ABOUT ATIRA

  OBJECTIVES                                               FACILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

                        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 finance:

  • Annual Subscription from member units.

  • Income from services rendered.

  • Sponsored research from Industry, Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Information Technology and other agencies like Gujarat State Government.

  • Grant-in-aid from Government of India.

OBJECTIVES

The 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:

  • Application oriented scientific studies.

  • Promotion of professional approach and striving for highest standards of excellence in technology, engineering and management.

  • Proactive initiatives to meet challenges and to prepare frontier areas

FACILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

                         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).

 

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