Central Food Technological Research Institute

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CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute
CFTRI front view.jpg
Established 21 October 1950 (1950-10-21)
Research type A constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
Director Ram Rajasekharan
Location Mysore, Karnataka
Campus 700 acres (2.8 km2)
Operating agency
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Website www.cftri.com

CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, abbreviated to CSIR-CFTRI, is one of the 40 national research laboratories in India, set up under the aegis of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).[1] It was opened on 21 October 1950 in Mysore, Karnataka. C.F.T.R.I. Mysore The center also has extended resource centers in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Mumbai, rendering technical assistance to numerous entrepreneurs.

CSIR-CFTRI is a large and diversified laboratory headed by Ram Rajasekharan. Presently employing over 200 scientists, technologists, and engineers, and over 400 technicians, skilled workers, and support staff. There are sixteen research and development departments, including laboratories focusing on food biotechnology, microbiology, sensory science, and food safety.[2]

The institute has designed over 300 products, processes, and equipment types. It holds several patents and has released many publications. India is the world's second largest foodgrain, fruit and vegetable producer,[3] and the institute is engaged in research in the production and handling of grains, pulses, oilseeds, spices, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and poultry.

The institute develops technologies to increase efficiency and reduce postharvest losses, add convenience, increase export, find new sources of food products, integrate human resources in food industries, reduce costs, and modernize.[4]

CFTRI has developed over 270 products, processes and equipment designs, and close to 1600 licensees have availed themselves of 160 of these technologies for commercial exploitation. The achievements have been of considerable industrial value, social importance and national relevance, and coupled with the institute's wide-ranging facilities and services, have created an extensive impact on the Indian food industry and Indian society at large.


  1. ^ "CSIR Lab Directory". Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "CFTRI - R & D Departments". Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Indian Agriculture". Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "CFTRI does its bit for tenth plan draft - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 31 January 2002. 

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Coordinates: 12°19′2.8″N 76°38′13.81″E / 12.317444°N 76.6371694°E / 12.317444; 76.6371694