Name

Dr. Nandan Sit

Designation

Associate Professor

Address

Department of Food Engineering and Technology, Tezpur University

E- mail I.D.

nandan@tezu.ernet.in

Ph. No.

03712-275704

 

  Academic qualification

Degree

Subject

University

Year

Ph. D.

Food Engineering and Technology

Tezpur University, Assam

2014

M. Tech.

Food Biotechnology Engineering

G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Uttarakhand

2005

B. Tech.

Agricultural Engineering

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal

2002

 

 Professional records (Starting with the present or most recent job)

 

Position occupied

Period

Name of Institution/University

From                                To

1.     

Associate Professor

Aug. 2014                   till date

Tezpur University, Assam

2.     

Assistant Professor

Jan. 2008                Aug. 2014

Tezpur University, Assam

3.     

Lecturer

Aug. 2005                Jan. 2008

Jaipur National University, Rajasthan

 

Resource person

 

1.

Entrepreneurship Development programme on fruit processing, conducted by NERAMAC, Guwahati from March 24-27, 2008

 

Research publications

 

1.

N. Sit*, S. C. Deka, S. Misra. Combined Effect of Ultrasound and Enzymatic Pretreatment on Yield and Functional Properties of Taro (Colocasia esculenta) Starch. Starch/Starke.  (Accepted) (Referred)

2.

N. Sit*, S. C. Deka, S. Misra. Optimization of starch isolation from taro using combination of enzymes and comparison of properties of starches isolated by enzymatic and conventional methods. Journal of Food Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s13197-014-1462-z (Referred)

3.

S. Barman, N. Sit*, L. S. Badwaik, S.C. Deka. Pectinase production by Aspergillus niger using banana (Musa balbisiana) peel as substrate and its effect on clarification of banana juice. Journal of Food Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s13197-014-1413-8 (Referred)

4.

D. Saikia, N. Sit*. Effect of Using Sourdough and Frozen Dough for Preparation of Breads on Quality, Shelf Life and Staling. American Journal of Food Technology. 9 (4), 223-230 (Referred)

5.

P. Khawas, A. J. Das, N. Sit, L. S. Badwaik, S.C. Deka. Nutritional composition of culinary Musa ABB at different stages of development. American Journal of Food Science and Technology. 2 (3), 80-87 (Referred)

6.

N. Sit*, S. Misra, S. C. Deka. Yield and functional properties of taro starch as affected by ultrasound. Food and Bioprocess Technology, DOI 10.1007/s11947-013-1192-7 (Referred)

7.

N. Sit*, S. Misra, D. Baruah, L. S. Badwaik, S. C. Deka. Physicochemical properties of taro and maize starch and their effect on texture, colour and sensory quality of tomato ketchup, Starch/Starke,

DOI 10.1002/star.201300120 (Referred)

8.

N. Sit*, S. Misra, S. C. Deka. Physicochemical, functional, textural and colour characteristics of starches isolated from four taro cultivars of North-East India, Starch/Starke, 2013, 65, 1011-1021 (Referred)

9.

N. Sit*, S. Misra, S. C. Deka. Characterization of Physicochemical, Functional, Textural and Color Properties of Starches from Two Different Varieties of Taro and Their Comparison to Potato and Rice Starches. Food Science and Technology Research,DOI 10.3136/fstr.20.357 (Referred)

10.

P. Borah, N. Sit*. Optimization of drying conditions of Xanthosoma sagittifolium (tannia) tubers in tray dryer using response surface methodology, Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, DOI 10.1111/jfpp.12221 (Referred)

11.

N. Sit*, H. Gayan, L. S. Badwaik, S. C. Deka. Development of protein rich RTS beverage by incorporating whey in carambola juice. International Journal of Agriculture and Food Science Technology, 2012, 3(3), 199-201. (Referred)

12.

L. S. Badwaik, P. K. Borah, K. Borah, N. Sit, S. C. Deka. Antimicrobial activity of indigenous medicinal plant extract on spoilage microbes present in bamboo shoots. International Journal of Agriculture and Food Science Technology, 2012, 3(3), 234-237. (Referred)

13.

L. S. Badwaik, S. Choudhury, P. K. Borah, N. Sit, S. C. Deka. Comparison of kinetics and other related properties of bamboo shoot drying pretreated with osmotic dehydration. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, DOI 10.1111/jfpp.12077 (Referred)

14.

N. Sit*, U. S. Agrawal, S. C. Deka. Effect of enzyme concentration, addition of water and incubation time on increase in yield of starch from potato. Journal of Food Science and Technology,

DOI 10.1007/s13197-011-0570-2 (Referred)

15.

N. Sit*, U. S. Agrawal, S. C. Deka. Effect of cellulase treatment on extraction of starch from potato. International Food Research Journal, 2011, 18: 337-346  (Referred)

 

Articles/Extension bulletin/ Conference Proceedings

 

1.

