Dr. K.P.Sudheer

Dr. K.P.Sudheer

Associate Director of Research (Agril Engineering)
Head, RAFTAAR, Agri Business Incubator, Kerala Agricultural University College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala

Prof.(Dr.) KPSudheer, obtained his B Tech  Agricultural Engineering degree from Kerala Agricultural University(KAU), M Tech Agricultural Processing from Tamilnadu Agricultural University(TNAU), PhD  Agricultural Engineering from IARI New Delhi and Post doctorate from KU Leuven Belgium. Prof. Sudheer started his career as scientist in AgroProcessing Division, CIAE (ICAR), Bhopal. He is presently working as Associate Director of Research (Agril. Engg) in Kerala Agricultural University. He is also Heading the Department of Agricultural Engg, and Centre of Excellence in Post-harvest Technology, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara, KAU.

Professor Sudheer is actively involved in teaching, research and extension for the last 22 years.  He has many external aided research projects funded by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, ICAR, NAHEP, RKVY, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, Ministry of Rural Development, NABARD,  Food Corporation of India, Government of Kerala.

Prof. Sudheer is also acting as the Project Coordinator of Food and Agricultural Process Engineering research group in KAU.  He has 260 publications (including six text books, 190 research papers in reputed National & International journals, and proceedings of seminar/workshops and many bulletins in the field of Post-harvest Technology)

Prof. Sudheer is the recipient of prestigious Norman E Borlaug Fellowship by United States Dept. of Agriculture (USA). He has also received many International and National fellowships for his research programmes including NUFFIC Fellowship from Netherlands, VLIR- UDC Fellowship from Belgium, CINADCO Fellowship from Israel, ERASMUS MUNDUS Fellowship from Sweden. Prof. Sudheer has received the Krishi Vigyan Award for the best Agricultural Scientist, from Government of Kerala. He has also received the 'Bhakshyamithra Award' for the best food processing scientist for promoting food processing entrepreneurship the State. He is the recipient of the prestigious title 'ICAR National Fellow' for his research on 'Safety and quality of Non-thermal Processed Fruits and Vegetables'. Recently he has received the Best Teacher Award in Agricultural higher education (by ICAR)of Kerala Agricultural University, Commendation Medal and Best Reviewer Award  of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, New Delhi.

Dr. Indu

Dr. Indu

Assistant Professor (Dairy Engineering)
College of Dairy Science and Technology Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Science Hisar-125004, Haryana (India)

 

Qualifications:

 
  • Ph.D. in Discipline of Dairy Engineering from National Dairy Research institute Karnal (Haryana)in 2015
  • M.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering (Agricultural Process & Food Engineering) from CCS HAU, Hissar (Haryana) in 2008
  • B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering from CCS HAU, Hissar (Haryana) in 2005

 

Under going Research Projects

 

  • Working as PI on Institutional research project entitled “Development of instrument for detection of mastitis in dairy cattle”
  • Working on institutional project allotted me as Co-PI entitled “Consumption pattern and nutritional contribution of milk and milk products in India”

Publications

 

  1. Panchal, K. Sawhney, A. K. Sharma, A. K. Dang (2015). Classification of healthy and mastitis Murrah buffaloes by application of neural network models using yield and milk quality parameters.Computer and Electronics in Agriculture.127, 242-248. NAAS Rating : 8.43
  2. Indu Panchal, I. K. Sawhney, A. K Sharma, M. K. Garg and A.K. Dang (2016)Mastitis detection in Murrah buffaloes with intelligent models based upon electro-chemical and quality parameters of milk. Indian Journal of Animal Research, 51(5)922-926. NAAS Rating : 6.2
  3. Panchal, I. K. Sawhney, A. K. Dang (2016).Relation between electrical conductivity, dielectric constant, somatic cell count and some other milk quality parameters in diagnosis of subclinical mastitis in Murrah buffaloes. Indian Journal of Dairy Science, 69(3) 267-271.NAAS Rating : 5.26
  4. I. Panchal, M.K. Garg, D.K. Sharma and D. Duhan (2016) Optimization of Process Parameters for the preparation of Tofu for Maximum Production and Quality. Annals of Agri Bio Research, 21(1) 86-91.NAAS Rating : 3.97
  5. P,Indu., Sharma, D.K., Nagajjanavarkiran. (2014). Optimization of process parameters in     soymilk for maximum production and quality by manufacturing unit. Annals of Agri BioResearch, 19(2): 304-307. NAAS Rating :3.97

