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Name: Dr.Sunil Pareek
Designation: Associate Professor
Department: Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Contact No: 7056721483
Email: sunilpareek.niftem[at]gmail[dot]com
Area of Interest/Specialization:
Qualification:
Degree NameSubject/Research AreaUniversity/CollegeYear
Ph.D. Horticulture - PHT Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner 2007
M.Sc. Horticulture Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner 2001
Experience:
Degree/Designation NameSubject(s) Taught*University/CollegeYear
M. Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture PHT of Horticultural Crops (Hort 637) MPUAT, Udaipur 2007-2011
M. Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture PGRs in Horticultural Crops (Hort 625) MPUAT, Udaipur 2007-2011
M. Sc. (Ag.) Horticulture Postharvest Technology of Fruits (Hort 532) MPUAT, Udaipur 2011-2015
B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons. PHM and Value Addition of F&V (Hort 311) MPUAT, Udaipur 2007-2010
B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons. PHT of Horticulture Crops (Hort 427) MPUAT, Udaipur 2010-2015
B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons. Experiencial learning progrmme of processing of horticultural crops (RAWE) MPUAT, Udaipur 2008-2010
Ph.D. (Horticulture) Post Harvest Physiology of Horticultural Crops (Hort 626) MPUAT, Udaipur 2007-2011
Ph.D. (Horticulture) Advances in Production of Fruit Crops (Hort 611) MPUAT, Udaipur 2010-2015
Ph.D. (Horticulture) Advances in Regulation of Growth of Fruit Crops (Hort 623) MPUAT, Udaipur 2010-2015
M.Tech. (FSCM) Pre and Postharvest Management of Fresh Horticultural Produce (AES 511) NIFTEM, Kundli 2015-Till Date
Ph.D. Processing and Value Addition of Horticultural Crops (AES 702) NIFTEM, Kundli 2015-Till Date
Awards & Honours (if any):
  1. 'Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. Fellowship 2014'.
  2. 'Outstanding Service Award' from Vice Chancellor, MPUAT, Udaipur on Republic Day, January 26, 2014.
  3. 'Outstanding Team Award' for development of custard apple processing technology by Vice Chancellor, MPUAT, Udaipur on Independence Day, August 15, 2014.
  4. 'Appreciation Certificate from Postharvest Education Foundation', Oregaon, USA for translating Small Scale Postharvest Technology Manual from English to Hindi. Eds. Kitinoja, L and Kader, AA. UC Davis.
  5. 'Fellow 2012', Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India, New Delhi.
  6. 'HS Mehta Best Young Scientist Award 2013' by Mehta Foundation, Salem.
  7. 'Young Scientist Award 2012' by Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture & Technology, Allahabad, India.
  8. Awarded with Gold Medal for standing first in order of merit in University in M.Sc. (Horticulture).
  9. Awarded with Best Poster Presentation in National Seminar on Value Addition of Agricultural Produces and Current Status of Small Scale Food Processing Units jointly organized by IICPT, Thanjavur, NIFTEM, Kundli, and MPUAT, Udaipur on 18th and 19th February, 2010.
  10. Awarded with Best poster presentation for the paper "Texture measurement approaches in fresh and processed horticultural produce" In: National Seminar on New Vistas in Food Processing with Quality Assurance for Augmenting Rural Prosperity.  College of Technology and Engineering, MPUAT, Udaipur from 21-22 June, 2013. in National Seminar at MPUAT, Udaipur.
  11. 'Appreciation award' for organizing Horticulture show at RCA, Udaipur
  12. 'Appreciation award' for organizing Flower show by Nagar Parishad, Udaipur
Major Publications (Last 5 years):
  1. Pareek, S., Valero, D. and Serrano, M. 2015. Postharvest biology and technology of pomegranate. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 95 (12): 2360-2379.
  2. Pareek, S., Paliwal, R. and Mukherjee, S. 2014. Effect of juice extraction methods, potassium meta-bi-sulphite concentration and storage temperature on the extent of degradation and reactivity of chemical constituents in mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco) juice. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, 13(2): 39-44.
