Affiliations

    Professional Appointments

  • Member, Board of Directors of the Rajmata Vijayraje Sciindia Krishi Vishwa Vidhyalaya – Agri Business Incubation Centre at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh since October 2020.
  • Member of the organizing committee “3rd International Conference on Food and Nutrition” programmed by BioLEAGUES Worldwide during 20th to 21st November 2020 at Malaysia.
  • Member of committee for capacity building and research for the PMFME scheme constitute by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India from 24 July 2020.
  • Member of “Research Advisory Committee” at National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Haryana for three years from July 2020.
  • Member of 'Technical Board' of All India Food Processors Association Journal 'Indian Food Packer'
  • Member of India-Denmark Joint Working Group (JWG) on “Food Processing”.
  • Member of drafting team for formulating “Draft guidelines for evolution of nano-based agri and food products in India” constituted by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
  • Member of the CII Tamil Nadu Panel on Agri and Food Processing (2020 - 2021)
  • Member of Governing body of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
  • Member of Scientific Panel on Cereals, Pulses & Legume and their Products (Including Bakery) constituted by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
  • Inter- Ministerial Expert Committee Member to frame "Guidelines for evaluation of nano based agri and food products in India- Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India since may 2019
  • Expert member to participate in the Brainstorming meeting on 'Food fortification and newer technologies to improve bioavailability of nutrients' by the Department of Biotechnology since 2019.
  • Expert member of MSSRF research group formed to study on market infrastructure, value addition and logistics in the context of the larger policy goal of doubling farmer's income.
  • Member of expert group of CSIR-Mission-Food and Consumer Safety Solutions (FOCUS) since December 2017.
  • Member of Food grains, Allied Products & Other Agricultural Produce, Sectional Committee of Food & Agriculture Department in Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
  • Member of Expert committee of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) for considering the R&D proposal to be received under the scheme of research and development in the processed food sector since 13th September 2017.
  • Member of Indo-Italy joint working group on food processing, Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
  • Member of Monitoring committee for the CSIR Mission mode project "Development of Affordable Technologies for Quality Milk Assessment".
  • Expert member for formulation of food processing policy for Tamil Nadu State Government in line with draft model food Processing policy developed by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI).
  • Member of CII Tamil Nadu State Council 2018-2019 Agri, Food Processing and Millet panel.
  • Expert Member of Agriculture Biotechnology Task Force, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
  • Member of National Advisory Committee for the International symposium on spices as flavours, fragrances and functional foods (SYMSAC-X) which is going to be held on 6th to 9th May 2020 at ICAR-CMFRI, Kochi, Kerala.
  • Member of Advisory Council for Kerala Agri Development and Sustainable Producer Company (KADS PCL).
  • Member of the Academic Council of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore.
  • Organizing Committee Member for 2nd International nutrition and food technology conference (iNutrition 2020) which is going to be held on 5th to 7th August 2020 at London
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  • Selection Committee Member for the recruitment of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor in NIFTEM, Haryana.
  • Member of National Advisory Committee for the international symposium on spices as flavours, fragrances and functional foods (SYMSAC-X) which is going to be held on 6th to 9th May 2020 at ICAR-CMFRI, Kochi, Kerala
  • Member of Advisory Council for Kerala Agri Development and Sustainable Producer Company (KADS PCL)
  • Monitoring committee member to review progress of NCP and FBR projects funded under agriculture nutrition biotech theme constituted by CSIR.
  • Committee member for finalization of entries on MyGov for impactful intervention suggestion for MoFPI scheme.
  • National advisory committee member of the International conference on "Advances in chemical, food and bioprocess technology (ACFBT-2020)" which is organized by Saint lonowal institute of engineering & technology, Punjab, which is going tobe held during 26th to 29th February 2020.
  • Member of the constitution of the Internal Committee for Desk/Internal review of the Scheme for Human Resources and Institution- Skill Development (SHRISD) of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI).
  • Selection committee member for the recruitment of Superannuated Professor Post in NIFTEM.
  • Advisors of the ICFoST XXVII by AFST(I) which is going to be held during 18th to 20th December 2019 at Tezpur University, Assam on the theme of 'Raising Agro-processing & Integrating Novel technologies for Boosting Organics Wellness (RAINBOW-2019)
  • Organizing committee member of 2nd International conference and expo on food and nutrition (ICEFN-2019) which is scheduled to be held on 7th and 8th November 2019 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • National Advisory Committee member for the National Conference on Health Wellness through Nutrition and Nutraceuticals - 2019.
  • Scientific committee member of the International conference on whole grain technology at AMET food processing technology, Chennai during 21st-22nd August 2019.
  • Member of selection committee for promotion of teachers of NIFTEM under Career Advancement Scheme (CAS).
