Welcome to Government Leather Institute Kanpur, one of the oldest and eminent institute imparting education in the field of Leather technology and footwear design. The motto of the institution is to empower student with sound technical knowledge, appropriate training and wisdom in academics as well as extra curricular fields. I strongly believe that our institution not only prepare students for highly competitive global market but also inspire them to play active role in growth of country as well as whole mankind.
Government Leather Institute formerly known as Government Leather Working School was established at Kanpur Uttar Pradesh ( Erstwhile United Province) in October 1916 opposite to the famous "Lal Imli" Woolen mills on rented accommodation by the British Government due to the efforts of its first Head master Pandit Deena nath Razdan and started imparting training in December 1916 with a modest no of five students. During the tenure of Pandit Razdan itself the Gazetted post of Head master was upgraded to Principal, Late Pandit Razdan remained on the same till his retirement in 1932. Captain Laxmi Narayan Srivastava, who took over was a product of North hampton College of Technology (London) in Footwear and Leather Goods. He was also the States Official Leather Specialist. During world war II Shri. Laxminarayan Srivastava was deputed by the then Central Government to standardize the Leather and footwear goods procured for the Military. He was conferred with the Honorary rank of Captain for his services. In 1938 Shri. Kishan lal Muer joined the institute as Vice principal and was appointed the State's Technical Surveyor of Leather later in 1941 he took over the charge of Principal.
In our endeavor to make India the leading hub for Leather, footwear design, computerised accounts & taxation in the world, we shall take necessary steps for creating quality infrastructure for design, development, production and support service system for the Indian industry.Our efforts would be in the direction, which makes this Institute the world leader in the field of Footwear, Design, Technology & Management due to the quality of our response, range of services and cost effectiveness.
Development and cultivation of best available human resources within the country by imparting knowledge and skills by conducting appropriate courses. In developing and provision appropriate infrastructure for attainment of international standards.