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Grants for research projects sponsored by the government funding agencies (Last five years)

S. No. Name of the Project, Clinical Trial, Endowment, Chairs Name of the Principal Investigator/Co Investigator Name of the Funding agency Type (Government/Non-Government) Department of Principal Investigator/ Co Investigator Year of Award Funds provided (INR in Lakhs) Duration of the project
1 Population study of urban rural and semi-urban regions for the detection of endovascular disease and prevalence of risk factors and holistic intervention study-Phase I &  II Dr. S. Thanikachalam DST Govt. Cardiology 2007 1159.5 2007-2018
2 Center for Advanced Research Environmental Health & Air pollution     Dr.Kalpana Balakrishnan ICMR-CAR Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2010 524 2010-2015
(5 years)
3 Association between ghrelin gene polymorphism and obesity Dr.Nalini Ganesan ICMR Govt. Biochemistry 2011 22.51 2011-2014
(3 years)
4 99m Tc Radiolabeled  dendrimer drug conjugates targeted to ovarian cancer cells Dr.Ganesh Venkatraman DAE, BRNS, NBHM Govt Human Genetics 2010 20.58 2010-2015
5 IL 1 gene dual association polymorphism and chronic periodontitis casual or causal association Dr. Suresh SERB Govt. Dental 2012 32.62 2012-2015
(3 years)
6 Synthesis and evaluation of the anti-proliferative activity of novel glycopyrrolidines Dr. Ganesh Venkatraman SERB Govt. Human Genetics 2012 27.94 2012-2015
(3 years)
7 Estimation of hepatitis B and C virus - Irula tribals in TN Dr. P. Rajendiran ICMR Govt. Microbiology 2012 13.54 2012-2015
(3 years)
8 Synthesis and evaluation of curcumin conjugates and hybrids as potential anticancer agents Dr. Krishnakumari GN SERB Govt. Medicinal chemistry 2012 33.76 2012-2015
(3 years)
9 Scientific Validation of Safety Protective and curative Efficacy of a Patented Folklore Medicine "Saliv" Developed for the Management of Hepatic Disorders - A preclinical Study Dr. Saravana Babu DST Govt. CEFT 2012 27.75 2012-2014
(2 years)
10 Product Development of Phyllanthus niruri and Glycine max(L.) Merr., formulation for the management of Diabetes and associated complications, its validation, standardisation, preclinical Toxicology and Pharmacology evaluation Dr. S. P. Thyagarajan DST Govt. Central Research Facility 2012 131.36 2012-2015
(3 years)
11 Development of endovascular stent graft for percutaneous treatment of femeropopliteal diseases by Department of Radiology and imaging sciences Dr. Santhosh Joseph DST Govt. Radiology 2013 54 2013-2015
(2 years)
12 Marine Anti-Cancer compunds Dr. Mary Elizabeth Gnanambal SERB Govt. Biotechnology 2013 37.7 2013-2016
(3 years)
13 Development, Characterization and Validation of Novel Ultrafiltration Membrances for Hemodialysis in preclinical Model hy Department of Nephrology and CEFT Dr. P. Soundarajan DST Govt. Nephrology 2013 28.52 2013-2015
(2 years)
14 Vulnerability Assessment to Heat stress and its impacts on Health and protectivity for select Productivity Occupational sectors in the context of Climate Change Dr. Vidhya Venugopal DST Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2013 40.12 2013-2016
(3 years)
15 Standadisation, establishment and inter laboratory comparison of y-H2AX assay fro triage biodosimetry Dr. P. Venkatachalam LSRB Govt. Human Genetics 2013 24.5 2013-2015
(2 years)
16 Nanotechnology based topical dosage system of selected medicinal palnts for dermetophytes including cosmetic elegents for defence personnel Dr. D. Chamundeeswari LSRB Govt. Pharmacy 2013 22.02 2013-2016
(3 years)
17 Association of susceptible Genetic markers and Autoantibodies in Rheumatoid Arthritis Dr. Nalini Ganesan SERB Govt. Nursing 2013 20.92 2013-2016
(3 years)
18 Training program for labour Inspector, Ministry of Labour and human resources, Bhutan Dr.S.Sankar WHO(SEARO) Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2013 2.08 2014
