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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 3248 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.


Key Objectives of the Association

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.


International and National Events

STAI has successfully hosted the IX ISSCT Congress in 1956 and the XXIII ISSCT Congress in 1999, both held at New Delhi. India was recently awarded the XXXI ISSCT Congress to be hosted by STAI at Hyderabad in December, 2022.

STAI has also successfully organized 77 Annual Conventions and 11 Joint Conventions in collaboration with affiliated associations. 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.


International Affiliations

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 2019-22:

  • • Prof. Narendra Mohan and Dr. M.S. Sundaram as members of the Factory Commission
  • • Dr. S. Raghu as a member of the Management Commission
  • • Mr. R.L. Tamak as a member of Co-products Commission

STAI is also 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 of ICUMSA and is also the referee for the Subject GS9 –Plantation White Sugar.


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


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The Sugar Technologists’ Association of India has been awarded to host the XXXI ISSCT Congress, 2022 in India