Prasanna Belur. D


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Professional Experience: 

Academic & Industrial experience together: 25 years

Contact Details


prsnbhat [at] gmail (dot) com
prsn [at] nitk (dot) edu (dot) in


+91 8242473607
Academic Background

• PhD from NITK Surathkal - 2011 • M.E (Biotechnology) from BITS Pilani -1996 • B.E (Chemical Engineering) from Karnataka University -1993

Areas of Interest

Biochemical Engineering: Enzyme technology: Oxalate oxidase, Tannase, Lipase, protease etc., Storage stability of edible oils,Entomopathogenic nematodes

Complete Profile

Significant Projects

R & D projects:

1. Title: Development of a sustainable technology to produce oxalate depleted starch from Taro corms. PI: Dr. Prasanna B.D, Co-PI: Dr. Rungtiwa W (Mahidol university, Thailand) & Dr. E. Maribel Agoo (De La Salle University, Philippines). Grant: Rs. 25.44 Lakhs (2018-2021). ASEAN-India Science & Technology Development Fund, SERB. Feb 2018 - ongoing

2. Title:  In vitro mass culture of Steinernema jeffreyense, a biocontrol agent against key insect pests. PI (India): Dr. Prasanna B.D, PI (South Africa): Dr. Antoinette P.Malan, Stellenbosch University, South Africa – Rs. 28.16 Lakh, Indo-South Africa international collaborative research project under DST-MES framework, Dec 2016 - ongoing

3. Title: Production of n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty acids concentrate from Sardine Oil, PI: Dr. Prasanna B.D, Co-PI: Dr. I. Regupathi,- 47.2 Lakh, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) Project. Completed (Oct 2012-March 2015).

4. Title: Development of Probiotics for enhanced anti-oxidant availability. PI (India) : Dr. Prasanna B.D, PI (Ukraine): Dr. Olexy M. Dugan, NTUU “KPI”, Kiev, Ukraine, - 4.5 Lakh, Indo-Ukraine international collaborative research project under DST-MES framework. Completed (Nov 2012-Oct 2015).

Consultancy projects:

1. Implementation of BIS standards and setting up of QC lab for Elite Vintage Winery Ltd., Mudhol, Karnataka.

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 06

Completed: 07

Significant Publications
  1. Sumit Kumar Mishra, Prasanna D Belur, Regupathi Iyyaswami (2021) Use of antioxidants for enhancing oxidative stability of bulk edible oils: A review, International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 56, 1-12. DOI: 10.1111/ijfs.14716
  2. Murray D. Dunn, Prasanna D. Belur, Antoinette P. Malan (2020) In vitro liquid culture and optimization of Steinernema jeffreyense using shake flasks, BioControl, 65, 223–233. DOI: 10.1007/s10526-019-09977-7
  3. Basavaraj S. Nainegali, Regupathi Iyyaswami, Prasanna D. Belur (2019) Simultaneous extraction of four different bioactive compounds from Garcinia indica and their enrichment using Aqueous Two-Phase Systems, Food and Bioproducts Processing, 114, 185–195.
  4. Anusha Krishnamurthy, Prasanna Devarbhat Belur (2018) A novel fibrinolytic serine metalloprotease from the marine Serratia marcescens subsp. sakuensis: Purification and characterization, Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 112, 110-118.
  5. C. Vaisali, Prasanna D. Belur, Regupathi Iyyaswami (2017) Lipase mediated synthesis of rutin fatty ester: Study of its process parameters and solvent polarity, Food Chemistry, 232, 278–285.
  6. Prajna Rao K and Prasanna D. Belur (2016) A critical review on properties and applications of L-asparaginases. Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 42 (5), 720-737.
  7. Vaisali C, Charanya S, Prasanna D. Belur, Regupathi I (2015). Refining of edible oils: A critical appraisal, International Journal of Food Science & Technology. 50, 13-23.
  1. Got elected as “Member of Board of Governors (BoG)” NITK Surathkal in October 2019, for a term of two years.
  2. Worked as Faculty In-Charge of “Industry-Institute Partnership Cell” of NITK Surathkal from Jan 2018 to Nov 2019. Played an instrumental role in the preparation of Institute “Testing & consultancy policy” document in 2019.
  3. Woking as the Convener of the Institute “Intellectual Property rights” committee since 2018. Played instrumental role in the creation of NITK IPR policy document.
  4. Khorana Fellowship: Recipient of fellowship for “Khorana Program Technology Transfer Course 2013” conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) in partnership with Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF). The program was held during July 22nd – August 3rd, 2013 at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
  5. Received a grant from SERB, Govt. of India, for a multinational research project with Dr. Rungtiwa Wangsagonsup & her team of Mahidol University Kanchanaburi, Thailand and Dr. E. Maribel Agoo & her team, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.
  6. Successfully completed International collaborative research project with Prof. Antoinette Malan, Stellenbosch University, South Africa supported by DST, Govt. of India, under DST-MES framework.
  7. Successfully completed International collaborative research project with Prof. Olexii Dugan of NTUU “KPI” Kiev Ukraine & his team, supported by  DST, Govt. of India under DST-MES framework.


  1. A process for production of an alcoholic beverage from cashew apple and raisins and the alcoholic beverage produced thereof, No.: 5285/CHE/2012,In order for grant under section 43,awaiting NBA approval. India.
  2. A process for improving n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content of fish oil, No.: 201641007984, Application Published, India.
  3. A composition for reducing acridity in edible aroid corms and a method of preparing edible aroid corms with reduced acridity,No.: 202141016581

  Book Chapters:

  1. Refining Technologies for Edible oils, Prasanna D. Belur, Regupathi I, Charanyaa S, Vaisali C. Edible oil-Extraction, processing and Applications, ISBN 978-149-87-5209-1, CRC Press, 2017.
  2.  Medium Optimization for Maximum Growth/Biomass Production of Arthrobacter sulfureus for Biodesulphurisation, Asha Rani, Prasanna D.Belur, Saidutta M.B, Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering. ISBN: 978-981-10-1919-7, Springer Singapore, 2016
  3. Enzymatic Concentration of n−3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids from Indian Sardine Oil, Charanyaa Sampath, Anitha N, Prasanna Belur, Regupathi I, Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering. ISBN: 978-981-10-1919-7, Springer Singapore, 2016.
  4. Screening of Solvents for Deacidification of Sardine Oil, Vaisali C, Prasanna Belur, Regupathi I, Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering. ISBN: 978-981-10-1632-5, Springer Singapore. 2016.
  5. Reverse Micellar Partitioning of BSA with Novel System, S.S. Pawar, Regupathi I, Prasanna D.Belur, Separation Technologies in Chemical, Biochemical, Petroleum and Environmental Engineering. ISBN: 978-1-78280-964-7, 2016.

Contact us

Dr. P E Jagadeeshbabu, Associate Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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