Research Projects


Government funded Research Projects

  1. Application of Palladacyclic Complexes in Synthesis. DST INSPIRE Faculty Award (October 2012 till September 2017; Rs. 83,00,000/-) 
  2. Application of Palladacyclic Complexes in Aqueous Media: DST-SERC Fast Track Fellow (March 2011 to September 2012; Rs. 25,00,000/-)-Completed 
  3. ‘Synthesis and Cellular Evaluation of Novel Palladacyclic Complexes for Breast Cancer’ As a Co-Principal Investigator for a Pilot Project Grant for Young Investigators in Cancer Biology by Department of Bio-Technology for Rs. 25,00,000/- for 3 years 2014-17. 
  4. ‘Development of grafted resins and membranes (extractants) for precious metals’ As a co-Principal investigator for a project from Department of Atomic Energy for Rs. 30,00,000/- from 2016-19. 
  5. ‘Metal-mediated One-Pot Sequential (Telescoping) Reactions for the Synthesis of Multifunctional Nucleosides/Nucleotides with Promising Photo- and Biophysical Properties. Extra-Mural research grant from DST-SERB for Rs. 56,00,000/- from July 2017-June 2020. 
  6. ‘Development of Novel Approaches to Multifunctional C-Nucleosides using Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling Processes in Aqueous Media.’ Extramural research grant from CSIR for Rs. 25,00,000/- from July 2017 to June 2020. 

Industry funded Research Projects

  1. Greener Approach for synthesis of synthetically important molecules. GEM Aromatics (January 2013 till December 2013; Rs. 2,00,000/- and March 2014 to February 2015; Rs. 2,50,000/-) 
  2. Development of new external donors (especially long chain esters and amides of fatty acid) for Homo-grade propene polymerization. Reliance Industries Limited, India. (December 2014-November 2015; Rs. 10,90,000/-)
  3. Development of efficient processes for commercially useful drugs. Halcyon Pvt. Ltd. (August 2015 till Jan 2018; Rs. 6,50,000/-)  

International Fund

  1. Green Approach towards the synthesis of substituted nucleosides. Rasayan Inc. California, U.S.A (January 2013 till December 2019; $65,000 or Rs. 43,00,000/-) 
  2. Multi-functional Nucleosides and Nucleotides via Palladium-Mediated Reactions Using Novel Palladacyclic Complexes with Promising Anticancer Activities Alexander von Humboldt Research Linkage programme in Collaboration with Prof. Carola Schulzke (54,000 euros) 1st July 2015 till 30th June 2018. 
  3. Newton Fund Official Development Assistance Allocation (December 2016) – Research Priming strandProject title: Reactivation of precious metal waste in high-value chemical synthesis in India Value: £19,358 Collaborative