Address: F-12, Horticulture,
ICAR - CCARI,
Old Goa 403 402
Phone: 0832-2284678 / 79 - Extn - 216
Email: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph.D in Agril. Engineering (Agricultural Processing and Structures) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2000
M.Sc in Agril. Engineering (Agricultural Processing and Structures) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1992
B.E. Agricultural Engineering from College of Agricultural Engineering, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 1990
PGDBM (Finance), Symbiosis, Pune, 2011
Research interests and current focus
· Design of location specific greenhouses
· Postharvest handling, processing, and Value addition
· Processing Machinery design
· Process design and Standardization
· Design of Processing Plants
Modelling and Simulation
· Application of finite element analysis in greenhouse and food processing. Modeling of heat and mass transfer processes
· Time dependent modeling of drying processes
· Artificial Neural Networks for prediction and classification
· Detection and quantification of foodborne pathogens using Fourier Transform Infra-Red
· Spectroscopy and Artificial Neural Networks.
· Worked with identification and differentiation of common foodborne pathogens.
· Microbiological work with bio-hazardous pathogens, their isolation, enrichment, culturing, growth in suitable media
· Depth profile analysis and spectral analysis of foodborne on various solid food using
· Photo Acoustic Spectroscopy
· Advanced knowledge of use of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer, Raman Microscope, Photoacoustic Spectroscopy, Surface Plasma Resonance, NMR, Z-Nose
· Design of a greenhouse-type solar dryer
· Design of a solar greenhouse for cold climatic conditions of India
· Design of naturally ventilated greenhouse for northern plains
· FTIR Spectroscopy based protocols for Food Pathogen detection
· Good Postharvest management Practices for Field Crops of Goa
· Design of a greenhouse for West coastal region
· Kokum Seed decorticator
Outreach and extension
· Organized “Entrepreneurship Training for SC Beneficiaries of Coastal Region in Vacuum Fried Technology based Processing Units”
· Organized “Cottage Level Food Processing Entrepreneurship Development for Farmers” in collaboration with IICPT, Thanjavur
· Organized “Workshop cum Exhibition on Agricultural Mechanization for Small and Marginal Farmers of Goa”.
Membership in professional societies
1) Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers
2) Solar Energy Society of India
3) International Federation for Women in Agriculture
4) Association for Coastal Agricultural Research
5) Agricultural Research Service Scientists’ Forum, New Delhi
6) International Society for Noni Science
7) Indian Society for Coastal Agricultural Research, ICAR-CSSRI RRS, Canning Town, WB.
8) Association of Avian Health Professionals
9) International Society for Horticultural Science (Annual Member)
10) Alumni Association, CAE, TNAU, Life Member
11) Society for Upliftment of Rural Economy (SURE), Varanasi, UP, India, Life member
12) Association for Food Science & Technology (India), Mysore, Karnataka, Life member
Awards and honours
Distinguished Service Certificate Award for Significant Contribution in the Field of Postharvest, Process and Food Engineering 2017 by Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, New Delhi
Selected Member of Scientific Committee of 3rd International Symposium on Innovation and New Technologies in Protected Cultivation, August 12-16, 2018, Istanbul of International Horticultural Congress 2018 ()
Member of Scientific Committee of 1st International Symposium on Ornamental Horticulture : Colour your world, August 13, 2018, Istanbul of International Horticultural Congress 2018 ()
Selected as member of Scientific Committee of GreenSys 2019 - International Symposium on Advanced Technologies and Management for Innovative Greenhouses, 16-20 June, Angers, France ()
Selected as member of Scientific Committee of GreenSys 2021 - International Symposium on Advanced Technologies and Management for Innovative Greenhouses, 24-28 October, 2021, Cancun. Mexico(
Visiting Faculty with Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department., PSU, State College, Pennsylvania, USA (2003-04)
Research Associate, Department of Food Science & Technology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA (2004-05)
Academic/ Student advising
Taught following courses for Masters and Ph.D level Students
· Instrumentation and Research Methodology in Agricultural Engineering
· Environmental Engineering for Plants and Animals
· Design of Processing Plants
· Unit Operations in Agricultural Process Engineering
· Heat & mass Transfer
Guided 6 Students of Final year B.Tech for their 1 month Attachment Training
Gupta MJ; Thangam M; Arunachalam V. 2020. Microclimatic Studies in a Double-span Greenhouse under Wind Driven and Fan Ventilated Conditions in West Coast of India, Acta Horticulturae, 227-234.
Gupta MJ; Marutha Durai R; Vanjari SS; Pandurang SC; Pitre AM. 2020, A systematic assessment of paddy losses at various stages from harvest to storage for two cropping years in the state of Goa. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 57(2):138-150.
Gupta, MJ et al. 2019. Impact analysis of Mechanization program for tribal paddy farmers of Goa. Journal of AgriSearch, [S.l.], 6(1): 55-59. ISSN 2348-8867.
Chetan Hiremath and Gupta, M.J. 2011. Customer Preference for Bakery Products in South Goa. Presidency Journal of Management Thought & Research, 1(1):48-53.
