R&D Projects associated with Institute


  • Applied Mechanics
  • Architecture & Planning
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Centre for VLSI & Nanotechnology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Material Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Physics

Applied Mechanics

Sr. No.Project TitleFunding Agency (with date of award)Cost of Projects

(Rs. In Lakhs)

Investigator(s)Present status of the project

1

Development of Technology for Rapid Construction of Staging of RCC Elevated Service ReservoirM/s Tejas Constructions & Infrastructure Private Limited, Pune8.0Dr. R S SonparoteOngoing

2

Experimental Investigation on Shear Strength Standard grades of Plain concrete (M-20 to M-55)D P Jain and Group, Nagpur5.0Dr Sangeeta GadveOngoing

Architecture & Planning 

Sr. No.Project TitleFunding Agency (with date of award)Cost of Projects

(Rs. In Lakhs)

Investigator(s)Present status of the project
1Developing Framework for Heat Vulnerability Assessment and Model Heat Action Plan for Indian CitiesNational Disaster Management Authority; 23.03.202051.2Dr. Rajashree Kotharkar

Dr. Ravindra Keskar

Ongoing
2Developing Regional Circulating and Ecological Sphere Framework for Enhancing Sustainable and Resilient development of City-Regions in South & South-East AsiaIGES, Japan & START International, USA

18.03.2021

20.0Dr. Sameer DeshkarOngoing
3Developing Urban-Rural Partnerships Framework to Mitigate Climate-induced Water Availability Impacts on Food, Energy, Water (FEW) Security at Regional LevelAsia Pacific Network for Global Change Research

01.02.2021

18.0Dr. Sameer DeshkarOngoing

Chemistry 

Sr. No.Project TitleFunding Agency (with date of award)Cost of Projects

(Rs. In Lakhs)

Investigator(s)Present status of the project
1Extraction of high value products from potato peelMerino Industries

24 January, 2019

15.00Dr. Anupama Kumar

Dr. S.A. Mandavgane

To be completed on 30 April, 2022
2Waste to wealth: Extracting nutraceutical (polyphenols) from tropical fruits’ residue by biorefinery approachMoFPI

16 October, 2019

32.74Dr. Anupama KumarTo be completed on

15 April, 2022

3Green Preservatives for enhancing the shelf life of Fruits and Vegetables using Biorefinery approach.KVIC

25 March, 2021

14.95Dr. Anupama KumarOngoing

Civil Engineering 

Sr. No.Project TitleFunding Agency (with date of award)Cost of Projects

(Rs. In Lakhs)

Investigator(s)Present status of the Project
1AI (Artificial Intelligence) in Soil Management for

Diversified Agriculture

ISRO19.0Dr R Srinivas (BITS Pilani),

Dr Yashwant B Katpatal

Ongoing
2Techno- Feasibility Study on Fly ash filling of Open cast mine at Manikpur KorbaBALCO Ltd.69.45Dr Swapnil Wanjari,

Dr Yashwant B Katpatal

Ongoing
3Predictive Approach for Early Detection of Contamination Zone in an Intermittent and Continuous Water Supply System and its health impactDepartment of Science and Technology, DST/TM/WTI/2K16/171(G) dated 30.12.201677.56Dr. Pawan Labhasetwar (NEERI)

Dr. Rajesh Gupta,

Dr. Pranav Nagarnaik (NEERI)

Completed
4Monitoring of Ambient Air Quality at WadiMPCB, Mumbai, No. MPCB/JDAPC/SAMP-Wadi/B-210101-FTS-0176 dated 01/01/20217.08 per annumDr. Dilip H. LatayeOngoing
5Monitoring of Ambient Air Quality at KampteeMPCB, Mumbai, No. MPCB/JDAPC/SAMP-Kamptee/B-210101-FTS-01747.08 per annumDr. Dilip H. LatayeOngoing
6A self-healing house – restore power and safety to thousands of households in IndiaBritish Council-Global Challenge Research Fund 13.5Dr. R. V. Ralegaonkar

