Dr. M.B. Bera (MANAB BANDHU BERA)
Professor & Former Dean (Academic), Dean (R&C), Dean (P&D) and Dean (SFW)
Food Engineering &Technology
1.M.Sc.(Food Tech): First division passed with specialization in plantation product & flavor technology. Degree awarded by Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFRTI-Mysore), University of Mysore, in the year 1979.
2.Ph.D: Degree awarded by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (WB), in the year 1987.
Advance Training in Food research in abroad.
3.PG certificate (Food Tech) awarded by Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel in the year 2004
Professional Experiences: More than 32 years (Since 1980) in the area of Food Engineering & Technology and Food Biotechnology. Currently he is Senior most Professor the department
1.Professor, Department of Food Engineering & Technology: Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, SLIET (Deemed University, Estt. by MHRD, Govt. of India) , Longowal (Pb). From 11-04-2000-till date ( Present Basic pay Rs.57330 +grade pay Rs.10000.00).
Nature of Responsibility & Assignments
•Teaching Post graduate & under graduate student. Supervising M.Tech. Ph.D thesis and also carrying out sponsored research grant from CSIR, beside these, overall administration of carrying out all the academic programmes such as, Certificate, Diploma, B.Tech. M.Tech and Ph.D.
•Administrative Responsibilities :
•Dean (Student & Faculty welfare): Since 18-7-2013- till date.
•Worked as Officer on special duty (OSD) on deputation to the National Institute of Technology (NIT) , Durgapur (WB) to establish a Centrally funded (MHRD/GOI) technical institute “Ghani Khan Choudhury Institute of Engineering & Technology (GKCIET) , Malda (WB) from 3-10-2010 to 2-10-2011.
•Worked as Director(Acting) , Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, SLIET (Deemed University, Estt. by MHRD, Govt. of India) , Longowal (Pb) from 22-8-2008 to 02-9-2009.
•Worked as Dean (Academic) Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, SLIET (Deemed University, Estt. by MHRD, Govt. of India) , Longowal (Pb) from 9th Oct’2007 -10th Feb’2010.
•Worked as Dean (Planning & Development) Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, SLIET (Deemed University, Estt. by MHRD, Govt. of India) , Longowal (Pb) from 4th April 2006 8-10-07.
•Worked as Dean (R&D) Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, SLIET (Deemed University, Estt. by MHRD, Govt. of India) , Longowal (Pb) from18th Oct,2002- July,2004
2.Associate Professor (Food Science & Technology), J.N.Agricultural University , Jabalpur ( 24th June, 1993- 10th April, 2000 ).
Asistant Professor Food Science & Technology), J.N.Agricultural University , Jabalpur (24th June, 1980- 23rd June, 1993)
Nature of Responsibility & Assignments.
Taught M.Sc (Food Sci & Tech) students , supervised both PG and Ph.D thesis. Carried out research work of food biotechnology project, funded by DBT.
•Life member, ISTE
•Member, AFSTI (Mysore) (under renewal)
Young Scientist award of Madhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
Publication Year wise
Publication: Scholarly publications in recognized professional and / or academic journals
Total publications: 76
Name of journal
Refereed journal or not
Number of Citations (where possibl.
