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Vijaya Khader

Country of origin: India Currently in: India, Hyderabad General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


1976 Doctorate Other
1970 Master Other
1968 Undergraduate Other
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Reach farmers with latest technologies and knowledge for enhancement of nutritional status of the community; Farmer-scientist interfaces and skill-oriented training programmes for income generation; Educate and create awareness among consumers and farmers on health foods/functional foods to improve the health status. (Completed 20 research projects financed by national and international organizations; visit for further details)

Publications resulting from Research: 

A) Scientific Publications
International -31
National -67

B) Books:
University Level Text Books:
 Vijayakhader, 1995, Food Storage & Preservation (Financial support UGC)
 Vijayakhader, 1999, Fruit and vegetable preservation (Financial support UGC)
 Vijayakhader, 2001, Food Science & Technology (Financial support ICAR)
 Vijayakhader, 2002, Food, Nutrition & Health (Financial Support by UGC)
Vijayakhader,2017, ,Preservation & Processing of fruits & Vegetables(Financial Support by

C) Chapters in Books:
• Textbook of community Nutrition --Technical Editors: Salil Sehgal & Rita S Raghuvanshi
Chapter 22 Food Fads & Fallacies -- Pp 311 – 330 ((Financial support ICAR)
Chapter 32 Nutrition In emergency-- Pp 468 – 500 (Financial support ICAR)
• Text Book - Handbook of Research on Science Education and University Outreach as a Tool Regional Development (2017) Chapter 18 - Technologies for Food, Health, Livelihood, and Nutrition Security (pages 248- 266)
• Theory & Application of Microbiology & Biotechnology – Vol.2 Book Publisher International
Chapter 1 : Amylase rich Malted Foods on the Nutritional Status of Pregnant women ,Lactating Women and Preschool Children in lapashi Mandal of Ananthapur District ,A.P. , India ( Pages 1-6 )
D) Other books
• Vijaya Khader, 1985 – Money from Mushrooms
• Vijayakhader 1994 Mushrooms for Livelihood
• Vijayakhader & V.Vimala 1999 Income generating viable technologies for women (Financial
support ICAR)
• K.Uma Maheswari & Vijayakhader 2000 Poverty, household food security and nutrients in rural areas
• Vijaya Khader, 2000 Rural Women – A Focus on socio economic development Financial support ANGRAU)
• Vijayakhader & V.Vimala , 2006 - Grain Quality and Processing
• Vijaya khader-2008-Empowerment of Fisher woman Vijayakhader -2019 , Current Trends in Food Science Vol. 1”, in this link: where my paper on Food Science &Technology to achieve Zero Hunger India is published.

E) Compilations:
• Compiled the Student Research work (1964 - 1994) over a period of 3 decades
• Complied the information on Tribals of Andhra Pradesh and their
• Nutritional status 1996
• Complied the National Service Scheme (NSS) success stories 2002-2004 (No. of College 18, No. of Units 40, Total No. of Students 5,500, No. of villages adopted 23. Focus was given on Skill Oriented Training Programmes, Health Programmes, Animal Health, Technology Transfer, Awareness Programmes etc.)
• Compiled Centre of Advance Studies Achievements – 1995-2002

Effect of feeding malted foods on the nutritional status of pregnant women, lactating women and preschool children in Lepakshi Mandal of Ananthapur district Andhra Pradesh, India.2012 , International Journal for Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research , Vol.4(4)35-46

Development and Evaluation of Amylase Rich Malted Mixes (ARMMS) to Improve the Nutritional and Health Status of Pre School Children ,2012 , Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics Sociology , Vol.4(3)259-265

Agricultural Extension in promoting Household Nutritional Security – Relevant Success Stories ,2017,Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences , Vol.5 (5)172-178

Impact of Diversification in Agriculture on Food and Nutrition Security ,2018 , ACTA Scientific Nutritional Health , 2(12)20-25

Fisher Women Participation in post harvest sector- Health and Nutritional Status of Pre School Children in Coastal Fishing Villages of South India ( Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu), 2018 , ACTA Scientific Nutritional Health , Vol.2 (6)43-50

Women Participation in Science & Technology – Socio Economic Empowerment of Women, Rural Development, Food security & Livelihood security ,2018 , Journal of agricultural Science & Research, Vol.1 Issue 10

Intervention of various Technologies to improve the Food& Nutritional status of the vulnerable group of population ,2018, Horticulture International Journal , Vol.2 (6) : 432-434

Nutritional Challenges for Psychosomatic Stressed Women .2019 , Acta Scientific Nutritional Health, Vol.3(7)98-102

Amylase Rich Malted Mixes (ARMMS) to improve the Nutritional & Health Status of Preschool Childreas Health Foods ,2014 , Global Health Promotion and Education, 9 (2): 28-34

