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. 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



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


Medicinal plants

Metabolic syndrome

Cardiovascular diseases


Free radical

Food as medicine

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



  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. 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)




Associate Professor
Food Engineering & Technology Tezpur University, Tezpur

Prof.(Dr.) Brijesh Srivastava, obtained his B Tech  Agricultural
Engineering degree from Allahabd Agricultural Institute (Allahabad
University), Allahabad, M Tech Process and Food Engineering from GBPUA&T,
Pantnagar  and PhD  Food Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. Prof. Srivastava
started his career as lecturer in Department of Agricultural Engineering,
NERIST, Arunachal Pradesh and served in CAEPHT (CAU) Gangtok. He is
presently working as Associate Professor in the department of Food
Engineering & Technology, Tezpur University. Dr. Srivastava had also
served as the Head of the Department in Tezpur University and CAEPHT,
Dr. Srivastava is actively involved in teaching and research for the last
18 years.  He has many external aided research projects funded by Ministry
of Food Processing Industries, ICAR, DBT and AICTE.
Dr. Srivastava has more than 30 publications in reputed National &
International journals, and proceedings of seminar/workshops and many
bulletins in the field of food process engineering. He has also guided 20
master’s thesis and three Phd thesis.

Prof. Hari Niwas Mishra

Prof. Hari Niwas Mishra

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.

Dr. Amit Kumar Rai

Dr. Amit Kumar Rai

Scientist - C
Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Sikkim

Dr. Amit Kumar Rai is presently working as Scientist - C at Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Sikkim. He has completed his doctorate from CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore on application of lactic acid fermentation for recovery nutraceuticals from fish and animal processing by-products. As an independent researcher, Dr. Amit has contributed in the area of Food Biotechnology for the production of nutraceuticals and functional foods rich in bioactive peptides and isoflavones using microorganisms associated with traditional fermented foods of North East India.To his credit, he has filed two patents and published > 31 research papers and author of 12 chapters in the book published by various International publishers. His performance as a researcher has resulted in the bestowment of the Young Scientist Award 2016 from Association of Food Scientist and Technologists (India), Young Scientist Award 2015 by Association of Microbiologist of India, AU-CBT Excellence Award 2009 by the Biotech Research Society of India, Award for excellence in Food Biotechnology 2016 from Society of Applied Biotechnology and several best presentation award at National and International conferences.

Dr. Ng. Iboyaima Singh

Dr. Ng. Iboyaima Singh

Senior Principal Scientist & Head
Traditional Food & Sensory Science, and Former Head, Fruit & Vegetable Technology Dept. CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore

Academic qualification:

B.Tech (Food Sciences): 1987, MarathwadaAgril. University, Parbhani (MS)

M.Sc. (Food Tech): 1989, CFTRI (University of  Mysore) – ICAR Jr. fellowship

Ph.D (Food Tech): 2004, CFTRI (University of  Mysore)



(i) ICAR Junior Fellowship (1987-89) and

(ii) Indo-French Fellowship (1995-96, in Montpellier, France under  EU project on Mango).




i.N.N.Mohan Memorial Award (2 times) for the best research paper instituted by All India Food Preservers’ Association, New Delhi.

ii.Guru Joga Award for being the top ranking student in the area of Fruit and Veg. Technology of M.Sc.(Food Tech) course at CFTRI,1989 awarded by the All India Food Preservers' Assn., New Delhi.

iii. Dr. Mahadeviah Award-2016 for the contribution to the development of Food Processing Industries in the Country by the All India Food Preservers' Assn., New Delhi.

iii. Best Poster Awards: 6 in national and international conferences


Invited Lectures:

More than 60 lectures in universities, Institutes, colleges, EDPs, conferences, seminars, etc.


Industrial experience

Industrial experience in processing of fruit and vegetable industry


Areas of research

  1. Membrane processing Technology
  2. Fruit juices and Beverages
  3. Value added products from  Banana pseudo stem, Moringa, Tomatoes, Kokum and other tropical fruits.
  4. Value added products from underutilized fruits and vegetables
  5. Natural pigments from plant sources
  6. Hurdle Technologies


Teaching experience                                                             


More than 28 years (since 1991) and till date in Teaching at the level of:


i.  Ph.D (AcSIR)

ii. Post-Graduate Level (M.Sc and M.Tech)

iii. Short Term Courses: Industrial oriented Short Term Training Programmes in 

the areas of Food Science and Technology.

Guidance for M.Sc. :43 students

Guidance for Ph.D: 3 students (2 progressing and 1 awarded)

Organisation of short term training programme: More than 25 years of experience in conducting short term training programmes for national and international participants in the areas of Food Science and Technology.

Mr. Rajeshwar Matche

Mr. Rajeshwar Matche

Senior Principal Scientist & Head
Food Packaging Department CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore


Prof. Madhumita Barooah

Prof. Madhumita Barooah

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam
  • Name: Dr. Madhumita Barooah   
  • Position: Professor
  • Affiliation: Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013, Assam, India.
  • Field of research specialization: Microbial Biotechnology with eight 24 years of research experience. Also keeps a kin interest in bioinformatics and various omics study..


  • 2014- Post Doctoral training (University of Reading, UK)
  • 2006- Post Doctoral training (Penn State University, USA)
  • 2004- PhD  ( Univ. of Exeter, UK)
  • 1991- MSc (Agril. Biotechnology), Assam Agricultural University, India.
  • 1988- BSc (Agril.), Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India.


