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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. Namita Rokana

Designation: Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Department of Dairy Microbiology, College of Dairy and Food Science Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone :
Mobile: 8054022977,

Academic Credentials

  • B.Sc. (Biology)
  • M. Sc. (Microbiology)
  • Ph.D. (Dairy Microbiology)

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • Dairy Microbiology.

Area of Research Interests

  • Functional food and live biotherapeutics, Valorisation of dairy by-products, Food safety.

No. of Publications

Research: 17Extension: 01   
Books: 05       
Manuals: Nil


  • Panwar, H., Rokana, N., Aparna, S.V., Kaur, J., Singh, A., Singh, J., Singh, K.S., Chaudhary, V. and Puniya, A.K., 2020. Gastrointestinal stress as innate defence against microbial attack. Journal of Applied Microbiology.
  • Singh N., Kaur R., Singh B.P., Rokana N., Goel G., Puniya A.K., Panwar H. 2019.  Impairment of Cronobacter sakazakii and Listeria monocytogenes biofilms by cell free preparations of lactobacilli of goat milk origin. Folia Microbiologica.
  • Elshaghabee F.M.F., Rokana N., Panwar H., Heller K.J., Schrezenmeir J. 2019. Probiotics for Dietary Management of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Journal Environmental Chemistry Letters.
  • Mallappa R.H., Singh D.K., Rokana N., Pradhan D., Batish V.K., Grover, S. 2019. Screening and selection of probiotic Lactobacillus strains of Indian gut origin based on assessment of desired probiotic attributes combined with principal component and heatmap analysis. LWT- Food Science and Technology, 105, 272-281.
  • Rokana N., Singh B.P., Thakur N., Sharma C., Gulhane R.D., Panwar H. 2018. Screening of cell surface properties and adhesion potential of candidate probiotic lactobacilli of human milk origin. Journal of Dairy Research, 85(3), 347-352.
  • Sharma C., Rokana N., Chandra M., Singh B.P., Gulhane R.D, Gill J.P.S., Ray P., Puniya A.K., Panwar H. 2018.  Antimicrobial Resistance: Its Surveillance, Impact and Alternative Management Strategies in Dairy Animals. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 4.
  • Balakumar M., Prabhu D., Sathishkumar C., Prabu P., Rokana N., Kumar R., Raghavan S., Soundarajan A., Grover S., Batish V.K., Mohan V. 2018. Improvement in glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity by probiotic strains of Indian gut origin in high-fat diet-fed C57BL/6J mice. European Journal of Nutrition, 57(1), 279-295.
  • Elshaghabee F.M.F., Rokana N., Gulhane R.D., Sharma C., Panwar H. 2017. Bacillus as potential probiotics: status, concerns and future perspectives. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8.
  • Rokana N., Singh R., Mallappa R.H., Batish V.K., Grover S. 2016. Modulation of intestinal barrier function to ameliorate Salmonella infection in mice by oral administration of fermented milks produced with Lactobacillus plantarum MTCC 5690–a probiotic strain of Indian gut origin. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 65(12), 1482-1493.
  • Rokana N., Mallappa R.H., Batish V. K., Grover S. 2016. Interaction between indigenous probiotic Lactobacillus strains Salmonella Tphi: Impact on intestinal barrier function. LWT-Food Science and Technology, 84, 851-860.