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Quality Assurance Research, Research and Developement

Mysuru, KA, 570001, India
February 26, 2016

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Prasanth Kumar P. K.

‘Srilakshmi’ Kunnambatta-(post)

Chundale, Wayanad, Kerala, INDIA

Phone: +91-735*******



RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT –Senior Research Fellow (April 2010-June 2015), Project Assistant (March 2007-March 2010)

Department of Lipid Science and Traditional Foods, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (Govt. of India) (An ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 & ISO 17025:2005, NABL Accredited Laboratory), Mysore, Karnataka.

Research and development in edible oils, fats, nutraceuticals and functional foods, edible oils and fat modification, diacylglycerol rich oil, partial glycerides enriched vegetable oils. Preparation of value added food products from edible oil byproducts, process for the preparation of nutraceuticals retained purified oils, development of functional foods, stability evaluation of the food products, sensory evaluation of the food products, and evaluation of the products as per FSSAI norms.

Experienced in extraction of oils using different methods, physical and chemical analysis of the vegetable oils, its blends and shortening, storage stability, lipid oxidation, oxidative stability and thermal stability of vegetable oils and its blends, lipid profiling, enzymatic interesterification of oil blends and its characterization, lipid degradation, development of functional foods and its quality characteristics, evaluation of natural antioxidants/ active ingredients of oils and fats such as tocopherols, tocotrienols, phytosterols, carotenoids, squalene, lignans, oryzanols, phenolics, coenzyme Q10 and others.


Flavours & Essences Pvt. Ltd. (GMP Certified) Mysore, Karnataka, India

5-th May 2005 to 27-th March 2007 (1 year and 11 months)

Overall Quality incharge on final products. Ensuring hygiene and food safety in plants. Ensuring quality of products from raw material up to dispatch. Conduct risk assessments according to HACCP specification. Approval and rejections of finished products, Authorize change in documents according to QMS. Plan and coordinate the routine production as specified. In process checking activities. Manage documentation of finished product as per the company requirements. Responsible for managing process capability study. Overall responsibility carries out calibration of lab equipments and processing equipments as per company requirements. Maintaining personal hygiene of self and all food handlers and Plant. Working knowledge of the technical details of various equipments in the plant.

Familiar Instruments

Familiar with Calibration and handling of various sophisticated instruments such as spectrophotometer, gas chromatography (GC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and analytical balance and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).

Computational Skills

Expertise in various computer applications including Operating System- Windows 9X/2000/XP/Wista/7 and Applications-Ms Office- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MSPaint, Statistical software.

Academic Review




Marks Oct. 2002-

Nov. 2004

M.Sc. in Biotechnology

Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India


July 1999-Mar.2002

B.Sc. in Microbiology

Pazhassi Raja College, University of Calicut, Kerala, India


Research Outputs

Patents Filed: 1

One Indian patent filed Indian patent file No. DEL 2056/2013. On A process for preparation of palm fat containing natural palm oil nutraceuticals and having emulsifier property useful for preparation of food spreads without any added emulsifier.

Published Research Papers: 20

Total of 20 research papers published in national and international journals


1.Awarded as Senior research Fellowship by CSIR, New Delhi for the period of 2010-2013

2.Awarded as best second poster during ICFOST-2012 symposia in the area of nutraceuticals and functional foods

Personal Information

Date of Birth: 19th March. 1981

Sex: male

Nationality: Indian

Marital Status: Single

Permanent Address: ‘Srilakshmi’, Kunnambatta (post), Chundale, Wayanad (Dt.), Kerala- 673123, INDIA

Current Address: Senior Research Fellow, Lab No. 5, Department of Lipid Science and Traditional Foods, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Yadavagiri (post), Mysore, 570020, Karnataka, India

Languages known: English, Malayalam, Kannada & Hindi.

Email ID:;

Mobile No.: +91-735*******

Passport No.: N4336792

I, Prasanth Kumar P.K. hereby declare that the above provided information is true to my behalf and knowledge.

Place: Mysore

Date: 19th February 2016



1.Dr. AG Gopala Krishna

Chief Scientist

Department of Lipid Science and Traditional Foods,

CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute,

Mysore, 570020, Karnataka


2.Dr. Sukumar Debnath,

Head & Principle Scientist,

Department of Traditional Food and Sensory Science

CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute,

Mysore, 570020, Karnataka; +919*********

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