About the Conference

Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology and Research (VFSTR), Guntur and University of Malaysia, Kelantan is organizing a International Conference during 22 - 23 September, 2022 with focal theme on "Innovative Food System Transformations for Sustainable Development in Agro-Food and Nutrition Sector". The conference is planned to have about 6 Sessions in 2 days. The conference is expected to fetch about 400 plus delegate registrations from industries, academics and research organizations.

This conference is an ideal platform for deliberation, networking and partnership between different stockholders, addressing the issues of societal outreach and industry, research and academic collaboration. This platform will be provided for presentation of original research in oral as well as poster sessions through blended mode. The high quality papers will be selected for publication in Scopus indexed journal. Best paper and poster presentation will be awarded for each category of conference theme.

About VFSTR University

Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research (VFSTR) is a Deemed to be University (u/s 3 of UGC act 1956), which has been metamorphosed from Vignan Engineering College, which was started with Motto “Building Skill India” in 1997. VFSTR is offering UG, PG and Ph. D programmes in Engineering and Technology, Science, Business Management and Law. VFSTR is ranked 97 in University category by NIRF, accredited with ‘A+’ by NAAC in 2021 and also ISO 9001: 2015 certified. For further details visit our website www.vignan.ac.in.

About the Department

The Division of Food Technology was started with M. Tech in Food Technology in 2012, B. Tech in Food Technology in 2014, under the aegis of Department of Chemical Engineering. The Department is equipped with state of art laboratories and well qualified faculty drawn from premier institutions. The department is also catering the needs of food processing sector by producing skilled manpower. Department is also associated with 50+ food processing industries, national research laboratories and institutes. The department is working for the solving the contemporary issues related to the areas of value addition of agricultural produce, novel processing technologies, food safety and public health. The department is also offering Doctor of Philosophy in Food Technology and allied areas of research.

About University of Malaysia, Kelantan

The establishment of a university in Kelantan was made as a component in the Ninth Malaysia Plan to support the quality of human capital development in the higher education sector. The cabinet has specified that the philosophy of the curriculum in UMK should be based on entrepreneurship and enterprise education in all the study programmes. Therefore, taglines such as “Entrepreneurship is Our Thrust” and “Entrepreneurial University” are widely used to promote the philosophy of this university. Specialised studies for short and moderate term are grouped into three main fields of studies, namely: 1. Entrepreneurship and Business; 2. Creative Technology and Heritage; 3. Agro-Based Industry and Earth Sciences. Apart from the three fields of studies, the significant emphasis would be given to acquiring languages and the development of soft skills. These learning programs aim is to produce high-quality human capital with a first class mentality and exemplary entrepreneurship attributes.

About Faculty of Agro-based Industry (FIAT)

Faculty of Agro-based Industry (FIAT) was established on April 1, 2012 along Faculty of Earth Sciences (FSB) after more than four years under the Faculty of Agro Industry and Natural Resources (FASA). The establishment of this faculty is in line with the core of the university, where one of the core components in the establishment or university of agriculture and entrepreneurship.

Chief Guests & Eminent Speakers

Dr. D.C. Joshi
Agriculture University-Kota, Rajasthan
Dr. Charles Brenan
Executive Dean
School of Science, RMIT University, Australia
Dr. Seri Intanbt. Mokhtar
Associate Professor
University of Malaysia, Kelantan.
Dr. D.N. Kulkarni
Jain Irrigations Agri-Food Division, Jalgaon (Maharashtra)-India
Dr. K.S.M.S Raghava Rao
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati
Dr. H.N. Mishra
Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Dr. Ashutosh Upadhyay
Professor & Dean (A)
National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and management- Kundli
Dr. Jagan Mohan
Professor & Dean
National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management- Tanjavur
Dr. Srinivas Janaswamy
Assistant Professor
Department of Dairy and Food Science, South Dakota University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma
Mondelez International, Mumbai
Dr. Shilpa Tejavath
Founder and Director
NutrifyU - Health Food Start-up
Dr. Amin Malik Shah
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology, UniversitiSains Malaysia
Dr. Khamsah Suryati Mohd
Faculty of Bio resources and Food Industry, UniSZA, Malaysia