Bulletins

Chhilar, R.S., Dabas, J.P.S., Patel, N., Parihar, S.S., Kalra, V.S., Dhinsa, D., Parkash, C. Indu.Panchal. (2012). Extension Brochure Farmer Participatory Action Research Programme on water management technology for sustainable agriculture, Water Technology Centre, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, December.TB- ICNNO. 102/ 2012.

Conference article

  1. Indu Panchal, I. K. Sawhney , A. K. Sharma (2015) Identifying Healthy and Mastitis Sahiwal Cows Using Electro-Chemical Properties: A Connectionist Approach Proceedings of the 9th INDIACom; INDIACom-2015; IEEE Conference ID: 35071, 2nd International Conference on “Computing for Sustainable Global Development”, 11th - 13th March, 2015 Bharati Vidyapeeth's Institute of Computer Applications and Management (BVICAM), New Delhi (INDIA).

 

Abstract Published

 

  1. Indu, panchal., Vikram Simha, H.V., Kiran, N., Dhruv, Juyal. (2012). Optimization of process parameters of soymilk production unit. National Conference on Appropriate Technologies for Indian Food Processing Industried. IICPT, March 5-6.
  2. Indu, panchal., Vikram Simha,H.V., Kiran, N., Dhruv, Juyal. (2012). Poster presented on effect of process parameter and different coagulant on tofu yield and quality National Conference on Appropriate Technologies for Indian Food Processing Industries. IICPT, March 5-6.
  3. Vikram Simha, H.V., Sharanakumar, H., Indu, P., Kiran, N., Dhruv, Juyal. (2012). Poster presented on Storage studies on probiotic pomegranate (punicagranatumL) juice powder produced using spray drying and freeze drying. National Conference on Appropriate Technologies for Indian Food Processing Industried. IICPT, March 5-6.
  4. Shivanna, H., Vikram Simha, H. V., Indu, P., Sidhanagowda, Y., Kiran, N. (2012). Poster presented on optimization of process technology for mixed fruit jam. National Conference on Appropriate Technologies for Indian Food Processing Industried. IICPT, March 5-6.
  5. Indu, Panchal., Surjeet, Jain., M.K, Garg (2008). Student Paper presented on optimisation of process parameters for production of soymilk in commercial plant. Fifth International Soybean Processing and Utilization Conference. ISPUCE-V, December 10-14.
  6. Indu, Panchal., Sandeep Duhan, Y.S. Yadav and R.S. Dabur(2017). Nutritional security and income generation through value addition: an overview, National conference on Advances in Food Science and Technology, Department of Food Technology, Eternal Univeersity, Baru Sahib, 24-25 March.
  7. Sandeep Duhan, Indu, Panchal., Yoginder Singh. Yadav (2017). Application of refractance window drying system: a Novel Technique National conference on Advances in Food Science and Technology, Department of Food Technology, Eternal Univeersity, Baru Sahib, 24-25 March
  8. Kanika Pawar, D.K. Thompkinson and Indu Panchal (2017) changes in physic-chemical sensory and microbiological characteristics of dietary supplement during storage. 51st annual convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (IASE) and National Symposium on Agricultural Engineering for Sustainable and Climate Smart Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE) and College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar (Haryana) Feb (16-18).
  9. Kanta Yadav, Rajesh Kumar Bajaj, Bimlesh Mann, Indu Panchal and D.K. Sharma (2017) Evaluation of microencapsulated grape seed extract polyphones fortified youghurt during storage.51st annual convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (IASE) and National Symposium on Agricultural Engineering for Sustainable and Climate Smart Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE) and College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar (Haryana) Feb (16-18).
  10. Indu Panchal, Kanika Pawar and M.K. Garg (2017) Food processing interventions for sustainable agriculture: An overview, 51st annual convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (IASE) and National Symposium on Agricultural Engineering for Sustainable and Climate Smart Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE) and College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar (Haryana) Feb (16-18).
  11. D.K. Sharma, Vinod Beniwal, Jagat Singh, Darshana and Indu (2017) Jaivic chabutra: A system to bring sustainability and enhancement in earning in agriculture, 51st annual convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (IASE) and National Symposium on Agricultural Engineering for Sustainable and Climate Smart Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE) and College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar (Haryana) Feb (16-18).
  12. D.K. Sharma, Vinod Beniwal, Jagat Singh, Darshana and Indu (2017) Improved method: A 45 days safal compost from dung heap, 51st annual convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (IASE) and National Symposium on Agricultural Engineering for Sustainable and Climate Smart Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE) and College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar (Haryana) Feb (16-18).
  13.  Ruby Siwach, Indu Panchal, Sonam Naagar and Raman Seth (2017) Effect of lycopene as a natural antioxidant on TBA value of Ghee, Golden Jubilee International Conference on Gender Issues and Socio-Economic Perspectives for Sustainable Rural Development GIRD October 23-25 organised by I.C college of Home Sciences CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar 125004 Haryana (India).

