Prof. (Mrs.) Vijaya Khader, Former Dean, Acharya N.G Ranga .Agricultural University has been actively engaged in nutrition research and teaching for over thirty three years. Worked as First Principal at College of Home Science, Bapatla for 10 years. Headed the Department of Foods and Nutrition, PGRC, Rajender Nagar & the Director, Center of Advanced Studies in the field of Foods and Nutrition, which is only one in the country. Instrumental in starting Inter-faculty P.G. Program in Food Science and Technology and worked as a Program Director. Completed 22 independent research projects, funded by National & Inter National organizations to improve the Nutritional status of vulnerable group of population, socioeconomic empowerment of Farm, Rural, Fisher & Tribal women. Received two patents and licensed the technology. Written 4 university level text books receiving Royalty. Also worked as Dean P.G Studies, Director of Extension and Dean of Student affaires.
Visited four universities in U.S.A.; Four universities in U.K. ; Seoul ; Malaysia ; Singapore ; Egypt; Netherlands ; Italy ; Beijing ;Kunming ; Shanghai ;Australia , Bangladesh , Taiwan , Cairo and Kuala Lumpur.
Received State Best Teacher Award; Appreciation Certificate from ICAR; Women of the year; Fellow of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, FAO Fellow; Outstanding Woman Professional Award; Eminent Women Scientist Award and 3rd Dr. Rajammal P. Devdas Memorial award . Served as Member Board of Management of A.N.G.R.A.U. highest body of the University. Involved in developing recent portal on Rice in Human Nutrition namely http://www.rkmp.co.in/general-domain/rice-in-human-nutrition. Chair Person of the Task Force Committee on Biotechnology based program for Women for a period of 3 years (2014 – 2017).
Highlights Posted by World Fish Centre, Malaysia Vijayakhader, s work on fisher women through the global website, http://genderaquafish.org, run by the Asian Fisheries Society
Principal Investigator for ICT enabled Higher Education at National level on production of course ware –e-Content for P.G. subject Food Technology by National Mission for Education & Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. Of India (2012-2018).