The ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai organized a training programme on “Nanotechnology and its Advanced Applications” during November 22 – 26, 2021 in virtual mode. This is 16th in the series of the Nanotechnology training programmes being organized by the Institute and 2nd in the online mode. The objective of this training was to acquaint the participants with the recent advances in the field of nanotechnology, to demonstrate the synthesis and characterization methodologies and to demonstrate their potential applications in agriculture and allied sectors, cotton textiles, biocomposites, pulp & paper, filtration and sensors.
During the valedictory function, Dr. Sujata Saxena, Director appreciated the interest shown by the trainees to undergo this training programme amid the current pandemic situation. She emphasized the potential of nanotechnology in diversified fields and the skill required for responsible adoption for commercial exploitation of nanotechnology enabled products in the market. She mentioned that the institute is very much open to the participating organizations for collaboration in the field of nanotechnology and can also extend the facilities for nanomaterials synthesis and characterization.
Dr. N. Vigneshwaran, Principal Scientist and Course Coordinator briefed about the various aspects of nanotechnology covered through lectures and the demonstrations during the training programme. For better understanding by the participants, nanotechnology experiments were demonstrated using in-house recorded videos. Around 15 participants attended this training programme, out of which 6 were from ICAR and 9 were from various academic / research organizations. Majority of the participants (10 nos) were women researchers.