The Synthetic & Art Silk Mills' Research Association (SASMIRA) is a cooperative venture of the
Man-Made Textile Industry of India. Set up in 1950, SASMIRA is responsible for developing and
managing the scientific and technological needs of the industry. Gauging SASMIRA's diverse
objectives and span of capabilities, it is recognized by the Council of Scientific and Industrial
Research, under the Ministry of Science & Technology, and linked to the Ministry of Textiles.
The Synthetic & Art Silk Mills' Research Association (SASMIRA) is an organisation involved in R&D,
consultancy, technical & testing services to support the Indian textile industry and having its presence over
the last sixty seven years. In order to support the textile trade and industry by way of providing technical
manpower, the institute has established a poly-technic college providing Diploma in Textiles and the
educational activities are being held over the past seventy years.
SASMIRA commenced operations with the testing and then expanded its activities to keep pace with the
evolving needs of the man-made textile industry. Over time it further broadened its portfolio to cater to the
escalating demands of the emerging technical textiles' industry. The laboratories of SASMIRA are
equipped with the state of art machineries and instruments to carry out R&D projects in the frontier areas
of science and technology in the field of textile and allied areas. The testing facilities include physical/
mechanical, chemical, analytical, biological and technical textile testing laboratories. These laboratories
are accredited nationally by the National Board for Accreditation of Laboratories (NABL), India and
internationally by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), USA as per Quality
Management System- ISO/IEC 17025:2005. These laboratories provide testing and technical services to
the textile industry along with training, consulting services and R&D over the last six decades. SASMIRA
has been designated as "Centre of Excellence in Agro Textile (COE)" by The Ministry of Textile, GOI to
provide focused services to the industry in the area of technical textiles pertaining to agriculture
In the over seven decades of its existence, SASMIRA has aptly demonstrated its credentials, serving
the textile industry and accelerating its growth. Textile mills, processing units, garment
manufacturers, traders and exporters have derived multiple benefits from SASMIRA's wide spectrum
of services and facilities.
SASMIRA commenced operations with the testing and then expanded its activities to keep pace with
the evolving needs of the man-made textile industry. Over time it further broadened its portfolio to
cater to the escalating demands of the emerging technical textiles' industry. Widening its scope and
operations in the field of education, SASMIRA started SASMIRA's Business School (SBS) in the
year 2018 with the objective to bridge the gap between class room learning and industry requirements.