Department of Food Science & Technology
Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry - Solan

 


Arjun Chauhan
Senior research Fellow

PHONE: +91-98055 77826
E-MAIL: arjunsrf@rediffmail.com 
ady_chauhan_shimla@yahoo.co.in

Fellowship/ merit/ awards       :      stipend (UHF, Nauni m.sc)
                                                    Merit certificate (12th class HP school education board)

Academic qualifications: 

Examination passed

University

Year of passing

Division/ %  of marks

Subject

B.sc.

Himachal Pradesh University

2008

First

Botany, zoology, chemistry, environmental sciences, hindi, english

M.sc.

UHF, Nauni

2011

First

Major: biotechnology

Minor: microbiology & genetics

 Title of research project/ thesis:

 M.Sc. THESIS: EFFECT OF ANTIBIOTICS ON SHOOT REGENERATION AND SUPPRESSION OF Agrobacterium OVERGROWTH IN APPLE ROOTSTOCK MM 111

 RESEARCH PROJECT: Refinement of technology for production of lactic acid fermented products, as a postharvest reduction tool.

AREA OF INTEREST: Research Aptitude With Special Emphasis On Genetic Transformation Studies And Fermentation Technology

WORK EXPERIENCE:

1.      5 months working experience as an apple tissue culturist at kalashan nursery farm.

2.      7 months working experience in the above said project.

 RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

1.      Joshi V K, Sharma Somesh, Chauhan Arjun and Thakur N S. 2011. Preparation and evaluation of instant chutney mix from lactic acid fermented vegetables. Int. J. Food Fermentation Tech. ND Pub. India.(Accepted and Under review)



Kanika Issar
Sr. Research Associate
Phone +91-9418558414
E-Mail : kanika.phd@gmail.com

FELLOWSHIP/ MERIT/ AWARDS            :           Merit Scholarship during 2006-09

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:              

EXAMINATION PASSED

UNIVERSITY

YEAR OF PASSING

DIVISION/ %  OF MARKS

SUBJECT

B.Sc.

HNB Garhwal university, Srinagar, Garhwal

2004

60%

Basic sciences

M.Sc.

G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar

2006

76.82%

Horticulture

Ph. D.

Dr Y S Parmar UHF, Nauni, Solan

Pursuing

74.02%

Major: Post harvest technology

Minor: Biochemistry

           Microbiology

 TITLE OF RESEARCH PROJECT/ THESIS:

Ph.D. THESIS: Studies on Extraction and characterisation of dietary fibre from apple pomace and its utilisation for preparation of fibre enriched products

RESEARCH PROJECT: Development of Post harvest equipments and refinement of technology for extraction and value addition of wild apricot oil for commercial adoption

 AREA OF INTEREST: Waste utilization and processing

 WORK EXPERIENCE:

1)      Graduate Research Assistant w.e.f. 2004-06 on the project entitled “ Rejuvenation of senile apple orchards (ICAR, Minimission, I)”

2)      Senior Research Fellow w.e.f 2010- till date under NOVOD project

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

1.      Issar K, Sharma S K and Nautiyal M C 2010. Effect of waxing on shelf life and quality of apple. Ind. J. Hort. 67: 488-491.

2.      Issar K, Nautiyal M C, Sharma S K and Bisht T S 2011. Effect of chemicals, GA treatment and packaging on shelf life and quality of apple. J. of Hill Agric. 2(1): 63-73.

 ABSTRACTS

1.      Issar K, Sharma S K and Nautiyal M C 2011. To optimise wax concentration for extending shelf life of apple fruits. New Horizons in Bio-processing of Foods. p: 18. February 2011

2.      Issar K, Sharma S K and Nautiyal M C 2011. Optimisation of wax concentration for extending shelf life of apples. National Symposium on Technological Interventions for Sustainable Agriculture. p: 297



Nidhi Jindal
Sr Research Fellow

Phone +91-9816290152
E-Mail : ndi.jindal@gmail.com

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:               MSc Biotechnology

 

Examination passed

University

Year of passing

Division/ %  of marks

Subject

B.sc.

Himachal pradesh university

2008

First

Biotechnology

M.sc.

Uhf, nauni

2011

First

Major: biotechnology

Minor: floriculture& genetics

 TITLE OF RESEARCH PROJECT/ THESIS:

 M.Sc. THESIS: In vitro selection of chrysanthemum(Dendranthema grandiflora) against the culture filtrate of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. chrysanthemi.