Dr. M. V.  Aware

Ongoing
7Sustainable construction material using agro-industrial by-productsMoHUA, GoI, New Delhi952.17Dr. R. V. Ralegaonkar, Dr. M.  V.  Madurwar, Dr. V.  A.  DakwaleOngoing
8Development of bio-mass briquettes using Manual Pressing TechniqueKVIC, GoI, Mumbai13.22Dr. V. A. Dakwale,

Dr. R. V. Ralegaonkar, Dr. M. V. Madurwar,

Dr. D. R. Peshwe

Dr. S Giripunje

Dr. A Chourasia

Ongoing
9Forensic investigation related to Geotechnical aspects in order to stabilize the foundation soil of expansive nature and implement suitable ground improvement technology to sustain and enhance the optimum overburden dump height.Coal India Ltd, Project Code: CIL/ R&D/04/11/2021 132.93Dr. Srinivasan. V,

Dr. Anjan Patel,

Dr. Anirban Mandal

Ongoing
10Site classification scheme and amplification factors for Indian seismic design codeSERB-ECR (17th March 2017)30.24Dr.(Mrs).S. AdhikaryCompleted
11Development of Trip Generation Manual for Indian CitiesCSIR-CRRI

01-12-2021

8.25Udit JainOngoing

Chemical Engineering

Sr. No.Project TitleFunding Agency

 (with date of award)

Cost of Projects

(Rs. In Lakhs)

Investigator(s)Present status of the project
1         Development of Cost Effective Process for Phyco-Remediation of Dairy Wastewater and Valorization of Algal Biomass for Production of Bio-Succinic Acid: A Sustainable Approach towards bio-refineryDST-SERB20.0Dr. Kailas Wasewar

Dr. Suvidha Gupat

Ongoing
2         Design and synthesis of ionic liquids for separation of bio-butanol from fermentation broth to enhance its productionDBT50.0Dr. Kailas Wasewar

Dr. Ashish Chaurasia,

Dr. Pradip Dhamole

Ongoing
3         Use of Biomass Ash to enhance the nutrient supply to the plant and effect on soil health, 55/14/02/ 2020-BRNS/ 35006DAE-BRNS34.1Dr. S. A. Mandavgane

Dr. Sonali Tajane,

Dr. Sayaji Mehetre

Ongoing
4         Valuable products from oranges – addressing a problem of Nagpur Division of Vidarbha, the largest orange producer (DST/SSTP/2018/76)DST60.5Dr. S. A. Mandavgane

Dr. Sonali Tajane,

Dr. Yogendra Shastri,

Dr. S. N. Naik

Ongoing
5         Development of valuable products from stubble waste/agricultural straw by bio refinery approach and field trials, (DST/TDT/WMT/2019/32)DST6.0Dr. S. A. MandavganeOngoing
6         Development of potato biorefinery

(DST/TDT/TDP/02/2017)

DST66.9Dr. S. A. Mandavgane

Dr. Dhamole,

Dr. Ashish Chaurasia

Completed (5th May 2021)
7         Development of valuable products from stubble waste/ agricultural straw by biorefinery approach and field trials

(DST/TDT/WMT/2019-32A)

DST167.6

(VNIT share: 56.71)

Dr. S. A. Mandavgane

Dr. Ashish Chaurasia

Ongoing
8         On farm brown and green agrowaste biorefinery using traditional wisdom

(DST/TDT/WMT/Traditional tech waste/2021/01)

DST34.73Dr. S. A. MandavganeOngoing
9         Development of process for sulphur removal from bottom ash of thermal power plantNTPC, Govt of India6.0Dr. Shriram S. SonawaneCompleted (18 August 2021)
10     Removal of Water from Spent acidOrdnance Factory Bhandara

September 2017

11.32Dr. M. N. Varma

Dr. K. L. Wasewar

Dr. D. Z. Shende

Dr. C. Ravikumar

ongoing
11     Development of processes for high value products from agricultural biomass – Part I: Production of bio-oil and activated carbon.Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

Sanction order No.                                             T/18/9/2021/S&T/HQ/17532/2021-22/303 Dated 07.01.2022