  3. Pareek, S., Benkeblia, N., Janick, J., Cao, S. and Yahia, E.M. 2014. Postharvest physiology and technology of loquat fruit. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 94(8): 1495-1504.
  4. Kumhar, D.S., Pareek, S. and Ameta, K.D. 2014. Effect of antioxidants and storage temperatures on browning and quality of custard apple (Annona squamosa L.) pulp. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 73(9): 622-626.
  5. Jodha, A.S., Kaushik, R.A., Ameta, K.D., Sarolia, D.K., Pareek, S., Kumawat, K.L. and Jamatia, D. 2014. Response of integrated nutrient management on growth and productivity of kharif onion cv. N-53. Green Farming, 5(5): 815-817.
  6. Meena, K.K., Pareek, S., Kashyap, P., Singh, S.K. and Singh, S.P. 2014. Genetic divergence in pomegranate for fruit and its quality characters. Annals of Horticulture, 8(1): 96-98.
  7. Ameta, K.D., Kaushik, R.A., Dubey, R.B. and Pareek, S. 2014. Effect of training and crop geometry on yield attributes and yield of polyhouse grown 'Natasha' red capsicum. International Journal of Innovative Horticulture, 3(1): 67-70.
  8. Mukherjee, S., Paliwal, R. and Pareek, S. 2013. Effect of water regime, mulch and reflectant on flowering, fruiting and yield of ber (Ziziphus mauritiana Lamk.) cv. Mundia. International Journal of Innovative Horticulture, 2(2): 127-131.
  9. Pareek, S. 2013. Nutritional composition of jujube fruit. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, 25(6): 463-470.
  10. Pareek, S. and Yahia, E.M. 2013. Postharvest biology and technology of ber fruit. Horticultural Reviews, 41: 201-240.
  11. Ramniwas, Kaushik, R.A., Pareek, S., Sarolia, D.K. and Singh, V. 2013. Effect of drip fertigation scheduling on fertilizer use efficiency, leaf nutrient status, yield and quality of 'Shweta' guava (Psidium guajava L.) under meadow orcharding. National Academy Science Letters, 36(5): 483-488.
  12. Nagar, B.L., Fageria, M.S. and Pareek, S. 2013. Genetic variation for physico-chemical characteristics in Lehsua (Cordia myxa L.). African Journal of Agricultural Research, 8(40): 5047-5050.
  13. Kumar, R., Ameta, K.D., Dubey, R.B. and Pareek, S. 2013. Variability, correlation and path analysis in sponge guard (Luffa cylindrica Roem.). African Journal of Biotechnology, 12(6): 539-543.
  14. Jodha, A.S., Kaushik, R.A., Ameta, K.D., Sarolia, D.K., Pareek, S. and Kumawat, K.L. 2013. Effect of date of sowing and seed rate on onion cv. N-53 sets at nursery under sub-humid southern plain and Aravalli hills. Green Farming, 4(1): 29-32.
  15. Pareek, S. and Kaushik, R.A. 2012. Effect of drying methods on quality of Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.) powder during storage. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 71(11): 727-732.
  16. Ramniwas, Kaushik, R.A., Sarolia, D.K., Pareek, S. and Singh, V. 2012. Effect of irrigation and fertigation scheduling on growth and yield of guava (Psidium guajava L.) under meadow orcharding. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 7(47): 6350-6356. 
  17. Jat, L., Pareek, S. and Shukla, K.B. 2012. Physiological responses of Indian jujube fruit to storage temperature under modified atmosphere packaging. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 93(8): 1940-1944.
  18. Jat, L., Pareek, S. and Kaushik, R.A. 2012. Colour changes in Indian jujube fruit under modified atmosphere packaging. Current Opinion in Agriculture, 1(1): 19-23.
  19. Pareek, S. 2012. Phytochemistry, health effects and drying of Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.) fruit. Stewart Postharvest Review, 8(1): 1-10.
  20. Meena, K.K., Singh, R., Pareek, S. and Kashyap, P. 2011. Genetic variability for morphological characteristics in pomegranate. Acta Horticulturae, 890: 233-237.
