HANSRAJ COLLEGE

University of Delhi

NAAC Grade A+ with CGPA 3.62

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

PROJECT ID TITLE PI/Co-PI SANCTIONED AMOUNT
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/01 COVID-19 ka bharat main kala-sanskriti ke kshetra par pade prabhavon ka adhayan Prof. Rama (Hindi)
Dr. Gaurav
(Phy. Edu.)
Dr. Vijay K Mishra
(Hindi)
Joint Project 99,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/02 Sant Kavya Main Samajik Samrasta aur Vartman Paridrashya Dr. Ved Prakash, (Hindi) Individual Project 42,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/03 XBRL Enabled Financial Reporting by Indian Banks Dr. Manjit Singh Saggi (Commerce) Individual Project 42,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/04 Gauvansh ke sandarbh main Bhartiya chintan aur usaki vaigyanikta Dr. M. P. Sharma
(Phy. Edu)
Dr. Nritya Gopal (Hindi)
Dr. Bhanu Sharma (Philosophy)
Joint Project 95,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/05 Performance enhancement of double pass solar air heater using an energy storage medium and artificial roughness on the absorber plate. Prof. Sushil Kumar
(Physics)
Individual Project 45,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/06 Isolation, characterization and application of beneficial yeast Dr. Sudhida Gautam
(Zoology)
Individual Project 48,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/07 Organometallic Compounds and their applications in recognition, sensing and catalysis Dr. Taruna Singh (Chemistry) Individual Project 47,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/08 DFT Investigation on theoretical spectroscopic, ELF, MEP, Hirshfield surface and molecular docking studies of phenyl benzothiazole, mercaptobenzimidazole, dibenzothiophene, and 2-aminothiazole Dr. Manoj Kumar (Chemistry)
Dr. Sonu Kumar (Chemistry)
Joint Project 42,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/09 Identification of potential allergenic proteins from Tomato Dr. Archana Singh (Botany)
Dr. Lokesh C Mishra (Zoology)
Dr. Mahaswetta Saikia (Botany)
Joint Project 95,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/10 Avian Biodiversity in the north campus of the University of Delhi Dr. Farhat Jahan (Zoology)
Dr. Vandana K Singh (Zoology)
Joint Project 43,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/12 In silico development of vaccine construct against Mycobacterium tuberculosis Dr. Swati Singh
(Zoology)
Individual Project 40,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/13 Global assessment of nutritional interventions which can mitigate the deleterious effects of COVID-19 pandemic on health Dr. Kaveri Chakrabarty
(Zoology)
Dr Jaya Malhotra (Zoology)
Individual
Project
42,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/14 Cytological analysis to establish the nature of polyploidy in invasive species Dr. Anand Sonkar (Botany)
Prof. Vijay Rani Rajpal (Botany)
Dr. Dinesh Gautam (Zoology)
Dr. Romila Rawat (Botany)
Joint Project 97,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/15 Study on Inclusive Environment for Differently Abled Students in Colleges of University of Delhi Mr Arun Kumar (Commerce)
Dr Shivani Agarwal (Physics)
Dr Rajesh Kumar Sharma
(Hindi)
Joint Project 90,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/16 A study of analytical solutions and dynamical behavior for nonlinear evolution equations using efficient methods Mr. Brij Mohan (Maths)
Prof. Preeti Dharmarha
(Maths).
Joint Project 42,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/17 Utilization of organic solid waste for the synthesis of metal/metal oxide based nanomaterials for wastewater remediation Dr. Ambika
(Chemistry)
Dr. Maya Verma, (Physics)
Dr. Pratibha Tiwari (Chemistry)
Joint Project 96,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/18 Unraveling of stability and activity of different proteins in the presence of nanoparticles Dr. Indrani
(Chemistry)
Dr. Jyoti Singh (Chemistry)
Joint Project 46,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/19 Impact of E-commerce on Indian Traditional Retailing Business Dr. Animesh Naskar (Economics) Individual Project 40,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/20 Does Peer Monitoring explain learning outcomes? An RCT approach Dr Shailu Singh (Economics)
Ms Alka Kacker (Economics)
Ms Madhavi Moni
(Economics)
Mr. Ashutosh Yadav (Commerce)
Mr Anurag (Commerce)
Joint Project 40,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/21 Study of Neuron Stars and their Environment Prof. Chetana Jain (Physics) Individual Project 40,000
HRC/RDC/2021/RP/22 Embedded systems based Electronic Test and Measurement systems for use in college Laboratories Dr. Sukhbinder Singh Rait
(Electronics)
Individual Project 42,000

Sponsored Projects @ HRC

Hansraj college has setup three research centres namely Mahatma Hansraj Research Center (MHRC) in Life Sciences, Mahatma Hansraj Research Center (MHRC) in Linguistics and VVRI (Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research Institute) Center to carry out subject-specific and interdisciplinary research. Besides, each science department have a research laboratory. The college have a Research Committee that encouraged the Faculty of different departments of the college to approach UGC, DST and other funding agencies for doing research in their specific areas and in fact many have obtained funds from UGC, DST-SERB, DBT, NMPB and other funding agencies to carry out research. Following list provides details of faculty members involved in active research.