Dr. R. Kumar

Dr. R. Kumar

Scientist “F”
Head, Food Engineering & PackagingTechnology Division, Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt of India, Mysore

Educational Qualifications

  • Academic Qualification:
    1. Master of Science inFood Science & Nutrition, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Ph D in Food Science, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 
  • Competitive Exams Qualified:
  1. National Eligibility Test (NET) - 1995: Conducted by Agricultural Scientists, Recruitment Board – New Delhi.
  2. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) - 1995: Conducted by Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board – New Delhi.
  • Scholarships / Fellowships:
  1. B.Sc. -   Tamil Nadu Agricultural University ‘Agri Merit’ Scholarship.
  2. M.Sc.     -  Indian Council of Agricultural Research - Junior Research
                  Fellowship. (Third Position  - Nationwide)
  3. Ph.D  -   Indian Council of Agricultural Research - Senior Research
                  Fellowship (First Position - Nationwide)

Professional Experience                                                       

Grade/ Post

From

To

Estt./ Lab/ Institution

Scientist ‘F’

01.07.2014

Till date

DRDO / DFRL, Mysore

Scientist ‘E’

01-07-2010

30-06-2014

DRDO / DFRL, Mysore

Scientist ‘D’

01-07-2005

30-06-2010

DRDO / DFRL, Mysore

Scientist ‘C’

01-07-2000

30-06-2005

 DRDO / DFRL, Mysore

Scientist ‘B’

01-12-1996

30-06-2000

DRDO / DFRL, Mysore

Scientist ‘B’

03-08-1996

30-11-1996

DRDO / IAT, Pune (INFO -96)

Scientific Panel Member FSSAI (July, 2015 - July 2018)

  1. Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India) Water (including flavoured water) & Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

