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The governing body of SITRA is called ‘Council of Administration’ which initially consisted of seven elected representatives from the textile industry among others. Subsequently, in 1996-97, the strength of elected members was increased to ten members with a view to giving wider representation to the member mills.

Council of Administration consists of members elected from among member mills; representatives from Government of India, co-opted scientists and permanent members; Directors of the four cotton textile research associations; representative each from CSIR, Government of Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers’ Co-operative Society and Southern India Mills’ Association. The last retiring Chairman of the Council of Administration and last retiring Director are ex-officio members. The inclusion of the directors of other textile laboratories ensures co-operation among them, avoids unnecessary duplication of work and at the same time provides an opportunity for discussions on common problems and exchange of information. At present the Council of Administration consists of 25 members.

Chairman of SITRA Council of Administration

Elected Members

Mr.Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu,
Chairman & MD,
Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd.,
Coimbatore
(Chairman)

Mr.E.Sathyanarayana,
Managing Director,
Sree Sathyanarayana Spinning Mills Ltd.,
Tanuku. (Vice-Chairman)

Mr. S.Dinakaran,
Joint Managing Director,
Sambandam Spinning Mills Ltd.,
Salem.

Mr. Durai Palanisamy,
Managing Director,
Shri Cheran Synthetic India Ltd.,
Pallipalayam

Mr. Gopinath Bala,
Managing Director,
Sri Venkatalakshmi Spinners (P) Ltd.,
Udumalpet.

Mr. Prashanth Chandran,
Managing Director,
Precot Meridian Ltd.,
Coimbatore.

Dr. K.V.Srinivasan,
Managing Director,
Premier Mills Pvt. Ltd.,
Coimbatore.

Dr. S.K. Sundararaman,
Executive Director,
Siva Texyarn Ltd.,
Coimbatore.

Mr. Thyagu Valliappa,
Executive Director,
Sree Valliappa Textiles Ltd,
Bangalore.

Mr. J.Thulasidharan,
Managing Director,
The Rajaratna Mills Ltd.,
Coimbatore.

Permanent Members

The Managing Director,
National Textile Corporation,
Southern Regional Office,
Coimbatore.

The President,
Madura Coats Pvt. Limited,
Bangalore.

The Wholetime Director,
The Lakshmi Mills Co. Ltd.,
Coimbatore.

Directors of the
Textile Research Associations of India

Dr. T.V.Sreekumar,
Director,
The Bombay Textile Research Association,
Mumbai.

Dr. Arindam Basu,
Director General,
Northern India Textile Research Association,
Ghaziabad.

Shri Pragnesh Shaw,
Director,
The Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association,
Ahmedabad.

Dr. Prakash Vasudevan,
Director,
The South India Textile Research Association,
Coimbatore.

Scientific / Technical Members

Dr. A.N.Desai,
Retd. Director,
The Bombay Textile Research Association,
Mumbai.

Dr. J.Srinivasan,
Prof. & Head, Dept. of Fashion Technology,
Kumaraguru College of Technology,
Coimbatore.

Representative of the
Government of Tamil Nadu

The Commissioner of Handlooms & Textiles,
Govt. of Tamil Nadu,
Chennai.

Representative of the Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers’ Co-operative Society Ltd., Chennai.

The Managing Director,
The Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers’
Co-operative Society Ltd.,
Chennai.

Special invitees

The Chairman,
Confederation of Indian Textile Industry,
New Delhi.

The Director,
Central Leather Research Institute,
Chennai (CSIR representative).

Mr. Divyar S. Nagarajan,
President,
Dyers Association of Tirupur.

Mr. Raja M. Shanmugam,
President,
Tirupur Exporters Association, Tirupur.

Mr. Suresh Manoharan,
Executive Director,
Best Color Solutions (I) Pvt. Ltd.,
Tirupur.

Mr. K.Harish Kapil Kumar,
Technical Director,
Sri Kumaran Mills Pvt. Ltd.,
Coimbatore.

Mr.Rohit Rajendran,
Executive Director,
Premier Spg & Wvg Mills Pvt Ltd.
Sri Kumaran Mills Pvt. Ltd.,
Coimbatore.