(3 months)
19 Exploring respiratory health outcomes from sustained use of efficient cook-stoves: A pilotcluster randomized trial in rural households of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka Dr. Priscilla Johnson NIH, USA Govt. Physiology 2013 62 2013-2016 (3 years)
20 Biological effects of low dose ionzing radiation received during diagnostic radiological procedures Dr. P. Venkatachalam SERB Govt. Human Genetics 2013 46.23 2013-2016
(3 years)
21 Population pharmacokinetics of doxophylline, a theophylline derivative in patients with bronchial asthma Dr. Hariprasad ICMR Govt. TB & Chest 2013 1.2 2013-2014 (1 year)
22  Upshot of metronomic chemotherapy in progressive adult malignancies- a prospective   study Dr. N.Vanitha Rani TNSCST Govt Pharmacy 2013 0.05 2013-2014
( 1 year)
23 Study on the role of HLA-C and KIR genes in unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortions Dr. V. Vettriselvi SERB Govt. Human Genetics 2014 21 2012-2015 (3 years)
24 UKIERI Award 2012-13 Dr.Jyotsna Murthy UKIERI Govt. Plastic Surgery 2014 1.77 2013-2014 (1 year)
25 Can renin – angiotensin system (RAS) be a reliable target in the treatment of Parkinsonism? - A preclinical investigation with newer generation angiotensin-1 receptor blocker (ARB) and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) Dr. C. Saravanababu SERB Govt. CEFT 2014 25 2013-2016
(3 years)
26 Nutrition and Oral clefts in Asia ; planning grant Dr.Jyostna Murthy NIH, USA & UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Govt. Plastic Surgery 2014 12.31 2014-2018 
( 4 years)
27 Identification of novel molecular marker involved in radio resistence in prostate cancer Dr. Sandhya Sundaram DAE, BRNS, NBHM Govt. Pathology 2014 23.09 2014-2017 (3 years)
28 Early detection of Cervical cancer in HIV infected women Dr. Thanka NIE (ICMR) Govt. Pathology 2014 0.31 2014-2015 (1 year)
29 Biological effects of low dose alpha particle radiation exposure to blood lymphocytes for biodosimetry Dr. P. Venkatachalam AERB Govt. Human Genetics 2014 48.15 2014-2017 (3 years)
30 Pak-1 as a therapeutic target in Glioma Dr. Ganesh Venkatraman DBT Govt. Human Genetics 2014 37.58 2014-2017 (3 years)
31 Formulation and evaluation of nanoparticles loaded with antimicrobial drug using different natural polymers Dr. S. Shanmuganathan SERB Govt. Pharmacy 2014 10.04 2014-2016 (18 months)
32 Herbal Drug Enriched Bioengineered Tissue Constructs for Wound Healing Dr. Mangathayaru DBT Govt. Pharmacy 2014 24.4 2014-2017 (3 years)
33 Exposure assessment and modeling for PM 2.5 in the Andrapradesh children and parents study(APCAPS) aprospective cohort examining risk factors for cardiovascular health effects in India Dr. Sankar European research Council Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2014 21.01 2014-2016 (2 years)
34 Stimuli sensitive hydrogels in Ocular drug delivery system PI S.Nagalakshmi,Co-PIs Dr.S.Shanmuganathan Mr.S.Ramesh,Dr. J.Thanka DRDO-LSRB,New Delhi Govt Pharmacy 2014 21.26 2014-2017 
( 3 years)
35 Pharmacological & Toxicological Evaluation of Indian Noni in animal models of Psychiatric disorders- AICTE Career Award for Young Teacher Mr. J. Sri Kanth AICTE Govt. Pharmacy 2015 2.5 2015-2018 (3 years)
36 A Population Pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic study of CAPOX therapy in colorectal cancer patients Dr. Ramalakshmi ICMR Govt. Pharmacy 2015 5.23 2015-2016 (1 year)
37 Investigating serum Pak1 levels as a diagnostic and prognostic marker in breast cancer patients Dr. Ganesh Venkatraman BRNS Govt. Human Genetics 2015 30.85 2015-2018 (3 years)
38 Study on the geneticic leukemia variants of thiopurine and folate metabolic pathway and 6 –ercaptopurine- mediated hematological toxicity in childhood acute lymphoblasts Dr.Harpreet Kaur DBT Govt. Human Genetics 2015 24.37 2015-2018 (3 years)
