Monday, September 1st, 2014

Research & Development Cell


The Research and Development Cell is headed by a Director assisted by a team of experienced and qualified staff to undertake Research and Development work. An active and healthy interaction between the institute and the industries is ensured through the following:

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Bio-Technology are declared as R & D centres by Visvesvaraya Technological University.
  • Many scholars are engaged in research, leading to Ph.D. and M.Sc. (Engg.) degrees.
  • Several funded R & D projects have been completed.
  • R & D projects funded by AICTE, AR&DB, UGC, DST, Ministry of Power , etc,. are being executed.

R & D PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Sl.
No.
Title of the Project Funding Agency Principal Investigator / Project Coordinator Present Status
1. AICTE MODROBS for Material Testing Lab AICTE Dr  D.N. Shivappa Ongoing
2. Product Development for Environmental friendly Manufacturing Process AICTE Dr  D.N.Drakshayani
Sri M.S.Ganesh Prasad
Ongoing
3. Evaluation of Mechanical Properties Polymer Composites Reinforced with Nanoceramics oxides VTU Sri A J K Prasad Ongoing
4. “Structural Modeling of Rotating Systems” ARDB, New Delhi Dr G.R. Srinivasa
Dr G. Gargesa
Sri P.R.Venkatesh
Completed
5. “Studies on effect of joint interference on the fatigue crack growth behaviour at pin/bolted joints of gas turbine engines” ARDB, New Delhi Dr  G. Gargesa
Sri G. Srinivasa Rao
Completed
6. AICTE MODROBS for Design and Control Lab AICTE Prof. P.Ananthacharyulu Completed
7. “Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Tansonic Stator having controlled diffusing Aerofoil and Comparison with conventional Aerofoil” EMR II, CSIR, New Delhi Sri A.S. Devaraja Completed

MOU with Industry:

The Department has signed MOU with M/S SELCO Solar light Private Limited, Bangalore which includes the following salient features:

  • Collaborative research and access to knowledge resources.
  • Long term joint collaborative research projects where in faculty / students of the Institute and Engineers from company work together.

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Sl.
No.
Title of the Project Funding Agency Principal Investigator / Project Coordinator Present Status
1. Design and Development of a 5.0KVA v/f Inverter for AC Rail Coach Power Supply Ministry of Power under RSOP scheme through Nodal agency CPRI Bangalore Dr. M.S.Indira
Sri  N. Balaji
Completed
2. Design and Development of a Electronic power controller for low current and high voltage power supply units VTU Dr. M.S. Indira
Sri  N. Balaji
Ongoing

MOU with Industry:

The Department has signed MOU with M/s Power Research and Development consultant limited, Bangalore which includes the following salient features:

  • Collaborative research and access to knowledge resources.
  • Collaborative student training programs.
  • Extending facilities and financial assistance to students during internships at the company.

Department of Bio Technology

Sl.No. Title of the Project Funding Agency Principal Investigator / Project Coordinator Present Status
1. Sequence analysis and comparative modeling studies of hypothetical proteins in the human genome UGC Dr. H.G. Nagendra Completed
2. In silico investigations of human hypothetical proteins containing disordered regions: implication towards cancer and elucidation of potential drug targets VTU Dr. H.G. Nagendra Ongoing
3. Genetic improvement of Mucuna species for anti nutritional factors Kirkhouse Trust, UK Dr. N. Sathyanarayana Ongoing
4. Collection and Evaluation of Germplasm of Mucuna spp. of India DST Dr. N. Sathyanarayana Ongoing
5. Purification and Characterization of fibrinolytic metalloprotease from Alkalophilic Bacillus subtilis KET Dr. Chandrashekar Naik Ongoing
6. Biochemical Investigations on In vivo enzyme profiles within germinating green gram seeds in response to anti-cancer herbal drugs Herbal Science Trust and KET Dr. Mrinalini Menon Ongoing
7. Investigation on in vivo enzyme profiles in response to herbal anti-cancer drugs using seed germination as a model system VTU Dr. Mrinali Menon
Sri C. Rajendra Singh
Ongoing

MoUs signed with other organizations

    • University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore.
    • M/s Richcore Life Sciences, Bangalore.
    • Herbal Science Trust, Bangalore

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty pursuing Ph.D.

