ATIRA is an autonomous non-profit association for textile research.
It is the largest of its kind in India for textile and allied
industries. ATIRA was established on 13th December 1947, and started
in 1949 after due recognition by the Council of Scientific and
Industrial Research under the Ministry of Science and Technology,
Government of India. Later it was linked to the Ministry of
Textiles. ATIRA is located in Ahmedabad, 900 km South West of New
Delhi and 500 km North of Mumbai. It is well connected by air, rail
and roads. The ATIRA campus is surrounded by other major educational
institutions such as Gujarat University, PRL, L.D. Engineering
College, IIM and AMA.
ATIRA membership is
voluntary. Of 146 units spread all over India and abroad, 93 are
Ginning, Spinning, Weaving, Process Houses and Composite Textile
Units and 53 are manufacturers of fibres, dyes, chemicals,
instruments, equipments and machinery. ATIRA has four sources of
Subscription from member units.
from services rendered.
research from Industry, Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of
Information Technology and other agencies like Gujarat State
from Government of India.
Objective in Tune with the national policies is:
TO HELP THE INDIAN TEXTILE AND ALLIED
INDUSTRIES, ESPECIALLY ATIRA'S MEMBERSHIP
ORGANISATIONS TO BECOME INTERNATIONALLY COMPETETIVE THROUGH:
oriented scientific studies.
of professional approach and striving for highest standards of
excellence in technology, engineering and management.
initiatives to meet challenges and to prepare frontier areas
ATIRA has well equipped testing facilities for fibres, yarn, fabric
and association of spinning machines, testing of dyes, chemicals and
auxillaries, eco-tests, environmental related tests and instrument
calibration service, and is equipped with complete pilot plant,
including facilities for jute blend processing and also a workshop
for servicing and prototype equipments.
There is a full fledged technical library and other specialized
activity centres such as National Information Centre for Textile and
Allied Subjects (NICTAS), Information Technology Centre for Textile
Industry (ITCTI), Centre for Environmental Counselling and
Informatoin (CECI), Powerloom Service Centre (PSC), Computer-Aided
Textile Design Centre (CATD).