Extra Mural


1. Title of the Project: Spatial Distribution of uranium and associated water quality parameters in groundwater/ surface water in six(06) districts of Uttar Pradesh (Agra, Mathura, Mahamaya Nagar, Kanshiram nagar, Etah and Badaun). (2016-18)

Principal Investigator : Dr Balaram Pani(BCAS)
Co-Investigator: Dr Manjeet Singh Barwa(BCAS)
Principal Collaborator: Shri Y.P. Gautam, Environmental Survey Laboratory, Environmental Studies Section, Health Physics Division, Narora Atomic Power Station.
Co-Principal Collaborator: Shri Deepak Kumar, Environmental Survey Laboratory, Environmental Studies Section, Health Physics Division, Narora Atomic Power Station.
Duration:2 years.
Sponsored By: Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) Department Of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India

Brief Overview of the Project

  • Uranium is the basic energy mineral of the present National Nuclear Power Programme. As the nuclear programme is expanding, the demand for uranium will increase.
  • Uranium is a heavy element present naturally in the earth since its inception.
  • It is present in all the compartments of the environment with wide variation such as lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere.
  • It is present in the groundwater, surface water and drinking water due to interaction of water with host rock which contain uranium naturally, surface run-off, etc.
  • The concentration level in groundwater is due to local geology and geochemistry.
  • Of late, elevated levels of uranium were reported in few parts of the world and also India.
  • Till today, there is no national database on uranium and associated water quality parameters.


2.Title of the Project: Development of an accurate and reliable biosensor based on Raman scattering and photoluminescence emission in single walled carbon nanotubes for medical diagnostic and mutation detection in diseased DNA (2013-14)
Principal Investigator: Prof. P.K Bhatnagar (UDSC, South Campus)
Co-Investigator: Dr Amit Kumar (BCAS)
Sponsored By: DBT


3. Title of the Project: Characterization of Pkn1 and IncA proteins as potential vaccine candidates of Chlamydia trachomatis (2011-14) Principal Investigator: Dr. Uma Chaudhry (BCAS)
Sponsored By: UGC


4. Title of the Project: Effects of Religious Fasting on Weight Loss in Indian Overweight and Obese Adult” (2011-14)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Meekashi Gargv & Dr. Shivani G. Varman
Sponsored By: UGC


5. Title of the Project: Synthesis, characterization and potential applications of conducting polymers and transition metal composites (2011-14)
Principal Investigator: Dr. S K. Shukla
Sponsored By: UGC


6. Title of the Project: Creation of Infrastructural Facilities including Extension Services under Scheme For Human Resource Development (2009-2010)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eram S. Rao, Dr. Rizwana, Dr. ShaliniSehgal and Dr.MeenakshiGarg
Sponsored By: MOFPI, GOI