Designation: Assistant Professor Contact Address:Department of Livestock Products Technology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana 141004 (Punjab) Telephone : 0161-2414025 Mobile: 7276147137 Email:email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org
B.V.Sc. & A.H.
M.V.Sc. (Livestock Products Technology)
Ph.D (Livestock Products Technology)
M.B.A. (Operation Management), ICAR NET qualified (2014 & 2015)
Teaching and Other Appointments
Involved in teaching to Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry & Extension (B. V. Sc & A.H.), Master of Livestock Products Technology (M. V. Sc.) and PhD in the discipline of Livestock Products Technology.
Member of Departmental Research and Extension Committee.
Reviewer of reputed National and International journals like Animal Production Science, Journal of Meat Science, Journal of Food Science and Technology etc.
Life Time Member of
Life Time Member of “Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists (IAVPHS)”
Area of Research Interests
Development of potentially functional meat products with the incorporation of various bioactive plant materials. Improvement of the quality and safety of meat and meat products through combined novel technologies. Study of the implications of chemical changes, physical and structural properties in meat products. Valorization of meat products. Design and characterization of biodegradable, edible and/or active films. Obtaining of bioactive peptides from animal products. New product development: sensory, quality, food safety, shelf-life and marketability New applications of phytochemicals and other bioactive compounds to enhance food quality and human health; processing technologies to improve consumer acceptability of health-promoting foods Application of traditional and emerging technologies to meat products. Utilization of slaughter houses by-products into value added products.
Year of Start
Experiential learning unit for setting of facilities of hands on training
on “Development, storage and marketing of value added meat products” (Co-PI)
Development and Sale of Value Added Products for Income Generation
Strengthening of Department of Livestock Products Technology for value
addition to Livestock Products (Old: NPV-65). (Co-PI)
Studies on the utilization and popularization of processed meat products
from buffaloes and other species (NPV-43). (Co-PI)
Research Honour’s /Awards
Awarded University Merit Fellowship throughout PhD Degree.
Awarded Finnish Government Scholarship Pool Programme, EU 2013-14 through Indo-Finnish Cultural Exchange Programme, Govt. of India, New Delhi to carry out Doctoral research at University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
Awarded 1st prize at State Level Inter-University Research Festival-2011, Maharashtra state, India for the project “Development of Value added chicken meat snacks from Spent Hen meat”.
Wagh Rajesh V., Manish K. Chatli, Marita Ruusunen, Eero
Puolanne and Per Ertbjerg. 2015. Effect of various phyto-extracts on
physico-chemical, colour and oxidative stability of pork frankfurters.
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. 28(8): pp 1178-1186.
Vikas Kumar, Manish K. Chatli, Wagh Rajesh V., Nitin Mehta and Pavan Kumar.
2015. Effect of selected combination of sea buckthorn and grape seed extract
and packaging methods on storage quality of pork patties. Journal of Food
Science and Technology. 52(10): pp 6230-6241.
Wagh Rajesh V., Manish K. Chatli, Vikas Kumar. 2014. Comparative efficacy of
different Matteuccia struthiopteris extracts as an antioxidant in raw ground
pork during refrigerated storage. The Haryana Veterinarian, 53(2): pp102-105.
Wagh Rajesh V., K. S. Rathod, A. A. Shewalkar, R. Banerjee and R. K. Ambadkar.
2012. Effect of Refrigeration Storage on Proximate Composition of Chevon. Crop
Improvement, 39(2): pp1471-1472.
Wagh Rajesh V., Manish K. Chatli, Pavan Kumar and Nitin Mehta. 2014. Effect of
different concentration of fenugreek seed extracts on the large White Yorkshire
Pig meat. Indian Journal of Veterinary Public Health.