Lee, J., Gupta, M.J., Lopes, J. and Pascall, M.A. 2007. Efficacy of two acidic sanitizers for microbial reduction on metal can and low density polyethylene film surfaces. J. Food Sci. 72(8): 335-339.
Gupta M.J., Joseph Irudayaraj. 2006. Identification and Quantification of Foodborne Pathogens in Different Food Matrices using FT-IR and Artificial Neural Networks. Transactions of the ASABE, 49(4): 1249-1255.
Gupta M.J., Joseph Irudayaraj, Chitrita Debroy, Ze’ev Schmilovitch, Amos Mizrach.2005. Detection and Differentiation of Food Pathogens using FTIR and Artificial Neural Networks. Transactions of the ASAE. Vol. 48(5): 1889-1892.
Singh, A.K., Gupta M.J., R. Shrivastava and Pitam Chandra. 2005. Effect of protected and unprotected condition on biotic stress, yield and economics of spring summer vegetables. Indian journal of Agricultural Sciences, 75(8):485-487.
Singh, A.K., Gupta M.J., R. Shrivastava and T. K. Behera. 2005. Effect of NPK on growth and yield of tomato hybrids under multi-span polyhouse. Indian J. Horticulture, 62(1): 91-93.
Joseph Irudayaraj, Chen Xu Yu, Gupta M. J., and Subramanian Anand. 2004. Optical sensors for food pathogen and hazardous chemical agent detection for ISS and planetary outpost. SAE transactions, 113(1):1316-1320.
Gupta M.J., Joseph Irudayaraj and Chitrita Debroy. 2004. Spectroscopic quantification of bacteria using Artificial Neural Networks. J Food Prot. 67(11):2550-54.
Singh, Awani Kumar; Singh, Arun Kumar; Gupta, M.J. and Ranjan Shrivastava .2004. Effect of variety and spacing on growth, yield and economics of capsicum under greenhouse conditions. Progressive Horticulture, 36(2): 321-330.
Gupta M.J. and Pitam Chandra. 2002. Effect of greenhouse design parameters on conservation of energy for greenhouse environment control. Energy, 27(8): 777-794.
Singh, Awani Kumar; Singh, Arun Kumar; Chandra Pitam and Gupta, M.J. 2001. Effect of urea doses on growth and fruit yield of strawberry (Fragaria xananassa duch) cv. Chandler cultivated in greenhouse. Progressive Horticulture. 33 (2): 154-159.
Awani Kumar Singh; Singh, Arun Kumar; Gupta, M.J and Chandra, Pitam. 2002 Effect of fertilizer dose On Fruit Yield and Economics of Off- Season Cucumber Cultivation under low cost polyhouse. New Botanist, XXIX: 67-73.
Pitam Chandra and M.J.Gupta. 2000. Energy requirement for greenhouse cultivation. Agricultural Engineering Today, 24 (2): 63-70.
गुप्ता एम.जे., पांडुरंग एम. सी. एवं पित्रे आ. एम. 2016. गोवा क्षेत्र के विकास में कृषि अभियांत्रिकी की भूमिका। सिंह आर .एस., अग्रवाल के.एन. एवं सिंह के. एस. के द्वारा संकलित पुस्तिका : राष्ट्र के बदलते परिवेश में कृषि अभियांत्रिकी का अनुसंधान एवं विकास के नए आयाम में पृष्ठ 199-212.
Chandra, Pitam and Gupta. M.J. 2003. Cultivation in Hi-tech Greenhouses for enhanced productivity of natural resources to achieve the objective of precision farming. In Precision Farming in Agriculture.H.P. Singh, G.Singh and Jose C. Samuel(eds.). pp. 64-96.
Chandra, Pitam and Gupta. M.J. 2002. Greenhouses and Glasshouses for ornamental crops under different climatic conditions. In Advances in Floriculture. Vol. 4.S.K. Bhattacharjee(ed.). pp. 82-94.
Pitam Chandra and Gupta, M.J. 2002. Greenhouse Technology for High Rainfall area. In Production and Management of Flower Crops. Choudhary M.L.; Prasad K.V.; Sakker Hussain; Sindhu S.S. and Kanwar Pal SIngh(eds.). Division of Floriculture and Landscaping, IARI, New Delhi-12, pp 13-23.
Chandra Pitam, Shrivastava, Ranjan, Dogra, A.K., Gupta, M.J. 2002. Strategies for Development of Protected Cultivation in India. In Approaches for Sustainable Development of Horticulture, Singh H.P., Negi J.P. and Samuel, J.C. (eds.), DAC, MOA, 92-96.
Gupta M.J. and Chandra P. 1997. Studies on energy conservation in greenhouses using a mathematical model. In Towards Commercialisation of Clean Energy. Rao, A.N. , Sethumadhavan, R., Karthikeyan, G. (Eds.), pp. 372-388.
Juliet, M and Chandra, P. 1993. A Greenhouse-Type Solar Dryer: Drying Pigeon Peas. In Role Of Renewable Energy In Energy Policy Dholakia, K.M., Pandey, M.M., Gandhi, Nandini, Vaja, Daksha. (Eds.). pp. 67-71.
