World Food Safety Day celebrated at Central University of Punjab

Bathinda: Under the patronage of Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari, the Department of Applied Agriculture (Food Science & Technology), at the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB), organized two expert lectures on June 7th, June 2022 and June 9th, June 2022 in the field of food science and technology in observance of World Food Safety Day.

The distinguished speakers of this programme were Prof. Manab Bandhu Bera (Professor, Food Engineering & Technology, SLIET, Punjab) and Prof. Narpinder Singh (Professor, GNDU, Amritsar).

Prof. Manab Bandhu Bera delivered the first lecture of this series via offline mode on the topic “Designing New Food Products for Health & Diet: Challenges & Opportunities for Industries” on June 7th, 2022. While interacting with participants, Prof. Bera discussed technology vision 2035, personalized food products, food structural design, oral processing, and oleogels in depth. He asserted that the application of food physics could play important role in developing innovative solutions in the field of food processing and technology.

The second lecture session of this programme was conducted by Prof. Narpinder Singh via online mode on June 9th, 2022, wherein he enlightened the researchers on the topic of “Art of Publishing in International Journals”. He explained the major focus areas for publication and good sources of publication. Further, various matrices of publication for evaluating the author’s credibility, like h-index, g-index, i-10 index, etc., have also been discussed. He guided the young research scholars in terms of taking precautions for all dos and don’ts. Prof. Narpinder Singh guided the researchers on the representation of data as well as improvement in publication skills in international journals.

At the outset, Dr. Yashi Srivastava, Programme Convenor, welcomed the guest speakers. Prof. (Dr.) Anjana Munshi, Director, R & D Cell & HoD, Department of Applied Agriculture, introduced the programme theme and briefed the scientific contribution of the guest speakers in the food processing sector. Towards the end, Dr. Surjit Singh Dhaka delivered a formal vote of thanks. The programme was attended by faculty and students from the university.