 RESEARCH PROJECT: Standarization of drying technology of wild pomegranate for the sustainable livelihood of the weaker sections of Himachal Pradesh.

 AREA OF INTEREST: research aptitude with special emphasis on genetic transformation studies .

 Work experience: 1.      one year working experience in the above said project.


                                                  


Rohit Bisht
Ph. D. - Scholar

Phone +91-9882103653
E-Mail : rohit_horti@rediffmail.com

FELLOWSHIP/ MERIT/ AWARDS            :           University Merit Scholarship - Ph.D

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: 

Examination passed

University

Year of passing

Division/ %  of marks

Subject

B.Sc.

Kumaon University, Nainital  (Uttrakhand)

2005

FIRST

Science

M.Sc.

GBPUA&T,Pantnagar (Uttrakhand)

 

2007

FIRST

Horticulture

Specialization: Postharvest Technology

Ph.D.

Dr YS PARMAR, UHF, NAUNI

pursuing

 

MAJOR: Postharvest Technology

MINOR: Plant Pathology &          Biochemistry

 TITLE OF RESEARCH PROJECT/ THESIS:

M.Sc. THESIS: Studies on the Multiplication and Utilisation of Seabuckthorn (Hippophae salicifolia D. Don.)”

Ph.D. THESIS: Effect of harvest maturity and pre- and post-harvest treatments on storage quality of Mango (Mangifera indica) for submontane areas of Himachal Pradesh

RESEARCH PROJECT:

1.      “Efficacy of 1-MethylCycloPropane on apples”.

2.      “Selection, Multiplication and utilization of Seabuckthorn funded by Horticulture Technology Mini mission-I at GBPUAT, Hill campus, Ranichauri,Tehri garhwal, (Uttrakhand)”.

AREA OF INTEREST:

Postharvest management and processing of fruits and vegetables.

Quality evaluation of Fresh and Processed fruits and vegetables

WORK EXPERIENCE: 1.      One year work experience in different projects. 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

 Journals:

Bisht Rohit, Sharma S K and Yadav V K 2008. Effect of pre-sowing seed treatments on germination and plant growth characteristics of Seabuckthorn (Hippophae salicifolia D. Don.). Asian J.  Hortl. Sci. 3(1):10-14.

 

Bisht Rohit, Sharma S K and Yadav V K 2008. Studies on preparation and storage evaluation of Seabuckthorn (Hippophae salicifolia D. Don.) ready to serve beverage. Asian J.  Hortl. Sci..3(1):117-121.

 

Bisht Rohit, Sharma S K and Yadav V K 2008. Studies on preparation and evaluation of Seabuckthorn (Hippophae salicifolia D. Don.) squash. J. Hill Research.21(1):8-12.

  Book Chapters:

Yadav V K, Sharma SK,  Shah V K, Rao V K and Bisht Rohit 2008. Seabuckthorn in Uttrakhand In: Seabuckthorn Hippophae (eds. Sanjai k. Dwivedi, T. Parimelazhagan, Shashi Bala singh Z.Ahmad) Satish Serial Publishing House, New Delhi(India).

Popular Articles:

 Yadav  V K, Nautiyal  MC, Sharma  S K and Bisht Rohit 2007. Uuche  Himalaya Chetra Ka Kalpvriksha Seabuckthorn (amesh). Pahari khetibari, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, Hill campus Ranichauri Uttrakhand (in Hindi).

 Thakur KS and Bisht Rohit 2010. Aaam ke Phalo ka Turai Uparant Prabandahan. Udayanaki and Vaniki. Directorate of extension education.Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry , Nauni, Solan H.P.(in Hindi).



Vigya Mishra
Ph.D. Student (SRF)

Phone 9625-989814
Email: vigya_horticulture@rediffmail.com

Fellowships/ merits/awards: 

  1. Received University Merit Scholarship during Ph. D. Programme

  2. Receiving Senior Research Fellowship of Department of Science and Tecnology

2.      Academic qualifications:

Examination Passed

University

Year of Passing

Division/% of Marks

Subject

B.Sc.

D. D. U. Gorakhpur University

2005

63.94%

Biotechnology

M.Sc.

B. B. A. University, Lucknow

2008

85.23

Horticulture

Ph.D.

