Ongoing Reserach Projects : 2018-19

Sr.No. Type Project title, Pls and Co-Pls Duration
1 Institute Improvement of tetraploid and diploid cottons for fibre properties through population improvement approaches. V. N. Waghmare (PI), Vinita Gotmare (PA), O. P. Tuteja (PA), S. K Verma (PA), D. V. Patil (PA) 2000-2020
2 Institute Development of Bt cotton varieties using deregulated and non-deregulated transgenic events. V.N. Waghmare (PI):PAs: Suman Bala Singh (PI),Vinita Gotmare, G. Balasubramani (PI),Amudha J, Raghavendra K P, Saravanan M, Santhosh HB, Chandrashekar N, Rakesh Kumar, M V. Venugopalan, Rachna Pande, Vivek Shah, B. B. Fand, S. Manickam, K Rameash, A Sampath kumar; O. P. Tuteja, S.K Verma, Rishi Kumar, S.K Sain 2018-2023
3 Institute Development of compact plant type with improved quality traits through selective mating system. Suman Bala Singh (PI),T. R. Loknathan (PA), J.H. Meshram (PA 2017-2022
4 Institute Breeding of upland cotton for improved fibre quality and resistance to biotic stress (Jassid).S. M. Palve (PI),Rachna Pande, Mandhyan 2005-2021
5 Institute MAS/MAB for Water-logging in Cotton. Vinita Gotmare (PI), M. Saravanan (PA), H. Meshram (PA), J. Annie Sheeba (PA) 2012-2020
6 Institute Harnessing the potential of wild and unadopted germplasm in cotton improvement. Vinita Gotmare (PI), Santosh HB (PA), Chandrashekar N (PA), Madhu T.N (PA), Neelkanth Hiremani (PA), Rakesh Kumar (PA) 2018-2023
7 Institute Exploration, collection and conservation of land races of desi cotton and perennials and from different regions of India. M. Saravanan (PI) 2014-2018
8 Institute Breeding to improve performance of Gossypium herbaceum for adaptation to climate change in central India. D.V. Patil (PI), Punit Mohan (PA) 2015-2020
9 Institute Breeding for early maturity compact plant type and jassid tolerance in cotton. H.B. Santosh (PI), S. Manickam (PA), KP. Raghavendra (PA) 2014-2019
10 Institute Collection, conservation, evaluation, documentation and maintenance of germ plasm of cultivated species of Gossypium. Sunil S. Mahajan (PI), M. Saravanan (PA), S. Manickam (PA), KPM. Dhamayanthi (PA), RA.Meena (PA), Anjali Kak (PA) 2018-2023
11 Institute Strategies to augment quality and storability of cotton seed under different environmental conditions. Sunil.S Mahajan (PI), V.Santhy (PA), P. R. Vijayakumari (PA) 2017-2020
12 Institute Development of high strength cotton genotypes by reducing the short fiber content. S. Manickam (PI), A.H. Prakash (PA), B.Dharajothi (PA),J. Gulsar Banu (PA) 2017-2020
13 Institute Breeding for high yielding, early maturing sucking pest tolerant extra-long staple G. barbadense genotypes with improved fibre properties. K.P.M. Dhamayanthi (PI), A Manivannan (PA),K Rameash (PA) 2017-2020
14 Institute Development of high yielding, early maturing Asiatic cotton (Gossypium arboreum) genotypes suitable to south Zone. A. Manivannan (PI), V.N. Waghmare (PA), M. Saravanan (PA) 2015-2020
15 Institute Identification of male sterile plants in genetic male sterility (GMS) using molecular markers. O.P. Tuteja (PI), Suman Bala Singh (PA), M. Saravanan (PA) 2012-2019
16 Institute Development of varieties of upland cotton having better fibre traits and tolerance to CLCuD. O.P. Tuteja PI), V. N. Waghmare (PA), S.K Verma (PA), D. Monga (PA),Rishi Kumar (PA) 2017-2020
17 Institute Development of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus resistant genotypes using G.arboreum / G.herbaceum through introgression. S. K. Verma (PI), V. N. Waghmare (PA),S.M. Palve (PA),Rakesh Kumar (PA) 2015-2021
18 Institute An efficient regeneration system for transformation studies with CICRcry2Ab1Ac and fiber strength genes in Cotton (G.hirsutum). G. Balasubramani (PI), J. Amudha (PA), KP Raghavendra (PA),Joy Das (PA), Rakesh Kumar (PA),Chandrashekar N (PA) 2017-2020
19 Institute Gene discovery for useful traits. K. P. Raghavendra (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), K Velmourougane (PA), J. Annie Sheeba (PA), A. Sampath Kumar (PA), Rakesh Kumar (PA), S.P. Gawande (PA) 2014-2019
20 Institute Targeted mutagenesis of ghPHYA1 through CRISPR/Cas9 in Cotton. Chandrashekar N. (PI), Raghavendra, KP (PA), Joy Das (PA), Rakesh Kumar (PA) 2017-2020
21 Institute Unveiling the potential of cotton WNT -like gene in somatic embryogenesis through genetic engineering. Chandrashekar N (PI) 2018-2021
22 DBT Development of consensus genetic linkage map for Gossypium spp. With SNP markers and QTL analysis for fibre traits. V.N. Waghmare (PI), T.R.Loknathan (PA) 2017-2020
23 ICAR-Extramural Introgression of genes for whitefly and CLcuD resistance in upland cotton (G.hirsutum).v.N. Waghmare (PI), S.M. Palve (PA), Rakesh Kumar (PA), D. Monga (PA), S. K. Verma (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA) 2016-2019
24 MSP ICAR project on Seed Production in Agricultural Crops and Fisheries. P. R. Vijayakumari (Nodal Officer), V. Santhy (PA), K Rathinavel (PA), R. A. Meena CPA 2007-2018
25 NSP National Seed Project [Crops].K. Rathinavel (PI) 1999-2018
26 DUS Implementation of PVP legislation 2001 and DUS testing of cotton under ICAR-SAU system. K. Rathinavel (PI) 2003-2018
27 Institute Alleviating soil compaction- a production constraint in cotton. Blaise Desouza (PI), Gautam Majumdar (PA), A Manikandan (PA), Savita Santosh (PA) 2017-2020
28 Institute Identification and characterization of water deficit period under various agro climatic regions with reference to cotton growing states of India. R. B. Singhandhupe (PI), A. Manikandan (PA),S. Chattraj (PA) (NBSS&LUP) 2017-2020
29 Institute Exploring the productivity potential of long-linted G. arboretum cotton.MV Venugopalan (PI), K Sankaranarayanan (PA), J. H. Meshram (PA), G. I. Ramkrushna (PA), Pooja Verma (PA),S.S. Mahajan (PA), Madhu T.N (PA), Neelakanth Hiremani (PA), M. Sabesh (PA) 2017-2020
30 Institute Participatory evaluation of technology for improving profitability in calcareous soils. A.R Raju (PI), RB Singandhupe (PA), Anuradha Narala (PA), A. Manikandan (PA) 2016-2020
31 Institute Integrated farming system to double income of cotton farmer. G. I. Ramkrushna (PI), R. B. Singandhupe (PA), A. Manikandan (PA), Rachana Pande (PA) 2017-2020
32 Institute Identifying edaphic & climatic factors influencing fibre quality parameters in cotton and low micronaire management in ELS Cotton. K. Sankaranarayanan (PI), A. H. Prakash (PA), M. Sabesh (PA), A. Manivannan (PA) 2017-2020
