Expert Committee

An Expert committee was constituted by BIRAC and PSBC for evaluation of the proposals received under the call to address the unmet needs of the Fruits and Vegetable and Cereal and Grain processing sectors in Punjab. Expert Committee rigorously evaluated the projects submitted by Institutes/Organisations to address the unmet needs of these sectors. Expert committee shall periodically monitor the progress of the projects.


Dr V Prakash, Former Director, CFTRI and Distinguished Scientist, CSIR - Chairman of the Committee
Dr. R V Gadre, Ex- Chief Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Dr. R. S. Sangwan, Director, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, Ghaziabad
Executive Director, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali
Dr. Jatinder Kaur Arora, Executive Director, Punjab State Council for Science & Technology
Director Research, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Prof. Rekha Singhal, Professor, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Dr. Ashutosh Upadhyay, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Sonepat
Dr. P. K. S. Sarma, GM & Head-Technical, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, New Delhi
Dr. Harinder Oberoi, Head, Division of Post-Harvest Technology and Agricultural Engineering, ICAR - Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru uly
Director, Department of Horticulture, Punjab
Dr. Ajit Dua, Director & CEO, Punjab State Biotech Corporation & Punjab Biotechnology Incubator, Mohali
Dr. Prachi Agarwal, Senior Manager-Technical, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, New Delhi