Research in College

The Department of Biotechnology, Mathematics and Chemistry have been recognized as Research Centres

Faculty from the Departments of Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry and Kannada have been recognized as guides for guiding scholars for M. Phil. and Ph. D. degrees and actively engaged in research and publications.

The college has a Research Advisory Committee headed by Dr. Usha Malini, which takes care of issues related to Research.

The Central Instrumentation Center, which caters to the research needs of students and faculty has IR facilities, Thermal and electron beam evaporation unit, UV Visible single and double beam spectrophotometer, muffle furnace and a host of instruments for biological studies are available.

Department of Biotechnology has facilities to carryout phyto-chemistry leading to the analysis and isolation of bio-active compounds of high medicinal value particularly those used as anti-cancer agents. The department also has state of art facility for plant tissue culture, environmental microbiology, bioremediation, recombinant DNA technology and immunological studies.

Department of Chemistry possess research facilities for organic synthesis, bioinorganic chemistry, and synthesis of Nano metal oxides.

Department of Physics holds unique facilities for the study of indoor radiation and their impact on human health, survey of background Gamma Radiation level is carried out for a decade and data map is prepared which is a repository for future reference. These facilities are being used by researchers from other Institutions and universities. Facilities for thin-films and nano-particles studies are also available.

Department of Geology has remote sensing and GIS applications software’s IDRISI, ENVI 5.0 for image processing and GIS studies, besides having facilities for environmental studies. This department is unique in having geological museum one of the best collections in the state with price possession of more than 1000 field collected mineral and rock samples along with some rare fossil collections. It is important to note that the museum possess precious gem stones. Students and faculty from all over the state visit this referral facility.

Department of Botany and Microbiology have facilities for microbiological studies besides having herbarium, botanical museum and botanical garden containing specimens of flowering plants, conifers, cycads, ferns, lycophytes and non-vascular plants used as referral material by faculty, researchers and students. The centre is a major research resource, receiving visitors and requests from other institutions for identification help

Department of Zoology has facilities for Histopathological, Genotoxicity studies and Drosophila genetics. It also boasts of having a good museum with a rare collection of Alizarin preparations

Department of Computer Science has open source software for statistical analysis and text mining such as Weka, Scilab and R-lab. Matlab software is available for algorithms, analysis and modelling.

In addition to laboratory infrastructure, library resources includes, 76000 books, 44 journals, many technical magazines, INFLIBNET access to over 6000 journals through N List. Wi Fi connectivity and dedicated internet facilities are made available.

List of recognised Research Guides

Name of the Projects Year From To Tittle of projects Name of the funding agency Total Grant Total grant received till
Sanctioned Received
Major Research Projects
Dr. Mohan Kumar H. M. 2011-14 Standardization of fin cauterization as a tagging and marking technique and study of its effect on growth in Common carp Cyprinuscarpio UGC 6,20,000 6,20,000 6,20,000
Shivaraj. Y 2011 –14 “Electrochemical investigation of cytochrome c on DNA modified carbon electrode and development of a Biosensor” UGC 9,38,800 9,38,800 9,38,800
Dr. Sathish.L.A 2007-10 Radon exhalation in soil and building materials of Bangalore city, India UGC 9,97,300 9,97,300 9,97,300
Dr. Sathish .L. A 2011 –14 Investigations of indoor radon/thoron and their progeny levels in  dwellings of Bangalore city and their impact on health UGC 6,41,450 6,41,450 6,41,450
Dr.  K Ramakrishna Reddy 2011 –14 Synthesis, Characterization and Pharmacological Studies of Isatin Schiff Bases and their Metal Complexes UGC 8,76,000 8,76,000 8,76,000
Dr. Ramakrishnaiah H 2008-11 Socio economic development of rural weaker sections through vermicomposting in Bangalore rural DBT 19,98,000 19,98,000 19,98,000
Dr. Ramakrishnaiah H 2012-15 Coordination of women scientist scheme – Chemical science DST 6,50,000 6,50,000 6,50,000
Chakravarthy 2009 –12 Studies on air microflora in Bangalore City& their effects on health” UGC 4,00,000 4,00,000 4,00,000

Dr. T.M. Devaraju

2012 -.15 Diversity and Distribution of Zooplankton and Fish 
  Fauna in Major Lakes of Mandya District
UGC 1,99,000 1,99,000 1,99,000
Shivaraj Y 2014–16 Synthesis and voltammetric evaluation of biologically active indoles and spectroscopic  interaction with biomolecules DST 25,00,000 25,00,000 25,00,000

