4th National Conference on Current & Emerging Process Technologies

Exploring Innovations in Technology for Sustainable Development & Economic Growth


Virtual Mode

February 20, 2021

Department of Food Technology

Kongu Engineering College

Perundurai, Erode 638060

Tamil Nadu

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About Us


Kongu Engineering College (KEC) was established in the year 1984. Approved by AICTE, New Delhi and affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. The Institution has completed 36 years of dedicated and excellent service in the field of technical education. It offers 14 UG, 19 PG and 16 Research programmes in Engineering, Applied Sciences and Management branches. The Institution has got NBA accreditation for UG programme, Best Engineering College award and the Best Principal Award twice. The Institution is one among the best in imparting high quality technical education in Tamil Nadu and it is ranked high among the Engineering Institutes including IITs, NITs, Central Universities by various surveys conducted by magazines such as Outlook, The Week, Competition Success Review etc. The institution has established a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) supported by Department of Science and Technology (DST) Government of India.


The Department of Food Technology was started in the year 2006 with B. Tech. program & M. Tech. from 2013 onwards. The department is also a Ph.D. research center recognized by Anna University, Chennai. It has been regularly a basis for producing efficient technologists with outstanding academics & overall performance in addition to pioneering the development of innovative technologies for conservation and processing of raw foods and value addition. Many sponsored seminars/ workshops by ICMR, DST, DBT, MoES, NSTEDB, AICTE has been conducted and organized national and international conferences. It has an established Research laboratory funded by UGC and MOFPI. Some of the sophisticated research facilities in the department are HPLC, Microwave Assisted Drier, UASB Reactor etc., and has laboratories for Microbiology, Biochemistry, Dairy Engineering, Food Process Engineering, Fruit & Vegetable Processing, Food Packaging, Baking & Confectionery and Food Analysis and Quality Control. It maintains good placement in leading food industries like ITC, Parle Agro, Hatsun Agro Pvt Ltd, Cavinkare Pvt Ltd etc. It has MOU signed with various industries and Institutes/ Universities including SKM Egg Private Limited, Vinu Foods, Angel Starch and IIFPT.

Our Goal


The National Conference on Current & Emerging Process Technologies CONCEPT-2021 aims at bringing together the leading academic scientists, industrial persons, researchers and budding students to exchange and share their experiences and research outcomes in the aspects of emerging  and advanced process technologies.

Our Major Domain are

  1. Advanced Food Process Technology

  2. Biochemical Engineering & Microbiology

  3. Food Quality Assurance & Control

  4. Food Storage & Preservation

  5. Nanotechnology

  6. Advanced Separation Technologies

  7. Catalysis & Reaction Engineering

  8. Chemical Process Technology & Safety

  9. Polymers, Composites & Material Technology

  10. Renewable Energy

  11. Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals

  12. Waste Water Treatment, Reuse & Recycle

  13. Process Modelling, Simulation & Optimization

  14. Others - include advances in science, engineering, and technology​


Director-Centre for Food Science and Technology, Head-FPT, Karunya Institute of Technology CBE
Professor - Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Trichy
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Abstract Submission           : January 18, 2021
Intimation of Acceptance  : January 21, 2021 
Registration Deadline        : January 31, 2021


All participants are invited to submit abstracts through Google Forms. For abstract preparation please refer to the abstract template Download Abstract templateSubmitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed for their acceptance by the Scientific Committee.

Any Query mail to concept2k21@gmail.com

Please ensure that atleast one author has to register on or before January 31st, 2021 to include their abstract in the Conference proceedings and individual registration is mandatory for getting certificates for the Co - Authors.


AIP Full Paper Template 

Author Guidelines


Selected Full Papers will be published in SCOPUS indexed journal with additional charges***
AIP Conference Proceedings (ISSN: 0094-243X, E-ISSN: 1551-7616)

Indexing / Supported by

  1. Each Paper will be assigned Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from the DOI Directory

  2. The proceeding shall be submitted to CNKI, Google Scholar, DRJI, DOAJ, CiteseerX, etc. for Indexing.

  3. The Proceeding will be archived in the World Research Library i.e. www.academicresearchlibrary.org

  4. Selected Papers will be Recommended for Publication in SCOPUS Indexed Journals After Peer Review Process and Assessment (**Author should submit the full paper in the appropriate format of the journal )



National Advisory Committee

  • Dr. S. Ramalingam, Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai

  • Dr. P. Rajkumar, Prof. & Head, Dept. of Food Process Engineering, Agricultural Engineering College, Coimbatore

  • Dr. K. Rathnakumar, Prof. & Head, Tamil Nadu Dr.J. Jayalalitha Fisheries University, Nagapattinam

  • Dr. K. Suresh Kumar, Prof. & Head, Dept. of Food Safety and Quality Testing, Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thiruvarur

  • Dr. I. Ganesh Moorthy, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, Kamaraj College of Engineering, Virudhunagar

  • Dr. R. Balakrishnaraja, Associate Professor, Dept. of Food Technology, Bannari Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam

  • Dr. Vidya R. Sridhar, Principal Scientist, AVT, Chennai

  • Dr. N. Ramasubramaniam, Managing Director, VR- Food Tech Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai

  • Mr. M. Chandramohan, Managing Director, Microcore Research Lab, Erode

  • Dr. V. Satyanarayana Suggala, Professor, Chemical Engineering, Director (Academic and Planning), JNTU Anatapur, Andra Pradesh

  • Dr. V. Sivasubramanian, Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kozhikode

  • Dr. N. Balasubramanian, Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai

  • Dr. V. Sivakumar, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai

  • Dr. K. B. Radhakrishnan, Prof. & Head, Department of Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering, Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Trivandrum

  • Dr.S.Suresh, Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

  • Dr. B. Bharathiraja, Prof. & Head, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Vel Tech High Tech Dr.Rangarajan Dr Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai

  • Dr. M. Rajasimman, Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Annamalai University, Chennai

  • Mr. T. Muruganandam, General Manager – HCU, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), Mangalore

  • Mr.R.Nagarajan, General Manager, Cholamandalam MS Risk Services Limited (CMSRS), Chennai

Chief Patron



Kongu Engineering College




Kongu Engineering College


Dr.V.Chitra Devi

Professor & Head

Dept.of Food Technology



Assistant Professor

Dept.of Food Technology


Assistant Professor

Dept.of Chemical Engineering

Mr.R.Sathish Raam

Assistant Professor

Dept.of Chemical Engineering

Mr.V.Arun Joshy

Assistant Professor

Dept.of Food Technology

Local Organizing Committee

Dr.R. Baskar

Dr. S. Kandasamy

Dr. V. Sudhakar

Dr. A. Sudha

Dr. V. Sangeetha

Mr. J. Jony Blessing Manoj





Ms. N. DhivyaBharathi




Mr.M.S.Shivaswamy / Mr.V.Arun Joshy / Mr.S.Mothil / Mr.R.Sathish Raam

Organizing Team CONCEPT-2021

Department of Food Technology & Department of Chemical Engineering

Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode-638060

Ph: 04294-226606

Mobile: +91-9043884899 / +91-9443950375 / +91-9750393957 / +91-9789535777

Email: concept2k21@gmail.com

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