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Externally Funded Research Projects

Animal Genetics

  • Centre for Agricultural Bioinformatics (CABin)
    Project InvestigatorDr Amit Kumar
    Funding AgencyICAR Sactioned Budget
    Start DateApr-14 CompletionMar-26
  • Enhancing Livelihood Security of Farming Community through Livestock and Crop Integration using Proven Technologies (Farmer FIRST Programme)
    Project InvestigatorDr Ran Vir Singh
    Funding AgencyICAR Sactioned Budget
    Start DateOct-16 CompletionMar-22
  • Identification of unique signature of selective sweeps in indigenous dairy cattle breeds
    Project InvestigatorDr Manjit Panigrahi
    Funding AgencyNASF Sactioned Budget75.16
    Start DateMay-22 CompletionApr-25

B&M Div

  • Unraveling the Pheno-Genotyping linking and distribution dynamics of Trichophyton mentagrophytes among Human and Animals
    Project InvestigatorDr Abhishek
    Funding AgencyICMR Sactioned Budget15.45
    Start DateNov-19 CompletionNov-22

Biological Standardization

  • National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP)
    Project InvestigatorDr P Dhar
    Funding AgencyICAR Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJan-20 CompletionJan-25
  • VTCC Network project: Veterinary Microbes component, IVRI Unit
    Project InvestigatorDr Salauddin Qureshi
    Funding AgencyICAR Sactioned Budget
    Start DateApr-14 CompletionMar-23
  • Network for Scientific Cooperation for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (NetSCoFAN)
    Project InvestigatorDr Ravi Kant Agrawal
    Funding AgencyFSSAI Sactioned Budget
    Start Date2020 Completion2022
  • Development of Monographa under Food-O-Copeia”
    Project InvestigatorDr Ravi Kant Agrawal
    Funding AgencyFSSAI Sactioned Budget
    Start Date2021 Completion2022
  • Elucidating the interaction of non-structural proteins of Bluetongue virus with mammalian host and vector cells
    Project InvestigatorDr Sonalika Mahajan
    Funding AgencyDST-SERB Sactioned Budget
    Start DateOct-18 CompletionJan-22

BP Div

  • Generation, Characterization and Evaluation of Mouse Monoclonal Antibody against Canine Distemper Virus for Diagnostic Potential (Code-EEQ/2018/000823)
    Project InvestigatorDr Kaushal Kishor Rajak
    Funding AgencySERB-DST Sactioned Budget53.715
    Start Date20-03-2019 Completion19-09-2022
  • Establishment of Agribusiness Incubator (ABI)
    Project InvestigatorDr Bablu Kumar
    Funding AgencyICAR Sactioned Budget79
    Start Date2016 Completion(On going)
  • RKVY-RAFTAAR
    Project InvestigatorDr Bablu Kumar
    Funding AgencyRKVY Sactioned Budget233
    Start Date2019 Completion(On going)
  • CAAST-Advanced Center of Livestock Health (World Bank ICAR Funded project)
    Project InvestigatorDr Amit Kumar
    Funding AgencyICAR & World Bank Sactioned Budget-
    Start Date2018 Completion(On going)

CADRAD

  • Development of Recombinant antibody platform against Rabies virus for diagnosis and its therapeutic evaluation
    Project InvestigatorDr Vishal Chander
    Funding AgencyDST SERB Sactioned Budget
    Start DateApr-18 CompletionMar-22
  • Discovery of structure-based antivirals against SARS-CoV2 targeting key viral genome replication enzymes”
    Project InvestigatorDr Gaurav Kumar  Sharma
    Funding AgencyDST SERB Sactioned Budget
    Start Date2020 Completion2023
  • Epidemiological studies and development of Antiviral Therapeutics Against Coronaviruses  (NASF)
    Project InvestigatorDr Gaurav Kumar  Sharma
    Funding AgencyNASF Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJun-21 CompletionMay-24
  • Establishment of Consortium for One Health to address Zoonotic and Transboundary Diseases in India, including the Northeast Region
    Project InvestigatorDr P Dhar
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget
    Start DateSep-21 CompletionSep-24