1 Foujdar,R, Naik, RP, Palak and Bera, M.B (2019), Functional foods for lung cancer prevention.
ACTA scientific nutritional Health,3,2 Refereed
2 Sandeep Jangu, Manab B. Bera, Vikas Nanda(2018), Characterization of different unifloral Indian honey based on the physic-chemical and rheological ptroperties. The Annals of the University Dunarea de Jos of Galati Fascicle VI – Food Technology 42(2), 36-48 Refereed
3 R.Foujdar, H.K.Chopra , M.B.Bera(2018) Optimization and production of turmeric extract‐based nanoemulsion (TEBN) and its application in preservation of fatty fish fillet.Journal of food processing & preservation,, 42,9 Refereed cit 1
4 Rajni Kamboj, Manav Bandhu Bera, Vikas Nanda (2017). Mass transfer kinetics study of honey based apple preserve through osmotic dehydration .Asian Jounal of chemistry, 29(1) 166-170
5 Janghu, Sandeep; Bera, Manab B.; Nanda, Vikas; Rawson, Ashish (2017) Study on Power Ultrasound Optimization and Its Comparison with Conventional Thermal Processing for Treatment of Raw Honey. Food technology & Biotechnology, 55,4 cit-1
6 V Bali, PS Panesar and M.B. Bera (2016) Trends in utilization of agro-industrial waste/by-products for bacteriocin production and their application as biopreservative.Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 6 ; 204-214 cit . 06
7 V. Bali, Parmjit S. Panesar, Manab B. Bera, and John F. Kennedy (2016) Bacteriocins: Recent trends and potential applications.Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 56: 817-834 cit-14
8 V. Bali, P.S. Panesar*, M.B. Bera and R. Panesar (2015) Fructo-oligosaccharides: Production, purification and potential applications. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 55: 1475-1490. Cit-14
9 Kushwaha, S.C, Bera, M.B. and Kumar,P. (2015) Extraction of polyphenols from fresh pomegranate peel using Response surface methodology.Asian Journal of Chemistry; 27 (12):4320-4326
10 Kushwaha, S.C., Bera, M. B. and Kumar, P. 2015. An economical Approach for Production of Purified Ellagitannin Powder from Fresh and Fermented Pomegranate Peel.
Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Food Technology 2(1): 17-21. (Print ISSN: 2350-0085 Online ISSN: 2350- 0263).
S.M.R. Joshi, M.B. Bera and P.S. Panesar (2014) Extrusion cooking of maize/spirulina mixture: factors affecting expanded product characteristics and sensory quality.
Journal of Food Processing and Preservation 38(2): 655-664
Varinder Kaur, Manab B Bera , Parmjit S.Paneser ,Harish Kumar and J.F.Kennedy (2014) Walen gum: Microbial production, characterization and application.
Intl. J of biological macromolecules,65, 454-461
Satish Kushwaha, M. B. Bera and Pradyuman Kumar,(2013):Development of method for extraction of ellagitannin from fresh pomegranate peel, using response surface methodology.
Asian Journal of Chemistry (Print ISSN: 0970-7077 Online ISSN: 0975-427X
Kushwaha, S. C., Bera, M. B. and Kumar, P. 2013.Nutritional composition of detanninated and fresh pomegranate peel powder.
IOSR Journal of Environment Science, Toxicology and Food Technology 7(1): 38 – 42.( (Print ISSN: 2319-2399 Online ISSN: 2319-2402)
Rajni kamboj, M.B. Bera and Vikas Nanda (2013) Evaluation of physico chemical properties, trace metal content and anti oxidant activity of Indian honey .
International journal of Food Sci. Tech ,48,578-587
V. Bali, P.S. Panesar and M.B. Bera (2013) Physiological, biochemical and molecular characterization of potential bacteriocin producer strain isolated from fermented barseem.
Acta alimentaria (2013) 43:515-525
V. Kaur, M.B. Bera and P.S. Panesar (2013) Production and characterization of exopolysaccharide produced by Alcaligenes faecalis B14 isolated from indigenous soil.
International Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering Research 4(4): 365-374
Rajni kamboj, M.B. Bera and Vikas Nanda (2013) .Chemometric classification of Northern India unifloral Honey
Acta Alimentaria an Internation journal of Food Science, 42 (4), 540-551.
S. Kaur, P.S. Panesar and M.B. Bera (2012) Genetically modified foods: Global status, potential benefits and safety concerns.
Journal Punjab Academy of Sciences,9-10(1&2)28-33
Shubhneet Kaur, Parmjit S. Panesar, Manab B. Bera and Varinder Kaur. (2012) Simple Sequence Repeat Markers in Genetic Divergence and Marker Assisted Selection of Rice Cultivars: A Review.
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition (on line published)
V. Bali, P.S. Panesar, M.B. Bera and R. Panesar (2012) Fructo-oligosaccharides: Production, purification and potential applications.
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition (Published online)
V Bali, Parmjit S. Panesar and M.B. Bera (2012). Biopresevation: an emerging tool in food processing industry.
Beverage and Food World, 39(10): 50-59. ISSN 0970-6194.
