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Dr Arindam Basu joins NITRA as Director General
Mar '14
Dr. Arindam Basu
Dr. Arindam Basu
Dr. Arindam Basu, eminent textile-scientist and Director, Central Silk Technological Research Institute, Central Silk Board, Bangalore has assumed Director General’s Office at Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA), Ghaziabad on 6th March’14. 
He is also in overall charge of NITRA’s academic wing ‘NITRA Technical Campus (NTC).’ Dr. Basu succeeds Dr. J. V. Rao who retired in February’14. Dr. Arindam Basu, a renowned scientist and professional in the field of textile research, hails from a very respectable family from Kolkata – the cultural capital of India and a city enriched with great other significance in the history of India.
Dr. Basu flashed the sparkle of genius in academics and secured first class in both B.Sc. (Text.) and M. Text. from prestigious Universities of Calcutta and Bombay, respectively. To further illuminate his outstanding academic record, in the year 1991, he completed Ph.D. in Textile Engineering from the University of Leeds - the globally iconic university based in U.K.
Dr. Arindam Basu wears many hats and presents a diversified portfolio of experience in the fields of research, academics and industry as well. Dr. Basu worked as Director, Central Silk Technological Research Institute, Central Silk Board, Bangalore, Director, South India Textile Research Association (SITRA), Coimbatore, Director, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Textile Management, Coimbatore, and had been the Deputy Manager of Jaya Shree Textiles in West Bengal, which is an Aditya Birla Group Company. 
At the early stage of his career, his stint with Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA), Mumbai and Post Doctoral Research at Dept. of Textile and Apparel Management, N.C.State University, USA is also worth mentioning.
Through the illustrious career spanning over 25 years now, Dr. Basu has coauthored 8 technical books, published 130 technical articles in world’s most renowned referred journals, and presented about 50 papers in premier techno conferences and seminars. He had applied and granted many patents regarding machinery and instrument development.
Dr. Arindam Basu is the recipient of many awards including National Scholarship for Studies Abroad, awarded by the Ministry of HRD, GoI, and Century Textiles Best Technical Book in Textiles Award for the year 2002 for authoring the book “Textile Testing- Fibre, Yarn and Fabric”. He is a recognized guide for M.S., M. Phil., Ph.D., and associated as external examiner and visiting lecturer with many premier universities in the country. 
In addition to that, Dr. Basu is also an active member of different national and international trade, and professional bodies.
We, at NITRA,while warmly welcome him, also believe that Dr. Arindam Basu, the man with such an epidemic career, is the right person to take NITRA to a newer height, and will make NITRA a hallmark of excellence, in the days to come, by providing industry the best quality of service.


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