14.98Dr. Ashish S. Chaurasia

Dr. Sachin A. Mandavgane

Sanctioned. First installment will be released soon.
12     Feasibility study on Fly ash Filling of Open Cast Mine at Manikpur, KorbaBharat Aluminium Company Limited69.45Dr. S.P. Wanjari,

Dr. D.Z. Shende,

Dr. K.L. Wasewar, Dr. Y.B. Katpatal, Dr. Anupam A. Kher,

Dr. A.K. Agarwal

Ongoing
13     Investigation on Various Aspects of Minerals and OresShivmalhar Laboratories16.728Dr. D.Z. Shende,

Dr. K.L. Wasewar, Dr. R.R. Yerpude

Ongoing
14     Efficient Generation of Hydrogen using water splitting reaction by scrap aluminum and its proposed onsite applicationsTata Steel Ltd.0.708Dr. D.Z. Shende,

Dr. K.L. Wasewar, Vipashwi,

Dr. Devang Joshi

Ongoing
15     Downstream processing

of erythromycin using a

new phase separation

method

DST (07.08.2017)24.13Dr. P. B. Dhamole

Dr. S.G. Agrawal

Dr. P.P. Wanjari

Completed (June 2021)
16     Development of prototype lantern powered by spent laptop batteriesSYST-DST12.01Dr. Ravi Methekar

Dr. Ganesh Patil

Ongoing
17     Development of economically viable peeling and dissolution process for active cathode of the lithium-ion batteriesIIChE5.0Dr. Ravi MethekarOngoing
18     Thermal transformation of waste toner into Carbon nanotubes and Iron in a novel cascade reactor systemDST – SERB42.0Dr. R. P. Vijayakumar

Dr. A. S. Chaurasia

Ongoing
19     A compositional, structural and mechanical study to evaluate the effect of Mg2+ on the formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilmDST (2018)24.0Dr. Ashwin KannanOngoing
20     Development of pervaporation for separation of Lycopene

from Tomato waste

DST SYST program of the SEED division, GOI.

16/12/2021

25.38Dr. S M Kodape

Dr. A P RAthod

Ongoing

Computer Science & Engineering

Sr. No.Project TitleFunding Agency (with date of award)Cost of Projects

(Rs. In Lakhs)

Investigator(s)Present status of the project
1Information Security Education and Awareness Project Phase – IIMeity, New Delhi

2019

38.0Dr. S. R. Sathe Dr. U. A. DeshpandeOngoing
2Genome-wide identification of cis-regulatory elements and development of G-logo tool for genome logo representationMeitY, Young Scientist Faculty Research Fellowship Award, GoI.7.40

 

Dr. Deepti .D. ShrimankarOngoing
3Face Recognition under Unconstrained

Environment for Videos from Internet

Deity

(Visvesvaraya Young faculty fellowship)

5.0Dr. Poonam SharmaOngoing

Electrical Engineering

 

Sr. No.Project TitleFunding Agency (with date of award)Cost of Projects

(Rs. In Lakhs)

Investigator(s)Present status of the project
1A Solution for Stable and Combined Operation of multiple Renewable Sources: Intelligent DC Microgrid (IMP/2018/000179)DST-SERB IMPRINT-II42.55Dr. Makarand S. Ballal

Dr. H. M. Suryawanshi

Completed
2Multiphase (Six Phase) Matrix Converter for Traction,(Science                                       and Engg Research Board, (SERB), New Delhi,42Dr. M. V. Aware

Dr. B. S. Umre

Ongoing
3Modelling , Stability and Fault Analysis of BLDC type Multimachine SystemBARC

15th Nov 2018

45Dr. Sunil Bhat

Dr. Arghya Mitra

Ongoing
4Development of 5kW Wireless Charger for Light Electric VehiclesNaMPET Ph-III (CDAC-T)

MEITY

98.89Dr. Ritesh Kumar Keshri

Dr. H.M. Suryawanshi

Ongoing
5Sustainable Technology for Smart Off-Grid Renewable Energy Transformation and Electrochemical Storage ManagementDST-SERB144Dr Pradyumn Chaturvedi, Prof. H. M. Suryawanshi, Dr. M. A. Chaudhari,