33 Institute Evaluation of Structured water for cotton production. P. Nalayini (PI) 2014-2019
34 Institute Development of remunerative cotton based cropping systems based on conservation agriculture principles. R. Raja (PI), D. Kanjana (PA),K Shankarganesh (PA), A. Sampath Kumar (PA) 2015-2019
35 Institute Efficient nitrogen fixing legumes for cotton based cropping systems. A. Manikandan (PI), P. Nalayini (PA), V. S. Nagrare (PA) 2015-2020
36 Institute Evaluation of nano-formulated micronutrients foliar spray for yield maximization indifferent cotton genotypes. D. Kanjana (PI) 2012-2018
37 Institute Effect of long term application of organic and inorganic sources of nutrients on continuous cultivation of Bt and non Bt cotton with maize cropping system under irrigated conditions. D. Kanjana (PI), K Sankaranarayanan (PA), Amarpreet Singh (PA) 2017-2022
38 Institute Phenotyping of root system architecture in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) for adaptation to drought tolerance. J. H. Meshram (PI), S. S. Mahajan (PA) 2017-2019
39 Institute Exploiting the epigenetic tran generational inheritance of stress responsive traits for imparting abiotic stress tolerance to cotton. J. Annie Sheeba (PI) 2016-2021
40 Institute Metabolite exploration of drought stress in cotton. Pooja Verma (PI), G. I. Ramkrushna (PA) 2017-2019
41 Institute Development of microbial biofilm formulations for cotton: effects on yield, pests, diseases and soil health. K. Velmourougane (PI), Savitha Santosh (PA), Rachana Pande (PA), Dipak Nagrale (PA) 2017-2019
42 Institute Microbial interventions for potassium nutrition in cotton. Savitha Santosh (PI), G. I. Ramkrushna (PA), A. Manikandan (PA) 2017-2019
43 Institute e-Communication: Dissemination of Cotton Technology. S. M. Wasnik (PI), S. Usha Rani (PA), O. P. Tuteja (PA) 2017-2020
44 Institute Development of transfer of technology innovations for bridging up the yield gap in cotton. S. Usha Rani (PI), S. Manickam (PA), R. Raja (PA),M. Amutha (PA), S. M. Wasnik (PA) 2017-2020
45 Institute Socio-technological analysis of drip irrigation in cotton cultivation. C. Karpagam (PI), K. Sankaranarayanan (PA), K Rameash (PA) 2017-2020
46 Institute Dynamics of cropping pattern in cotton growing districts of Maharashtra. A. R. Reddy (PI) 2017-2019
47 Institute Impact of Institutional Credit on Cotton Farming in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra. Anuradha Narala (PI), S. M. Wasnik (PA), Nandini Gokte (PA), Vinita Gotmare (PA) 2016-2018
48 Institute Impact analysis of shift in global cotton trade on Indian cotton scenario. Isabella Agarwal (PI) 2017-2019
49 Institute Development of interactive decision support systems for cotton pest management with prerecorded voice modules. M. Sabesh (PI), C.  (PA) 2016-2019
50 IFFCO Validation of impact of input on economics of Bt -hybrid cotton+ pigeon pea strip cropping. A.R. Raju (PI) 2017-2020
51 Institute Development of Cotton based cropping systems under Conservation Agriculture for North-Western Indian conditions. Amarpreet Singh (PI), S. K. Sain (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA), K. Velmourougane (PA) 2018-2023
52 NCP Quantitative estimation of carbon and moisture fluxes over the cotton based agro-ecosystem: Integrating ground observations, satellite data and modelling. Director, ICAR-CICR, M. V. Venugopalan (PI), A. Manikandan (PA) 2017-2020
53 STL Response of STL mixture grade CNS fertilizer to cotton. A. Manikandan (PI), Blaise Desouza (PA) 2017-2018
54 Institute Standardization and integration of strategies for sustainable nematode management. Nandini Narkhedkar (PI) 2017-2020
55 Institute Elucidating eco-toxicity and resistance development in sucking pests against newer insecticides used in cotton. V. S. Nagrare (PI), V. Chinna Babu Naik (PA), Babasaheb B Fand (PA) 2017-2020
56 Institute Identification of oviposition deterrent for ethological management of cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Hubner. Rachna Pande (PI), Vivek Shah (PA) 2017-2020
57 Institute Investigations into exacerbation of pest status of cotton pink bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) in the context of climate change through development of phenology model. Babasaheb B Fand (PI),V.S.Nagrare (PA),V.Chinna Babu Naik (PA) 2017-2020
58 Institute Push-pull strategy for management of pink bollworm in cotton. Vivek Shah (PI), Rachna Pande (PA), Pooja Verma (PA) 2016-2019
59 Institute Diversity analysis of Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), predators and parasitoids. Prabhulinga T (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA),Rishi Kumar (PA),M. Amutha (PA),V. Chinna Babu Naik (PA) 2016-2019
60 Institute Studies on chemical cues mediating sucking pests and natural enemy interactions in cotton eco-system. Madhu, T.N (PI), Rishi Kumar (PA), K. Shankarganesh (PA), K. Rameash (PA) 2016-2020
61 Institute Identification of resistant genetic sources with mechanism of resistance against cotton leafhopper (Amrasca biguttula biguttula) (Ishida) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae).B. Dharajothi (PI), A. Manivannan (PA), D. Kanjana (PA) 2017 -2020
62 Institute Exploring novel dispensers to enhance the trapping efficacy of gossyplure in managing pink bollworm in cotton. K. Rameash (PI),B. Dharajothi (PA) 2016-2019
63 Institute Diversity, Ecology and Improvement of eco -compatible management of Thrips in cotton ecosystem. M. Amutha (PI),K. Sankaranarayanan (PA), .P.Gawande (PA), B.B.Fand (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA) 2017-2020
64 Institute Studies on prevalence of Xanthomonas citri pv.malvacearum races of cotton and breeding for BLB resistant varieties. S. P. Gawande (PI) , VN Waghmare (PA), Dipak Nagrale (PA), Neelkanth Hiremani (PA), S. K. Sain (PA), Sampath Kumar (PA) 2018-2021
65 Institute Evaluation of cotton PGPR for broad-spectrum resistance against insect pests and diseases. Dipak T Nagrale (PI), Vivek Shah (PA), T. Prabhulinga (PA) 2016-2019
66 Institute Identification of endophytes from cotton with special reference to desi cotton and evaluation of biocontrol activity against major diseases. Neelakanth Hiremani (PI), S.P. Gawande (PA), S. K. Sain (PA), Pooja Verma (PA) 2017-2020
67 Institute Role of plant defense activators for management of cotton leaf spot diseases. Vanita N.Salunkhe (PI), S.P. Gawande (PA), ].H. Meshram (PA), Pooja Verma (PA) 2017-2020