  21. Pareek, S., Paliwal, R. and Mukherjee, S. 2011. Effect of juice extraction methods and processing temperature-time on juice quality of Nagpur mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco) during storage. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 48(2): 197-203.
  22. Pareek, S., Yahia, E.M., Pareek, O.P. and Kaushik, R.A. 2011. Postharvest physiology and technology of Annona fruits. Food Research International, 44(7): 1741-1751.
  23. Pareek, S. and Paliwal, R. 2010. Genetic variability in fruit crops: A Review. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, 34(2): 235-243.
  24. Pareek, S., Kitinoja, L., Kaushik, R.A. and Paliwal, R. 2009. Post harvest physiology and storage of ber. Stewart Post Harvest Review, 5(5): 1-10.
  25. Meena, K.K., Singh, R., Pareek, S., Singh, S.K. and Kashyap, P. 2009. Studies on correlation coefficient and path analysis in pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) for morphological and yield characters. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 66(4): 516-519.
  26. Pareek, S. and Dhaka, R.S. 2008. Association analysis for quality attributes in ber. Indian Journal of Arid Horticulture, 3(1): 77-80.
  27. Soni, A.K. and Pareek, S. 2007. Effect of crop geometry and fertility levels on growth, yield and quality of kharif onion (Allium cepa L.) cv. N-53 in semi-arid conditions. Indian Journal of Arid Horticulture, 2(1): 27-31.
  28. Pareek, S., Mukherjee, S. and Paliwal, R. 2007. Floral biology of ber: A Review. Agricultural Reviews, 28(4): 277-282.
  29. Awasthi, O.P. and Pareek, S. 2006. Correlation and regression analysis in ber (Ziziphus mauritiana Lamk.) cv. Seb. Progressive Horticulture, 38(2): 188-190.
  30. Mukherjee, S., Paliwal, R. and Pareek, S. 2006. Impact of water regime and mulch on soil properties in ber (Zizyphus mauritiana Lamk.) orchard. Indian Journal of Agroforestry, 6(1): 93-94.
  31. Mukherjee, S., Paliwal, R. and Pareek, S. 2004. Effect of water regime, mulch and kaolin on growth and yield of ber (Ziziphus mauritiana Lamk.). Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 79(6): 991-994.
  32. Paliwal, R., Pareek, S. and Mukherjee, S. 2004. Effect of weed management and sulphur on growth, yield and nutrient content of cabbage head (Brassica oleraceae var. capitata) and their depletion by weeds. Udyanika-Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 10(1):34-38.
  33. Pareek, S., Dhaka, R.S. and Fageria, M.S. 2004. Genetic variability, correlation and path analysis for growth attributes in ber (Ziziphus spp.). Udyanika-Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 10(2):19-22.
  34. Pareek, S., Dhaka, R.S. and Fageria, M.S. 2004. Genetic variability and its heritable components in some yield attributes in ber (Zizyphus spp.). Agricultural Science Digest, 24(4):264-267.
  35. Pareek, S., Fageria, M.S. and Dhaka, R.S. 2003. Genetic variability and association analysis for fruit fly (Carpomiya vesuviana Costa) infestation in ber. Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 31(2): 89-90.
  36. Pareek, S. and Dhaka, R.S. 2003. Correlation and path coefficient analysis among yield attributes in ber (Zizyphus spp.). Journal of Applied Horticulture, 5(1):41-42.
  37. Pareek, S., Fageria, M.S. and Dhaka, R.S. 2002. Performance of ber genotypes under arid condition. Current Agriculture, 26(1-2): 63-65.
International Experience(s)/Collaboration(s)/Consultancy:
  1. Associate Editor, African Journal of Agricultural Research.
  2. Editorial Board Member, Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment.
  3. editorial Board, Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences.
  4. Editor, Erudite Journal of Ecology and Environment Research.
  5. Editor, International Journal of Modern Plant & Animal Sciences.
  6. Editor, Journal of Research in Agriculture.
  7. Associate Editor, Basic Research Journal of Agricultural Science & Review.
  8. Editorial Board, International Journal of Food, Nutrition & Safety. 
  9. Editorial Board, Journal of Stored Products & Postharvest Research.
  10. Editorial Board, Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences.

