Funded Projects

S. No.

Name of the Staff

Title of the Project

Sponsoring organization

Amount

Status sanctioned / approved / rejected 

 

Dr. R. Ravikumar

Cyanobacteria Biomass production for cost effective Biofuel with Integrated CO2 Sequestration and Distillery spent wash treatment

Ministry of Science and Technology Government of India
New Delhi, India

52,78,000

Submitted

 

Dr. K. Subramanian

A Research Proposal on Biosensor design a fabrication on food borne pathogen detection were project on DST/SERB

Delhi Under Medical Health

33 Lakhs

Presented
Under process

 

Dr. K. Subramanian

Value added products from guar gum by  Physical and Chemical Modification

 

ICAR, New Delhi

26 lakhs

Presented in Nov, 2015

 

Dr. K. Subramanian

   FIST-2015

DST, Presented by Principal

30 lakhs
approved

Awaiting release of fund

 

Dr. K. Subramanian

National Conference on Current Scenario and Future Prospects of Biotechnology in Diverse Sectors

Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi & Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi

INSA-30,000 Rs DBT-50,000 Rs

Presented

 

Dr. R. Ravikumar

Design and development of Hybrid Geo Photobioreactor for Microbial Recovery of  Biogenic Methane from Coal Bed with CO2 Sequestration

Ministry of Mines,
New Delhi

Rs:28,45,000

Presented
Not Santioned

 

Dr. B. A. Gowri Shankar

Characterization of  Toxins of Fraction A-65-1.3. of C. bayani

India-Austria-Flanders

40,000 Euros

Submitted

 

Dr. B. A. Gowri Shankar

Envenomation of Viper Toxins and Characterization of Toxins.

Indo American Tunisian PEER 2016 program

2.34 Cores

In the 2nd Phase

 

Ms. M. K. S. Pavithra &
Dr. K. Balakrishnan

Production and Formulation of Flavored Low Calorie Grain Extract Based Drink

BIRAC – BIG 08

37.12 lakh

Presented
Not Santioned

 

Dr. R. Ravikumar

Simultaneous Treatment and Product Recovery from Distillery spent wash using Bacteria and Cyanobacteria with CO2 Sequestration

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

48.85 lakh

Proposal was considered by PAC and awaiting for the final approval

 

Dr. R. Ravikumar

High value co-product strategy of Cyanobacteria biomass production and utilization of Garcinia cambogia spent wash in a Nanoporous  Latex wetted wall freeze thaw Photo Bioreactor

DST-SERB

15.07 Lakh

Sanctioned

 

Dr. V. Sudarshana Deepa

Ecosmart formulation of low cost Novel Plant Extract based Nanoemulsion for Larvicidal and Repellent Activity

YSS/2014/0637

23.8 Lakh

Sanctioned

Department of Biotechnology is carrying out research in diverse areas of Life  sciences related to Biotechnology and has received following research grants from various Government of India funding agencies like AICTE, DST, DBT, ICMR, TNSCST, VILGRO etc from the year 2004 onwards.
s. no.

Principal Investigator /
Co-PI

Title

Duration

Grant Received (Rs.)

Funding Agency, Scheme & Reference No.

Status (Completed / Ongoing)

  Dr.V.Sudarshana Deepa
(PI)
Ecosmart formulation of low cost novel plant extract based nanoemulsion for larvicidal and repellent activity 01-12-2015 to 01-12-2018 23,80000 YSS/2014/0637 Ongoing
 

Dr. R. Ravi Kumar
(PI)

Development of novel and intensified metabolic bio refinery technology for sustainable ethanol production impregnating societal needs

4 Years

26.06.2014
to
26.06.2018

41,82,200

SERB
(SB/EMEQ-114/2014 Dt:26.6.14)

Ongoing

 

Dr. R. Ravi Kumar
(PI)

Development of an intensive and novel technology for ethanol production using fibrous cotton waste from textile mills in and around Coimbatore

2 Years

05.05.2014
to
05.05.2016

4,67,000

TNSCST
(TNSCST/S&T-Projects/VR/ES/2013-14 dated 05.05.2014

Ongoing

 

Dr. Arunava Das
(PI)

Extraction, purification and molecular characterization of Plantaricin: An antimicrobial peptide isolated from Lactobacillus plantarum

3 years

09.01.2014
to
09.01.2017

1,50,000

AICTE, New Delhi (Career Award for Young Teachers Scheme)
No: 11-28/RIFD/ CAYT/POL-III/2013-14 Dt. 09.01.2014

Ongoing

 

Dr. K. P. Kannan
(PI)

Endophytic fungi from medicinal plants of Sathyamangalam forest as a source of medicinally important biomolecules with special reference to Camptothecin and Optimization of technology transfer to industries

3 years

14.11.2013
to
14.11.2016

10,51,800

DRDO, New Delhi (Extramural Research Scheme)
No: ERIP/ER/1104597/M/01/1493 Dt. 14.11.2013

Ongoing

 