68 Institute Molecular characterization, virulence and genetic diversity analysis of Alternaria leaf spot disease of cotton. A. Sampath Kumar (PI) 2017-2020
69 Institute Studies on symptom expression, host range, transmission and spread of Tobacco Streak Virus infecting Cotton. P Valarmathi (PI), M. Amutha (PA), S.P. Gawande (PA), S. K. Sain (PA) 2017-2020
70 Institute Studies to identify the most virulent strains of entomopathogenic fungi for whitefly control. S. K. Sain (PI), D. Monga (PA), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA), Prabhulinga T (PA), Dipak Nagrale (PA) 2016-2019
71 Institute Studies to understand, occurrence of parawilt and the effect of rhizosphere microorganism and chemicals on its management in North India. S.K Sain (PI), D. Monga (PA), Pooja Verma (PA), S. K. Bishnoi (PA) 2017-2019
72 Institute Inventorying potential fungal metabolites for the management of sucking pests and nematodes of cotton. J. GulsarBanu (PI), A. H. Prakash (PA), M. Amutha (PA), P. Valarmathi (PA) 2017-2020
73 Mahyco Monitoring changes in baseline susceptibility to Cry toxins in the cotton bollworm, H. armiqera, pink bollworm and Spodoptera Iitura. Nandini Narkhedkar (Coordination), V. Chinna Babu Naik (PA), Vivek Shah (PA) 2012-2018
74 CROPSAP Crop pest surveillance and advisory project (CROPSAP) in Maharashtra. V.S. Nagrare (PI) 2010-2018
75 DST-SERB Pink bollworm, Pectinophora qossypiella (Saunders): Resistance Monitoring, Fitness Costs, Inheritance of Resistance to Cry toxins expressed in Bt cotton. V. Chinna Babu Naik (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA) 2017-2020
76 DST-SERB Genetic diversity in geographical Population of Pink bollworm  Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) in India. V. Chinna Babu Naik (PI) 2017 -2021
77 DST-SERB Evaluation of selectivity of insecticides against different mealy bug species and their major natural enemies associated with cotton, tomato, brinjal and papaya. K. Shankarganesh (PI) 2016-2018
78 DST-SEED Exploration and development of thermal tolerant strain of biocontrol agent, Acerophagus papaya for sustainable management of papaya mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus in crops. K. Shankarganesh (PI), C. Karpagam (PA) 2016-2019
79 DST-SERB Effect of thermal stress on fitness traits of two mealybug pests, Phenacoccus  solenopsis, and Paracoccus marqinatus and their parasitoids Aenasius bambawalei and Acerophagus papaya. K. Shankarganesh (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), K Rameash (PA) 2016-2019
80 NICRA Development of IPM strategies to combat whitefly and other emerging pests of cotton. Rishi Kumar (PI), V.S. Nagrare (PA), Prabhulinga T (PA), D. Monga (PA), M. Sabesh (PA) 2016-2019

 

Ongoing Reserach Projects : 2017-18

Sr.No. Type Project title, Pls and Co-Pls Duration
Division of Crop Improvement
1 Institute Improvement of tetraploid and diploid cottons for fibre properties through population improvement approaches. V.N. Waghmare (PI), Vinita Gotmare (PA), 0. P. Tuteja (PA), S. K Verma (PA), D. V. Patil (PA) 2000-20
2 Institute Breeding of upland cotton for improved fibre quality and resistance to biotic stress (Jassid). S.M. Palve (PI) 2005-21
3 Institute Development of G. hirsutum genotypes with high yield and high GOT.S.L. Ahuja (PI) , R.A. Meena (PA), D. Monga (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA) 2012-18
4 Institute MAS/MAB for Waterlogging in Cotton. Vinita Gotmare (PI) ,S.E.S.A. Khader (PA), M. Saravanan (PA), J. H. Meshram (PA), J.Annie Sheeba (PA) 2012-20
5 Institute Breeding for early maturity compact plant type and jassid tolerance in cotton. H.B. Santosh (PI), S. Manickam (PA), Raghavendra KP (PA) 2014-19
6 Institute Identification of male sterile plants in genetic male sterility (GMS) using molecular markers. O.P. Tuteja (PI) , S.B. Singh (PA), M. Sarvanan (PA) 2012-18
7 Institute Development of Cotton leaf curl virus resistant genotypes using G.arboreum/G.herbaceum through introgression. S.K. Verma (PI), 0. P. Tuteja (PA), D. Monga (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA), Vinita Gotmare (PA), H. B. Santosh (PA), V. N. Waghmare (PA), S. M. Palve (PA), S. B Nandeshwar (PA), Rakesh Kumar (PA) 2015-21
8 Institute Breeding to improve performance of Gossypium herbaceum for adaptation to climate change in central India. D.V. Patil (PI), Punit Mohan (PA) 2015-20
9 Institute Development of high yielding, early maturing Asiatic cotton (Gossypium arboreum) genotypes suitable to south Zone. A. Manivannan (PI), Punit Mohan (PA), M. Saravanan (PA), V. N. Waghmare (PA) 2015-20
10 Institute Development of high strength cotton genotypes by reducing the short fiber content. S. Manickam (PI) , A. H. Prakash (PA), B. Dharajothi (PA), J. Gulsar Banu (PA) 2017-20
11 Institute Breeding for high yielding, early maturing sucking pest tolerant extra long staple G.barbadense genotypes with improved fibre properties. K.P.M. Dhamayanthi (PI), A. Manivannan (PA), K. Rameash (PA) 2017-20
12 Institute Development of varieties of upland cotton having better fibre traits and tolerance to CLCuD. O.P. Tuteja (PI), V. N. Waghmare (PA), S. K. Verma (PA), D. Monga (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA) 2017-20
13 Institute Development of compact plant type with improved quality traits through selective mating system. Suman Bala Singh (PI), T. R. Loknathan (PA), J. H. Meshram (PA) 2017-20
14 Institute Collection, conservation, evaluation, documentation and maintenance of germplasm of cultivated species of Gossypium. Punit Mohan (PI) , S. Manickam (PA), R. A. Meena (PA), K. P. M. Damayannthi (PA), Sunil S. Mahajan (PA), M. Saravanan (PA) 2006-18
15 Institute Conservation, characterization and utilization of wild species, races of cultivated species and synthetic polyploids of Gossypium. Vinita Gotmare (PI) 2008-18
16 Institute Exploration, collection and conservation of land races of desi cotton and perennials and from different regions of India. M. Saravanan (PI) 2011-18
17 Institute DUS characterization and DNA finger printing of public sector cotton varieties. V. Santhy (PI) , H. B. Santosh (PA) 2012-18
18 Institute Studies to improve the seed and boll setting efficiency in cotton. R.A. Meena (PL), Rishi Kumar (PA), K. Rathinavel (PA) 2012-18
