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Directorate of Mushroom Research
(Indian Council for Agricultural Research)
Chambagaht, Solan – (HP) 173213  India
Training Details
The Cultivation Technology of following mushrooms will be covered during the training courses with special emphasis on practicals.
  • White button mushroom - Agaricus bisporus and   A. bitorquis
  • Oyster mushroom - Pleurotus spp.  
  • Paddy straw mushroom - Volvariella spp.
  • Specialty mushrooms - Shiitake (Lentinula edodes), Black ear (Auricularia spp.), Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) and Milky mushroom (Calocybe indica).
The Cultivation Technology of above mushrooms will comprise of:
  • Seed/spawn preparation technique
  • Substrate preparation technique
  • Infrastructure requirement for setting up of a composite mushroom farm
  • Crop raising and crop management
  • Pest/diseases management
  • Post harvest handling/value addition
Apart from above aspects of cultivation technology, the other related aspects viz., nutritional/medicinal value of mushrooms and its relevance in human health, economics of mushroom cultivation, marketing, financing, management of spent compost, etc. will also be covered during the training course.
In order to develop confidence in trainees, visit of mushroom growing unit will also be conducted.
The trainees will have to pay for their to & fro journey and make their own stay arrangement during the training programmes.  There are numerous hotels in and around Chambaghat/Solan ranging between Rs.500.00 to Rs.1000.00 per night. However, limited accommodation at nominal rates is also available at DMR hostel, which can be provided on first come first serve basis. Registration fee does not include the cost of stay, food, etc. However, it covers the cost of training material to be provided to the participants. DMR, Solan is located on Kalka - Shimla National Highway-22 at  a distance of about 75 km from Chandigarh Bus Stand, 45 km from Shimla 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 from April to September is pleasant and light jackets/pullovers may be required in the evenings.


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Resiter for trainings







Sr. No.

Course Title

Level of Participants /No. of Seats



Registration fee


National Training Course on Mushroom Production Technology for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs should understand English – 30 Nos

10 Days

21-30 April, 2015

Indians-Rs. 7,000/-



International Training on Mushroom Production Technology

Trainees should understand english

10 Days

No fixed date*





Training Course for Farmers/Unemployed Youths-I

Farmers should understand Hindi – 50 Nos

07 Days

20-26 May, 2015

Rs. 1,500/-


Training Course for Farmers/Unemployed Youths-II

Farmers should understand Hindi – 50 Nos

07 Days

22-28 September, 2015

Rs. 1,500/-


Training Course for KVK Scientists

Scientists/SMS/Technical Staff of the KVKs and SAUs – 30 Nos

07 Days

15-21 July, 2015

No Fee. TA & DA is to be borne by the parent  organization


Training Course on Mushroom Cultivation Technology for the Farmers of the NEH States

Farmers of NEH States – 35 Nos.

07 Days

2-8 December, 2015

Fully sponsored by DMR, Solan


Individual Training on specific aspect

Spawn preparation, compost/Casing quality parameters and pickle making

3-5 Days

Any time, after permission from Director, DMR

Rs. 750.00 per day, per trainee

*For international training applications must be routed through DARE (
No application would be entertained directly.
Interested candidate may send their application by post to the Director,ICAR-Directorate of Mushroom Research, Chambaghat, Solan (HP) -173213 or by email at or


How to apply

  • Apply in advance in the prescribed form along with DD of required amount to the Director, Directorate of Mushroom Research, Chambaghat, Solan-173213.
  • Selection will be done on the basis of first come first serve. DD should be drawn in favour of ICAR-UNIT NRCM, payable at SBP, Solan (H.P.). DD of non selected candidates will be returned after selection of trainees.
  • Application must reach us one month before the commencement of the respective training programme.
  • The applicants can also deposit the fee in cash in the office (DMR, Solan) one month prior to respective training programme.
  • No online transaction / cheque  will be entertained.  The training fees specified are for Indian participants only.
  • Training fee of selected candidates will not be refunded in lieu of their non-participation due to any reason,  nor it will be adjusted for another training programme at the Directorate. 
  • The selected participants, who express their inability to participate in training programme after selection, 15 days before the commencement of the training programme will only be supplied with the training kit.
  • No boarding/lodging and travel expenses will be paid to the trainees except of training programme for the farmers of NEH states.
  • Shared rooms in the DMR farmers hostel will be provided to trainees @ Rs 50 per day per trainee subject to availability (Max 35 trainees)
  • Trainees can avail canteen facility at DMR at nominal rates.
  • Dates are tentative and subject to the change.  The candidates are advised to regularly check our website.
Format for Application Form
    Name and complete postal address
    Contact details (phone / fax / email)
    Age and Sex
    Have you undergone any training in mushroom cultivation?
    Have you cultivated any mushrooms?
    Are you involved in any mushroom related business/activities?
    DD details:
    Bank Name………………No……………….Amount……………Date of Issue……………..
COURSE CONTENTS  - (Entrepreneurs’ Training Course)
  • Mushroom- An agri-business
  • Nutritional and medicinal value of mushrooms 
  • Culture preparation and preservation techniques in mushrooms        
  • Spawn production technology  
  • Quality traits in cultivated mushroom strains and consumer acceptability
  • Formulations and recent advances in compost production for button mushroom  
  • Post composting supplementations for high yield of button mushroom 
  • Recent advances in crop management of white button mushroom
  • Farm-design and infrastructure for a commercial mushroom growing unit   
  • Economics of button mushroom cultivation under controlled conditions
  • Cultivation of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp.)
  • Infrastructure requirement and economics of oyster mushroom
  • Cultivation  & economics of paddy straw mushroom, (Volvariella spp.)
  • Cultivation & economics of milky mushroom (Calocybe indica )
  • Cultivation of Shiitake and other specialty mushrooms
  • Cultivation of medicinal mushrooms
  • Competitor moulds/fungal and viral diseases of mushrooms 
  • Bacterial diseases and abiotic disorders of mushrooms      
  • Insect, pests & nematodes of mushrooms and their management  
  • Recycling of spent mushroom substrate
  • Post harvest handling, value-addition and marketing of mushrooms
  • Round the year cultivation of mushrooms
  • Financial assistance from Banks for mushroom project 
  • Sources of information for various inputs and guidance on mushroom cultivation.         
  • Culture preparation   
  • Spawn production
  • Compost preparation for White button mushroom
  • Substrate preparation for Oyster mushroom
  • Substrate preparation for Paddy straw mushroom
  • Substrate preparation for shiitake & Black ear mushroom   
  • Substrate preparation for Milky mushroom 
  • Substrate preparation for Reishi mushroom
  • Casing and crop management in button mushrooms     
  • Diseases / mould / insect pests, their field identification and management
  • Post-harvest handling for value addition  including dehydration of mushrooms
  • Farm visit       
  • Video film on mushroom cultivation/ harvesting/ processing    
  • Visit to the mushroom farm


 For More Details Contact : Dr. Yogesh Gautam, Scientist (SS)
                                                      Phone : 91-1792-230767,230541 (Ext. 220)


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