VSI established in 1975 by the sugarcane growers of the co-operative sugar factories, is the only orgainzation 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 endeavour to improve and increase the productivity in the Sugar Industry through three main channels namely - Academics, Research and Extension. VSI symbolizes a unique partnership between Sugar Industry, the Scientific
Community and the Cane Growers.