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(Registered under Indian Societies Act XXI of 1860)

The Sugar Technologists’ Association of India (STAI) is the national level apex association of professionals associated with the sugar industry and allied fields. It is a non-government not for profit organization, founded in the year 1925 and is headquartered at New Delhi. Presently it has nearly 3000 members working with various sugar mills, refineries, distilleries, research institutes, technology providers and other professionals from sugarcane agriculture, sugarcane biology, sugar technology, factory engineering and co-products. The association, headed by the President, is managed by an elected council comprising of 30 professionals representing different regions of India. The council, elected every three years by STAI members, is assisted by the Standing Committees on Research and Investigation, Advisory Committee on Publications and the Indian National Committee of ICUMSA.

International Affiliations

STAI is the sole representative from India on the council of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT), a global association of scientists, technologists, managers, institutions and companies/corporations concerned with the technical advancement of the cane sugar industry and its co-products. The ISSCT has been in existence for 95 years during which it has organized 30 Congresses, usually at 3-year intervals.
Following STAI office bearers/senior members are presently serving on various committees of ISSCT

   1. Mr Sanjay Awasthi, President-STAI, as an elected member of the ISSCT Executive Committee for the term 2016-2022.
   2. Prof. Narendra Mohan, Director, NSI, Kanpur & Vice President, STAI (Ex-Officio) as a nominated member of the Factory Processing Committee
   3. Dr. M.S. Sundaram, MD, JPMA, Pune and Senior Member STAI as a nominated member of the Factory Engineering Committee
   4. Mr. R.L. Tamak Executive Director & CEO – Sugar Business, DCM Shriram Limited and Senior Member, STAI as a nominated member of Co-products Commission

STAI is the sole representative from India on the Committee of International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis (ICUMSA). Dr. Mrs. V.S. Keskar, is the Convenor of the Indian National Committee on ICUMSA and is also the referee for the Subject GS9 – Plantation White Sugar.
STAI is also member of International Association of Professionals in Sugar and Integrated Technologies (IAPSIT)

    1. To provide opportunities for the acquisition and dissemination of information, exchange of knowledge amongst the members and to provide facilities for presentation of papers and delivery of lectures on subjects connected with and useful to the profession.

   2. To promote schemes of research relating to the sugar industry and allied fields.

   3. To establish and maintain a library and to publish and circulate papers, books, journals, magazines, newsletters and other scientific literature connected with the profession.

Research & Investigation Activities - STAI has a pool of experts and a cumulative store house of knowledge. It is instrumental in developing & promoting vital process technologies & state of the art equipment for sugar and allied industry applications.

Mr D K Goel is the Convenor of the STAI's Standing Committee on Research and Investigation that takes up R&I projects in following areas, with active involvement of various stakeholders:

• Sustainable Sugarcane Agriculture
• Factory Engineering and Energy Efficiency
• Sugarcane Processing Technologies and Sugar Quality
• Zero Liquid Discharge in Distilleries
• Recycling of Sugarcane/Sugar Factory Wastes
• Co-Products : Cogeneration, Ethanol, Downstream Chemicals