Dr. (Mrs.) NMNK Narayana

BSc (Agriculture), M Phil (Ruh) , PhD

Senior lecturer in Animal Science
Dept of Animal Science
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Phone

:

+94 41 22 92 200 / Ext 250 (Office)

+94 72 5855623 (Mobile)

Fax

:

+94 41 22 92 384

E-mail

:

nayananarayana1970@gmail.com

nayana@ansci.ruh.ac.lk

   

FULL NAME

Narayana Mudiyanselage Nayana Kumari Narayana

 

PERSONAL

Born February 02, 1970

Married

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan

 

LANGUAGE ABILITY

English excellent

Sinhala mother tongue excellent

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

Basic Education

  • School Attended : Girls’ High School, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Higher Education

  • B.Sc. (Agriculture): Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1993-1997)-Second Class (Upper Division Honours).

  • M.Phil (Animal/Dairy Science): Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1999-2004).

  • PhD (Dairy Technology): National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India (2009-2012).

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successfully completed the International Training Course on “Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Techniques” conducted by Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, India under TCS Colombo Plan in year 2007 (15th October to 14th November, 2007).

  • Successfully completed the International course on “System Analysis and Design for Agricultural Development” which was held by the International Agricultural Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands from 12th to 23rd April, 2004.

  • Successfully completed the International course on “Development of the Dairy Chain” which was held by the International Agricultural Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands from 22nd March to 9th April, 2004.

  • Successfully completed the Certificate Course for Professional Development in Higher Education (CCPDHE) conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Ruhuna, Sri lanka (6 months course).

 

SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIA/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  • Workshop on “Writing a High Impact Research Article” organized by the Young Scientist Forum (YSF) of the National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) held on 9th and 10th July 2015 at the Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute.

  • Workshop on principles and procedures of assessment conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Ruhuna, Sri lanka.

  • Jaffna University International Conference: JUICE 2014, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka 18-19 December, 2014.

  • International Symposium of Faculty of Agriculture–ISAE 2014: Agriculture and Environment held on 27th November, 2014 at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • Wayamba International Conference: WinC 2014 of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka 29-30 August, 2014.

  • Training of Trainers workshop on “Delivering Soft Skills” conducted for the academic staff of the University of Ruhuna from 23rd – 25th May 2014 organized by University of Ruhuna (University Development Grants, HETC Project) funded by the World Bank.

  • Workshop on “Training Student Counselors to give a better counseling service: Guidance and Counseling for University Students” held on 25th March, 2014 at the faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna: Organized by the Staff Development Centre, University of Ruhuna and Funded by Higher Education for the Twenty First Century (HETC) Project, Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka.

  • International Symposium of Faculty of Agriculture–ISAE 2013: Agriculture and Environment held on 28th November, 2013 at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • Workshop on “Essentials for Biological Research” organized by the Young Scientists Forum of the National Science and Technology Commission in Association with Staff Development Centre, University of Ruhuna on 5th September 2013 at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

  • 3rd International Symposium of South Eastern university of Sri Lanka, 6-7 July 2013, Oluvil, Sri Lanka.

  • XL Dairy Industry Conference on “Indian Dairying: Perspective 2020”, at New Delhi, India from 2-5th February, 2012.

  • International conference on ‘Functional Dairy Foods’, Organized by Dairy Technology Society of India and National Dairy Research Institute, at Karnal, Haryana, India from 16th-19th November, 2011.

  • 2nd National Symposium 2009, organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

  • National Symposium 2008, organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

  • Workshop on “Research and Development: The need for a new Research Culture” organized by the Young Scientists Forum of the National Science and Technology Commission in Association with Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science on 21 December 2004 at University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE

 

Name of Employer

  • Vice Chancellor, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka

Positions

  • Visiting Lecturer of the MSc (Animal Science) Degree Programme offered by the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I) from 16-12-2010 to date in the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

  • Senior Lecturer (G II) from 16-12-2004 to 15-12-2010 in the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

  • Lecturer (probationary) from 04-01-1999 to 15-12-2004 in the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka from March 1998- December 1998

  • Research Assistant in a fisheries project of the University of Peradeniya from July 1997- March 1998

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Life member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Life member of the Sri Lanka Association of Animal Production

  • Committee member of the Ruhuna University Women's Associatio

  • A member of the Ruhuna University Agriculture Teachers' Association.

  • Senior Tresurer of the Ruhuna university Birds' club.

  • Member of Indian Dairy Association

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

  • Best oral presentation presented at the Technical Session on Agricultural Interventions of the 10th Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna held on 20th March 2013 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • Council for Agricultural Research Policy, Sri Lanka (2009-2012), Scholarship offered for PhD Programme.

  • Fellowship offered by TCS Colombo Plan, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India in year 2007 to complete the International Training Course on “Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Techniques” conducted by Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, India (15th October to 14th November, 2007).

  • Fellowship offered by Netherland Fellowship Programme (Nuffic) to complete the International course on “Dairy Farming for Rural Development” which was held by the International Agricultural Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands from March 22nd to April 23rd, 2004.

  • Postgraduate Research Grant awarded to follow M. Phil Degree from Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya in year 2000.

  • Prof. R. R. Appadurai Memmorial Prize meant for best all round student specialized in the field of Animal Science for the year 1997 by the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

 

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES/COMMITMENTS

  • Student counselor, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

  • Academic counselor, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

  • Chairperson (ISAE 2014 Student Session), Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

  • Coordinator (MSc Animal Science), Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

  • Member of Vice Chancellor’s and Dean’s Awards Committee, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

  • Member of Farm Development Committee, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

  • Member of the Landscaping Committee, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

 

RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT

  • Quality evaluation of cream under different storage conditions for the development of a higher quality sour cream.

