Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Funding Agency Title of the project Period Grant
D.S.T., Delhi Bioenergetics and Reproductive Competence of Spodoptera litura in F1 progeny of irradiated Moths 1987 - 1990 Rs3.1 Lakhs
Intern. Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna valuation of Partial Sterilizing Doses & Inherited Sterility on Competitiveness and Behaviour of F1 progeny of S. litura (Contr. 7162/RB) 1993 - 1999 US$ 31000
Commission of European Communities (CEC), Brussels Male Repro-ductive Physiology of Lepidopteran Insects: A Target Pest Suppression Techniques (Contract No. CI1*CT940094) 1995- 1998 ECU 118,000 (for Joint project)
INMAS, Delhi Min. of Defence, Govt. of India Studies on radiation response of Sf9, an unusually radioresistant insect cell line (INMAS ref. TC/2519/INM-280) 1999- 2001 Rs. 4.5 lakhs
Intern. Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna Use of Nuclear Tech. in Biological Control of Lepidopteran pest, S. litura: Exploration, Efficacy and Establishment of Entomopathogenic Nematodes as Potential Parasitoids(Contr. 10847/RB) 1999- 2006 US$40,000
INMAS, Delhi Min. of Defence, Govt. of India Role of anti-oxidant defense in the stress response of radioresistant lepidopteran insect in comparison to mammalian system 2006-2008 Rs.10 lakhs
Intern. Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna Evaluation of various bio-characteristics of radio-sterilized lepidopteran pest, Spodoptera litura and its progeny to establish the quality traits for a critical appraisal of ‘F1 sterility technique’ for pest suppression (IAEA Contract No. 15557/RB) 2009-2015 € 35,000
Min. of Agric.-DOCD Project Validation of F1 Sterility Technique (a modified SIT- i.e., Sterile Insect Technique) for the management of Spodoptera litura (Fabr.) in cotton ecosystem[Under NISPM(Bt Cotton)-TMC-MM-II] 2009-2010 Rs.10Lakhs
Intern. Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna Development of Generic Irradiation Doses for Phytosanitary Treatment of Mealy Bug Spp. Infesting Agricultural Commodities’(IAEA Contract No. 15852/RB) 2009-2015 € 40,000
National Food Security Mission (NFSM), Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India “Investigation on the Present Pigeonpea Pest Complex and Their Management with Emphasis on Radiation Technology as An Integral Component in IPM”. [Joint Project between Delhi University and University of Agricultural Sciences (Raichur) 2013-2017 Rs.166 lakhs (DU share)