FUNDED PROJECTS

Ongoing External Funded Projects

# Project Title Funding Agency Project Cost (in lacs) PI and Co-PI Date of Award
1 Use of non-toxic nano-formulations for prolonging shelf life and reduction of postharvest loss of mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata) of North East India DBT’s NER Citrus Programme 63.02 Prof. Ashutosh Upadhyay
Dr. Shruti Shukla
2 Development of ready to cook (RTC) food product through selective fermentation of biofortified and non-fortified Pearl Millet varieties for enhancing bioavailability of micronutrients DST (Haryana) 20.0 Dr. Prarabdh Badgujar
3 Innovative Indigenous Technology Development for Comprehensive Valorization of waste from citrus Fruit Processing Industries MOFPI 51.04 Dr. Anupama Singh
Dr P. K. Nema
4 Development of Blockchain-based Traceability Solution for Agri-Food Supply Chains MOFPI 18.73 Dr. Anupama Panghal
Dr. Rahul Mor
5 Development and evaluation of endophytic actinobacteria based formulation against clinical MRSA DST 20.02 Dr. Bhim Pratap Singh
6 Covid Pandemic management based real time detection of airborne viral load in hospitals DBT 42.21 Dr. Shekhar Agnihotri
7 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Indian grilled and fried fish products, prevention strategy and dietary risk assessment MOFPI 29.15 Dr. Tripti Aggarwal
Dr. Bhaswatti Bhatcharya
Dr. S.Chakarvarthi
8 Development of Low Cost nutritious protein rich traditional food products and blended edible linseed oil from under-utilized crop DST 78.09 Dr. Rajni Chopra
Dr. Komal Chauhan
9 Biotic Impact and Carbon Footprint of Food Commodities on Environment FSSAI 35.04 Dr. Komal Chauhan
10 Development and Standardization of Millet Based Functional Foods for Distribution in Public Funded Program MOFPI 21.24 Dr. Komal Chauhan
11 Research Project on Rice Fortification- Baseline Study in Kannur District WCD, Kerala 9.2 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Neetu K. Taneja
12 Development of Course Content -MOFPI MOFPI 134.0 Dr. Ankur Ojha
13 Effect of thermal processing on proximate composition and antioxidant activity in Indian edible brown seaweed Sargassum wightii and development of nutraceuticals and functional food from it MOFPI 35.86 Dr. Prarabdh Badgujar
Dr. S.Chakarvarthi
14 Proposal for Setting up of Kerala Nutrition Research Centre (KNRC) at Thiruvananthapuram in Joint Collaboration with NIFTEM, Haryana and WCD, Kerala WCD, Govt. of Kerala 41.99 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Neetu K. Taneja
15 Development of Low-Cost Nutritious Protein Rich Traditional Food Products from Underutilized Linseed Crop DST SEED TSP STI 78.00 Dr. Rajni Chopra
Dr. Komal Chauhan
2022
16 Techno commercial proposal for setting up export oriented NABL accredited six Foods Testing Lab (Residue Testing Lab) in Rajasthan RSAMB 88.50 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Neetu Taneja
Dr. Nidhi Kaushik
2022
17 Establishment of Mini Honey and other Bee Products testing Lab NBB, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare 103.50 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Neetu Taneja
Dr. Nidhi Kaushik
2022
18 Nestle Healthy Kids Program Nestle 6.55 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Anupama Singh
Dr. Rajni Chopra
Dr. Neetu Tanej
2022
19 Setting up of Kerala Sports Nutrition Assessment Laboratory (KSNAL) Directorate of Sports, Government of Kerala 39.30 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Anupama Singh
2022
20 Development of Nutritional supplements for Sports Children Directorate of Sports, Government of Kerala 15.45 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Anupama Singh
2022
21 Training for Dietitians working in Nutrition Clinic across Kerala WCD, Govt of Kerala 6.89 Dr. Komal Chauhan 2022
22 Resolving gaps in scaling up millet value chain for technical backstopping of micro food processing enterprises under PMFME MOFPI 11.30 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Vinkel Arora
2022
23 Research Project on Rice Fortification- Baseline Study in Wayanad District WCD, Govt of Kerala 9.2 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Anupama Singh
2022
24 Upgradation of Referral Lab FSSAI 176.72 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Neetu Taneja
2021
25 Development and Standardization of Millet based functional foods for distribution in a public funded program MOFPI 17.04 Dr. Komal Chauhan 2021
26 Product Development of Ready to Eat (RTE) Foods and Upgradation of Food Processing Units INTERLINK FOOD PVT. LTD 17.17 Dr. Komal Chauhan 2021
27 Physicochemical and shelf-life evaluation of food products incorporating indigenous crop of Northeast NECTAR 7.24 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Anupama Singh
Dr. Neetu Taneja
Dr. Satish Kushwaha
2021
28 Biotic Impact and Carbon Footprint of Food Commodities on Environment FSSAI 26.5 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Anupama Singh
2021
29 Studies Under KNRC WCD, Govt. of Kerala 46.99 Dr. Komal Chauhan,
Dr. Anupama Singh
2020