Economic empowerment of Rural women for enhancing household income & health Security - lessonsfrom studies in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Kenya,2018, The Journal of Community Health Management , 5(2) : 100-105

Invited Article
Food Technology for Food ,Nutrition ,health and Livelihood Security,2019, The Andhra Agricultural Journal, 6(4) 586-591

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
• Member Board of Governors, Farm and Rural Science Foundation (FRSF) • Member Third World Organization For Women in Science (TWOWS)/ Member, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW), • Steering committee member of Millets Net Work of India (MINI) • Fellow of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (AFSTI) • Member of Agriculture & Agro Industry and Dairy Committee, Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of commerce and Industry (FTAPCCI). • Executive Committee member of Confederation of Kisan Organizations (CKO). • Principal Investigator (PI) for Food Technology UGC’s ePGPathshala. • Chairperson of Task Force Committee on Biotechnology based Programs for women ( 2014-2017) • E.C. Member Indian Women Scientists association (IWSA) Co-opted Academic Counsel Member of Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University ( ANGRAU ) , Andhra Pradesh

Workshop and Conference Attended

July 1990. Hyderabad National Workshop Conducted: Transfer of Technology for various programs on Socio-Economic Development of Rural Women
March 1994 Bapatla , Guntur District Universities Talk Aids
October 2003. Hyderabad National Workshop on Empowerment of Fisher women in Coastal Eco system of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka & Tamilnadu
June 2005. Ananthapur National Workshop on Value addition to Fruits and Vegetables – 1st October 2005 at Hyderabad Post Harvest handling and FAQ standards for the Scientist of DAATTC’s Centers and KVKS
1998 Hyderabad National Conference - Indian Dietetic Association
March 2005 Hyderabad National Seminar on Food Safety and Quality Control in India
2008 Hyderabad National Seminar-cum-Exhibition on Traditional and Ethnic Foods