19 Institute Strategies to augment quality and storability of cotton seed under different environmental conditions. S.S. Mahajan (PI), V. Santhy (PA), P. R. Vijayakumari (PA) 2017-18
20 Institute Institute Deployment of biotechnological tools for enhancing cotton seed by-product utilization: Reduction of gossypol content using CYP6AE14 gene. K.P. Raghavendra (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), G. Balasubramani (PA), K. Velmourougane (PA), Savita Santosh (PA) 2014-18
21 Institute Basic Studies on Somatic embryogenesis of Cotton. Joy Das (PI), Rakesh Kumar (PA), S.B. Nandeshwar (PA), Chandrashekar N (PA) 2015-18
22 Institute Development of novel methods for gene delivery into cotton. Rakesh Kumar (PI), Joy Das (PA) 2015-18
23 Institute An efficient regeneration system for transformation studies with CICRcry2AblAc          and fiber strength genes in Cotton (G. hirsutum). G. Balasubramani (PI), J. Amudha (PA), K. P Raghavendra (PA), Joy Das (PA), Rakesh Kumar (PA), Chandrashekar N (PA) 2017-20
24 Institute Targeted mutagenesis of ghPHYA1 through CRISPR/ Cas9 in Cotton.  Chandrashekar N. (PI), Raghavendra, K. P. (PA), Joy Das (PA), Rakesh Kumar (PA) 2017-20
25 DBT Development of consensus genetic linkage map for Gossypium spp. with SNP             markers and QTL analysis for fibre traits. V.N. Waghmare (PI), T. R. Loknathan (CoPI) 2017-20
26 CRP Natural Fiber. Development of tissue culture technology for cotton fibre initiation. S.B. Nandeshwar (PI), Rakesh Kumar (PA), Joy Das(PA) 2015-18
27 NSP National Seed Project (Crops). K. Rathinavel (PI)  1999-18
28 DUS Implementation of PVP legislation 2001 and DUS testing of cotton under ICAR-SAU system. K. Rathinavel (PI) 2003-18
29 MSP       ICAR project on Seed Production in Agricultural Crops and Fisheries. P.R.Vijayakumari (Nd Offi), V. Santhy (PA), K. Rathinavel (PA),R. A. Meena(PA) 2007-18
Division of Crop Production
30 Institute Allelopathy as an alternative weed management strategy in cotton. Blaise Desouza (PI), P. Nalayini (PA), A. Manikandan (PA), Pooja Verma (PA) 2012-18
31 Institute Alleviating soil compaction - a production constraint in cotton. Blaise Desouza         (PI), Gautam Majumdar (PA), A. Manikandan (PA), Savita Santosh (PA) 2017-20
32 Institute Identification and characterization of water deficit period under various agro climatic regions with reference to cotton growing states of India. R.B. Singhandhupe (PI), A. Manikandan (PA), S. Chattraj (PA) (NBSS&LUP) 2017-20
33 Institute Exploring the productivity potential of long-linted G. arboreum cotton. M.V. Venugopalan(PI), K. Sankarnarayanan (PA), J.H. Meshram (PA), G.I. Ramakrushna (PA), Pooja Verma (PA), S.S. Mahajan (PA), Madhu T.N. (PA), Neelakanth Hiremani (PA), M Sabesh (PA) 2017-20
34 Institute Participatory evaluation of technology for improving profitability in calcareous soils. A.R Raju (PI), RB Singandhupe (PA), Anuradha Narala (PA) A.Manikandan (PA) 2016-20
35 Institute Integrated farming system to double income of cotton farmer. G.I. Ramkrushna (PI), R. B. Singandhupe (PA), A Manikandan (PA), Rachna Pande (PA) 2017-20
36 Institute Efficient nitrogen fixing legumes for cotton based cropping systems. A. Manikandan (PI), P. Nalayini (PA), V. S. Nagrare (PA) 2015-20
37 Institute Evaluation of Structured water for cotton production. P. Nalayini (PI)           2014-19
38 Institute Identifying edaphic & climatic factors influencing Fibre quality parameters in cotton and low micronaire management in ELS Cotton. K. Sankaranarayanan 2017-20
39 Institute Development of remunerative cotton based cropping systems based on conservation agriculture principles. R. Raja (PI), D. Kanjana (PA) 2015-19
40 Institute Evaluation of nano-formulated micronutrients foliar spray for yield maximization in different cotton genotypes. D. Kanjana (PI) 2012-18
41 Institute Effect of long-term application of organic and inorganic sources of nutrients on              continuous cultivation of Bt and non-Bt cotton with maize cropping system under irrigated conditions. D. Kanjana (PI), K. Sankaranarayanan (PA), Amarpreet Singh (PA) 2017-23
42 Institute Phenotyping of root system architecture in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) for adaption to Drought tolerance. J.H. Meshram (PI), S. S. Mahajan (PA) 2017-19
43 Institute Exploiting the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of stress responsive traits for imparting abiotic stress tolerance to cotton. J. Annie Sheeba (PI) 2016-21
44 Institute Metabolite exploration of drought stress in cotton. Pooja Verma (PI), G.I. Ramkrushna (PA) 2017-19
45 Institute Development of microbial biofilm formulations for cotton: effects on yield, pests, diseases and soil health". K. Velmourougane (PI), Savitha Santosh (PA), Rachna Pande (PA), Dipak Nagrale (PA) 2017-20
46 Institute Microbial interventions for potassium nutrition in cotton. Savitha Santosh (PI), G. I. Ramkrushna (PA), A. Manikandan (PA) 2017-19
47 Institute Dynamics of cropping pattern in cotton growing districts of Maharashtra. A.R. Reddy (PI) 2017-19
48 Institute Impact analysis of shift in global cotton trade on Indian cotton scenario. Isabella Agarwal (PI) 2017-19
49 Institute Impact of Institutional Credit on Cotton Farming in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra. Anuradha Narala (PI), S M Wasnik (PA), Nandini Gokte (PA), Vinita Gotmare (PA) 2016-18
50 Institute e- Communication: Dissemination of Cotton Technology. S.M. Wasnik (PI),     S. Usha Rani (PA), 0. P. Tuteja (PA) 2017-20
51 Institute Development of transfer of technology innovations for bridging up the yield and knowledge gap in Cotton. S. Usha Rani (PI), S. Manickam (PA), R. Raja (PA), M. Amutha (PA), S. M. Wasnik (PA) 2017-20
52 Institute Socio-technological analysis of drip irrigation in cotton cultivation. C. Karpagam (PI), K. Sankaranarayanan (PA), K Rameash (PA) 2017-20
53 Institute Development of interactive decision support systems for cotton pest management with prerecorded voice modules. M. Sabesh (PI), C. Karpagam (PA) 2016-19
54 Institute Refining, up scaling and large-scale evaluation of Tractor mounted ICAR-Mahindra Brush type Cotton harvester vs. available cotton harvesting techniques. Gautam Majumdar (PI), S. K. Shukla GTC (PA) 2017-19
55 NCP Quantitative estimation of carbon and moisture fluxes over the cotton based agro-ecosystem: Integrating ground observations, satellite data and modelling.
