Area of Interest: Industrial waste management, Secondary metabolites and Neutraceuticals and Animal nutrition.
Research Publications: 7 International and 2 National
Prof. Amar Shankar has two years of experience in teaching for UG and PG courses. He has research experience of more than four years in the field of Biotechnology. He is a Life member of professional bodies like AMST (executive committee member) ISTE and IAENG. He has presented papers in National and International conferences and published seven papers in reputed International Journals. His research interest is focused towards, Industrial Waste management, Secondary metabolites and Nutraceuticals and Animal nutrition. He has published 7 International and 2 National research papers.
Area of Interest: production of Bio-based products in the framework of an integrated food waste and other solid waste (eg. Rice bran) through anaerobic digestion, applied microbiology, and metabolic engineering
Research Publications: 16 International and National
Dr. Debkumar has worked as an Assistant Professor at Chandigarh University in the year 2014. While working there he went on to pursue his Post-doctoral research at the Hong Kong Baptist University of Hong Kong on solid waste management as a senior research assistant (2015-2016). After coming back from Hong Kong he joined BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus as a research assistant to work on a project related to solid waste management.
His main research domain includes Applied Microbiology and Solid Waste management specifically focusing on the production of Bio-based products in the framework of an integrated food waste and other solid waste (eg. Rice bran) through anaerobic digestion, applied microbiology, and metabolic engineering. Dr. Debkumar has authored about sixteen research articles (total impact 22.05), one chapter for books and one submitted proposal (DST). Dr. Debkumar is the recipient of SERB-(N-PDF) 2017, best poster award (International Conference, Hong Kong), GATE-2012 (Life Science), and UGC-BSR (JRF /SRF 2010-2014) in his credit. Dr. Debkumar is a regular reviewer for the International Journals - Environmental Technology, Taylor, and Francis.
Dr.Sutariya Harinkumar has done B. Tech (Dairy Technology) from S.M.C. College of Dairy Science, Anand, Gujarat in 2011. M. Tech. (Dairy Technology) from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana in 2013. Ph. D. (Dairy Technology) from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana in 2017. He has worked on ‘Utilization of lemongrass in yogurt and lassi’ during his Master’s program. He has worked on ‘Characterization, Process Optimization and Shelf Life Evaluation of Thirattupal – A Heat Desiccated Dairy Product of Tamil Nadu’ during his research work in the Ph.D. program. His research interest in the development of dairy and food products with the aim of extension of its shelf life. He has published 7 National and International papers in reputed journals and presented several papers at international and national conferences. Dr. Harinkumar is the recipient of ICAR-Institute Fellowship (2011-13) and UGC-RGN Fellowship (2014-2017).
Prof. Chandini R C has over 8 months of experience in MNC and research experience. She has published 3 research papers. Her research interests include the development of innovative food processing concept, dairy technology, food safety and quality control, development of novel healthy herbal drinks and their sensory evaluation and enzyme fermentation.
During her M.Tech. She had worked on enzymatic dehusking of grains, where she found the total dehusking efficiency increased by 4-5% upon application of enzymes. Besides research, she is actively involved in the teaching of M. Tech. (Food Technology) courses.
Area of Interest: Development of innovative food processing concept, food safety and quality control.
Prof.Harshitha did M.Tech (Food Safety and Quality Assurance) from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal in 2017 and B.Tech (Food Science and Technology) from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore in 2015.
She had undergone internship at Defence Food Research Laboratory, Mysore and worked on the topic “Effect of hurdles on the microbial quality of tofu in refrigerated storage” during her graduation. She had worked on topic “Screening of pesticides in dairy foods using strip based sensor and its validation by GC-MS/MS” during her post-graduation. She is the recipient of ICAR-JRF scholarship (2015-17) and University Merit scholarship (2011-2015). Her research interests include Food Microbiology, Development of a new product, Food Safety and Quality Control, Sanitation and waste management in food industries.
Dr. Ranasalva N is currently working as a Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, Jain University, Bangalore.
She has done her B. E (Food Processing and Preservation Technology) from Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore 2009. M. Tech. (Food and Agricultural Process Engineering) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore in 2011. Ph. D. (Agricultural Processing and Food Engineering) from Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur in 2017. She worked on ‘Studies of Development of Probiotic Products from Fermentation of Pearl Millet’ in her master’s program. She worked on ‘Development of Vacuum Frying System for the Production of (Nendran) Banana Chips’ during her research work in the Ph.D. program. She bagged the best paper and best poster in a national symposium for her Ph.D findings. Her research resulted in a production of ripened banana chips with 90% reduction in acrylamide content, increase the reuse of oil without losing its properties up to 60 times of frying. Her research interest in the development of food products and develop innovative technologies to reduce the post-harvest loss of food grains. She has published several National and International papers in reputed journals and presented several papers at international and national conferences.
Dr. Ranasalva is the recipient of the state-plan project under Centre of Excellence in Post-Harvest Technology SRF Fellowship (2014-2017). She worked as Senior Research Fellow in Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thanjavur in 2011-2012 where she worked on ‘Thermal Disinfestations of Pulse Beetle on Redgram’. During 2013-2014 she served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Engineering and she also guided the research studies on production of GABA rice and value addition of nutmeg rind through osmotic dehydration. She worked as Research Associate in the Centre of Excellence in Post-Harvest Technology, Agri-Business Incubator, Department of Food and Agricultural Process Engineering, Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Kerala Agricultural University in 2014-17. Her research contribution during the period was microencapsulation of whey melon, banana pseudostem, and garcinia.