The 117th Annual Institute Research Council (IRC) Meeting of ICAR-CIRCOT was organized on 20th March 2017. The meeting was chaired by Dr. P. G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT. Dr. G.S. Nadiger, Consultant, SASMIRA & RAC Member, ICAR-CIRCOT, Dr. P.V. Varadharajan, Former Principal Scientist, CBPD and Dr. G.R. Anap, International Consultant for Ginning were the external experts present during the deliberation of the IRC.
Dr. P.G. Patil, Director, welcomed all the subject specialists, HODs, Scientists and Technical Officers for the IRC meeting. After this a presentation highlighting the research work to be undertaken by the institute along with the targets for 2017-18 to 2019-20 was presented. The focus of the discussion was towards development of technology that will meet the stakeholder’s requirement and the ways and means to increase the linkage with the stakeholders.
During the meeting the progress of 13 Institute funded projects and 9 externally funded projects were discussed. There were seven new project proposals presented by the scientist.