What is B.Tech in Leather Technology and its scope

What is B.Tech in Leather Technology and its scope

Leather Process Technology Area, also known as Tannery division has been playing a key role in the growth of the tanning industry in India. This course provides trained manpower and appropriate technologies for the production of varieties of finished leathers. In the seventies, when the government of India banned the export of raw and semi processed leathers, the Tannery division again played a lead role by providing unit specific cleaner processing options for reducing pollution loads in tannery effluents, when the Apex Court of the country closed down more than 300 tanneries in the state of Tamil Nadu. Students who have cleared their 12th class exam with Physics, Chemistry, Maths subjects are eligible for this course.


This course teaches students, three most important processes of leather industry which are preparatory stages, tanning and crusting. In the preparatory stage, raw leather is treated with some chemicals and it proceeds further for processing. The tanning process is done to match the protein level of raw skin and hence, it protects the skin from decaying. Crusting process involves thinning, re-thinning and lubricating the leather material.

Subjects of Leather Technology:

  • Biochemistry of proteins
  • Principles of Pre-Tannage
  • Analytical Chemistry of pre-tanning materials
  • Biotechnology of leather manufacture
  • Mechanics of Leather Machines
  • Methods of leather manufacture
  • Post tanning operations
  • Analytical Chemistry of Post Tanning & Finishing agents
  • Methods of leather manufacture
  • Analytical chemistry of leather
  • Footwear and leather goods technology

Top recruiting industries:

  • Balmer Lawrie & Co
  • India Polyfibres
  • Indian Rayon & Industries
  • Jain Tanners
  • Mirza Tanners
  • Bata India Ltd.
  • PolyPlex Corporation.

Further career:

Students who have completed their B.Tech degree in Leather Technology can either opt for job or they can go for further studies. Students can enroll themselves for ME or M.Tech degree in Leather Technology.


A student who has B.Tech in Leather Technology degree can get either of these designations-

  • Leather technician
  • Leather Product Designer
  • Process Engineer
  • Quality Control Manager

Check out the top Indian colleges offering this course.

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