Dr Siba Kumar Patro

Ongoing
6SUSTainable ENergy System for Achieving Novel Carbon Neutral Energy CommunitiesDST India under EU Horizon 2020 Consortium57.79Dr Pradyumn Chaturvedi,

Dr Siba Kumar Patro,

Dr. Sunil Bhat

Ongoing
7Highly Efficient and Reliable Solid State Transformer for Future Distribution Network with Renewable Energy SupporDST-GITA under India-Taiwan Collaborative Research Program27.30Dr Pradyumn ChaturvediOngoing
8Design and Development of Distributed Energy Resources Assisted Highly Efficient and Reliable Power Electronic Transformer for Off-Grid Rural ElectrificationDST-SERB62.67Dr Pradyumn Chaturvedi, Prof. H. M. SuryawanshiOngoing
9RE-EMPOWRED (India EU Consortium Project)DST/Horizon 2020

01 July 2021

67.8Dr. Ritesh Kumar Keshri, Dr. Arghya Mitra

Dr. H.M. Suryawanshi

Ongoing
10Planner Magnetics for Renewables and Electric Vehicle ChargingDST/SERD79.8Dr. Ritesh Kumar Keshri Dr. H.M. SuryawanshiOngoing

Electronics & Communication Engineering

 

Sr. No.Project TitleFunding Agency (with date of award)Cost of Projects

(Rs. In Lakhs)

Investigator(s)Present status of the project
1Development of Fully-Automated Liver Cancer Detection and Severity Estimation System from H&E Stained Histopathological Images using Deep Learning-based Image Processing MethodsSERB

(2022-2025)

24.62Dr. Deep Gupta,

Dr. Ankit Bhurane,

Dr. Nisha Meshram (AIIMS Nagpur)

Ongoing
2Analysis Design and Implementation of Intelligent Reflecting Surface (IRS) Assisted Wireless Communication SystemsMeitY

(2021-2024)

56.0Dr. Prabhat Sharma,

Dr. Ajeet Srivastava,

Dr. KM Bhurchandi

Ongoing
3Development of a simple and low cost unified smart video surveillance system for suspicious human activity recognition in wide area surveillanceSERB

(2019-2022)

42.16Dr. V.R. SatputeOngoing

Centre for VLSI & Nanotechnology

Sr. NoProject TitleFunding Agency (with date of award) Cost of Projects   ( Rs. In Lakhs) Investigator (s)Present status of project
1Center for Innovation, (Incubation Centre) VNIT. NagpurRajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission Government of Maharashtra (RGSTC)227Dr. R. M. Patrikar

Dr. R. B. Deshmukh

Ongoing
2Chip to system design special Manpower development programMinistry Of Communication and Information Technology150Dr. R. M. Patrikar

Dr. R. B. Deshmukh

Ongoing
3Exploration of Micro-cantilever platform for Agricultural ApplicationsDST60.0Dr. R. M. PatrikarOngoing
4IoT based Soil Parameter Tester for Comparison of Fertilizer Free Natural Farming and Chemical Fertilizer based FarmingDST, SEED Division23.64Dr. Ganesh C. Patil,

Dr. Vasu Pulijala

Ongoing
5MEMS Based Biomemetic Instrumental odor monitoring systemDST35.0Dr. Sharvari DeshmukhOngoing
6Development of Photodetector for low  intensity light levels in UV/VIS/IR wavelength regionsIndian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)22.0Dr. Nikhil Deep GuptaOngoing

Mathematics

 

Sr. No.Project TitleFunding Agency (with date of award)Cost of Projects

(Rs. In Lakhs)

Investigator(s)Present status of the project
1Direct and Inverse Voronovskaya Results for the Sampling OperatorsDST, SERB, 15 Feb 20226.6Dr. Sathish Kumar AOngoing
2Classification of Frobenius Forms and F-pure thresholdSERB, DST, 21 February, 20226.6Dr. Jyoti SinghOngoing
3Development of Fractal Numerical Methods and Application in Solving Differential EquationsSERB, DST, 19 February, 20226.6Dr. Vijender NallapuOngoing
4WENO Reconstruction Methods for Compressible flowsDST-SERB

