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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Dairy and Food Science Technology

Faculty Detail

Dr. Rekha Chawla

Designation: Associate Professor
Contact Address:Department of Dairy Technology, College of Dairy and Food Science Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone : 0161-2553308
Mobile: +91 70203-83177,

Academic Credentials

  • Bachelor in Food Science and Technology
  • Master in Food Science and Technology
  • Ph.D. (Dairy Technology)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Teaching interests: Traditional Indian dairy products, functional foods and nutraceuticals, Edible packaging and fortification of foods.
  • Specialization: Teaching interest includes vast category of courses including preliminary familiarization with the dairy technology courses such as market milk, Traditional Indian dairy products, condensed and dried milk products, Food Technology, along with advanced courses such as Functional and fortified foods, Advanced food processing, etc.

Other Appointments

  • Incharge DDMC, CODST

Area of Research Interests

  • Biodegradable edible packaging
  • Functional foods
  • Traditional Indian Dairy Products

Ongoing Projects

Completed Project

Sr. No.NameFunding AgencyYear of Start
1.Development of biodegradable packaging for enhancing shelf life of khoa based milk sweetsRKVY2016-18
2.Combating the needs of Vitamin A via  fortification strategies using dairy products as vehicle for malnourished tribal communityNRDMS/DST2016-19
3.Synergistic effect of Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) and antimicrobial edible packaging on shelf-life enhancement of composite dairy foods (doda burfi and bottle gourd burfi)SEED/DST2017-20

Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Best Poster Award: Jatminder Kaur, Rekha Chawla, S.Sivakumar (2018). Use of Modified Atmosphere Packaging in extending shelf life. In: Punjab Science Congress, Ludhiana, held at Jalandhar during 7-9th Feb’2019.
  • Best oral presentation award: Viji P C, Rekha Chawla, Siva Kumar S, Nitika Goel and Veena N (2022). Development of Technology for preparation of functional Pizza Cheese (Processed) and Evaluation of its acceptability through pilot consumer study. In: SVAHE- 4th National Conference organized by College of Veterinary Science, Palampur during 6-8th May’ 2022

No. of Publications

Research: 31Extension: 38     Books/Book Chapter: 1/12  
Manuals: 13


  • Shubham Kumar, Rekha Chawla, Sivakumar S and Narender Chandla (2022). Optimization of Wholesome Composite Cereal and Fruit-Based Smoothie Employing Response Surface Methodology AMA 53(12): 11015-11026
  • Viji PC, Rekha Chawla, S K Mishra and Sivakumar S (2022). Effect of Vegetable Based Vital Ingredients on Functional Pizza Cheese (Processed) - Cost Benefit Analysis And Consumer Acceptability. AMA 53(12): 10677-10683
  • Rekha Chawla, Sivakumar S, Jasbir Singh Bedi, Selvanmuthukumaran, Deep N. Yadav and Rahul Anurag (2022). “Integrative approach of MAP and active antimicrobial packaging for prolong shelf-life of composite bottle gourd milk cake”. Coatings. 12(8): 1204
  • Gurpreet Singh*, Sivakumar, S., Chawla, R. and Viji, P.C. (2022). Development and Characterization of environment friendly starch and protein-based packaging materials for food applications. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Biotechnology- conference Special Edition. 15(02 Special Issue): 01-04, July 2022
  • Harshita Sonarthi, Sivakumar S, Rekha Chawla and Veena N (2022). "Impact of refrigerated storage on sensory and microbiological quality parameters of resveratrol fortified yoghurt". The Pharma Innovation Journal. 11(7): 4795-4800
  • Singh Manpreet, Rekha Chawla and Venus Bansal (2022). Effect of storage temperature on quality characteristics of iron fortified milk chocolate.  Indian Journal of Dairy Science.  75(3):199-207.  
  • Chawla R., Kaur, M. and Sivakumar S. (2021). Descriptive sensory profiling of thandai using principal component analysis. Indian Journal of Dairy Science. 74(2): 110-116 Naas Rating 5.95
  • Mithilesh Mahadev Watharkar, Sivakumar S, Chatli, M.K. and Rekha Chawla (2021). Quality characteristics of spicy paneer with oleoresins at different storage temperatures. Journal of Animal Research. 11 (1):97-103.
  • Rekha Chawla, Sivakumar S, Santosh Kumar Mishra, Harsimran Kaur, Rahul Kumar Anurag (2021). Modified Atmosphere Packaging for milk cake: Assessment of ideal gas composition for extending shelf life. British Food Journal. DOI: 10.1108/BFJ-09-2020-0785 (NAAS rating: 8.6).
  • Rekha Chawla, Sivakumar S, Harsimran Kaur, and Santosh Kumar Mishra (2021). Effect of starch based edible antimicrobial films and modified atmospheric packaging (MAP) on extended life of composite sweetmeat. Carbohydrate Polymer Technologies and Application.  2: 100055,