L. S. Badwaik, N. Sit, S. C. Deka. New trends in flexible packaging for the food industry, Food Marketing and Technology India, 2012, 3(9), 30-32

2.

B. Kalita, S. C. Deka, N. Sit. Extension bulletin on "Preparation of Various Food Products from Locally Available Food Materials of Assam"

3.

R. Kapoor, L. S. Badwaik, N. Sit, S. C. Deka. Utilization of whey for preparation of alcoholoic beverages, Beverage and Food World, 2011, 38(6), 34-35

4.

P. Khawas, S. C. Deka, A. J. Das, N. Sit. Isolation and partial characterization of starch from culinary banana "Kachkal' (Musa ABB) of Assam. Full length paper in Proceedings of SASNET-FFIC, 2011, 54-57

 
 No. of M.Sc./M.Tech students guided
 

Sl. No.

Name of Student

Thesis Title

Year

1

Bidyut Jyoti Hazarika

Characterization of taro starches prepared by dual chemical modification using ethrification and cross-linking and their effect on properties of soup

2014

2

Om Prakash

Physico-chemical properties of modified pigmented rice starch and its applications

2014

3

Sadhana Sharma

Studies on the effects of various pretreatments on degradation kinetics of lycopene, polyphenols and ascorbic acid during convective drying of tomato waste

2013

4

Dhritiman Deka

Physicochemical and functional characteristics of taro starch as affected by dual modification with microwave and other heat moisture treatments

2013

5

Pallabi Borah

Development of composite bread from Colocasia flour and wheat flour

2012

6

Sumi Barman

Effects of pectinase from Aspergillus niger using Musa balbisiana peel on extraction and clarification of banana juice

2012

7

Devastuti Baruah

Studies on some properties of starch from two different varieties of Colocasia esculenta  and their effect on quality of tomato ketchup

2012

8

Hrishikesh Gayan

Development of Ready to serve beverages with the  incorporation of whey in carambola and orange juice and thereby study their shelf life

2010

9

Bandana Bora

Development of coconut-peanut spread and effect of storage on its nutritional and sensory qualities

2010

10

Mandakini Baruah

Quality and shelf life evaluation of paneer prepared from combinations of soy milk and cow milk

2010

11

Sabita Jaiswal

Characterization and utilization of Okara (Soymilk byproduct)

2010

12

Kankana Borah

The changes in physicochemical properties due to repeated frying in sesame, soybean and mustard oil and oxidative stability of soybean, sesame oil blends

2010

13

Dibya Jyoti Bharali

Development of Ready to serve beverages from carrot juice incorporated with carambola and orange juice

2010

14

Udhab Das

Studies on minimal processing of pineapple (Ananas comosus L Merr) and its effect on quality during refrigerated storage

2009

15

Sushma Chettri

Effect of storage period on calcium and folic acid fortified yoghurt

2009

16

Himadri Gogoi

Clarification of orange juice by pectinase enzyme treatment

2009

17

Kabita Choudhury

Studies on biochemical and nutritional changes on raw carambola during refrigerated storage

 

2009

18

Bandita Baghchi

A study on the production of ginger products in the ginger processing plant of NERAMAC, Byrnihat

2008

19

Dharma Saikia

Increasing the shelf life of bread alongwith the reduction of staling of bread

2008

20

Suresh Chandra Biswas

Utilization and accepatability of composite flour (oat and barley) incorporated bread making

2008

21

Elina Brahma Hazarika

Statistical process control of weight variation in standard weighed packs of Marigold biscuits in Britannia Industries Ltd., New Delhi

2008

 

Research projects

 

Project title

PI/ Co-PI

Institute

Duration

Funding agency

Total cost

(in lakhs)

Status

Development of Enzyme based Extraction Process for Improving quality and recovery of starch from different varieties of Colocasia esculenta (Arbi) of Assam for Food

Use [F. No. 10/MFPI/R&D/2011, dated 29-11-2011]

PI

Tezpur

University

2012-14

MoFPI, New Delhi

27.26

Ongoing

Preparation, demonstration and popularization of various food products from locally available post harvest food materials for welfare of rural population of Sonitpur district of Assam

[BT/PR12011/SPD/24/366/2009/ Dated 30.09.2009]

Co-PI

Tezpur University

2009-12

 

DBT, New Delhi

7.22

Completed

Quality Improvement of Traditional Method of Rice Beer Production by the Tribal People of Northeast India

[F.No. 12/MFPI/R&D/2009 Dated 26th February, 2010]

Co-PI

Tezpur University

2010-12

 

MoFPI, New Delhi

78.68

Completed

Processing and packaging of various edible bamboo shoot species growing in different agro-ecological regions of Assam [F. No. 39-92/2010 (SR)]

Co-PI

Tezpur University

2011-14

 

UGC, New Delhi

9.51

Completed

Characterization of starch and optimization of starch extraction process from different varieties of Colocasia and Elephant foot Yam of North East India

PI

Tezpur University

2010

Star-up Grant, Tezpur University

1.00

Completed

 
Conference/ Workshop/Symposia (Paper Presented)
 

1.