Others (technical bulletins/folders/training manuals/ course material)
Gupta MJ; Thangam M; Ramesh R; Maruthadurai R; Arunachalam V.2018. Modified Single Span Greenhouse for Small Farmers in the West Coastal Ecosystem, New Age Protected Cultivation, 4(1): 17-19.
Gupta, M.J. 2016. Greenhouse design for high rainfall, high humidity, moderate to high temperature coastal regions. New Age Protected Cultivation, 2(1); 23-24.
Priyadevi, S; Thangam, M; Gupta, MJ; Talaulikar, S; Porab, SP; and Singh, NP. 2016. Value addition in Jack fruit for nutritional and economical security in farm women. Kisan World, 43(2): 43-47.
Dr. P.K. Naik; Gaikwad, S.P.; Gupta, M.J.; Dhumal, G.M. and Singh, N.P. 2013. Low cost devices for Hydroponic Fodder production. Indian Dairyman, October issue: 68-72.
Gupta MJ; Maruthadurai, R. 2020. Training Manual on Good Postharvest Management Practices for Field Crops of West Coastal ecosystem. Technical Bulletin No. 68/2020, ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Researach Institute, pp. 52.
Gupta MJ, Maruthadurai, R, Kiran B. Kharat. 2020. Modified Pusa Bin for Use in High Rainfall Coastal Regions. Extension Leaflet-5/2020, ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Researach Institute.
Gupta MJ, Maruthadurai, R, Kiran B. Kharat. 2020. खूब पावस पडपी दर्यादेग वाठारां खातीर सुदारीत पुसा बिन. Extension Leaflet-6/2020, ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Researach Institute.
Gupta MJ, Maruthadurai, R, Kiran B. Kharat. 2020. Improved Parboiling Technology. Extension Leaflet-7/2020, ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Researach Institute.
Gupta MJ, Maruthadurai, R, Kiran B. Kharat. 2020. सुदारीत अर्द शिजोवणेचें तंत्रगिन्यान. Extension Leaflet-8/2020, ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Researach Institute.
Priyadevi, S.;Talaulikar, S.; Gupta, M.J. ; Thangam, and Singh, N.P. 2014. A guide on Jack fruit- Cultivation and Value Addition. Technical Bulletin No. 41, ICAR Research Complex for Goa.
Safeena A.N.; Thangam, M.; Priyadevi, S; Desai, A.R.; Arunachalam, V. ; Gupta, M.J. and Singh, N.P. 2014. Ready Reckoner on Cultivation of Gladiolus. . Technical Bulletin No. 43, ICAR Research Complex for Goa.
Manjunath, B.L.; Swain,B.K,; Gupta, M.J. and Maruthadurai, R. 2013. Agricultural technology options. Technical bulletn No. 30, ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Old Goa 403 402.
Thangam, M.; Priyadevi, S; Safeena A.N.; Desai, A.R.; Arunachalam, V. ; Gupta, M.J. and Singh, N.P. 2013. Cassava (Tapioca) - A profitable crop for Goa . Extension folder no. 60, ICAR Research Complex for Goa.
Thangam, M.; Priyadevi, S; Safeena A.N.; Desai, A.R.; Arunachalam, V. ; Gupta, M.J. and Singh, N.P. 2013. Improved production technology for Elephant Foot Yam . Extension folder no. 61, ICAR Research Complex for Goa.
Thangam, M.; Priyadevi, S; Safeena A.N.; Desai, A.R.; Arunachalam, V. ; Gupta, M.J. and Singh, N.P. 2013. Coloured Capsicum Cultivation under Naturally Ventilated Polyhouse. . Extension folder no. 62, ICAR Research Complex for Goa.
Thangam, M.; Priyadevi, S; Safeena A.N.; Desai, A.R.; Arunachalam, V. ; Gupta, M.J. and Singh, N.P. 2013. Anthurium Cultivation under Naturally Ventilated Polyhouse for Cut Flower Production.
Gupta, M.J., Thangam, M., Priya Devi, S. and Singh, N.P. (Eds.).2012. Technology Inventory on Agricultural Mechanization for Goa. Published in Workshop cum Exhibitionon Agricultural Mechanization for Small and Marginal Farmers of Goa, 11-12 September, 2012, ICAR RC for Goa.
Singh, Awani Kumar, Shrivastava, Ranjan and Gupta, M.J. 2004. Krishi mein plastic ka upyog. Bulletin published by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, pp 1-51.
Chandra Pitam, Shrivastava, Ranjan, Gupta, M.J., Singh, Arun Kumar, Singh, Awani Kumar and Singh, Sanjay Kumar 2002. Greenhouse mein sabji utpadan. Bulletin published by Plasticulture Development Centre, Division of Agricultural Engineering, I.A.R.I., New Delhi 110012.
Chandra Pitam, Gupta, M.J., Shrivastava, Ranjan, Dogra, A.K., Singh, Arun Kumar, Singh, Awani Kumar and Singh, Sanjay Kumar 2002. Establishment and use of a naturally ventilated greenhouse. Manual published by Plasticulture Development Centre, Division of Agricultural Engineering, I.A.R.I., New Delhi 110012