Three days training programme on Absorbent Cotton Technology was organized at ICAR- CIRCOT during 2- 4, August, 2018. This self- financed programme was attended by eleven budding entrepreneurs from the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. Training programme was inaugurated on 2 nd August by the Director Dr. P.G. Patil. Participants were appraised about the current scenario of absorbent/surgical cotton, raw materials and processes involved in preparation of this product, eco-friendly preparatory processes, performance specifications prescribed by various Pharmacopoeia for absorbent/ surgical cotton, regulatory and certification issues, economics and business prospects of this industry and research developments by the institute in this field. Practical demonstrations of the processes involved in absorbent cotton preparation as well as product testing according to test methods prescribed by Pharmacopoeia were also given to the participants. Training concluded with collection of feedback from trainees and distribution of participation certificates to them by Director in Charge, Dr. Sujata Saxena during the valedictory session held on 4th August, 2018. Participants found this training very informative and useful and appreciated the efforts of the institute in guiding budding entrepreneurs in this field.