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Bangladesh College of Leather Technology

44-50, Hazaribagh,
Bangladesh .
Established: 1967
Opening Hour
Saturday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Monday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday Closed

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Bangladesh College of Leather Technology, abbreviated as BCLT, is the only one Institution for graduate course on Leather Technology, Leather Product Technology and Footwear Technology in Bangladesh. BCLT welcomes students seeking the skills and knowledge for successful careers and life opportunities. The BCLT campus is in the heart of Dhaka- the capital of Bangladesh. Spread over around 13.5 acres of land the college has four academic and administrative buildings including well-equipped finishing department for leather processing, footwear and leather products making units. BCLT is a friendly institute with approximately 1000 students, 22 faculty members and 99 non-teaching staff. Expert teachers, a wide range of facilities and the latest technologies assist students to reach their potential.

Historical Background: Bangladesh College of Leather Technology prides itself has the oldest technical institute in the than East Pakistan. Just after the division of Indian sub continent the ministry of industry has approved on 15th August 1947 to set up East Bengal tanning institute for the human resource development of leather and leather products sector. Officially, the institute was founded on 10th June 1949 and the academic activities of this institute started from the year 1952 after necessary infra structure development. Later, the institute was remaining as the East Pakistan leather technology and involved with the development of skilled oriented manpower for leather and leather product industry. During Pakistan period the Institute was failed to catch necessary services to the industry due to various socio-political reasons. To provide better academic and educational facilities, the institute has been transferred to the ministry of education and placed under the administrative control of the technical education in 1967.

After liberation, the institute was recognized as Bangladesh institute of leather technology and was involved with diploma, certificate and artisan levels education until 1979. On realizing the economic importance of value added manufacturing of leather, the government of Bangladesh has introduced graduate course B.Sc. Tech in leather under the university of Dhaka from the 1979-80 academic session and the institute was upgraded as Bangladesh College of Leather Technology.
Government of Bangladesh has also realized the economic return of manufactured export based on leather and take necessary measures for industrialization towards value-added manufacturing in the form of footwear and leather products to meet the supply of technical personnel in various level for this potential sector.

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