Awards

  1. B.Sc. - Gold Medal for securing highest percentage of marks (90.0%)
  2. M.Sc. - Gold Medal for securing highest percentage of marks (95.10%)
  3. Gold Medal for Best Student in Food Science & Nutrition Faculty by Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi (Chief Minister, Govt. of Tamil Nadu)
  4. DRDO Cash Award, 1999
  5. DRDO Technology Group Award for the Preservation & Packaging of Tender Coconut Water, 2003
  6. DRDO Performance Excellence Award for Retort Pouch Processing of Ready To Eat Foods, 2004
  7. Dr.Vasundhara Memorial Best Research Paper Award, 2007
  8. Best Review Paper Award, 2007
  9. Best Research Paper Award, 2007
  10. Best Research Paper Poster Award, 2007
  11. Laljee Godhoo Smarak Nidhi Award, 2007
  12. Best Research Paper Award, 2008
  13. Best Lecturer in Post Graduate Diploma in Food Analysis and Quality Assurance for the year 2008-2009
  14. Best Research Paper Award, 2009
  15. Best All Rounder Year, 2010
  16.  DRDO Technology Group Award, 2011
  17. Second Best Poster Prize, 2011
  18. Thomas Edison Award, 2014 in Food Technology for Inspiration and Knowledge Distribution among Young Research Scholars
  19. Best Poster Award, 2014
  20. DRDO Technology Group Award, 2014
  21. Best Review Paper Award , 2017
  22. Best Review Paper Award , 2018
  23. DRDO National Science Day oration -2019
  24. Fellow, Institute of Food Scientists & Technologists(UK)

Membership inProfessional Bodies

  1. Life Member: Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (AFST, India)
  2. Member: Institute of Food Technologists (IFT),USA
  3. Life Member: Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)
  4. Life Member, Indian Meat Science Association
  5. Member: Association of Carbohydrate Chemists & Technologists (India)
  6. Member: American Society for Microbiologist

Patents: Granted

  1. C. Jayaprahash, R.Kumar, SN Sabapathy and AS Bawa.2013. A biological indicator to assess steam sterilization. 257364. India
  2. C.Jayaprahash, R.Kumar, J H. Laxmana V. A. Sajeevkumar, S. N. Sabapathy and A. S. Bawa. 2017 Glucose based Chemical indicator assess thermal processing of foods. 278132, India
  3. Johnsy George, R.Kumar, V.A.Sajeevkumar, J.H.Laxmana, R.Rajamanickam, C.Jayaprahash, S. Nadanasabapathi, and A. S. Bawa. 2017. A degradable Bran based composition and uses thereof. 281037, India

Dr. M. Madhava Naidu

Dr. M. Madhava Naidu

Head & Sr. Principal Scientist
Spices and Flavour Science (SFS) Department, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore

Dr. M. Madhava Naidu, Head & Sr. Principal Scientist, Spices and Flavour Science (SFS) Department, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore studied M.Sc Botany from Gulbarga University, Gulbarga and subsequently obtained Doctoral degree from the same university. He engaged in various research activities in the core areas of Food Science and Technology. Prior to joining to CSIR family, he worked in advanced areas of Coffee-biotechnology at Central Coffee Research Institute, Balehonnur, Karnataka (1990-1999). His contributions to Science & Technology as evidenced from the R & D outcome resulted in more than 55 research articles, two reviews, one book (Cocoa processing) and six book chapters.  In addition, 14 PDRU know-how process were developed by him and many of them have been transferred to small and medium scale industries. To his credit 13 patents were already granted and another 14 more have been filed. Two students worked under his guidance were awarded Ph.D degree and at present two more are working under AcSIR programme. Projects proposed by him in order to  understand the need of the food industry and conceptualization of new ideas, have resulted in grant of sponsored and consultancy  projects for the SFS Department with special reference to the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra.

 

He is a recipient of prestigious DBT National Associateship award (1993-94), best Scientist award (2010-11), Best Technology transferred Award  (2017), Highest ECF Generated award (2018) from CSIR-CFTRI. He was bestowed with Fellow of Society for Plantation Crops 2017 from Indian Society for Plantation Crops (ISPC), ICAR-CPCRI, Kerala, Life time achievement award (2019) from International Society for Horticulture, Agriculture and Plant Sciences, New Delhi. He is serving as faculty member of the post graduate programs in CSIR- CFTRI and he is also member of many professional bodies and he is in the Editorial board of Journal of Food Science and Technology (Springer) during 2015-17. He has demonstrated and has the competence of potential leadership qualities in coordinating interdisciplinary research with various other departments in CSIR-CFTRI as well as proven record of expertise in the activities he has undertaken.

