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Dr. Gaikwad Nilesh Nivrutti



Name                                     : Dr. Gaikwad Nilesh Nivrutti                                          

Designation                           : Scientist (Agril. Structures and Process Engg.)

Contact Address                  : NRC on Pomegranate, Kegaon, Solapur-413255 (MS)

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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 storage unit.
  • 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


Research Interests:

  • Design and development of agro processing machineries, Post-harvest management and value addition of pomegranate and its processing co-products.


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.

Selected publications:

  • 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 10.1007/s13197-012-0879-5.
  • 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.


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