Funded Projects

Funded Projects


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)

1
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
2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

Completed

6

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

7

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

Completed

8

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

Completed

9

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

Completed

10

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

Completed

11

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

Completed

12

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

13

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

14

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

Projects under Student Project Scheme

S.No.

Project Guide Name

Title

Duration

Grant
Received (Rs.)

Funding Agency & Reference No

Status (Completed / Ongoing)

1

Dr. R. Ravikumar

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

December 2013- April 2014

7500

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

Completed

2

Mrs M.Senthamarai

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

December 2013- April 2014

7500

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

Completed

3

Mr R.Narendra Kumar

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

December 2013 April 2014

7500

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

Completed

4

Dr B.A.Gowri Shankar

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

December 2013- April 2014

7500

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

Completed

5

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

6

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

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

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

14

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

15

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

16

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

17

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

18

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

19

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

20

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

21

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

22

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