Dr. Manoj P. Samuel

Dr. Manoj P. Samuel

Principal Scientist & Head
ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology CIFT Junction, Matsyapuri P.O, Kochi, Kerala

Dr. Manoj P. Samuel is B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering from Kerala Agricultural University and M.Tech in Water Resources Development and Management from IIT Kharagpur. He has done his Doctoral studies at TNAU, Coimbatore and completed MBA from Bharathidasan University, Trichy. He started his career at KVK, ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod in 1995. Later heworked as Senior Scientist in ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapaniand ICAR- NAARM, Hyderabad. In 2013, he was promoted as Principal Scientist at ICAR-NAARM and in 2016, got selected as Head of Division in ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi. He has more than 150 publications to his credit with 39 research papers in international and national peer reviewed journals. He possesses three copy rights of three computer software/Decision Support Systems. He is a member of more than 10 international/national professional societies and reviewer of more than 15 national/international journals. He has worked as State Manager of World Bank aided Rain Water Harvesting Campaign of Govt. of Kerala and as a member of consultant group assigned by the Central Planning Commission for suggesting Management Action Plans for conservation of Loktak Lake (Ramsar site in Imphal, Manipur). He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and recipient of McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration, or Sustainable Use Award- 2015 by Water Environment Federation (WEF), USA, Skoch Evergreen Platinum award for Renewable Energy technologies, KrishiVigyan Award of Govt. of Kerala (2018), Kerala State Energy Conservation Award-2018, Akshya Energy Award 2019and was a team member of Best KVK award of ICAR for the Biennium, 2002-03, National Groundwater Augmentation Award, MoWR, GoI, 2008 and Commendation Medal Awardby the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers for the year 2016. He has undergone a three-months training programme at Michigan State University, USA and was part of scientific delegations to Russia and France. He was Principal Investigator in AICRP-PET, IPTM, ABI projects and associated in NAIP and NICRA projects.He was alsoAdjunct Professor in College of Agrl. Engg., ANGRAU, Bapatla, Member, Board of Studies, VIGYAN University, Gundur, Andhra Pradesh and Academic coordinator of PG Diploma in Technology Management in Agriculture (PGDTMA) offered jointly by the University of Hyderabad and ICAR-NAARM Hyderabad and PG Diploma in Management (Agriculture) offered by ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad. He guided two MBA students, five PGDMA students, four PGDTMA students and co-guided two PhD students. He has conducted and coordinated many training programmes, MDPs, refresher courses and FOCARS. He also acted as the Joint Secretary of a-IDEA - a Technology Business Incubator promoted by DST. He is commercial expert of AgrInnovate India Ltd. and evaluator of BIRAC proposals. The technologies developed and popularised by him includes Polythene lined ponds for water harvesting and fish farming for hilly terrains, Water filtration systems for different end-uses (drinking, irrigation and groundwater recharge),GA tool kit for groundwater management,Water quality Decision Support System, Expert System for Technology Valuation,Ferro-cement rainwater harvesting systems, Mobile fish vending kiosk, Solar fish dryers, Fish Freshness Sensoretc.

Dr. Prakash M Halami

Dr. Prakash M Halami

Senior Principal Scientist & Professor-AcSIR
CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore

He has obtained his postgraduate degree in Molecular biology and Biotechnology from National Centre for Plant Biotechnology, PUSA institute, IARI; New Delhi,  doctorate in Biotechnology from the University of Mysore. Also obtained advance training in Biotechnology like Kobe University, Japan; Doctoral degree research at the University of Frankfurt, Germany & Post-doctoral research in USA at the University of Minnesota, as a Raman Research fellow.   His laboratory investigates the mechanism of food-grade metabolite production by microorganisms using classical Microbiology approaches and by using tools of genomics. His research activities also include characterization & transferability of antibiotic resistance genes in probiotic, development of defined starter cultures, molecular taxonomy etc. His research on antibiotic resistance has been recognized by WHO- India office by inducting him in preparation of National Action Plan on AMR as well as by FAO for the evaluation of ICMR/ICAR projects on AMR.