39 Study on the role of mir-20, mir-146, mir-196 and mir-499 gene polymorphisms in prostate cancer Dr.V.Vettriselvi DBT Govt. Human Genetics 2015 24.27 2015-2018 (3 years)
40 Review of air quality survey and preparation for global mercury project bio monitoring project Dr.Sankar WHO Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2015 3.07 2015 (1 month)
41 Exposure-response relationships for PM2.5 and cardio-respiratory health risks in rural communities of Tamil Nadu Dr. S. Sankar Tufts University Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2015 4.2 2015-2016 (6 months)
42 Ovarian Cancer susceptibility genes in a South Indian Population Mrs. S. Andreamary DBT Govt. Human Genetics 2015 24.3 2015-2018 (3 years)
43 Increasing LPG use during Pregnancy: A Pilot Implementatin Exercise in Maharashtra Dr. Kalpanabalakrishnan NIH Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2016 32 2016-2018 (2 years)
44 Elucidation of neuroprotective mechanism of haritaki Dr. Jamuna Subramaniam DST Govt. Central Research Facility 2016 53 2016-2019 (3 years)
45 Charaterisation of mechanisms of quinolone resistance in gram negative bacteria P.V.Geetha DST Govt. Microbiology 2016 17 2016-2019 (3 years)
46 Design & Development of Hospital Waste Management Technique for Safe Disposal of Biomedical Waste Dr. Padma Srikanth DST Govt. Microbiology 2016 24.04 2016-2018 (2 years)
47 Development of  speech, language and neurodevelopmental skills among preterm children: A Prospective longitudinal study Dr. Lakshmi Venkatesh SERB Govt. SLHS 2016 32.21 2016-2019 (3 years)
48 Household Air Pollution and Health: a multi-country LPG intervention trial (HAPIN) Dr. Kalpana Balakrishnan National Institute of Health, USA Govt. EHE 2016 2200 2016-2021 (5 years)
49 Assessment of priority carcinogenic chemical exposures in selected industries of Bhutan Dr. S. Sankar / Dr. Krishnendu WHO (SEARO) Govt. Endocrinology / Environmental health engineering 2016 16.65 2016 (6 months)
50 Development of a plan for Global monitoring at Human Exposure to and Environmental concentrations of Mercury Dr.Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay WHO Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2016 12.2 2016-2017
( 1 year)
51 Analysis of bacterial persistence mechanisms in recalcitrant ocular Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections Dr. Vidyarani Mohankumar SERB Govt. Central Research Facility 2016 32.3 2016-2018 (2 years)
52 Pre-clinical safety and efficacy of Nuna Kaduku (Internal Medicine) and Nuna Thailam (External Medicine) in Venpadai (Vitiligo) Dr. Yogeshkumar Murkunde Central Council for Research in Siddha Govt. CEFT 2017 19 2016 (6 months)
53 Isolation and characterization of potent emulsifiers from bacteria isolated from Chennai harbor waters Dr. Mary Elizabeth Gnanambal The Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India Govt. Biotechnology 2017 21.38 2017-2020 (1 year)
54 Occupational heat Stress implications on renal health in the context of climate change Dr. Vidhya Venugopal DST Govt. Environmental health engineering 2017 51.9 2017-2020 (3 years)
55 Genetics of type 2 diabetes in india: Tamil Nadu Diabetes family genetic study Dr. Solomon Paul ICMR Govt. Human Genetics 2017 179.3 2016-2018 (2 years)
56 Heat Stress Index For India: Projections fro near future HIIPROF Dr. Vidhya Venugopal DST, Govt. of India Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2017 7.31 2017-2020 (3 years)
57 UNEP/WHO project entitled"Training onmercury human biomonitoring" Dr.Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay WHO Govt. Environmental health engineering 2017 2.31 2016 (1 month)
58 An artificial intelligence based non-invasive system for the identification and assessment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Dr. R. C. Perumal DST Govt. SLHS 2017 16.99 2017-2020 (3 years)
