CSIR Skill Initiative

As a part of CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative, CSIR NIIST is offering several skill development courses for graduates, diploma holders, people from industries in various disciplines of Science and Engineering. Basic Knowledge generation, hands on experience in operation and maintenance of sophisticated equipments are the highlights of the course. The aim is to develop manpower to cater to the needs of scientific organisations and industries.

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Envision new challenges and opportunities in areas of core strength of the institution and thereby emerging as:

 Institution of international reputation through symbiotic alliance with industries and academia for high impact science, techno commercially important IP, technologies and products with direct impact on society.

 Pioneers in delivering innovative, cost competitive and environmentally acceptable processing technologies based on the expertise in functional materials, agro-products, bioactive molecules and mineral processing.

 Center of Excellence for advanced materials in energy, security, diagnostics and strategic applications.

 Consultant and service provider to MSMEs and industries thus becoming a solution provider to societal and environmental issues such as (air/water) pollution, waste management, effluent treatment etc.

  1. Scale up of Bioreactors and Fermentation
  2. Innovative Building Materials from Industrial By-products: Cost-Effective, Alternate Strategies for Sustainable Business
  3. Removal of Organic Dyes from Aqueous Solutions and Textile Wastewaters
  4. Techniques of Phytochemical Profiling and Characterization

Mode of training: Online

The theory classes will be taught in English.

Smart classroom tools will be used for conducting theory classes and course materials will be given to candidates.

Scale up of Bioreactors and Fermentation

Students: 1000/-

Sponsored Candidates: 1500/-

Innovative Building Materials from Industrial By-products: Cost-Effective, Alternate Strategies for Sustainable Business

Students: 1000/-

Companies/Faculties/Govt. bodies: 10,000/-

Removal of Organic Dyes from Aqueous Solutions and Textile Wastewaters

Students: 1000/-

Sponsored Candidates: 2000/-

Techniques of Phytochemical Profiling and Characterization(Offline)

Students: 10000/-

Sponsored Candidates: 15000/-

Payment Mode: Online

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To remain as a dynamic, vibrant and responsive public organization serving public, private, social and strategic goods through interdisciplinary research in the areas of Chemical Sciences & Technology, Materials Science & Technology, Agroprocessing & Technology, Microbial Processes and Technology, Environmental Technology and Phytopharmaceuticals & Drug intermediates.

Scale up of Bioreactors and Fermentation

Fundamental engineering principles find application for design and scale-up of bioreactors and fermentation unit operation. For any product(s) to be launched by industries; scale-up studies play a crucial factor to demonstrate the process from lab to pilot/commercial scale and hence the basic engineering principles have to be thoroughly understood for successful demonstration across any scale. This course work focuses on understating these fundamental engineering principles and its role for successful scale-up operation of bioreactors.

Innovative Building Materials from Industrial By-products: Cost-Effective, Alternate Strategies for Sustainable Business

empower the participants to understand the scientific and technical aspects of the various industrial by-products, its’ origin & chemistry, the reactivity, role of various chemical bonding techniques and explore the art of manufacturing cost-effective, innovative building materials for sustainable business.

Removal of Organic Dyes from Aqueous Solutions and Textile Wastewaters

Organic synthetic-dyes are recalcitrant compounds that are extensively used in various industries such as the textile, pulp and paper, leather tanning, food, agricultural research, hair colorings, and light-harvesting arrays. Even very small amount of synthetic dyes in water is highly visible affecting the aesthetic merit, light penetration, and oxygen solubility of water bodies. There are more than 1,00,000 commercially available dyes with over 105 Ton of dye-stuff produced annually. After the dyeing process, the loss of colorants to the environment is 10–50%. Many of these dyes are toxic and even carcinogenic which pose a serious hazard to the aquatic and human life. In India alone, dyestuff industry produces around 60,000 Ton of dyes, which is approximately 6.6% of total colorants used worldwide. The increased color fastness, stability, and resistance of dyes to the degradation have made the color removal from the industrial wastewaters relatively difficult. The present two lecture series would provide an overview of the current state-of-the art of research activities in the area related to the removal of organic-synthetic dyes from the aqueous solutions and textile wastewaters.

Techniques of Phytochemical Profiling and Characterization

Understand the production of secondary metabolites in plants  To familiarize with different phytochemicals and their classes.  Understand the extraction techniques for secondary metabolites  To familiarize with the isolation and purification techniques for secondary metabolites  Hands on training on GCMS, Flash column chromatography and HPLC techniques  Introduction to various biological techniques: Cell culture

Scale up of Bioreactors and Fermentation

  • Rheology and Scale-up of mixing systems
  • Concepts of mass and heat transfer, concepts of oxygen transfer rate (OTR) and oxygen uptake rate (OUR) in fermentation, Measurement of kLa and mass transfer correlations for OTR
  • Growth, death and production kinetics in fermentation
  • Analysis of batch and continuous processes for fermentation

Innovative Building Materials from Industrial By-products: Cost-Effective, Alternate Strategies for Sustainable Business

  • Inorganic by-products from mining, mineral, and metal casting industries
  • Scientific background and chemical nature of the by-products
  • Chemical activation and reactive gel curing
  • Silicate Binders
  • Innovative building materials for sustainable business
  • Standard characterization techniques
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Plant & Machinery

Removal of Organic Dyes from Aqueous Solutions and Textile Wastewaters

  • Photocatalysis, Dark Catalysis
  • Adsorption
  • Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs)
    • Fenton- / Fenton-like reactions
    • Ultrasound Cavitation
    • Ozonation
  • Radical Generation and Trapping
  • Nano Catalyst Processing
    • Sol-gel
    • Hydrothermal
    • Ion-exchange
    • Electroless coating
  • Case Studies

Techniques of Phytochemical Profiling and Characterization

  • An introduction to basics of phytochemistry with brief account of major classes of secondary metabolites with special reference to medicinal plant
  • Training on Data Collection methods, Literature Review, Patent search and reference management in phytochemistry research.
  • Hands on training in phytochemistry laboratory on Extraction techniques. Separation and Purification techniqueschromatography TLC, HPLC, HPTLC and GC-MS. And Characterization techniques- LC-MS, ID and 2D NMR experiments and introduction to Cell culture techniques

Scale up of Bioreactors and Fermentation

Mr. M. Kiran Kumar, Senior Scientist, CSIR-NIIST Trivandrum

Innovative Building Materials from Industrial By-products: Cost-Effective, Alternate Strategies for Sustainable Business

Dr. S. Ananthakumar, Chief scientist, CSIR-NIIST Trivandrum

Removal of Organic Dyes from Aqueous Solutions and Textile Wastewaters

Dr. Satyajit Shukla, Principal scientist, CSIR-NIIST Trivandrum

Techniques of Phytochemical Profiling and Characterization

Dr. K.V.Radhakrishnan ,Sr. Principal Scientist, CSIR-NIIST Trivandrum