Fellowship and Award                                                                                                                    

  • DBT Overseas Associatship
  • Norman Borlaug Fellowship for Post-doctoral studies, USA (Penn State Univ.)
  • Commonwealth Scholarship for Ph. D study in U.K (University of Exeter)
  • Fulbright fellowship for pre doctoral training in U.S.A (Texas A&M Univ & George Town University)
  • CSIR fellowship for postgraduate study.
  • DBT, Govt. of India scholarship for M.Sc study in Agril. Biotechnology at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat
  • North East Council studentship for B.Sc(Agri) in Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University


Students Guided/supervision                                  

  • National Post Doctoral Fellow: 1
  • Ph.D Students: 13
  • Ph.D under sandwich Programme (TWAS): 3
  • MSc (Agri) students: 15


Ongoing/completed Research Projects                                                                                                                      

  •   Completed 7 Externally Funded Project as principal investigator/Programme leader
  • Currently running 2 externally funded project


Publication: Research Paper                                                                                                                                              

Over 70 publications


Patent /Technology Transferred                                                                                        

Three patents filed/ 2 technologis transferred

Dr. Subhajit Ray

Dr. Subhajit Ray

Associate Professor & Head
Department of Food Engineering &Technology, Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar, Deemed to be University, MHRD,Govt. of India, BTAD, Assam

Academic Qualification: B.Sc.(Chemistry Hons;Calcutta University); B.Tech (Food Technology&  Biochemical Engineering; Jadavpur University);M.Tech (Food Technology&  Biochemical Engineering;Jadavpur University); Ph.D(Engineering; Department ofFood Technology&  Biochemical Engineering; Jadavpur University)

Experience: Industry: One (1) year

                        Academic: Twenty five (25) years

                        Research: Five (05) years

Publications (Last few years): International Journal: 26

 National journal: 17

Book Chapter: 05+01(under Review)

Reports/General articles etc.05

Seminar Conference/Workshop Attended: 21

Seminar / Conference / Workshop Organized as Chairman/ Convener/Coordinator:8

Paper Presented & Published In National/ International Seminar / Conference / Workshop:53

Invited Lectures / Talks: India: 07 (Keynote speaker: 02)

 Abroad: 02(Both as Keynote speaker)

Project Received: 02

Project Proposal (ECR/EMR/CRG)/Thesis Evaluated:13

Awards/Recognition:(i) Awarded 2nd Prize in B.Tech (Food Technology&Biochemical Engineering) Examination

(ii)Awarded 2nd Prize in M.Tech (Food Technology&Biochemical Engineering) Examination

(iii) Awarded UGC fellowship in Ph.D Programme

(iv)Awarded Special Recognition in the AICTE Sponsored QIP as a Resource Person in BIT Mesra

(v)Awarded First Prize in Paper Presentation by FOSET

(vi) Selected as Life Member of AFST (I)

Role as Guide: Diploma Project Completed: 50

B.Tech Project Completed: 50

M.Tech Project Completed: 4

Ph.D Pursuing/Completed: 02

Member of Reviewer Panel:10

Member of Editorial Board: 09

Research Interest: Food Biotechnology; Enzyme Engineering, Microbial Technology; Waste Management in Food Processing Industries

Consultancy Handled: 03

Dr. C. Anandharamakrishnan

Dr. C. Anandharamakrishnan

Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India Pudukkottai Road, Thanjavur


Dr. Alok Kumar Srivastava

Dr. Alok Kumar Srivastava

Chief Scientist and Head
Food Safety & Analytical Quality Control Lab, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) Mysore


Dr. B.K. Yadav

Dr. B.K. Yadav

Prof and Head
Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, LO Guwahati Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India

Dr. Yadav obtained graduation degree ( B.Tech. Agril. Enng.) from RAU, Pusa (now DrRPCAU, Pusa) and postgraduation degrees, viz., master of engineering (M.Engg) and doctor of engineering (D. Engg.) from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand specialized in postharvest and food process engineering. He is having more than 27 years experience in the field in teaching, research and extension. Served about 14 year at AIT, Thailand where involved in teaching postgraduate courses for food process engineering before returning to India in 2007. In India served as faculty members at RAU for 3 year and then moved to IIFPT, Thanjavur where served as faculty members and head of department of Food engineering for 3 years followed by head of department for Food Packaging and System Development for 6 years. At present moved to IIFPT LO Guwahati as Professor and head.He has successfully completed 13 research and consultancy projects and another 2 are in the progress. 

He has guided 2 Ph.D., 13 M.Tech. and 16 B.Tech. projects so far and another 2 PhD are under progress. He has published more than 61 articles in journals and conference proceedings in addition to several invited lectures. He has been involved in capacity building such as creation of research and teaching laboratories at Food Engineering and Biotechnology, AIT,Thailand; Engineering laboratories at NIFTEM; Food Packaging laboratories at IIFPT, Thanjavur. At present, he is involved in establishing Food Testing Laboratory at IIFPT LO Guwahati. His areas of specialization are drying, application of microwave, electronic nose and tongue and image processing for food processing. He is life members of AAAE, Bangkok; ISAE, india; AFST(I);  Institution of Engineers, India; and Technical Education of India.

Dr Chandan Tamuly

Dr Chandan Tamuly

Principal Scientist
CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology Jorhat

Educational Qualification :


Year of passing


Specialisation or Subjects

School / College / University / Institute





English, Assamese, Science ,

Maths , Geography,

Social Studies.

Dhekial H.S. School, Golaghat, Assam





Physics , Chemistry, Maths,

English, Assamese.

D.R. College, Golaghat, Assam



B. Sc

Chemistry (Honours), Maths,

Physics , English

D.R. College, Golaghat/Dibrugarh University, Assam




M. Sc

Organic Chemistry


Gauhati University, Assam



Ph.D in Organic Chemistry

Studies on a Few Flora of Arunachal Pradesh Used by Tribal Communities with Emphasis on Nutritional Value and Secondary Metabolites

Dibrugarh University, Assam



Academic Awards

1. Qualified in the CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) in 2004

2. Qualified in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in 2004, (Percentile 96.07).

Research Interest

  • Natural Product Chemistry
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Green synthesis of nanoparticles and its applications
Research Experience/others:


Two Years


Research experience in    M Sc programme

Synthesis and characterization of a few organic comp/ inorganic complexes in Laboratory.


Two years


Research experience as  Ph. D student in I.I.T.Guwahati

i) Study & characterization of H-bonding in inter and intra molecular interaction of poly phenolic comp.

ii) Supramolecular Chemistry.


