The Department of Alcohol Technology & Biofuels conducts Post-graduate diploma course in ‘Industrial Fermentation and Alcohol Technology’ which is recognized by Ministry of Food & Civil Supplies, GoI.
The institute has started M. Sc. (Wine, Brewing and Alcohol Technology) course affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University from 2011-12.
Laboratory Scale Winery and Brewery:
Dept. has established a state of art training & research facility of Pilot Winery & Nano Brewery to provide hands on experience to the students. These facilities can be also used for research and development and will be offered to private organization on mutually agreed terms and conditions. click here
The department organizes different Short /Crash Training Programs as well as refresher courses for distillery personnel as per the requirement of the industry. The department has also organized tailor made courses for groups from foreign countries such as Vietnam, Colombia, Bhutan etc. The department has also arranged special courses for Excise officers from various states.
National Level Workshops/Seminars:
The department organizes state as well as national level workshops, interactive meets and seminars on various issues related to the distillery industry in order to encourage technical & scientific exchanges.
Short Term Training Course for Maharashtra & Karnataka State Excise Officers:
VSI has arranged the four days duration tailor made short term training programme on “Monitoring and certification of ethanol production from C-molasses, B-Hy molasses and sugarcane juice” from 29th August to 1st September 2019 for Excise officers of Maharashtra and from 30th September to 4th October 2019 for the officers of Karnataka state.
Short Term Training Programme for Maharashtra State Excise Officers:
VSI has arranged the two weeks duration tailor made short term training programme on “Overview of Distilleries and Alcoholic Beverage Industry” from 21st September to 3rd October 2020 for the newly appointed State Excise Officers, Commissioner of Excise, Government of Maharashtra.
VSI has organized National Webinar on “Preparations for ethanol production from BH molasses, cane juice, syrup and sugar” on 4th November, 2020..