CSIR-CLRI, the World’s largest Leather Research Institute was founded on 24 April, 1948. It is an initiative with foresight to link technology systems with both academy and industry.
CSIR-CLRI, today, is a central hub in 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 CSIR-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.
Government of Tamil Nadu has always been extending full support to this Institute in working for the benefit of leather research and allied industries. Significant achievements have also been recognized by way of honouring Scientists with the Tamil Nadu Scientist Award (TANSA). This has been a good source of motivation for scientists of the leather sector in general and this institution in particular. Moreover, the State Government of Tamil Nadu has also extended support to CSIR-CLRI in the past by providing high class infrastructure in the TICEL Bio-Park on rental basis to facilitate R&D activities in the area of Biological Sciences.
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