Dr. Y.S. Parmar UHF, Nauni, Solan

Persuing

--

Major: Postharvest Technology

Minor: Biochemistry

Microbiology

 Title of thesis: Seasonal fruit and vegetable juice blends with high antioxidant potential

Title of Project research: Standardization and commercialization of value-added products from white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus)

Area of interest-                      Waste utilization, Functional Foods

Work experience-                    Working as SRF from 10-09-11 till the date

Research publications-   

Reasearch papers

D H Dwivedi , V Mishra, N Singh and S K Dwivedi (2010). Genetic Variability Studies in Barhal (Artocarpus lakoocha Roxb.) in central Uttar Pradesh). Acta Horticulturae. (Accepted).

          Abstracts

            1. Vigya Mishra, Deepa H. Dwivedi and Shailendra K. Dwivedi (2008). Ethnobotanic uses of Barhal (Artocarpus lakoocha Roxb.). In: National seminar on “Sustainable Horticultural Research in India: Perspective, Priorities and Preparedness” 14-15 April, 2008. Souvenir:105.

              2.   Shirish K. Gautam, Vigya Mishra and Deepa H. Dwivedi (2008). Effect of wax coating, mustard emulsion and benzyl adenine for prolonging the shelf life of Guava (Psidium guajava Linn.). In: National Symposium on Technological Innovations for Resourse Starved Farmers in Global Perspective, Kanpur, 28-30 April, 2008. pp. 161

              3. Deepa H Dwivedi, Shailendra K Dwivedi, and Vigya Mishra (2008). Studies on preparation and  preservation of  beverages from mulberry ( Morus nigra Linn.). In: Abstracts of third “Indian Horticulture Congress”, Nov.6-9, 2008, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, pp-379.

             4. Deepa H Dwivedi, Vigya Mishra, RB Ram, Shailendra K Dwivedi and Rubee Lata (2008). Ethnobotanic and variability studies in barhal (Artocarpus lakoocha Roxb.) In: Abstracts of third “Indian Horticulture Congress”, Nov.6-9, 2008, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, pp-101-102.

           5. Shailendra K. Dwivedi and Vigya Mishra (2010). Bacteriophages: An emerging food additive. In:Souvenir and Abstracts of “Symposium on Microbial Diversiy and Metabolites”. March, 26-27, 2010, Chandigarh, India. pp.26

           6. Shailendra K. Dwivedi and Vigya Mishra (2010). Sauerkraut: A fermented cabbage product. In:Souvenir and Abstracts of “Symposium on Microbial Diversiy and Metabolites”. March, 26-27, 2010, Chandigarh, India. pp.26

            7. Vigya Mishra, Deepa H Dwivedi and Shailendra K Dwivedi (2010). Genetic variability studies in barhal (Artocarpus lakoocha Roxb.) in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. In: Souvenir of National Seminar on “Precision Farming in Horticulture” organized by Department of Fruit Science, College of Horticulture and Forestry, MPUAT, Jhalawar, Rajsthan.281.


 


Surabhi Sharma
PhD Scholar

Phone 91-9418084599
E-MAIL: surbhisml@gmail.com

FELLOWSHIP/ MERIT/ AWARDS            :           DST-INSPIRE Fellowship

 ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Examination passed

University

Year of passing

Division/ %  of marks

Subject

B.Sc. Horticulture

Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan

2005

FIRST/73.2%

Horticulture : Elective : Post Harvest Technology

M.Sc. Horticulture

(Post Harvest Technology)

Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan

2007

FIRST/80.8%

MAJOR: Post Harvest Technology

MINOR: Microbiology & Biochemistry

 PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION:

Lead Auditor

·   Food Safety Management Systems (ISO 22000) organized by TÜV SÜD South Asia, New

      Delhi-20 from December 10-14, 2007.

·   Food Safety Management Systems (ISO 22000) organized by BSI, New Delhi-May 2008

·   Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001) By BSI, New Delhi, Sept 08 – Jan 09

 Certificate in food safety

 

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) - 75%

 

 Title of research project/ thesis:

 Ph.D. THESIS: Standardization of processing techniques for honey and honey based food products

 M.Sc. THESIS: Protocol for the development of Kiwi-Apple Concentrate

 WORK EXPERIENCE:

1.      10 months as Scientific Officer in Biomantra: e-learning quest Pvt Ltd

2.      1 Yr 2 Months as Research Associate in Amity University, Noida, U.P.

 RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

 

a.       Vaidya Devina. Anil Gupta, P C Sharma, K S Thakur and Surabhi Sharma (2010)  Optimization of Pre-treatments for packaging and storage of White button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) . Indian Journal of Mushrooms.  28(1, 2):48-57.