Thirteen years


Research experience as Scientist

i) Natural Product Chemistry: Chemical investigation & isolation of bioactive molecules like alkaloids, terpenoids from medical & aromatic plant of north East India using NMR, HPLC etc

ii) Evaluation of nutraceuticals and antioxidant activities of wild edible plants used by local peoples of the state.

ii) Nanoscience & Nanotechnology: Synthesis of nanomaterials/nanopartiles by using plant resources from North East India and its evaluation of catalytic and biological activity.


He has fifteen year experience in the field of Phytochemical investigation and Natural Product Chemistry.-Isolation, purification and structure determination of natural products. He carry out the research in isolation, purification and structure elucidation of natural derivative like alkaloids, terpenoids, fats, flavonoids etc.

Expertise in evaluation of nutritional value, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals content of edible plant, estimation of antioxidant activities, phenolic, flavanoid content. Moreover, he also carried out biochemical analysis of edible vegetable, fruits and other medicinal plant.

Experience in handling the equipment like HPLC, GC-MS, FTIR, Flourence Spectrophotometer, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer etc.

Prof. Narpinder Singh

Prof. Narpinder Singh

Professor and Head
Department of Food Science and Technology Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar


Prof. (Dr.) Uday S. Annapure

Prof. (Dr.) Uday S. Annapure

Professor and Head
Department of Food Engineering and Technology, ICT, Mumbai

 Professor and Head, Department of Food Engineering and Technology, ICT, Mumbai

    BOYSCAST Fellow, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

     Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Science

  • Professor and Head at Food Engineering and Technology Department, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai.
  • He is having about 17 years Teaching andResearch experience.
  • Elected as aVice-President of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India), Mysore.[AFST(I)] (3 times)
  • Recipient of ICT- AFST(I) Best Teacher Award in 2014 and 2016.
  • Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Science (FMAS) – 2018
  • Awarded BOYSCAST Fellowship from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to visit Washington State University, Pullman, WA and University of California, Davis, CA during 2010-2011
  • Research areas includeCold Plasma Processing, Extrusion Processing, Plant Gums, Traditional foods and Food Biotechnology.
  • He is a Life Member of
    • Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India), Mysore.
    • Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists of India. (ACCTI),
    • Biotech Research Society of India and
    • International Society of Food Engineering (ISFE), USA.
    • UAA – UDCT Alumni Association
  • Member of committees for Food Safety and Standards Authority, India (FSSAI), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Maharashtra State.
  • Members of Academic Committees and Research Committees in various Universities
  • Successfully guided 13 Ph.D. and 65M.Tech.students
  • Presently guiding 20Ph.Dand 15M.Tech.students
  • Publishedmore than 86research papersin the peer reviewed journals of national and international repute.
  • Actively involved in Industrial Research Projects and Consultancy 

Prof. (Dr.) Vasant. N. Pawar

Prof. (Dr.) Vasant. N. Pawar

Principal MIT CFT & Dean (F/T)
MITADT University. Rajbaug Educational Complex, Loni-Kalbhor, Pune


Dr. R. Jaganmohan

Dr. R. Jaganmohan

Indian Institute of Food processing Technology, Thanjavur


Ms. Nidhi Agarwal

Ms. Nidhi Agarwal

Regulatory Executive
Marico Ltd, Mumbai

Nidhi Agarwal, Food Technologist by profession and working as Regulatory Executive in Marico Ltd. I am having total 5 years work experience in food industry. The highest degree achieved so far is master’s degree in food technology from VNMKV, Parbhani, Maharashtra and hold bachelor’s degree from Amity University, Noida. My areas of specialization include regulatory compliance, advocacy, product conceptualization, labelling and claim substantiation, licensing and documentation. I worked extensively on various national as well as international regulations. During my tenure, I developed myself as strong candidature and actively involved into content writing like dossier preparation and white papers. 3 articles are published and rest other 3 articles are in the process of review. So far, I have also been actively involved in various FSSAI initiatives, and contributed for chapters of organic food manual, eat right booklet. Moreover, I am acting as executive committee member of AFSTI Delhi Chapter, proactively participating in various activities and events organized. 

Dr. Saijai K. Dwivedi

Dr. Saijai K. Dwivedi

Defence Research Laboratory, Tezpur


Dr. Subhas Bhattacharjee

Dr. Subhas Bhattacharjee

Former Managing Director
NERAMAC Ltd, (Govt of India Enterprise), Guwahati

Summarised Brief Resume:

Sri Subhas Bhattacharjee is a is a result driven professional with around 37 years of experience in the areas of Production, Planning & Management, Quality Assurance in Food Processing & Agriculture Marketing. Presently, he is a freelancer / Advisory on Organic agriculture, Agri-business & Food processing for NE Region.  He was the former Managing Director of NERAMAC (North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation) Ltd, a Govt. of India Enterprise at Guwahati.  He was former Scientist in CFTRI, Mysore and also worked in senior position in central PSUs at Delhi (General Manager In Modern Food Industries (I) Ltd and Executive Director In NERAMAC Ltd & also as Asst. Director of Industries & Deputy Director of Industries, with Govt.  of Arunachal Pradesh in the north east.

He is a post graduate in Food Technology from UN/FAO, International Food Technology Training Centre at CSIR - CFTRI, Mysore after his graduation with Honors’ in Agriculture. He has furthered his professional qualification through certificate courses in Marketing Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, Project Management from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He has upgraded his professional wisdom through short courses at Institutes of repute like from EDII (Entrepreneurial Development Institute of India), Ahmedabad; CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute), Mysore; Small Industry Extension Training Institute, Hyderabad & premiere Institute like Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie & Kansas State University, USA.

Sri Subhas is a keen strategist & planner with skills in conceptualizing & effecting process initiatives to enhance efficiency & productivity in agribusiness. In recognition to his demonstrated abilities to enhance production operations & optimize resource & capacity utilization to escalate productivity & operational efficiencies in related Central Public Sector Enterprises, he was awarded with Rajiv Gandhi Memorial National Award during 2012 by Public Sector Today. He has been felicitated with GITS award for best paper on Marketing at IIC, New Delhi and R Jagadale Memorial Award for development of Food Processing from All India Food Processors Association (AIFPA). He is also the life Member of Association of Food Scientist & Technologists of India (AFST), Independent Director in the Board of North East Mega Food Park  and Advisory member & Sector Chairman of Agri-business for North East in FICCI. He has got good number of publication in his credit in different reputed Journals of national & International repute.