Registration Fee

Registration Type Indian Foreign
Industry 500/- 20 USD
R&D Organization 500/- 20 USD
Academic Institutions 500/- 20 USD
PG, PhD & Research scholars 250/- 15 USD
UG Students 100/- 10 USD

Important dates:
Abstract Submission : 1st Sep, 2022
Notification of Acceptance : 5th Sep, 2022
Registration Deadline : 10th Sep, 2022
Conference Dates : 22 & 23 Sep, 2022

For Indian National

Step 1: Payment through google pay
(Dr. M. Ramesh Naidu- 9930104950)
Step 2: Register by filling google form

Partnership Opportunities

Benefits for funding partners
Full page advertisement and 10 minutes presentation
GOLD SPONSOR (INR 25 Thousand)
Full page advertisement
Half page advertisement.

For Foreign National

Step 1: Pay at Account Name: VFSTR Miscellaneous
Account No. 21890210000151,
IFSC Code: UCBA0002189,
Address: Vadlamudi, Guntur-522213
Step 2: Register by filling google form

Scientific Themes of Conference

Food Process and Product Technology

Processing of fruits and vegetables, cereals, dairy, meat fish poultry, beverage, spices, traditional foods, nutraceutical and functional food sector. Novel food processing technologies - Non thermal processing, advancement in existing technologies, Recent food trends and future foods and clean eating.

Food Safety and Public Health

Food quality, Food toxicology, Biofilm, Predictive microbiology, Safety assessment, Public health and nutrition, Quality control system, Food analytical techniques.

Food Entrepreneurship

Food start-ups, Skill Development and Human Resource, Marketing challenges, Case studies in start-ups, E-Marketing in food sector.

Sustainability in agriculture and food

Global food chain, Food security, Food biotechnology, Environmental security, Contract forming, Waste to wealth, Digital and sustainable agriculture, Food in pandemic and disaster, Combating hunger and malnutrition.


Chief Patrons
  • Dr. Lavu Rathaiah, Chairman, Vignan Group
  • Shri L. Sri Krishna Devarayalu, Vice Chairman, Vignan Group, Hon'ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
  • Prof. P. Nagabhushan, Vice-Chancellor, VFSTR
  • Cmde. Dr. M. S. Raghunathan, Registrar, VFSTR
  • Prof. G. Srinivasa Rao, Dean, R&D, Dean School of EECE, Professor & HoD, EEE
Chief Convenor
  • Dr. M. Ramesh Naidu, VFSTR
  • Dr. T.V. Ramana Rao, VFSTR
  • Dr. D. Vijaya Ramu, VFSTR
  • Dr. Mohammed Aurifullah, UMK
Organizing Secretary
  • Dr. Dinkar B.Kamble, VFSTR
  • Dr. Nurhanan Binti Abdul Rahman, UMK
Organizing Joint Secretary
  • Er. M. Venkateswara Rao, VFSTR
  • Dr. Shamsul Bin Muhamad, UMK
  • Dr. Irshaan Syed, VFSTR
Organizing Committee
  • Dr. Payel Ghosh, VFSTR, India
  • Dr. Lavanya Devraj, VFSTR, India
  • Dr. Yogesh Kumar, VFSTR, India
  • Ms. Chava Sailakshmi, VFSTR, India
  • Mr. Sumit Gawai, VFSTR, India
  • Er. Narendra Kumar Gupta, VFSTR, India
  • Dr. Noor Hafizoh Bt. Saidan- UMK, Malaysia
  • Dr. Krishna Veni A/P Veloo- UMK, Malaysia
  • Dr. Khomaizon Bt Abdul Kadir Pahirul Zaman –UMK
  • Dr. Mohd. Shaiful Azman B. Mohd Rahim – UMK
  • Dr. Ikarastika Rahayu Bt. Abdul Wahab - UMK
  • Dr. Mdm. Akmal Adilah Idris - UMK

International Conference

Innovative Food System Transformations
for Sustainable Development
in Agro-Food and Nutrition Sector

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