Dr. D. C. Joshi, Dean, Faculty of Food Processing Technology & BioEnergy, Anand Agricultural University, Anand is a first class Agricultural Engineering graduate from the College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, the then University of Udaipur, Udaipur. He obtained his M. Tech. and Ph. D. degrees in Agricultural Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur in year 1980 and 1993, respectively.
Dr Joshi joined the then Gujarat Agricultural University as Associate Professor (Processing & Food Engineering) in 1986 after serving Dairy Industry as Dairy Engineer for about six years. He became Professor in year 1994 and Dean in year 2005.
Dr D C Joshi has also handled many National and State level research projects sponsored by various agencies such as World-bank, Industry, Central and State Govts on different aspects of agricultural processing and food engineering
During employment with Dairy Industry, Dr Joshi handled projects on dairy plant establishment, plant maintenance and plant services. With the Agricultural University, Dr Joshi designed and developed more than a dozen post harvest and processing machinery and about half dozen agro-processing technologies. His contribution in mechanization of post harvest operations is praiseworthy. An improved pulse mill and a biodiesel production plant designed and developed by Dr Joshi and his team have become milestones in the research. The jatropha seed processing plant for the production of biodiesel developed by him and inaugurated by His Excellency, The President of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, has been acclaimed as unique and innovative research very useful for the whole country. The research has got appreciation from The President of India as he has referred it many times in his speeches and address to the Nation, advocating its adoption on mass scale.
Dr. Joshi has also guided 10 post graduate students in his field of discipline