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Training on Advances in Applications of Nanotechnology concluded

Dr. Nawab Ali, Former DDG (Engg), ICAR and Chairman, RAC of ICAR-CIRCOT speaking as the Chief Guest of valedictory function emphasized the need for nano technological interventions in agriculture and allied sectors to improve the overall efficiency and productivity in farming practices so that the farmers could benefit at the end.
Dr. P.G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT briefed about the involvement of this institute in the field of nanotechnology in textiles and composites, and the efforts taken to commercialize this technology by establishing nanocellulose pilot plant and incubating startups.
Dr. N. Vigneshwaran, Senior Scientist and Course Coordinator congratulated all the trainees and explained the future possibilities in continuing the relationship by collaborative research work and consultancy based on mutual understanding.
Twelve participants from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Meghalaya and Maharashtra attended this training programme.

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Training programme on “Advances in Applications of Nanotechnology” inaugurated

Dr. P. G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai inaugurated two training programmes on February 6, 2017. First one on “Advances in Applications of Nanotechnology” scheduled for Feb 6-10, 2017 is being organized to impart hands-on training on synthesis, characterization and applications of nanomaterials to the participants.  The participants (12 numbers) are faculties / scientists from Universities and ICAR, and also Ph.D scholars and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. N. Vigneshwaran, Sr. Scientist & course coordinator briefed about this training programme.
    Second one on “Quality Evaluation of Cotton” scheduled for Feb 6-10, 2017 is being organized to demonstrate the evaluation of various quality parameters of cotton, processing techniques, ginning technologies and cotton grading. Also, a visit to Cotton Association of India at Cotton Green, Mumbai will be arranged for practical exposure to participants and cotton grading. Six participants registered for this training programme. Er. P.S. Deshmukh, Scientist briefed about this programme.
    Dr. Patil, in his inaugural address, informed the participants about various research and developmental activities at ICAR-CIRCOT and the expertise developed in the fields of nanotechnology & its applications in textiles and composites and, in Quality evaluation of cotton. He also, sensitized the participants about the need for exploring the possibilities of using nanotechnology in agriculture and other diversified fields in a collaborative mode. 

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Training programme on Advances in Microscopy held during January 16-18, 2017 at ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai.

ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai has organized a three day training programme on Advances in Microscopy during January 16-18, 2017 for a total of eight participants. The trainees included students, teachers and researchers. Curriculum included lectures on basics of microscopy and Hands-on training on electron microscopy, light microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Trainees were educated on sample preparation techniques, handling of microscopes and analysis & interpretation of micrographs. As a part of skill development initiatives of Govt of India, three biotechnology students were benefitted by this training programme. Dr. P.G. Patil, Director congratulated all the participants for attending this training programme.

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