  • Improvement of raw cow milk quality by applying proper milking practices in Matara District.

 

IN SCI/REFEREED JOURNALS

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Gupta, V. K. (2014). Quality of cow milk plain set yoghurt as affected by ultrafiltration process. Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension.16(3):73-79.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Gupta, V. K. (2013). Effect of total milk solid content adjusted by adding ultrafiltered milk retentate on quality of set mango yoghurt. Int. J of Dairy Tech. 66 (4). Pp: 570-575 doi:10.1111/1471-0307.12081.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K., Jayasinghe, J. M. P. K. and Edirisinghe U. (2003). Evaluation of bacterial profiles of srimp farm treatment systems and the impact of the use of probiotic on shrimp health and farm performance. Sri Lanka J of Animal Production, 2 (1):15-22.

 

IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIA

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Gupta V. K. (2014). Effect of refrigerated storage on quality of set yoghurt made from ultra filtered milk. Proceedings of the Jaffna University International Conference: JUICE 2014, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka 18-19 December, 2014. Pp.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Gupta V. K. (2014). Use of ultra filtration process in the manufacture of mango yoghurt: Optimization of fruit pulp level. Proceedings of the Wayamba International Conference: WinC 2014 of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka 29-30 August, 2014. Pp 210.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Gupta, V. K. (2013). Effect of milk base heat treatment on physicochemical, physical, textural and sensory attributes of plain set yoghurt made employing ultra filtration process. Paper presented at the International Symposium of Faculty of Agriculture–ISAE 2013: Agriculture and Environment held on 28th November, 2013 at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Gupta, V. K. (2013). Physical, textural and sensory attributes of plain set yoghurt made employing ultra filtration technique as affected by titratable acidity during incubation. Biology, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium of South Eastern university of Sri Lanka, 6-7 July 2013, Oluvil, Sri Lanka.pp19-24.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Gupta, V. K. (2012). Qualtity of set yoghurt as affected by levels of ultrafiltration concentration of milk and inoculum. XL Dairy Industry Conference. 2-5 February 2012, New Delhi, India.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Gupta V. K. (2015). Changes during refrigerated storage of strawberry set yoghurt made by milk standardized using ultra filtered retentate. Paper presented at the 12th Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka which was held in 04th March, 2015.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Gupta V. K. (2014). Effect of standardizing milk base using 5 fold utrafiltered cow skim milk retentate on quality characteristics of plain set yoghurt Paper presented at the 11th Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka which was held in 19th March, 2014.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Gupta, V. K. (2013). Effect of direct ultrafiltration of milk vs. ultrafiltered retentate addition for the adjustment of total solids in yoghurt milk on quality of cow milk set yoghurt. Programme and abstracts of 10th Academic Sessions. University of Ruhuna. Pp:71.

 

Narayana N.M.N.K. and Sandika A. L. (2009) Cottage curd production in Matara district with special emphasis on farmer awareness and preference towards the use of an improved culture for the production of quality curd. Proceedings of the 2nd National Symposium 2009, Organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Pp: 80.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K., Premakumara, M. M. K. and Lal, P. K. (2009). A comparative study of the quality of yoghurt marketed in Southern Sri Lanka by large scale manufacturers and by rural households. Proceedings of the 6th Academic Sessions. University of Ruhuna. Pp:55.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K., De Silva W. S. S. and Rupasingha, L. (2008). Effect of storage temperature of raw cream on quality of sour cream. Proceedings of the National Symposium 2008. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. Pp:46-47.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K., Attanayaka, Y. I., Serasinhe, R. T. and Rupasingha, L. (2008). Development of a whey beverage with higher sensory qualities and a better shelf life. Proceedings of the 5th Academic Sessions. University of Ruhuna. Pp:149-154.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K., Kulasooriya, J. H. K., Arsakularathna, D. A. M. and Serasinhe, R. T. (2008). Investigation into quality of ice cream with Anona (Annona muricata) Proceedings of the 5th Academic Sessions. University of Ruhuna. Pp:137-142.

 

Subasinghe, S. N., Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Gunawardana, W. W. D. A. (2007). Hygeinic quality assessment of raw cow milk in MILCO farmers (A case study in Akurugoda area). Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (63nd Annual Sessions), Pp: 45.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Silva, K. F. S. T. (2006). Effect of temperature-time combination and CO2 addition on destruction of thermoduric and psychrotrophic microorganisms in chilled pasteurized cow milk. Abstracts of the 4th Academic Sessions. University of Ruhuna. Pp:10.

 

Najila Gayani, S. P. P., Gunawardana, W. W. D. A., Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Hettige, S. (2006). Analytical Observations on hygienic milk production in buffalo farms of Nilwala River basin of Matara District. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (62nd Annual Sessions), Pp: 181.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Silva, K. F. S. T. (2006). Effect of temperature-time combination and CO2 addition on shelf life extension of chilled pasteurized cow milk. Proceedings of the 3rd Academic Sessions. University of Ruhuna. Pp:52-56.

 

Gajaweera, C. J., Narayana, N. M. N. K., Arsakularathna, D. A. M. and Serasinhe, R. T. (2005). Development and quality evaluation of value added mangrove apple ice cream. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (61st Annual Sessions), Pp: 120.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. and Silva, K. F. S. T. (2004). Effect of addition of low levels of CO2 on keeping quality of raw milk. Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (60th Annual Sessions), December 2004 Pp: 89.

 

Narayana, N. M. N. K. (1999). Economics of goat industry related products. Publication of the seminar and workshop on “Goat production for the rural agricultural development” Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya. Pp: 50-53 (A Sinhala publication).

Processing of dairy products

Functional dairy products and fermented dairy products

Dairy food contaminants