|Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology(CIRCOT) situated at Mumbai. CIRCOT was established in the year 1924, at Mumbai, Maharashtra, CIRCOT is a unit under the Division of Agricultural Engineering of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India) engaged in research and development activities in cotton technology. The Institute is an acknowledged leader for well over 85 years in the field of testing, standardisation and development of test methods for different types of textile materials.
National Science Day Celebrations at CIRCOT on 28 Feb 2014
Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai celebrated the 24th National Science Day on 28th February 2014 to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist & Novel Laureate Sir ChandrasekharaVenkata Raman on 28thFebruary 1928.
Training Courses on COTTON GINNING TECHNOLOGY & QUALITY EVALUATION At GTC, NAGPUR, for the benefit of Cotton Ginners, Graders, Traders and Fitters: Please Contact: Dr. S. K. Shukla, Officer In-charge, Ginning Training Centre of CIRCOT, Amravati Road, P.O. Wadi, Nagpur 400 023. Telefax. +91 712 2500592. Cell No.9158507741, Email:
Tentative Training Calendar
Training programmes at GTC, Nagpur from Apr-2014 to Dec-2014
21-25 April 2014; 16-20 Jun 2014; 14-18 July 2014; 04-08 August 2014; 15-19 September 2014; 13-17 October 2014; 10-14 November 2014; 15-19 December 2014
Entrepreneurship Development Programme for Technologies on Biomass Utilisation
An Entrepreneurship Development Programme (March 11-13, 2013) for Technologies on Biomass Utilisation, Focus: Particle Board and Nanocellulose was inaugurated by Dr. R. P. Kachru, Chairman, Research Advisory Committee (RAC) at CIRCOT, Mumbai on March 11th, 2013. During his address Dr. Kachru appreciated the innovation-led and environment friendly technologies developed by CIRCOT for effective management of biomass, especially the cotton stalk that will not only increase farm income but will also provide impetus to rural employment through entrepreneurship development. Mr. Hemraj Singh, Chief General Manager, National Small Industries Corporation (West Zone) stressed upon the importance of the marketing for a successful enterprise and he listed the various schemes of NSIC, which facilitates marketing, credit, technology and other support services. Prof. Nandini Vaidyanathan, TED Speaker and Founder CARMa (Creating Access to Resources & Markets), Bangalore during her speech highlighted the importance of motivation for successful enterprise development and gave a brief account of strategies for the crisis management, structuring capital and marketing strategy. The delegates were also addressed by Mr. Suresh Kotak, Chairman, Kotak & Co. Ltd., Mr. Sudhir Bhargav, Member, Governing Body, ICAR. Dr. S. K. Chattopadhyay, Director, CIRCOT welcomed all the delegates and gave the background information on the purpose of organizing the EDP. Er. A.K. Bharimalla, Scientist & CPI, ZTM-BPD unit at CIRCOT presented the programme details and Dr. P. G. Patil, Head, Technology Transfer Division proposed the vote of thanks in the Inaugural function.
23 delegates from private industries, ginning & pressing industries, spinning mill owners and Govt. departments participated in this programme. Lectures on issues related to technology, marketing, legal, IPR and financial support schemes were delivered by guest faculties from IIT, Mumbai, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, Future Group –Mktg Strategy, Mumbai, Mihir Mgt. Services, Mumbai, RBI, SBI, NABARD, MSME, Mumbai and Venture East, Hyderabad. Practical demonstration of CIRCOT technologies were arranged.
A panel discussion was moderated by Dr. R. P Kachru with the panelists: Mr. Sudhir Bhargav, member, ICAR Governing Body, Dr. S. S. Sreenivasan, former Director, Dr. S. K. Chattopadhyay, Director, CIRCOT, Animash Agarwal, Venture East, and Ms Ritu Verma, Ankur Capital Advisors.