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ICAR-Short Course on “Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials for Agricultural Applications” at ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai

ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai organized an ICAR-Sponsored 10-day short course on “Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials for Agricultural Applications” during September 19-28, 2016. A total of 20 participants from different Agricultural Universities and ICAR institutions from 11 states viz., Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Tripura participated in this programme.
The Short Course was inaugurated by Dr. P. G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai. During the course, 21 lectures were delivered covering the basics of nanotechnology, characterization techniques, applications in integrated pest management, fertilizers, filtration, sensors, textiles and composites in addition to safety, toxicology & standards relevant to nanotechnology. Also, 13 hands-on practical were arranged in various fields of nanotechnology. The participants were sensitized about the requirement of skill & entrepreneurship development and business incubation in nanotechnology and also encouraged to work in a collaborative mode for better sharing of resources and expertise.
The trainees having diversified fields of expertise ranging from Microbiology, Entomology, Horticulture, Nanotechnology, Aquaculture, Animal nutrition, Biotechnology, Fish processing processing technology to Physics, Chemistry and Engineering rated this short course as Excellent.
During valedictory function, Dr. Patil insisted the participants to go beyond the boundaries of research to transfer of technology for the benefit of farmers and other stakeholders. Dr. N. Vigneshwaran, Sr. Scientist was the Course Director and Er. A.K. Bharimalla, Sr. Scientist was the Course Coordinator.

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Training Programme on Value Addition to Cottonseed

Four days training programme on Value Addition to cottonseed was organised at ICAR- CIRCOT during 29th Aug- 1st September, 2016. Four industry personnel from the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat and four students from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai participated in this self- financed training programme. Participants were appraised about the modern scientific methods for processing this important by product of cotton cultivation to realize its full potential and various technologies developed by the institute for further value addition. Participants were introduced to various analytical methods for determination of important parameters of cotton seed and its products and demonstrations on various value addition technologies were also conducted. Training concluded with the distribution of the participation certificates to the trainees by the Director in- charge, Dr Sujata Saxena during the valedictory session held on 1st September, 2016. In their feedback, all participants found this training very useful and well organized.

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Four days training programme on Value Addition to cottonseed was inaugurated at CIRCOT, Mumbai

Four days training programme on Value Addition to cottonseed was inaugurated at ICAR-CIRCOT on 29 th Aug, 2016 by the Director in-charge, Dr. Sujata Saxena, Principal scientist and Head in charge of the CBP Division. This training programme has been organised to appraise the participants about the potential of many technologies developed by the institute for value addition to this important by product of cotton cultivation and to make its scientific processing more attractive. Secretary, All India Cottonseed Crushers’ Association (AICOSCA), Shri A. K. Chowdhury also addressed the participants and released the book containing the training lectures, experiments and demonstrations. Four industry personnel from the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat and four students from Institute of Chemical Technology are participating in this self- financed training programme.

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