The Synthetic & Art Silk Mill's Research Association was founded in 1950 by The Man-Made Textile Industry, India as a multi-functional institute to fulfil the scientific and technological requirements. The institute is approved by AICTE, Govt. of Maharashtra and is recognized by the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education. It was set-up to serve the technological and scientific needs of the society. Various institutes are working under the association such as Sasmira's Institute of Management Studies and Research, Sasmira's Institute of Man-Made Textile, etc. It is engaged in multifarious activities with the sole objective of rendering scientific and technical assistance to the textile industry, thereby supporting its growth and development. The association has been identified as the nodal centre for activities on Technical Textiles like Geotextiles, Automotive textiles, Agro-textiles, etc.