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ICAR-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.
  • 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.
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.




मशरूम उत्पादन प्रशिक्षण कलेंडर - वर्ष - 2019


  क्र. संख्या
कोर्स का विषय
Course Title
प्रशिक्षणार्थियों का स्तर /सीटों कि संख्या
Level of Participants / Nos. of Seats
पंजीकरण समय
Registration Time
पंजीकरण शुल्क
 Remarks / Fee
Training on Mushroom Cultivation Technology for Entrepreneurs-I
Entrepreneurs should understand English - 50 Nos.
07 Days
04 - 10 April, 2019
1 - 10 February 2019
Rs. 10000.00 per trainee
Training on Mushroom Cultivation Technology for Small / Marginal farmers / growers - I
Farmers should understand English - 50 Nos.
05 Days
13 - 17 May, 2019
01 - 10 March, 2019
Rs. 5000.00 per trainee
Training on Mushroom Cultivation for KVK Staff
Scientists / SMS / Technical Staff of KVKs and SAUs - 30 Nos.
07 Days
11 - 17 June, 2019
01 January to 30 May 2019
No Fee, TA & DA is to be borne by the parent organization
Training on White Button Mushroom Production Technology - I
Entrepreneurs / Farmers should understand Hindi - 50 Nos.
04 Days
08 - 11 July, 2019
01 - 10 May, 2019
Rs. 4000.00 per trainee
Training on Mushroom Cultivation Technology through Digital Content Delivery
Farmers should understand English / Hindi - 50 Nos.
04 Days
20 - 23 August, 2019
01 - 10 June, 2019
Rs. 4000.00 per trainee
Training on Mushroom Cultivation Technology for Small / Marginal farmers / growers - II
Farmers should understand Hindi - 50 Nos.
05 Days
23 - 27 September, 2019
01 - 10 July, 2019
Rs. 5000.00 per trainee
Training on White Button Mushroom Production Technology - II
Entrepreneurs / Farmers should understand Hindi - 50 Nos.
04 Days
15 - 18 October, 2019
01 - 10 August, 2019
Rs. 4000.00 per trainee
Training on Mushroom Cultivation Technology for Entrepreneurs-II
Entrepreneurs should understand Hindi - 50 Nos.
07 Days
19 - 25 November, 2019
01 - 10 September, 2019
Rs. 10000.00 per trainee
Training on Mushroom Cultivation for North Eastern Hill Region and under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) at DMR, Solan
Only for people of North Eastern States and Scheduled Tribe areas of the country
04 Days
01 - 04 May 2019
05 - 08 August, 2019
04 - 07 November, 2019
03 - 06 February, 2020
Nominations may be sent through email at least one month in advance
Sponsored Training Programme


  • Applications are not accepted beyond the dates mentioned
  • Trainees belonging to below poverty line (BPL) will be charged Rs. 1000/- for the farmers training.
  • For foreign nationals Prior approval from DARE, ICAR, Government of India is compulsory and fees are US$ 100.00 per day.


*For international training applications must be routed through DARE (
No application would be entertained directly.
How to apply
  • Apply online through the the link when opened. Link will be deactivated on the dates mentioned.
  • Link for applying to training:
  • The selected candidates will be informed through email to send the fees through demand draft. No other mode of 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 on first come first serve basis). 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 / Dr. Shruti - 01792 230767 (Ext. 220/236)
  Mrs. Shailja Verma, Asstt. Chief Tech. Officer, Phone : 01792-230767 (Ext. 274)





Last Update : Saturday, April 20, 2019