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Research & Innovation

IAGI has established a Centre for Research and Postgraduate Studies (IACRPGS), with the primary objective of promoting research across varied disciplines, especially in departments offering postgraduate courses. We strongly believe that research must be an integral part of the teaching-learning process, and an important feature in the profile of every teacher at Indian Academy, as effective integration of research in teaching promotes experiential, student-centric learning.

In consistence with our vision and objectives, we are committed to the development and sustenance of research initiatives at IAGI, through dynamic and continuously evolving strategies and plans.

Major Research Initiatives

  • To establish research infrastructure
  • To support faculty research projects with Seed Grants
  • To promote inter-disciplinary research and collaboration
  • To encourage faculty members to pursue advanced research degrees such as M. Phil. and Ph.D.
  • To provide support in terms of technology and information needs
  • Facilitate timely auditing and submission of utilisation certificate to the funding authorities
  • To encourage active participation of faculty members in seminars/ conferences/ workshops
  • To incentivise research publications and autonomy to the principle investigator
  • To encourage faculty seeking external funding for their research proposals
  • To encourage students’ participation in faculty/departmental research projects
  • To apply for research centre affiliation with Bengaluru North University and other research bodies
  • To conduct FDP on developing research proposals for external funding
  • To develop research collaborations with other organisations
  • To provide timely access to resources and funds
  • Time-off, reduced teaching load, special leave etc. to teachers engaging in research

Research @ Indian Academy Degree College:

Research Committee at IADC:

1.Dr. T. SomasekharPh.D.(Neurobiology)
2.Dr. E. Jerome XavierPh.D.(Human Resources Management)
3.Dr. Susanta PahariPh.D.(Molecular Biology)
4.Dr. Mahuya De GhoshPh.D.(Organic Chemistry)
5.Dr. T. RamakrishnaPh.D.(Neurophysiology)
6.Dr. G. VenkateshPh.D.(Physics)
7.Dr. Geetika PantPh.D.(Plant Physiology)

The Research Committee is actively involved in the development of strategies and plans to nurture research in the institution. The committee also plans a working roadmap of activities that will engage faculty and students continuously.

Through sustained efforts, we have succeeded in establishing a Research Centre in Life sciences, recognised by Bengaluru North University since the year 2013-14. With this recognition, the college is permitted to offer formal Ph.D. programmes in life science disciplines.

The institution has acquired permanent affiliation from the Affiliating University, and NAAC accreditation with “A” grade, leading to 2(f) and 12(B) recognition from UGC, which has helped faculty obtain grants from funding agencies such as UGC, VGST, KSCST, etc.

Current Funded Research Projects

The college has secured 11 minor research grants from UGC, and 3 research grants from the following funding agencies:

  • Vision Group on Science Technology (VGST), Government of Karnataka
  • Science Project in College Education (SPiCE)
  • Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST)
S.No.Funding AgencyResearch ProjectInvestigator
1.Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST)Establishing the facility for Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Research: Discovery and development of novel biopharmaceuticals from the broad diversity of snake venomsDr. Susanta Pahari
2.University Grants Commission (UGC)Molecular and Bioinformatics evaluation of anti-staphylococcal secondary metabolites of bacterial isolates from hospital waste water environment.Prof. Rajarajan
3.University Grants Commission (UGC)Women Entrepreneurship through Home stay Business – A Case Study on Home stays of KarnatakaMr. Sachin S

Completed Research Projects

S.No.Funding AgencyResearch ProjectInvestigator
1.Vision Group on Science and technology (VGST-SPiCE)Enrichment of Y-Oryzanol from rice bran oil.Dr. Indrani Choudhury
2.Vision Group on Science and technology (VGST-SPiCE)Production of protease and amylase from Bacillus licheniformis on consortium wheat bran wastes of grinding mills.Mr. Prasanna Srinivas
3.Vision Group on Science and technology (VGST-SPiCE)Isolation of aflatoxins from commercially available food grains- groundnuts to detect the presence of toxins in food.Mr. Prasanna Srinivas
4.Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST)Heavy metal induction For enhanced lipid productivity In fresh water microalgae.Dr. Sibi G
5.Vision Group on Science and technology (VGST-SPiCE)Effect of wheat grass on wound healing related protein Syndecan 4 and tissue transglutaminase on fibroblast cell lines.Mr. Sudhakar Malla
6.Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST)Comparative studies of biomass production and lipid accumulation in fresh water microalgae under autotrophic and heterotrophic conditions.Dr. Sibi G
7.Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST)Bicarbonate based microbial carbon sequestration for higher biomass and lipid production in Chlorella species.Dr. Sibi G
8.University Grant Commission (UGC)Biosorption of chromium from electroplating and galvanizing Industrial Effluents using freshwater microalgae under extreme conditions.Dr. Sibi G
9.University Grant Commission (UGC)Development of multiplex PCR kit for detection of oral Streptococci in caries active subjectsDr. Khalid Imran
10.University Grant Commission (UGC)Epidemiology and characterization of lipophilic yeast (Malassezia) from human dandruff samples using cultural and molecular methods.Dr. Sonia Sharma
11.University Grant Commission (UGC)Antioxidant properties of polyphenols of nutraceutical importance in the fermented and non-fermented extract obtained from the waste and under- utilized parts of fruits and vegetables.Dr. Monika Bajpai
12.University Grant Commission (UGC)Dengue viral non structural protein induced host cubic membranes: a target for understanding and combating viral infections.Dr. Selvam Arjunan
13.University Grant Commission (UGC)Antibacterial Activity of nonmaterial synthesized from plant extracts against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).Dr. Senthilkumar. R
14.Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST)Bioremoval of heavy metals combined with enhanced microalgae growth and Lipid accumulation through metal nanoparticle stress.Dr. Sibi G

Areas of Research, and Research Facilities:

The college has identified certain thrust research areas and accordingly develops expertise. The areas are as follows:

  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Transcriptomics and Proteomics
  • Next-Generation Sequencing
  • Toxicology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Bioinformatics
  • System Biology
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Medicinal/Natural Product Chemistry
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Development

All the science departments have full-fledged laboratories with modern equipment and supplies. They are open to both students and faculty, round the clock.

The DSDR research laboratory contains the following research facilities: laminar flow, orbital shaker with cooling, BOD incubator, electrophoresis apparatus, gradient PCR, -80°C and -20°C deep freezers, UV -Visible spectrophotometer, and gel documentation system.

Augmented library resources are equipped with journals, and provide access to scientific databases, e-journals and e-books.

Research @ Indian Academy School of Management Studies

The institution publishes a bi-annual journal “IASMS Journal of Business Spectrum” (ISSN: 0974/8016).

The editorial board consists of experts in the field of management studies, representing premier organisations at national and international levels. Manuscripts received for publication are subject to standard peer-review process as specified in the journal.