Job News

Learn about the job news from fellow SMCites:

  • Pranav Shah, B.Tech (DT) accepted a position with Gay Lea Foods Cooperative Ltd., Canada. He will work as the Quality Control Technician. He is a senior member of American Society for Quality and has recently been certified HACCP Auditor by the society. Reach Pranav at pranavshah@rogers.com

  • Nilesh Saija, B.Tech (DT) has joined the Mogar Complex of Amul Dairy as Deputy Manager (Production)
  • Tanvir Feroz, BSc (DT) 1991 is working as Senior QC in Arabian Beverage Company, Kuwait. Reach Tanvir at tanvirq8@yahoo.com

  • Dr. Rajiv Dave, BSc (DT) 1986 joined as Senior Food Scientist in Greatlakes Cheese Co., Inc. New York, USA. The association acknowledges his help provided to the PG students atSouth Dakota State University, Brookings where he worked for several years
  • Rakesh Kumar, BSc (DT) 1988 is working as Manufacturing Manager at Kuwait Dairy Company, Kuwait
  • RR Thakkar, BSc (DT) 1978 is promoted to Assistant Manager. KM Patel IDD 1968, KS Maheta IDD 1972, Prakash R Patel, BSc (DT) 1975, VM Brahmbhatt, BSc (DT) 1980 andDipak Sharma, B.Tech (DT) 1991 are promoted to Superintendent (Tech) while SR Khengar IDD and PK Patel, IDD (1974) were promoted as Deputy Superintendent at Amul Dairy, Anand
  • Merhraj-ud-din Peerzada, BSc (DT) 1987 is serving as Chief Animal Husbandry Officer at Srinagar
  • Rasesh Shelat, BSc (DT) 1990 migrated to Canada. Before his migration to Canada he was in UAE for 10 years. He can be contacted at rasesh_15@hotmail.com 
  • DU Patel, IDD, 1972 and DP Prajapati, B.Tech (DT)1998 working at Amul Dairy migrated to USA and Canada, respectively
  • SB Desai, BSc (DT) 1985 is working with Madhur Dairy, Gandhinagar and Amrish D. Solanki, B.Tech (DT) 1996 joined Gandhingar DCMPU Ltd as Technical Officer. Both these alumni were with Panchmahal DCMPU Ltd., Godhara earlier
  • Alpesh Jain, B.Tech (DT) 1994 and Venkatrao Alaparthi, MSc (DT) 2003 joined Gujarat Co-op. Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. as Sr. Executive and Executive, respectively
  • Kumar Gaurav B.Tech (DT) 2001 after his completion of MSc (DC) from NDRI Banglore, joined State Bank of India at Ahmedabad office
  • Anurag BistPiyush Pandit and Chinmay Vaze, B.Tech (DT) 2001, after completion of their Master degree from NDRI, joined Almarai Group of Companies 
  • Chetan Shah, B.Tech (DT) 1999, Amol Gandhi, B.Tech (DT) 1999, Pimil Sankhesra, B.Tech (DT) 1999, Pritesh Patel B.Tech (DT) 2000 and Tejas Patel B.Tech (DT) 2000 working with Richmond Icecream, UK. Chirag Padya, B.Tech (DT) 2000, is also working in UK
  • Vivek Upadhyay, B.Tech (DT) 1999, after completion of his doctoral study joined as Post Doc Reseacher in Food Technology Division of University College of Cork, Ireland
  • YN Thakur, BSc (DT) 1968, working as Reg. Jt. Director Dairy Development, Bhagalpur
  • TR Srinivas, B.Tech (DT) 1995, is a highly successful Manger-Sales (Information Technology) and Technical Consultant with Modern Electronic Networks Co., Abu Dhabi, UAE. After graduation in Dairy Technology, Srinivas earned Advanced Diploma in Management and Professional Diploma in Marketing from All India Management Association, New Delhi. After gathering some experience of working in Dairy Plants in India, he has nurtured his interests in information technology and he is now one of the top professionals in telecom, IT, networking and customizing ERP solutions. He has
    contributed a number of articles in dailies and weekly magazines published from Saudi Arabia. He can be reached at trsriniwas@hotmail.com 
  • Capt. Ajay Pandit, B.Tech (DT) 1997, was commissioned in Indian Army in 1999. After serving in North-West frontiers of the country for few years, he was posted with the “Speical Frontier Force” along the Indo-China-Nepal border. At present he has volunteered for the most challenging assignment, that is beng employed at the world’s highest, coldest and most ruthless battle-field-Siachen Glacier
  • KC Patel, B.Sc (DT) 1974, is elevated to the post of General Manager, District Industries Centre, Jamnagar (Gujarat). His email is kc10ak@yahoo.co.in 