Completed External Funded Projects

# Project Title Funding Agency Project Cost (in lacs) PI and Co-PI Date of Award
1 Social Entrepreneurship: Impact Assessment ICSSR, New Delhi 11.00 Dr R Prasanth Kumar, FBM 2019
2 Flavour change of Amrutham Nutrimix (THR) and Development of Neutraceuticals based ready to use Therapeutic foods for the management of malnutrition in children and women in reproductive age WCD, Govt of Kerala 13.75 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Neetu K. Taneja
2019
3 Assessment of Physico-chemical and nutritional characteristics of underutilized millets (Kodo & Kutki) and development of value added products Tribal Development Affairs, Govt. of M.P, Bhopal 105.58 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Manjeet Aggarwal
Dr. Neetu K. Taneja
2018
4 Preparation, characterization and evaluation of encapsulated eggplant peel extract in Edible Oil MOFPI 31.46 Dr. Bhaswati Bhattracharya
Dr. Chakkarvarthi S.
Dr. Tripti Agarwal
2018
5 Synthesis and evaluation of alginate-chitosan microcapsules for targeted delivery of vitamin B12 producing probiotic strain: in vitro and in vivo approach WOS-A Department of Science and Technology (DST) 32.15 Dr. Mamta Kumari
Dr Vijendra Mishra
2018
6 Development of Instant probiotic fruit juice powder MOFPI 25.70 Dr. Vijendra Mishra
Dr. P.K. Nema
Er. Vijay Singh Sharanagat
2018
7 Strengthening Sustainable energy COE in Ethiopia DST International, Indo-Ethopia Bilateral Coperation/ Biotechnology (International) 40.69 Dr. Ashutosh Upadhyay 2018
8 Effect of thermal processing on proximate composition and antioxidant activity in Indian edible brown seaweed sargassum wightii and development of nutraceuticals and functional food from it MOFPI 35.86 Dr. Prarabdh Badgujar 2018
9 Development of protocol for reduction of acrylamide leaves in selected potato based snack foods MOFPI 25.40 Dr. Chakkaravarthi S. 2018
10 Development of riboflavin enriched probiotic fermented product to mitigate riboflavin deficiency in India and South African children DST (Under Indo South Africa Bilateral Cooperation) (International) 32.11 Dr. Vijendra Mishra 2016
11 Development of a typical village level processing centre with hybrid power system for post-harvest reduction and value addition. ICAR 60.93 Dr. Pitam Chandra
Dr. Ashutosh Upadhyay
2016
12 Evaluation of anti-biofilm, anti-microbial property of natural compounds against food borne pathogens SERB/DST 34.31 Dr. Neetu K. Taneja 2015
13 Setting up of Food Testing Laboratory of NIFTEM ICAR 852.39 Dr. Manjeet Aggarwal 2015
14 Evaluation of Green Functional Foods Fortified With Cereal Grasses In Reducing The Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome SERB/DST 27.50 Dr. Komal Chauhan 2014