S. Kaur, P.S. Panesar, M.B. Bera and Shweta Kumari (2012) Phsico-chemical, textural, pasting and in-vitro digestion properties of some basmati and non basmati rice cultivar.
International Journal of Food Properties, 17: 1055-1066
Shweta Kumari, P.S. Panesar, M.B. Bera and B. Singh (2011) Permeabilization of yeast cells for β-galactosidase activity using mixture of organic solvents: a response surface methodology approach.
Asian Journal of Biotechnology 3(4): 406-414
S. Kaur, P.S. Panesar and M.B. Bera (2011) Studies on evaluation of grain quality attributes of some basmati and non basmati rice cultivars.
Journal of Food Quality 34: 435-441.
Shweta Kumari, P.S. Panesar and M.B. Bera (2011) Production of β-galactosidase using Novel Yeast Isolate from Whey..
International Journal of Dairy Science 6(2): 150-157
Reeba Panesar, P.S. Panesar and M.B. Bera (2011) Development of low cost medium for the production of biosurfactants.
Asian Journal of Biotechnology. 3(4): 388-396.
V. Bali, P.S. Panesar and M.B. Bera (2011) Isolation, screening and evaluation of antimicrobial activity of potential bacteriocin producing lactic acid bacteria isolate.
Microbiology Journal 1(3): 113-119.
Subhneet Kaur, P.S.Panesar, M.B.Bera (2011) Studies on evaluation of grain quality attributes of some Basmati and non basmati rice cultivar.
Journal of food quality ISSN 1745-4557
K.Prasad,R.V.Vairagar, M.B.Bera (2010) Temperature dependent hydration kinetics of Cier arietrinum splits.
Food Research International, 43: 483-488
Reeba Panesar, P.S.Panesar, N.Kumar and M.B.Bera (2010) Evaluation of bacterial strain for biosurfactant productin from agro industrial waste.
Asian J, Microbiol. Biotechnol. Environ, 12, 1-8
Reeba Panesar, P.S. Panesar, N. Kumar and M.B. Bera (2010) Evaluation of bacterial strains for biosurfactant production from agro-industrial waste.
A Asian Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology & Environ. Sciences.12: 33-38.
P.S. Panesar, Y.V. Chavan, M.B. Bera, O. Chand and H. Kumar (2009) Evaluation of Acetobacter strain for the production of microbial cellulose.
Asian J. Chemistry. 21 : S099-S102.
P.S. Panesar, G. Kaur, R. Panesar and M.B. Bera (2009). Synbiotic potential dietary suppliments in functional foods.
FST Bulletin, Food Science Central ,IFIS publishing UK http://foodsciencecentral.com/fsc/ixid15640).
Gurpreet Kaur, P.S. Panesar, M.B. Bera and H. Kumar (2009) Hydrolysis of whey lactose using CTAB-permeabilized yeast cells.
Bioprocess & Biosystems Engineering 32: 63-67
Gurpreet Kaur, P.S. Panesar, M.B. Bera and B. Singh (2009) Optimization of permeabilization process for lactose hydrolysis in whey using response surface methodology.
Journal of Food Process Engineering 32: 355–368
Reeba Panesar, P.S. Panesar, D. Hasija, M.B. Bera and Harish Kumar (2009) Fermentative potential of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain for biosurfactant production.
Biological Forum-An International Journal 1: 102-105.
B.Singh, P.S. Panesar, V. Nanda, and M.B. Bera (2008) Optimization of osmotic dehydration process of carrot cubes in sodium chloride solution.
International Journal of Food Engineering. 4, 1-22.
M.B. Bera, P.S. Panesar, R. Panesar and B. Singh (2008) Application of reverse micelle extraction process for amylase recovery using response surface methodology.
Bioprocess Biosystems Engineering 31: 379-384
B. Singh, P.S. Panesar, V. Nanda and M.B. Bera (2008) Optimization of osmotic dehydration process of carrot cubes in sodium chloride solution.
International Journal of Food Engineering 4 (2) Art. 1, page 1-22.
P.S. Panesar, Shweta Kumari, M.B. Bera and H. Kumar (2008) Lactulose: Production strategies and its applications.
