Leather Technology

Leather Technology

Degrees offered: B.E /B.Tech, B.Sc., Diploma, Dual Degree, M.E /M.Tech., Ph.D

What is Leather Technology

Leather Technology is a branch of engineering dealing with refining and production of leather. It makes commercial goods for efficient use by the synthesis of artificial leather. The study of leather technology has immensely been in demand with the rise in fashion industries and the likeness people pursue with leather products.

Leather Technology is not just the study of leather in apparels, but the understanding and developing skills with the help of carrying out a detailed computed study to design and give attention to details overall with the help of technology.

One can study leather technology with courses of B.E./ B.Tech, and M.E/ M.Tech. As the leather industry in India is gaining a lot of importance and attention, the number of students studying this course has increased over the years, and many top colleges exist in India as well as abroad.

Brand building of the leather is a lot of stress laid by government and private sectors due to which the course has acquired significant importance over the recent years. In this course, students are taught about fashion styling, designing which is carried out computer-based.

Through this course, students learn about the use or application of computers in designing leather technology. It has changed the fashion industry than it was before with the touch of technology in it.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Leather Technology

The eligibility criteria for an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in leather technology course differs in national level and university level as well as state level.

Eligibility Criteria for Undergraduate

1.The Candidate must have a minimum score of 50% and in some universities 60% in 12th grade.

2.Students belonging to ST/SC category have 5% relaxation in their 12th-grade scores.

3.Must have studied previously with Subjects of physics, chemistry and mathematics in 12th grade.

Eligibility Criteria for Postgraduate

1. Candidates must have completed their bachelor's degree with aggregate marks of minimum 50% to 60%.

2. Students belonging to ST/SC category may have a relaxation of up to 5% (depends on the university criteria).

3. Candidates must have completed a Bachelor's degree in science.

Entrance Exams for Leather Technology courses

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE): GATE is a national-level entrance exam for an engineering course of study. It is conducted every once in a year by IIT. It is an online exam which is only conducted in English.

Amity Joint Entrance Exam (Amity JEE): Amity JEE is a university level entrance exam conducted once a year for engineering courses by Amity university. This examination is conducted for admissions to various undergraduate engineering programmes in the university.

JEE Main: JEE Main is a national level entrance exam which is conducted twice a year in January and April. It is an online computer-based exam.

Scope of Leather Technology in India and Abroad

Indian leather industry is in the top list of largest exporters globally and has increased the scope of leather technology courses.

They are involved in footwear and accessories designing by cutting, pattern designing of the product manufactured such as belt, bags, purses and much more. The government is aiming at enlarging the leather industry with the tag "Made in India" as the brand tag for exports.

 One can work abroad when he/she specialises and gains experience and skills in this field with the required courses completed.

Since the leather industry has flourished globally, making opportunities vast globally for the interested individual with the background of leather technology studies. It is believed that the job opportunities for this job sector will increase in the upcoming years for millions of people.

Course Fees Leather Technology

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
60.00 K
B.Sc. in Leather Technology at CMJ University, Shillong
24.00 K
B.E /B.Tech in Leather Technology at Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology, Kolkata
2.00 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Leather Technology at CMJ University, Shillong
6.23 Lakhs
B.Des in Leather Technology at Footwear Design and Development Institute, Fursatganj
3.32 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Leather Technology at Mewar University, Chittorgarh
40.00 K
P.G.D in Leather Technology at CSIR Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai
3.32 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Leather Technology at Mewar University, Chittorgarh
76.00 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Leather Technology at Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata
Data not available
1.80 K
Diploma in Leather Technology at Central Footwear Training Centre, South 24 Parganas
Data not available
84.00 K
Diploma in Leather Technology at Government Leather Institute, Kanpur

Course Subjects

Different course subjects are provided by different universities in the study of leather technology.

Course subjects for Undergraduate

1.      Mathematics

2.      Introduction to leather manufacture

3.      Engineering physics

4.      Introduction to leather manufacture

5.      Instrumental methods of analysis

6.      Leather machinery

7.      Leather Technology

8.      Electronics engineering

Course subjects for Postgraduate

1.      Advanced leather chemistry

2.      Advanced Organic and inorganic chemistry

3.      Advanced leather process technology

4.      Nano leather technology

5.      Chemistry and physics of collagen

6.      Science and technology of leather

7.       Engineering economics in leather production

8.      Environmental management system 

Careers in Leather Technology

A wide range of career opportunities is seen in the field of leather technology. With a bachelor's degree in leather technology, one can start working at manufacturing companies and make designs for all types of apparels.

