Achievements

Departmental Achievements

The department received grants from UGC which benefitted in the development of the Department .These include:

  • The Department has progressed to have SAP-DRS-II, for this, it received 80.00 lacs under DRS-II in the year 2015 for five years (2010-2015).
  • The department received 58.00 lacs under the UGC-Innovative Program to start a P.G. Diploma in Nutrigenomics in the year 2009 for a period of five years (2010-2015).
  • The Department is now identified as SAP for this, it received 75.00 lacs under DRS-I in the year 2010 for five years (2010-2015).
  • The department received 20.00 lacs under NON SAP infrastructure grant in 2008-09 and 2009-2010. Under this, it also received this it received four meritorious student fellowship.
  • The department received 39.50 lacs from the Government of Gujarat- Innovative Program to start Diploma in Food Designing and Quality Assurance in the year 2009.
  • DBT, New Delhi offered grant to start M.Sc. programmes in the field of Food Biotechnology in 1998.

Awards

  1. Awarded the Second best paper entitled “Recycling of Orange Peel, A Fruit Waste, for The Preparation of Modified Healthy Yogurt” in the National conference on National Conference on Sustainable Strategies for Waste Management, held on July 24-25, 2015 organized by UGC and S M Patel College of Home Science, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat (Pratiksha N. Patel, Vinayak H. Patel and Rema S.)
  2. Awarded the best paper entitled “Impact of supplementation of iron rich laddu on hematological status among adolescent girls” under the sub theme “Women, Nutrition and Health” in the National conference on Women in the 21st Century: working towards empowerment, held on February 13 -14, 2015 organized by Goa College of Home Science, Goa, Panaji. (Gajjar, P., Aishwarya, V. and Dave, N.)
  3. Awarded first prize for Presenting (Poster) research paper entitled on “Cinnamon supplementation with high fructose diet modulated fat metabolism by Sirtuin 1 (SIRT 1) and sterol regulatory element binding protein (SREBP 1C) gene expression in Sprague drawly rats” , At 47th Annual National Conference of Indian Dietetic Association on “Dual Burden of Malnutrition- A National Challenge” by Indian Dietetic Association and Diabetes Foundation, AIIMS, New Delhi, on 21st-23rd December 2014 (Dalwadi K, Patel H, Khristi V, Patel V.H and Elias J).
  4. Awarded second prize for Presenting (Poster) research paper entitled on “Radical scavenging activity and antioxidant capacity of fresh Morinda citrifolia fruit methanolic extract as a Natural Antioxidant by Gene Expression in Yeast Model”, At National Seminar on Nutrigenomics: A Promising Tool For Combating Chronic Diseases by P.G. Department of Home Science under UGC- Innovative Program and UGC-SAP-DRS-I at Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat on 3rd to 4th February 2014(Mishra, A., Patel, A., Bansal, T., Patel, V.H., Rema, S. and Elias, J.)
  5. Awarded third prize for Presenting (Poster) research paper entitled on “Preparation of Probiotic ‘Handwa’ and Its Sensory, Nutritional and Microbial Evaluation”, At International Conference on: “Fermented Foods, Health Status and Social Well-being” by Swedish South Asian Network on Fermented Foods at Anand Agriculture University, Anand, on 6th & 7th December 2013 (Parekh, M., Mishra, A., Patel, V.H., Elias, J. and Rema, S.)
  6. Awarded first prize for Presenting (Poster) research paper entitled on “Protective effect of Green tea and Black tea extract on in vitro DNA Damage” , At the National Seminar on: “Functional foods: Managing Health in the Modern Age” under UGC-Special Assistance Programme DRS-1 on 7-8th October 2011 (Khristi, V. and Patel, V.H.)
  7. Awarded first prize to the research paper (poster) titled “Development of high protein Khakhra incorporated with groundnut meal”, at the National Seminar on: “Health of female child - issues, concern and challenges” on Feb.26th and 27th 2010 organized by S.M.Patel College of Home Science, V.V.Nagar.(Tanvi, M., Dave, N. and Rema, S.)
  8. Award of “Hari Ohm Ashram Prerit Bhaikaka Interuniversity Smarak Trust” for paper “Effect of fresh wheatgrass juice on plasma antioxidant status of gerstric population” in March 2010. (Sharma, M., Dave, N. and Patel, V.H.)
  9. Best paper (Oral) under the Home Science Category “Development of Fiber rich biscuits and its evaluation” at “Gujarat State Research Student’s Meet, S. P. University, V.V. Nagar, Feb., 2003
  10. Third best poster - “Nutritional studies on Tempeh” at Gujarat State Research Student’s Meet, S. P. University, V.V. Nagar, Feb., 2003.
  11. Best Poster in FRM at the “Biennial conference of all India Home Science Association”- “A case study on the effectiveness of consumer clubs in the schools of Anand district” in 2007, Jabalpur.

ACHIEVEMETS  BY STUDENTS IN ACADEMIC & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

  1. Nabeel Pandya, Nidhi Patel and Pratiksha Patel won first prize in oral presentation at“ANVESHAN 2015” on 30th December, 2015.
  2. Mirani Trivedi won second prize in District Level Inter-College Recitation Competition on 25th August, 2015.
  3. Ms. Meera Barasara was awarded second position in the drawing competition organized by Department of Social Work on the eve of "Mahatma Gandhi Nirvan Din” on 30/1/2015.
  4. Thirteen students participated in essay competition organized by the department on the eve of “Sardar Patel Jayanti” on 27/10/2015. Ms. Bij Mistry amd Mrs. Dhara Vasava won the first and second prize respectively
  5. Seven students of the department have cleared UGC-NET  examination   and two students have cleared GSET examination in the duration of  2011-2015.
  6. M.V. Aishwarya and Parita Gajjar won best paper award in National conference organized by Goa College of Home Science, Goa, Panaji, Indiain 2014-15.
  7. Hemangini Bariya and Himali Parmar won best paper award in National conference organized by Goa College of Home Science, Goa, Panaji, India 2014-15.
  8. Khushbu Dalwadi won best Poster Award-First prize in National conference  organized by Indian Dietetic Association and Diabetes Foundation, AIIMS, New Delhi, India in 2015.
  9. Ms. Yogini Chauhan won first prize in poster competition at University youth festival in the year 2013-14 and 2014-15.
  10. Anu Mishra won Best Poster Award-Second Prize  National level seminar organized by P.G. Department of Home Science, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, in 2013-14.
  11. Ms. Ami Brahmbhatt won third prize in light vocal solo  at University youth festival in the year 2011-12 and 2012-13
  12. Ms. Jinal Panchal won second prize in collage making at University youth festival in the year 2012-13.
  13. Parekh, M., Mishra, A won Best Poster Award-Third Prize in Swedish South Asian Network on Fermented Foods at Anand Agriculture University, Anand, Gujarat, India in the year 2012-13.
  14. Viraj Roghelia won Best Paper Award-Third Prize in oral presentation in Innovation in Science-SPURSM” two day symposium organized by Sardar Patel University 2011-12
  15. Vincenta Khristi won Best Poster Award-First prize in National seminar organized by P.G. Department of Home Science ,Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India in 2011-12.