Director (ICAR-CICR), M.V. Venugopalan, (Project Manager), A. Manikandan (PA)
2017-20
56 IFFCO Validation of impact of input on economics of Bt -hybrid cotton+ pigeon pea strip cropping. A.R. Raju (PI) 2017-20
Division of Crop Protection
57 Institute Gene discovery for useful traits. K.P. Raghavendra (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), K. Velmourougane (PA), J. Annie Sheeba (PA), A. Sampath Kumar (PA), Rakesh Kumar (PA), S. P. Gawande (PA) 2014-19
58 Institute Development of Bt cotton varieties for bollworm management by introgression of indigenous events including Tg2E13 event through backcross breeding. Sandhya Kranthi (PI), H. B. Santosh (PA), S. Manickam (PA), B. Dhara Jyoti (PA), Shah Vivek (PA), K. P. Raghavendra (PA) 2017-20
59 Institute Elucidating eco-toxicity and resistance development in sucking pests against newer insecticides used in cotton. V.S. Nagrare (PI), V. Chinna Babu Naik (PA) 2017-20
60 Institute Push-pull strategy for management of pink bollworm in cotton. Vivek Shah (PI), Pooja Verma (PA) 2016-19
61 Institute Diversity analysis of Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), predators and parasitoids. Prabhulinga T. (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA) , M. Amutha (PA), V. Chinna Babu Naik (PA) 2016-18
62 Institute Studies on chemical cues mediating sucking pests and natural enemy interactions in cotton eco-system. Madhu. T.N. (PI), Rishi Kumar (PA), Shankarganesh (PA), K. Rameash (PA) 2016-18
63 Institute Enhancing the efficacy of yellow sticky traps using essential oils against sucking pests in cotton. Madhu T.N. (PI), Rishi Kumar (PA), Shankarganesh (PA) 2016-18
64 Institute Investigations into exacerbation of pest status of cotton pink bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) in the context of climate change through
development of phenology model. B.B. Fand (PI), V.S. Nagrare (PA), V. Chinna Babu Naik (PA)
2017-20
65 Institute Identification of oviposition deterrent for ethological management of Cotton Bollworm Helicoverpa armigera Hubner. Rachna Pande (PI), Vivek Shah (PA) 2017-20
66 Institute Identification of resistant genetic sources with mechanism of resistance against cotton leafhopper (Amrasca biguttula biguttula) (Ishida). B. Dhara jothi (PI), A. Manivannan (PA), D. Kanjana (PA) 2017-20
67 Institute Exploring novel dispensers to enhance the trapping efficacy of gossyplure in managing pink bollworm in cotton. K. Rameash (PI), B. Dharajothi (PA) 2016-19
68 Institute Isolation and characterization of endophytes in cotton and endo -symbionts in bollworms. M. Amutha (PI) 2012-18
69 Institute Diversity, Ecology and Improvement of eco-compatible management of Thrips in cotton ecosystem. M. Amutha (PI), K. Sankaranarayanan (PA), S. P. Gawande (PA) 2017-20
70 Institute Molecular characterization, virulence and genetic diversity analysis of Alternaria leaf spot disease of cotton. A. Sampath Kumar (PI) 2017-20
71 Institute Development of reverse transcription loop mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) for early detection of cotton leaf curl and tobacco streak viruses of cotton (G. hirsu turn). S.P. Gawande (PI), Dilip Monga (PA), K.P. Raghvendra (PA) 2015-18
72 Institute Evaluation of cotton PGPR for broad-spectrum resistance against insect pests and diseases. Dipak T Nagrale (PI), T. Prabhulinga (PA) 2016-19
73 Institute Identification of endophytes from cotton with special reference to desi cotton and evaluation of biocontrol activity against major diseases. Neelakanth Hiremani (PI), S. P. Gawande (PA), S.K. Sain (PA), Pooja Verma (PA) 2017-19
74 Institute Role of plant defence activators for management of cotton leaf spot diseases. Vanita N. Salunkhe (PI), S. P. Gawande (PA), J. H. Meshram (PA), Pooja Verma (PA) 2017-20
75 Institute Studies on symptom expression, host range, transmission and spread of Tobacco Streak Virus infecting Cotton. P. Valarmathi (PI), M. Amutha (PA), S. P. Gawande (PA), S. K. Sain (PA) 2017-20
76 Institute Studies to identify the most virulent strains of entomopthogenic fungi for whitefly control. S.K. Sain (PI), D. Monga (PA), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA), Prabhulinga T. (PA), Dipak Nagrale (PA) 2016-19
77 Institute Studies to understand occurrence of parawilt, root rot and the effect of rhizosphere microorganism, biological control agents and chemicals on their management in North India. S.K Sain (PI), D. Monga (PA), Pooja Verma (PA), S. K. Bishnoi (PA), Amarpreet Singh 2017-19
78 Institute Standardization and integration of strategies for sustainable nematode management. Nandini Narkhedkar (PI) 2017-20
79 Institute Inventorying potential fungal metabolites for the management of sucking pests and nematodes of cotton. J. Gulsar Banu (PI), A. H. Prakash (PA),
M. Amutha (PA)
2017-20
80 NICRA Development of IPM strategies to combat whitefly and other emerging pests of cotton.Sandhya Kranthi (PI), V.S. Nagrare (PA), Prabhulinga T (PA), D. Monga (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA), M. Sabesh (PA) 2016-19
81 Mahyco Monitoring changes in baseline susceptibility to Cry toxins in the cotton         bollworm, H. armigera, pink bollworm and Spodoptera litura. Sandhya Kranthi
(PI), V. Chinna Babu Naik (CoPI)
2012-18
82 GEAC Event based approval mechanism. Sandhya Kranthi (PI)         2010-18
83 CROPSAP Maha. Govt: Crop pest surveillance and advisory project (CROPSAP) in Maharashtra. V.S. Nagrare (PI) 2010-18
84 DST SERB Pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders): Resistance Monitoring, Fitness Costs, Inheritance of Resistance to Cry toxins expressed in Bt cotton.
V. Chinna Babu Naik (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (CoPI)
2017-20
85 DST SERB Genetic diversity in geographical Population of Pink bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) in India. V. Chinna Babu Naik (PI) 2017-21
86 DST Entomopathogenic-endophytes mediated plant defense as a novel approach for the management of bollworms in cotton. M. Amutha (PI) 2013-18
87 DST-SERB Evaluation of selectivity of insecticides against different mealy bug species and their major natural enemies associated with cotton, tomato, brinjal and papaya.K. Shankarganesh (PI) 2016-18
88 DST-SEED Exploration and development of thermal tolerant strain of biocontrol agent,            Acerophagus papayae for sustainable management of papaya mealybug,
Paracoccus marginatus in crops. K. Shankarganesh (PI), C. Karpagam
2016-19
89 DST-SERB Effect of thermal stress on fitness traits of two mealybug pests, Phena coccus solenopsis, and Paracoccus marginatus and their parasitoids Aenasius bambawalei and Acerophagus papaya. K. Shankarganesh (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (CoPI), K.