Name of the Research Scholar Research Topic / Title Discipline Name of the Guide
Mr. M.S. Ganesh Prasad Studies on passive heat extraction techniques in dry machining. Mechanical Engg. Science Dr. D.N.Drakshayani
Mrs. V. Shantha Characterization and structure properties correlation in doped Tungsten. Mechanical Engg. Science Dr. D.N.DrakshayaniDr. M.N. Vijay Shankar
Mr. A.J.K. Prasad Development and Comparative studies of Polymer Composites Reinforced with Nanoceramics oxides Mechanical Engg. Dr. S.M. ShashidharDr. B.K. Muralidhara
Mr. K.S. Manoharan Studies of spiral plate heat exchangers. Mechanical Engg. Dr. K. Saravanan
Mr. Mallikarjun C. Mutt Low cost feed stocks for the production of Esters (Bio-Diesel) and their effect on Diesel Engine Thermal Engineering Dr. Sudheer Prem KumarDr. Soma V. Chetty
Mr. R. Manjunatha Wear behaviour of carbide inserts on steel machining. Mechanical Engg. Science Dr. C.K. Umesh

No. of papers published by faculty at national and international conferences / Journals: 22
Department of Computer Applications
Faculty pursuing Ph.D.

Name of the Research Scholar Research Topic / Title Discipline Name of the Guide
Mr. Arun Kumar B.R. Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks Computer Application Dr. Lokanatha C. Reddy

No. of papers published by faculty at national and international conference: 27

Department of Bio Technology
Faculty pursuing Ph.D.

Name of the Research Scholar Research Topic / Title Discipline Name of the Guide
Mr. Jagadeesh Kumar D. Structural & Neuroinformatics Analysis of Neuropeptides implicated in alzheimeis disease Bio informatics Dr. H.G. Nagendra
Ms. Priya Narayan Structural investigations of  neuropeptides implicated in Alzheimics Disease Structural Biology Dr. H.G. Nagendra
Ms. Reshma Structural characterization of hypothetical sequences Structural Biology Dr. H.G. Nagendra
Mr. Kuldeep D. Raju Insilico investigation of  disordered proteins and hypothetical  sequences implicated in cancer Bio-informatics Dr. H.G. Nagendra
Mr. C. Rajendra Singh Purification of Anti-cancer drugs from herbal source Bio Chemistry Dr. Chandrashekar Naik
Ms. A. Niveditha Heavy metal removal using Immobilized Enzyme in Tacked and fluidized bed reactors Bio-Technology Dr. Archana, MSRIT.
Ms. Sudevi Basu Modeling of river water quality Environmental Engg. Dr. K.S. Lokesh, SJCE, Mysore

List of students pursuing M.Sc., (Engg.) by Research

Name of the Research Scholar Research Topic / Title Discipline Name of the Guide
1. Deepthi K. Bio-chemical investigations on a cancer palliative drug obtained from Asteracantha longifolia Nees Enzyme Chemistry Dr. Mrinalini Menon
2. Leelambika M. Efficacy of Isozyme RAPD & AFLP markers for genetic analysis of Mucuna Species Molecular Biology Dr. N. Sathyanarayana
3. Harini S.S. Establishment of in vitro regeneration system for genetic improvement of Mucuna spices for anti-nutritional factors Plant Bio-Technology Dr. N. Sathyanarayana

List of students pursuing Ph.D.

Name of the Research Scholar Research Topic / Title Discipline Name of the Guide
1. Mohammed Jaheer Collection, establishment of germplasm & molecular characterization of Mucuna species of India Plant Bio-Tech Dr. N. Sathyanarayana
2. Mahesh S. Identification of elite germplasm, DNA fingerprinting and development of framework linkage map in Indian Velvet Beam (Mucuna proteins) Genomics Dr. N. Sathyanarayana

No. of papers published by faculty at national and international conference/Journals: 43
Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty pursuing Ph. D.

