Prof. (Ms) Jamuna Prakash
Fellow, Elected 2016

Born in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh on 11 February, 1955. Educated at Methodist Mission School, Mathura, 1960-68; Kishori Raman Girls High School, Mathura, 1968-1970; Smt. VHD Central Institute of Home Science, Bangalore, 1970-74; University of Mysore, 1974-1976. B.Sc., 1974, M.Sc. 1976, Ph.D., 1992, from University of Mysore in Food Science.

Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore 2005 to date.

Lecturer, Food Craft Institute, Bangalore, 1977; Lecturer, (part time) Bangalore University, 1976-1977; Lecturer, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Mysore, Mysore, 1977-1994; Reader, 1994-2005; Professor, 2005 till date. Senior Research Fellow, CSIR, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, 1988-1991. Member of Panel of Biological Hazards, FSSAI, New Delhi, 2011-2013. Regional Mentor for INSPIRE AWARD program for school children, DST, New Delhi, 2014-15. Member, Kerala State Council for Science and Technology for Project proposal review, 2002 till date. Technical Expert, Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Research Priority Setting In India, INCLEN Trust International & CHNRI, New Delhi, 2013. Member of Panel on Health Claims and Food Labeling, FSSAI, New Delhi. 2013-2016. Member, National Committee, International Union of Nutritional Sciences, ICSU, INSA, New Delhi, 2012-2016. Indian Ambassador for Global Harmonization Initiative, Austria.

Awards/Honours: Merit Scholarships, 1968-70, 1972-74, 1975-76; Dr. Padma Umapathy Gold Medal for I rank in M.Sc., 1976; Mohan Memorial award for Best Research paper, 1998 & 2002; Dr. Leela Phadnis Memorial Lecture Award, 2004; Kellog Award for Best Paper on iron research, 2004; Young Scientist Award to Co-authors, 2005 & 2007 from Nutrition Society of India; Distinguished poster selection award at IUNS, Thailand, 2009; Prof. M Vishwanathan Honour award, 2011, from Diabetes Research Center, Royapuram, Chennai; Best Postgraduate Teacher Award, 2012, Negilayogi Social Welfare Trust and Vidya Vardhaka Sangha, Mysore; Dr. Rajammal P. Devadas Memorial Award 2013, Nutrition Society of India; Nominated as `IUFoST Visiting Professor' for developing countries, 2015-2020, International Union of Food Science and Technology, Canada.

Fellow: International Academy of Food Science and Technology, Canada

Research Areas: Food Science, Nutrition and Extension

Address: Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysuru 570006, Karnataka; No. 58, 5A Main, Vontikoppal, Mysuru 570002, Karnataka; [Tel: Off: (0821) 2419634; Res: (0821) 2510054; Email: jampr55@hotmail.com]