He has so far guided 70-Post graduate dissertation students and eleven-doctoral students. He has 100-publications in peer-reviewed international journals, where four Indian patents have been granted to his credential. He has presented 170-papers at national and international conferences, winning 19-   best paper awards. He is an editor of J Food Sci& Technology (I).

Awards: CSIR-CFTRI foundation day award-2013 and 2019 for scientific contribution, International travel grant awards of ICMR New Delhi, Indian National Science Academy, SERB-DST New Delhi and also CSIR New Delhi, FAST-Track Young Scientist project of DST New Delhi. Recipient of LaljiGodhooSmarakNidhi award of AFST (India) for the year 2013. CSIR-DAAD exchange of academics for year- 2009 and 2015. He has been elected as a fellow of Indian Academy of Microbiological Science-2016 (Formally FAMI), fellow of Indian Association of Applied Microbiologists-2016; Fellow, National Academy of Biological Sciences (NABS) and awarded with Best Scientist award of NABS-2018.

Dr. Ravinder Malik

Dr. Ravinder Malik

Ex-Joint Director (Research)
National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal and presently ICAR-Professor Emeritus at NDRI, Karnal

He had his Masters’ and Ph.Ddegrees in Dairy Microbiology from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal and Post Doc from Federal Dairy Research Centre Kiel, Germanyunder DAAD Fellowship.

Started his career as a Scientist in 1978 at Dairy Microbiology Division, NDRI, Karnal. In 1998he was selected as Professor and Chaired the Division of Dairy Microbiology as Head from 2012 to 2014 and Joint Director (Research) at National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal from August, 2014 to September 2016.

He has worked in the areas of Microbial Enzymes, Metabolites of Lactic Acid Bacteria,Bacteriocins and their Application in Food Safety and Biopreservation, Probiotics and Functional Dairy Foods.  He has published over 127 research papers/reviews in Journals of national and international repute and 2 books, 15 book chapters & 4 Manuals. He has presented his work in more than 72 national and international conferences/symposia, and has three patents to his credit

He was involved in 31 different institutional and externally funded research projects such as DBT, DST, NDDB, World Bank, MoFPI, Indo-NewZealand Collaborative Research Project on Probiotics, NAIP, NARP and National Fund as ‘PI’ and ‘Co-PI’.

He has guided 16 M. Sc and 15 Ph.D. scholars. He is recipient of several Awards/Honours and Overseas Fellowshipssuch as Dr N NDastur Award (2005-2009) in recognition of his outstanding research contributions in the field of Dairy Industry; DAAD Fellowship for Post-Doc at Germany (1984-85); FAO/UNDP Fellowship (1990); Indo-Australian Collaborative Research Programme Fellowship  by Department of Science & DST, India/DIST, Govt of Australia (1997); Honorary DAAD Advisor  for ‘Outstanding Commitment and Leadership in Promoting Indo-German Relations in Education’ (2006-09); DAAD Re-invitation Fellowship (1999 and 2010);Visiting Professor Fellowship Award of Erasmus Mundus Scholar Programme of European Union (2013); Best Division Award (2013-14) as HoD; Indo-NZ Collaborative Research Project (DST-MoBIE) (2014-16); besides several Best Paper Awards and recognitions in teaching.

He is an elected Fellow of National Academy of Dairy Science (FNADSc), Fellow, Societyfor Applied Biotechnology (FSAB), Fellow, Indian Society of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (FISVPT) and recently conferred Fellowship of Indian Dairy Association.

  He is a Life Member of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), Association of Food Science Technologists (AFST), Society of Biological Chemists, India (SBC), Indian Dairy Association (IDA),Probiotic Association of India (PAI), Society of Dairy Technologists of India (SDTI) and Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).