Faculty Members Year Title of the Project Funding Agency & Grant Received Nature of the Project
Dr Brijesh Rathi 2017-20 Thio-click approach for the synthesis of stable glycomimetic and chiral oxathiacrown ethers Indo-Hungarian Bilateral Research Grant DST, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
Dr Brijesh Rathi
Dr Bijendra Singh
2017-20 Design and Catalytic Large-Scale Synthesis of New Functionalized Perfluorinated Ketones/Ethers as Potential Fire Extinguishants GOIRs. 48.2 lakhs DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Government of India
Dr Aparna Bansal 2016-18 Structure diversity and Stability of G-rich DNA sequences UGCRs. 6.0 lakhs Major Research Project
Dr Brijesh Rathi 2016-19 A New Class of Anti-Malarials: Constituting New Avenues for Anti-Malarial Therapy GOIRs. 32.89 lakhs DST-SERB, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
Dr Monika Koul 2015-18 Evaluation and analysis of four medicinal plants for their pollution load in wild, cultivated and controlled conditions and response of their bioactive constituents in terms of yield and quality UGCRs. 9.8 lakhs Major Research Project
Dr Brijesh Rathi 2015-17 Conjugates and Analogues of Antiviral Compound AUY1 Indo-Russian Bilateral Research GrantRs. 24.28 Lakhs Major DST, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
Dr Vijay R Rajpal (PI)
Dr Anand Sonkar (Co-PI)
2014-17 Autotetraploid induction, Ensuing Heteroploid Hybridization and Associated Rapid DNA changes as a possible Means of Genetic improvement of the Diploid Tinospora cordifolia and Pluchea lanceolata National Medicinal Plant BoardRs. 27.973 lakhs Major Research Project
Dr Archana Singh 2013-16 Cloning and functional characterization of Helicoverpa-inducible Hevein-like-protien from chickpea DST-SERB Rs. 18.25 lakhs Fasttrack by DST, Govt. of India
Dr Manjit Saggi 2013-16 XBRL-based Corporate Disclosure Practices in India- Opportunities and Challenges UGCRs. 7.146 lakhs Major Research Project
Dr T. Shimrah 2013-15 Land use change and soil organic carbon stock in ecologically strategic upland village agro-ecosystems in north east India: A case study in Shirui National Park DST-SERBRs. 12.0 lakhs Empowerment and Equity Opportunities for Excellence in Science 2013
Dr Anand Sonkar 2013-15 Taxonomic and Phylogenetic studies on the genus Heracleum L. in India DST-SERBRs. 12.0 lakhs Empowerment and Equity Opportunities for Excellence in Science 2013
Dr Monika Koul 2015 onwards Evaluation and analysis of four medicinal plants for their pollution load in wild, cultivated and controlled conditions and response of their bioactive constituents in terms of yield and quality UGC- MHRDRs. 9.81 lakhs Major Research Project
Ms Alka Kacker 2011 Effect of proposed amendments to Copyright Act on the Indian Music Industry. The report was submitted to the standing committee of the Parliament that has been constituted to look into the amendments. The research looked at the economic effect of changes in artists and performer's rights as proposed in the amendments. Cine Music Director's AssociationRs. 18.0 lakhs Major Research Project

Innovation Projects @ HRC

The Research Council, University of Delhi, supports undergraduate students by providing stipend through Innovation Project Scheme. Many Departments in the institution collaborate with each other for undertaking inter-disciplinary research under the umbrella of innovation projects and the STAR College Scheme. During the year 2015-17, 13 innovation projects involving 130 students and 39 faculty members from different departments of the college were successfully accomplished. Three projects were selected by the research council for research display and got best poster awards in their respective categories. The findings and designs in two of our innovation projects have been approved for commercial development and productivity by the industry for the benefit of the society. A documentary movie has also come up under one of the innovation projects.