CWL

  • National Referral Centre on Wildlife Healthcare (Funded by Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi)
    Project InvestigatorDr Abhijit M Pawde
    Funding AgencyCWL, IVRI Sactioned Budget56.5
    Start Date2017 Completion2022
  • MoEF&CC funded project “Assessing the safety to vultures (Gyps species) of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in veterinary use in India”
    Project InvestigatorDr Karikalan M
    Funding AgencyCWL, IVRI & BNHS, Pinjore Sactioned Budget271
    Start DateApr-16 CompletionMar-23
  • Patho-epidemiology of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV) among Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus)
    Project InvestigatorDr Karikalan M
    Funding AgencyDST-SERB Sactioned Budget43.42
    Start DateDec-20 CompletionDec-23

Immunology Section

  • Nanodelivery and evaluation of adjuvant effect of synthetic TLR4 and TLR7 agonists combination in chicken
    Project InvestigatorDr R Saravanan
    Funding AgencyDST Sactioned Budget62.18
    Start Date11-01-2022 Completion10-01-2025

Medicine

  • Potential of Homoeopathic Drugs against Neonatal Calf Diarrhoea’ (CCRH, Ministry of AYUSH) Funded
    Project InvestigatorDr D B Mondal
    Funding AgencyCCRH, Ministry of AYUSH Sactioned Budget33.63
    Start DateJan-21 CompletionDec-23
  • Formulation and evaluation of Ethosomes a Novel trans-dermal delivery system for enhanced antimicrobial and antidermatophytic effect of essential oils
    Project InvestigatorDr Akhilesh Kumar
    Funding AgencyUPCAR Sactioned Budget14.96
    Start DateOct-20 CompletionSep-23

Parasitology

  • Molecular platform for epidemiology, disease mapping and development of diagnostics for economically important diseases of Ducks
    Project InvestigatorDr M. Sankar
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget
    Start Date2018 CompletionSep-22

Pathology

  • Molecular characterization and development of peptide based diagnostics for BPI-3 and BRSV (SERB-DST)
    Project InvestigatorDr V. Singh
    Funding AgencySERB-DST Sactioned Budget43.94
    Start Date27-11-2019 Completion26-11-2022
  • Exploring the role of pyroptosis and elucidating the use of pyroptotic inhibitors to block proinflammatory cell death in chicken tracheal epithelial cells infected with infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV)
    Project InvestigatorDr Asok Kumar M
    Funding AgencyDST-SERB Sactioned Budget41.66
    Start Date03-02-2020 Completion02-02-2023
  • Patho-epidemiology and development of user-friendly immunodiagnostic assay for rapid detection of S. suis in pigs
    Project InvestigatorDr Monalisa Sahoo
    Funding AgencyDST Sactioned Budget-
    Start DateJul-18 CompletionJul-21
  • Understanding the role of exosomes in Marek’s disease pathogenesis: an in vitro approach
    Project InvestigatorDr Asok Kumar M
    Funding AgencyDST Sactioned Budget35.35056
    Start DateNov-18 CompletionJul-21

Surgery

  • Pharmacodynamic modulation of cardiac angiotensin and adrenergic signaling in arsenic-exposed rats (DST)
    Project InvestigatorDr Kesavan M
    Funding AgencyDST Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJul-18 CompletionJul-21
  • Tear based biomarkers for early detection of Kerato-Conjunctivtis Sicca (KCS) and prediction of corneal graft acceptance in KCS affected dogs
    Project InvestigatorDr Kiranjeet Singh
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget27.75
    Start DateMar-18 CompletionSep-21

