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National Institute for Rubber Training (NIRT)

Contact Details:

Address: Department of Training, Rubber Board P.O, Kottayam-686009

Tel: +91-481-2353325, 2351313, 2353201,

Mob:+91 9447713325

Fax: +91-481-2353187


Website :

Contact person: Ms. Sudha P, Director (Training)

Year of Establishment: 2000

Nature of Organization: National Institute for Rubber Training (NIRT) functioning under Rubber Board at the national level under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. ISO 9001 -2015 Certified by BIS

Key Function(s):

  • Conduct training and other human resource development programmes for all stakeholders in rubber value chain.

  • Sharing of knowledge and skills through international training programmes. 

  • Address the skill shortage/skill gap in the rubber plantation, processing and product manufacturing sectors through massive launching of skill development/capacity building programmes.

  • Promotion of additional income generation activities in rubber plantations

  • Capacity building of clusters engaged in rubber production, processing and product manufacturer.

  • Employability enhancement and entrepreneurship development through curriculum linked training/skill development of academic students in Rubber Technology and Plant Science.

  • Promotion of value addition through EDPs focussing unemployed youth.

  • Improve global competitiveness of MSMEs towards sustainability by providing training in advanced areas and technologies.

  • Develop resource personnel by up-skilling through ToT programmes.

  • Faculty improvement programmes.

  • Conduct academic programmes like Certificate Courses and PG Diploma Courses in Plant Science and Rubber Technology disciplines. 

  • Update technical/managerial competence of employees of Rubber Board.


Training Manuals

  • Short term training on Dry Rubber Goods Manufacture

  • Short term training on Latex Goods Manufacture

  • Rubber Culture & Estate Management

  • Rubberkrishi (Malayalam)

  • Processing & Quality control

  • Short term training on Marketing Management

  • Quality control of Ribbed Smoked Sheets(RSS)

  • Certificate course in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Techniques- Theory

  • Certificate course in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Techniques- Practical

  • Certificate course in Rubber Products Manufacture

PMKVY Manuals

  • Rubber tapping: padithakalludekaipusthakam(Malalyalam)

  • Koonkrishi(Malalyalam)

  • Naipunyavikasaanam: rubbersheetusamskaranam(Malalyalam)

  • Tappermarudenaipunyavikasanam: padithakaludekaipushtaakam(Malalyalam)

  • Rubber nursery thozhilalikaludenaipunyavikasanam(Malalyalam)

  • Rubber thottamthozhilalikaludenaipunyavikasanam

  • Beekeeping (Malalyalam)

  • Latex Harvest Technology(Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Oriya, Bengali & Assamese)

  • Latex Processing Technician(English, Malayalam& Tamil)

ASAP Manuals

  • Junior Rubber Technology: Participants Handbook

  • Lab Chemist: Participants handbook

National Institute for Rubber Training is the only Institute of its kind to address the training needs of all stakeholders of the Rubber Industry, with excellent facilities and highly qualified faculty and striving for declaring it as the Centre of Excellence to address the training and skill requirements of domestic and overseas participants.

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