Dr. KD Yadav

Dr. KD Yadav

Sr. Vice President (Technical)
AAK Kamani Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai


Dr Anne Bridges

Dr Anne Bridges

Technical Director
AACC International

Dr Anne Bridges

Technical Director

AACC International

Dr Anne Bridges received her academic training in Australia and Canada and worked in health care and consumer food products for international companies including 3M Company and General Mills Inc.  Currently Dr Bridges divides her time between the USA and Australia/South East Asia focusing on projects in food quality and food safety.  Dr Bridges is the Technical Director at AACC International.  Throughout this time she has maintained an association with relevant Codex Alimentarius committees working with both governments and non-profit organisations.  At AACC Intl her responsibilities include the Approved Methods technical committees, new methods and guidelines and the Laboratory Proficiency Rating Program.

Since 1914, AACC Intl has published analytical methods and guidelines, in grains and pulses for a wide range of analytes and applications.  More than 60 years ago, the AACC Intl check sample program was introduced with laboratory proficiency reporting.  This program includes food and feed matrices for key grain quality analytes, cereal rheology testing, food labelling and food safety testing.  In all levels of the commercial grain handling and testing laboratories check samples are used to verify analysis results, equipment performance and the validity of the laboratory quality programs.  Experts in these technical areas at AACC Intl actively participate in the AACC Intl meeting symposia, workshops and training webinars.

Prof. Bhupendar Singh Khatkar

Prof. Bhupendar Singh Khatkar

Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar



Prof. Bhupendar Singh Khatkar received his Master’s degree in Food Technology from CFTRI, Mysore and Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Reading, Reading, England. He has served as Dean, Faculty of Environmental and Bio-Sciences & Technology at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology (GJUS&T), Hisar. Currently he is Professor, Department of Food Technology at GJUS&T,Hisar. He has also served the Department as Chairperson from 1999 to 2010 and also served the University as Dean Student’s Welfare. He has published 4 books, filed two patents and published 150 papers in the journals of national and international repute and presented many invited papers in the International & National Conferences. He has so far guided 109 Master’s students (1 M.Phil, 29 M.Tech. & 79 M.Sc.) and 19 Ph.D. students for research projects. He is the recipient of Lalji Godhoo Smarak Nidhi Award & Professor Carl Hoseney Award of AFST (India) for outstanding research work. He has been honored with Commonwealth Scholarship Award, best paper awards by the AACC, USA; ICFP, Malaysia & AFST (I), Mysore. In recognition of his research contribution he was given appreciation certificate by GJUS&T, Hisar. He was nominated to the Research Board of Advisors of American Biographical Institute (ABI), USA. Besides this his achievements include development of testing protocol for detection of urea in milk, prevention of browning in sesame seeds at elevated temperature, improvement in the colour of tofu, design and development of edible coatings for the extension of shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables, explaining molecular basis of wheat gluten viscoelasticity, role of specific gliadins in wheat quality and development of grain based nutraceuticals.

Dr. Vasudeva Singh

Dr. Vasudeva Singh

Gauhati University, Gauhati



After retiring from CSIR-CFTRI as Chief Scientist during 2013, worked as an Emeritus Medical Scientist  (ICMR) at University of Mysore and at present working as an Professor, under DBT sponsored Food Science Project, Gauhati University. Published 75  research papers ,inventor of several processes, one Patent  was commercialized to 30 industries. Handled several National & International projects. Guided 65-70 M.Sc students for their Dissertation and Investigation problems and produced 6 Ph.D candidates. Faculty member and Course Co-ordinator of M.Sc Food Technology, HRD courses of CFTRI.  Recipient of several awards,  delivered 60-70 invited lectures, innumerable oral lectures, and presented 60-70 posters at National & International level.  At present working as a Chairman of  Cereals, Pulses and  Legumes and  Products including bakery; and also a member of Scientific Committee, Food Safety Standards of India, New Delhi. Also a member of Research Advisory Committee, ICAR-Central Institute of Post Harvest Engg and Technology, Ludhiana, Punjab. 

Prof. Anil Kumar Chauhan

Prof. Anil Kumar Chauhan

Centre of Food Science and Technology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Brief Bio-Data of Prof. Anil Kumar Chauhan

Prof. Chauhan obtained his M.Sc. in Dairy Science and Technology and Ph.D. in Dairy Science and Technology. He has supervised dozens of Ph.D. and M.Sc. (Food Science and Dairy Technology) students. Dr. Chauhan joined as Professor (Food Technology) Centre of Food Science and Technology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. Currently, Dr. Chauhan working as Coordinator and Professor (Food Technology) at Centre of Food Science and Technology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University and also Director of Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT- Food Processing) ICAR, Gov. of India, BHU Centre. Apart from above all achievements, Dr. Chauhan is designated as Chairman, Scientific Panel on Fruits &Vegetables and their Products (Including dried fruits and nuts, salt, spices and condiments) FSSAI, Gov. of India and Member, Scientific Committee, FSSAI, Govt. of India. Dr. Chauhan is President of AFST(I), Varanasi chapter and life member of different professional scientific societies. Prof. Chauhan also had been as a Member of UP Subordinate Services Selection Commission, Gov. of U.P., Lucknow. Dr. Chauhan also had been a visiting scientist in University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Wageningen University and PTC+ Oenkerk, The Netherlands. Dr. Chauhan also act as a Chaired and Co-Chaired the Scientific Technical Committee in various International and National conferences at Malaysia, Thialand, Budapest, (Hungry) and National University Fiji etc. He has published number of research paper in different reputed journals and a book in Dairy Technology (Dairy Technology -A systematic Approach).