 

b.      Gaur Shreshtha, Devina Vaidya, Surabhi Sharma and Manoj Vaidya (2010). Development of value added products from White button Mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus). Indian Journal of Mushrooms.  28(1,2):34-47.

 

c.       Vaidya Devina, Manoj Vaidya, Surbhi Sharma and Ghanshyam (2009)  Enzymatic treatment for juice extraction and preparation and preliminary evaluation of Kiwi fruit wine.  Natural Products Radiance.  Vol. 8(4) : 380-385.

 

d.      Vaidya Devina, Manoranjan Kalia, Manoj Vaidya and Surbhi Sharma (2008).  Kiwi fruit processing : Boon to Indian Processing Industry. Beverage and Food World. 35(3) : 59-62.

 

e.       Lakhanpal Pooja, Anil Gupta, Surabhi Sharma and Devina Vaidya  (2011) Analytical Instrument : application for quality control in food industry. Beverage and Food World. 38(3) 24-29

  

a.      Book Chapter

Food Processing and Preservation ( Fruit, Milk Meat and Cereals)  (2010) AK Bakshi, VK Joshi, Devina Vaidya and Savita Sharma eds. Jagiminder Book Agency, New Delhi (In press). Kiwi Fruit: A diversify fruit crop for processing : An Overview- Devina Vaidya, Manoranjan Kalia, Manoj Vaidya & Surbhi Sharma                                                                                         




Ghan Shyam
Ph.D. Scholar
Phone +91-97360 80469
E-MAIL: ghanshyamabrol@gmail.com

www.sonusometime.blogspot.com
www.himachalgk.blogspot.com

FELLOWSHIP/ MERIT/ AWARDS            :  University merit scholarship - m.sc.

Stipend ( Ph.D.)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: 

EXAMINATION PASSED

UNIVERSITY

YEAR OF PASSING

DIVISION/ %  OF MARKS

SUBJECT

B.Sc.

Dr YS PARMAR, UHF, NAUNI

2007

FIRST

Major: Horticulture

Minor: Pomology

M.Sc.

Dr YS PARMAR, UHF, NAUNI

2009

FIRST

Major: Postharvest technology

Minor: Microbiology &          Biochemistry

Ph.D.

Dr YS PARMAR, UHF, NAUNI

persuing

 

Major: Postharvest technology

Minor: Plant pathology &          biochemistry

 TITLE OF RESEARCH PROJECT/ THESIS:

 M.sc. Thesis:  “Preparation and evaluation of wild apricot mead and vermouth”

Ph.d. Thesis: “Postharvest handling and storage of nectarine (prunus persica var. Nucipersica schneid.)”

 RESEARCH PROJECT: Utilization of Seabuckthorn Fruit - NAEB

 AREA OF INTEREST:

 Development of Maturity Standards For Cultivation Of Nectarine Fruit For Himachal Pradesh (Postharvest Physiology)

 WORK EXPERIENCE:

2 months work experience under NAEB project.

 RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

Research papers:

1.      Sharma Somesh, Joshi VK and Abrol Ghan Shyam. 2009. An overview on Strawberry [Fragaria × ananassa (Weston) Duchesne ex Rozier] wine production technology, composition, maturation and quality evaluation. Natural Product Radiance, 8(4): 356-365.

2.      Vaidya D, Vaidya M, Sharma S and Abrol Ghan Shyam. 2009. Enzymatic treatment for juice extraction and preparation and preliminary evaluation of Kiwifruit wine. Natural Product Radiance, 8(4): 380-385.

3.      Joshi VK, Sharma Rakesh, Abrol Ghan Shyam and Sharma Radha. 2011. Screening of plum cultivars for preparation of ready-to-serve beverages. Bio-processing of foods,107-113.

4.      Joshi VK, Sharma S, Sharma R and Abrol Ghan Shyam. 2011.  Effect of dilution and  de-acidification on physico-chemical and sensory quality of seabuckthorn wine. Journal of Hill Agriculture, 2(1): 47-53.

5.      Joshi VK, Abrol Ghan Shyam and Thakur NS. 2011. Wild Apricot vermouth: Effect of sugar, alcohol content and spices level on the physico-chemical and sensory quality. Indian Food Packer(Submitted).

