Projects Undertaken


Projects Undertaken (Last 5 yrs)

  • ON GOING

    1. Title: Centre of Excellence (Program support) for microbial production of designer polymers from renewable resources.
      Project Cost: Rs. 420.46 lakhs;
      Duration: 2012 2017; Funded by Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi.
      Principal Investigator: PI & Coordinator

    2. Title: Bioreactor modeling and simulation (Virtual Lab).
      Project Cost: Rs. 39.5 lakhs;
      Duration: 2010 31.08.2017; Funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi.
      Principal Investigator: A.K. Srivastava

  • COMPLETED

    1. Title: Pilot scale trials of Plant Stem cells (suspension culture) using Bio-reactors.
      Project Cost: Rs. 10 lakhs;
      Duration: 2013 June 2015; Funded by Himalaya Drug company, Bangalore .
      Principal Investigator: A.K. Srivastava

    2. Title: Production of high value therapeutic proteins using Pichia system.
      Project Cost: Rs. 100.00 lakhs;
      Duration: 2011 2016; Funded by Industrial Research and Development Unit under "High impact research initiative of the Institute" by IIT Delhi, New Delhi.
      Investigator: As Project Team member

    3. Title: Hairy root cultivation for mass scale production of Shikimic acid (Raw material for the drug for Avian Flu).
      Project Cost: Rs. 35.00 lakhs;
      Duration: 2010 2012; Funded by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.
      Principal Investigator: A.K. Srivastava

    4. Title: Isolation and screening of potential microbial inoculants from rhizosphere of a medicinally important weed, Cassia occidentalis.
      Project Cost: Rs. 10.12 lakhs;
      Duration: 2009 2012; Funded by DBT, New Delhi.
      Investigator: As Co-Principal Investigator

    5. Title: Production of terpenoids in normal and transformed cell, organ cultures and whole plants in Tea.
      Project Cost: Rs. 15.43 lakhs;
      Duration: 2007 2008; Funded by Department of BioTechnology, Government of India, New Delhi.
      Investigator: As Co-Principal Investigator

    6. Title: On line monitoring and control of fermentation.
      Project Cost: Rs. 15.00 lakhs;
      Duration: 2005 2007; Funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi.
      Principal Investigator: A.K. Srivastava

    7. Title: Investigation on the effect of elicitors on Production of Anticancer Drug Podophyllotoxin by Plant Cell Culture.
      Project Cost: Rs. 24.00 lakhs;
      Duration: 2005 2008, 3.5 years; Funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi.
      Investigator: As Co-Principal Investigator

    8. Title: Development of bioreactors for cultivation of hairy roots of Azadirachta indica.
      Project Cost: Rs. 30.16 lakhs;
      Duration: 2004 2007; Funded by Department of BioTechnology, Government of India, New Delhi.
      Principal Investigator: A.K. Srivastava

    9. Title: Development of the Plant Tissue Culture Facility for Production of High Value Therapeutic Drugs.
      Project Cost: Rs. 15.00 lakhs;
      Duration: March, 2003 March, 2005; Funded by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
      Principal Investigator: A.K. Srivastava

    10. Title: Bioethanol from alternative feed stocks.
      Project Cost: Rs. 26.00 lakhs;
      Duration: 2002 2005; Funded by Department of BioTechnology, Government of India, New Delhi.
      Investigator: As Co-Investigator

    11. Title: Modelling and Optimization of PHB production using Streptomyces.
      Project Cost: Rs. 2.50 lakhs;
      Duration: 1998; Funded by DuPont U.S.A.
      Principal Investigator: A.K. Srivastava

    12. Title: Optimization of the production of Podophyllotoxin by Plant Cell Cultures.
      Project Cost: Rs. 18.63 lakhs;
      Duration: 1997 2000; Funded by Department of BioTechnology, Government of India, New Delhi.
      Investigator: (As Co-Investigator: 19971999) (As Principal-Investigator: 19992000)

    13. Title: Production and application of microbial enzymes in fruit juice debittering.
      Project Cost: Rs. 12.59 lakhs;
      Duration: 1997 2002; Funded by Department of BioTechnology, Government of India, New Delhi.
      Investigator: As Co-investigator

    14. Title: Curriculum development in Biochemical Engineering.
      Project Cost: Rs. 3.00 lakhs;
      Duration: 1997 2002; Funded by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.
      Principal Investigator: A.K. Srivastava