Phone No.: 09450658188
Email Address:
anilchauhancfst@gmail.com, dranilchauhan@rediffmail.com,

Dr. Sridevi Annapurna Singh

Dr. Sridevi Annapurna Singh

Chief Scientist
CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore, Karnataka, India-570020

Education :



University/ Institution




BSc Biochem, Botany, Zoology

University of Mysore


First Rank, Gold medal and state award, Govt. of Karnataka


MSc Food Technology

University of Mysore


First class with distinction


PhD Food Science

University of Mysore




PhD Thesis : Modified pectinase : structure, stability and food applications (Dr. A. G. Appu Rao, Guide)


Completed MSc Food Technology in 1988 and joined Kissan Products Ltd, Bengaluru as management trainee. Promoted as Quality Control Executive in 1990. Two and a half years in Food Industry includes product development of fruit based beverages, spice pastes, biscuits and sauces. Use of enzymes, especially cell-wall degrading enzymes for improving quality of fruit juices product development activities. Establishing of quality standards for all raw materials, packaging materials and finished goods were quality audit activities.

Joined CSIR-CFTRI in February 1991 as Junior Scientist and am currently Chief Scientist and Head in the Department of Protein Chemistry and Technology. Have 28 years of experience at CSIR-CFTRI in the areas of Supplementary foods for malnourished children and validation through animal and clinical trials, enzymes as processing aids, structure – stability – function in proteins. Targeting regulatory metabolic enzymes through nutraceuticals for combating disease is of great interest.

Patents : Total : 11  International – 5; Indian – 6

Invited Talks : 26

Publications : 42 in peer reviewed International Journals

Six technologies transferred to 36 entrepreneurs           

PhD students – 3 awarded, 3 working

27 students did MSc dissertation




Awards :

  • Best paper published in 2004, CFTRI annual awards for (Best paper published award, 2004) J. Biol. Chem. 2003, 278, 27 : 24324 – 24333.
  • Best technologies transferred, CFTRI annual awards in 2004 and 2008
  • Gold medal and several cash awards in BSc for performance
  • Govt. of Karnataka state award for 1st Rank in University of Mysore in BSc examination
  • Lady Mirza award and Prof. Rajashekaraiah award for performance in BSc examinations

Dr. Amit Nath

Dr. Amit Nath

Principal Scientist
ICAR -Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research , Modipuram, Meerut

Brief Bio-data of Dr. Amit Nath


Dr. Amit Nath is presently working as Principal Scientist (Food Technology) at ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research, Modipuram, Meerut, UP, India with 21 years of research experience. As a start of career, he worked as management trainee, manager as well as quality control executive in MMC Agro Limited, Kolkata, India and Modern Food Industries, India Limited, Ranchi. He received Master degree from Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, India; Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India and MBA from IGNOU, New Delhi, India. He already worked in twelve research projects, two patent filed, published more than 55 research papers in peer-reviewed journal, five books, ten proceeding papers and 25 book chapters. He acted as a Chairman/Co-Chairman for several committees of the Institute, Seminars and also Team Leader for monitoring the All India Coordinated Research Project on Integrated Farming Systems program in Karnataka & Gujrat State, India. He also visited Hangjhau, China under Overseas Fellowship program under, DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He already worked as coordinator in organizing different training program and also organized Seminars and conferences in different capacities. He also guided and formulated Detailed Project report (DPR) for bankable projects for two food industries. Dr. Nath also commercialized different products (viz., instant ginger candy, ginger paste, elaeagnus latifolia and prunus nepalensis beverage, blended squash) to NERAMAC, Guwahati and packaging design for fresh ginger transport to NHB, Guwahati, India during 2008-10. He has established Pack house facilities (1 ton/day) in the ICAR Complex, Umiam, India. Designed and developed HTST air puffing system and CFB packaging system for long distance transportation of fresh ginger for minimization of post harvest losses. He also involved in design and developed low-cost portable biomass fired dryer for drying of large cardamom. He imparted training to more than 1000 farmers & more than 100 officials of Govt. Organizations including Private Industries & SHG on various aspects of value addition in Agricultural produces. He also guided nine M. Sc. students, one Ph.D. and one MBA student for awarding degree. He has been conferred with Dr. J.S. Pruthi Award (2013) by AFST (India), Kunwar Saxena Bahadur Award (2014) from SRDA, Meerut, India and IAHF Fellow (2017) from Indian Association of Hill Farming, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya, India.



                                                                                               (Amit Nath)

                 Principal Scientist

    (Food Technology)

                                                                                              ICAR-IIFSR, Modipuram,

   Meerut, UP, India

Mobile No: 8650201828

   Dated: 31/10/2019

Dr Khedkar CD

Dr Khedkar CD

Associate professor
College of Dairy Technology, Pusad, Maharshatra


Dr. Manuj Kumar Hazarika

Dr. Manuj Kumar Hazarika

Associate professor
Tezpur University, Assam

1. Name and full correspondence address: Dr Manuj Kumar Hazarika Associate professor and Former Head, Department of Food Engineering and Technology Tezpur University, Dist: Sonitpur, Assam, PIN 784028 
2. Email(s) and contact number(s) Ph: 03712-275706 Mob: 9435700993 mkhazarika@tezu.ernet.in mkhazarika@rediffmail.com 
3. Institution Tezpur University, Dist: Sonitpur, Assam, PIN 784028 
4. Date of Birth  01-01-1971 5. Gender  Male 6. Academic Qualification (Undergraduate Onwards)  Degree Year Subject University/Institution  B Tech 1993 Agricultural  Engg JNKVV, Jabalpur, India  M Tech 1995 Dairy and Food Engg IIT Kharagpur  PhD 2011 Dairy and Food Engg IIT Kharagpur 
Name of Institution Designation Period From To N.E.R.I.S.T, Itanagar Lecturer 08/02/96 07/02/01 N.E.R.I.S.T. Itanagar Lect (Sr Grade) 08/02/01 31/12/05 N.E.R.I.S.T. Itanagar Asstt Professor (SG) 01/01/06 08/11/07 Assam University Silchar Reader 12/11/07 15/11/09 Tezpur University Associate Professor 16/11/09 Till date 

Dr. Gourab Chatterjee

Dr. Gourab Chatterjee

Assistant Professor
Haldia Institute of Technology West Bengal


Mr. Santosh Pradhan

Mr. Santosh Pradhan

Mr. Santosh Pradhan
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai


Dr. Savitha Prashanth M R

Dr. Savitha Prashanth M R

Assistant Professor
JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty road, Mysore- 570025


Dr. Rwivoo Baruah

Dr. Rwivoo Baruah

Research Associate
CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore, Karnataka, India-570020

Name                                     :  Rwivoo Baruah                                  

Date of birth                         :  19.04.1989

Permanent Address          : c/o Dr. Parthasarathi Baruah, #231 J.B Road Amolapatty, Nagaon, Assam India Pin 782003.