6.      Abrol Ghan Shyam and Joshi VK. 2011. Effect of Different Initial TSS level on Physico-chemical and Sensory Quality of Wild Apricot Mead. International journal of food and fermentation technology(Submitted).

Book chapters:

1.      Joshi VK, Attri Devender, Singh Tuhin Kumar and Abrol Ghan Shyam. 2011. Fruit wines: Production Technology. In: Handbook of Enology.Vol III   Ed.V.K.Joshi. : Asia Tech Publishers, INC. New Delhi. pp 1177-1221.

2.      Panesar PS, Joshi VK, Panesar R, and Abrol Ghan Shyam. 2011. Vermouth: Technology of Production and Quality Characteristics. Advances in Food and Nutrition Research, Volume 63.  Elsevier Inc. ISSN 1043-4526

3.      Joshi VK and Abrol Ghan Shyam. 2011. Present Scenario & Future strategies for Postharvest management techniques in temperate fruits. In: Food Processing and Preservation.  Jagmander Book Agency, New Delhi.

4.      Joshi VK, Vaidya Devina, Sharma Somesh, Abrol Ghan Shyam and Dwivedi S.K. 2011. Role, contribution and scope of wines. In: Food Processing and Preservation. Jagmander Book Agency, New Delhi.

 



Pooja Lakhanpal
Ph. D. Scholar

Phone +9129473047
E-MAIL: pooja_amigo@yahoo.com

FELLOWSHIP/ MERIT/ AWARDS            :   University Merit Scholarship - M.Sc.

                                                                         DST INSPIRE Fellowship- Ph.D.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

EXAMINATION PASSED

UNIVERSITY

YEAR OF PASSING

DIVISION/ %  OF MARKS

SUBJECT

B.Sc.

Dr YS PARMAR, UHF, NAUNI

2008

FIRST/ 6.66

MAJOR: HORTICULTURE

MINOR: POSTHARVEST TECHNOLOGY

M.Sc.

Dr YS PARMAR, UHF, NAUNI

2010

FIRST/7.43

MAJOR: POSTHARVEST TECHNOLOGY

MINOR: MICROBIOLOGY &          BIOCHEMISTRY

Ph.D.

Dr YS PARMAR, UHF, NAUNI

Pursuing

 

MAJOR: FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

MINOR: FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY & PLANT PATHOLOGY

 TITLE OF RESEARCH PROJECT/ THESIS:

 M.Sc. THESIS:  “DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF HONEY ENRICHED FRUIT NECTARS”

Ph.D. THESIS: INVESTIGATIONS ON PATULIN IN APPLE AND APPLE PRODUCTS”

AREA OF INTEREST: FOOD PROCESSING

 ABSTRACT:

Lakhanpal P and Vaidya D. 2011. Development and Evaluation of Carotenoids Rich Honey Based Mango Nectar. New Horizons in Bio-processing of Foods. February 2011



Reena Chandel
Ph. D. Scholar
Phone +91-9625939314
E-MAIL: reenachandel@rediffmail.com

 

EXAINATION PASSED

UNIVERSITY

YEAR OF PASSING

DIVISION/ %  OF MARKS

SUBJECT

Diploma

Sant Longowal Institute of Engg. & Tech.

2001

67.40%

Food Technology

B.Tech.

Punjab Technical University

2004

68.00%

Food Technology

M.Tech.

Punjab Agricultural University

2007

68.00%

Processing & Food Engineering

Ph. D.

Dr Y S Parmar UHF, Nauni, Solan

Pursuing

70.12%

Major: Food technology

Minor: Environment Science

 TITLE OF RESEARCH PROJECT/ THESIS:

Ph.D. Thesis: Estimation of calcium carbide residues in mango and optimization of method for safe ripening of mango.

M.Tech. Thesis: Transpiration coefficient of mushroom in controlled atmosphere.

B.Tech. Research Project: Preparation of kinnow wine.

Diploma Project: Design of cool grinder, Standardization of sugar cane juice

 AREA OF INTEREST: Processing & food engineering, Fruit & vegetable technology


 


Vikas Kumar
Ph. D. Scholar

Phone +91-9817053296
E-MAIL: vkchopra786@gmail.com

FELLOWSHIP/ MERIT/ AWARDS         :           SCHOLARSHIP (UHF, NAUNI Ph. D.)

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

EXAMINATION PASSED

UNIVERSITY

YEAR OF PASSING

DIVISION/ %  OF MARKS

SUBJECT

B.sc.

