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Updated on 26 Jul, 2019


Dr. MK Salooja

Member

 

Professor (Dairy Technology) in School of Agriculture (SOA), IGNOU. Former Director (SOA) for the Two-Terms. Academic experience of more than 30 years in the disciplines of Dairy Technology, Food Safety & Quality Management and Vocational Education. A Dairy Technologist by profession from the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) and set to the teaching profession as Assistant Professor in the Dairy Science College, Udaipur. Diversified into Educational Planning and Vocational Education by serving as Senior Research Officer in the Planning Commission (Government of India) and Reader in the NCERT, respectively. IGNOU’s experience in the open and distance learning is adding new vista to the academic profession. At present, the Programme Coordinator of (i) Diploma in Dairy Technology; (ii) Diploma in Value Added Products from Fruits & Vegetables; (iii) Post Graduate Diploma in Food Safety & Quality Management; and (iv) Ph.D. in Dairy Science & Technology. Two Research Scholars have been awarded PhD and three Scholars are pursuing the PhD. Published 15 research papers and five book chapters besides the development of IGNOU’s Study material and Text books and practical Manuals of the NCERT. Also associated with in offering the Online Programmes (MOOCs Courses) on SWAYAM platform and Channel Coordinator for the SWAYAM PRABHA - DTH Channel (#24) for Agriculture. Was also associated with Chair for Sustainable Development from 2008-2014.
 
Work Experience: 
Position held
Name of the Organization or Institution
Duration
Responsibilities Performed
From
To
Years
Assistant Professor (Dairy Technology
Dairy Science College, Udaipur, Rajasthan
April, 1983
April, 1994
11*
UG and PG Teaching, Research and Extension
Senior Research Officer (on-deputation)
Planning Commission, Govt. of India
July, 1991
April, 1994
(03)*
Deputation Period
Educational Planning and Research
Reader, Dairying
Agriculture Division,
PSS-CIVE, NCERT, Delhi
April, 1994
 
Dec. 1997
02 years and 6 months
Academic, Research and Extension
Dy. Director (Planning)
IGNOU, Delhi
Dec.1997 
 
March 2003
05
Planning and Research
Dy. Director (Centre for Extension Education)
IGNOU, Delhi
March 2003
April 2006
03
Academic, Research and Extension
Professor
IGNOU, Delhi
April 2006
Till Date
12
Academic, Research and Extension
* On deputation to the Planning Commission from Dairy Science College, Udaipur (Rajasthan).
 
 
INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:
 
Country Visited
Duration
Purpose of visit
From
To
Australia (Melbourne)
15/03/1984
30/11/1984
Post Doctorate, Dairy Research Laboratory, CSIRO, Australia
Germany (Düsseldorf)
01/04/2001
05/04/2001
For Presentation of Paper: 20th World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education
Ethiopia
(Addis Ababa)
04/08/2008
15/08/2008
Training workshop organized by IFPRI and ILRI
 
FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:
 
Sl. No.
Name of the Fellowship/Awards
Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
1.            
Jawaharlal Nehru Award 1985
(ICAR Young Scientist Award for Ph.D.)
ICAR
1985
2.            
Commonwealth Scholarship, Australia Plan, during Post-Doctorate
Government of Australia
March, 1984 to November, 1984
3.            
Sr. UNDP Fellowship during Ph.D. Programme
UNDP
October, 1979 to March, 1983
4.            
Jr. NDRI Fellowship during Post-Graduation
NDRI
July, 1977 to
July, 1979
 
PUBLICATIONS:
  • BOOKS: Books Coordinated on Dairy Technology, Dairy Farm Management & Poultry: 12
  • RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED: 15
  •    Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals:
  •    Chapters in Books: 9 (incl. IGNOU Study Materials)
  •    Papers presented at International/ National Conferences: 45
  •  
  • POLICY DOCUMENTS: 6
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):
Membership of Professional Body/ Statutory Body
Name of Statutory Body/ Institution/
Period
Chairman, Sub-Group on Food Additives, e-working group for Harmonization of Food Standards.
Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
2014
Member, Scientific Panel on Milk & Milk Products and Packaging and Labelling of FSSAI
Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
2016-17
Member of various Expert Committees constituted by the University Grants Commission for assessment of Proposals of different Universities/ Colleges for their UGC Approval/ Compliance under Section 12-B, UGC ODL Regulations and Deemed Universities - Participated in Six Committees.
University Grants Commission (UGC)
2018-19
Life Member
Indian Dairy Association (IDA) and Association of Food Scientists and & Technologists of India (AFSTI).
 
Member (Internal) in various Statutory Bodies of IGNOU (School Board, Academic Council, Research Council, Library Committee, Purchase Committee, Finance Committee, Examination Discipline Committee, Horticulture Committee, Students Support Services, etc.
IGNOU, New Delhi
Since 1997 and onwards.