As an integral part of CSIR-CSIO, the Centre is also entrusted with other projects that utilise the Centre's expertise and skilled manpower. One such project is the

Management Development Programme (MDP) on “Operation, Maintenance & Repair of Equipment“

ITEC-SCAAP trainees participating in a management development program

As part of this programme specialised training of 8 weeks duration is imparted to the foreign delegates under Indian Technical and Economic Co-operation (ITEC) and Special Commonwealth African Assistance programme (SCAAP) sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs.

Three MDPs on Analytical Instruments, Biomedical Instruments and Optical/ Ophthalmic Instruments are conducted and around 60 participants from developing countries attend these programmes every year.