Reviewer of Peer Reviewed Journals (Selected)

Food Research International, Journal of Food Science and Technology, Food Chemistry, Postharvest Biology and Technology, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, International Journal of Food Engineering, The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, African Journal of Agricultural Research, Pakistan Journal of Botany, Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture, Indian Horticulture

Externally Funded Projects:

Sl. No.

Sponsoring Agency

Title of Project

Amount of grant (Rs. Lakhs)

Period

Position

1.

NAIP, ICAR & World Bank

A value chain on commercial exploitation of underutilized fruits of tribal zones of Rajasthan

343.0

Dec. 2008 - March 2014

Consortium Co-PI (PI - Prof. RA Kaushik)

2.

ICAR

Nitch Area of Excellence in Hi-tech Horticulture including Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

540.0

2008 - 2013

Associated Scientist (PHT component & EL- PHT)

3.

ICAR

All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Tuber Crops

Appx. 8.0 lakh/yr

2009 to continued

PI

4.

MPUAT

Self Sufficient Scheme on Preserved Products

5.0

2007 to continued

PI

5.

MPUAT

Integrated Farming Systems Project

5.0

2012-2013

Co-PI

6.

ICAR

Empowerment of Tribal Community through Improved Technologies for Livelihood and Nutritional Security

566

2012 to 2015

Co-PI

7

RKVY, GoR

Improving productivity of tuber crops through farmers participatory approach

75.5

2014 to 2018

PI

8

M/s Sharda Chemicals Limited

Testing of Indoxacarb 5% + Fipronil 5% SC on chilli

4.0

2012-13 & 2013-14

Co-PI

9

Sharda Worldwide Exports Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

Testing of  bio-efficacy, phytotoxicity and succeeding crop of Quizalofop-p-ethyl 5% EC on onion

4.0

2013-14 & 2014-15

Co-PI

10

M/s PI Industries Ltd., Gurgaon

Testing of Profenofos 50% EC and Roket 44% EC on pests of chilli

4.0

2013-14 & 2014-15

Co-PI

11

M/s Makhteshim agan India Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad

Testing of novel nematicide MCW-02 on cucumber

4.0

2013-14 & 2014-15

Co-PI

Patent(if any):
Books(if any):

1. Pareek, S., Thompson, A.K., Sivakumar, D., Benkeblia, N. and Otmani, M.E. 2016. Tropical and Subtropical Fruits Postharvest: Physiology and Technology. Commonwealth Agriculture Bureau International (CABI Publishing), UK. Pp. 600. ISBN: 10: 178064292X, 13: 978-1780642925.

2. Pareek, S. (Ed). 2016. Postharvest Ripening Physiology of Crops. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, US. Pp. 672. ISBN: 9781498703802.

3. Pareek, S. (Ed.). 2016. Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables: Technology, Physiology and Safety. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, US. Pp. 696. ISBN: 9781498729949.

4. Pareek, S. (Ed.). 2016. Novel Postharvest Treatments of Fresh Produce. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, US. Pp. 700. ISBN: 9781498729918 (Submitted).

5. Shukla, A.K., Kaushik, R.A., Mahawer, L.N., Pareek, S., Pandey, D. and Sarolia,  D.K. 2008. Adhunik Phalotpadan. MPUAT, Udaipur. Pp. 258.

6. Kitinoja, L. and Kader, A.A. 2011. Translation from English to Hindi by Pareek, S. Small Scale Postharvest Technologies for Horticultural Crops. University of California, Davis, UK.

7.  Jat, L. and Pareek, S. 2012. Indian jujube: Storage and Modified Atmosphere Packaging. Lamberdt Academic Publishing, Germany. Pp. 200. ISBN: 10: 3659123811, 13: 978-3-659-12381-8

8. Pareek, S., Paliwal, R. and Mukherjee, S. 2012. Processing Methods for Mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco.) Juice. Lamberdt Academic Publishing, Germany. Pp. 240. ISBN: 9783659103216

9. Gupta, S. and Pareek, S. 2013. Physiological and Biochemical Variation in Sweet Potato Germplasm. Lamberdt Academic Publishing, Germany. Pp. 84. ISBN: 9783659321184.

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