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Profile of STAI


(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 nearly 3000 members working with various 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.


International Affiliations

STAI is the sole representative from India on the council of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT), a global association of scientists, technologists, managers, institutions and companies/corporations concerned with the technical advancement of the cane sugar industry and its co-products. The ISSCT has been in existence for 95 years during which it has organized 30 Congresses, usually at 3-year intervals.

Following STAI office bearers/senior members are presently serving on various committees of ISSCT

Mr Sanjay Awasthi, President-STAI, as an elected member of the ISSCT Executive Committee for the term 2016-2022.

Prof. Narendra Mohan, Director, NSI, Kanpur & Vice President, STAI (Ex-Officio) as a nominated member of the Factory Processing Committee

Dr. M.S. Sundaram, MD, JPMA, Pune and Senior Member STAI as a nominated member of the Factory Engineering Committee

Mr. R.L. Tamak Executive Director & CEO – Sugar Business, DCM Shriram Limited and Senior Member, STAI as a nominated member of Co-products Commission

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

STAI is also member of International Association of Professionals in Sugar and Integrated Technologies (IAPSIT)


International Events

STAI has successfully hosted the IX ISSCT Congress in 1956 at New Delhi, the XXIII ISSCT Congress in 1999 at New Delhi, ISSCT workshop in 1994 at Pune and ISSCT Workshop in 2003 at Goa. STAI also successfully hosted the 23rd session of ICUMSA in 2002 at Pune and the 4th Session of IAPSIT in 2011 at New Delhi

The XXXI ISSCT Congress has been awarded to STAI to be held in Hyderabad from 5-8 December 2022.India will thus hold the distinction of being the first to host 3 ISSCT Congress.


National Events

STAI has successfully organized 77 Annual Conventions and 11 Joint Conventions in collaboration with affiliated associations and is held by rotation in different cities of India. The association organizes 4-5 one day seminars every year in association with affiliated associations, research institutions and various other stakeholders.

The annual convention, spread over three days, includes memorial lectures, plenary sessions and technical sessions on different disciplines for presentation of research papers. International Sugar Expo is also held concurrently with the convention on various products and services.


Annual Publications

• 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


Categories of STAI Membership

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 see Membership Section on Website or contact us at:


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