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The Indian Ceramic Society (ICS)
Founded on April 15, 1928 in Benares Hindu University, Varanasi under the dynamic guidance of Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya, a great educationist, with the primary objective of promoting friendship and co-operation among all those who are engaged in the manufacturing of ceramic products or in teaching of the ceramics or in any other way connected with ceramics and interested in the advancement of knowledge, art and technology connected therewith. The Society has 14 chapters with a membership of over 2000.
All India pottery Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA)
Founded in the year 1948. AIPMA is the forum for promoting and exchanging knowledge in Ceramic Industry in India and to encourage its members to be partner in the development of Pottery Industry. The main objectives of AIPMA are to encourage the ceramic industry and to protect its interest.
Indian Institute of Ceramics (IIC)
Founded in the year 1973. The major objectives of the Institute are to promote and advance the study and practice of Ceramic Science, Technology and Engineering in India, to extend knowledge and information connected with ceramics. To give certificates by conducting examination as per prescribed syllabus etc. The Govt. of India has recognized that the degree in the Associate Membership Examination conducted by Indian Institute of Ceramics is equivalent to the first degree in Ceramics.
Western Uttar Pradesh Chapter ICS, Khurja
This chapter was started in 1986 in a Historical town-Khurja. Khurja is famous worldwide for its ceramic industries. A lot of ceramic products produced are exported worldwide and some are distributed all across India. About 500 ceramic whiteware industries around Khurja, a cluster which is now called Khurja Whiteware Cluster. The cluster manufactures ceramic products like stoneware crockery, sanitary-ware, H.T. and L.T. Insulators, hospital ware, chemical porcelain, electro ceramics, kiln furniture, special ceramics, decorative wares, toys, figurines and bone china.A number of manufacturer associations with knowledge support from Extension Centre of Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute,a unit of council of scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, are growing in a very fast speed. Center is dedicated to day-to-day upgradation of technology with lot of activities for Cluster Development. CGCRI is concentrating on Energ saving in these industries thru technology development along with exposures of cluster actors to various activities via tours to other places and Trainings by experts in Khurja. Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CG&CRI). Khurja Centre opened its office in 1981. CGCRI has been continuously providing testing and technical facilities to the units for their upliftment. It works independently and is serving adequately for the growth of Ceramic Industry in the state of Uttar Pradesh.