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Kalpagam Polasa

Kalpagam Polasa

Director In-charge
National Institute of Nutrition
Tel: +91-040-27197278
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Kalpagam Polasa has three decades of research experience with more than 100 research papers to her credit. She has guided many Ph.D. students in the areas of nutrition and microbiology. She was team leader for the Indo–Australian Workshop on nutraceuticals and functional foods held at Wollongong, Australia in 2008. She served as WHO food safety expert to Bhutan. She is a member of many prestigious scientific bodies. She has established first data base on knowledge, attitude, behaviours and practice on food safety in India. As member of scientific panels of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India she has contributed to food safety regulation and management. She serves as Expert Committee Member in many national bodies and was Visiting Scientist at Institute Curie, Paris, France; Sylvius Laboratories, Leiden, Netherland, Michigan State University, USA. She is a certified GLP inspector of NGCMA (DST), Govt. of India and Member of Editorial Committee in various International and National Journals. She was a University Ranker received Young Scientist Award, Nutrition Society of India in 1989. She received Professor Srinivasan visiting scientist award from Bombay University, 2012. She was given the prestigious IFN award to undergo training in Research Management and Communication at Taipei, Taiwan. She plays an active role to disseminate information on food safety, nutrition and public health by writing popular articles.


Food safety and hygiene, Nutrient drug interactions, Diet and chronic diseases particularly nutrition and cancer, Anti-mutagenesis, Genetic and environmental toxicology and pre-clinical toxicology