THRUST AREAS & PROJECTS


INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Bacterial polysaccharide gellan-biosynthesis and application
  • Biobleaching - enzymatic colour removal from pulp
  • Biochemical and molecular analysis of lignocellulose solubilization
  • Biosynthesis of Cephalosporin C and its conversion to 7-aminocephalosporanic acid using free and immobilized microbial cells
  • Development of thermostable nitrile metabolizing enzymes for enantio -and regio-selective biotransformation
  • Carotenoid pigments production from halophilic bacteria
  • Alkaline proteases from halophilic bacteria






























BIODIVERSITY & BIOPROSPECTING

  • Microbial diversity of saline lakes and desert regions in Rajasthan
  • Genetic and functional biodiversity of rhizobacteria of cluster bean and other arid plants
  • Cyanobacterial diversity in hot desert ecosystem
  • Clonal micropropagation of Commiphora wightii
  • Regeneration of Prosopis cineraria and Citrus sp.
  • Screening and characterization of Commiphora germplasm in arid region

ARID ZONE ECO DEVELOPMENT

  • Cultivation of fuel crops on degraded land
  • Plant-microbe interaction with special reference to stress
  • Integrated wasteland development of Basri macro-watershed, Rajasthan
  • Regeneration of vegetation cover over mined out areas

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • Metallogeny and crustal evolution in Rajasthan
  • Geoenvironmental studies in the Banas drainage basin, Rajasthan
  • Studies on intracratonic deformation and landform development in Central Aravalli terrain using space imagery
  • Study of fluvial geomorphology and tectonics of the Khari-Mashi drainage basin for database preparation and ground water recharge capability assessment
  • Preparation of ground water prospect map of Rajasthan and Jharkhand
  • Tectono-thermal evolution of crustal-scale thrust and shear zone in SE Rajasthan