Dr. K. Subramanian
(PI)

Liquid chromatography for biomolecules characterization

1 year
(11.07.2013
to
11.07.2014)

12,40,000

AICTE, New Delhi
(Modernization and Removal of Obsolescence Scheme)
No:9-26/RIFD/MODROB/Policy-1/2013-14(Pvt.), Dt.11.07.2013

Completed

 

Dr. B. A. Gowri Shankar
(PI)

Toxin and voltage gated sodium channel interactions: A bioinformatics approach of structure activity relationship

3 years
(19.06.2013
to
19.06.2016)

29,01,000

DST, New Delhi
(Indo-Tunisian Project Scheme)
No:INT/Tunisia/P-06/2013,    Dt.19.06.2013

Ongoing

 

Dr. B.A.Gowri Shankar
(PI)

Toxin and voltage gated sodium channel interactions: A study on structure activity relationship

2 years
(04.06.2013
to
04.06.2015)

3,82,100

DST, New Delhi
(Indo-Austrian Joint Research Project Scheme-DST-BMWF)
No:INT/AUA/BMWF/P-14/ 2013,     Dt.04.06.2013

Ongoing

 

Dr. Arunava Das   
(PI)
Dr. G.S. Murugesan
(Co-PI)

Molecular characterization and evaluation of antibacterial property of novel bacteriocin useful for biopreservation and control of bovine mastitis

3 years (28.11.2012
to
28.11.2015

9,59,900

AICTE, New Delhi
(Research Promotion Scheme)
No:20/AICTE/RIFD/RPS (POLICY-1) 28/2012-13, Dt. 28.11.2012

Ongoing

 

Dr. N.S. Vasanthi
(Co-PI)

Noninvasive photo plethysmographic based glucometer for mass screening of diabetes

2 years
(25.03.2012
to
25.03.2014)

9,81,820

ICMR, New Delhi
(Ad-hoc Project Scheme)
No:5/3/8/GM/112/2011-RHN Dt.19.03.2012

Ongoing

 

Mr.R.Balakrishnaraja
(Co-PI)

Clugene: A clustering tool for gene expression data

3 years
(17.09.2011
to
17.09.2014)

10,66,000

DBT, New Delhi
(Research Promotion Scheme)
No.BT/PR3741/BID/7/382/2011, Dt.17.09.11

Ongoing

 

Dr. N.S. Vasanthi
(Co-PI)

Scale up process of single stage process for preparation and finishing of cotton fabrics using enzymes

2 years
(10.12.2010
to
10.12.2012

4,93,000

DBT, New Delhi
(Bioprocess & Bioproduct Scheme)
No:BT/PR13852/PIC/06/572/2010, Dt.10.12.2010

Completed

 

Dr. K. Subramanian
(PI)

Synthesis of new polymer drug carriers and correlation of polymer structure with drug release efficacy

3 years
(06.08.2008
to 06.08.2011)

14,59,800

DBT, New Delhi
(Basic Research under Modern Biology)
No:BT/PR8768/BRB/10/533/ 2007, Dt.06.08.2008

Completed

 

Dr. K. Subramanian
(PI)

Synthesis, characterization and applications of polymer hydrogel

2 years
(17.03.2005- 17.03. 2007)

1,90,000

TNSCST, Chennai
(Science & Technology Scheme)
No:TNSCST/S&T/Projects/VR/ PS/2004-05/1198, Dt.17.03.2005

Completed

Funded R & D Projects under Student Project Scheme and My Idea Contest

s. no.

Project Guide Name

Title

Duration

Grant
Received (Rs.)

Funding Agency & Reference No

Status (Completed / Ongoing)

 

Dr. R. Ravikumar

Design and development of low cost Portable pet water bottle with micro water filter

December 2013 to April 2014

7500

TNSCST Chennai No TNSCST  /SPS/AR/2013-2014 Date 15-04-2014

Completed

 

Mrs M.Senthamarai

Application of silver and gold nano particles in finishing silk fabrics for microbial resistance

December 2013 to April 2014

7500

TNSCST Chennai No TNSCST  /SPS/AR/2013-2014 Date 15-04-2014

Completed

 

Mr R.Narendra Kumar

Developmemt of anintensified technology for biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles using microalgae and mitigation of CO2

December 2013 to April 2014

7500

TNSCST Chennai No TNSCST  /SPS/AR/2013-2014 Date 15-04-2014

Completed

 

Dr B.A.Gowri Shankar

Molecular dockling analysis of compounds isolated from herbal plants is antidote in treating venomous snake bite

December 2013 to April 2014

7500

TNSCST Chennai No TNSCST  /SPS/AR/2013-2014 Date 15-04-2014

Completed

 

Dr. G. S. Murugesan

Development and formulation of effective probiotics against coccidiosis in poultry

4 months
(February 2013 –June 2013)

10000

TNSCST, Chennai
No:TNSCST/SPS/AR/ 2012-13, Dt. 20.05.2013

Completed

 

