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, 2005-2017. Senior Research Fellow, CSIR, at Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, 1988-1991. Member of Scientific Panels, 2011-2016, FSSAI, New Delhi. 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, National Committee, International Union of Nutritional Sciences, ICSU, INSA, New Delhi, 2012-2016. Lead Chair for Working group on Education and Training of Food Handlers and Indian Ambassador for Global Harmonization Initiative, Austria. Subject Expert for reviewing Project proposals submitted under Women Scientist Scheme. DST, New Delhi, 2016-2018. Subject Expert for BIRAC-DBT-BMGF Grand Challenges India project, DBT, New Delhi. 2017.

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 (Co-authors), 2005 & 2007, Nutrition Society of India. Distinguished poster selection award at IUNS, Thailand, 2009. Prof. M Vishwanathan Honour award for research achievements, 2011, 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 for outstanding contributions in the field of Applied Nutritional Sciences, 2013, Nutrition Society of India. Best track paper award for paper presented and published in Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Food Properties, Bangkok, Thailand, 2016. Nominated as ‘IUFoST Visiting Professor’ for developing countries, 2015-2020, International Union of Food Science and Technology, Canada. Numerous awards for presented papers in different National and International conferences.

Fellow: International Academy of Food Science and Technology, Canada

Research Areas: Food Science, Nutrition and Extension

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