Uhf, nauni

2008

First

Horticulture

M.sc.

Andhra Pradesh Horticultural university

2010

First

General horticulture (post harvest technology)

Ph. D.

UHF, Nauni

Persuing

Food science and technology

 TITLE OF RESEARCH PROJECT/ THESIS:

 M.Sc. THESIS: Studies on fermentation of custard apple pulp with saccharomyces cerevisiae var. Ellipsoideus at different dilutions for wine preparation

 Ph. D. THESIS: Preparation and evaluation of tea cider.

 AREA OF INTEREST: Fermentation Technology With Respect To Fruit Wines And Associated Fields

 WORK EXPERIENCE:

NIL

 RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

1.      Joshi V K and Kumar Vikas. 2011. Importance, Nutritive Value, Role, Present Status and Future Strategies in Fruit Wines in India. Bio-processing of foods. 39-62.

2.      Kumar V, Veerana P G, Babu J D and Reddy R S. 2011. Preparation and evaluation of Custard apple wine: Effect of dilutions on physico-chemical and sensory quality characteristics. Abstract (BQS-15) In: National Conference on New Horizon in Bio-Processing of Foods (NHBF-2011), pp 51.

3.      Joshi V K, Sharma Rakesh and Kumar Vikas. 2011. Antimicrobial activities of essential oils. International Journal of Food and Fermentation. (Accepted and under review).



Vinay Chandel
Ph. D. Scholar
Phone 9459786610
E-Mail: vinay85chandel@gmail.com

Fellowship /Merit/Awards:   M.Sc Merit Scholarshi

Academic  Qualification

Phone : 9459786610

E-Mail: vinay85chandel@gmail.com

Examination Passed

University

Year of passing

Division/% age of marks

Subjects

B.Sc.

Dr. Y S Parmar U.H.F Nauni. Solan(HP)

2009

6.96

Elective: Vegetable

M.Sc.

Dr. Y S Parmar U.H.F Nauni. Solan(HP)

2011

          7.28

Major : Post Harvest Technology

Minor : Biochemistry

             :Microbiology

Ph.D.

Dr. Y S Parmar U.H.F Nauni. Solan(HP)

pursuing

 

Major : Food Science and Technology

Minor: Food Science and Technology

 



Zuberi Mohamed Bira
Principal Agricultural Research Officer (I)
Ph.D. Student
Phone 9459869157
E-Mail: zmbira@yahoo.co.uk

Fellowship/Merit/Awards: 1.Development Cooperation Ireland Fellowship

                                                  (For MSc. Studies) 2006-2006, Ireland

                                               2. African Union Scholarship,

                                                   (For Ph.D Studies) 2011-2014 India

                                               3. P.I CIMMYT Project, Tanzania (2001-2003)

                                               4. P.I Natural Resources International Proj(2009)

                                               5. P.I International Development Funded Project                                                          Tanzania (2000-2003)

Academic  Qualification

 

Examination Passed

University

Year of passing

Division/% age of marks

Subjects

Dip.

Livestock Training Institute. Tanzania

1990

Pass

Animal Health

B.Sc.

Sokoine University of Agriculture TANZANIA

1998

64

Food Science and Technology

M.Sc.

National Universities of Ireland: University College Cork. IRELAND

    2006

61

Major : Food Science and Technology

Minor : Food Technology

Ph.D.

Dr. Y S Parmar U.H.F Nauni. Solan (HP)

Pursuing

 

 

Major : Food Science and Technology

Minor : Food Science and Technology 

Title of Thesis

 

Area of interest

Postharvest Physiology and Technology

Work Experience

2010 to date: Principal Agricultural Research Officer (I)

2006-2009: Principal Agricultural Research Officer (II)

2002-2006: Agricultural Research Officer (I)

2000-2002: Agricultural Research Officer (III)

1990-1999: Livestock Field Officer

Research Publications

 Mohapatra, D., Bira, Z.M., Kerry.J., Frias, J.M., and Oliveira, F.A.R.P. Pobabilistic Shelf life Assessment of White Button Mushrooms through Sensorial Properties Analysis.  LWT-Food Science and Technology Volume 44 issue 6 (2011) pages 1443-1448. Elservier Ltd

 Mohapatra, D., Bira, Z.M., Kerry.J., Frias, J.M., and Oliveira, F.A.R.P. Postharvest Hardness and Color Evolution of White Button Mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus). Journal of Food Science Vol.75,Nr.3,2010

 Mohapatra, D., Frias, J.M., Oliveira, F.A.R., Bira, Z.M., Kerry.J. Development and validation of a model to predict enzymatic activity during storage of cultivated mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus spp.). Journal of Food Engineering 86 (2008) 39-48. Elsevier Ltd

 Bira, Z.M. and Mrosso, F.P. 2003. Evaluation of the use of Botanicals as Traditional Protectants of Stored Maize Grains. The case of Neem Plant and Ashes from Rice trashes and Sesame plant in the Control of the Large Grain Borer (Prostephanus truncatus). Final Report. ECAMAW/CIMMYT.