Languages known                 :  English, Assamese Bengali and Hindi

Telephone                              :  (00913672)232962(Home), 8876786877(Mobile)

E-mail                                     :  rwivoo.rf0948@cftri.res.in, rbarua06@gmail.com

Skype id                                 :  rwivoo.barua   


Google Scholar                      : https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=tNYuG3QAAAAJ&hl=en

Researchgate                         : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rwivoo_Baruah

Scopus                                    : https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55382998000           

ORCID                                   : http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6197-3226


  • Ph.D in Bioscience and Bioengineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, (India) from July 2012 to Nov 2017
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology from Bangalore University, Bangalore (India) with an aggregate of 80.76 %.
  • B. Sc. Zoology (Major) from Nowgong College Nagaon, Assam (India) with an aggregate of 60.4 %.

Honors and Awards

  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Research Associateship (RA) 2019
  • Best poster Award (Characterization of glucan from Weissella cibaria RBA12 as a potential food additive and hydrocolloid. Annual Conference of Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI), New Horizons in Biotechnology, Nov 22-25, 2015, Trivandrum, India.) 
  • Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) fellowship Finland. Research work done at VVT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo Finland and University of Helsinki, Finland.   
  • University Grant Commission Fellowship for Junior Research Fellow (UGC-JRF) March 2013, AIR-66
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-JRF) March 2013, MHRD, 86 % All India percentile.

Dr. Surender S. Ghonkrokta

Dr. Surender S. Ghonkrokta

IAS (Retd)
Centre for Quality and Food Safety, New Delhi

Present Involvements:
• Secretary General, Centre for Quality and Food Safety, East of Kailash, New Delhi
• President, Council for Promotion, Research & Trade of Traditional Foods (CPRTTF), New
• Research: Co- Project Director along with Director National Institute of Rural
Development,(NIRD) North East Regional Centre, Guwahati for ICSSR sponsored on Study on
the Role of Traditional and New high-value Crops for Enhancing Farmer’s Income, Nutritional
Security and Sustainable Economic Development in North East India
• Member, Evaluation Committee, Organic Farming, APEDA, Commerce Ministry, Govt. of
• Adjunct Professor, Food Science & Technology, Pondicherry Central University
➢ Ph.D (Management),
➢ MBA (FMS, Delhi Univ.),
➢ M.Sc. (Food Technology) from CFTRI (Mysore University),
➢ MA (Rural Social Development, Univ. of Reading, UK)
➢ B.Sc.Agriculture (HPKVV)
Total Work Experience:
The total work experience is of 39 year, out of which 31 years is in administrative Services and rest at
university, public sector and social work.
With Delhi government as
• Member, Delhi Sub-ordinate Services Selection Board,
• Special Secretary/Special Commissioner, Department of Food, Civil Supplies &
Consumer Affairs
• Special Secretary PWD, Tourism,
• Managing Director (DBTB)/Regional Director, Directorate of Education,
• Member Secretary, Delhi Pollution Control Committee;
• District Magistrate (East District),.
• Joint Commissioner, VAT, Trade &Tax Deptt.;
• Joint Chief Electoral Officer (Admn.),
• Director (Panchayat) /ADM Development Deptt.
With Arunachal Pradesh Govt.
Secretary, Home (having charge of Industries, Textile & Handicrafts/Hand loom, Labour
& Employment, Skill Development), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
With Central Govt.
Director, (At 10,00,GP) Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of
Health & Family welfare, Govt. of India
With New Delhi Municipal Council as
• Director (Vigilance)/(Projects),
• Director (Education).
With University
▪ Adjunct Professor – Pondicherry Central University, Since 2012
▪ Visiting Professor, I P University and FMS, DU, 2008-2010
▪ Assistant Professor (Food Technology) in H.P. Agriculture University
With Industry
• Quality Control Specialist in Horticulture Produce, processing &
Marketing Corp. H.P.M.C. (H.P. Govt. Under taking)

Dr. Lokesh B R

Dr. Lokesh B R

Retd. Head

Dr.B.R.Lokesh graduated from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1977 with a PhD degree in Biochemistry. He did his post doctoral training at University of Iowa, USA; worked as Research Scientist at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Vienna (Austria) and as Senior Research Associate at Cornell University, USA. He joined CFTRI, Mysore in 1989 and promoted to the position of Chief Scientist in 2005. He was also Head of the Department of Lipid Science and Traditional Foods for a period of 12 years. His research interests included Blended oils, Structured Lipids, Low calorie fats, omega-3 fatty acids, Spice bioactives as nutraceuticals and nanotechnology. He has published 150 research papers in peer reviewed journals, 10 review articles, 3 book chapters and guided 12 students for PhD and trained several students for MSc degree. He has 8 Indian and 6 foreign patents to his credit. He is a life member of many professional bodies. He is a reviewer for many International and National Journals. Currently he is a member of Scientific Panel on Oils and Fats at FSSAI, New Delhi .He served in BOS and BOE of different Universities. He was Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Food Science and Technology for a period of 6 years

Shri. H K Lahkar

Shri. H K Lahkar

Managing Director
M/s Lahkar Udyog Pvt. Ltd., NH 37 (A), Paruwa Charali Tezpur


Dr. A Jaganath

Dr. A Jaganath

Department of Fruits and Vegetable Technology, DRDO-Defence Food Research Laboratory, Mysuru

Fruit and Vegetable Technology Department

Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL)

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), SiddarthaNagar Mysore: 570 011. Karnataka State, India

Worked with many committees for various conferences and events.