(MATRICS)

05/02/2020

6.6Dr. Naga Raju GandeOngoing
5High resolution numerical schemes for  hyperbolic conservation laws and its related problemsDST-SERB

18 Feb., 2022

19.5Dr. Naga Raju GandeOngoing
6Frozen iterative methods for regularization of nonlinear ill-posed operator equations in Banach spacesMATRICS SERB(DST)

11 February-2020

6.6Dr. Pallavi MahaleOngoing

Mechanical Engineering

Sr. No.Project TitleFunding Agency (with date of award)Cost of Projects (Rs. In Lakhs)Investigator(s)Present status of the project
1BeTiC projectRGSTC&DST369.0Dr. A.M. KutheOngoing
2Smart foundryDST139.0Dr. A.M. KutheCompleted
3Metal additive manufacturing using laser claddingSERB-DST, GoI68.0Dr. T. V. K. GuptaOngoing
4Centre of Excellence for setting up Pedal Operated Making cluster under Wellness and Cosmetic Industry (WCI).Khadi and Village Industry Commission32.32Dr. R. V. UddanwadikarOngoing
5Wooden Toy Pilot ProjectKhadi and Village Industry Commission14.37Dr. R. V. UddanwadikarOngoing
6Setting Up of High Skill Wooden Furniture Centre/LabKhadi and Village Industry Commission18.02Dr. R. V. UddanwadikarOngoing
7Experimental Investigation of Weldability by Cold Metal Transfer SERB-DST, GoI34.10Dr. N. LautereOngoing
8Design of 1kW Roof Top Vertical Axis Wind TurbineSERB-DST, GoI23.09Dr. S. RogaOngoing
9Development of a Vascular Anastomosis Device for Arteriovenous Fistula CreationDST, New Delhi21.6Dr. P.M. Padole,

Dr. S.B. Thombre Dr. R.V. Uddanwadikar

Ongoing

Metallurgical and Material Engineering

 

Sr. No.Project TitleFunding Agency (with date of award)Cost of Projects

(Rs. In Lakhs)

Investigator(s)Present status of the project
1Proposal for Centre of Excellence for setting up Padel Operated Making cluster under Wellness and Cosmetic IndustryDirectorate of Wellness & Cosmetic Industry, KVIC, MSME, Government of India

06/03/2021 (1 Year)

32.32Dr. A. A. Likhite,

Dr. M. M. Thawre,

Dr. R. V. Uddanwadikar,

Dr. A. V. Agasti,

Dr. K. Pande,

Dr. S. Dandekar,

Dr. A. Raut.

Ongoing
2Augmentation of Conventional Agro-Tools and Innovation of Need Driven Tools Imparting better ErgonomicsKVIC, Government of India    Sanctioned on:  21/10/2021

(2 Year)

14.97Dr. M.M. Thawre,

Dr. A. Likhite

Dr. K. Pande

Ongoing
3Design and Development of Carpentry/Pottery Tools & Tools for Wood Craft/Toy MakingKVIC, Government of India    Sanctioned on:  21/10/2021

(2 Year)

14. 69Dr. M. M. Thawre,

Dr. A.  Likhite

Dr. K.Pande,

Dr. S. Chopra

Ongoing
4Tailoring the actuation characteristics of SMA/Polyimide sandwich-structured composite for its viability towards actuator development for MEMS and soft robotic systemsDST-SERB (CRG)34.14Dr. R. V. TaiwadeOngoing
5To develop Biocompatabile materials with a wide supercooled liquid region in Bulk Metallic Glass systems”DST- SERB

March 2020

79.959Dr. J. G.  Bhatt,

Dr. A. K. Srivastav

Ongoing
6Evolution of Ductility of Bulk Amorphous Alloys Zr Based Subjected to Severe Plastic Deformation and other treatmentsDST, International Bilateral Cooperation division

January 2020

10.434Dr. J.G.Bhatt,

Dr. D.Gunderov (Russia)

