COE: Meditech (SITRA)

With support from the Ministry of Textiles, SITRA has established Centre of Excellence in Medical Textiles in the field of Technical Textiles. The COE is a one-stop shop for addressing the issues and concerns of medical textile fraternity. The COE has facilities for Research and Development, testing, incubation, training and a well-endowed information resource centre for the usage of the Industry stakeholders.

Contact SITRA

Dr. Prakash Vasudevan, Director

P.B.No. 3205, Coimbatore Aerodrome Post, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone: 91-422-2574367-9, 6544188, 6541488
Fax: 91-422-2571896


COE: Protech (NITRA)

NITRA has been designated as Centre of Excellence for Protective Textiles by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The centre was established with financial assistance from Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The basic objective of setting up of Centre of Excellence for Protective Textiles is to promote Protech segment of technical textiles and to provide infrastructural support and facilities at one place for the convenience of its manufacturers.

Contact NITRA

Dr J V Rao, Director

Northern India Textile Research Association, Sector-23, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad-201002

Phone: 0120-2786434/451, 2783334/586/592/638/090/094
Fax: 0120-2783596


COE: Agrotech (SASMIRA)

SASMIRA as the Centre of Excellence for Agrotextiles along with alliances is working towards the demonstration, promotion, training, testing and evaluation of Agrotextiles in the country at the behest of The Office of the Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.


U K Gangopadhyay, Executive Director

The Synthetic & Art Silk Mills' Research Association, Sasmira Marg, Worli, Mumbai - 400030

Phone: +91 - 022 - 24935351-52
Fax: +91 - 022 - 24930225


COE: Geotech (BTRA)

BTRA is recognized as a Centre of Excellence for Geotech by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. BTRA established a new Geotech Laboratory with testing facilities to test Geotextiles, Geomembranes, Geocomposites, Gabions, Geosynthetic Clay Liner, Geogrids, Prefabricated Vertical Drain etc. BTRA is also strengthening its information resources on Geotech by procuring various books and international test methods such as ASTM, INDA, EDANA, ISO, etc. Apart from testing & development, BTRA provides training to users and entrepreneurs in Geotech as well as in technical textiles. Also consultancy is provided to entrepreneurs to start a new manufacturing plant for geosynthetics by preparing project proposal product wise.

Contact BTRA

Dr. Ashok N. Desai, Director

The Bombay Textile Research Association, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Ghatkopar(W), Mumbai - 400 086

Telephone: 91 - 022 2500 3651/2652/2117/1119/1135/7891/7892/2458
Fax: 91 - 22 - 2500 0459


COE: Composites (ATIRA)

Established on December 13, 1947 and started in 1949, ATIRA was recognized by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. It was later linked to the Ministry of Textiles, and has been appointed as the COE Composites at the behest of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

Contact ATIRA

Dr. A.K. Sharma, Director

Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association, P.O. Ambawadi Vistar, Ahmedabad - 380 015, India

Phone: (079) 26307921, 26307922, 26307923, 26305131, 26305132, 26303363 Extension: 350
Fax: (079) 26304677, 26301969


COE: Indutech (PSG)

PSG College of Technology has set up the COE in Industrial Textiles; this segment of Technical Textiles has a wide range of products such as Conveyor Belts, Automobile Textile, Filters etc. The COE is a one-stop shop for the industry for everything related to Indutech field of Technical Textiles.

Contact PSG College of Technology

Dr.G.Thilagavathi, Prof & Head, Department of Textile Technology & Department of Fashion Technology

PSG College of Technology, Peelamedu, Coimbatore – 641004.

Phone No: +91- 422-2572177, 2572477, 2580455, 2578455, 4344777 Ext: 4169
Mail ID:,


DKTE Society’s Textile and Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji - CoE Nonwovens

Ministry of Textiles has appointed DKTE Ichalkaranji as the CoE for Nonwovens. The COE is a one stop shop for the industry looking for everything related to Nonwoven field of Technical Textiles.

Contact DKTE

Prof (Dr) P. V. Kadole

Rajwada, P.O.Box. No.130, Ichalkaranji, Kolhapur, Maharashtra - 416115

Phone: 0230 - 2421300,2432340, 2439557 to 59


Wool Research Association (WRA) - CoE Sportech

WRA is also recognised as Centre of Excellence for Sportech and will have facilities such as Modern Accredited Testing Laboratory, Prototype Development plant and machineries, Incubation Centre, Resource Centre with IT infrastructure, Training facility for HRD in Technical Textiles, Formation of standards, specifications, norms, Sample Bank, Seminar, Workshops, FGD, etc.

Contact WRA

M.K. Bardhan, Director

Kranti Surya Mahatma Phule (Akabar Camp) Road, P.O. Sandoz Baug, Kolshet Road, Thane - 400607 India

Phone: 91-022-25314294/4305
TeleFax 91-022-25868365