Keeping in line with the National Skill Development Council (NSDC) norms of skilling and training the youth of the country over a longer duration to give holistic knowledge in a specific area of food science that is more industry oriented so as to give better employment and self-sustaining opportunities.
CSIR-CFTRI conducts a 10 month course on Flour Milling at its International School of Milling Technology (ISMT). This school is one of its kind in the world and the course attracts many students from India and abroad every session. CSIR-CFTRI takes pride in saying that most of the mils in India and some countries abroad are run by the alumni of this school.
CSIR-CFTRI is in the process of launching Skill Development Programmes (SDP) such as baking technology, food safety and analysis and in Industrial machinery for food processing industries, with an objective to train more and more young individuals and entrepreneurs who may eke out a living in this ever expanding, everlasting industry, viz., food industry.