Hilda Vasanthakaalam,PhD

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Office Location: 
Busogo Campus
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Education Background

Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Agriculture College and Research Institute,

Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, Madurai, Tamil Nadu State India

Thesis: “Studies on the food handling practices and microbiological safety of street foods in Madurai


Topical Researches:

(1)Studies on the nutritional qualities of selected species of Amaranthus

(2) Studies on the development of Amla (gooseberry) RTS, squashes and their blends with lime and pineapple.

Master of Science in Food Service Management and Dietetics

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore,

Thesis: Nutritional Assessment of patients undergoing Haemodialysis

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Food Service Management and Dietetics

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore,


Research /consultancies/Community service

  • Principal Investigator (PI) of CRSP Bean project in 2008 – 2012 at KIST;
  • PI of Harvest Plus Beans Project in 2010 to 2013;
  • PI of UR- Sida Millet Research, 2014 to 2016



F. Matsiko, E. Murindwa, C. Niyigena, B. Hitimana, (2014) HildaVasanthakaalam  Comparison and evaluation of the quality and storage stability of soy and peanut butter, Pakistan Journal of Food Science, November 2014Pages:50 - 56 ISSN (Print) 2226 - 5899

Martin Ongol Patrick, E. Niyonzima, Gisanura Innocent and Hilda Vasanthakaalam (2014)  Effect of germination and fermentation on the nutrients in maize flour, Pakistan Journal of Food Science, November 2013Pages:183-188 ISSN (Print) 1605-2552

Rufus Jeyakumar and Hilda Vasanthakaalam (2014) Sectoral contribution towards the economic growth of Rwanda, ULKscientific Journal, Vol 31, Pg 7 to 20 ISSN 2308-5843

Hilda Vasanthakaalam 2011 Adding value to Grains – Science, Nutrition and Technology – Lambert Academic Publishing. Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8454-3847-4 (BOOK)

Hilda Vasanthakaalam and Theogene Dusingizimana Processing, development and consumer acceptability of puffed soy ball KIST Journal of Science and Technology 1 (1) pp. 7-13 © 2011

Robert Mazur, Manju Reddy, Susanna Hendrich, Dorothy Nakimbugwe, Hilda Vasanthakaalam, Michael Ugen and HenryKiziteo 2012 “Enhancing nutritional value and marketability of beans through research and strengthening key value chain stakeholders in Uganda and Rwanda.” CRSP Bean Technical Highlights Report – 2012February

Ingabire Marie Rose and Hilda Vasanthakaalam Comparison of the Nutrient composition of four sweet potato varieties cultivated in Rwanda American Journal of Food and Nutrition ISSN: 2157-0167 (Print), 2157-1317 (Online) Volume 1 Issue 1, January 2011

Hilda Vasanthakaalam “Sorghum a versatile ingredient “Publication Division of the Institute for Social Sciences and Research, Vellore, India. 1995

Hilda Vasanthakaalam “Geriatric Nutrition” The Vellore Guide, Volume 4 (42) Pg. 37 – 42

Hilda Vasanthakaalam and Dorothy Jaganathan, “Nutritional status of patients undergoing Haemodialysis” at the Nutrition Society of India Conference, Oct 1992 Pg139

Hilda Vasanthakaalam and Ida Selvarani “Harnessing Tourism professionals in India” Report on the workshop on Tourism Education in India 4-5 Aug, 1995

Hilda Vasanthakaalam and Jeyakumar 1997 “A study on the profile of Hotels and Lodging establishments in Vellore”Publication Division of the Institute. 1997

Hilda Vasanthakaalam, Environmental Pollution and Tourism, Edited by: B. D. Sharma, Vedam Book Publishers,Anmol, New Delhi, ISBN 81-261-1319-7 1st edition 1997 2nd edition 2002

Hilda Vasanthakaalam “Tourism Promotion” Publication Division of the Institute. 1997

Hilda Vasanthakaalam “Environmental concern for Tourism Planning in India” Indian Journal of Tourism and Management, vol. 1, no. 1, January/March 1992, pp. 1-9.

Hilda Vasanthakaalam “Destination Development in North Arcot District” Indian Journal of Tourism and Management. Vol.4 No.1 Jan – March 1993, Pg 1- 9