CFTRI announces 24 new courses for year-long training under CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative, the courses are run encompassing all the major areas in food science and technology.

Under the CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative, the CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru, has recently announced approximately 25 regular training programmes, skill development programmes, and short-term courses for this fiscal year that cover all the key areas of food science and technology.

The 24 course schedule for 2023–2024 is available on the institute’s website ( These courses are brief yet intense, jam-packed with lectures and practicals. The course instructors are experts in their respective fields 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. Training includes theory and hands-on practical sessions on Food Safety Issues; Paddy and Rice Processing; Animal Cell Culture; Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (LC -MS); Flour Milling Baking and Confectionery Technology; Fumigation and Pest management; Rodent management; Electrical Safety in Food Processing Industry; Molecular Biology; Post-Harvest Technologies for Fruits and Vegetables; Grain Processing; Spice processing; Sensory analysis; Probiotic Dairy Product Development; Food analysis; Food Packaging; and Edible Oil Extraction.

At the conclusion of the course, successful participants will get certificates. The short-term courses are well appreciated by students, academics, employed persons, and entrepreneurs who are unable to spare more time due to their brief duration and condensed, concentrated, and capsulated syllabus. In addition, these courses help unemployed youngsters or aspiring entrepreneurs launch start-up businesses centred on the food processing industry, according to a release.

The institute is a Training Partner (TP) for conducting Skill Development Programmes (SDPs) aligned with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under Skill India Mission of Government of India for skills like Baking Technician/Operative (FIC/Q5005), Food Microbiologist (FIC/Q7603) and Spice Processing Technician (FIC/Q8502).

Academic institutions, government departments, industry and FPOs can contact CFTRI for custom-made programmes exclusively designed for their students/staff/sponsored-participants in the area of Food Processing. CSIR-CFTRI has trained nearly 2,800 personnel in 2022-23 under various training streams such as Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme, farmer-centric training programmes, SDPs aligned with NSDC and short-term courses, the release said.

These courses will be held from the third week of May 2023 onwards and end during the third week of January 2024 in different time intervals. The course calendar for the financial year 2023-24 has been announced. For more information and registration, CLICK HERE.


The Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), established in 1950, is an Indian food research institute and laboratory headquartered in Mysore, India. The institute has nearly two hundred scientists, technologists, engineers, and over a hundred technicians, skilled workers, and support staff. There are sixteen research and development departments, including laboratories focussing on food engineering, food biotechnology, microbiology, grain sciences, sensory science, biochemistry, molecular nutrition, and food safety.

The institute has developed over 300 products, processes, and equipment designs, and most of these technologies have been released to over 4000 licensees for commercial application. The institute develops technologies to increase efficiency and reduce post-harvest losses, add convenience, increase export, find new sources of food products, integrate human resources in food industries, reduce costs, and modernise. It holds several patents and has published findings in reputed journals.

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