About our Dean

Dr. S. Amutha, Ph.D.,

Dean (Community Science)

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She has 31 years of professional experience. Her research focus is on Post Harvest Technology, Food Processing, functional foods, nutraceuticals, antioxidants and Community Nutrition. She has guided 17 Ph.D. and 19 M.Sc. students with commendable research findings. She has motivated her students to pursue scholarship and three of her Ph.D. students have received fellowships notable being BIRAC Innovation Fellowship and Bursary award. She has published twelve books and 38 research articles. She has participated in many conferences and seminars and has presented many scientific papers and had bagged two awards for best poster and one for best oral presentation. She is a recipient of Best Teacher Award and also Best PG teacher award during 2012. She has received research funds to a tune of Rs. 2.45 crores from six research projects from BIRAC – DBT Research Grand Challenges of India, NMPB, ASPEE, and Coconut Development Board. She has served as ICAR project Co-ordinator for Tribal area upliftment programme in Nilgiri’s district. She also served the institute in different spheres like Academic Council member, Chairman / Member in Board of studies, Member in Research Council, Staff Advisor, and Editorial Board Member in journal of MASU, Member Library Committee, ODL coordinator, Member Anti ragging committee and Hostel Management committee.She served as peer review committee member for DST projects and National Journals. She has worked as External Experts for All India Entrance Examination, SAU and other Universities. She is recipient of Citation and certificate for obtaining external funded schemes to a tune of Rs.135 lakhs during Foundation Day 2019 (01.07.19). She has published 25 research articles, 8 books with ISBN, 7 books without ISBN, 10 national and international conference and 27 popular articles and abstracts.