesh technical university (UP).NTC is spread over a huge multi-facility Wi-Fi campus with 1,68,000 sq. ft area having buildings with latest infrastructural facilities and separate hostel for boys and girls. Details about NTC is available on
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Best Research Paper Award
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NITRA Scientist wins AICTE Award for best technical book
SAARC Member Countries’ Delegates Visit NITRA
NITRA Scientist wins AICTE Award for best technical book
Shri A. Madhukumar Reddy, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India visits NITRA PLSC, Panipat
New Book on Silk Science and Technology
An exclusive one day training program for Procurement Officers of Border Security Force on “QRs Specifications/Inspection Procedure and Testing/Quality Control of Textile Material”
Training Program for NITRA’s assessors’ accreditation by Resource Support Agency (Textile Committee), New Delhi on August 07’ 2015
Lecture on Ballistic Textiles at NITRA
Tajik Delegates visited NITRA
NITRA releases a New Book on "Pretreatment of Textile Materials for Dyeing and Printing"
NITRA organizes Training Program (ToT) under PMKVY
NITRA scientist presents research paper on “Protective Textiles (FR textiles) - Test methods”
Research Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting at NITRA
NITRA organizes Workshop on Protective Textiles: Present Scenario and Future Prospect
International Consultants Dr. Arun Pal Aneja and Dr. Surnider Tandon delivered lectures to Enrich NITRA Scientists
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The 56th Joint Technological Conference
ToT Program at Nahar Industrial Enterprises
Workshop on Occupational Mapping, Functional Analysis cum Validation of QPs for "QC & Testing Sector"
A seminar on “Personal Protective Textile”
A workshop on “Automotive textile, conventional and value added products”
A workshop on “The use of Technical Textiles in automotive industry”
Awareness Program on Digital India
NITRA’s presence at TECHNOTEX 2016, Mumbai
Dr. Arindam Basu, Director General, NITRA at TECHNOTEX 2016 Conference, Mumbai
Summer Training Program in Computer
Program on General awareness on ISO/IEC: 17025:2005(NABL) and Practices and Concepts of Uncertainty in Measurement
Program on “Manufacturing & Quality evaluation of Textiles (Defence textiles)” for ITBP Officers
District Programme Management Unit (DPMU), Ghaziabad and NITRA Organizes Career Counseling & Personality Development Program under UPSDM
NITRA’s presence at 2nd Defence - ITTA Exhibition cum Seminar 2016
NITRA signs MoU with Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Kanpur
A seminar on “Protective Textiles”
Tender enquiry for supply of various instruments/ Machines under the Projects ‘Centre of Excellence’, and Modernization/Up gradation of PLSCs.For more information, download the Tender Document. Last date for submission of tender is 27-07-2016
MoS Textiles Visits NITRA Campus
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