Dr. V.R. Sinija



Dr. V.R. Sinija

Professor and Head


Specialization : Agricultural & Food Engineering

Dr. Sinija currently working as Professor and Chairman for the working group on Nonthermal Processing at National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Thanjavur (NIFTEM-T) has acquired her Ph.D. (Agricultural & Food Engineering) and M. Tech. (Post-Harvest Engineering) degrees from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur after her B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) degree from Kerala Agricultural University. She was awarded with National Doctoral Fellowship by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) New Delhi, for carrying out her research work. She has 18 years of teaching and research experience in the field of food processing. Dr. Sinija is member of Academic council, Board of Studies, and Board of Examinations of various institutions across the country. Her research works have been published as papers in 79 peer reviewed journals, 20 popular articles, 5 book chapters and more than 85 international and national conference proceedings and 3 patents. She is also life member of various professional bodies like AFST (I), ISAE, ISTE etc. She is also a reviewer of various national and international journals. She completed 26 grant in aid research projects and 4 projects are ongoing. She has been received the prestigious Prof. Jeevan Singh Sidhu Award for the year 2018 by the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India) for the teaching Excellency. She has been also received the Bharat Vikas Award by Institution of Self Reliance, Bhubaneswar for the outstanding performance in food research and incubation. Also for the year 2022 she has been conferred the Dr. V Subramanian Best Scientist Award from NIFTEM-Thanjavur. As the head of the Food Processing Business Incubation Centre (FPBIC), she has coordinated more than 500 skill development training programs and 120 budding entrepreneurs have successfully set up their food processing businesses through FPBIC. She is the Pradhan Mantrap Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) coordinator of NIFTEM-T and also the NIFTEM-T Coordinator for Prime Minister Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) scheme.

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