Funded Research

SRM University is actively involved in various funded projects, and has received over Rs 5.7 Crores from various governmental agencies such as DST, DBT and others. Following are the departments engaged in funded research projects and the details:

SPONSORED PROJECTS SANCTIONED DURING 2010 - 2011

Sl. No Title of the Project Names of the Investigators Funding Agency Month & Year Total outlay (in Lakhs)
1. Molecular Mechanism of neonatal sepsis Dr. E. Berlathangam, Biotechnology DBT May 2010 50.00
2. Evidence Based advocacy strategy for revitalization of ICDS in Tamil Nadu - Phase II Prof. Ch. Satish Kumar School of Public Health Dr. Anil Krishna Ms. Geetha UNICEF April 2010 5.69
3. Epidemic and Pandemic preparedness response Prof. Ch. Satish Kumar School of Public Health Dr. Rajan Patil Dr. Anil Krishna UNICEF May 2010 15.00
4. Situational analysis of the program to combat anemia in Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri and Selam Districts of Tamil Nadu Prof. Ch. Satish Kumar School of Public Health Dr. Rajan Patil Dr. Anil Krishna UNICEF May 2010 9.75
5. Evaluation of the smoke free Chennai mass media campaign Prof. Ch. Satish Kumar School of Public Health Ms. Geetha World Lung Foundation Network May 2010 3.00
6. Improved Satellite rainfall Estimation over India Dr. T.V. Lakshmikumar Department of Physics ISRO July 2010 13.88
7. Studies on characteristics of Aerosols Dr. T.V. Lakshmikumar Department of Physics ISRO July 2010 43.88
8. Isolation of endophytes of plants and testing their potential for the control of Ralstonia solanacearum Ms. Yamani Mishra School of Bioengineering DST July 2010 9.84
9. Physiological Significance of Noni Photochemical on the Neuro - Endocrine - Immune system Dr. S. Thyagerajan School of Bioengineering World Noni Research Foundation Chennai Sept 2010 10.00
10. Regulation of mesenchymal stem cell towards osteogenetic cell lineage by micro RNAs Dr. N. Selvamurugan School of Bioengineering ICMR Oct 2010 24.00
11. A potential target gene for Breast Cancer Progression in-vivo Dr. N. Selvamurugan School of Bioengineering ICMR Oct 2010 23.00
12. DST-FIST program Department of Physics DST Oct 2010 60.00
13. Establishment of National facility for conducting clinical trails on Ayurveda, Siddha & Unani Products Dr. M. Ponnavaikko Provost DST Nov 2010 1496.00
14. Millimeter - wave Antenna circuitry and Network planning, development studies for future ubiquitous broadband wireless systems Dr. T. Rama Rao Department of TCE DRDO Feb 2011 35.93
Total 1799.97

SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS SANCTIONED DURING 2009 - 2010

Sl. No Title of the Project Names of the Investigators Funding Agency Month & Year Total outlay (in Lakhs)
1. Near Ground RF Propagation Studies for Wireless Sensor Communications Dr. T. Rama Rao TeleCommunication Engineering DST March 2010 37.84
2. DST-FIST Dr. Malarvizhi Electronics and Communication Engg. DST March 2010 55.00
3. Role of Indoles and Triterpenes in experimental holder carcinogenesis Dr. S. Sundaresan Medical Research Department SERC-DST Fast Track February 2010 13.42
4. Implementation of algorithms for trust and replication in mobile ad hoc networks Prof. Revathi Venkataraman CSE DRDO Jan 2010 5.00
5. Modulation of Neural-Immune signaling by estrogen in reproductive aging Dr. S. Thyagerajan School of Bioengineering DST August 2009 7.00
6. Developing an integrated (Vertical & Horizontal flow) constructed wetland system for treating waste water from small community Dr. Deeptha Thattai Civil SERC-Fast Track proposal for young scientists scheme June 2009 9.60
7. Neuroendocrine- Immune interactions in mammary tumorigenesis Dr. S. Thyagarajan, Dr. E. Berla Thangam School of Bioengineering DBT June 2009 40.25
8. Identification of efflux protein inhibitors to gram negative organisms using bioinformatics tools and in vitro analysis and crystallographic studies of target membrane protein-inhibitor complexes Dr. Waheeta Hopper School of Bioengineering SRM Unviersity Dr. D. Velmurugan University of Madras DBT-India AIST-Japan Bilateral project June 2009 25.34
9. Development and properties of fly ash and bagasse ash based Geo polymer concrete Dr. P. Suresh Kumar School of Civil Engineering Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology May 2009 0.89
Total 194.34