  • Bhavbuti M Mehta, B.Tech (DT) 1999, joined as Food Inspector, Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation. He secured the first rank from among the 500 candidates who appeared in examination for this selection. His email is bhavbhuti5@yahoo.co.in 
  • Devang Raval, B.Tech (DT) 1994, successfully completed the American Society of Quality (ASQ) certification for Quality Auditing and he is now the ASQ-CQA Certified Quality Auditor. Devang Raval is working as QA Investigator-Global Quality in a pioneering Biotech Pharmaceutical organization – Genentech, Inc. and supports QA activities for its two plants in USA and one in Spain. He can be reached at devang_raval@hotmail.com 
  • Raj Bahadur Verma, M.Sc (Dairying) in Dairy Technology, 1997, migrated to Canada and working with M. C. Dairy Let. Co., Toronto, Canada
  • Viren Shah, B.Tech (DT) 1998, joined as Technical Engineer (Occupational Health and Environmental Safety) with 3M India Ltd. (US MNC, a Fortune 500 Company) and posted at Bangalore for India region. Prior to this, Viren was working with Aventis (Formely Hoechst Marrison Roussel Ltd.) as Executive (Environment Health Safety). He can be reached at mvirnshah@mmm.com 
  • S K Mahajan, B.Sc (DT) 1980, has joined as General Manager, Jaipur Dairy, Jaipur
  • Manojbhai S. Patel, BSc (DT) 1982, CAIIB, LLB, MBA, has been elevated to the post of General Manger (CEO), in The Kaira District Co-operative Bank Ltd., Nadiad since February 2003. His son, Jitesh has joined Tver Medical State Academy of Russia for medical studies
  • Nalin Goel, B.Sc (DT) 1994, is working as AGM (Marketing) with Kanodia Technoplast Pvt. Ltd., Delhi. He is one of the most successful professionals in marketing of packaging materials. Reach Nalin at nalingoel@rediffmail.com 
  • Hemant Patel, B.Sc (DT) 1984, is working with Southern Tea, Marietta, Georgia, USA as Packaging Engineer and
    Purchasing Agent. His email is hemant.patel@sourtherntea.com 
  • Hardik Oza, B.Tech (DT) 1995, joined Universal Dairy Pvt. Ltd., Agra as Dy. Manager
  • Vivekanand, B.Tech (DT) 1998, has completed his PhD with Gilbert Chandler Campus, ILFR, The University of Melbourne, Australia. He worked on ‘Application of Novel Membrane and Adsorbent Technology for Fruit Juice Processing’. Presently Vivekanand is working with Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as Research Fellow (Dairy Separations). Vivekanand has noticed that some of our alumni have been misled by agents. There has been a lot of change in migration rules too. Under these conditions, he suggests to contact any of our alumni in Australia before planning their higher studies overseas. Reach Vivekanand at vvivek@unimelb.edu.au 
  • Prateek Kumar, BSc (DT) 1992, has been appointed as I/c Managing Director, Ahmedabad District Milk Producers’ Union Ltd., (Uttam Dairy), Ahmedabad
  • Piyush Pandit and Chinmay Vaze, B.Tech. (DT) 2001, after their completion of M.Tech from NDRI, Karnal are selected as Executive (QA) in Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd., Anand
  • Hemang Dholakia, B. Tech (DT) 2001, completed his M Sc (Food Science) from CFTRI, Mysore. He has joined Nestle India Ltd. and working at their chocolate factory at Panda (Goa)
  • Mukesh Malik, B.Tech (DT) 1994, is working as Manager Project with Modern Dairies Limited at its corporate office in Chandigarh. His email address ismalikmukesh11@yahoo.com 
  • Ashish Shah, B.Tech (DT) 1999, after completing his PG Diploma in Brewing and Distilling from UK and serving for a private company for short period, has started his own business to manufacture fermented foods such as yoghurt, dahi, lassi, etc under “a and n global” with brand name “Bliss” in Bangalore
  • Dr. H K Desai, BSc (DT) 1979, working as Managing Director of Vidya Dairy, Anand has been nominated by District Collector as Member of Public Hearing Committee of Gujarat Pollution Control Board for Anand District
  • DR Shah, BSc (DT) 1987 and Gokulakrishnan SS, BSc (DT) 1990 have been promoted to the post of Assistant Manager (Dairy) from January 2004 at Vidya Dairy, Anand
  • Pragnesh Bhavsar, BSc (DT) 1996, who was serving at Vidya Dairy as Shift Officer has migrated to Canada
