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.