Presentation given

Advanced Studies in Food Science & Nutrition
Event: Michigan State University ( FAO Fellow)
AHRD Project – To examine the educational methods & systems. To develop rapport on collaboration with the renound Universities
Maryland ,IOWA State University, Ames, Texas A& M University Washington DC (USA); University of Wales, Banger, Nottingham, & University of London Wye College) (UK),
Event: AHRD Project
Acceptability Studies on Red Palm Oil
Seoul ( South Korea )
Event: 8th Asian Congress of Nutrition ,Good Nutrition for all ,New Ears forNutrition Rights
Socio economic Studies on Fisher Women
Penang ( Malaysia)
Event: 7th Asian Fisheries forum ,The Asian Fisheries Society
To study the agriculture and extension activities for the benefit of farmers with Principal Secretary, Govt. of A.P.,V.C. ,ANGRAU, Agriculture Minister. Presented project proposal on establishment of Gender Resource Centre for sustainable livelihood
Egypt (Cairo); Netherland (Holland ) ; Italy ( Rome)
Event: Study Tour with Agricultural Minister & Principal Secretary
Presented a paper on Role of Fisher Women in Coastal Eco System of Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka ,Kerala & Tamil Nadu- An over view
Florida – Clear Water Beach (USA) ,
Event: Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education -22nd Annual Conference
Participated in an international seminar on Women and Science
China ( Beijing)
Event: 3rd World Organization for women and science and Chinese academy of sciences ,
Presented a paper on women in coastal Ecosystem of A.P., Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu
, Kunming ( China ) ,
Event: International Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences ( IUAES )
“Women scientist in changing world” ,
Beijing ( China )
Event: TWOWS 4th General Assembly and international conference
Presented a paper on Nutritional Status of Fisher Women
University of Western Australia ,Perth & Sydney ( Australia )
Event: IUAES/AAS/ASAANZ Conference ,
Invited Speaker , and Participated in the interactive sessions on business and Governance on the occasion of celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of the recognition of Bangladesh by Denmark, Norway, and Sweden
University of Dhaka , Bangladesh ,
Event: International conference on women in science, Engineering and Technology: Local & Global perspective (ICWSET),
Presented a poster on Fisher Women Entrepreneurship through viable technologies for livelihood security in coastal fishing villages of south India
Tamkang University , Thaiwan
Event: Asia and Pacific Nation Network (APNN) Meeting , Tamkang University , Thaiwan , 2013, Oral presentation on Measures undertaken to improve women position in India at Taipei, Taiwan.
Women Leadership in Science & Technology
Event: International Women’s Day. INSA
International Net Working Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM in favor of Sustainable Development
Cairo (Egypt)
Event: International Conference for Women in Science WOMEN IN SCIENCE WITHOUT BORDERS _WISWB ,
Panel Speaker ,Innovative Solutions by Women for UN sustainable Development Goals -2016-2030Organized by International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South- South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC)
Kuala Lumpur ,Malaysia
Event: 3ed Biennial International Conference on WOMEN IN SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION- Innovative Solutions
Lead Speaker on Impact of Diversification in agriculture on Food & Nutrition Security
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Event: International Conference on Transforming Agricultural Extension Systems: Towards Achieving the relevant Sustainable Deve4lopment Goals (SDGs) for Global Impact
Keynote Speaker on Intervention of Various Technologies to Improve the Food & Nutritional Status of Vulnerable Group of Population
Event: International Workshop on Nutrition –Sensitive Agriculture and Nutrition Literacy
Panel Speaker
Event: Agritex India's 6th International Exhibition cum Conference
Invited Speaker & As a Chair
Bangkok, Thailand
Event: 7th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture & Fisheries
Panel Speaker
New Delhi
Event: International Conference UTKARSH,
Session Chair, International Conference ,
Event: Asian Pacific Aquaculture (APA -19)
Keynote Speaker - Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences
Event: International Conference & Expo on Biotechnology and Health care
Keynote Speaker
Event: World Congress on Women 2019 Celebrating the Past,Planning for the Future
Certification of Home Economics
East lancing
Event: Annual meeting : Innovations-Classroom, Community ,Michigan Home Economics Association
Quality of Agricultural Education In India
New Delhi
Event: National Seminar organised by Indian Council of agricultural Research
Women Empowerment through Food Science and Nutrition Technology
Dharwad ( Karnataka )
Event: 31st Biennial Conference of Home Science Association of India on Science & Technology for Reaching the Unreached
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Aug 1966
National Cadet Corps (N.C.C)- Passed G1 Examination
During Under Graduate Program server in NCC . Attended Two Camps .
Feb 1970
Mary Clark Memorial Scholarship, Canada, USA
Economic Support for doing Masters Degree for two years
Feb 1976
PhD ----- CSIR Fellow
Financial Support to carry out Research to receive PhD
Aug 1977
Post Doctoral Fellow --- CSIR Fellow
To obtain Post doctoral degree
Jun 1989
Visit to Michigan State University ( FAO Fellow)
Special course of training in Food Processing & technology / Legumes
Sep 1998
Indian Dietetic Association ,Registered Dietitian (IDA)
Licence to practice as a Ditetian
May 1998
State Best Teacher Award (STATE GOVT)
Recognition as a best Teacher at University level
Dec 1998
Received Appreciation Certificate (ICAR)
For doing excellent work under Center of Advanced Studies in spreading the advanced scientific information in the field of Foods & Nutrition
Mar 2000
Women of the Year (ABI, USA)
Recognition to the work in the field of Nutrition
Mar 2001
Bharata Mata Award (Astrological Research, Project, Viswa Jyothi Perished, Calcutta)
Research work in the Field of Maternal Nutrition
Apr 2002
Best Citizen of India (International Publication House)
For Good Publications in the Specific field
Sep 2004
Fellow of Association of Food Scientist and Technologist (AFST(I))
Recognition to the research Work carried out in the field of Food Science & Technology , Mainly for Product Development to eradicate the malnutrition .
Jul 2008
Out Standing Woman professional award (FICCI)
Work carried out on socio economic empowerment of farm ,Rural, Fisher & Tribal Women
Jul 2012
Eminent Women Scientist award (WISE INDIA)
Development of Health Foods to improve the Nutritional Status of vulnerable group of population.
Nov 2012
3rd Dr. Rajammal P. Devdas Memorial Award by Nutrition Society of India (NSI)
For doing ex lent research in the community to improve the health status of rural women
Mar 2017
Women Leadership in Science & Technology(Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science & Technology)
Work on viable technologies to improve the nutritional status of Farm, Rural, Fisher & Tribal Women
Feb 2020
Oration Lecture Award (Home science Association Of India )
To commemorate Dr. Mrunalini Devi Paour Chancellor of Maharajah Sayyaji Rao University ( M.S. University) , Baroda
Mar 1999
• Honorarium for writing University Level Text Book Food Science and Technology- ICAR
Financial Support to write university level Text Book on Food Science & Technology
Feb 1999
Honorarium for writing University Level Text Book Food Storage and Preservation- UGC,
Financial support to write university level Text Book on Food Storage & Preservation for the use of U.G. & P.G. students ,Faculty .
Feb 2000
Receiving Royalty for Books on Mushrooms for Livelihood ; Food Storage & Preservation ; Fruit & Vegitable Preservation; Foods ,Nutrition & Health
Book contains cultivation of Pleurotus (Oyster Mushroom ), Agaricus bisporus (Button Mushroom) and Vulverella Volvacea ( Pady Straw Mushroom) ; Preservation Technics of Fruits & Vegetables and information foods , Nutrition & Health
OWSD 6th General Assembly certificate: download

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