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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary And Animal Sciences University

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College of Veterinary Science

Faculty Detail

Dr. Nitin Mehta

Designation: Associate Professor
Contact Address:Department of Livestock Products Technology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab 141004
Telephone : 0161-2414025
Mobile: 9779019271,

Academic Credentials

  • B.V.Sc & A.H (Gold Medalist)
  • M.V.Sc in Livestock Products Technology
  • Ph.D in Animal Products Technology

Teaching and Other Appointments

  • U.G, P.G and PhD courses of Livestock Products Technology

Other Appointments

  • Chairman, Departmental Academic Affairs Committee

Area of Research Interests

  • Quality Control of Livestock Products using encapsulation and nano technology, Bioactive Biodegradable films and Novel Livestock Products Development.

Ongoing Projects

Sr. No.


Title of project

Funding agency




Encapsulation of natural bioactive compounds and micronutrients for the enhancement of nutritive, preservative and processing functionality of meat products

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), GoI




Development and dissemination of processing technologies of value-added meat products for enhanced economic benefits





Novel bioactive edible films for extending shelf-life of meat-based products

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), GoI




Processing of meat and egg into newer value-added products for popularization and better marketing





Development of Designer Meat and Egg Products for Health Benefits and Marketing





Development and mechanization of low-fat, high-fibre functional meat products

CIPHET, Ludhiana (Institutional Project)




Bioactive biodegradable composite films for the extension of shelf life of livestock products

Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India

2017- 20



Processing of slaughter house byproducts for the development and storage stability of pet foods.





Designer food for Management of Type-2 diabetes: Targeting the gut hormone modulatory potential of Probiotics.

Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India


Research Honour’s /Awards

  • Dr. B.D. Bahl Gold Medal in B.V.Sc. & A.H.
  • CCSHAU Merit Scholarship throughout B.V.Sc. & A.H.
  • Moxel Merit Award for 2nd best outgoing student in B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree programme for year 2006
  • ICAR- Junior Research Fellowship
  • ICAR -Senior Research Fellowship
  • CSIR- Junior Research Fellowship
  • Best Teacher Award, College of Veterinary Science for year 2017-18
  • Best Researcher Award, College of Veterinary Science for year 2018-19
  • Young Scientist Award by National Academy of Veterinary Science (India)
  • Associate Fellow, National Academy of Dairy Science (India)
  • Membership Award, National Academy of Veterinary Science (India)
  • Best Paper/Poster Presentation Awards: 45

No. of Publications

Research: 87
Extension: 18     
Books: 05  
Manuals: 15


  • Mehta, N., Ahlawat, S. S., Sharma, D. P., & Dabur, R. S. (2015). Novel trends in development of dietary fiber rich meat products—a critical review. Journal of food science and technology, 52, 633-647.
  • Mehta, N., Kumar, P., Verma, A. K., Umaraw, P., Kumar, Y., Malav, O. P., ... & Lorenzo, J. M. (2022). Microencapsulation as a noble technique for the application of bioactive compounds in the food industry: A comprehensive review. Applied Sciences, 12(3), 1424.
  • Mehta, N., Kumar, P., Verma, A. K., Umaraw, P., Khatkar, S. K., Khatkar, A. B., ... & Sazili, A. Q. (2022). Ultrasound-assisted extraction and the encapsulation of bioactive components for food applications. Foods, 11(19), 2973.
  • Mehta, N., Sharma, B. D., Kumar, R. R., Kumar, P., Malav, O. P., & Verma, A. K. (2015). Fortification of low-fat chicken meat patties with calcium, vitamin E and vitamin C. Nutrition & Food Science, 45(5), 688-702.
  • Punya, H. N., Mehta, N., Chatli, M. K., Wagh, R. V., & Panwar, H. (2019). In-vitro evaluation of antimicrobial and antioxidant Efficacy of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) essential oil. Journal of Animal Research, 9(3), 443-449.
  • Kaul, S., Kaur, K., Kaur, J., Mehta, N., & Kennedy, J. F. (2023). Properties of potato starch as influenced by microwave, ultrasonication, alcoholic-alkali and pre-gelatinization treatments. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 226, 1341-1351.
  • Kaul, S., Kaur, K., Mehta, N., Dhaliwal, S. S., and Kennedy, J.F. (2022). Characterization and optimization of spray dried iron and zinc nanoencapsules based on potato starch and maltodextrin. Carbohydrate Polymers, 282 119107.
  • Verma, A. K., Chatli, M. K., Mehta, N., & Kumar, P. (2022). Antimicrobial and antioxidant potential of papain liver hydrolysate in meat emulsion model at chilling storage under aerobic packaging condition. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 1-13.
  • Kumar, P., Kaur, S., Goswami, M., Singh, S., Sharma, A., & Mehta, N. (2021). Antioxidant and antimicrobial efficacy of giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) stem powder in spent hen meat patties under aerobic packaging at refrigeration temperature (4±1?). Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 45(10), e15772.
  • Kumar, P., Mehta, N., Kantale, R. A., Chatli, M. K., Hundal, J. S., & Wadhwa, M. (2020). Effect of fibre combination on quality characteristics of chevon patties. Indian Journal of Small Ruminants (The), 26(1), 97-103