J. Punjab Academy of Sciences 5-6 (1 & 2).
R. Panesar, P.S. Panesar, R.S. Singh and M.B. Bera (2007) Applicability of alginate entrapped yeast cells for the production of lactose hydrolyzed milk.,
Journal of Food Process Engineering 30: 472-484.
P.S. Panesar, R. Panesar, R.S. Singh and M.B. Bera(2007) Permeabilization of yeast cells with organic solvents for -Galactosidase activity.
Research Journal Microbiology 2: 34-41.
R. Panesar, P.S. Panesar, R.S. Singh, J.F. Kennedy and M.B. Bera (2007) Production of lactose hydrolyzed milk using ethanol permeabilized yeast cells
Food Chemistry 101, (2): 786-790.
R. Paneser, P.S. Paneser, R.S. Singh, J.F. Kennedy and M.B. Bera (2006) Process optimization for B-D galactosidase production using yeast culture.
J.Biol.Sci, 6, 193-197
V. Nanda, A. Kaur, M.B. Bera, B. Singh and A.K. Bakshi (2006) Polynological studies and application of response surface methodology to establish the quality attributes in Eucalyptus honey.
A Acta Alimentaris, 35,409-422
V. Nanda, M.B. Bera and A.K. Bakshi (2006). Optimization of the process parameters to establish the quality attributes of hydroxymethylfurfural content and diastatic activity of sunflower (Helianthus anuus) honey using response surface methodology.
European Food Research and Technology. 222, 64-70
P.S. Panesar, D. Hasija, M.B. Bera and H. Kumar (2006) Biosurfactants: Properties and Applications,
J. Punjab Academy of Sciences 3: 41-49
R.Panesar, P.S. Panesar, R. S.
Singh, J. F. Kennedy and
M.B.Bera (2006) Process optimization for b-D-galactosidase production using yeast culture.
Journal of Biological Sciences 6: 193-197.
R. Panesar, R.S. Singh, P.S. Panesar and M.B. Bera (2005) Screening of matrices for the immobilization of yeast cells for lactose hydrolysis
Asian Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences 7(2): 319-322.
R. Panesar, R.S. Singh, P.S. Panesar and M.B. Bera (2005) Cell permeabilization technology and its applications in lactose hydrolysis.
Biospectrum 7: 37-40.
R. Paneser, R.S. Singh, P.S. Paneser and M.B. Bera (2005) Screening of the matrices for the immobilization of yeast cells for lactose hydrolysis.
Asian J.Microbial Biotechnology Environ.7,319-322
V. Kukreja, and M.B. Bera (2005) Lipase from Pseudomonas aerugenosa MTCC 2488 : Partial purification, characterization and calcium ependent thermostability.
Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 4, 222-226
R. Panesar, P.S. Panesar, R.S. Singh and M.B. Bera (2002) Screening of yeast strains for galactosidase production.
Indian Journal of Microbiology 42:259-261.
V. Kaushik, H.K. Sharma, K. Prasad, and M.B. Bera (2001) Utillization of husk ash from rice milling industry A review.
Jr.of Industrial pollution control, 17, 201-206
P.S. Paneser, S.S. Marwaha, Reeba Paneser, M.B. Bera (2001) Performance of Zymomonas Mobilis strain on glucose and molasses medium.
Asian Jr.of Microbial Biotech & Env. Sci. ,3,283-285.
M.B. Bera, C.J. Singh, D.C. Shrivastva, K.S. Kumar and Y.K. Sharma (2001) Storage stability of color substances in thermally processed chilli powder.
J.Fd. Sci & Tech, 38,8
M.B. Bera, D.C. Shrivastva, C.J. Singh, K.S. Kumar and Y.K. Sharma (2001). Development of cold grinding process, packaging and storage of cumin powder.
J.Fd. Sci & Tech. 38,257
S. Gour, Y.K. Sharma and M.B. Bera (1999) Emulsification capacity of raw and autoclaved faba bean flour (Vicia faba.L)
J.Fd. Sci. Tech, 36,538
S.K. Rao, G. Satpute and M.B. Bera (1995) Studies on genetic variability, heritability expected genetic advance and correlations for parching characters in gulabi gram.
Legume Research, 18.149.
