Name : Dr. Gaikwad Nilesh Nivrutti
Designation : Scientist (Agril. Structures and Process
Contact Address : NRC on Pomegranate, Kegaon, Solapur-413255
Dr. Nilesh Gaikwad completed his B. Tech. (Agril. Engg.) from MPKV, Rahuri,
Post-graduation and Ph.D. in Agril. Engg. (Agril. Structures and Process Engg.)
from IARI, New Delhi. He has served for four years as a Scientist at Central
Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana, Punjab. He
joined NRCP on August, 3rd 2013.
Most significant research achievements:
Designed developed and evaluated
the bael (wood apple) pulper machine solving longstanding demand of the bael
processing industry and bael producing farmers/triabals/forest dwellers.
Designed, developed and evaluated
electronic weight grading machine for oranges.
Designed, Developed and evaluated
fish descaling machine, low cost hand tool, processing table and display cum
Designed and developed complete
set of low cost hygienic poultry processing facility for poultry meat retailer
Successfully completed programme
of structured outreach agro processing training module for rehabilitation of
jail inmates of Central Jail, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
Provided consultancy service and
prepared detailed project report for multi-commodity agro processing plant at
ICAR RESEARCH COMPLEX for NEH REGION, ARUNACHAL PRADESH, BASAR India. costing
Rs. 1.54 Crores
Design and development of agro processing
machineries, Post-harvest management and value addition of pomegranate and its
Awards/ Honour / Recognition:
IARI Merit fellowship for PG and Ph.D.
Patent filed Tanbir Ahmad, Nilesh N. Gaikwad
and Yogesh Kumar. (2012). An innovative poultry processing table. CBR No. 9785
APP. No. 3172/DEL/2012.
M. Manjunatha, D. V. K. Samuel,
Rahul K. Anurag & Nilesh Gaikwad (2012). Development and performance
evaluation of a garlic peeler. Journal of Food Science and Technology. DOI
Manpreet Kaur Grewal,
Nilesh N. Gaikwad, S.N. Jha, D.M. Kadam, Jaspreet Kaur, Harleen Kaur.
(2012) Relationship between physical and internal quality attributes of kinnow
mandarin. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Vol. 49(4) 20-24.
Nilesh N. Gaikwad,
Tanbir Ahmad and Ajeet Singh. (2013) Design, development and performance
evaluation of fish descaling machine. Paper presented at 1st international
Conference on Innovations in Food Processing, Value Chain Management & Food
Safety at NIFTEM, Kundli on January 10-11, 2013.
M.M. Pandey, D. Rama Rao, S.
Ganeshan, D. Dhingra and Nilesh Gaikwad. (2014) Agricultural
Technologies commercialised: Agricultural Engineering. Vol. I. Indian Council
of Agricultural Research Publication. ISBN No.:978-81-910388-0-4.