CSIR-CFTRI to hold short term courses in food science & technology for 2024-25

CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru announced the calendar for short term courses for FY 2024-25. The institute is organising 27 regular training programmes / skill development programmes / short term courses in this financial year under CSIR integrated skill initiative, encompassing all the major areas in food science and technology. The major attraction of these courses is of its short duration but intensive and packed with lectures and demonstrations.

Due to its short duration and condensed, focused and capsulated syllabus, the short-term courses are well received by students, academicians, employed and entrepreneurs who are unable to spare more time. At the same time, these programs are extremely beneficial for unemployed youth to enhance their skill towards employability or entrepreneurial aspirants to establish their startup venture based on food processing.

The faculty members for the courses have vast experience in specific areas of food science and technology. The demonstrations and practical classes are conducted in the state-of-the-art laboratories and pilot plants of CSIR-CFTRI. Successful participants will be given participation certificate at the end of the course. The Institute is a Training Partner (TP) for conducting Skill Development Programmes (SDPs) aligned with National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) under Skill India Mission of Government of India for the skills like Baking Technician/Operative (FIC/Q5005), Food Microbiologist (FIC/Q7603) and Spice Processing Technician (FIC/Q8502).

Apart from the regular training programs, CFTRI arranges custom made programs exclusively designed for Academic Institutions, Government Departments/Agencies, Industries, FPOs, SHGs, for their students / staff / sponsored-participants / members in the area of Food Processing. The Mysuru-based institute has trained more than 1800 personnel in 2023-24 under various training streams such as Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme, farmer-centric training programmes and shortterm courses. Also, in the previous FY, the institute successfully organised a training programme on ‘Rice Milling and Value Addition to Rice’ for Guyanese Delegation under Indian Technical and Economic Co-operation (ITEC) Programme sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India.