59 “Investigation on Changes In Collagen Content, Skin Thickness And Micro Vascularity In Diffuse Systemic Scleroderma Patients Using Bimodal Optical Spectroscopy”. Dr. S. Anandan Indian Institute of Technology Madras Govt. Dermatology 2017 9.75 2017
(1 year)
60 Assessment of Medication Adherence and quality of life of schizoprenic patients on maintenance therapy with oral and depot psychotic drugs Dr. Vanitha Rani TNSCST Govt. Pharmacy 2018 0.1 2017-18
(1 year)
61 Synthesis fabrication,  characterization and  evaluation of fluconamzole zinc complex loaded nanosponges for topical delivery Dr. Sabaa Maanvizhi TNSCST Govt. Pharmacy 2018 0.1 2017-18
(1 year)
62 Standardardiation and testing of Premature Chromosome Condensation (PCC) assay for radiation triage and dose estimation Dr. P. Venkatachalam IGCAR Govt. Human Genetics 2018 24.98 2017-2020 (3 years)
63 Impact of Meteorological changes and Air Pollution on Respiratory Health and Morbidity: A Retrospective Multicentric study Dr. G. Thangavel ICMR Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2018 17.38 2018-2020
(1 year and 6 months )
64 Incretin response in south Indian subjects with and without diabetes Dr. Shriraam Mahadevan Endocrine Society of Tamilnadu & Puducherry Govt. Endocrinology 2018 1.18 2018
(1 year)
65 Duodenal mucosal changes & entero-endocrine cell density in Type 2 diabetes mellitus Dr. Shriraam Mahadevan Endocrine Society of Tamilnadu & Puducherry Govt. Endocrinology 2018 1.34 2018
(1 year)
66 Estimating exposures to volatile organic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons associated with use of kerosene as a household fuel through integrated environmental and bio-monitoring in rural and urban Tamil Nadu: a follow-up study on air toxics in the ICMR-CAR cohort Dr. Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay ICMR Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2018 26.46 2018-2020
(2 years)
67 Atmospheric pollution & Human Health in an Indian megacity: Delhi Air pollution Health and Effects (DAPHNE) study Dr. Kalpana Balakrishnan Department of Biotechnology & National Environmental Research Council (UK) Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2018 100.1 2017-2021
(4 years)
68 Role of soluble urokinase -type plasminogen activator receptor (supar) as a predictor of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease severity Dr. Rekha Dhandapani SERB Govt. Physiology 2018 5.95 2018-2021
(3 years)
69 Evaluating the role of periostin as a novel biomarker in asthmatics of Puducherry Dr. G. R. Sathya SERB Govt. Physiology 2018 3.16 2018-2021
(3 years)
70 An exploratory study on the concept of priorization and rationalisation of nursing care and development of interventions to effect prioritization and rationalisation among nursing professionals Ms. Lata Mandal DST Govt. Nursing 2018 10.8 2018-2021
(3 years)
71 Design & Screening of novel small molecules as potential inhibitors of the oncogenic signalling kinase Pak1 for Glioblastoma multiforme Dr. Ganesh Venkatraman / Prof. Sandhya Sundaram SERB Govt. Human Genetics / Pathology 2018 25.85 2018-2021
(3 years)
72 Evaluation of interproximal contact areas of primary molars as a risk factor for early childhood caries Prof. MS. Muthu/ Dr. Krithiga M DBT India Alliance Govt. Dental 2018 102.74 2018-2023
(5 years)
73 Role of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells transplantation in the prevention of preterm brain injury - A preclinical study Dr. Thangaraj Abiramalatha DBT Govt. Neonatology 2018 16.7 2018-2020
(1 year 6 months)
74 Attitude and the Readiness for Inter professional Education and Collaboration among Undergraduate healthcare students: A Mixed Methods Approach Dr. A. Porkodi Tamil Nadu Nurses & Midwives Council Govt. Nursing 2018 0.42 2018-2019
(9 months)
75 Systematic and Scientific investigation of selected medicinal plants from north eastern part of India for rheumatoid arthritis and derivation of mechanism of action using bioguided fractionation methods besides identification and characterization of lead molecules using liquid-liquid separation technique Dr. D. Chamudeeswari DBT (NER-BPMC) Govt. Pharmacy 2018 30.16 2018-2021