Rameash (CoPI)
2016-19

 

Ongoing Reserach Projects : 2016-17

Project title  Investigators  Duration 
Crop Improvement 
Cotton Breeding Program (CBP) 
CBP 1: Improvement of tetraploid and diploid cottons for fibre properties through population improvement approaches.  V. N. Waghmare (PI), Vinita Gotmare (PA), O. P. Tuteja (PA), S. K Verma  2000-20 
CBP 2: Studies on Genetic Enhancement of G. hirsutum.  T. R. Loknathan (PI)  2002-17 
CBP 3: Development of drought tolerant genotypes with good fibre quality in G. hirsutum.  Suman Bala Singh (PL), A. H. Prakash (PA)  2008-17 
CBP 4: Breeding of upland cotton for improved fibre quality and resistance to biotic stress (Jassid).  S. M. Palve (PI)  2005-21 
CBP 5: Development of long staple G. hirsutum variety with improved fibre strength.  S. Manickam (PL), V. N. Waghmare (PA), S. L. Ahuja (PA)  2008-17 
CBP 6: Development of early maturing, medium staple varieties and hybrids Resistant to CLCuV.  O. P. Tuteja (PL), D. Monga (PA), S. K. Verma (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA), S. M. Palve (PA)  2008-17 
CBP 7: Development of G. hirsutum genotypes with high yield and high GOT.  S. L. Ahuja (PL), R. A. Meena (PA), D. Monga (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA)  2012-18 
CBP 8: Development of high yielding, early maturing extra long staple G. barbadense genotypes with high GOT.  K. P. M. Dhamayanthi (PL), R. B. Singandhupe (PA), M. Saravanan (PA)  2012-17 
CBP 9: MAS/MAB for Water-logging in Cotton.  Vinita Gotmare (PL) , S.E.S.A. Khader (PA), M. Saravanan (PA), J. H. Meshram (PA), J.Annie Sheeba (PA)  2012-20 
CBP 10: Breeding for early maturity compact plant type and jassid tolerance in cotton.  H. B. Santosh (PI), S. Manickam (PA)  2014-19 
CBP 11: Identification of male sterile plants in genetic male sterility (GMS) using molecular markers.  O. P. Tuteja (PL), S. B. Singh (PA), M. Sarvanan (PA)  2012-17 
CBP 12: Development of Cotton leaf curl virus resistant genotypes using G.arboreum/ G.herbaceum through introgression.  S.K. Verma (PI), O. P. Tuteja (PA), D.Monga (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA), Vinita Gotmare (PA), H. B. Santosh (PA)  2015-21 
CBP 13: Breeding to improve performance of Gossypium herbaceum for adaptation to climate change in central India.  D.V. Patil (PI), Punit Mohan (PA)  2015-20 
CBP 14:Development of high yielding, early maturing Asiatic cotton (Gossypium arboreum) genotypes suitable to south Zone.  A. Manivannan (PI), Punit Mohan (PA), M. Saravanan (PA),  V. N. Waghmare (PA), N. Gopalakrishnan (PA)  2015-20 
Cotton Germplasm Management Program (CGMP) 
CGMP 1: Collection, conservation, evaluation, documentation and maintenance of germplasm of cultivated species of Gossypium.  Punit Mohan (PL), S. Manickam (PA), R. A. Meena (PA), K. P. M. Damayannthi (PA)  2006-17 
CGMP 2: Conservation, characterization and utilization of wild species, races of cultivated species and synthetic polyploids of Gossypium.  Vinita Gotmare (PL), G. Balasubramani (PA).  2008-18 
CGMP 3: Exploration, collection and conservation of land races of desi cotton and perennials and from different regions of India.  M. Saravanan (PL)  2011-17 
DUS characterization and DNA finger printing of public sector cotton varieties.  V. Santhy (PL), H. B. Santosh (PA)  2012-17 
Studies to improve the seed and boll setting efficiency in cotton.  R. A. Meena (PL), Rishi Kumar (PA), K. Rathinavel (PA)  2012-18 
Evaluation of exogenous application of plant growth hormones and other chemicals on seed yield and quality of cotton.  Sunil Mahajan (PI)  2015-17 
Biotechnology 
Deployment of biotechnological tools for enhancing cotton seed by-product utilization: Reduction of gossypol content using CYP6AE14 gene.  K. P. Raghavendra (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), G. Balasubramani (PA), K. Velmourougane (PA), Savita Santosh (PA)  2014-17 
Basic Studies on Somatic embryogenesis of Cotton.  Joy Das (PI), Rakesh Kumar, S.B. Nandeshwar (PA)  2015-17 
Development of novel methods for gene delivery into cotton.  Rakesh Kumar (PI), Joy Das (PA)  2015-17 
Crop Production 
Allelopathy as an alternative weed management strategy in cotton.  Blaise Desouza (PI), P. Nalayini (PA), A. Manikandan (PA)  2012-17 
Role of Leaf Phytochemicals in cotton leaf reddening and plant responses to management through growth chemicals, nutrients and insecticides.  J. Annie Sheeba (PI), A. Manikandan (PA)  2012-17 
Evaluation of of nano-formulated micronutrients foliar spray for yield maximization in different cotton genotypes.  D. Kanjana (PI)  2012-17 
Correlation of leaf colour transmittance with relation to soil/plant nutrient status.  J. Annie Sheeba (PI)  2014-17 
Evaluation of Structured water for cotton production.  P. Nalayini (PI)  2014-19 
Efficient nitrogen fixing legumes for cotton based cropping systems.  A. Manikandan (PI), P. Nalayini (PA)  2015-20 
Development of remunerative cotton based cropping systems based on conservation agriculture principles.  R. Raja (PI), D. Kanjana (PA)  2015-19 
Survey, Surveillance and Identification of Weeds of Economic Value in Cotton Based Cropping System.  S. N. Rokde (PI)  2015-17 
Participatory evaluation of Technology & eTools development for improving profitability from calcareous soils.  A R Raju (PI), S N Rokde (PA), RB Singandhupe (PA) , Anuradha Narala (PA) A. Manikandan (PA)  2016-20 
Exploiting the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of stress responsive traits for imparting abiotic stress tolerance to cotton.  J Annie Sheeba (PI)  2016 -21 
Impact of Institutional Credit on Cotton Farming in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra.  Anuradha Narala (PI), S M Wasnik (PA), Nandini Gokte (PA), Vinita Gotmare (PA)  2016-17 
Development of interactive decision support systems for cotton pest management with prerecorded voice modules.  M Sabesh(PI), K R Kranthi (PA), C Karpagam (PA)  2016-19 
Crop protection 
Gene discovery for useful traits.  K. R. Kranthi (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), K. P. Raghavendra (PA), K. Velmourougane (PA), J. Annie Sheeba (PA), A. Sampathkumar (PA)  2014-19 
Role of epicuticular wax in reaction of cotton genotypes to whitefly/ CLCuD.  Rishi Kumar (PI), D. Monga (PA), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), J. Annie Sheeba (PA)  2014-17 
Isolation and characterization of endophytes in cotton and endo-symbionts in bollworms.  M. Amutha (PI)  2012-17 
Production, stabilisation, formulation and validation of microbial agents and their natural products against insects and nematode pests of cotton.  J. Gulsar Banu (PL), M. Amutha (PA)  2012-17 