Dr. Rajlakshmi Devi

Dr. Rajlakshmi Devi

Associate Professor II& Program Head
Department of Life Sciences Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) Paschim Boragaon, Guwahati

EDUCATION :

 

Post Doc, 2013

University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia.

Post doc;2002- 2004

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

Ph D; 1999: Title of the Thesis: Study of the hypolipidemic effect of Clerodendroncolebrookianum, Walp(Nefafu).

Gauhati University.

M Sc; 1989, Zoology with specialization in Cell Biology,, Gauhati University

B Sc;1984, Zoology (Honours), Botany and Chemistry; Arya Vidyapeeth College, Gauhati University, Guwahati, India

RESEARCHINTERESTS :

Medicinal plants

Metabolic syndrome

Cardiovascular diseases

Antioxidants

Free radical

Food as medicine

PUBLICATIONS:  42 (International Journals: 32; National Journal: 10)

PROJECT HANDLED:11

AWARDS: 03

  1. Awarded DBT- Post doctoral Fellowship offered by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt of India, New Delhi, Indiaand completed at All INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (AIIMS), NEW DELHI, from 2002- 2004 on the project entitled “Studyof the Cardioprotective effect of ClerodendroncolebrookianumWalp (CC) in rat.” under the supervision of Dr SKMaulik, Prof., Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), New Delhi, India.
  2. Awarded Overseas Associateshipand completed in the SCHOOL OF HEALTH, NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND (USQ), AUSTRALIA on the topic “Role of ripe pulp of Musa balbisianafruit in high carbohydrate, high-fat diet-induced metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular remodeling in rats”.

The award was offered by Department of Biotechnology (DBT),

Govt of India, NewDelhi, India

  1. ICMR International Fellowship for Indian Biomedical Scientists 2018-19 and completed at Gifu University, Japan on the topic Development of High Throughput Screening (HTS) of antihypertensive natural products and evaluation of drug target interactions

Dr. Suresh Devatkal

Dr. Suresh Devatkal

Principal Scientist
ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad

Dr. Suresh Devatkal is a Principal Scientist, currently working in ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad. He has an experience of more than 15 years in the area of Meat and Poultry processing, and Food safety. He has served earlier in the Punjab Agricultural University and Central Institute of Postharvest Engineering and Technology. He has conducted post-doctoral research in the field of High Pressure Processing and Pressure assisted thermal processing in Food safety engineering lab of Food Science and technology department, The Ohio State University, Ohio, U.S. His research projects focuses on healthy and functional meat products, traditional meats, non-thermal and novel food processing technologies, food safety engineering, microbial inactivation kinetics and entrepreneurship and business development in meat processing and value addition. He has published several research papers in International and national journals and he is a peer reviewer for many national and international journals in the field of food science, meat processing and food safety.

Dr. Umesh C Lohani

Dr. Umesh C Lohani

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Post Harvest Process and Food Engineering, G B Pant Univ of Agril and Tech, Pantnagar (India)

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Dr. BRIJESH SRIVASAVA

Dr. BRIJESH SRIVASAVA

Associate Professor
Food Engineering & Technology Tezpur University, Tezpur

Details of employment, if any (give here particulars of your past and present employment in chronological order starting with present employment):

Sl. No.

Organization / Institution

Position held

Nature of duties / work

Date of joining

Date of leaving

Length of service

Pay scale

  1.  

Deptt. of Food Engineering & Technology

Tezpur University

Tezpur Assam

Associate Professor

Teaching, Research and Administration

19th August 2011

Continuing

06 Years 03 Months

PB-4

Rs. 37400-67000 with AGP 9000

Present Basic: Rs. 57110.00

 

  1.  

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli, Itanagar. 791109

Associate Professor

Teaching, Research and Administration

1st April 2010

18th August 2011

01 Year

04 Months

PB-4

Rs. 37400-67000 with AGP 9000

  1.  

