Institutions that offer B.Tech in Leather Technology

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.


Oneindia education has identified few renowned institutions that offer B.Tech in Leather Technology.

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Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai

The world's largest Leather Research Institute, was founded on 24 April, 1948. CLRI made an initiative with foresight to link technology system with both academy and industry.CLRI, today, is a central hub in the Indian leather sector with direct roles in education, research, training, testing, designing, forecasting, planning, social empowerment and leading in science and technology relating to leather. State-of-the-art facilities in CLRI support, innovation in leather processing, creative designing of leather products viz. leather garment, leather goods, footwear and development of novel environmental technologies for leather sector.

Contact details:

Central Leather Research Institute
Adyar, Chennai 600 020
Tel: 91-44-24915238
Fax: +91-44-24912150


Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology, West Bengal

The Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology (GCELT) is a pioneer in the field of education and research on Leather Technology. It was originally started under the name 'Calcutta Research Tannery' in the year 1919, on the recommendation of Munitions Board set up by the government of India immediately after the first World War, with the aim of exploring Indigenous resources of hides, skins and tanning materials for the purpose of production of leather and leather goods and development of leather industry in the country. In August 1955 this college was affiliated to the University of Calcutta for imparting training in B.Sc (Tech) course in Leather Technology and it has been recognised as a professional college under the University of Calcutta. The latest development and new schemes undertaken by the college has turned it into a big organisation in the field of Leather Technology.

Contact details:

Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology
LB-Block, Sector-III, Saltlake City, Kolkata-700098, India.

Phone: +91 33 23356977
Fax: 033 23358353


Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur

Harcourt Butler Technological Institute has always been a paragon and a source of inspiration in the field of science and technology, since 1921. It has maintained its conspicuous presence in the technical world. H.B.T.I. has a history of realisation, fulfillment of necessities and advancement in the field of science and technology. It is dedicated to the cause of rapid industrial development, creating a healthy environment for applied researches and above all to carve out men and women, having a truly rational and scientific demeanor.

HBTI's Department of Leather technology is the oldest institute in Northern India imparting undergraduate courses in Leather Technology since 1978. It is one of the oldest and amongst the most efficient departments of HBTI. It is reputed for producing best quality engineers who serve leading firms. The department has continuous interactions with the industries for training their students so as to expose them to the industry scenario.

Contact details:

Harcourt Butler Technological Institute
Nawabganj, Kanpur (U.P.) - 208 002
Phone : +91-512-2534001-05


Muzaffarpur Institute of technology (MIT), Bihar

Muzaffarpur Institute of technology is the only institute in Bihar to have the leather technology programme. The very idea was conceived by Dr AR Swaminathan, the then managing director, Bihar State Leather Industries Developement Corporation and was finally given a shape in 1986. This department gives an opportunity to the engineering students to persue a career in one of the rapidly developing industries of today.
The availability of Tannery at Bela helps one to get a practical know-how of leather processsing in industries and the various constraints connected with it. This is one of the top recognised institutes in India providing excellence in this branch. This branch has a significant position as shown by the various alumni of this college who are engaged with various national and international industries including Indofill and boasts of 100% campus selection. Various other leather institutions are in contact with the department for latest knowledge sharing in this field.

Contact details:

Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology
Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
Pin - 842003
Phone - +91 621 2262442



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