  • Member of National Advisory Committee for the 33rd National Convention of Agricultural Engineers & National Seminar on "Commercial Crops Processing and Value Addition" organized by the Institution of Engineers (India).
  • Member of Technical Advisory Board of Foundation for Authentic Food of India (FAFI).
  • Member of National Advisory Committee for the National Conference on Food Processing and Preservation: Biochemical Principles, Quality & Safety (FPP-2019).
  • Member of National Steering Committee for PGP College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Scientific committee member of the 19th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology 2018.
  • Member of India Local organizing committee of the 19th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology 2018.
  • International scientific committee member of International Congress on Engineering and Food (ICEF 13) which will be held on 23rd to 26th September 2019.
  • Advisory committee member for the International conference on "Role of Agricultural Engineering towards Global Food Security" from 11th to 13th April, 2019 at Bengaluru.
  • Member of National Advisory committee of National Conference on "New Horizons in Food Processing Technology and Nutrition (NHFPTN -2019).
  • Member of Governing Council of Anjalai Ammal- Engineering College, Koyilvenni, Thiruvarur.
  • Expert member of panel discussion at Investors conference on supply chain management scheme for fruits, vegetables and other perishables in Krishnagiri & Coimbatore District of Tami Nadu, organized by NITI AAYOG, Chennai on 20th September 2018.
  • Expert member of Panel Discussion at Sustainable meet for "Operation Green" to promote Farmer Producer's organizations (FPOs), agri logistics, processing facilities and professional management under the chairmanship of Honorable Minister of Food Processing Management at New Delhi on 15th May 2018.
  • Member of the Standing Committee of Government e-Marketplace (SCOGeM).
  • Expert Member of Strategy Workshop on "Harnessing Full Potential of A1 & A2 Milk in India" Organized by National Academy of Agricultural Sciences", NewDelhi.
  • Member of Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) for evaluation of proposals received by North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach (NECTAR).
  • Member of the Academic Council of Kongu College of Engineering, Perundurai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Member of the stake holder consultation meeting to draft the Food Processing Policy of Tamil Nadu held at Agricultural Marketing and Agri-Business, Guindy, Chennai on 28th March 2018.
  • Chairman of the Advisory committee for B.Tech. Food Technology course, Department of Food Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Ananthpuramu, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Member of the Selection Committee for the Recruitment & Assessment Board for the selection of scientists held at National Institute for the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (Council of Scientific and Industrial research), Thiruvananthapuram, India during 19th - 20th February 2018.
  • Panel Member for the "India Food Forum 2018" inaugural session on "Food Startups and innovation Convention" held at Goregaon, Mumbai on 19th January 2018.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Tiruchirappalli AgriBusiness Incubator (TABI) established by Tamil Nadu Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute (TNEDII), Govt. of Tamil Nadu from December 2017.
  • Member of Advisory board for Indian Technology congress 2017, summit focusing on Agri Engineering Innovations held at NIMHANS convention center, Bangalore on 10th August 2017.
  • Member of Task Force on Food Processing Sector set by State Government of Andhra Pradesh from 24th July 2017.
  • Member of Advisory board for Indian Journal of Research in Food Science and Nutrition, published by Vellalar College for Women (Autonomous), at Erode, Tamil Nadu.
  • Member of Governing body meeting of the Central Board of Secondary Education at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 29th June 2017.
  • Expert member of "Meeting on Nutritional Supplements in sports: A dope-free model", organized by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 29th June 2017.
  • Member of the State Biotechnology Board, established by Industries Department of Tamil Nadu state government.
  • Member of Board constituted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, for selection of food analyst under the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act.
  • Expert Member of Brainstorming meeting at DRDO HQ-New Delhi on "R&D activities focused to the food requirement of services and paramilitary forces", organized by Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) of DRDO, Mysore on 18th May 2017.
  • Member of Lab Equipment Purchase Committee for setting up of regional food testing laboratory at IID- Nalbari, Assam.
  • Member of Committee to discuss on development of food processing infrastructure in organic production clusters in north east region and Testing & certification of organic products at IIFPT and NIFTEM, organized by Ministry of Food Processing Industries at New Delhi on 7th Apr 2017.
  • Member of Empowered Committee for strengthening and upgradation of food testing laboratories, established by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
  • Member of Project Approval Committee (PAC) of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries for the component of setting up/ up grading of food testing laboratories of the scheme for quality assurance.
  • Member of Technical Scrutiny Committee (TSC) of the Ministry of Food processing industries for the component of setting up/ up grading of food testing laboratories of the scheme for quality assurance.
  • Participant in National Round Table on Innovation in public service delivery as part of third Festival of Innovation (FOIN) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, during 4th - 10th March, 2017.
  • Participated as the Director, IICPT as a Member of parliamentary consultative committee for the MoFPI held at parliament house annexe, New Delhi, on 16th December, 2016.