Development of reverse transcription loop mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) for early detection of cotton leaf curl and tobacco streak viruses of cotton (G. hirsutum).  S. P. Gawande (PI), Dilip Monga (PA)  2015-18 
Studies to identify the most virulent strains of entomopthogenic fungi for whitefly control.  S. K. Sain (PI), D. Monga (PA), S. Kranthi (PA), Rishi Kumar(PA), Prabhulinga T. (PA), Dipak Nagrale (PA)  2016-19 
Diversity analysis of Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), predators and parasitoids.  Prabhulinga T. (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA) , M. Amutha (PA), V. Chinna Babu Naik (PA)  2016-18 
Evaluation of cotton PGPR for broad spectrum resistance against insect pests and diseases.  Dipak T Nagrale (PI), T. Prabhulinga (PA)  2016-19 
Whitefly: Studies on ecology and host plant resistance.  Rishi Kumar (PI), S. K. Sain (PA), Prabhulinga T. (PA), S. Kranthi (PA), D. Monga (PA)  2016-20 
Technology Mission on Cotton MM I  2012-17 
TMC MM 1.1: Development of multi-gene constructs and Bt cotton varieties for sustainable pest management.  K. R. Kranthi (PI), S. B. Singh (PA), K. P. Raghavendra (PA), S. B. Nandeshwar (PA), G. Balasubramani (PA), K. Velmourougane (PA), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), H. B. Santosh (PA) 
TMC MM 1.2: Marker Assisted Breeding for Cotton Leaf Curl Disease (ClCuD), Bacterial Leaf Blight (BLB) and Nematodes Resistance in Cotton.  V. N. Waghmare (PI), A. Sampath Kumar (PA), N. Narkhedkar (PA), S. Manickam (PA), J. Gulsar Banu (PA), H. B. Santosh (PA) 
TMC MM 1.4: Evaluation of genotypes and agrotechniques for high density planting system and surgical cotton varieties.  M. V. Venugopalan (PI), Blaise DeSouza (PA), V. Chinna Babu Naik (PA), Punit Mohan (PA), T. R. Lokanathan (PA), A. R. Raju (PA), A. Sampath Kumar (PA), K. Shankarnarayanan (PA), S. L. Ahuja (PA), R. A. Meena (PA) 
TMC MM 1.5: Simulation models/electronic gadgets to predict insect infestation, bollworm resistance to Bt cotton, area, production and price of cotton.  Sandhya Kranthi (PI), K. R. Kranthi (PA), V. S. Nagrare (PA), V. Chinna Babu Naik (PA), Anuradha Narala (PA), A. H. Prakash (PA), M. Amutha (PA), K. Shankarnarayanan (PA), Isabella Agarwal (PA), B. Dharajothi (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA), M. Sabesh (PA), J. Annie Sheeba (PA) 
TMC MM 1.6: E-Kapas Network and Technology Documentation.  S. M. Wasnik (PI), A. H. Prakash (PA), S. Usha Rani (PA), O. P. Tuteja (PA), M. Sabesh (PA), Anuradha Narala (PA), N. Gopalakrishnan (PA) 
TMC MM I 1.7: Development of cotton picking machinery for small scale cotton production systems.  G. Majumdar (PI) 
Externally funded projects 
Consortia Research platform- Natural Fiber Development of tissue culture technology for cotton fibre initiation.  S. B. Nandeshwar (PI), Rakesh Kumar (PA), Joy Das (PA)  2015-17 
Consortia Research Platform on biodiversity.  Punit Mohan (PI), Vinita Gotmare (PA), J. H. Meshram (PA), S. Manickam (PA), R. A. Meena (PA)  2014-17 
NSP: National Seed Project (Crops).  K. Rathinavel (PI)  1999-17 
DUS: Implementation of PVP legislation 2001 and DUS testing of cotton under ICAR-SAU system.  K. Rathinavel (PI)  2003-17 
MSP: ICAR project on Seed Production in Agricultural Crops and Fisheries.  P. R.Vijayakumari (Nd Offi), V. Santhy (PA), K. Rathinavel (PA), R. A. Meena (PA)  2007-17 
NASF: Molecular characterization and validation of fiber strength genes with fiber specific promoter for improvement in cotton.  G. Balasubramani (PI), K. P. Raghvendra (PA), J. Amudha (PA), S. B. Nandeshwar (PA)  2012-17 
NPTC: Transgenics in crops. Insect and disease resistant transgenic cotton.  G. Balasubramani (PI), J. Amudha (PA), S. B. Nandeshwar (PA), K. P. Raghvendra (PA), Suman Bala Singh (PA)  2012-17 
NICRA: Climate change- adaptation and mitigation strategies in cotton.  S.E.S.A Khader (PI), A. H. Prakash (CoPI), Blaise Desouza (CoPI), M.V. Venugopalan (CoPI)  2013-17 
Mahyco: Monitoring changes in baseline susceptibility to Cry toxins in the cotton bollworm, H. armigera, pink bollworm and Spodoptera litura.  Sandhya Kranthi (PI), K. R. Kranthi (CoPI) , V. Chinna Babu Naik (CoPI)  2012-17 
GEAC: Event based approval mechanism.  Sandhya Kranthi (PI), K. R. Kranthi (CCPI)  2010-17 
Consortia Research Platform IIHR (Lead centre): ORP on Management of sucking pests in horticultural crops.  Sandhya Kranthi (PI), M. Amutha (PA)  2014-17 
TMC MM II: Dissemination of IRM strategies in India.  K. R. Kranthi (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), D. Monga (PA), B. Dharajothi (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA)  2007-17 
DST: Entomopathogenic-endophytes mediated plant defense as a novel approach for the management of bollworms in cotton  . M. Amutha (PI)  2013-17 
Maha. Govt: Crop pest surveillance and advisory project (CROPSAP) in Maharashtra.  V. S. Nagrare (PI)  2010-17 
NFSM-OPMAS: On line pest monitoring and advisory services (OPMAS) under NFSM –commercial crops.  R. K. Tanwar (PI), D. Monga (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA)  2012-17 
ICAR Extramural: Introgression of genes for whitefly and CLCuD resistance in upland cotton (G. hirsutum).  V.N waghmare (PI), S. M. Palve (CoPI), S. B Nandeshwar (CoPI), Rakesh Kumar (CoPI), D. Monga (CoPI), S. K. Verma (CoPI), Rishi Kumar (CoPI) 2016-17 
Gender Knowledge System in Agriculture (ICAR Flagship Project).  S Usha Rani (CCPI), Anuradha Narala (Co PI)  2015-17 
MSC/ PhD/ PDF research work 
PDF: Potential application of Wax degrading microorganisms as an effective bio-pesticide formulation for the control of Mealybugs on Cotton (Gossypium spp.)  Name of PDF: Dr. N. Arunkumar, (Agricultural Microbiology) Mentor : Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan  2016-18 
MSc: Genetic diversity analysis of coloured germplasm accession of cotton Gossypium sp.  Name of MSc student: Satyam Kumar Kesari (Agri Biotechnology) Guide – Dr. V. N. Waghmare  2016-17 (6 Months) 

 

Ongoing Reserach Projects : 2015-16

Sl. No. Project and Investigators Duration
Crop Improvement
1 CBP 1: Improvement of tetraploid and diploid cottons for fibre properties through population improvement approaches.  V. N. Waghmare (PI), Vinita Gotmare (PA), O. P. Tuteja (PA), S. K Verma  2000-20
2 CBP 2: Studies on Genetic Enhancement of G. hirsutum. T. R. Loknathan (PI)   2002-16
3 CBP 3: Development of drought tolerant genotypes with good fibre quality in G. hirsutum. Suman Bala Singh (PL), A. H. Prakash (PA)  2008-17
4 CBP 4: Breeding of upland cotton for improved fibre quality and resistance to biotic stress (Jassid). S. M. Palve (PI)  2005-16
5 CBP 5: Development of long staple G. hirsutum variety with improved fibre strength. S. Manickam (PL), V. N. Waghmare (PA), S. L. Ahuja (PA)  2008-17