18 years

25  5 Book Chapters

Currently working on establishing Fruits and Vegetable Processing plants at Tawang and Salari, West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Functional ingredients in Fruits and Vegetables. Controlled lactic fermentation, Bacterial cellulose production, Immobilization of lactic acid bacteria, thermal inactivation of Bacillus subtilis, degradation of residual Organo chlorine Pesticide Residues (OCPR’s), Predictive Modeling the Behavioral Pattern of Food borne Pathogenic, Rapid methods for the effective enrichment and recovery of Vibrio vulnificus from sea foods

JSPS Fellowship 2001-2003, Japan Health Sciences Foundation Fellow , 2005-2007,

Dr. Khade H.D

Dr. Khade H.D

Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai

Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400085

19 years, Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

11 including conference

Radiation processing of food and agricultural commodities for purpose of hygienization and shelf life extension

DAE group achievement award 2012, for “Radiation processing of mango and export to USA”

Dr. Virendra Asati

Dr. Virendra Asati

National Sales Manager
Merck Life Science, Mumbai

Microbiology Post Graduate, Self-motivated, Process oriented professional. Capable of working in
complex-multi functional atmosphere, possess sound analytical & communication skills, patient
listener, quick learner, Attentive to details yet creative
• Working for 18+ years with experience in sales & marketing in Pharma & Biotech, Clinical diagnostics
and Food & beverages segments.
• Proven capabilities in B2B and B2C strategic marketing and business development
• Driven sales and marketing to benefit business development in Innovation categories
• Customer engagement activities- seminars/ exhibitions/ regulatory forums
• Brand enhancement in line with global guidelines, Market Research, Build / develop capabilities
through knowledge sharing / trainings, Customer trainings
• Digital marketing, Product Management, Project - Work Stream Management, Product launches

Current Roles and Responsibilities
▪ Taken up task to strengthen F&B strategic pillar for Microbiology; current targeted revenue from
this new project is € 2Mio with 15%+ CAGR for next 05 years
▪ Handling team of eight sales persons (two subsegment managers and eight area managers) to
establish F&B business; Two application lab managers (Pharma & F&B)
▪ Leading Merck project of CMAT Lab with FSSAI
▪ Working closely & rapidly with Exports inspection agency, Spice board, FSSAI, TUV-NORD in order
to meet strategic objectives.
Experience in Merck
▪ Managed business field marketing and demonstrated 15% CAGR from 2014-2018 overseeing budget of
8.0 Mio € with team of four product managers 02 application laboratory head counts in area of
Industrial applications of Microbiology
▪ Drive strategy and marketing initiatives to deliver strategic plans, work with APAC team to
priorities & deliver APAC objectives
▪ Support team members in their development, effective job profile delivery & identify potential
▪ Project management, planning and implementation
▪ New product launches, lead management, opportunity creation, Manage SnOP process to business
▪ Help Sales team to present & position portfolio to industrial customers, develop promotional
material & campaigns
▪ Train and develop team, Collaborate with Global operations team, Marketing team, Application team to advantage India priorities and business needs.

▪ Double digit CAGR over last five years 100%+ achievement YoY
▪ Established India marketing team under global favourites to seek active engagement in various marketing projects: Rapid sterility, Trackwise, Service etc.
▪ 100% achievement of new product innovation categories YoY
▪ Awarded APAC trainer and best marketing manager, Run successful campaigns for Pharma and F&B industries, consistent growth in both segments
▪ Created and established internal marketing brands with team – EDGE, ENGAGE, EXPLORE and EVOLVE
▪ Successful launches of New products-e.g. Symbio, Steritest Neo, Heipha, BioControl, MC Media Pads, PyroMAT, Sample Prep, ReadyPlate.
▪ Best Product Manager Award in 2012
▪ Certified APAC region trainer at Merck for Hygiene / Environment Monitoring Portfolio
▪ Lead Asia Pacific Key Account Management for Nestle Group in 2013-14

Dr. Gourab Ghosh

Dr. Gourab Ghosh

Product Manager
Merck, Bengaluru

Summary: PG Biotechnology and MBA Marketing with 9+ years of experience in Sales, Marketing .Proven capabilities in B2C and B2B marketing in the field of Product Management, Field Marketing and Digital Marketing and Training.
Working Experience:
Name Of The Organization Deasignation Period
Merck-Lab Water
Product Manager
Job Profile: - Product Management
• Product Launch to internal & external.
• Develop the Marketing/Product/Pricing Strategy; Deploy promotional schemes.
• Design & Execute various campaigns (Product, Segment based).
• Effective Utilization of Marketing Budget.
• Conduct Various Marketing Events like Seminar, Road-Shows, Service Camps.
• Develop MarCom Contents (Broachers, Advertisements, Collaterals etc).
• E-mail Marketing, Social Media Marketing.
• Conduct trainings for sales & service teams.
• VoC (Voice Of Customer) captured and Share to Global Team for new Product development.
• Using SFDC and Service Max for Business Analytics etc.
Achievement: Milli-Q Marketing Champions (2013,2014,2017,2018) Name Of The Organization Deasignation Period
Novonordisk (India) Pvt Ltd
Marketing Executive
Job Profile: - Sales
• Driving sales across the assigned territory.
• Developing new clients, scale up sales by prescription generation and market development for products.
• Conducting extensive study of the competitors and market trends.
• Launching new products through marketing activity.
• Conduct CME, PEP, other activities.
• Collect order from stockiest, chemist. etc.
Achievement: ME of the Region (Q2,2012) Name Of The Organization Deasignation Period
Hester Biosciences Ltd
Nov, 2008 - May, 2009
Job Profile: - R&D
• Comparative study of bacteria as a probiotic (food supplement and development of immune response for diseases).
• Worked on a Staphylococcus strain, which help in the growth of Haemophillus sp.
• Production of different poultry vaccines, different tests in Quality Control.
• Clinical trials on different poultry vaccines (study of safety & efficacy).
• Involve in different marketing activities of poultry vaccines.

