ENLIGHTENMENT TO ERFECTION
Major Research Projects ( last 10 years) @ Department of Zoology
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Major Research Projects ( last 10 years):

Project/Scheme

Funding Agency

Investigator

Duration

1.Anthropological analysis of Indian populations by Oligonucleotide typing of HLA class-II genes: A multicentric study

Department of Bio-Technology(DBT)
Rs.7.00 lacs(Approx)

Dr.T.K. Chaudhuri

1997-2000

2.Development of artificial. Semi synthetic diets as support for rearing common lepidopteron tea pests of terai & doors.

University Grants Commission (UGC)
(Through FIP)
Rs. 2.5 lacs

Prof. A. Mukhopadhyay

2000-2002

3.Molecular Diversity of the HLA-B27 gene in the Indian Population

Department of Bio-Technology(DBT) in collaboration with AIIMS, New Delhi.
Rs.3.00lacs(Approx)

Dr. T.K. Chaudhuri

2000-2003

4.Study on HLA linked genes and immune status of patients with alcohol abuse with or without psychiatric disorders in a vanishing tribe (Toto) of North Bengal

Lady Tata Memoial Trust
Rs.1.4 lacs

Dr.T.K. Chaudhuri

2000-2002

5.A search for arthropod enemies of tea pests from Darjeeling slopes and adjoining plains with a study of their efficiency- 1st Phase

National Tea Research Foundation, Ministry of Commerce
Rs.3,72,600/-

Prof. A. Mukhopadhyay

2001-2003

6. Minor Research Project:
Involvement of Women folk in Ornamental fish culture

UGC
Rs.10,000/-

Dr. S. Barat

2003-2004

7. Developing a Model system for studying Anti-inflammatory and Immunopotentiating Properties of Extracts from Plants of Eastern Himalayas Lady Tata Memorial Trust, Mumbai
Rs.1,11,000/-
Prof.A.K. Chakravarty 2003-2005
Status - Completed
8. Analysis of the immuno-therapeutic response of turmeric extract towards malignancy, taking both tumor cells and lymphocytes as targets ICMR
Rs.10.89 Lakh
Prof. Ashim K. Chakravarty (Retd.) 3 yrs. w.e.f. 15.2.2005
Status - Completed
       

9. Isolation and characterization of effector substances with immunotherapeutic value from Certain plants of the Eastern Himalayas

UGC
Rs.10.21 Lakh

Prof. Ashim K. Chakravarty (Retd.)

3 years w.e.f. 01.05.2006
Status - Completed

9.Evaluation of biocontrol potential of some arthropod natural enemies of major tea pests from Darjeeling slopes and its adjoining plains – 2nd phase

National Tea Research Foundation
Rs.2,64,500/-

Prof. A.
Mukhopadhyay

2003-2006
Status - Completed

10. Identification of Plasmid Gene Involved in the pathogenesis of Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome (EUS)
Multi. Institute Project

DBT
Rs.3.90 lac + Rs.2.75 lac

Dr. J. Pal

2003-2006
Status - Completed

11. Detection of frequency of HLA-Class I antigens (Serology & SSP typing) and the role of HLA antigens as genetic marker in delusional disorder.

DST
Rs.21,38,980/-

Dr. T.K.
Chaudhuri

2004-2007

12.Analysis of the etiology of the monosymptomatic psychotic disorder, the delusional disorder on the basis of Immunogenetical and cytological investigations.

LPBT
Rs.3.00 lac

Dr.T.K.
Chaudhuri

2002-2003

Exploration and Evaluation of bacterial and viral Entomopathogens of major Lepidopteran tea pests, a bio-resource study on natural control agents from Darjeeling foothills and Plains

UGC
Rs.7.73 Lakh

Prof. Ananda Mukhopadhyay (PI)
Dr. M. Bahadur
(Co-I)

3 yrs. w. e. f. 1.4.07
Status - Completed

Detection of the frequency of HLA Class I antigens (Serology and SSP typing) and the role of HLA antigens as genetic markers in Delutional Disorder

 

DST
Rs.21.38 Lakh

Prof. Tapas K. Chaudhuri

(2004-2007)
Status - Completed

Synthesis of new organotin (IV)+2 derivative (S) and evalution of antitumour activity.