15 Antibiotic resistance in lactobacilli of food and fecal origin. Detection of genes, influence of stress and horizontal transfer ICMR 32.00 Dr. Vijendra Mishra 2014
16 Synthesis of multifunctional magnetic mesoporous materials for theronostics platform SERB/DST 30.29 Dr. Divya Kheterpal 2014
17 Effectiveness of iron rich chewy product for behavioral change in the Tribal Areas of Attappadi WCD, Govt of Kerala 3.48 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Anupama Singh
2021
18 Efficacy of Galactagogue Rich Cookies in Initiating or Augmenting the Rate of Maternal Milk Secretion WCD, Govt of Kerala 14.14 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Anupama Singh
2020
19 SANITIZER SAFE-WASH FOR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES M/s Aeon Power Pvt Ltd. 1.95 Dr. Neetu Kumra Taneja
Dr. Komal Chauhan
2020
20 Shelf Stability Project for Antidote- Almond Milk Antidote 1.5 Dr. Neetu Kumra Taneja
Dr. Komal Chauhan
2019
21 Setting up of Kerala Nutrition Research Centre at Trivandrum in Joint Collaboration with NIFTEM, Haryana and WCD, Kerala WCD, Govt of Kerala 41.99 Dr. Komal Chauhan 2019
22 Flavor change of Amrutham Nutrimix (THR) and Development of Nutraceuticals based ready to use Therapeutic foods for the management of malnutrition in children and women in reproductive age WCD, Govt of Kerala 13.75 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Neetu K. Taneja
2019
23 Assessment of Physico-chemical and nutritional characteristics of underutilized millets (Kodu & Kutki) and development of value-added products Tribal Development Affairs, Govt. of M.P, Bhopal 105.57 Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Manjeet Agarwal
Dr. Neetu K. Taneja
2018
24 Evaluation of Green Functional Foods Fortified with Cereal Grasses in Reducing the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome SERB/DST 27.50 Dr. Komal Chauhan 2014
9 Antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant potential of G ymnema Sylvestre ( Gurmar) in alloxan/ streptozotocin – induced diabetic albino rats and development of food products using bark and leaves as ingredient UGC 1.00 Dr. Komal Chauhan 2011
25 Effect of ANUKA (micronutrient sprinkler) intervention on the growth of 6-36 months old children in Tonk (rural) block: A complete data profile of the study conducted in ICDS block Tonk block(rural) with Malpura block serving as control UNISEF 29.3 Dr. Sheel Sharma
Dr. Komal Chauhan
2007
26 Biochemical evaluation of lipid & oxidative stress modulating effects of certain nutraceuticals and development of food products incorporating them. UGC 1.00 Dr. Komal Chauhan 2008

