MIT Muzaffarpur is the only institute in Bihar to have the leather technology program. This idea was conceived by Dr. A. R. Swaminathan, the then managing director, Bihar State Leather Industries Development Corporation and was given final shape in 1986. This department gives an opportunity to the engineering students to pursue a career in one of the rapidly developing Leather industries of today.
The availability of TANNERY at Bela helps one to get a practical know-how of leather processing in industries and the various constraints connected with it. This is one of the top recognized institutes in India providing excellence in this branch. This branch has a significant position as shown by the various alumni of this college who are engaged with various national and International industries such as TATA International Limited, Stahl, BASF Chemicals, BATA India Limited and FDDI. Various other leather institutions are in contact with the department for latest knowledge sharing in this field.