Central Sericultural Research & Training Institute (CSRTI), Mysore, the pioneer research institution in the field of tropical sericulture, was established at Chennapattna in 1961 under the administrative control of Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India for the over all development of silk industry in the country. During the course of development the Institute was shifted to Mysore the princely city in the year 1963.
Over the years the Institute has grown in to a full pledged centre of excellence and provided commendable support to enhance silk productivity and quality ensuring generation of higher income for the farmers.
The CSRTI is located in the southern part of Mysore city on the H.D.Kote - Manandavadi Road at about 8 km from Railway Station. Mysore has a long illustrious history of being one of the major seats of learning in southern India. Apart from being the centre of advanced studies under University of Mysore, the city also houses a number of academic and research institutions of International repute.
Mysore is situated at an altitude of 759.9m (2492 ft) above mean sea level, with latitude 12.18°N and longitude 76.42°E. Mysore receives an average rainfall of 710 mm with the temperature ranging between 33°C and 18°C. It is well connected to the important cities by rail and road. The nearest airport is at Bangalore, (the capital city of Karnataka), which is only 140 km away.