Veterinary Biotechnology

  • Generation and evaluation of a live vectored vaccine against porcine circo virus infection of swine.
    Project InvestigatorDr Sohini Dey
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJan-21 CompletionJan-24
  • Studies on host pathogen interaction and development of vaccine against zoonotic coronaviruses (NASF funded)
    Project InvestigatorDr C. Madhan Mohan
    Funding AgencyICAR-NASF Sactioned Budget60.59
    Start DateMay-21 Completion31-05-2023
  • Development of Diagnostics for Coronavirus infections
    Project InvestigatorDr Praveen K Gupta
    Funding AgencyICAR-NASF Sactioned Budget
    Start DateMay-21 Completion01-05-2023
  • Elucidating the functions of epitranscriptomic modifications in Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus (PPRV) infections
    Project InvestigatorDr Basavaraj Sajjanar
    Funding AgencyDBT-Welcome Trust Sactioned Budget141.93
    Start DateJan-19 CompletionDec-24
  • Epigenetic basis for thermal stress tolerance in Indian breeds and exotic cross-bred dairy cattle
    Project InvestigatorDr Basavaraj Sajjanar
    Funding AgencyDST-SERB Sactioned Budget38.05
    Start DateJan-20 CompletionJan-23
  • Evaluation of glycoprotein E (gE)-deleted infectious bovine rhinotracheitis IBR marker vaccine candidate in cattle
    Project InvestigatorDr Praveen K Gupta
    Funding AgencyDBT-BIRAC Sactioned Budget47.5
    Start DateApr-20 CompletionMar-23
  • Intelligent System for Computer-Assisted Diagnosis (CAD) of Canine Mammary Tumours
    Project InvestigatorDr Sonal
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget31.47
    Start DateFeb-20 Completion26-02-2023
  • A venture towards translating the indigenous diagnostic kits for the economically important poultry viral diseases from lab to land
    Project InvestigatorDr Sohini Dey
    Funding AgencyDBT-BIRAC Sactioned Budget
    Start DateOct-20 CompletionOct-22
  • Identification of Avian Reovirus (ARV) vaccine candidates for development of efficacious, miRNAs adjuvanted live attenuated vaccine
    Project InvestigatorDr Deepak Kumar
    Funding AgencyICAR-Outstanding Young Scientist Award Project Sactioned Budget
    Start DateSep-21 CompletionSep-24
  • Transgenic chicken for expression of Leukemia Inhibitory Factor (LIF): A potential cytokine in stem cell biology and therapy
    Project InvestigatorDr Sujoy K. Dhara
    Funding AgencyDST-SERB Sactioned Budget32.19
    Start DateJan-22 CompletionJan-25
  • Development of thermostable Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) vaccine using spontaneously assembling, biodegradable mesoporous silica nano-scaffolds
    Project InvestigatorDr Sonal
    Funding AgencyICAR-NASF Sactioned Budget158.02
    Start DateJan-21 CompletionDec-23
  • Detection of peptide biomarks and development of synthetic anti-microbial peptide hydrogels for bovine mastitis
    Project InvestigatorDr Sameer Shrivastava
    Funding AgencyICAR-NASF Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJan-17 CompletionJun-20
  • Development and evaluation of DIVA-based vaccine utilizing an Indian isolate of Classical Swine Fever virus
    Project InvestigatorDr Praveen K Gupta
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget
    Start DateMar-17 CompletionJul-20
  • Development and evaluation of a genetically engineered vaccine against Newcastle disease and chicken infectious anaemia of chickens
    Project InvestigatorDr C. Madhan Mohan
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget57.09
    Start DateDec-17 CompletionDec-21

Veterinary Public Health

  • Does antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock contribute to AMR in people in NE India? An interdisciplinary study investigating antibiotic use, drivers of AMR, and transmission dynamics (India-UK Collaborative Project)
    Project InvestigatorDr Z. B. Dubal
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget49.99
    Start DateNov-18 CompletionNov-22
  • Indian Network of Fisheries and Animal Antimicrobial Resistance (INFAAR)
    Project InvestigatorDr Z. B. Dubal
    Funding AgencyINFAAR Sactioned Budget10
    Start DateNov-18 CompletionMar-25
  • Development of immune-chromatographic strip assay for on-site sero-diagnosis of Japanese encephalitis in swine
    Project InvestigatorDr Himani Dhanze
    Funding AgencyUPCAR Sactioned Budget18.48
    Start DateNov-20 CompletionOct-23
  • Genomics assisted pathobiology to identify novel targets for diagnosis and therapeutic intervention(s) of Japanese Encephalitis and Leptospirosis (DBT
    Project InvestigatorDr Himani Dhanze
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget33.93
    Start DateMay-19 CompletionMay-22

Animal Genetics

  • Centre for Agricultural Bioinformatics (CABin)
    Project InvestigatorDr Amit Kumar
    Funding AgencyICAR Sactioned Budget
    Start DateApr-14 CompletionMar-26
  • Enhancing Livelihood Security of Farming Community through Livestock and Crop Integration using Proven Technologies (Farmer FIRST Programme)
    Project InvestigatorDr Ran Vir Singh
    Funding AgencyICAR Sactioned Budget
    Start DateOct-16 CompletionMar-22
  • Identification of unique signature of selective sweeps in indigenous dairy cattle breeds
    Project InvestigatorDr Manjit Panigrahi
    Funding AgencyNASF Sactioned Budget75.16
    Start DateMay-22 CompletionApr-25

