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Introduction - at a glance


 
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Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI) formerly known as Deccan Sugar Institute, is an autonomous body which is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950. Established in the year 1975 by the sugarcane grower members of cooperative sugar factories in the State of Maharashtra, it is the only organisation of its kind in the world. The Institute performs, under one umbrella, all scientific technical and educational functions relevant to the sugar industry. The Institute strives for an all round progress of the sugar industry and to achieve this objective, it operates through three main channels viz., Academic, Extension and Research & Development.
VSI is recognised as a Centre for Research by the Department of Science and Technology of the Central Government. It is also recognised as a Centre of Research for undertaking studies leading to Ph.D. degrees University of Pune and Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

VSI at a glance

Established

19 November 1975

 

Location

At Manjari (Bk),
Tal.Haveli,
Dist.Pune,
Maharashtra State,
(India) - 412 307.

 

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Infrastructure Area

Around 385 acres

Total employees

 

 

 

 

 

253

- Permanent

Out of which, 89 are Scientists, Technologists Engineers and Scientific Officers.

32

- On Ad-hoc basis
(For R&D projects and contract staff)

Beneficiaries of VSI's
R&D & other Services

The Sugar Industry of Maharashtra and India, in general. About 1.5 million sugarcane farmers and 7.5 million dependants

 
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