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Vijayalakshmi Govindaswamy Edit Profile

food technologist , researcher , Food microbiologist

Vijayalakshmi Govindaswamy, Indian food microbiologist, food technologist, researcher. Recipient Distinguished Leadership award American Biographical Institute, 1997.


Govindaswamy, Vijayalakshmi was born on September 19, 1953 in Kolar Gold Fields, Karnataka, India. Son of Govindaswamy Perumal and Seethammal Virunchipuram.


Master of Science in Botany, Mysore University, India, 1974. Master of Philosophy in Food Science, Mysore University, India, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science, Mysore University, India, 1989.

Junior diploma in German language, Mysore University, India, 1988. Bachelor of Education, St. Joseph's College, Mysore, 1976.


Headmistress St. Aloysious School, Bangalore, India, 1976-1977. Junior science assistant Central Food Technology Research Institute, Mysore, 1977-1980, senior science assistant, 1980-1981, senior scientist, 1981-1995, principal scientist, since 1996. Visiting professor Research Institute Food Science, Kyoto (Japan) University, 1995.

Visiting scientist Institute Biotechnology, Leipzing, Germany, 1984-1985, Institute Biotechnology, Hungary, 1986. Teacher on food technical, Mysore, since 1991. Associate department biotechnology Ministry of Science and Technology, India, 1991.

Postdoctoral work University Bath, England, 1991-1993. Research project leader. Member Central Food Technological Research Institute Management Council, 1998-1999.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


Member welfare committee Mysore University, 1996. Member Association Food Scientists and Technologists India (life), Association Microbiologist India (life, secretary Mysore chapter 1997, vice president 1990), Society Biological Chemists India, Mysore Science Forum, India Yeast Group, Central Food Technology Research Institute (management council).


  • Other Interests

    Collecting antiques, handicrafts, painting, music, travel, swimming.


Govindaswamy Perumal

Seethammal Virunchipuram