(3 years)
76 Identifying Hydrogen Sulphide role in vitro model of inflammatory bowel disease Dr. Kavitha R Thangaraj DST (WOS-A) Govt. Human Genetics 2018 23.8 2018-2021
(3 years)
77 Assess the influence of workplace, mode of commuting and residence characteristics on personal exposure to PM2.5 Dr. Sankar Sambandam WHO-CC Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2018 23.71 2018-2019
(1 year)
78 Geographical Information Systems for Epidemiological research. Case studies with focus on Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology Dr.Vidhya Venugopal Swedish Research Council Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2018 15.14 2018-2020
79 National Environmental Health Profile for Air Pollution and Health Effects: A multi-city assessment Dr.Kalpana Balakrishnan (PI) Dr.Sankar Sambandam (CO-PI)  Dr.G.Thangavel (Co-PI) Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Govt. Dept. of EHE 2018 52.67 2018
80 A jolt from the gut - HIV-1 infection and the intestinal microbiome  Dr.Padma Srikanth SPARC Govt. Microbiology 2019 52.41 2019-2021
81 "Pen to Paper"-Evaluation of Scientific Reading, Writing and Working Skills Dr.Padma Srikanth SPARC Govt. Microbiology 2019 52.42 2019-2021
82 Evidence-based and patient-centered affordable healthcare in chronic kidney disease (CKD) among South Asian/Indian population Dr. Jayakumar M SPARC Govt. Nephrology 2019 51.61 2019-2021
83 Eye-tracking technology:applications and the power of eye movement in dental research Dr.M.S.Muthu SPARC Govt Dental 2019 47.84 2019-2021
84 MLFA Development and Evaluation: RUB19 (Development and Evaluation of a Multiplex Lateral Flow Assay to screen for RUbella and B19 parvovirus) Dr. Padma Srikanth SPARC Govt. Microbiology 2019 52.42 2019-2021
85 Varicella zoster virus (VZV) and the gut Dr.Padma Srikanth SPARC Govt. Microbiology 2019 52.42 2019-2021
86 Formulation and optimization of a herbal mucoadhesive gel for antifibrotic effect in oral submucous fibrosis using animal models Dr. N Malathi SPARC Govt. Dental 2019 55.18 2019-2021
87 A comparative study on sertraline among drepressed individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus/hypertension Mr. S. Karthik TNSCST Govt. Pharmacy 2019 0.075 2019-2020
(Feb'19 to Apr'19)
88 Evaluation of Stress among School Going Late adolescents (15-19yrs) in Chennai Mr. R. Srihari MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child Govt. Physiology 2019 1 2019-2022
(3 years)
89 CSIR-SRF Christina V S Council of Scientific & Industrial Research Govt. Biotechnology 2019 7.12 2019-2021
(2 years)
90 Assessment camp and Final selection trails at Centre for Sports Sciences, Chennai from 22-27 April 2019 Prof. S. Arumugam Khelo India Division Govt. Sports Medicine 2019 6.009 2019
1 week
91 Kitting, Coaching/Sports Science Management/Asset Utilization charges R. Srinivasan Khelo India Division Govt. Sports Medicine 2019 5.05 2019
(Nov'2018 to Feb'2019)
92 CSIR-SRF Ravi R CSIR Govt. Human Genetics 2019 5.44 2019-2021
(1 year 6 months)
93 National Environmental Health Profile-Chennai Dr. S. Sankar Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Govt. Environmental Health Engineering 2019 52.67 2019-2022
(3 years)
94 Proteomic Studies on Microvascular Cells in Diabetes Associated Complications Dr.K.Kaviarasan - Mrs. Sharmila Rajendran ICMR Govt. Biomedical Sciences 2019 13.2 2019-2022
(3 years)
95 OXIS classification of Inter-proximal contacts of primart molars & its prevalence in a population Dr. M. S. Muthu ICMR Govt. Pedodontics 2019 1.35 2019
5 Days
Year Amount Sanctioned No. of Projects
2007 1159.5 1
2010 544.58 2
2011 22.51 1
2012 266.97 6
2013 339.34 12
2014 245.92 12
2015 118.79 8
2016 2419.39 9
2017 307.94 8
2018 482.74 20
2019 456.21 16
Total 6363.89 95