Programme Outline

  • Eight technical sessions
  • Four plenary talks
  • Field and laboratory visits to ICAR-CICR and ICAR-CIRCOT- Ginning Training Centre
  • Post meeting tour to :
  • 1) Seed Industry Farms,
  • 2) Ginning, Spinning and Textile Industry,
  • 3) State-of-the-art Textile Machinery manufacturing facilities

Technical Session Themes

  • Global Best Practices for High Cotton Yields
  • Proposed Best Practices for Higher Cotton Yields in Asia
  • Quality Fibre Production in Asia
  • Cotton Viral Diseases and Whiteflies
  • Cotton Bollworms-Integrated Pest Management/Insecticide Resistance Management
  • CRISPR CAS-9 and Ideas for cotton
  • Cotton Mechanization in Asia
  • Technological Advances in Processing

All the technical sessions will be interactive and conducted in a dynamic mode. A team leader will be identified for each session and his/her talk will be followed by country reports on the topic. Speakers will also consolidate essential points submitted by researchers through their abstracts. Being host country, India will be represented by a maximum of two speakers in each session. The team leader will ensure that the topic and actionable recommendations emanated from the session are debated and finalized. English will be the official language of the meeting.

Call for Abstracts

The Organizing Committee of ISCI invites abstracts from prospective participants on any research and development issue broadly conforming to the themes of technical sessions outlined above. The abstract of contributory and voluntary papers must be restricted to 300 words in Times New Roman font of size 12. Authors are requested to forward their abstracts through electronic mail to Dr. M.V. Venugopalan, E-mail:

The last date for receipt of abstract is July 30th, 2017.
All the selected abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts of 7th ACRDN meeting and all the registered participants will receive a copy of the book.

Important Deadlines

  • Last date for submission of Abstracts : July 30th, 2017
  • Last date for submission of selected full length papers : August 10, 2017
  • Last date for Registration : August 20, 2017
  • Meeting dates :September 15-17, 2017