Mushrooms represent microbial technology that recycles agriculture residues into food and manure. Mushrooms provide several important nutrients that are needed by the body. Mushroom cultivation can help reduce vulnerability to poverty and strengthens livelihoods through the generation of a fast yielding and nutritional source of food and a reliable source of income.
The department of biotechnology has organized training programme on mushroom production technology on 01 August 2019 .
The major objective of the programme was to provide guidelines for mushroom cultivation so that cultivation on extensive scale can help to solve many problems of global importance such as protein shortage, resource recovery and reuse as part of environmental management.
The training was offered to all students of the college. The programme was inaugurated by Prof M B Sasidharan ,College Principal. Mr.ASreekumar, director of veggie white mushroom, was the master of the session.The syllabus of the programme included; types of mushrooms,edible mushrooms,economic values of mushrooms etc.He dealt with the normal cultivation as well as the tissue culture practices of mushroom cultivation. Further training was scheduled for a period of 3 months and 300 students from various department registered for the programme. Students were provided with a hands-on training on mushroom bed preparation, spawning and maintenance of mushroom. The programme was a grant success and come up with the most favourable response.