Faculty Members Duration Grant Received Title of the Project Departments Involved
Dr Rama
Dr Satessh Kumar Mishra
Dr Vijay K Mishra
2012-13 DU
HRC 101Rs. 10.0 lakhs
Rashtriy rajdhani kshetra me dristi badhito se sambandhit sansthaon ewam sansthanon ki uplabdhiyan ewam chunautiyan. Hindi & Sanskrit
Dr Vijay Rani Rajpal
Dr Manju Mathur
Dr Neelam Gandhi
2013-15 DU
HRC 201Rs. 6.0 lakhs
Plant Invasions: Exploring the Ploidy Connection Botany & Zoology
Dr Shampa Bhattacharyya
Dr Renu Parashar
Dr Hema Chutani
2013-15 DU
HRC 202Rs. 6.5 lakhs
Isolation and characterization of protein component of milk from different sources Chemistry & Physics
Dr Lokesh Chandra Mishra
Dr Vandana K. Singh
Dr Archana Singh
2013-15 DU
HRC 203Rs. 3.5 lakhs
Comprehension of ethnic practices of selected Indian tribes as pro-ecological customs and their deviation from the stream Zoology & Botany
Dr Sushma Rani
Ms Preetinder Kaur
Ms Simran Sethi
2013-15 DU
HRC 204Rs. 3.5 lakhs
Public private puzzle in education: Where the parents want to send their children and why? Commerce & Economics
Dr Dinesh K Gautam
Mr Satish Chand
Dr Ambika
2013-15 DU
HRC 205Rs. 6.5 lakhs
Developing a synthetic molecule imitating the properties of hemoglobin to reduce carbon monoxide emission from automobile exhaust Zoology & Chemistry
Sh P.K. Singh
Dr Namrata Soni
Dr Sukhbinder S. Rait
2013-15 DU
HRC 206Rs. 7.0 lakhs
Development of an Eco-friendly, Efficient, Portable Lighting Source Utilizing a Renewable Energy Source and a Solid State Lighting Solution- Solar LED Bulb Physics & Electronics
Dr Amit Sehgal
Sh Sushil Kumar
Dr Rajan Walia
2013-15 DU
HRC 207Rs. 3.5 lakhs
Designing and Optimization of Auto-Tracking Solar energy based Energy Conversion Module for Rechargeable Appliances Electronics & Physics
Ms Sonal Gupta
Dr Krishan Sachdeva
Mr Rama Shankar Kushwaha
2013-15 DU
HRC 208Rs. 3.0 lakhs
Mithaas, with Enactus Commerce & Hindi
Dr Chetana Jain
Dr Arvind
Dr Tanuj Dhawan
2013-15 DU
HRC 209Rs. 3.5 lakhs
Understanding the physical and geometrical behaviour of differential equations and its applicability in real world Physics and Mathematics
Dr Manoj Kumar
Dr Anand Sonkar
Dr Aparna Garg
Dr Amar Kumar
2013-15 DU
HRC 210Rs. 6.0 lakhs
Development of Zero Discharge, Eco-friendly, Affordable and Carbon Neutral Bio-Fuel using in house Horticultural Waste Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Botany
Mr Sushil Kumar
Dr Pradeep Kumar
Dr Mona Bhatnagar
Dr Bijendra Singh
2015-16 DU
HRC 301Rs. 5.0 lakhs
"Masses of charmonium states in isospin asymmetric strange hadronic matter and their implications in heavy ion collision experiments" Physics, Electronics & Chemistry
Dr Romila R. Bisht
Dr V.S. Sajwan
Dr Shivani Agarwal
Dr Shalini K. Love
2015-16 DU
HRC 302Rs. 4.5 lakhs
Development of mobile based application for the real time localization and identification of selected flora in University of Delhi Botany & Physics
Dr Vijay Rani Rajpal
Dr Ambika
Dr Anjali Saxena
2015-16 DU
HRC 303Rs. 3.5 lakhs
Extraction and utilization of natural pigments in cosmetics Chemistry & Botany
Dr Arvind
Mr.Brij Mohan
Ms Divya Kwatra
2015-16 DU
HRC 304Rs. 5.0 lakhs
Study and security analysis of smart cards Mathematics & Computer Science
Dr Kaveri Chakrabarty
Dr Dinesh K Gautam
Dr Satyakam Guha
2015-16 DU
HRC 305Rs. 5.0 lakhs
Nutritional profiling and its correlation with functional respiratory capacity in soldiers/volunteers Zoology & Botany
Dr Manoj Kumar
Dr Anand Sonkar
Dr Amit Rawat
Dr Amar Kumar
2015-16 DU
HRC 306Rs. 5.0 lakhs
Utilization of Delhi Garden waste for renewable and sustainable energy production Chemistry & Botany
Dr Harmeet Kaur
Dr Baljeet Kaur
Mr Dibyajyoti Das
2015-16 DU
HRC 307Rs. 7.5 lakhs
Device for Uniquely abled (DUA) Computer Science & Physics
Dr Shweta Rastogi
Dr Brijesh Rathi
Dr Himanshu
Dr Pooja Arora
2015-16 DU
HRC 308Rs. 6.0 lakhs
"Engineered biocompatible organic nanoarchitectures: A new paradigm for disinfections" Chemistry & Zoology
Dr Pratibha Tewari
Dr Maya Verma
Dr Hema Chutani
2015-16 DU
HRC 309Rs. 5.0 lakhs
"Development of visible light activated photocatalyst for water treatment" Chemistry & Physics
Dr Amit Sehgal
Dr Sukhbinder S. Rait
Dr Namrata Soni
2015-16 DU
HRC 310Rs. 5.0 lakhs
"Emergency management solutions: Design of solar based eco-friendly, efficient and portable lighting /Power water conditioning and thermo-electric solutions" Electronics & Physics
Dr Monika Kaul
Dr Ishwar Singh
Dr. Avnish
2015-16 DU
HRC 311Rs. 4.0 lakhs
Study of germicidal properties of fumes generated in havan (Yagya) in order to assess potentiality of havan in curing some infections and air borne diseases Botany & Sanskrit
Dr Chetna Gupta
Dr Parul Pant
Dr Farhat Jahan
2015-16 DU
HRC 312Rs. 5.0 lakhs
"Synthesis of drug doped silica nanoparticles for bioimaging and therapeutic applications" Chemistry & Zoology
Dr Lokesh C. Mishra
Dr Archana Singh
Dr Jyoti Bhola
2015-16 DU
HRC 313Rs. 3.5 lakhs
"Critical and scientific analysis on use of alternative medicines with practical approach and case studies" Zoology, Botany & Mathematics

