• Dr Rajesh Kumar

    Dr Rajesh Kumar
    Principal Scientist

    Dairy Chemistry Division National Dairy research Institute, Karnal-132001, Haryana Ph. 0184-2259161

    • Current Research Area
      Bioactive protein and peptide, functional dairy foods


    • M.Sc (Dairy Chemistry) from National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University) in 1990
    • Ph.D (Dairy Chemistry) from National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University) in 1994

    Major Research Accomplishments


    • Junior Research Fellowship of NDRI (1990)
    • Senior Research Fellowship of NDRI (1990-94)
    • Two best poster awards
    • Expert Member, Indian National Committee on “Main components of milk” of International Dairy Federation (IDF) (2003-2009)


    Patents, Technology, Methodology, Genetic Stock, Variety, etc.:


    • Rajesh Kumar, Varun Singhal, Ram Bhagat Sangwan and Bimlesh Mann(2009) “Comparative studies on antioxidant activity of buffalo and cow milk caseins and their hydrolysis” Milchwissenschaft (In Press).
    • Aparna Gupta, Bimlesh Mann, Rajesh Kumar and Ram Bhagat Sangwan (2009). ‘Identification of antioxidant peptides in cheddar cheese made with adjunct culture Lactobacillus casei ssp casei 300” Milchwissenschaft (In Press).
    • Rajan Sharma, Sumandeep Kaur, Y.S. Rajput and Rajesh Kumar (2009). Activity and thermal stability of indigenous enzymes in cow, buffalo and goat milk. Milchwissenchaft , 64 (2):173-175.
    • Aparna Gupta, Bimlesh Mann, Rajesh Kumar and Ram Bhagat Sangwan (2009) “Antioxidant Activity of Cheddar Cheese at Different Stages of Ripening.” International Journal of Dairy Technology 62, (3) 339-347.
    • Bajaj, Rajesh Kumar; Singhal, Varun; Sangwan, R.B.; Mann, B. and Gupta, A. (2007). Free radical scavenging activity of buffalo casein and its fractions. Indian J Dairy Sci. 60(4):239- 243.
    • Sangwan, R.B., Srinivasulu, K., Mann Bimlesh and Bajaj, Rajesh Kumar (2007). Antibacterial activity of buffalo lactoferrin hydrolysates against Bacillus subtilis. Indian J Dairy Sci. 60(3): 165-167.
    • Jyotsana Dhingra Behl, N.K. Verma, Rahul Behl, Surjit Singh, Rajesh Bajaj and S.P.S Ahlawat (2005). Purification, characterization and immunomodulatory effects of the T-cell activated bovine Interleukin-2 from the Sahiwal. Indian J Dairy Sci. 58 (2): 96-104.
    • Rajesh Kumar Bajaj, K. Narasimha, Bimlesh Mann, R.B.Sangwan and Shilpa Vij (2005). Isolation of cationic peptides from buffalo ?s1 and ?s2 casein and their antibacterial activity. Indian J Dairy Sci. 58 (6): 387-391.
    • Rajesh Kumar and K.L. Bhatia (1999) Standardization of method for lactoperoxidase assay in milk. Lait 79: 269-274
    • Rajesh Kumar and K.L. Bhatia (1999) Thermo stability of lactoperoxidase in buffalo milk and whey. Indian J. Dairy Sci. 52(3): 142 – 148