Year 2008 - 09

S. No Name of the Project Amount Sanctioned (Rs. In Lakhs) Funding Agency Amount received till 31 August 2009 (Rs. In Lakhs) Principal Investigator Departments involved with the project
1. Uncertainly analysis of ground water contamination problem using interval analysis 10.92 BRNS 7.15 Prof. K. Ganesan Dept. of Mathematics Mathematics
2. DST-FIST 130.00 Department of Science and Technology 58.00 Prof. K. Ramasamy School of Bioengineering Biotechnology
Biomedical Engg.
Food & Process Engg.
Chemical Engg.
Chemical Engg.
Genetic Engg.
3. Dietary Intakes of Naturally occurring radio nuclides like thorium, uranium, polonium, potassium-40 in high radiation background areas of Manavalakurichy, TN 27.80 BRNS 16.86 S. Subashini School of Bioengineering Biotechnology
4. Evaluation of vetiver for uptake and immobilization of uranium and residual radionuclides in mill tailings soil and post treated effluents 35.76 BRNS 22.92 Mrs. M. Pandima Devi School of Bioengineering Biotechnology
5. Naturally occurring radio nuclides transfer factor (BCF) on aquatic flora and fauna in Nagarjuna Sagar dam near proposed uranium mining site 50.42 BRNS 28.68 Dr. Kantha D. Arunachalam School of Bioengineering Biotechnology
6. Expression of Interest for External Conducting Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATSD-India), 2008 25.06 Ministry of Health & Family Welfare GOI 10.00 Prof. Ch. Satish Kumar School of Public Health Public Health
7. Development and properties of fly ash and bagasse ash based Geo Polymer concrete 0.89 Tamil nadu State Council for Science and technology - Dr. P. Suresh Kumar School of Civil Engineering Civil Engineering
8. Genetic engineering of clostridium thermocellumATCC 27405 for effective conversion of lingo celluloses to ethanol 17.00 SERC-DST Fast Track - Dr. Lilly Saleena School of Bioengineering  
Total 297.85   143.61    

Year 2007 - 08

S. No Name of the Project Amount Sanctioned (Rs. In Lakhs) Funding Agency Amount received till 31 August 2009 (Rs. In Lakhs) Principal Investigator Departments involved with the project
1. Modulation of Neural Immune Signaling by estrogen in reproductive again 37.44 Department of Science and Technology 31.00 Dr. S. Thayarajan School of Biotechnology Biotechnology
2. Development of Nanofilters for water purification and supported nanoparticles for the removal of Voltaile Organic Compounds from contaminated 120.84 Department of Biotechnology 106.36 MR. C. Gopalakrishnan Nanotechnology Nanotechnology Research Center and Development of Microbiology
3. Prospecting of Genes for Oil Biosyenthesis from Jatropha Curcas: Gene Discovery by pooled probe Hybridization and Large Scale EST Sequencing of Normalised cDNA Library from Developing Seeds 27.94 Department of Biotechnology 36.80 Dr. M. Parani School of Biotechnology Genetic Engineering
4. Equipping Laboratory 50.00 Ministry of Food Processing - Dr. K. Ramasamy School of Biotechnology Food and process Engg.
Total 236.22   174.16    

Year 2006 - 07

S. No Name of the Project Amount Sanctioned (Rs. In Lakhs) Funding Agency Amount received till 31 August 2009 (Rs. In Lakhs) Principal Investigator Departments involved with the project
1. Rhizosphere Microbial Community for Sulfur transformation in Rice 30.13 Department of Biotechnology 26.01 Dr. K. Ramasamy School of Bioengineering Biotechnology
Microbiology
2. Career Award for Young Teachers 10.50 AICTE 7.70 MS. Shanthi Prince Electronics and Communication Engineering Electronics and Communication Engineering
Total 40.63   33.71