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
Established21 October 1950 (1950-10-21)
Research typeA constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
DirectorDr. KSMS Raghavarao
LocationMysore, Karnataka
Campus200 acres (0.81 km2)
Operating agency
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI), is one of the constituent laboratory 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 its resource centers in Hyderabad, Lucknow and Mumbai, rendering technical assistance to numerous entrepreneurs.

CSIR-CFTRI is a large and diversified laboratory presently headed by Dr. KSMS Raghavarao, Director, CSIR-CFTRI. There are 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 engineering, food biotechnology, microbiology, grain sciences, sensory science, Biochemistry, Molecular Nutrition and food safety.[2]

The institute has developed over 300 products, processes, and equipment types. It holds several patents and has published findings in reputed journals. India is the world's second largest food grain, 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 post-harvest 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 300 products, processes including equipment designs, and most of these technologies have been released to over 4000 licensees 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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