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Richa Yadav


Richa Yadav is a postgraduate researcher in the Department of the Food Science and Technology at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University.


Professor of Economics

Yogesh C. Joshi is a Professor of Economics at the Post-Graduate Department of Business management of the Sardar Patel University in Gujarat, India. He has a doctorate degree in Economics. His research interests include Issues in economic development, industrial development, sustainable development and human development.…

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Nivedha Nithyanandhan


I am Nivedha Nithyanandhan just completed bachelor’s degree in Food Processing and Quality Control at Stella Maris College affiliated to University of Madras. Currently looking forward to pursuing master’s degree in the food science and quality management.…

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Dr. Ravishankar N S

Deputy Vice President and Head

N.S. RAVISHANKAR, Deputy Vice President, Axis Bank, is an intellectual luminary of great repute who has earned rich laurels in the areas of youth-oriented activities, environment and social welfare. A deeply committed social worker, he has been rendering meritorious services in the fields of rural development, youth welfare programmes and peace and understanding.  …

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Dr. Amit Kumar

Research Associate

Post-Doctoral Researcher with 3+ years of work experience in the research domain of science, technology, innovation policy studies and analysis: conducting policy-related research in the area of science, technology and innovation; both at national and international level; carrying out qualitative and quantitative analysis using research tools; preparing and delivering reports for international and national joint research projects; writing discussion papers/policy briefs/articles/reports; assisting in writing research proposals; providing Editorial assistance for the publication of articles/reports/policy briefs; and organizing/Coordinating National and International Conferences/Events.

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Pankaj Deka

Additional Secretary General

I’m a social enterpreuner helping and encouraging youth  around the country how to achieve SDG of UN2030 through seminars ,workshop ,brainstorming sessions ,paper presentations how they are working through their networks like selfhelp groups, society or Ngo, ,I encourage the farmers how to get better yield by organic farming and integrated farming ,giving them opportunities with the help of expertise training, getting subsidiary from government agencies, ,and buy back their products with maximum rates connecting them with the industry, ,so helping to restore a greener earth,,stopping urban migration by giving remote areas with mobile van medical facilities and even one school one teacher concept, I believe in one world one family.

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Dr. S. R. Devadasan


Dr. S. R. Devadasan is a Professor in the Department of Production Engineering at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering.…



Chief Economist

Dr. Manoranjan Sharma is a Chief Economist at the Canara Bank, India. He has First Class BA, First Class First MA in Economics, First Class Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and PhD.…

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Prof. Ram Lokhande


Prof. Ram Lokhande completed his Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry from Mumbai University in 1976, PhD (Chemistry) from Advanced Study Centre in Nuclear Chemistry, the University of Pune in 1981. He joined the University of Mumbai in 1982 as a Lecturer of Chemistry.…

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Dr. Abhishek Dutt Tripathi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Abhishek Dutt Tripathi is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Food Science and Technology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India. Dr Tripathi specializes in food, fermentation technology, enzyme technology and microbiology.

Dr. K. R. Lakshmy Devi


Dr. K. R. Lakshmy Devi has been an Additional Independent Non-Executive Director at Dhanlaxmi Bank Limited since October 17, 2014. “. She has 36 years of teaching experience. At present, she is a UGC Consultant in University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Consultant to State Planning Board and Consultant to Kerala Research Programme for Local level Development.…

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Tanmoy Halder

Individual Consultant

I am a science graduate in Computer Application from University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India and have completed my MBA in Marketing and Human Resource from West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India.…

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Ruchika Handa


Ruchika Handa has completed her MSc in Nutrition and Dietetics from Allahabad Agriculture Institute (DU), Allahabad and Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Hospital Food Science from National Council of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Nutrition (PUSA), New Delhi.…



Associate Professor

Dhirendra Sharma, Obtained his PhD in Computer Science and Engg. along with his MS (Software Systems), BITS-Pilani, India, MBA – MSM, Maastricht, Netherlands and MSc Physics, HP University, Shimla, India. He has more than 20 years of working experience.…

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Anil Maan is a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) from Delhi Technological University, Delhi in Environmental Engineering and completed his BTech with First Division (2010–2014) and currently working as a Research Intern in CSIR-Central Road Research Institute, Delhi

Prof. D. Elangovan


Prof.  Elangovan is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds a Master’s Degree in Production Engineering.…

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Dr. Rahul Pratap Singh Kaurav

Assistant Professor

I am 33 years old and am into teaching since July 2008. I am working as an Asst. Professor with Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior. Here I am responsible for teaching, training, research, consultancy and international collaborations.…

Dr. Gopalsamy Poyyamoli

Associate Professor

Areas of specialization: Social Ecology, climate change; sustainability – sustainable tourism/ecotourism, sustainable solid waste management, Agro-Ecology, industrial Ecology, Integrated Coastal zone Management, and Green campus strategies.
Awards: Reference Asia: Asia’s who’s who of Men; Women of Achievement , 2010 (Revised Edition, Vol.…

Prof. Devarakonda Radha Krishna


Dr. Devarakonda Radha Krishna is a Professor and Dean  of the Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kakatiya University, Warangal, India.