The five-day Training Programme on Nanotechnology has been successfully organized by ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai during November 23-27, 2020.
In his valedictory address, Dr. P. G. Patil, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai highlighted the importance of skill development in the field of nanotechnology to realize its potential impact in agriculture and allied sectors. He appreciated the team of researchers in the Institute who designed and implemented this virtual training programme successfully amid the COVID pandemic. He also encouraged all the trainees to go further in nanotechnology research on a collaborative mode. Dr. N. Vigneshwaran, Principal Scientist & Course Coordinator briefed the nanotechnology expertise developed at the Institute during the past 16 years and the state-of-the-art facilities available for collaborative translational research.
Earlier, Dr. Sujata Saxena, Principal Scientist & Head of Division CBPD, during the Inaugural function, briefed about various research and skill development activities being conducted by the Institute in the field of post-harvest processing of cotton and its biomass.
This training programme included recent advances in the field of nanotechnology and its applications in textiles, composites, pulp & paper, filtration, sensors, and agriculture & allied sectors. And, it was delivered through virtual lectures, demonstrations, assignments and discussions. This training registered a total participation by 22 participants including 14 women participants from ICAR Institutes, State Agricultural Universities, Indian Institute of Science and other Central / State Government organizations.