Business Line(25-04-2006)

CLRI signs MoU with UK university

Chennai: The Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Northampton, UK, for exchange of student and faculty, joint educational programmes and research. Speaking here at the 59th Foundation day celebrations of CLRI, the Research Council Chairman, Mr S. Ramachandran, said more than 30 per cent of leather` scientists in the world have been associated with CLRI at some point of their career. "CLRI was making deep inroads into the study of medical uses of leather, leather products and the uses of leather for decorative purposes. It has also been excelling in marketing its products abroad," he said. The institute has contributed to nearly 7-9 per cent of the international leather patents and holds a 30 per cent share in publications in high impact journals all over the world, the CLRI Director, Mr T. Ramasami, said.