CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has signed a MoU with the University of Horticultural sciences (UHS) Bagalkot under the CSIR Programme for Youth Leadership in Science (CPYLS).
CFTRI is actively engaged with students of high schools and colleges through CPYLS and the summer school programme for children from rural Mysuru, visits of students to laboratories and organising science and facilitating them.
CFTRI is conducting series of programme aiming at promoting interest, excitement and excellence in science education in schools and college. The programme encompasses training for both students and teachers to promote innovation and to update the knowledge base with new areas of science.
MoU signed: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the University of Horticultural Sciences (UHS), Bagalkot, and CSIR-CFTRI. The association of CSIR-CFTRI with UHS, aims to conduct workshops on food processing for students from UHS, engage in farmer-scientist interaction, offer academic support and knowledge exchange.
Vice-chancellor of Mangalore University Prof K Byrappa launched the programme and Vice-chancellor of UHS D L Maheshwar exchanged the MoU documents with Director of CSIR-CFTRI, Prof Ram Rajasekharan.
As part of the programme, recent innovations of CSIR-CFTRI such as carbonated fruit juices, super foods, etc, were showcased.