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The Department has successfully completed several research projects. The main areas of research in the Department are plant tissue culture, nanotechnology, phytoremediation, physiology, phycology and ecology.

Research Project Funding Agency Grant (Rs. in lakhs)
MH 01: Eureka! MyLab Developing Resources and Hands on Science Activities and an Adaptation Accessible for Visually Impaired; Co-PI: Dr. J. Subramanyan; Duration: February 2016 to January 2019; Ongoing DU-Star 37.50
MH 02: Therapeutic Potential of Medicinal Plants: Culture, Extraction, Physico-chemical Characterization and Testing their Cytotoxic or Immunostimulatory Properties; Co-PI: Dr. S. Bahri; Duration: February 2016 to January 2019; Ongoing DU-Star 26.67
MH 305: Mobile! MyLab Anytime, Anywhere; Co-PI: Dr. J. Subramanyan; Duration: August 2015 to July 2016; Completed DU 6.50
MH 310: Sugarcane to Nanoparticles: Green Nanotechnology the Future; PI: Dr. S. Bahri; Duration: August 2015 to July 2016; Completed DU 5.00
MH 311: Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contamination and Extraction of Nanoparticles; PI: Dr. S. Moitra; Co-PI: Dr. S.S. Roy; Duration: August 2015 to July 2016; Completed DU 5.00


Projects under DBT Sar college scheme
2020

  1. Cytochemical features and structural investigation of different developmentalstages of Catharanthus roseus pistil (Supervisors: Dr. Rashmi Shakya and Dr. Elangbam Geetanjali)
  2. Cytotoxic Effect of Antibiotics on Plant Root Meristem cells (Supervisors: Dr. Madhu Bajaj and Dr. Renuka Agrawal)
  3. Identification of plant species suitable for mitigating air pollution in Delhi University Campus (Supervisor- Dr. SaloniBahri and Dr. Somdutta Sinha Roy)
  4. Pollen as a system to study the effects of insecticides (Supervisors: Dr. Janaki Subramanyan and Dr. Neetu Chaudhary)
  5. Screening of leafy vegetables for heavy metal toxicity and their health risks (Supervisors: Dr. Deepali and Dr. Rajeshwari)

Projects Conducted at the D S Kothari Centre for Research and Innovation in Science Education (DSKC), Miranda House




2020 (Due to Covid-19 pandemic they were mostly review and survey based)

  • A review on plant species identified for mitigating particulate matter (Mentors-Dr. SaloniBahri and Dr. Somdutta Sinha Roy)
  • Adulteration of food and its impact on society (Mentors- Dr. Deepali and Dr. Rajeshwari)
  • Bt cotton in India (Mentors- Dr. Janaki Subramanyan and Dr. Neetu Chaudhary)
  • Management of insect pests of pulse crops in India (Mentors- Dr. Janaki Subramanyan and Dr. Neetu Chaudhary)
  • Effect of carbohydrates on pollen of Catharanthus roseus in vitro-A review (Mentors-Dr. SaloniBahri and Dr. Somdutta Sinha Roy)
  • Plant species resistant to Sulphur dioxide pollution-A review (Mentors-Dr. SaloniBahri and Dr. Somdutta Sinha Roy)
  • Review on Selaginella bryopteris- the SanjeevaniBooti (Mentors-Dr. SaloniBahri and Dr. Somdutta Sinha Roy)
  • SARS-Cov2: A survey- based study (Mentors- Dr. Madhu Bajaj and Dr. Renuka Agrawal)

2019

  • A Study on the Effect of Kinetin on Senescence (Mentors- Dr. Janaki Subramanyan and Dr. Rajeshwari)
  • A Study on the Effect of Sodium Chloride on Seed Germination (Mentors- Dr. Janaki Subramanyan and Dr. Rajeshwari)
  • Assessment of different developmental stages of Catharanthus roseus flower and in vitro pollen germination studies (Mentor-Dr. Rashmi Shakya)
  • Effect of different carbohydrates on in vitro pollen germination (Mentor- Dr. SaloniBahri)
  • Effect of nanoparticles and heavy metals on seed germination (Mentor- Dr. SaloniBahri)
  • Flower and Fruit Senescence (Dr. Janaki Subramanyan and Dr. Rajeshwari)

2018

  • A Study onAnthocyanins (Mentors- Dr. Janaki Subramanyan, Dr. SaloniBahri and Dr. Somdutta Sinha Roy)
  • Analysis of Drinking water Quality (Mentors- Dr. SaloniBahri and Dr. Somdutta Sinha Roy)

2017

  • A Comparative Study of Antioxidant Content in Different Brands of Green Tea (Mentors- Dr. Saloni Bahri and Dr. Neetu Chaudhary)
  • A Comparative Study of Antioxidant Content in Naturally Extract and Different Brands of Aloe Vera Gel (Mentors-Dr. SaloniBahri and Dr. Neetu Chaudhary)
  • A Comparative Study of Natural and Synthetic Antacids (Mentors-Dr. SaloniBahri and Dr. Neetu Chaudhary)
  • Morphogenetic Studies on Cowpea Seeds (Mentors- Dr. Janaki Subramanyan and Dr. SaloniBahri)
  • To identify Plant Species that can be Used for Treatment of Grey Water (Mentors- Dr. Somdutta Sinha Roy)

2016

  • Algal culture techniques and extraction of agar and carrageenam from important seaweeds, (Mentor- Dr. Elangbam Geetanjali)
  • Analyses of Pesticide Contaminated Soil (Mentor- Dr. Rashmi Shakya, Dr. Rekha Kumari and Dr. Richa)
  • A Study on Pollen Grains (Mentor- Dr. Janaki Subramanyan and Dr. SaloniBahri)
  • Herbaceous Flora of Miranda House and their Medicinal Properties (Mentor-Dr. Somdutta Sinha Roy)

2015

  • How Pure Are Our Juices? (Mentors- Dr. SaloniBahri and Dr. Somdutta Sinha Roy)