DST (Under DST Women Scientist Schem
Rs.13.68 Lakh

Prof. Tapas K. Chaudhuri

2005-2008
Status – Completed

Isolation & identification of natural bioactive & immunomodulatory products in Diplazium spp., an edible fern available in North Bengal

UGC
Rs. 10.78 Lakh

Prof. Tapas K. Chaudhuri

3 years (2010-2013)

Purification and characterization of bioactive natural antioxidant, immunomodulator and anticancer products from Dioscorea alata L. of North Eastern region of India.

DBT
Rs. 20.33 Lakh

Prof. Tapas K. Chaudhuri

2011-2014

Socio-economic upliftment and empowerment of women of backward rural community through ornamental fish breeding and rearing management.

DBT
Rs.10.04 Lakh

Prof. Sudip Barat

2004-2007
Status - Completed

Integrated management of cold water fish culture & livestock with an emphasis on aquaculture for economic upliftment of SC/ST population in Darjeeling hills of West Bengal

DBT
Rs. 10.48 Lakh

Prof. Sudip Barat (PI)
Dr. M. Bahadur
(Co-I)

2009-2012

Reactivation status and genomic typing of human polyomavirus JC (JCV) in the immunocompromised and non-immunocompromised individuals from North Bengal region with a special emphasis on correlation of virus evolution vis-a-vis origin of and interrelationships between indigenous populations of North Bengal.

CSIR
Rs. 15.66 Lakh

Dr. Soumen Bhattacharjee

2010-2013

Estimation of Genetic Diversity in Threatened Fishes of Ornamental Values in the Terai and Dooars region of West Bengal.

UGC
Rs. 9.03
Lakh

Dr. Soumen Bhattacharjee

2011-2014

Impact of pesticide used in tea plantations on Arthropod pests and on non-target organisms in the plains of Darjeeling District.

UGC-SAP

Prof. Ananda Mukhopadhyay
(Investigator- theme 1 of the SAP Project on Arthropod Pests)

2007-2012

Molecular understanding of the Immunological basis and Management of Childhood Asthma in the sub-Himalayan region.

UGC-SAP

Prof. Tapas K. Chaudhuri

2007-2012

Nutritional Ecology of Tea Loopers on Natural and Artificial Diets from Darjeeling Terai and the Dooars.

NTRF,
Tea Board of India
Rs. 9.12 Lakh

Prof. Ananda Mukhopadhyay

2011-2014
Status: Ongoing

Enzyme based detection of susceptibility level in major sucking pest of tea Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse (Hetreoptera: Miridae) to commonly applied insecticides in tea plantations of Darjeeling foothills and plains

UGC
Rs. 10.06 Lakh

Prof. Ananda Mukhopadhyay
(PI)
Mr. Dhiraj Saha
(Co-PI)

2012-2015

Study of Haematological Parameters and Mitochondrial Genome Analyses in Worker Population, Occupationally Exposed to Pesticides in Agricultural Fields of North Bengal.

UGC
Meritorious Scheme

Dr. Min Bahadur &
Dr. Soumen Bhattacharjee (Jointly)

2009-2014

Limnochemistry and Investigation of pathogenic bacteria isolated from a resident fish, Lepidocephalichthys guntea (Hamilton-Buchanan) of Lotchka, a Terai river in Darjeeling district, West Bengal.

UGC
Meritorious Scheme

Prof. S. Barat

2009-2014

Evaluating susceptibility level of the sucking pest, Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse (Heteroptera: Miridae) using biochemical parameters in the tea plantations of Darjeeling hill & adjoining plains

UGC
Rs. 0.9 Lakh

Mr. Dhiraj Saha