Hansraj College has been fortunate enough to receive special grants under the aegis of STAR COLLEGE SCHEME sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. The mandate of this programme is to primarily improve the biotechnology component in the existing syllabi by means of critical innovative thinking and by providing the students with hands on training. The college organizes research oriented events under this programme and has upgraded the scientific infrastructure of the college. There are four participating departments viz. Department of Botany, Chemistry, Physics & Electronics and Zoology. Students of these departments have been involved in minor research projects which are primarily interdisciplinary in nature. Several equipments have been procured under this scheme to cater with promoting research to students. Grants have also been received to purchase books/journals/periodicals under this scheme. The financial support provided to the departments of Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Physics & Electronics in the form of STAR college grant sanctioned by DBT has helped to procure various equipment and convene various workshops and conferences. Some of the events that were organized in the last three years (2015-17):

  • The Workshop on "Construction and Analysis of Phylogenetic Trees" was held at Department of Zoology, Hansraj College on February 23, 2017.
  • The Workshop on "Zebrafish- as model organism" was held at Department of Zoology, Hansraj College on February 21 and 22, 2017.
  • The Workshop on "Drosophila- as a model organism" was held at Department of Zoology, Hansraj College on January 20 and 21, 2017.
  • The Workshop on "Techniques in Immunology" was held at Department of Zoology, Hansraj College on December 19 and 20, 2016.
  • Faculty Development Programme on "Advances in Optoelectronics and MATLAB" at Hansraj College funded by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India was held on October 4, 2016.
  • Seminar on "Physics of Stars" at Hansraj College funded by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India was held on April 1, 2016.
  • Workshop on "Biotechnology Techniques" held at Department of Zoology, Hansraj College on March 21 and 22, 2016.
  • Workshop on "Characterization of Materials by X-Ray Diffraction" at Hansraj College funded by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India was held on February 23-24, 2016.
  • Workshop on Embedded Systems at Hansraj College funded by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India was held on January 15-16, 2016.
  • Faculty Development Programme on "Embedded systems and synthesis of nano-materials" at Hansraj College funded by IQAC, Hansraj College and Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India was held on January 6-7, 2017.
  • Workshop on "Integrating ICT in Teaching and Learning" at Hansraj College funded by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India was held on December 11-18, 2015.
  • The "Workshop for students on Bioinformatics" was held at Department of Zoology, Hansraj College on September 28th, 2015.
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