Central Food Technological Research Institute

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CFTRI Main gate near the railway station
CFTRI Mysore reflected
CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute
Central Food Technological Research Institute front view.jpg
Established 21 October 1950 (1950-10-21)
Research type A constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
Director Dr. Jitendra Jadhav
Location Mysore, Karnataka
Campus 200 acres (0.81 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 42 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. also has extended resource centers in Hyderabad, Lucknow and Mumbai, rendering technical assistance to numerous entrepreneurs.

CSIR-CFTRI is a large and diversified laboratory headed by Dr. Jitendra Jadhav, Director, CSIR-CFTRI. Presently the institute has nearly 200 scientists, technologists, and engineers, and over 200 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]

CSIR-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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "CSIR Lab Directory". Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "CFTRI - R & D Departments". Archived from the original on 9 November 2012. 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