Animal Nutrition

  • VTCC: Network on veterinary type culture collection:  rumen microbes
    Project InvestigatorDr L.C. Chaudhary
    Funding AgencyVTCC Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJul-19 CompletionContinued.
  • ILRI-ICAR Collaborative project on Methane emission and its mitigation
    Project InvestigatorDr L.C. Chaudhary
    Funding AgencyICAR-ILRI Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJul-19 Completion2022
  • Role of dietary trace minerals in animals under biotic and abiotic stress conditions
    Project InvestigatorDr Sunil Eknath Jadhav
    Funding AgencyNASF Sactioned Budget
    Start DateAug-18 CompletionJan-22

Animal Reproduction Division

  • Development of early pregnancy diagnostic assay through discovery of biomarkers in cattle and buffalo
    Project InvestigatorDr Sanjay Kumar Singh
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget
    Start DateMay-18 CompletionMay-21

Livestock Production Management

  • Network Programme on Buffalo improvement
    Project InvestigatorDr A K. S. Tomar
    Funding AgencyICAR Sactioned Budget18
    Start DateJun-19 Completion(Long Term)
  • Kisspeptinergic system in the hyppothalamo-ovarian tissue and its role in modulating the HPG axis in the anestrus bugffalo
    Project InvestigatorDr Manas Kumar Patra
    Funding AgencyDST Sactioned Budget30.49
    Start DateNov-18 CompletionNov-21

Livestock Products Technology

  • Value added products from poultry sleeves for environmental and economical viability of poultry processing
    Project InvestigatorDr Rajiv Ranjan Kumar
    Funding AgencyMoFPI Sactioned Budget50.05
    Start DateDec-18 CompletionMar-22
  • Development of enzyme based biomarkers for rapid differentiation of fresh and frozen-thawed meat with special reference to poultry meat
    Project InvestigatorDr Ashim Kumar Biswas
    Funding AgencyMoFPI Sactioned Budget41.75
    Start DateSep-20 CompletionSep-23
  • Identification of quorum-sensing inhibitory, anti-biofilm and anti-virulence plant essential oils and components for developing novel intervention against drug-resistant microbes
    Project InvestigatorDr Ravi Kant Agrawal
    Funding AgencyDST Sactioned Budget33.58
    Start DateFeb-22 CompletionFeb-25

Physiology & Climatology

  • Generation of BMPR1B gene edited goats using CRISPR/Cas technology to explore the functional role of BMPR-1B gene on goat reproduction.
    Project InvestigatorDr Vikash Chandra
    Funding AgencyICAR-NASF Sactioned Budget
    Start DateOct-19 CompletionOct-22
  • Regulation of corpus luteum function by locally produced angiogenic growth factors in pigs (Sus scrofa)
    Project InvestigatorDr Vikrant Singh Chouhan
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJul-19 Completion2022
  • A  chemical biology approach for early detection of pregnancy in buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)
    Project InvestigatorDr Gyanendra Singh
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJul-19 Completion2022
  • NICRA Project on “Impact of climate change on livestock health”
    Project InvestigatorDr Gyanendra Singh
    Funding AgencyICAR Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJul-19 Completion2026
  • Niche Area of Excellence (NAE): Development of stem cell laden nanomaterial-scafflold for nerve, bone and cartilage tissue regeneration in animals
    Project InvestigatorDr Sadhan Bag
    Funding AgencyICAR Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJan-19 CompletionDec-21
  • Non invasive pregnancy diagnosis in captive wild felids.
    Project InvestigatorDr Gyanendra Singh
    Funding AgencyCZA Sactioned Budget
    Start DateOct-19 CompletionOct-22

Biochemistry

  • Study of carbonylated proteins and the effects of supplementation of enzymes associated in repair of oxidatively damaged proteins on the cryopreserved buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) semen
    Project InvestigatorDr Sanjeev Kumar Bhure
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget47.61
    Start DateOct-18 Completion01-04-2022

JD (EE)/Extension Education/KVK

  • GATI Pilot (Gender Advancement for transforming Institutions pilot)-DST funded
    Project InvestigatorDr Mahesh Chander
    Funding AgencyDST Sactioned Budget
    Start DateAug-21 CompletionMar-23
  • New Extension Methodologies and Approaches (NEMA)
    Project InvestigatorDr Mahesh Chander
    Funding AgencyICAR Sactioned Budget79.09
    Start DateMar-19 Completioncontinued