Application of pectinase produced by Aspergillus niger using fruit waste for increasing yield of banana juice, National seminar cum workshop on Recent advances in Microbial biotechnology and molecular evolution organized by BIF & UGC-SAP (DRS-I), Dept. of MBBT, Tezpur University, March 1-4, 2013

2.

Development of low cost composite bread by incorporation Colocasia flour in wheat flour, 3rd International conference on food technology organized bu IICPT, Thanjavur, Jan. 4-5,2013

3.

Development of whey based RTS health beverage by combining orange juice and whey, 18th International conference on Perspective and challenges in chemical and biological sciences organized by IASST, Guwahati, Jan. 28-30, 2012

4.

Pectinase production from Aspergillus niger using bhimkol banana peel as substrate, National workshop on Advances in applied microbiology and biochemical engineering organized by ONGC-centre for petroleum biotechnology, Tezpur University, Aug. 23-24, 2012

5.

Development of protein rich RTS beverage by incorporating whey in Carambola juice, International conference on Agriculture, Foods sciences and environmental technologies for sustainable global development organized by Krishi Sanskriti, Delhi, Oct. 28-29, 2012

6.

Studies on enzymatic extraction of starch from potato, National conference on New horizons on bio-processing of foods organized by Dept. of FET, SLIET, Punjab, Feb. 25-26, 2011

7.

Effect of calcium fortification on quality and storage of yoghurt, National seminar on Role of bioactive compounds in foods on human health organized by Dept. of FET, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Nov. 14-16, 2011

8.

Microbiological and biochemical characterization of nine different varieties of rice beer collected from different regions of North-East India, Fifth international conference on Fermented foods, health status and well-being: challenges and opportunities organized by SASNET, Dec. 15-16, 2011

 

 Workshops/ Training programmes attended

 

Sl. No.

Name of the programme

Organizer

Duration

1

93rd Orientation programme

Academic staff college, University of Burdwan

Four weeks, Jan. 4-31, 2014

2

1st refresher course in mathematical modelling and its application in sciences

Academic staff college, University of Burdwan

Three weeks, Dec. 10-30, 2013

3

Two-week ISTE workshop on Engineering Mechanics

IIT-Bombay

Two weeks, Nov. 26-Dec. 6, 2013

4

Week-long Professional development programme on science communication through mass media

Department of Mass communication and journalism, Tezpur University

One week, Oct. 1-6, 2012

5

Workshop on intellectual property rights

IPR cell, Tezpur University

Aug. 8, 2012

6

Workshop on intellectual property rights sensitization

IPR cell, Tezpur University

Dec. 23, 2010

7

Processing of fruits and vegetables

Workshop on processing of locally available fruits and vegetables , Department of Food Processing Technology, Tezpur University

July 20-23, 2009

 

Outreach/Extension activities
 

1.

Seminar at Balipara about Fruits and Vegetables processing, Sonitpur district on 17th March, 2012 and Demonstration in the Department of Food Processing Technology, Tezpur University

2.

Seminar at Napaam about Fruits and Vegetables processing, Sonitpur district on 18th March, 2012 and Demonstration in the Department of Food Processing Technology, Tezpur University

3.

Seminar at Panchmile about Fruits and Vegetables processing, Sonitpur district on 28th April, 2012 and Demonstration in the Department of Food Processing Technology, Tezpur University

4.

Seminar at Amolapam about Fruits and Vegetables processing, Sonitpur district on 27th May, 2012 and Demonstration in the Department of Food Processing Technology, Tezpur University

5.

Seminar at Roumari about Fruits and Vegetables processing, Sonitpur district on 24th June, 2012 and Demonstration in the Department of Food Processing Technology, Tezpur University

6.

Seminar at Gabharu about Fruits and Vegetables processing, Sonitpur district on 29th July, 2012 and Demonstration in the Department of Food Processing Technology, Tezpur University

 

   Membership of Societies

1.

Life member of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India)

2.

Life member of Indian Society of Root Crops

 

 Other technical experiences (If Any)
 

1.

Completed a Certificate course in 'C and FOXPRO' programming from Lakhotia Computer Centre with Grade 'D' (75-80%)

2.

Reviewer of following journals:

a)      Journal of Food Science and Technology

b)      Starch/Starke

c)      Food and Bioprocess Technology

d)     Cyta-Journal of Food

e)      Journal of Food Science

f)       Journal of Food Quality

g)      International Food Research Journal

h)      African Journal of Food Science