Name of the Research Scholar Research Topic / Title Discipline Name of the Guide
Mr. K. Raghupathi Universal approach to analysis of liquid jet Hydraulics Engg. Dr. N. Balasubramanya
Mr. K.V.R.Prasad Investigation on utilization of recycled PT for Road Construction Highway Engg. Dr. S.P.  MahendraDr. N.S. Kumar
Mr. H. Ravi Kumar A study on the buckling resistance and behaviour of short composite tubes columns of various cross sections. Structural Engg. Dr. K.U. MuthuDr. N.S. Kumar
Mrs.  Jaya R.S. Evaluation of effective bitumen film thickness from aggregate mixes Highway Engg. Dr. Krishna Murthy

Department of Computer Science and Engineering / Information Science and Engineering
Faculty pursuing Ph. D.

Name of the Research Scholar Research Topic / Title Discipline Name of the Guide
Mr. G. Thippeswamy Face Recognition Image Processing Dr.  Shekar
Mrs. Suma Swamy Robust Speech Recognition using Neural Networks and Hidden Markov Models (HMM) for hand held devices Speech Processing Dr. K.V.Ramakrishnan
Mr. Srinivasa B.C. Congestion Detection in Ad-hoc Networks Computer Networks Dr. K.V.Ramakrishnan
Mrs. Sheela Kathavate Content Based Image Retrieval Image Processing Dr. Srikanta Murthy
Mrs. Pallavi R. Web Mining / Grid Computing / Cloud content Data Mining / Computer Architecture Dr. Ashwini Chaturvedi
Mr. Sheshappa S.N. Parallel Processing Operating Systems Dr. K.V.Ramakrishnan
Mrs. Vanipriya C.H. Sentimental Analysis on the Net Data Mining Dr. Ashwini Chaturvedi

No. of papers published by faculty at national and international conference: 16
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Faculty pursuing Ph. D.

Name of the Research Scholar Research Topic / Title Discipline Name of the Guide
Mr. T.M. Ramesh Flight Vehicle Parameter Estimation based on WT Processing of Acoustic Signals. E & C Dr. T.V. Rama Murthy
Mrs.  Krishnapriya
Sharma
Optical Communication E & C Dr. N.G. Kurhatti
Mrs. Anitha M Methodologies for realizing interface architectures for low power sensors TE Dr. N.G. Kurahatti
Mrs. Savitha Unni Detection of Speech in the presence of background noise and speaker identification. E & C Dr. K.V. Rama Krishnan
Mr. M.D. Neelappa RFID TE Dr. N.G. Kurahatti
Mrs. Seema Singh Failure detection and Compensation of actuators in aircraft. TE Dr. T.V. Rama Murthy
Mrs. Roopa K Aircraft recognition using image. TE Dr. T.V. Rama Murthy

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Faculty pursuing Ph. D.

Name of the Research Scholar Research Topic / Title Discipline Name of the Guide
Mr. N. Balaji Performance of power switching semiconductor device under over load / short circuit conditions Power Electronics Dr. M.S. Indira
Mr. M.S. Suresh AI Applications to Power Systems Power Systems Dr. M.S. Indira
Mr. C.V. Mohan Integration of distribution generation to the power grid Electrical Dr. M.S. Indira
Mr. Sivapriyan  R. Design of Power Converters Power Electronics Dr. M.S. Indira

No. of papers published by faculty at national and international conference/Journal: 13
Department of Master of Business Administration
Faculty pursuing Ph. D.

Name of the Research Scholar Research Topic / Title Discipline Name of the Guide
Mr. Joel Gnanapragash The power of celebrity endorsement in brand choice behaviour: An empirical study of consumer attitude in Bangalore Adversisitng Dr. P.C. Sekar
Mrs. Sandhya Suswaram The relationship between self leadership & personality. A comparison of hierarchical factor structures. Human Rsource Dr. Nagaraj
Mrs. Shalini Jha Effect of sensorial Environment on consumer attitude Retailing Guide is yet to be allotted by the university