Today, many are also pursuing a diploma in footwear design which is also a subject of leather technology due to its wide career scope and the hope of working at prestigious companies like Nike, Adidas, Puma and much more international level brands.

For an M.Tech. degree in leather technology, one can work with the prestigious government as well as private companies and even abroad with several years of experience in this field of work and skills.

There are a good number of people studying leather technology not only in India but even abroad in universities of Germany, America, London and many more.

With the rise in the leather manufacturing industry globally, an individual pursuing this course of study is seen to have 80% chances of being employed in India alone and even abroad.

Therefore, it has a wide scope of career for its students. 

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

The job profile may vary from country to country or industry to industry due to different needs in design n models in manufacturing. Let's take a look at some of the best job profiles for individuals pursuing a leather technology course of study.

Job Profile

Job Description

Leather Technologist

Develop leather technology, designs and experiment with new products or techniques.

Quality checker

To check the quality of the products manufactured, and control quality levels to encourage high-quality production.


Design footwear, belts, purses, handbags and more with detailed attention while designing.


Research products and services of the industry they work for.

Product Supervisor

Supervise and suggest changes for the improvement of the industrial products to its workers.


Top Recruiters 

1.      Tata Leather

2.      Arkay Leathers Private Ltd.

3.      Bhartiya International Limited

4.      Prag International 

Required Skillset for Leather Technology

For an individual pursuing a leather technology course, he/she needs to have certain skills to gain in-depth knowledge and have a great future in the field of study.

One needs to have interest and dedication to learn and understand the concepts of the course under study.

Skills in designing and good organisational and planning are required for effective teamwork. A leather technologist should have the ability and creativity for developing and generation ideas along with problem-solving strategies.

Questions related to Leather Technology

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How is SLIET Longowal for chemical engineering? Is it right option over HBTU oil,plastic,leather technology and MMMUT chemical engineering in spot round?

ayan mukherjee 27th Nov, 2020

Dear aspirant,

According to your question and taking into consideration that you want to know about the placements in sliet longowal for chemical engineering.

The chemical engineering branch is pretty average but it is still better than other colleges given in the question.


leather technology in diploma course in tamilnadu

Shakti Swarupa Bhanja 30th Oct, 2020

Hello Varun!

Leather Technology deals with refining and production of leather. It makes marketable goods for productive use by the synthesis of artificial leather. Leather technology has enormously been in demand with the rise in fashion industries and the likeness of people that continue to use lea ther products.

These colleges in Tamil Nadu offer Diploma in Leather Technology:-

  • CSIR Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai (Diploma in footwear and leather technology)
  • Kar Polytechnic College, Ambur (Diploma in Leather technology)

The fees structure for this course ranges from Rs.1.80k to Rs.84.00k in government colleges. Starting salary is about Rs.10,000 per month.

Employment opportunities after completing this course and a valid undergrad degree are found in Tata Leather, Arkay Leathers Private Ltd. , Bhartiya International Limited, Prag International, etc. as Designer, Leather Technologist, researchers, etc.

Read the below article to get more info about this course and scope:-


All the best!


what is the nirf ranking of government college of engineering and leather technology, kolkata?

Anurag Khanna 20th Aug, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Unfortunately the college you have asked had not taken part in NIRF ranking and hence its ranking is not available in the list of NIRF. National Institutional Ranking Framework rank different institutions based on different parameters like infrastructure, education quality, faculty qualification and so on.

You can also check the college in the official list for which link is given below by just searching the name of that college in search box :-


I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!!


If I want to take admission in Government College of engineering and textile technology (serampore), Government College of engineering and leather technology (kolkata), Government College of engineering and ceramic technology (kolkata) what should me my rank in wbjee? Please tell me about this.

somesh bachani 22nd Jul, 2020

Government College of engineering and textile technology (serampore) requires WBJEE rank between 7736-14214. Government College of engineering and leather technology (kolkata) cutoff for general is above 11851.

Govt. College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology cutoff is above 8084


Can i change my branch leather technology to other branches in the beginning of 1st year b.tech??

Aaa Student Expert 17th Jul, 2019

Hello Kunal,

In Engineering, you can change the branch once you ave completed your first year.

After the results of the first year are declared, there will be a notification regarding the branch change by the University in which you are studying or by the college itself if it is autonomous.

Then you need to fill the form and wait for the merit list to be declared. 

But the thing is that only a couple of person gets the chance to change the branch based on the merit list.

It also depends on if there are any vacant seats in the branch which you are willing to join.

So one thing you should worry about now is maintaining good academic scores so that if there's any chance, you might get through it.

All the Best!!

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