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Directorate of Mushroom Research
(Indian Council for Agricultural Research)
Chambagaht, Solan – (HP) 173213  India
Training Details
    The Cultivation Technology of following types of Mushroom will be covered during the training course with emphasis on practicals.
  • Cultivation Technology of White button mushroom - Agaricus bisporus and A.bitorquis.
  • Cultivation Technology of  Oyster mushroom - Pleurotus spp. 
  • Cultivation Technology of Paddy straw mushroom - Volvariella spp.
  • Cultivation technology of Specialty mushrooms - Shiitake (Lentinula edodes), Black ear (Auricularia spp.) and Milky white  (Calocybe indica).
    Besides the cultivation Technology of above mushrooms, training will cover following aspects in detail:
  • Nutritional / Medicinal value of mushrooms and - its relevance in healthy food
  • Seeds/spawn preparation technique for mushrooms
  • Substrate preparation technique for mushrooms
  • Infrastructure requirement for setting up of a composite mushroom farm
  • Crop raising of all above mushrooms including crop management
  • Pest/diseases management in mushrooms
  • Post harvest handling/value addition of mushrooms
    Apart from above aspects of cultivation technology, the other important related aspects viz; economics of mushrooms cultivation, marketing, financing, management of spent compost etc. will also be covered during the training course. During the training a visit to mushroom growing unit may also be conducted.
The trainees themselves will have to pay for their to & fro journey. Those not given the hostel facility should make their own stay arrangement during the training.  There are numerous hotels in and around Chambaghat/ Solan ranging between Rs.800.00 to Rs.2500.00 per night. However, limited accommodation at nominal rates is also available at DMR hostel (Shared dormitory only). The allotment for the hostel will be made by the course Director/ course Coordinator. DMR, Solan is located on Kalka - Shimla National  Highway-22 at  a distance of about 75 km from Chandigarh Bus Stand, and 40 km from  Kalka Railway Station. It is well connected by rail and road route from Delhi, Chandigarh, Kalka and Shimla. The season during April to October will be pleasant and light jackets/pullovers will be required in the evenings. November to February will be very cold.





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Training module*

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Language of training


Dates of training programme

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Registration time #

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Fees (In Indian Rupees)


Module - 1
April 18-24
February 01-10
Module - 1
May 02-08
March 01-10
Module –2
July 23-27
May 01-10
Rs. 1000 for BPL farmers
Module –3
August 01-04
June 01-10
Module –3
September 17-20
July 01-10
Module –4
October 04-06
August 01-10
Module –2
November 26-30
September 01-10
Rs. 1000 for BPL farmers
Module – 7 @
May 24-30
January 01- April 30
No Fee for ICAR and KVK staff, But ICAR DMR will not give any TA/DA
Other officials’ fees are as per ICAR-DMR guidelines.
Module - 8
June 05-07
July 17-19
October 24-26
December 13-15
February (2019)
April 01-10
May 01-10
August 14-23
October 01-10
December 01-10 (2018)
As per the ICAR guidelines


Trainings for farmers of  NEH States/Schedule Tribes. Dates of training and registration are subjected to change
Module 5 and 6
Hindi/ English
As decided by the respective incharge
Mail your applications to
Applications for module 5 and 6 to be mailed to

Application received before and after the registration dates will be rejected

* For details on course title, content, duration, eligibility, etc. refer the individual training modules. new2 modules of training (pdf format-Download)
# Applications are not accepted beyond the dates mentioned
@ Only for Government officials/ scientists from KVK/ SAUs .
^ Trainees belonging to below poverty line (BPL) will be charged Rs. 1000/- for module 2.
$ For foreign nationals Prior approval from DARE, ICAR, Government of India is compulsory and fees are US$ 100.00 per day.


new2   Application Form (pdf format-Download)

*For international training applications must be routed through DARE (
No application would be entertained directly.
How to apply
  • Apply online through the admission link or send the hard copy of filled application form by post.
  • Link for applying to training:
  • Selection of the candidates will be done by the course coordinators and course directors nominated by The Director.
  • The selected candidates will be informed through email to send the fees through demand draft. No other payment is allowed.
  • Demand draft should be drawn in favour of ICAR-UNIT NRCM, payable at SBI, Solan (H.P).
  • Only after receiving the confirmation mail you have to make the demand draft and send it by post to The Director, ICAR-Directorate of Mushroom Research, Chambaghat, Solan (HP) 173213.
  • The Director, Course Director, course coordinator and In-charge extension reserve the right either to reject or accept the applications as per research and extension plans.  For all communications mail to

Terms and conditions:

  • Attendance for all the classes in the training is compulsory. Those found absent during any lecture/practical for any reasons will not be given completion certificates.
  • Registration fee is only for training material and training charges and it does not include the cost of travel, stay, food etc.
  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable either to other persons or other training programmes.
  • Trainees are requested to make their own stay arrangements. However, shared dormitories in the DMR farmers hostel will be provided to interested trainees @ Rs 50 per day per trainee subject to availability (Only 40 trainees). No accompanying members of trainees will be given accommodation in the hostel.
  • Communication about the selection in the training and accommodation in the hostel will be communicated one month before the training programme either through e-mail/ website only.
  • Trainees can avail canteen facility in the ICAR-DMR office campus at nominal rates.
  • Proof of BPL certificate and BPL ration cards are to be produced.
  • DMR Hostel phone number: 01792-230358.

 For More Details Contact : Dr. Yogesh Gautam - 01792 230767 (Ext. 220)
  Mrs. Shailja Verma, Asstt. Chief Tech. Officer, Phone : 91-1792-230767, 230541 (Ext. 274)





Last Update : Thursday, August 9, 2018