Y.K. Sharma and M.B. Bera (1995) Comparative studies in the nitrogen solubility of raw and autoclaved flour of kalitur and bragg soybean varieties.
J. Dairing, Food, Home Science. 14.94
M.B. Bera, A. Aggarwal and Y.K. Sharma (1995) Energy accounting in fruits and vegetable canning industry
J. Food Sci Tech. 32, 343
C.H. Vinod and M.B. Bera (1995) Surface heat transfer coefficient of Faba bean puffed with sand
J. Food Sci. and Tech. 32. 94
S.K. Jain, R.K. Jain and M.B. Bera (1994) Qualitative and quantitative aspect of dust pollution on dhal mill.
J.Fd. Sci. & Tech. 31.55
S. Gour, Y.K. Sharma, M.B. Bera and G.P. Keshervani (1992) Nitrogen solubility of raw and autoclaved faba flour
J.Fd. Sci. & Tech. 29.15
M.B. Bera (1992) Use of deoiled rice bran: Present status and future possibilities.
Indian Food Industries, 11.36
M.B. Bera, R.K. Mukker, R. Mishra, B. Apoorve and S. Mukherjee (1991) Energy management in baking industry,
M.B. Bera, S. Mukherjee, G.P. Keshervani and Y.K. Sharma (1991) Moisture adsorption isotherm of coriander powder and fractionation of bound water based on binding energies
.J.Fd. Sci. and Tech. 28.,216
M.B. Bera, S. Mukherjee, R.K. Singh and M. Gurung (1991) studies on the cooking rate equation of Dhal.
J.Fd. Sci and Tech 28-114
M.B. Bera and R.K. Mukherjee (1991) Flow Properties of rice bran protein concentrate
J.Fd. Sci. Tech 28.27.
M.B. Bera, K.L. Sahu, S. Mukherjee, M. Bargale and Y.K. Sharma (1990) Temprature dependence of the soaking and cooking rate of Faba bean (Vicia faba L) dal.
1. J.Fd. Sci. & Tech. 27-15
M.B. Bera, H. Das and R.K. Mukherjee (1990). Moisture adsorption characteristics and storage stability of rice bran protein concentrate.
Labensm. Wise U. Technol. 23,221
M.B. Bera and S. Mukherjee (1989). Preparation of rice bran protein concentrate and its use in bread.
The Indian Journal Nutri. Diet, 26,98
M.B. Bera and R.K. Mukherjee (1989). Solubility, Emulsifying and Foaming properties of rice bran protein concentrate.
J, Food Sci. (USA) 54(1) 142-145
M.B. Bera and R.K. Mukherjee (1988). Nutritional evaluation of rice bran protein concentrate.
The Indian Journal Nutri. Diet, 25,50
Research experience and Area of research: Food Engineering & Food Biotechnology Technology.
Recent area of research: Protein Technology and biopeptides, Bacteriocine production & utilization in food preservation, Microbial production Exo-polysaccharides, Pro and Prebiotic production and their utilization, functional foods & nutraceuticals, Engineering properties of food ingredient.
Sponsored Projects Undertaken:
•Department of Biotechnology DBT (Govt. of India) sponsored project (March, 1998) tentitled “Training in food Biotechnology and research in Bioconversion of food ( Rs. 46.00 Lakh) Undersigned was the coordinator (research) of the project and worked in the areas of bioconversion of locally available cheaper raw material for food formulation.
•Min. of Human Resource Development (Govt. of India) sponsored project of Rs. 6.00 Lakh under Thrust area scheme titled “ Bio separation of Microbial Amylase Enzyme: Process Optimisation and Validation”.(2001-2003)
•All India council of Technical Education (AICTE) sponsored project of Rs.7.00 lakh on Entrepreneur development and Management (2002-2004)
•Min. of Human Resource Development (Govt. of India) sponsored project of Rs. 20.00 Lakh under MODROB project titled Infrastructure Development and Augmentation of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology lab (2003-2004)
•CSIR funded project Titled “Lactulose production by permeabilized yeast cells using immobilized cell technology (Rs 17.00 lacs) under Dr.P.S.Paneser –PI, Dr.M.B.Bera-CO-PI.
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