In line with skill development initiative of Govt. of India, ICAR-CIRCOT conducted a five days training programme on “Quality Evaluation of Cotton” during July 18-22, 2016 at Mumbai. This programme focussed on basics of cotton grading, quality evaluation and its importance in trading, fibre attributes and their impact on yarn quality, contamination in cotton, marketing and commercial aspects of cotton, ginning & mechanical processing and its effect on cotton economics. Practical classes and demonstrations on length, fineness, maturity, tenacity, cotton grades, spinning and yarn testing was conducted. Theory on fibre testing using High Volume Instrument (HVI) and Advanced Fibre Information System (AFIS) was taught and practically demonstrated. There were 8 participants from Cotton Trade and Industry. The training programme was conducted with the guidance and encouragement from Dr. P. G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai.