Re-accredited by NAAC with a CGPA of
3.62 on a four point scale at 'A' Grade
An ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified University
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute
Tathawade, Pune 411033.

Ongoing Research Projects

List of Ongoing research projects funded by External agencies (Faculty)

A) International Grants (Completed)

Sr. No. Title of Research project Investigator Foreign Investigators/ Collaborators Funding agency Total Grant value, Duration and grant amount for DPU
1. Bioremediation of toxic metals and other pollutants for protecting human health and ecosystem Dr. Neelu Nawani Dr. Abul Mandal, University of Skövde,
Sweden Dr. B. P. Kapadnis, Department of Microbiology, University of Pune
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sweden SEK 45,00,000/-
Dec 2010-
Dec 2013
2. Identifying novel biomarkers of COPD and design of innovative preventive and therapeutic strategies targeted for the benefit of Indian population Dr. M. B. Khetmalas,
Dr. Neelu Nawani
Dr. Tushar Sahasrabuddhe
Dr. Cecilia Eriksson and Dr. Abul Mandal, University of Skövde, Sweden Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sweden SEK 21,00,000 July 2012- April 2014

B) International Grants (Ongoing/Commencing)

Sr. No. Title of Research project DPU Investigator/Collaborator Foreign Investigators/Collaborators Funding agency Total Grant value, Duration and grant amount for DPU
1. Comparative study of actinomycetes biodiversity in India and Tunisia: investigation of biotechnological enzymes and biological activities Dr. Neelu Nawani and Dr. M. B. Khetmalas Dr. Sofiane Ghorbel and Dr. Noomen Hmidet, Ecole Nationale D'Ingenieurs de Sfax, Tunisia Indo-Tunisian Collaborative project Department of Science and Technology, Government of India Rs. 24,39,000 March 2013 to Feb 2016
2. The emergence and persistence of novel resistance to 3rd generation cephalosporins and carbapenem in bacteria in the environment Dr. Neelu Nawani Dr. Jana Jass, University of Orebrö, Sweden and Dr. Abul Mandal, University of Skövde, Sweden FORMAS, Swedish Research Council, Sweden SEK 1,70,000 Jan 2015 to Dec 2016

C) National Grants (Completed)

Sr. No. Title of Research project DPU Investigator/Collaborator Foreign Investigators/Collaborators Funding agency Total Grant value, Duration
1 A Bioelectrochemical system for sequestration of carbon dioxide Dr. M. B. Khetmalas and Dr. Neelu Nawani Nil Department of Science and Technology, Government of India Rs. 38,04,570

D) National Grants (Ongoing)

Sr. No. Title of Research project DPU Investigator/Collaborator Foreign Investigators/Collaborators Funding agency Total Grant value, Duration
1 A BioeStudies on the protection of DNA from oxidative damage, by chito-oligosaccharides, biologically extracted from seafood waste electrochemical system for sequestration of carbondioxide Dr. Neelu Nawani Nil Department of Science and Technology, Government of India Rs. 27,32,000
2 Exploitation of abnormal DNA repair in cancer as a strategy for cancer therapy Dr. Nilesh Sharma Nil Department of Science and Technology- Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India Rs. 22,63,000

List of research projects funded by the Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune

A) Ongoing research projects

Sr. No. Title of Research project Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Research Grant
1 Design and development of inhibitors for Malaria Dr. Shuchi Nagar Nil Rs. 3,26,000
2 Effect of Ethanol on carbohydrate, lipids and lipids of Saccharomyces sp. Dr. Manjusha Dake Nil Rs.14,37,500
3 Studies on postharvest life of cut gerbera flowers Dr. Minal Wani Nil Rs. 30,000
4 Propagation and flowering of orchids using artificial soil abatement Dr. Neelu Nawani Nil Rs. 3,50,000
5 Phytocapping technique to reduce methane emission from Municipal landfill sites Dr. Vrushali Gadekar Dr. M. B. Khetmalas Rs. 14,87,227
6 Investigation of chemical constituents and antibacterial activity of Coriandrum sativum seeds Dr. Supriya Kore Nil Rs. 2,00,000
TOTAL Rs. 38,30,727

B) Completed research projects

Sr. No. Title of Research project Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Research Grant
1 Effect of Ethanol on carbohydrate, Proteins & membrane lipids of Saccharomyces sp. Dr. Manjusha Dake Nil Rs.1,40,000
2 Studies on Stevia with special reference to micropropagation, mutation and phytochemistry Dr. M. B. Khetmalas Snehal Pande Rs. 11,11,000
3 Steroidal motifs as anticancer agents Dr. Vidya Kothekar K. Swamy Rs. 3,00,000
TOTAL Rs.15,51,000