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Research Divisions

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Research activities of the Institute is conducted through four research divisions.

Quality Evaluation and Improvement Division (QEID)

The QEI Division is equipped with the state of art equipment for evaluating various aspects cotton quality. QEID also provide technological input to breeders for developing strains with enhanced fibre attributes at every stage of variety development. Apart from above, the Division is engaged in providing calibration cotton to the industries & machine manufacturers. The QEI Division is also extends its facilities to trade and industries by way of commercial testing and contributing towards the resource generation for the Institute. QEI Division is acting as bridge between farmers and industry.

Mechanical Processing Division (MPD)

Mechanical processing Division of CIRCOT is equipped with state of art cotton processing machineries for undertaking research and development on various stages of mechanical processing of cotton. Mechanical Processing Division of CIRCOT also plays a key role in evaluation of spinnability of cotton samples received from breeding programmes under All India Coordinated Research Programme on Cotton (AICRP-cotton) and thereby helping cotton breeding program of the country.

Chemical and Biochemical Processing Division (CBPD)

Chemical and Bio Chemical Processing Division (CBPD) of ICAR- CIRCOT carries out basic, applied and strategic research in the field of pre-treatment, dyeing, finishing of cotton and blended textiles, eco-testing and chemical processing, Research on cotton by-Product and biomass Utilization, Nano materials and Plasma treatment for functional finishing of cotton textiles and Energy-efficient nano cellulose production from cotton linter and their applications.

Transfer of Technology Division (TTD)

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. Activities of Transfer of Technology Division include:

  • 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 demonstrations/exhibitions/workshops/stakeholders meets, etc.
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