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Training Courses at GTC, Nagpur

Ginning Training Centre of CIRCOT located in Nagpur, Maharashtra is a unique and only one research and training centre of its kind in Asia. This centre imparts theoretical and practical training on Double Roller Ginning Technology, Fibre Quality Evaluation and by-product utilization of cotton and cotton stalks for gin owners, managers, supervisors, fitters etc. This Centre has so far trained more than 5000 trainees from across most part of our country covering personals from ginneries, organizations like The CCI, MSCCGMF Ltd., seed industries like Ankur Seeds, cotton breeders, etc. This centre has played a pivotal role in modernization of Indian Ginning Industry and has pioneered the development of many essential and basic machines required for ginning industry like cylinder cleaner, auto-grooving machine, axial flow cleaner, barcoding and RFID tagging systems, etc.

GTC, Nagpur is equiped with all popular models and makes of ginning and pressing machines, including a modern roller and saw ginning plant, Cotton-seed Processing Plant and Rotobar Ginning Technology of M/s. Lummus, USA.. Moreover, this centre houses a demonstration plant for Particle Board Preparation from Cotton Stalk.  The GTC also houses a state of art fibre quality evaluation laboratory with latest HVI and HVT to test fibre quality of cotton.

Accommodation: Accommodation for the trainees is provided in our guest house at nominal rates
Training Fee:
•    For Ginners and Traders: Rs. 11,450/-(inclusive taxes)
•    For Farmers: Rs.1685/-(inclusive taxes and accommodation at Guest House, GTC, Nagpur)

Training Courses on Cotton Ginning Technology & Quality Evaluation At GTC, NAGPUR, for the benefit of Cotton Ginners, Graders, Traders and Fitters .

Integrated Training Course on "Double Roller Ginning Technology & Cotton Quality Evaluation"  for cotton graders, traders, cotton purchasers,owners of ginning factory and interested participants.

Month Training Period
August 2015 10-14, August 2015
September 2015 07-12, September 2015
October 2015 12-17, October 2015
November 2015 02-07, November 2015
December 2015 14-19 December 2015


Tentative Training Calendar for Training Programmes at GTC, Nagpur from July 2014 to Dec-2014

Month Training Period
July 2014 14-18 Jul. 2014
August 2014 18-23 Aug. 2014 (Booked for M/s. Vishal cotton industries, Gujrat)
September 2014

01-06 Sep. 2014 (Open for all Ginning supervisors, Cotton Traders, Graders, Ginning entrepreneurs and owners)

15-20 Sep. 2014 (Booked for M/s. Manjeet Cotton Pvt. Ltd., Aurangabad)(for Ginning fitters)

22-27 Sep. 2014 Booked for M/s. Manjeet Cotton Pvt. Ltd., Aurangabad) (for Ginning Supervisors)

October 2014 07-11 Oct. 2014 training on  HVI
November 2014 10- 15, Nov. 2014 training for ginners & supervisors
December 2014 15-19 Dec. 2014

For More Information 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shri U. D. Devikar,
Technical Officer,GTC, Nagpur
Phone: 0712-2500592, Mob: 9763737133


Calibration Cotton Standards

In order to eliminate or minimize to the extent possible the uncertainties arising from the status of instrument used, testing atmospheric condition and efficiency of performer, a Certified Reference Material (CRM) / Standard Reference Material (SRM) is used.  In case of cotton, certified reference material is known as calibration cotton.

Main source of calibration cotton needed for calibrating HVIs utilised for the textile testing laboratories in India has been the International Calibration Cotton supplied by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA calibration cottons are very costly and involves foreign exchange. That apart it involves time also. Over and above since June 1999, USDA has stopped supply of ICC Mode of calibration cotton. Though other countries have switched over to HVI mode, most of the laboratories in our country and some African countries are following ICC Mode. To alleviate the problems faced by Indian laboratories on account of stoppage of supply of ICC Mode calibration cotton by USDA, Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology (CIRCOT) has taken upon the responsibility of producing this standard reference material (SRM) needed by the Indian Textile Industry and laboratories. Since 1997, Institute is producing calibration cotton and supplying to mills, research institutes and testing instrument manufacturers’ in India.   It is pertinent to add here that CIRCOT is second institute, first being USDA in the world to prepare Calibration Cottons for textile testing.

Salient Features of CIRCOT Calibration Cottons

  • CIRCOT calibration cottons can be used for both modes ICC mode and HVI mode
  • Calibration cottons are prepared with utmost care and values are assigned in the most scientific way by using internationally accepted procedures.
  • CIRCOT calibration cotton standards possess quality characteristics in conformity with those of USDA Calibration Cottons

Currently, Calibration Cotton Testing on HVI set consists of 3 samples for ICC and HVI modes.

  • Individual samples weighing 200g is priced Rs 750/- (all inclusive)
  • A rebate of Rs 125/- per sampleis offered for the purchase of four or more (same or different cottons) samples at a time.
  • Price of the calibration cotton should be paid in advance by crossed demand draft payable in Mumbai drawn in favor of Director, CIRCOT, Mumbai.
  • The samples will be dispatched by Registered Parcel Post.

For more information please write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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