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Engineering Technology Transfer Division (ETTD)

Engineering Technology Transfer Division

Technology transfer is the most important component of any research organization. The success of the technology development by an institute is attained by transferring the technology to the targeted stakeholders and bringing about the required social and economic transformation.

The following are the mandate of Engineering of Technology Transfer Division (ETTD)

  • To undertake basic and applied research on ginning, assessment of technology and related areas in post-harvest technology of cotton.
  • Commercialization of technologies and consultancy services to stake holders and liasioning with manufacturers.
  • To impart training on post-harvest technology of cotton to trade, industry and government officials from India and abroad.
  • To undertake commercial testing of textile materials for benefit of cotton sector.
  • Organization of out-reach transfer of technology programmes through on-site emonstrations/exhibitions/workshops/stakeholders meets, etc.

Head of Division

Sr.No. Name Designation & Research Interest Contact Email Photo
1 Dr. Dattatreya M. Kadam Principal Scientist
(Agricultural Process Engineering)

Research Interest : Agril Process Engineering, Nano Technology, Protein Extraction, Value addition, Machine Design, Drying, Business Planning, Machine Testing etc.
Ext No. 118
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Sr.No. Name Designation & Research Interest Contact Email Photo
1 Dr. Ashok Kumar Bharimalla,
M. Tech., (F. M. P), Ph. D.
Principal Scientist
(Farm Machinery & Power)

Research Interest : Composites, Nanotechnology, Technology Commercialization Technology of Transfer Division & Test House
Ext No. 211
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2 Dr. P. S. Deshmukh Principal Scientist
(Farm Machinery & Power)
Ext No. 217
ps[dot]deshmukh[at]icar[dot]org[dot]in Image of Dr. P. S. Deshmukh
3 Dr. C. Sundaramoorthy Principal Scientist
(Agricultural Economics)

Research Interest : Impact assessment, agricultural marketing and international trade
Ext No. 128
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4 Dr. Manoj Kumar Mahawar Senior Scientist
(Agricultural Structures and Process Engineering)

Research Interest : Agricultural Process Engineering, Machine design
Ext No. 216
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Technical Staff

Sr.No. Name Designation Contact Email Division & Location Photo
1 Mr. Chandrika Ram Assistant Chief
Technical Officer
Ext No. 206
chandrika[dot]ram[at]icar[dot]org[dot]in Location : CIRCOT (MI), Mumbai Image of Mr. Chandrika Ram
2 Dr.Sheela KS Raj Chief Technical
Ext No. 208
Sheela[dot]KS Raj[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in Division : Technology Transfer Division
Location : CIRCOT (MI), Mumbai
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3 Mrs. Prachi Rajesh Mhatre Assistant Chief
Technical Officer
Ext No. 121
PR[dot]Mhatre[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in Division : Technology Transfer Division
Location : CIRCOT (MI), Mumbai
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4 Mrs. Medha Pradeep Kamble Technical Officer +91-9222521353 MP[dot]Kamble[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in Division : Technology Transfer Division
Location : CIRCOT (MI), Mumbai
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Skilled Support Staff

Sr.No. Name Designation Contact Email Division & Location Photo
1 Shri S. P. Naik Skilled Support Staff +91-9702683308 - - Image of Shri S. P. Naik

The following facilities are available at Technology Transfer Division (ETTD) at CIRCOT

  • Modern Ginning & Allied Machinery (at GTC Nagpur)
  • Pulp, Paper and Board Making and Testing Facilities
  • Scientific Cotton Seed Processing Pilot Plant (at GTC Nagpur)
  • Sample Weaving Loom
  • Nano Cellulose Pilot Plant

The following are the services provided by the Technology Transfer Division (TTD) at CIRCOT

Technology transfer, Commercialization and Licensing

  • Promotion of the technologies developed in the Institute through awareness creation, demonstration and incubation.
  • Technology validation of the recently developed technologies to enable its commercialization
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programmes to tap the potential of budding entrepreneurs, who will take up the technology and develop it into a successful Enterprise.

Intellectual Property Management

  • Protection of the new ideas
  • Creation of brand value for the technology through IP tag
  • Sensitize the scientist about intellectual property


  • Impart technical knowledge and skill to the personnel employed in cotton sectorespecially ginning and by-product utilization as well as to the traders creating a trained human resource in ginning and quality evaluation.
  • Having gained expertise in the cutting edge technologies. Customized high-end training programmes in the areas Scientific processing of cotton seed, Basics of nanotechnology and its application, Cotton spinning, Microscopy, Chemical characterization of textile material etc.

Impact assessment

Backward linkage to the research based on the feedback from the clients or the stakeholders is essential for refinement of existing technology or get the insight into newer area of technology development. To serve this purpose following activities will be initiated

  • Impact assessment of the CIRCOT technologies from among the stakeholders
  • Impact of trained human resource on the industrial production

Service to the stakeholders

  • CIRCOT is recognized as the referral laboratory in the textile testing and is also NABL accredited. To cater to the needs of the stakeholders in the textile sector we undertake
  • Commercial testing service to the industries at professional standard
  • Consultancy services to the stakeholders to address their needs.

CIRCOT has a Zonal Technology Management and Business Planning & Development (ZTM-BPD) unit. This unit provides a gamut of services ranging from incubation facilities such as office space, access to information and communication technologies, guidance on management, marketing, technical, to legal, IPR and financial issues. This unit also promotes entrepreneurial attitude and creates awareness about the opportunities that the entrepreneurship can bring into the local agri-business environment.

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