AICRP on Home Science
Name of Centre: Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai (TNAU), Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Name of Component: Food & Nutrition
Dr. G.Hemalatha
Senior Scientist (Food Science and Nutrition)
& Unit Coordinator
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Experience: 25  Years
Educational Qualification
Ph.DFood Science and Nutrition2004Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
M.PhilFoods and Nutrition1992Sri Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore
Research Areas
Food fortification; community nutrition; therapeutic nutrition; food processing for health and nutrition
  1. •Awarded Proficiency in Home Science (First Prize) during the Under Graduate Degree Programme (1989). •Dr. C. S. Venkata Ram Memorial Award for Best Original Research Paper presented in the International Conference on Plantation Crops PLACROSYM XIV held at Hyderabad from 12 – 15th December (2000). •Member of the Working Group formed to work put strategies to achieve “A Nutrition secure India: How do we get there?” Jointly organized by the USAID and M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai during August 12-14 (2002). •Best Poster Award for Product Development for Poster presented in the XXXVI Annual Meet of the Nutrition Society of India held at CFTRI, Mysore from 5 – 6th November (2004). •Home Science Staff and Dr.S.Kannaiyan Award for the Best Ph.D. student in Food Science and Nutrition (2005). •Foreign Travel Grant of the Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya, Sri. Lanka for paper presentation at the Eighteenth Annual Congress of the PGIA, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka from 16-17th November 2006. •Deputed to Cornell University, USA from 24th August to 24th December 2008 for Curriculum Development in the areas of Food Technology, Food Laws and Quality Control under the MPS – M.Tech (Food Processing and Marketing) Dual Degree Program of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and Cornell University (2008). •As Selection Committee Member of Subject Matter Specialist in the discipline of Home Science, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, CREED Farm Science Center, Jayamkondam, Sriyalur District on 17.06.2011 (2011). •Awarded First Prize for Best Poster Presentation during the First Indo European Food for Health Conference held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai from 10-12 February 2013.
           Total Number of Research Articles:80
Significant Research Articles
  1. R.Yogeshwari, G.Hemalatha, C. Vanniarajan, R. Saravanakumar A. Kavithapushpam. 2019. Development of micronutrient fortified extruded rice analogues. European Journal of Nutrition and Food Safety9(1): 1-11
  2. A.Mariammal, G.Hemalatha, R.Saravanakumar, P.P.Murugan, A.Beaulah. 2019. Changes of nutrients in different green leafy vegetables during processing. Int. J. Chem. Studies7(-): 689-693
  3. Adiyaman,P,Hemalatha G, Amutha S. 2019. Regional specific low glycemic foods- Natural remedy for Diabetes (Part-II). Agribusiness and Food Industry16(7): 38-41
  4. A.Mariammal, G.Hemalatha, R.Saravanakumar, P.P.Murugan, A.Beaulah. 2019. Study of the socio-economic status and consumption pattern of green leafy vegetables among selected farm women. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci8(-): 1190-1197
  5. Adiyaman,P,Hemalatha G, Amutha S. 2019. Regional specific low glycemic foods- Natural remedy for Diabetes (Part-I). Agribusiness and Food Industry16(6): 35-37
  6. P.Adiyaman, G.Hemalatha. 2017. Influence of common household processing methods on retention of bioactive components of selected plant foods. Journal of Hill Agriculture8(3): 356-360
  7. Somasundaram Kamalasundari, Ganapathysamy Hemalatha, Premalatha Mundankandath Raghavan. 2016. Independent and Cumulative Effect of Diet and Exercise on Reduction of Adiposity Measures Among Obese People. Nutrition and Food Science46(6): 730-741
  8. Adiyaman, P,Kavitha, B, Hemalatha, G,Kanchana, S. Parvathi, S. . 2016. Commercial Value Added Products from Drumstick. e- Journal of Agriculture Science1(1): 30-35
  9. Adiyaman P, Hemalatha G, Kanchana S, Parvathi S.. 2016. Determination of the total polyphenolic content and total antioxidant capacity of commonly consumed foods in Tamil Nadu. International journal of Science and Nature7(4): 782-785
  10. Revathi, D,Hemalatha, G,Kanchana, S, Vanniarajan, C,Thiyageshwari, S . 2016. Development and Evaluation of Millet Based Nutrient Dense Supplementary Food. Advances in Life Science5(19): 8556-8562