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ICAR-CIRCOT Scientist bagged the International Award ‘ICRA-ASIA Young Scientist Innovation Medal - 2019’


Dr. N. Vigneshwaran, Principal Scientist from ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai has been selected for the International Cotton Researchers Association (ICRA) – ASIA Young Scientist Innovation Medal - 2019 and the same will be conferred to him in the framework of the 8th meeting of the Asian Cotton and Development Network, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan during September 9-12, 2019. This award, setup by ICRA, International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), Washington DC, USA, recognizes the young cotton researchers from Asian countries. Dr. Vigneshwaran’s research group at ICAR-CIRCOT is working in field of application of nanotechnology in cotton textiles, pulp & paper technology and composites towards the development of novel and value added products under the dynamic leadership of Dr. P. G. Patil, Director ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai. The state-of-the-Art Nanotechnology facility at ICAR-CIRCOT caters to the need of cutting edge research, specialized trainings, incubation & entrepreneurship development. Dr. P. G. Patil felicitated Dr. N. Vigneshwaran on this occasion. 


Interactive Meeting with Scientists of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for Collaboration

A Meeting was convened with a Team of Scientist from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai lead by Dr. S.K.Ghosh, Head, Food Technology Division on 23rd July, 2019 at 11.00 am in the Conference Hall. 

The purpose of the interactive meeting is to identify the potential areas of research collaboration and future cooperation between the two Institutions. There was a brief presentation on the activities being carried out by the respective institutions and the scientist from BARC visited the research laboratories of the Institute. The collaboration in the research areas of common interest viz., application of nanocellulose, surface functionalization of nanoparticles through irradiation, biodegradable polymer for packaging, reduction of gossypol content in cottonseed meal etc.,  were discussed.


ICAR-CIRCOT bags First Rank in Avishkar Research Convention of University of Mumbai

ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai has permanent affiliation from University of Mumbai for post graduate studies. ICAR-CIRCOT participated in the 13th Inter-Collegiate / Institute / Department Avishkar Research Convention organized by Department of Students’ Development, University of Mumbai for the academic year 2018-19. This convention held on 23rd July 2019 in ‘Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Convocation Hall’, University of Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai. Based on the research presentation “Microbial production and characterization of Nano-lignin and its application onto cotton and linen fabrics for functional properties”, ICAR-CIRCOT has been awarded an “Overall Championship (First Rank) in Pure Sciences Category” in the Convention. Dr. P. G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT received the award at the hands of Prof. Suhas Pednekar, Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai in the august presence of Prof. S.S. Bhagwat, Dean (IQAC), Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. Dr. N. Vigneshwaran, Principal Scientist & Guide from ICAR-CIRCOT and Dr. Siddhi J Juikar, Student awardee were also present while receiving the award.   

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