Ongoing- Internally Funded Projects by NIFTEM

# Project Title Project Cost (in lacs) PI and Co-PI Date of Award
1 Strategy Formulation for Value Chain Development of Mushroom A Cluster Based Approach 0.96 Dr. Anupam
Prof. Sanjay Bhayana
Ms. Shweta Dahiya
2021-2022
2 An Innovative approach to fortify different flours by Vitamin D 1.50 Dr. Shumaila Jan
Dr. Komal Chauhan
2021-2022
3 Assessment of Tomato Genotypes for Quality Evaluation and Processed Product Development 3.25 Dr. Neeraj
Dr. P.K.Singh
Dr. Sunil Pareek
Dr. Anurag Singh
2021-2022
4 Development and Characterization of Ricotta Cheese based Products 2.60 Dr. Syed Mansha Rafiq
Dr. Komal Chauhan
2021-2022
5 3D Printing of Gluten Free Cookies 2.20 Er. S. Thangalakshmi
Dr. Vinkel Arora
Dr. Rakhi Singh
Dr. Barjinder Pal Kaur
2021-2022
6 Utilization of Fruits and Vegetable Industry Waste to Develop Extruded Packaging Material for Food Products 1.90 Dr. Anurag Singh
Er. S. Thangalakshmi
Dr. Rakhi Singh
Dr. Ankur Ojha
2021-2022
7 Development of Strategic Business Plan for MSMEs Up-gradation (With special reference to Consumer Food Units in Delhi NCR) 1.15 Dr. Sarika Yadav
Dr. R. Prasantha Kumar
2020-2021
8 Post Harvest disease Control of Tomato using Secondary Metabolites Produced by Endophytic Actinobacteria 3.50 Dr. Bhim Pratap Singh
Dr. Shekhar Agnihotri
2020-2021
9 SMEs Innovations – Barriers and Enablers: A Study with special reference to Sonipat District, Haryana 1.00 Dr. Sapna Arora 2020-2021
10 Nano-zinc based micronutrient delivery system and its impact on post harvest quality and extending shelf life of Tomato 4.00 Dr. Shekhar Agnihotri
Dr. Bhim Pratap Singh
2020-2021
11 Development of Indian perilla seed (Perilla frutescens) oil meal based proteins and their incorporation in cereals based food products 1.70 Dr. Rajni Chopra
Dr. Rakhi Singh
2020-2021
12 Design, Development and performance evaluation of a mechanical pulper-juicer for bael (Aegle Marmelos) fruit 3.10 Dr. Prasanna Kumar G.V. 2020-2022
13 Process Technology Optimization for Formulation of Nutri Flakes for Supporting Quality Diet for Malnourished Children and Diabetics 1.50 Dr. Anupama Singh
Dr. Komal Chauhan
Dr. Rahul S Mor
2020-2022
14 Development of local food entrepreneurship and value chain model. 2.04 Dr. Anupama Panghal
Dr. Shweta Dahiya
2020-2021
15 Development of cereal/millet based functional food for adolescent children. 2.00 Dr. Rakhi Singh
Er. S. Thangalakshmi
Dr. Barjinder Pal
2020-2021
16 To develop an android mobile application based on artificial intelligence (AI) for citizens to check freshness of fruits before purchase. 4.00 Dr. Vijay Kumar
Er. Rahul Kumar
2020-2021
17 Development & performance evaluation of evacuated tubes solar collector based hybrid drying system. 4.18 Dr. Vinkel Arora
Dr. P.K. Nema
2020-2021

Completed – Details of seed money projects

# Project Title Project Cost (in lacs) PI and Co-PI Date of Award
1 Exploring determinants of organizational effectiveness: An exploratory survey based research in Uttarakhand state of India 1.00 Dr. Nagendra Singh Nehra
Dr. Vimal Pant
2020
2 Exploration of Challenges in Blockchain Based Smart Agro-Warehousing and Conceptual Framework For Implementing 1.01 Dr. Aman Dua 2020
3 Performance of Small and Medium Sized Agri and Food Business Enterprises: Evidence from Emerging Economies 3.25 Dr. R Prasanth Kumar
Dr. Anupama Panghal
Dr. Sapna Arora
2019

Consortium Projects

# Project Title Project Cost (in lacs) PI and Co-PI Date of Award
1 Malting and Physico-chemical analysis of millets and development of millet malt based value added products (Fruit flavoured malt pre-mix and nutri bar) 2.5 Dr. Tanya Luva Swer
Dr. Shumaila Jan
Dr. Syed Mansha Rafiq
2022
2 Development of Performance Evaluation of a Citrus Fruit Grader 3.0 Dr. Vinkel Arora
Dr. Anupama Singh
Dr. P. K. Nema
Dr. Prasanna G.V. Kumar
2022