 


Shivani
Ph. D. Scholar
Phone +918988029421
E-MAIL: shivani850@gmail.com

FELLOWSHIP/ MERIT/ AWARDS     :    University Merit Scholarship - B.Sc, MSc.

                                                                     ICAR JRF AWARD IN 2008

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

EXAMINATION PASSED

UNIVERSITY

YEAR OF PASSING

DIVISION/ %  OF MARKS

SUBJECT

B.sc.

CSKHPKV, palampur

2008

First/ 8.18

Major: Home science

Minor: Postharvest Technology

M.sc.

CSKHPKV, palampur

2010

First/7.58

Major: Food science and nutrition

Minor: Microbiology

Ph.d.

Dr Y S Parmar, UHF, Nauni

Pursuing

 

Major: food science and technology

Minor:

 TITLE OF RESEARCH PROJECT/ THESIS:

 M.Sc. THESIS:  “Preparation And Quality Evaluation Of Nectarine (Prunus Persica) Based Value Added Products”

Ph.D. THESIS:

AREA OF INTEREST: Food Processing



Himanshu Sharma
M. Sc. Student
Phone :+919418114221
E-mail: himanshusharma826@gmail.com

Academics qualifications

Examination Passed

University

Year of Passing

Division/% of marks

Subject

B.Sc.

Dr. Y. S. PARMAR U. H. F. NAUNI

2010

6.45/10

Biotechnology

M.Sc.

Dr. Y. S. PARMAR U. H. F. NAUNI

 

7.41/10

Food Technology

Food Science and Technology

Title of Research Project/Thesis  : Refinement of technology for extraction and utilization of apricot kernel oil and press cake

Area of Interest:  Food processing

Work  Experience: 30 days industrial training at HIMCU(Rajgarh) and HPMC(Jabli)



Sarita Devi
M. Sc. Student
                        

      EXAMINATION PASSED

UNIVERSITY

YEAR OF PASSING

DIVISION/ %  OF MARKS

SUBJECT

B.Sc.

Dr Y S Parmar UHF, Nauni, Solan

2010

64.5%

Horticulture

M.Sc.

Dr Y S Parmar UHF, Nauni, Solan

Pursuing

70.20%

Major: Food Science And Technology

Minor: FST(Group I)

           FST(Group II)

  TITLE OF RESEARCH PROJECT/ THESIS: M.Sc.THESIS: Refinement of technology for production of lactic acid fermented vegetable products.



Lucky Devi
M. Sc. Student
Phone : 91-9459426035
E-MAIL: negilucky786@gmail.com

 

EXAMINATION PASSED

UNIVERSITY

YEAR OF PASSING

DIVISION/ %  OF MARKS

SUBJECT

B.Sc.

Dr Y S Parmar UHF, Nauni, Solan

2009

60%

Horticulture

M.Sc.

Dr Y S Parmar UHF, Nauni, Solan

Pursuing

65%

Major: Food Science And Technology

Minor: FST(Group I)

           FST(Group II)

TITLE OF RESEARCH PROJECT/ THESIS: M.Sc.THESIS: Utilization of Wild Pear (Pyrus serotina) for product development.

 AREA OF INTEREST: Product Development and Utilization



Neeraj Kumar
M. Sc. Student
Phone +919882700206
E-mail: nirajwellay@gmail.com

Academics qualifications

Examination Passed

University

Year of Passing

Division/% of marks

Subject

B.Sc.

Dr. Y. S. PARMAR U. H. F. NAUNI

2010

64.63%

Biotechnology

M.Sc.

Dr. Y. S. PARMAR U. H. F. NAUNI

 

7.29/10

Food Technology

Food Science and Technology

Title of Research Project/Thesis  : Optimization of method for preparation of Osmo-Dried Plum (Prunus domestica)

Area of Interest:  Food processing

Work  Experience: 30 days industrial training at HIMCU(Rajgarh) and HPMC(Jabli) and 60 days industrial training at GSK(glaxo smith kline) Nabha.