  • Member of National Advisory Committee for the National seminar on trends and innovation in food processing technology: Prospects and challenges (TIFPT 2017), organized by Department of Food Engineering and Technology, Tezpur university during February 2017.
  • Panel member of "National skill plan in food processing sector", Brainstorming session as part of national skill plan for 2017-22 in food processing sector, organized by Ministry of Food Processing Industries at New Delhi on 24th January 2017.
  • Member of Research Advisory Board of Tamil Nadu food grains marketing yard, Sikkandarchavadi, Alanganallur road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Member of Technical Committee, Establishment of packaging unit, Tamil Nadu Innovation Initiatives (TANII) on Ultra high density orcharding and modern method of fruit cultivation", Horticulture college and research Institute, TNAU, Periyakulam. Tamil Nadu.
  • Member of Technical Committee, Purchase of packaging unit, Tamil Nadu innovation Initiatives (TANII) on "Washing sorting and grading plant (packaging unit) of 1 ton per hour capacity for fruits", Horticulture college and research Institute, TNAU, Periyakulam. Tamil Nadu.
  • Member of Scientific committee of international conference on "Sustainable utilization of tropical plant biomass: Bioproducts, biocatalysts and biorefinery" (SutB4) organized by Department of Agricultural microbiology, TNAU, Coimbatore, November 2016.
  • Member of Board of Management of National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) as Director, IICPT since April 2016.
  • Member Secretary of Board of Management of IICPT as Director, IICPT since April 2016.
  • Member Convener of Executive committee of IICPT as Director, IICPT since April 2016.
  • Member of Board of Studies for B.Tech.& M.Tech. (Biotechnology) courses of Mepco Schlenk engineering college, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu (2016-2017).
  • Member of Board of Studies for B.Tech.& M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) courses of VIT University, Vellore (from 2016 onwards).
  • Member of Board of Studies for M.Sc (Food Tech) course of University of Mysore (from 2013 onwards).
  • Member of Board of Studies for B.Tech. (Food Tech) course of Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai affiliated to Anna University Coimbatore (from 2009 onwards).
  • Member of Board of Studies for B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) course of Periyar Maniammai University, Thanjavur (from 2015 onwards).
  • Selection Committee Member for the award of UGC-BSR Research fellowship for the Chemical Engineering Department, Anna University, Chennai.
  • External Expert Member for approving draft proposal for "Bench Marks of Food Processing Technologies" by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), New Delhi.
  • External Examiner for PhD (Biotechnology) course, Department of Biotechnology, Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
  • External Member for PhD selection committee for 2014-15 academic admissions of Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT), Thanjavur.
  • External Examiner for M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) course, Department of Chemical Engineering, A.C. Tech, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • External Examiner for M.Sc (Food Technology), Department of Studies and Research in Food Technology, Davangere University, Davangere, Karnataka.
  • External Examiner for B.Tech. (Food Technology), Department of Food Technology, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai affiliated to Anna University Coimbatore.
  • External Expert Member for Doctoral Committee of Department of Food Process Engineering, SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Board of Examiner for M.Sc. (Food Tech), University of Mysore.
  • Board of Examiner for M.Sc. (Food Tech), CFTRI.
  • Board of Examiner for PG diploma in Food Quality Control, DFRL.
  • Convener of CSIR-CFTRI open day programme from September 2014.
  • Expert Committee Member of "Trade committee in food processing sector" 2013.
  • Research Guide for PhD - Biotechnology, University of Mysore.
  • Research Guide for PhD programmes in Engineering Science and Biological Science, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research AcSIR, CSIR.
  • Research Guide for PhD - Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli.
  • Management Council Member of CFTRI (from January 2012 to December 2013).
  • Coordinator of Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research AcSIR, CSIR at CFTRI from September 2012 onwards.
  • Editor/ Editorial Board Member of Journals

  • Editor-In-Chief of International Journal of Food And Nutritional Sciences (IJFANS) (serving).
  • Associate Editor of International Journal of Food Engineering (IJFE). (Serving).
  • Associate editor of International Journal of Food Engineering (IJFE). (Serving).
  • Editorial committee member of Indian Journal of Natural Sciences (IJONS). (Serving).
  • Editor of Journal of Food Science and Technology, Springer (Served).
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Food Science and Engineering, David Publishing Company, Libertyvilles, USA (Served).
  • Editorial Board Member of Food Science Journal (Academy Science Society) (Served).
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology.
  • Editorial Board Member of International Journals of Applied Nanotechnology (Served).
  • Editorial Board Member of Computational Biology Journal (Served).
  • Editorial Board Member of Current Updates in Nanotechnology (Served).
  • Editorial Board Member of Archives in Food and Nutrition (Serving).