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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 3475 members working with varuous 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.



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.

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

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



The association organizes an Annual Convention and 5-6 Seminars / Workshops every year, held by rotation in different cities of India. The annual convention, spread over three days, includes memorial lectures, presentation of research papers on different disciplines and International Sugar Expo on various products and services.



STAI is the sole representative from India on the council of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT). Mr Sanjay Awasthi, President-STAI, has been elected as a member of the ISSCT Executive Committee for the term 2016-2022.

Following eminent professionals from India have been nominated on the Technical Programme Committee of the ISSCT for the term 2016-19 :

  • Mr D K Goel and Mr Anurag Goyal as members of the Factory Commission
  • Dr Mrs Rajeswari Subramaniam & Dr R Vishwanathan as members of Biological Commission
  • Dr S Raghu as a member of the Management Commission

STAI is the also the sole representative from India on the committee of International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis (ICUMSA). Dr Mrs VS Keskar is the convenor of the Indian National Committee of ICUMSA and is also the referee for the Subject GS9 – Plantation White Sugar.



STAI is recognized by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization.

President-STAI,  is  as  an  expert  member  on  the Advisory  Board  of  the  National  Sugar Institute, Kanpur and also on NSI’s Standing Advisory Committee on Sugar Standards.

President-STAI, is as an expert member on the Sugar Industry Sectional Committee (FAD2) of the Bureau of Indian Standards.

President-STAI, is a special invitee on the Sub-Committee under the Sugar Development Fund, Dept. of Food and Public Distribution, Govt. of India.



Directory of Cane Sugar Factories and Refineries (India and other SAARC countries) and Distilleries (India , Nepal and Bhutan)

Annual Convention Proceedings and Souvenir

Year Book and Technical Data Directory of Indian Sugar Factories



Patron Member

Companion Member

Life Member

Fellow Member

Affiliated Association

SME Member

Associate Member

Student Member


For membership forms, eligibility criteria and fees structure, please log on to our website – or contact us at:

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77th Annual Convention and International Sugar Expo 2019 was successfully held from 17-19 July 2019 at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Kolkata.