Processing and value addition to fruits and vegetables for retention of their natural color, aroma volatiles and nutraceutical properties. 1.Optimization of process conditions for the development of dehydrated and osmo-dehydrated products, 2.Optimization of process conditions for the development of intermediate moisture food (IMF) products, 3.Enzymatic liquefaction of pulpy fruits for juice extraction, clarification and development of fruit juice concentrate (FJC) with aroma retention).
Diversified Food Product (Liquid, Semi-Solid, Dried Segment/Slice and powder) standardization.
1.Bestowed with Best Technology Award in 2014 for Amla Candy (Instituted by CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore), 2.Bestowed with CFTRI Foundation Day Award-2004 in the Individual Category for Best Scientific and Technological Contributions at CFTRI (Instituted by CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore), 3.Bestowed with Young Scientist Award in 2003 (Instituted by AFSTI, Mysore, Karnataka, India), 4.Bestowed with best Hindi review paper award (Amla-Indian gooseberry: Prakirti ka Vardan) in 1998 (Instituted by CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore), 4.Obtained training certificate in the area of Processing of Fruits and Vegetables (Duration: 14 days training in 1997) at FVT Department, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore, Karnataka State, 5.Obtained training certificate in the area of “Information Access and Science Communication” at CFTRI, Mysore (Duration: 28-29 January 1999 & it was organized by the Academy of Information Science, Mysore in collaboration with CFTRI, Mysore and NISSAT, DSIR, New Delhi), 6.Awarded Junior Project Fellowship (JPF) in 1994 and worked in the project entitled Multiplication and conservation of some high altitude medicinal herbs (Instituted by H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand State), 7.College Topper award for securing highest percentage of marks in M.Sc. II year examination (1993) (Instituted by Govt. P.G. College, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand State), 8.College Topper award for securing highest percentage of marks in M.Sc. I year examination (1992) (Instituted by Govt. P.G. College, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand State), 9.Obtained training certificate in the area of mushroom production and preservation at District Horticulture Office, Uttarkashi (Duration: 11-11-1987 to 25-11-1987 & it was organized by the Directorate of Horticulture and Fruit Utilization, Government Fruit Research Center, Srinagar (Pauri Garhwal), Uttarakhand State.