CSIR−Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore (A constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi) came into existence during 1950 with the great vision of its founders, and a network of inspiring as well as dedicated scientists who had a fascination to pursue in-depth research and development in the areas of food science and technology.
International School of Milling Technology (ISMT) was established as a joint Indo-Swiss venture and Roller Flour Millers Federation of India project during 1981 to serve the needs of flour milling industry in India and other developing countries with regard to training in flour milling technology.
CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI) is a pioneering organization in Research and Development in the area of Food Science and Technology and Human Resource Development. CFTRI is ISO 9001:2008; ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 17025:2005 Accredited Laboratory.
As a part of human resource development, an International School of Milling Technology was established as a joint Indo-Swiss venture and Roller Flour Millers’ Federation of India project during 1981 to serve the needs of flour milling industry in India and other developing countries with regard to training in flour milling technology.
So far 41 courses in Flour Milling Technology have been completed and 42nd is in progress. In all, till date 860 participants including 117 from some of the developing countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guyana, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Liberia, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, The Philippines, Srilanka, Syria, Suriname, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, West Indies, Yemen, Zambia, have been trained. These trained personnel are serving in different roller flour mills in India and in various other countries. Since then, there have been qualitative changes in the working of these mills as per the feedback received from the milling industry.
The Coordinator, ISMT
CSIR - Central Food Technological Research Institute
Cheluvamba Mansion, KRS Road, Mysuru, Karnataka 570020
The Coordinator, ITS & CS Dept.