Neha Singh
M. Sc. Student
Phone 91-9805121081
E-MAIL: nsnehasingh21@gmail.com

FELLOWSHIP/ MERIT/ AWARDS            :           SCHOLARSHIP (UHF, NAUNI M.Sc.)

 ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS    : 

EXAMINATION PASSED

UNIVERSITY

YEAR OF PASSING

DIVISION/ %  OF MARKS

SUBJECT

B.Sc.

CSKHPKV

2010

71.8 %

FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION (ELECTIVE)

 

M.Sc.

UHF, NAUNI

-

-

MAJOR: FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

MINOR: FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 TITLE OF RESEARCH PROJECT/ THESIS:

 M.Sc. THESIS:  OPTIMIZATION OF POST-HARVEST TREATMENTS TO EXTEND THE SHELF-LIFE OF WHITE BUTTON MUSHROOM (Agaricus bisporus)



Ashwani Kumar
M. Sc. Student
Phone 8894641688
E-Mail: ashwanichandel480@gmail.com

Academic  Qualification

Phone : 8894641688

E-Mail: ashwanichandel480@gmail.com

Examination Passed

University

Year of passing

Division/% age of marks

Subjects

B.Sc.

Guru Nank Dev University Amritsar

2011

First Division

76.5

B.F.S.T(honours)

M.Sc.

Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture And Forestry

pursuing

 

Major : Food Science and Technolgy

Minor : Food Science and Technology



Bavita Kumari
M. Sc. Student
Phone 9418367888
E-Mail: bavitasyal@gmail.com

Academic  Qualification

 

Examination Passed

University

Year of passing

Division/% age of marks

Subjects

B.Sc.

GNDU

2011

72%

Elective: FST

M.Sc.

Dr. Y S Parmar U.H.F Nauni. Solan(HP)

Pursuing

 

Major : food tech.

Minor :

 

Title of Thesis

Preparation of different processed food product of PUMPKIN

Area of interest

Food science and technology



Nilakshi Chauhan
M. Sc. Student
Phone 9805568077
E-Mail: neeti.chauhan@yahoo.com

Academic  Qualification

Phone 9805568077

E-Mail: neeti.chauhan@yahoo.com

Examination Passed

University

Year of passing

Division/% age of marks

Subjects

B.Sc.

CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidalaya Palampur(HP)

2009

69%

Elective: FST

M.Sc.

Dr. Y S Parmar U.H.F Nauni. Solan(HP)

Persuing

 

Major : food tech.

Minor :

 

Title of Thesis

Value added food product from MUSHROOM with the help of extruder

Area of interest

Food science and technology

 


Pradeep kumar
M. Sc. Student
Phone 9625221056
E-Mail: pradeep6751@gmail.com

Academic  Qualification

 

Examination Passed

University

Year of passing

Division/% age of marks

Subjects

B.Sc.

GNDU

2011

71%

Elective: FST

M.Sc.

Dr. Y S Parmar U.H.F Nauni. Solan(HP)

 

 

Major : food tech.

Minor :

 


Rajesh Kumar Sharma
M. Sc. Student
Phone 9459241217
E-mail: rksdvl@gmail.com

Academic  Qualification

Phone : 9459241217

E-mail: rksdvl@gmail.com

Examination Passed

University

Year of passing

Division/% age of marks

Subjects

B.Sc.

Dr. Y. S. Parmar U.H.F, Nauni. Solan (HP)

2011

70.3%

Elective: FST

M.Sc.

Dr. Y. S. Parmar U.H.F, Nauni. Solan (HP)

Pursuing

 

Major: Food Science & Technology

Minor:

 

Title of Thesis : Processing and Value Addition in Potato

Area of interest: Food Sciences, Reading, Basketball, Music


Satish Kumar
M. Sc. Student
Phone 9418111031
E-Mail: satishsharma1666@gmail.com

Academic  Qualification

 

Examination Passed

University

Year of passing

Division/% age of marks

Subjects

B.Sc.

Dr. Y S Parmar U.H.F Nauni. Solan(HP)

2011

68.2

Elective: PHT

M.Sc.

Dr. Y S Parmar U.H.F Nauni. Solan(HP)

persuing

          7.28

Major : Post Harvest Technology

Minor :