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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.   


ICAR - CIRCOT Scientists Bestowed with ‘12th Doordarshan Sahyadri Krishi Sanman Award-2019’

A team of ICAR- CIRCOT scientists has been bestowed with 12th Doordarshan Sahyadri Krishi Sanman Award- 2019 for their remarkable research work in by-product utilization of cotton. The award was conferred upon the scientists by Honorable Dr. Anil Bonde, Minister of Agriculture, Government of Maharashtra on 3rd July 2019 at Mumbai. 

A team comprising of Dr. P. G. Patil, Director of the institute and Dr. S. K. Shukla, Dr. V. G. Arude, Dr. V. Mageshwaran, Dr. C. Sundaramoorthy, Dr. P. S. Deshmukh, Dr. A. K. Bharimalla realised the importance and economic potential of value addition to cotton stalk and developed commercially viable and eco-friendly technologies and products viz. briquettes, pellets, charcoal, activated carbon, particle boards, briquette based eco-friendly green crematorium, efficient pellet stove, compost and mushroom cultivation. These Technologies are useful for doubling cotton farmer’s income. These technologies not only generated renewable energy but also improved soil health and created rural entrepreneurship. This research work helped in creating business opportunities in establishing cotton by-product based industries in Vidarbha. 

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