Dr. R. Ravikumar

Intensified technology for the simultaneous enhancement of biogas production and CO2 Sequestration using cyanobacteria

4 months
(February 2013 –June 2013)

10000

TNSCST, Chennai
No;TNSCST/SPS/AR/ 2012-13, Dt. 20.05.2013

Completed

 

Dr. R. Ravikumar

Production of lactic acid from distillery waste using a novel design sonochemical bioreactor

4 months
(February 2013 –June 2013)

10000

TNSCST, Chennai
No:TNSCST/SPS/AR/ 2012-13, Dt. 20.05.2013

Completed

 

Dr. K. P. Kannan

Screening of
endophytic fungi for biomolecules with special reference to
Taxol- an anti cancer
drug

4 months
(February 2013 –June 2013)

10000

TNSCST, Chennai
No:TNSCST/SPS/AR/ 2012-13, Dt. 20.05.2013

Completed

 

Mr. L. Vijayakumar

Characterisation and purification of
antimicrobial compounds from crab Haemolymph against ophthalmic pathogens

4 months
(February 2013 –June 2013)

10000

TNSCST, Chennai
No:TNSCST/SPS/AR/ 2012-13, Dt. 20.05.2013

Completed

 

Mrs. M. Senthamarai

Bioleaching  Process for enhancement of cobalt dissolution from electronic wastes and determination by redox potential

4 months
(February 2013 –June 2013)

10000

TNSCST, Chennai
No:TNSCST/SPS/AR/ 2012-13, Dt. 20.05.2013

Completed

 

Dr. K. Subramanian

Preparation and characterization of gelatin-graft-Poly (ethyleneglycol dimethacrylate) nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery

4 months
(December 2011-April 2012)

6000

TNSCST, Chennai
No:TNSCST/ SPS/ AR/ 2011-12 Dt.13.02.2012

Completed

 

Dr. R. Ravikumar

Design, development and fabrication of a novel bioreactor for bioethanol production from pretreated low cost substances

6 months (December 2011 -June 2012)

22000

Villgro, PSG STEP-IIT,  Chennai
No:STEP/PSG/2011-12, Dt.28.12.2011

Completed

 

Dr. Arunava Das

Molecular characterization of subtilin: An antimicrobial peptide isolated from Bacillus subtilis

4 months
(December 2011 -April 2012)

6000

TNSCST, Chennai
No:TNSCST/ SPS/ AR/ 2011-12, Dt.13.02.2012

Completed

 

Dr. R. Ravikumar

Novel methods of ethanol production using mushroom cultivation as pretreatment strategy on a low cost substrate

4 months
(December 2011 -April 2012)

6000

TNSCST, Chennai
No:TNSCST/ SPS/ AR/ 2011-12 Dt.13.02.2012

Completed

 

Dr. K. Subramanian

Electricity  production from effluent via microbial fuel cell

6 months (December 2010 -June 2011)

25000

Villgro, PSG STEP-IIT,  Chennai
No:STEP/PSG/2010-11

Completed

 

Dr. K. P. Kannan

Extraction, estimation and  detoxification  of Aflotoxins present in animal feeds and storage mycoflora

4 months
(December 2009 -April 2010)

6000

TNSCST, Chennai
No:TNSCST/SPS/AR/  2009-10, Dt.25.02.2010

Completed

 

Dr. K. P. Kannan

A novel microbial route to synthesize silver nanoparticles  by Trchoderma  vridiae

4 months
(December 2009 -April 2010)

10000

TNSCST, Chennai
No:TNSCST/SPS/AR/ 2009-10, Dt.25.02.2010

Completed

 

Dr. K. Balakrishnan

High cell density fermentations

4 months
(December 2009-April 2010)

10000

TNSCST, Chennai
No:TNSCST/SPS/AR/ 2009-10, Dt.25.02.2010

Completed

 

Dr. K. Balakrishnan

Production of microbial lipase towards use in the trans-esterification of algal oil

6 months (December 2009 -June 2010)

20000

Villgro, PSG STEP-IIT,  Chennai
No:STEP/PSG/2009-10

Completed

 

Dr. Arunava Das

Phenotypic and molecular characterization of Aeromonas hydrophila isolated from fish

4 months
(December 2009 -April 2010)

10000

TNSCST-DBT, Chennai
No:TNSCST/ SPS/AR/ 2009-10 Dt. 25.02.2010

Completed

 

Dr. K. P. Kannan

Screening of  endophytic fungi from medicinal plants for the production of Camptothecin an anticancer drug

4 months
(December 2008 -April 2009)

5000

TNSCST, Chennai
No:TNSCST/STU.PRJ/AR/2008-09,             Dt.09.02.2009

Completed

 

Dr. K. Subramanian

Characterization of ligno-cellulosic seed fibre from Wrightia tinctoria plant for textile applications-an exploratory investigation

4 months
(December 2003 -April 2004)

4000

TNSCST, Chennai

Completed