The 150 acre campus of the CFTRI (where this project is housed), was once the residence of the princess Cheluvambamani Avaru, sister of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. The baroque European Renaissance style palace, profusely ornamented with pilaster work and lovely mosaic flooring, houses one of the country’s most active centres for the research and development of post-harvest science and technologies. It offers a two-years course as well as shorter refresher courses in food technology and has been an associate institution of the United Nations University since 1976. The palace situated at the summit of a low swell of land, provides a magnificent view of the chamundi Hill. The CFTRI guided tour offers a glimpse into their activities in the areas of food processing, protein-rich food supplements, concentrates, baby foods, etc.