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The Synthetic & Art Silk Mills’ Research Association (SASMIRA) was established on 12th January 1950 under Registration No. 2505 of 1949-1950 granted under societies act XXI of 1860 and is a cooperative venture set up by the man-made textile industry of India after independence as a multi-functional institute to serve its scientific and technological needs.

During that period the pioneers of the silk and art silk industry, composed of a large number of small units with a rare foresight mooted the proposal for creating a cooperative research organization.

This proposal was supported by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and other Government agencies that culminated in the establishment of SASMIRA, earlier known as Silk and Art Silk Mills’ Research Association.

SASMIRA entered into its golden jubilee in the year 2000 , coinciding with the new millennium. The landmark building of SASMIRA at Worli is in the heart of the city of Mumbai, the imposing building covering nearly 12,000 sq.mts. of the area was conceived as far back as 1950, and completed in 1958

In 2021, SASMIRA expanded its space and inaugurated its new wing adjacent to the existing one.

Shri Mihir R Mehta President, SASMIRA

Shri Mihir R Mehta

President, SASMIRA

Smt. Smita Yeole Vice President, SASMIRA

Smt. Smita Yeole

Vice President, SASMIRA

Dr. Ashok Kumar Tiwari Sr. Director, SASMIRA

Dr. Ashok Kumar Tiwari

Sr. Director, SASMIRA

Commencing with the testing of silk and art silk materials, SASMIRA has geared its activities since then to meet the changing needs of the man-made textile industry thereby fulfilling its objectives. At present, SASMIRA is approved by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The major areas of functioning at SASMIRA are listed as below: