Research Work by Faculties
Research Projects
The Professors and Assistant Professors have also been engaged in various major research projects independently and collaborative research. The Department wise thrust areas of Research are as follows:

Thrust Areas of Research

Department of Pure and applied Chemistry:
Faculty members of the department have been involved in the following thrust area research activities
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Material Synthesis
  • Chemical Dynamics
  • Photochemistry
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Environmental Chemistry

Department of Pure and applied Physics:
Faculty members of the department have been involved in the following thrust area research activities
  • Laser-plasma interaction, plasma filled high power coherent radiation sources, free electron laser (FEL), short pulse laser, parametric instabilities and dusty plasmas.
  • Intense relativistic plasma, microwave electronics, free electron lasers, theoretical studies of ultra short, ultra-intense, laser-plasma interaction, high-harmonic generation, attosecond pulse generation, wake-field acceleration of charged particles, self-focusing of laser beams.
  • Structural, Optical and magnetic properties of High temperature Superconductors and Spintronics material, X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES & EXAFS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation.
  • Compton scattering measurements using gamma-rays and synchrotron radiations, ab-initio calculation using linear combination of atomic orbitals, full potential linearized augmented plane wave and spin polarized relativistic Korringa-Khon-Rostoker approaches, etc.
  • Electronic, structural and optical properties of doped and undoped binary semiconductors using experimental and ab-initio techniques, synthesis and characterization of Zn, Cd and Pb based nano wires for potential applications.
  • Renewable and sustainable energy specifically solar thermal, solar buildings, photovoltaics, hybrid systems, energy efficiency and management, heat losses through the collectors, composite layers, development of technology for mini appliances, material development.

Department of Computer Science & Informatics
Faculty members of the department have been involved in the following thrust area research activities
  • Computer Network
  • Network Security
  • Information Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Intelligent System
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Soft computing
  • AI Applications
  • Software engineering

Department of Commerce & Management
Faculty members of the department have been involved in the following thrust area research activities
  • Human Resource Management
  • Truism Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Financial Management
  • General Management, etc.

Department of Life Science
Faculty members of the department have been involved in the following thrust area research activities
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics and Biocomputing
  • Biology
  • Biomonitoring
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Plant Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biotechnology

Department of Social Science
Broader thrust areas of Research carried out in various disciplines coming under the umbrella of social sciences like are
  • Social justice
  • Social change
  • Crime, Criminology
  • Studies on Tribal & Rural communities
  • Informal sector & Marginalized people
  • Gender Issues
  • Indian Government and Politics
  • State politics
  • Area studies
  • Human Rights
  • Foreign policies, International relations
  • Women Empowerment
  • Comparative Politics
  • Social welfare Administration
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Rajasthan History and Culture
  • Socio-Economic History
  • Geomorphology
  • Environment and Society
  • Agricultural Geography
  • Water Management
  • Industrial Geography
  • Resource Geography

Department of Law
Thrust Areas of Research
  • Mercantile Law
  • Tort & Crime
  • Labor Law
  • Family Law
  • Constitutional Law

On Going Research Projects
Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
S.No. Name of the Investigator Title of the project and duration Amount sanctioned (in lac) Funding Agency
1 Prof. Ashu Rani
PI
Synthesis, characterization and application …….. 63.00 DST, New Delhi
2009-2012
2 Prof. Ashu Rani
Co-PI
Some mathematical models for…….. 7.50
(partial funded)
Min. of Env. & Forests  2009-12
Prof. Ashu Rani
PI
Development of application specific low cost adsorptive materials from fly ash for removal of toxic chemicals form industrial effluent and for waste water treatment 39.45 FAU-DST,New Delhi
2013-2016
4 Prof. Ashu Rani
Co-PI
(Indian counter part)
Designing climate-smart water adaptation ..….. SEK 27.53 (partial funded) SIDA, Sweden 2010-13
5 Dr. Neelu Chouhan PI Development of the optoelectronic materials for water splitting….. 30 DST, New Delhi
2014-2017
6 Dr. Bhawani Singh, PI Synthesis and evaluation of pharmacological profile of some novel hetero ring fused five-, six- and seven…….. 5.25 UGC, New Delhi
2012-2015
7 Dr. Bhawani Singh, PI Application of multi-component reactions in drug discovery: Synthesis and evaluation of therapeutic profile... 11.98 Fast Track young scientist project, DST, New Delhi
2013-2016
8 Dr. Sushil K. Sharma PI Baker’s yeast mediated synthesis of some bioactive chiral alcohols 6.00 UGC, Start up Grant, New Delhi , 2014-16
9 Dr. Shweta Vyas
PI
A comparative study of kinetics and mechanism of some redox reactions 6.00 UGC, start up Grant New Delhi , 2013
10 Mr. Ankit Sharma
PI
The Study of Mechanical, Electrical and Thermal Properties of CNT-Reinforced Polyurethane composite using Aliphatic and Bio-based binders for Innovative Materials in Space Application 2.0 UGC Minor Research Project
2014-2016
Student Research Projects
11 Prof. Ashu Rani,
PI
Heavy metal pollution in Kota region, presence of heavy metals Copper, Iron, Lead and Cadmium in Potable water 0.100 Student Project DST, (Raj.) 1999-2000
12 Prof. Ashu Rani PI (Reena Kashyap and Arvind Malav) Synthesis of an efficient and recyclable solid based catalyst from coal generated Fly Ash for organic transformations 0.100 Student Project DST, (Raj.) 2009-10
13 Prof. Ashu Rani PI (Satyprakash and Kiran) Removal of dye solutions from industrial effluents using Nano clays 0.100 Student Project DST, (Raj.) 2009-10
14 Prof. Ashu Rani PI  (Jai singh Rajawat and Chenta Praksh Paretta) Removal of Arsenic from industrial effluents using lime stone (Kota stone slury) as an effective adsorptive material 0.135 Student Project DST, (Raj.) 2010-11
15 Prof. Ashu Rani PI (Ashok kumar yogi
And Abhisek Gupta)
Synthesis and characterization of an efficient and recyclable solid acid catalyst from fly ash by an environmental friendly low cost process 0.125 Student Project DST, (Raj.) 2010-11
16 Prof. Ashu Rani PI (Avinash Kumar shrivastava and Ajay Sharma) Degradation of Polythene using an effective fly ash supported catalyst 0.135 Student Project DST, (Raj.) 010-11
17 Prof. Ashu Rani PI (Preeti singhal and Mukesh Kumar) Adsorptive properties of perlite(volcanic ash) and its utilization as selective adsorption catalyst for removal of dyes and organic acids 0.125 Student Project DST, (Raj.) 2010-11
18 Dr. Rakshit Ameta,PI (Yachana Upadhyaya
And Kavita Katri)
Development of methodologies for removal of hazardeous material from aqeous waste using indegenoiuly prepare coconut shell carbon : an ecofriendly method 0.125 Student Project DST, (Raj.) 2010-11
19 Dr. Rakshit Ameta,PI (Deepak Nandwana and Pawan Kumar Verma) Synthesis and characterization of bioactive polymer syhthesised by the substituted derivative of oximes and acetophenones with formaldehyde 0.125 Student Project DST, (Raj.) 2010-11
20 Dr. Sushil K. Sharma,
PI
Bio-transformation of prochiral ketones to pharmaceutically used chiral alcohols by Baker’s Yeast 0.100 Student Project DST, (Raj.) 2014-15
21 Dr. Sushil K. Sharma, PI Baker’s Yeast: A grean chemical method for the enantioselective reduction of carbonyl compounds 0.10 Student Project DST, (Raj.) 2014-2015

List of Patents obtained or applied for during last five years.
S. N. Inventors Title of Patent Application Number Date of Filling Patent Number Patent Date  National/ International Status
1. Chitralekha Khatri and Ashu Rani Green catalytic process for aspirin synthesis using fly ash as heterogeneous solid acid catalyst 1980/DEL/2007 18/09/2007 258334 31/12/2013 Indian
Patent
Granted
2. Chitralekha Khatri and Ashu Rani Fly ash as heterogeneous solid acid catalyst for organic synthesis 452/DEL/2008 15/01/2008 - - Patent Appl. Filed for US, PCT and India. Under review
3. Chun-CheLin, Neelu Chouhan, Kuo-Ju Chen, Ru-Shi Liu, Shu-Fen Hu, Chien-Yuan Wang a compound of blue phosphor for uv light excitation and the manufacturing method thereof” A2009-009-TW /2009 11/2/2009 (Patent number:385237) 11/2//2013/~21/05/2029/  International Granted
4. Deepti Jain, Chitralekha Khatri and Ashu Rani Greener catalytic route for the synthesis of α-α’-dibenzylidine cyclohexanone by condensation of benzaldehyde and cyclohexanone, 1291/DEL/2010 02.06.2010. - -   Indian Patent Under review
5. Anita Sharma, Deepti Jain and Ashu Rani Fly ash supported bimetallic catalyst (Ni-Co): An efficient and recyclable solid acid catalyst for esterification reaction, 3749/DEL/2011 03/10/2011 Indian Patent Under review

Department of Pure and Applied Physics
S.No. Name of PI/Co-PI Title of the Project Funding Agency Quantum of
External
Support (In Lacs)
1. Prof. K. P. Maheshwari (PI)
Prof. N.K. Jaiman
(Co-PI)
Theoretical investigation of nonlinear interaction of intense relativistic laser pulse with various plasma mirror configurations: brightest X-ray and gamma-ray generation. DST, India 20.00 (Approx)
2. Dr. Ghanshyam Sharma (PI) Study of the electronic, optical and structural properties of lead-chalcogenides PbX (X=S, Se, Te). CSIR, India 18.67
3. Dr. Ghanshyam Sharma (PI) Study of electronic and optical properties of Zn3X2 (X=N, P, As) semiconductor compounds for solar cell applications. DST-SERB,
India
(OYS- Scheme)
17.28

Department of Computer Science & Informatics
S.No. PI/Co PI Project Title Amount Sponsors
1. K.K.Sharma Denoising of Magnetic Resonance Images of Brain using Intelligent Hybrid Technique of Wavelet Multi-scale  and Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Method” 2.0 lac UGC

Department of Commerce & Management
S.No. PI/Co PI Project Title Amount Sponsors
1. Meenu Maheswari Corporate Governance Standards and Disclosure Practices: A Case Study of NIFTY 50 Companies 1.5 lac UGC
2. Ashish Asopa The Impact of Microfinance on Financial Inclusion and Poverty Alleviation in the Western Rajasthan 1.3 lac UGC

Department of Social Science
S.No. PI/Co PI Project Title Amount Sponsors
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Past Research Projects
S.No.  Title of the Project and Investigators Funding Agency Duration Funds Allocated 
(Rs./SEK)
1  “Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of several Catalytic materials based on Coal generated Fly Ash” – Prof. Ashu Rani Fly Ash Mission, DST, New Delhi 2009- 2012 Rs. 63,52,600/-
2  “Some Mathematical Models for Pollutant uptakes in Plants”
Dr. Arun Kumar, Prof. Ashu Rani
Department of Environment and Ministry 2008-2011 Rs. 7,22,085/-
3 Designing Climate-Smart Water adaptation Stratergies for Sustainable urban in Cochabamba, Bolivia and Kota, India
-Prof. Ashu Rani (Co-Investigator).
Swedish International Development Agency (SIDS), Govt. of Sweden 2010-2013 SEK 9.53 lac
4 Some mathematical models for pollutant uptakes plants
- Prof. Ashu Rani (Co-Investigator).
Min. of Env. & Forests 2009-2012 Rs. 7,50,000/-
5 Centre for Applied Research Development 
-Prof. Ashu Rani
DST Submitted 2011 Rs. 1,40,00,000
6 Charge and magnetic Compton profiles of some alloys and compounds
-Dr. N. L. Heda (Co-Investigator)
[Collaborative research project & place of project is ML Sukhadia University, Udaipur]
DRDO, New Delhi 2009-2012 Rs. 29,24,000

The Professors and Assistant Professors of the University have participated or presented research papers, delivered talks, chaired the technical sessions, etc. in various National/International Conference, Seminar, Symposium, etc. namely:
  • International Conference at Ravenshaw University, Cuttak.
  • International Conference at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  • International Conference at J. N. U., New Delhi.
  • National Seminar at R. D. University, Jabalpur.
  • National Seminar at D. A. V. V., Indore.
  • National Seminar at Vikram University, Ujjain.National Conference on Flyash at ITC Kakatiya, Hyderabad (2011).
  • World of Coal Ash International Symposium (WOCA), Denver, CO, USA 2011.
  • National Conference on Emerging Views in Advanced Chemistry, Bhilwara, 2010
  • All India Accounting Conference & International Seminar on Accounting Education and Research held at Jaipur in December 2011.
  • XXXIX National Conference of RGA at Bundi 14-16 October 2011.
  • National Symposium on Advances in Materials Science and Technology 2012 in February 2012 at Department of Physics, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  • National Workshop on Quantum Mechanics at University of Kota, Kota in January 2012.
  • First International Conference on Road Safety Vision 2020 (ICRSV-2020)” at M. L. S. University, Udaipur (India) in May 2011.
  • First International Conference on Road Safety Vision 2020 (ICRSV-2020)” at M. L. S. University, Udaipur (India) in May 2011 {Basic Theme: Role of Education in Road Safety & Present Status of Road Safety and Future Challenges}.
  • National symposium on “New strategies for ……Carbon Foot Prints”, RCEW, Jaipur. 20-21 Aug 2010.
  • National Conference organized by Indian Sociological Society.
  • National Seminar at Shivaji University, Kolapur.
  • National Seminar at University of Mumbai, Mumbai.
  • National Seminar at C. C. S. University, Meerut, National Conference at J. R. N. University, Udaipur.
  • National Symposium on Radiation Physics.
  • International Conference entitled “World of Coal Ash International Symposium (WOCA) 2007”.
  • National seminar at Department of applied Chemistry, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi.
  • International Conference on Environmental Catalysis, Belfast.
  • International Conference entitled “World of Coal Ash International Symposium (WOCA) 2009”.
  • 44th Annual Convention of Chemists 2007, Organized by Indian Chemical Society at Jaipur.
  • CAECM-07, (Department of Chemistry, Agrawal P.G. College, Jaipur).
  • Recent Advances in the Field of Applied Chemistry (RAAC-06), (Department of Chemistry, Govt. J.D.B. Girls College Kota, Rajasthan).
  • National Conference of Indian Council of Chemists held at Haridwar (Uttarakhand).
  • National Conference of Indian Council of Chemists held at Patan (Gujarat).
  • National seminar on Environmental Challenges at Bhilwara (Rajasthan).
  • The Professors and Assistant Professors have also published patents, books or chapter in book, research papers in international/national journals and in international/national conference/symposium/seminar/school/workshop.