  • RM Dhingani, BSc (DT) 1978 and RS Patel, BSc (DT) 1976, both working at Baroda Dairy have been promoted to Manager (Production) with effect from March, 2003
  • Kamal Kakkad, B.Tech (DT) 1999, is presently the Deputy Manager (Marketing) in Industrial Extension Bureau, Gandhinagar. He was part of a 3 member team that formulated the just announced Industrial Policy of the Gujarat State, 2003. He was felicitated by Hon. Minister of Industries at a function organized on 21st September, 2003 where his efforts were acknowledged
  • Jitendra N. Patel, BSc(DT) 1977 and MSc (Dairying) 1979 is serving as Process Controller in American Soy Products Inc., MI
  • Dr. Jitu Patel, BSc (DT)1986 is working with Southern Tea Co. (jointly owned by Tata Tea and Tetley) as a Technical Director and looks after three plants in USA (Atlanta, New Jersey and California)
  • Dilip Patel, BSc (DT)1987 has received Eckleman Dairy Leadership fellowship worth $ 100000 for Ph.D. studies. His research paper entitled “Invasion of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in bovine epithelial cells and bovine mammary epithelial cells” secured the first position in graduate paper competition in dairy foods division at the American
    Dairy Science Association
     Conference at Arizona during June, 2003
  • Dr. P.L. Choudhary, PhD (DC) 1992 has been honoured with Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award by Dr. A.R. Kidwai, the former Governor of Bihar for his distinguished achievements in the field of education in Chattisgarh. Prior to this, he had been recipient of Ratan Jyot Award too
  • Haresh Tharwani, B Tech (DT) 1998 has been commissioned into the Indian Army as Lieutenant in Air Defence Artillery
  • Sudip Bhattacharya, B.Tech (DT) 1994 is currently working as SAP architect for various software applications for different industries at New Delhi
  • Prabhudas P. Mistry, BSc (DT) 1980 is presently serving as Manager Marketing at Sangam Dairy, Guntur (AP). He has visited Denmark, Netherland, Belgium, Luxemberg and France on business trip. He has elevated his knowledge by earning PG Diploma in Import-Export from Chennai and PG Diploma in Marketing from Pondicherry University
  • Dr. Sisir Kumar Gangopadhyay, MSc (DT) 1988 has been elected the Fellow of the Institute of Chemist (FIC) by the Institute of Chemists of India on 28th August, 2002
  • Prasanth M.K., BSc (DT) 1985 is serving as Production Manager in Najran Dairy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Rajesh Bharthi, B Tech (DT) 2000 completed his MBA from Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi in April 2003 and now working in SAFEXPRESS Pvt. Ltd – India’s best logistics company and 3 PL solutions provider as Asst. Manager (Human Resource)
  • Amit Soni, B.Tech (DT) 1997 is working with American Express Co., Gurgaon as Team Manager (Finance)
  • Alpesh Jain, B.Tech (DT) 1994 and Dhananjay Dubey, B.Tech (DT) 1994 attended International Seminar and Workshop on Fermented Foods, Health status and Social well being on November 13-14, 2003 jointly organized by SMC College of Dairy Science and LUND University, Sweden at IRMA, Anand
  • Dr. HK Desai, BSc (DT) 1979, DR Shah, BSc (DT) 1987 and Gokulakrishnan SS, BSc (DT) 1990, attended International Food Conference (IFCON 2003) held at CFTRI, Mysore during December 5-8, 2003
  • Shahi Jahan Wani, B Tech (DT) 1995 got promoted to Technical Officer (Grade II) at Model Dairy, NDRI, Karnal
  • Dr. PL Choudhary, PhD (DC) 1992, was awarded “Ratan Jyoti Award” by IDRA, New Delhi on 24-4-2003 for his “Individual Achievements for National Development”. The award was presented by Sharad Yadav, Minister of Food and Civil Supply, Govt. of India. Dr. Chaudhary is working as Associate Professor at the College of Dairy Technology, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur. He is also a recipient of Best Teacher Award of the same university
  • Arun Bhargava, B.Sc. (DT) 1991, has joined a Food Company in Canada as General Manager. Prior to his recent assignment, he completed his MBA (Technology Commercialization/ Finance) 2002, from University of Alberta, Canada. He also holds an M.Sc. (Food Processing) 1995, from University of Alberta, Canada
