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ICAR-CIRCOT has been granted accreditation for its Quality Management System as per IS/ISO 9001:2015 from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) with the following Scope for three years with effect from 28 June, 2023 to 11 June, 2026

  • Research and development of post – harvest technologies and machinery for better utilization of cotton, other textile fibres and their by-products
  • Quality evaluation and improvement of Indian cottons and their value added products
  • Technology transfer, Agri-business incubation training and consultancy in the field of cotton technology

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The ISO implementation of the institute is managed by two committees i.e. ISO Management Committee & Steering Committee comprising following members

Constitution of the Management Committee (MC) is as follows:

Sr.No. Name Designation Portfolio
1 Dr. S. K. Shukla Director Chairman
2 Dr. ASM Raja Pr. Scientist & I/C Head, QEID Management Representative (MR)
3 Dr. Sujata Saxena I/C Head , CBPD & I/C Head, TTD Member
4 Dr. N. Shanmugam I/C Head, MPD Member
5 Dr. D. M. Kadam I/C Head, TTD Member
6 Dr. A. K. Bharimalla Principal Scientist, CBPD & I/C ITMU & ABI Member
7 Dr. V. G. Arude Principal Scientist, MPD Member
8 Smt. Sujata Koshy Senior Administrative Officer Member
9 Dr. A Arputharaj Senior Scientist, CBPD Deputy MR & Member Secretary

The Management Committee shall be supported by the Quality Management Team (QMT) comprising of Nodal Officers from each Division / Section as follows:

Sr.No. Name of Officer Designation Division/Section
1 Dr. N Vigneshwaran Principal Scientist Education/CBPD
2 Dr. P . S. Deshmukh Principal Scientist TTD
3 Dr. C Sunderamoorthy Principal Scientist TTD/PME
4 Dr. Krishna Prasad Senior Scientist MPD
5 Dr. T. Senthilkumar Senior Scientist MPD / HRD Nodal Officer
6 Dr. Manoj Kumar Scientist & Quality Manager for
ISO 17025:2017
7 Mr. B. R. Pawar CTO QEID
8 Mr. P. N. Sahane ACTO I/C Engineering Section
9 Mrs. P. S. Nirhali ACTO I/C Test House
10 Mr. S. V. Kokane ACTO I/C Security & Housekeeping
11 Mrs. P. R. Mhatre Sr. Technical Officer I/C Library
12 Ms. Sujatha Koshy Sr. Administartive Officer Admn. II
13 Mrs. T. P. Mokal Administrative Officer Admin I

The Steering Committee for Implementation of ISO 9001:2015 for CIRCOT shall comprise of the Management Representative, the Secretary and all the 20 Nodal Officers of the Quality Management Team.

ICAR- CIRCOT is committed to undertake basic and strategic research on quality assessment, processing and development of value added products from cotton and its agro-residues. The institute is committed to skill development and business incubation services in its mandated areas and functions as referral laboratory for cotton fibres. The Institute strives for the satisfaction of its stakeholders through

  • Undertaking innovative research projects and provide business incubation facilities
  • Technology commercialisation, training and testing services
  • Continual improvement of systems and processes.

ICAR- CIRCOT is an accredited laboratory under ISO 17025:2005 by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for the period of two years from 02 March 2020 to 1st March 2022 for both Mechanical and Chemical field with the following scope.

ISO-IEC 17025:2017 Scope

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