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Name: Dr. Neeraj
Designation: Associate Professor
Department: Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Contact No: +91 9355632313
Email: neeraj.niftem[at]gmail[dot]com
Area of Interest/Specialization:
  1. Post Harvest Management of Fruits and Vegetables
  2. Fruit and Vegetable Processing
  3. Agriculture Extension
Qualification:
Degree NameSubject/Research AreaUniversity/CollegeYear
Ph.D. Horticulture Horticulture (Postharvest) CCS HAU, Hisar 2006
M.Sc. Agriculture Horticulture (Postharvest) CCS HAU, Hisar 2001
Experience:
Degree/Designation NameSubject(s) Taught*University/CollegeYear
Assistant Professor PHT/Agriculture NIFTEM 2011-Till Date
DAAD Research Scholar Bonn, Germany Horticulture Ext., F&V Processing University of Bonn. 2003-2005
Assistant Director/Deputy Director Industry Association ASSOCHAM 2001-2008
Awards & Honours (if any):
  1. DAAD Scholarship for Ph.D.
  2. Merit Scholarship during M.Sc. and Ph.D.
  3. Best Presentation (Poster) Award in International Conference on Agribusiness and Food Industry in Developing Countries, 10-12 August, 2007, IIM, Lucknow (INDIA).
Major Publications (Last 5 years):
  1. Neeraj (2009). Agro processing & Value addition in India. A study on status of agro processing and value addition in India. Published by The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM ), New Delhi.
  2. Neeraj and Kumar S. (2004). Effect of HDPE, LDPE and PVC plastic packaging on the ascorbic acid content and decay loss during storage of aonla fruits (Emblica officinalis G.) cv. Chakaiya. Haryana Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 33 (3/4): 213-215.
  3. Neeraj, Joon M. S., and Bhatia S. K. (2002). Effect of plastic packaging on bio-chemical parameters of fruits during storage: A review. Haryana Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 31 (1/2):  1-7.
  4. Neeraj, Joon M. S. and Bhatia S. K. (2003). Use of plastics in fruit packaging: a review. Haryana Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 32 (1/2): 1-7.
  5. Neeraj, Kumar S., Kumar J. and Godara R. K. (2002). Effect of different types of plastic bags on phenols, chlorophyll and carotenoid content of aonla fruits during room temperature storage. Haryana Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 31 (3/4): 189-191.
International Experience(s)/Collaboration(s)/Consultancy:
  1. DAAD Research Scholar Germany.
  2. Lead Industry delegations to Nuremberg, Germany and Japan.
  3. Visited to University of Nebraska Lincoln under Student Exchange Programme as mentor faculty.
  4. Participated in APO workshop on Postharvest Technology at Vali, Indonesia.
Externally Funded Projects:

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