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Vasantdada Sugar Institute

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Vasantdada Sugar Institute is situated at Manjari Budruk, Tal.: Haveli, Dist.: Pune Maharashtra State, India, Pin 412307 in Pune.

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Courses Offered

Post Graduate Diploma in Sugar Technology
  • 2 Years
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Engineering
Industrial Fermentation & Alcohol Technology
  • 2 Years
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management-P.G.D.M.
  • Sciences
Post Graduate Diploma in Sugar Instrumentation Technology
  • 2 Years
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management-P.G.D.M.
  • Engineering
M.Sc in Environmental Sciences
  • 2 Years
  • M.Sc.
  • Sciences
M.Sc. Wine, Brewing and Alcohol Technology
  • 2 Years
  • M.Sc.
  • Sciences

Vasantdada Sugar Institute - VSI

Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI) formerly known as Deccan Sugar Institute, is an autonomous body which is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950. Established in the year 1975 by the sugarcane grower members of cooperative sugar factories in the State of Maharashtra, it is the only organization of its kind in the world. The Institute performs, under one umbrella, all scientific technical and educational functions relevant to the sugar industry. The Institute strives for an all round progress of the sugar industry and to achieve this objective, it operates through three main channels viz., Academic, Extension and Research & Development. VSI is recognized as a Centre for Research by the Department of Science and Technology of the Central Government. It is also recognized as a Centre of Research for undertaking studies leading to Ph.D. degrees University of Pune and Shivaji University, Kolhapur. The Institute is established to fulfill a definite mandate in respect of Research, Training, and Development in the sugar industry. The Institute aims at: a Carrying out well-planned, need-based, time-bound, result-oriented research, Imparting training to the staff of sugar factories, related industries and also to key personnel as well as sugarcane cultivators and undertaking development activities in sugar factories for improving their techno-economic efficiency.  

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Why join Vasantdada Sugar Institute


The college has a well defined infra with the modern facilities.



9 Type Courses Available

  • 5 PG Courses
  • 1 Diploma Courses
  • 3 Certificate Courses


Rewarding merit is an important input towards human resource development. The Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI) felicitates sugar factories and employees, farmers from the Maharashtra State every year with Awards of Excellence for their outstanding performance.

  • VSI’s Best Scientist/ Employee Award
  • Late Vasantdada Patil Award for the Best Overall Performance in the Maharashtra State
  • Late Vilasraoji Deshmukh Award for the Best Overall Most Innovative Sugar Factory in Maharashtra State. Award sponsored by Rena S.S.K.Ltd., Renapur, Latur.
  • Best Distillery Award
  • Late Karmayogi Shankarraoji Patil Award for the Best Overall Financial Management during the financial year. Award sponsored by Karmayogi Shankarraoji Patil S.S.K.Ltd., Indapur, Pune.

Vasantdada Sugar Institute Placements

The Institute is in touch with many sugar industries, machinery manufacturers, allied industries and distilleries etc. for placement of potential candidates. A placement cell at the Registrar Section constantly interacts with the industry for placements. The students can find employment and build their career in sugar mills; distilleries; Government Organizations; research institutes; academic institutes; consultancy organizations etc.


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Vasantdada Sugar Institute

The students are endowed with modern infra and convenient amenities that make their life 'go easy' in college hours, alongside make learning more interesting. Some of the facilities include well ventilated classrooms, recreational areas, hostel facility for boys and girls, indoor and outdoor games, stocked library, seamless internet connectivity, medical facilities etc.


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