  • Kiritbhai B Suthar, IDD (DT) 1974, is promoted as Assistant General Manager (Purchase) at GCMMF Ltd., Anand
  • Shalley Sodhi, BTech (DT) 1998, is working with Pepsi Foods Ltd. as Quality In-charge for Punjab and stationed at Jalandhar. He can be reached at shalley_pepsi@indiatimes.com 
  • Nishith Baxi, BSc (DT) 1993 and MSc (DM) 1996 completed his Executive Masters of Business Administration from University of Hertfordshire, UK and is now working with Franchise of Domino’s Pizza and handling 3 franchises as Operations Manager at Hertfordshire, UK. His email is baxinishith@yahoo.co.in 
  • CA Kansagara, BSc (DT) 1978, joined as Sr. Technical Officer (Production) at Vasudhara Dairy, Alipur after taking VRS from GDDC
  • KA Patel, BSc (DT) 1979, joined Banas Dairy, Palanpur after resigning from Vadilal Icecream Ltd. Reach him at kapatel@banas.guj.nic.in 
  • Mayur Acharya, B Tech.(DT) 1994, completed Ph D in Dairy Science from South Dakota State University under the guidance of Dr. Vikram Mistry ( B Sc (DT) 1979) and joined as Research Scientist at Wells Dairy Inc. Le Mars, USA. Mayur’s email address is mayuracharya@hotmail.com 
  • Following Alumni working at Banas Dairy, Palanpur have been promoted to the positions as shown below:
    AR Patel, BSc (DT) 1975 Sr. Manger (Production)
    IJ Memon, BSc (DT) 1973 Manger (Production)
    VD Pavaya, BSc (DT) 1974 Sr. Manger (Production)
    TM Patel, BSc (DT) 1976 Dy. Manger (Production)
    UM Parikh, BTech (DT) 1994 Production Superintendent
    AV Thakor, BTech (DT) 1997 Production Superintendent
  • PR Patel, B Sc (DT) 1972, MD, Sumul Dairy, Surat received “Management Excellence Award-2002” from the Surat Management Association (associated to All India Management Association) for transforming the old organization by using “TPM and world class management practices.”
  • Shishir Ranjan, B Tech (DT) 1994, secured First position in over all products in Regional Dairy Product Evaluation contest held in October 2002 at Kraft Foods INC., Chicago. He was judged the second best in National Dairy Product Evaluation Contest at Phoenix in October 2002. Vimal Kamadia, B Tech (DT) 1999, also participated in National contest and secured fifth position
  • Dr. HK Desai, B Sc (DT) 1979, is appointed as Managing Director at Vidya Dairy, Anand
  • After completing MBA, Kamal Kakkad, B Tech (DT) 1999, has joined IFFCO-TOKIYO General Insurance Company at Ahmedabad, as Marketing Associate
  • Pankaj I Patel, B Tech (DT) 1994, joined Sitaram Gokul Milks Kathmandu Ltd., the Biggest Dairy plant in Nepal in Private sector as Executive Manager
  • Sameer Saxena, B Sc (DT) 1991, joined Mother Dairy, Gandhinagar as Asst. Manager (Production)
  • Shri Vivek Iyer, B Sc (DT) 1990, left Vidya Dairy and joined a Dairy in Middle-East
  • Sonal Gupte, B Tech (DT) 1994, and Anand Vaja, B Tech (DT) 1997, joined Vidya Dairy, Anand
  • Goutam Kumar Das, M Sc (DT) 1991, has been transferred to Dudhsagar Dairy, Mehsana from Head office, GCMMF Ltd., Anand
  • Harit Vyas, B Tech (DT) 1987, has joined a cheese company in USA as a Senior Scientist. Before joining there, he completed his Ph D from Massey University, New Zealand and even worked for the same University. He also worked for California Polytech State University as a visiting scholar and published few research papers
  • Dr. Vikram Mistry, B Sc (DT) 1979, has been promoted to the position of Professor & Head of Dairy Science Department at South Dakota State University, USA
  • Narendra Solanki, B Tech (DT) 1998, has joined BIOCON, India Ltd., Bangalore
  • MA Mistry, B Sc (DT) 1969, AMUL is promoted as Asst. Manager (Public Relations)
  • AK Patel, IDD (DT) 1971, AMUL is promoted as Asst. Manager (Tech)
  • AS Patel, B Sc (DT) 1980, AMUL is promoted as Asst. Manager (Tech)
  • MG Meghani, B Sc (DT) 1979, AMUL is promoted as Asst. Manager (Tech)
  • SR Kaushik, B Sc (DT) 1987, is working with Borland Lab, USA. Prior to this he completed his MS from Cornell University and Ph D from Texas A & M University in Food Chemistry