Mr. Shashank Joshi

Mr. Shashank Joshi

GM Operations
M/s. B G Chitale, Chitale Dairy, CBM Ranje Unit, Pune

Permanent Address: - A/4, Dhavalgiri Park, Natraj Society, Karve Nagar, Pune-411052 India
Mob: +919167670832;
Email: shankbhopal@yahoo.com
Land Line – Pune 02025442070
A result-driven professional with more than 25 years of insightful experience of Techno
commercial operations in Food Processing ,Quality system certifications and Implementation,
and Environmental compliances
A Multitasking person having thorough hand on experience in food processing in Following areas
1) Fruits and beverages, Fruit pulping and processing
2) Frozen Vegetable and Meat products and vertical integration
3) Fresh Vegetable Processing and vertical integration
4) Culinary /Milk based baby nutrition / Chocolates processing
5) Food Processing contaminant and its prevention
6) Food Nutrition / Good and Healthy food concept implementation
7) Implementation of Environment and Occupational Health and safety systems.
8) Operations management of Sweets and Snacks and Dairy based desserts
Key Certifications
1. Food safety Standards certifications FSSC 22000 implementation and BRC
2. ISO 14000 Lead auditor and experience in Commissioning /erection/operation of Effluent
treatment plant
3. Occupational Health and safety OHSAS implementation
4. FoSTac trainer for Advanced Manufacturing and NLRP for Storage and handling approved
as per FSSAI.
Key Publications
1. Article on HFSS -High Fat Sucrose Salt containing products and myth about their negative
impact on health published in AFSTI Newsletter and Linkedin

Dr. Ng. Joykumar Singh

Dr. Ng. Joykumar Singh

Directorate of Research
Central Agricultural University, Imphal

Dr. Ng. Joykumar Singh is working as Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) in Process and Food Engineering, at Department of Agricultural Engineering, Central Agricultural University, Imphal. His broad research areas are design and development of small/medium food processing machines which are eco-friendly and drudgery free, value addition of fruits and vegetables. He has achieved many Awards &Honours. He has published many international books along with about 25 International and National publications in the Journals and book chapters. Many national and international conferences papers were also published by him.

Dr. Manashi Das Purkayastha

Dr. Manashi Das Purkayastha

Assistant Professor
Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India

Dr. Manashi Das Purkayastha

Assistant Professor

Food Science & Technology Programme

Department of Horticulture
Assam Agricultural University

Jorhat, Assam, India- 785013

Life member


Serving as an Assistant Professor (in academic) since last 6 years.

14 (research articles) and 2 (book chapters)

Food Processing, Protein Chemistry, and product development

  • Awarded ICAR-World Bank funded NAHEP fellowship for undertaking training at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Recipient of DST-INSPIRE Fellowship (both JRF and SRF) for securing 1st class – First (Gold medallist) in M.Sc. programme (Food Science & Technology), Tezpur University (A Central University)
  • Recipient of Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank holder (2008-2010), UGC (Delhi) for securing 1st class – First (Gold medalist) in B.Sc. (Zoology-Major), Gauhati University, Assam, India.
  • Awarded Prof. Buta Ram Memorial Award by Zoological Society of Assam (ZSA), for securing 1st class – First position in B.Sc. (Zoology-Major).

Dr. Y. Rajashekar

Dr. Y. Rajashekar

IBSD, Imphal

Dr. Y. Rajashekar, Scientist-D

Animal Bioresources Programme,

Institute of Bioresources and

Sustainable Development, Dept of Biotechnology, Govt. of India,

Takyelpat, Imphal, Manipur, India-795001

E-mail: rajacftri@yahoo.co.in; yrajashekar.ibsd@nic.in

Member to AFSTI (2007-2010)




 15 years’ experience in R & D


Experts in Stored Product Entomology, Biofumigation/Biopesticides, Chemical Ecology, Toxicology

The research interests on pest management from natural origin. Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, has been ranked 6th among the 25 biodiversity hotspots of the world. Biodiversity conservation events focus mostly on plant and animals, but a mind-boggling scale of insect pest control from botanicals is yet to be uncovered and exploited for human welfare. In North Eastern states of India, few studies are initiated for screening of bioactive molecules from plant diversity. However, insect pest control from natural origin is neglected. The ethnic people of North Eastern states of India practiced plants derived products as grain protectants or mosquito repellents or antifeedants etc... These traditional practice for pest management is major tool for explore natural sources for discovering new insecticides in order to address the problem of environmental and human health hazards and, to combat the evolution of insect resistance. In view of the priority for non-synthetic chemicals (Biopesticides) from plant origin, novel bioactive molecule will be isolated, characterized and evaluated, that could lead to the development of a new, eco-friendly, biodegradable safer bio-insecticide for insect pest control (grain protection against storage insect pest infestation or natural repellents against insect vectors or antifeedants against crop pests). In view of the above importance, the present research records on the basis of the traditional indigenous knowledge of the several ethnic people regarding the utilization of bioresources as insecticides.

  • Received Eminent  Young Scientist Award of the year 2017 from International Foundation For Environment and Ecology
  • Received for Prof. T. S. Sadasivan Memorial NABS- Best Research Paper Award  2016 from National Academy of Biological Sciences
  • Received for Young Scientist Award of the year 2015 from International Foundation For Environment and Ecology
  • FSAB and SAB Young Investigator 2012 from Society of Applied Biotechnology 2012
  • Awarded Postdoctoral Research Associate by Department of Biotechnology (IISc-DBT) 2011
  • SBC Best poster award for best poster paper presented at 76th Annual meeting of the Society of Biological Chemists (India) (SBCI), 25th-28th Nov 2007, Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati, India.
  • SBC Best oral award for best oral paper presented at 77th Annual meeting of the Society of Biological Chemists (India) (SBCI), 18th-20th, Dec 2008. IIT Madras, Chennai, India.
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India for Ph.D. in the department of Food Protectants and Infestation Control, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), CSIR, Mysore, Karnataka, India.
  • Dr. Kameshwar Rao award for best poster paper presented at 7th Applied Zoological Reasearch Association conference, 14th- 16th Feb 2005, Orissa Agriculture University, Bhubaneshwar, India.