Bengaluru Campus

  • In vitro antigen-quantification test for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus vaccines [Work Package 1] under joint collaborative program on “FMD Vaccine Quality Testing and Enhancing India’s Animal Vaccine Testing Capabilities”
    Project InvestigatorDr P Saravanan
    Funding AgencyDAHD Sactioned Budget
    Start DateApr-21 Completion31-03-2023
  • In vitro antigen-quantification test for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus vaccines (not serotype specific) [Work Package 2] under joint collaborative program on “FMD Vaccine Quality Testing and Enhancing India’s Animal Vaccine Testing Capabilities”
    Project InvestigatorDr Madhusudan Hosamani
    Funding Agency Sactioned Budget
    Start Date Completion
  • Technical support for in vivo cattle batch release assays and development of a simplified roadmap for batch release [WP3] under joint collaborative program on “FMD Vaccine Quality Testing and Enhancing India’s Animal Vaccine Testing Capabilities”
    Project InvestigatorDr B.P. Sreenivasa
    Funding Agency Sactioned Budget
    Start Date Completion
  • Technical manufacturing and in process control support for manufacturing partners Work Package (WP4): “FMD Vaccine Quality Testing and Enhancing India’s Animal Vaccine Testing Capabilities”
    Project InvestigatorDr R.P. Tamil Selvan
    Funding Agency Sactioned Budget
    Start Date Completion

ICAR-IVRI, Bengaluru Campus

  • Dendritic cell platforms for in vitro and in vivo studies of antigen presentation and processing in cattle for combined vaccine antigens using foot-and-mouth disease virus and Pasteurella multocida as model
    Project InvestigatorDr K Ganesh
    Funding AgencyICAR-NASF Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJul-19 Completion2023
  • Analysis of host responses so foot-and-mouth disease irus infection in indigenous and crossbred cattle by transcriptome profiling
    Project InvestigatorDr Suresh Basagoudanavar
    Funding AgencyDST Sactioned Budget
    Start DateOct-18 CompletionOct-21
  • Development and evaluation of a nanocarrier based novel foot-and-mouth disease virus vaccine for non-parenteral delivery
    Project InvestigatorDr B.P. Sreenivasa
    Funding AgencySERB-DST Sactioned Budget
    Start DateMar-20 CompletionMar-23
  • Unraveling the pathobiology of bovine pancreatic Insufficiency associated with FMDV infection and development of ameliorative measures
    Project InvestigatorDr Priyanka M
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget53.88
    Start DateDec-19 CompletionDec-22
  • Foot and Mouth Disease vaccination of cows during gestation: Evaluation of pregnancy-induced immunosuppression on antibody response in dam and calf
    Project InvestigatorDr K Narayanan
    Funding AgencyDST-SERB Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJan-22 Completion01-01-2025
  • Development of genome edited BHK-21 cells line to rescue Foot and Mouth Disease Virus Asia1 mutants
    Project InvestigatorDr Dechamma H J
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJan-21 Completion01-01-2024

ICAR-IVRI, ERS Kolkata

  • ICAR-Indian Network for Fisheries and Animal Antimicrobial Resistance (INFAAR)
    Project InvestigatorDr Samiran Bandyopadhyay
    Funding AgencyINFAAR   Sactioned Budget10
    Start DateJul-19 Completioncontinuing
  • DBT network programme on bovine tuberculosis control: Mycobacterial diseases in animals network (MyDAN) programme
    Project InvestigatorDr Premanshu Dandapat
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget
    Start DateSep-18 Completion28-12-2022
  • Collaborating unit of AICRP ADMAS, IVRI, ERS (ICAR funded)
    Project InvestigatorDr Bimalendu Mondal
    Funding AgencyAICRP Sactioned Budget2.2
    Start DateJul-13 CompletionContinuing
  • Molecular insight into the epidemiology and dissemination of extended spectrum beta-lactamase and carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae in canines and development of a novel diagnostic regime for multiple type beta-lactamase producers
    Project InvestigatorDr Samiran Bandyopadhyay
    Funding AgencyDBT Sactioned Budget
    Start DateJun-18 CompletionJun-21

IVRI Campus, Mukteswar

  • National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for Peste petits ruminants and Classical swine fever
    Project InvestigatorDr Chandra Sekar
    Funding AgencyDAHD Sactioned Budget262.6
    Start DateJul-19 Completioncontinuing

RS Palampur

  • Identification of genetic diversity in Cryptosporidium parvum isolates prevalent in bovines in north India and development of recombinant antigen based immunodiagnostic assay for C. parvum
    Project InvestigatorDr Ajayta Rialch
    Funding AgencyDST-SERB (SRG) Sactioned Budget30.93
    Start DateMar-21 Completion