Dr.  K Ramakrishna Reddy

2011- 14 Establishing the facility for the studies on “Electrochemical energy storage devices using electrodes incorporating metal oxide Nano particles VGST       K-FIST Level 1 GOK 20,00,000 20,00,000 20,00,000
Minor Research Projects
Dr. R. Sumithra 2006 - 08 Mathematical modeling of Hydrothermal growth of crystals  UGC




Dr. Sailaja Kumari 2009 –11 Study of Chemical properties, stability of Jatropha oil & means of  preventing oxidation UGC 1,20,000 1,20,000 1,20,000
Dr. L A Satish 2011 -12 Study of background gamma radiations and indoor Radon/thoron city UGC 1,95,000 1,95,000 1,95,000
Dr. Usha Malini 2010-12 Agro bacterium mediated gene transfer studies in endangered   Medicinal plants UGC 85,000 85,000 85,000
Dr. Devaraju T M 2011-12 Studies on the Effect of Nicotine on the Heart Rate of Daphnia


SPiCE -2011-12
30,000 30,000 30,000
A. K. Jeelani 2010 –12 Heavy metal Contamination Honey bee indicator UGC 1,50,000 1,50,000 1,50,000
 V Nagesh 2010-11 Diurnal variations of Indoor Radon, Thoron and their progeny   levels in and around Bangalore city, Karnataka. UGC 36,500 36,500 36,500
 Ramana H C 2010-11 Measurement of Radon/Thoron by water bubbler method UGC 50,000 50,000 50,000
Nataraj K 2011-13 Genetic diversity and relationships of mulberry varieties using RAPD Molecular Molecules Report UGC 1,65,000 1,65,000 1,65,000

Eshwariah G C

2011-13 Studies on germplasm conservation and relationship of cultivated/wild types of different spices of Muccana using molecular molecules Report UGC 1,45,000 1,45,000 1,45,000

Dr. Ushamalini M

2006- 07         

Tissue culture and Agrobacterium Mediated gene transfer studies in Momordicacymbalaria an endangered medicinal plant

UGC 85,000 85,000 85,000
P. Suman 2010-12 Study of Aeroallergens from the Outer ring road of Bangalore City UGC 1,10,000 1,10,000 1,10,000
Dr. Girija C.R. 2012-15 Crystal engineering of organic Compounds having                      Pharmaceutical and Neutraceutical significance UGC 60,000 60,000 60,000
Dr. Venugopal. N 2008-10 Field ecology, biomonitering and biodiversity   of micro phytoplankton                                           in  certain    lakes of bangalore district, Karnataka state UGC 48,000 48,000 48,000
Anuroopa N 2014 - 16 Development of microbial consortia for inoculating W.somnifera and their effect on crop growth and yield UGC 1,55,000 1,55,000 1,55,000
Dr. R. Sumithra

2013 - 15

Effects of Non-uniform Temperature and salinity gradients on Double and  Triple diffusive      Convection in a composite layer in the presence/Absence of  magnetic field.Report UGC 1,15,000 1,15,000 1,15,000
Jayamma K V

2013 - 15

Automation of Government First Grade College Libraries in Bangalore University: Procedures, Problems and Prospects Report UGC 77,000 77,000 77,000
Rajeev Ramchandra Kolgi 2013- 15 Synthesis, characterisation and voltammetric behaviour of Biologically active novel heterocyclic quinoline carboxamide derivative. Report UGC 1,88,000 1,88,000 1,88,000
Dr. Sitavi Yathiender 2014–16 A comparison of extracts of Citrus maxima and Citrus aurantiumfor antimicrobial and mosquitocidal activities UGC 92,000 92,000 92,000

Suvarna V Patil

2014-16 Vachana Sahitya: Creation of Enduring Literature by Shivasharaneya UGC 2,00,000 2,00,000 2,00,000
Venkatesha Babu KR 2013-15 Studies on un-doped BaTiO3 thin films Transducers           UGC 1,55,000 1,55,000 1,55,000
 Sarina.P. Khabade 2015- 17 Screening and purification of L- asparaginase from edible   plants; A possible solution for Human Cancer UGC 4,00,000 4,00,000 4,00,000
Nanditha Prasad


Comparison and Analysis of Artificial Neural Network classifiers on Satellite Images for Land Use and Land Cover Mapping UGC 2,00,000 2,00,000 2,00,000
Sudheendra H S 2013-14 Studies on the Fe2O4 thin films UGC 1,50,000 1,50,000 1,50,000
 Hallesappa R 2013- 15 Characteriszation and Volatameteric behaviour some biological active heterocylic chalone derivatives UGC 1,00,000 1,00,000 1,00,000
 KAvitha  K R


Antioxident and Antimicrobial studies of cipadessabaccifeea(Rota)Miq. UGC 3,40,000 3,40,000 3,40,000