CAEPHT

(CAU, Manipur)

Ranipool, Gangtok Sikkim

 

Associate Professor

Teaching, Research and Administration

30th Mar 2009

30th Mar 2010

01 Year

PB-3

Basic: Rs. 22320+AGP8000

  1.  

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli, Itanagar. 791109

Senior Lecturer

Teaching, Research and Administration

2nd Aug. 2007

30th Mar 2009

01 Year 07 Months

PB3

Basic: Rs.  +AGP7000

  1.  

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Nirjuli, Itanagar. 791109

Lecturer

Teaching, Research and Administration

10th July 2001

01st Aug. 2007

06 Year 01 Month

Rs. 8000-275-13600

Basic: Rs. 8550

  1.  

PAAM Eatables Ltd., Vill: Gulistanpur, NOIDA-Dadri Road, Surajpur, Greater NOIDA

 

Food Technologist

Production Planning and Control, Quality Control on shop floor. Inventory Control

July 1997

May 1998

11 Months

Rs. 4000.00 Per Month

Prof. Hari Niwas Mishra

Prof. Hari Niwas Mishra

Professor
Food Chemistry & Technology Laboratory Agricultural & Food Engineering Department Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur West Bengal

Professor Hari Niwas Mishra has completed his PhD from indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India. He is the Professor of Food Technology & Ex Head of Post Harvest Technology Centre at  IIT Kharagpur, and Former President of the Association of Food Scientists & Technologists of India. He has published more than 515  research papers including 195  in peer reviewed international  journals, 309  in conference proceedings, 15 popular articles, 34 book chapters. He  has written 4 books, 4 e-books, 7 lecture compendium & laboratory manuals, 4 technology manuals, and has 9 Indian patents to his credit. Besides, he is on the editorial boards of several reputed journals.

Prof. Jashbhai B. Prajapati

Prof. Jashbhai B. Prajapati

Principal & Dean
SMC College of Dairy Science, Anand Agricultural University, Anand

Professor JashbhaiB.Prajapati is a Dairy Technology graduate from Gujarat Agricultural University and Ph.D. in Dairy Microbiology from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India.  Since last 38 years, he is serving at the Faculty of Dairy Science in various capacities and from March 2015, he is thePrincipal & Dean of the Faculty of Dairy Science at Anand Agricultural University. He is also Chairman of Vidya Dairy and Vice President of Indian Dairy Association, Gujarat State Chapter. He is a renowned academician and scientists in the area of probiotics and fermented foods. He is handling number of research projects sponsored by ICAR, DBT, State Govt., EU, SIDAand has published more than 400 papers, including two text books. He has guided 32 MTech and 8 PhD students. He was awarded Chancellors Gold medal for being the best student in the University in 1984 and has received 5 times best paper awards.He had Fellowship award from Erasmus Mundus (EU) as well as Indian National Science Academy.He is a Fellow of Indian Dairy Association as well as Fellow of National Academy of Dairy Science. He is a recipient of Hari Ohm Ashram Award 2015 from Indian Council of Agricultural Research for his outstanding research contribution in probiotics. He is Associate Editor of International Journal of Fermented Foods, International Journal of Probiotic and Prebiotics and reviewer formany scientific journals and serving as an expert member for many other universities and institutions. Dr.Prajapati is the Coordinator of Swedish South Asian Network on Fermented Foods since its inception in 2003. He is Chairman of Scientific panel on milk and milk products of FSSAI. He is also a Member in Indian National Committee of International Dairy Federation (IDF) in 3 groupsviz., Probiotics, Lactic acid bacteria & starters and Microbiological methods for analysis and a member of Task Force on Inventory of Microorganisms with a Documented History of Use in Foods.He has widely travelled in Europe and many other countries and has delivered lead talks in many conferences including IFT, IDF, IPC, etcand has organized several conferences and workshops for building the network on fermented foods. He is a Life member of several professional bodies like AFSTI, IDA, AMI, ISCA, GAAS, PAI, Biosensor Society of India, etc.