Ongoing
7Metal Additive Manufacturing using Laser CladdingDST

April 2019

54.0Dr. T.V.K Gupta,

Dr. J. G. Bhatt

Ongoing
8Augmentation of conventional   Agro Tools & Innovation of Need Driven Tools imparting better ergonomicsKVIC

07/01/2022

14.97 Dr. M.M.Thawre

Dr. D. R. Peshwe

Dr. A. A. Likhite

Ongoing
9Design & Development of Carpentry/ Pottery Tools& Tools for wood craft / Toy MakingKVIC

28/12/2021

14.69 Dr. M.M.Thawre

Dr. D. R. Peshwe

Dr. A. A. Likhite

Ongoing
10Analysis, Design and Implementation of Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces (IRS) Assisted Wireless Communication SystemsMinistry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY)

15/01/  2021

56.80 Dr. P. K. Sharma

Dr. K.M.Bhurchandi

Dr. A K. Srivastav

Ongoing
11To develop Biocompatabile materials with a wide supercooled liquid region in Bulk Metallic Glass systemsDST- SERB

19/03/2020

79.95 Dr. J. G.  Bhatt

Dr. A. K. Srivastav

Ongoing
12Development of process and establishment of parameters for producing parts by permanent joining (welding) of Metal Additively Manufactured Aluminium alloy and conventionally manufactured parts/components of Aluminium alloy for current and futuristic applications in armament engineeringARMREB,

August 2021

42.0Dr. V. Hiwarkar (DIAT)

Dr. R.K. Khatirkar

Ongoing

Mining Engineering

 

Sr. No.Project TitleFunding Agency (with date of award)Cost of Projects

(Rs. In Lakhs)

Investigator(s)Present status of the project
1Removal of metal ions contamination from mine water at deposit- 14/11C and deposit 11 B mines of BIOMNMDC7.08Dr. A. K. Agarwal

Dr. R D Lokhande

Dr. I L Muthreja

Dr. R R Yerpude

Dr. S Zodape

Ongoing
2Physico-mechanical response of rocks under varied thermal environmentsSERB-SRG31.46Dr. N. N. SirdesaiCompleted
3Risk investigations for slope failure of benches and

dumps using geo-technical characteristics of rocks and

their monitoring mechanism in Dudhichua opencast mine

of Northern Coalfields Limited

Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL)51.401Dr. R R Yerpude

Dr. I L Muthreja

Dr. A. K. Agarwal

Dr. R D Lokhande

Ongoing
4Risk investigations for slope failure of benches and

dumps using geo-technical characteristics of rocks and

their monitoring mechanism in Jayant opencast mine of Northern Coalfields Limited

Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL)56.215Dr. R R Yerpude

Dr. I L Muthreja

Dr. A. K. Agarwal

Dr. R D Lokhande

Ongoing
5Feasibility study on Flyash filling of open cast mine at Manikpur, KorbaBharat Aluminum Company Limited, 23/10/202169.45Dr. S Wanjari

Dr. Y. B. Katpatal

Dr. D Z Shende

Dr. K Wasewar

Dr. A K Agarwal

Dr. A A Kher

Ongoing
6Effect of blasting on buffer zone of forest by MOIL opencast minesMOIL Pvt Ltd4.51Dr. N R ThoteOngoing

Physics

Sr. No.Project TitleFunding Agency (with date of award)Cost of Projects

(Rs. In Lakhs)

Investigator(s)Present status of the project
1Investigations on Ag-substituted Cu2ZnSnSe4 thin film absorber layers for the fabrication of heterojunction solar cellsDST- SERB

CRG/2019/006520 dated18/01/2020

33.65Dr. G. Hema ChandraOngoing
2Development of lithium disilicate based Nano glass ceramics for armor applicationsARMREB, DRDO

28-11-2016

41.88Dr. (Mrs.) A. V. DeshpandeCompleted
3Development of exchange coupled magnetic nanocomposites for magnetic energy storage through tuning ultrathin interfaces.DST- SERB

March 2022.

39.6Dr. K. Mohan KantOngoing