ICAR-CIRCOT observes Vigilance Awareness Week during 27th October to 02nd November 2020 with the theme “Vigilant India, Prosperous India”. The Integrity Pledge was administered by Dr. P. G. Patil, Director to the staff of the Institute on 27th October 2020, following necessary COVID guidelines.
Nanotechnology deals with the manipulation of atoms, molecules, or molecular clusters to create functional materials and devices with enhanced & desirable properties. The first use of the concept of ‘nanotechnology’ was in “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”, a talk given by physicist Richard Feynman in 1959. ICAR-CIRCOT has done pioneering work in the field of nanotechnology and has developed more than fifteen years of experience and expertise in synthesis & characterization of nanomaterials and its application in textile finishing, fertilizers, development of nanocomposites and pulp & paper. In 2015, ICAR-CIRCOT has established India’s First Nanocellulose Pilot Plant. With this background, advanced trainings are being arranged to share the knowledge with diverse stakeholders. This training module is 15th in the series and first in the virtual mode, designed to impart basic and advanced knowledge of nanotechnology and its applications.
ICAR- Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai celebrated Mahila Kisan Divas on 15 October 2020. With a view to increase the active participation and empower them in the mainstream of agriculture, 15 October is celebrated nationwide as National Women Farmers Day. On this occasion, a seminar was organized in the Institute with a theme, ‘Women farmers’ contribution to agriculture’