6 CBP 6: Development of early maturing, medium staple varieties and hybrids Resistant to CLCuV. O. P. Tuteja (PL), D. Monga (PA), S. K. Verma (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA), S. M. Palve (PA)  2008-17
7 CBP 7: Development of G. hirsutum genotypes with high yield and high GOT.  S. L. Ahuja (PL), R. A. Meena (PA), D. Monga (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA)  2012-18
8 CBP 8: Development of high yielding, early maturing extra long staple G. barbadense genotypes with high GOT. K. P. M. Dhamayanthi (PL), R. B. Singandhupe (PA), M. Saravanan (PA)   2012-17
9 CBP 9: MAS/MAB for Water-logging in Cotton. Vinita Gotmare (PL) , S.E.S.A. Khader (PA), M. Saravanan (PA), J. H. Meshram (PA), J.Annie Sheeba (PA)  2012-20
10 CBP 10: Breeding for early maturity compact plant type and jassid tolerance in cotton. H. B. Santosh (PI), S. Manickam (PA)  2014-19
11 CBP 11: Identification of male sterile plants in genetic male sterility (GMS) using molecular markers. O. P. Tuteja (PL), S. B. Singh (PA), M. Sarvanan(PA)  2012-17 
12 CBP 12: Development of Cotton leaf curl virus resistant genotypes using G.arboreum/ G.herbaceum through introgression. S.K. Verma (PI),O. P. Tuteja (PA), D.Monga (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA), Vinita Gotmare (PA), H. B. Santosh (PA)   2015-21
  Cotton Germplasm Management Program (CGMP)   
13 CGMP 1: Collection, conservation, evaluation, documentation and maintenance of germplasm of cultivated species of Gossypium.  Punit Mohan (PL), S. Manickam (PA), R. A. Meena (PA), K. P. M. Damayannthi (PA)  2006-17 
14 CGMP 2: Conservation, characterization and utilization of wild species, races of cultivated species and synthetic polyploids of Gossypium.  Vinita Gotmare (PL), G. Balasubramani (PA).  2008-18
15 CGMP 3: Exploration, collection and conservation of land races of desi cotton and perennials and from different regions of India. M. Saravanan (PL)  2011-16 
16 DUS characterization and DNA finger printing of public sector cotton varieties.  V. Santhy (PL), H. B. Santosh (PA)  2012-17 
17 Studies on Genetic Purity of Public released Cotton Hybrids and its Parents with the help of SDS-PAGE. P. R. Vijayakumari (PL), K. R. Kranthi (PA)  2013-16
18 Studies to improve the seed and boll setting efficiency in cotton.  R. A. Meena (PL), Rishi Kumar (PA), K. Rathinavel (PA)  2012-18 
  Biotechnology    
19 Deployment of biotechnological tools for enhancing cotton seed by-product utilization: Reduction of gossypol content using CYP6AE14 gene. K. P. Raghavendra (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), G. Balasubramani (PA), K. Velmourougane (PA)  2014-17
20 Basic Studies on Somatic embryogenesis of Cotton.  Joy Das (PI), Rakesh Kumar, S.B. Nandeshwar (PA)  2015-17
21 Development of novel methods for gene delivery into cotton.  Rakesh Kumar (PI), Joy Das (PA)  2015-17 
  Crop Production    
22 Allelopathy as an alternative weed management strategy in cotton.  Blaise Desouza (PI), P. Nalayini (PA), A. Manikandan (PA)  2012-17 
23 Correlation of leaf colour transmittance with relation to soil/plant nutrient status. J. Annie Sheeba (PI)  2014-17 
24 Evaluation of Structured water for cotton production. P. Nalayini (PI)  2014-19
25 Role of Leaf Phytochemicals in cotton leaf reddening and plant responses to  management through growth chemicals, nutrients and insecticides.  J. Annie Sheeba (PI), A. Manikandan (PA)  2012-17 
26 MCDA based decision support system for selecting cotton cultivars for different agro climatic conditions. M. Sabesh (PI)  2011-16 
27 Evaluation of of nano-formulated micronutrients foliar spray for yield maximization in different cotton genotypes. D. Kanjana (PI)   2012-17 
28 Efficient nitrogen fixing legumes for cotton based cropping systems.  A. Manikandan (PI), P. Nalayini (PA)  2015-20 
29 Development of cotton nursery techniques and validation (Ad hoc project).  K.Sankaranarayanan (PI), A.H. Prakash (PA)  2015-16 
  Crop protection    
30 Gene discovery for useful traits.  K. R. Kranthi (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), K. P. Raghavendra (PA),  K. Velmourougane (PA), J. Annie Sheeba (PA), A. Sampathkumar (PA)  2014-19 
31 Role of epicuticular wax in reaction of cotton genotypes to whitefly/ CLCuD.  Rishi Kumar (PI), D. Monga (PA), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), J. Annie Sheeba (PA)  2014-17 
32 Isolation and characterization of endophytes in cotton and endo-symbionts in bollworms. M. Amutha (PI)  2012-17 
33 Production, stabilisation, formulation and validation of microbial agents and their natural products against insects and nematode pests of cotton.  J. Gulsar Banu (PL), M. Amutha (PA)  2012-17 
  Technology Mission on Cotton MM I   2012-17
34 TMC MM 1.1: Development of multi-gene constructs and Bt cotton varieties for sustainable pest management.  K. R. Kranthi (PI), S. B. Singh (PA), K. P. Raghavendra (PA), S. B. Nandeshwar (PA), G. Balasubramani (PA), K. Velmourougane (PA), Sandhya Kranthi (PA)   
35 TMC MM 1.2: Marker Assisted Breeding for Cotton Leaf Curl Disease (ClCuD), Bacterial Leaf Blight (BLB) and Nematodes Resistance in Cotton. V. N. Waghmare (PI), A. Sampath Kumar (PA), N. Narkhedkar (PA), S. Manickam (PA),  J. Gulsar Banu (PA)   
36 TMC MM 1.4: Evaluation of genotypes and agrotechniques for high density planting system and surgical cotton varieties. M. V. Venugopalan (PI), Blaise DeSouza (PA), V. Chinna Babu Naik (PA), Punit Mohan (PA), T. R. Lokanathan (PA), A. R. Raju (PA), A. Sampath Kumar (PA), K.Shankarnarayanan (PA), S. L. Ahuja (PA), R. A. Meena (PA)   
37 TMC MM 1.5: Simulation models/Sensor based gadgets for Cotton.  Sandhya Kranthi (PI), K. R. Kranthi(PA),V. S. Nagrare (PA), V. Chinna Babu Naik (PA), A. R. Reddy (PA), Anuradha Narala (PA), A. H. Prakash (PA), M. Amutha (PA), K. Shankarnarayanan (PA), Isabella Agarwal (PA), B. Dharajothi (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA), M. Sabesh (PA), J. Annie Sheeba (PA)   
38 TMC MM 1.6: E-Kapas Network and Technology Documentation.  S. M. Wasnik (PI), A. H. Prakash (PA), S. Usha Rani (PA), O. P. Tuteja (PA),  M. Sabesh (PA), Anuradha Narala (PA)    
39 TMC MM I 1.7: Development of cotton picking machinery for small scale cotton production systems. G. Majumdar (PI)   
  Externally funded projects    
40 DBT: Development of saturated genetic linkage map for Gossypium hirsutum L. using SSR and SNP markers. V. N. Waghmare (PI), Punit Mohan (PA)  2012-16 
   Consortia Research platform- Natural Fiber  2015-17
41 Life cycle analysis, environmental impact assessment and possible remediation strategies in cotton production and processing. M. V. Venugopalan (PI), M. Sabesh (PA)   
42 Engineering stronger cotton fiber using novel genes.  Sandhya Kranthi (PI), G. Balasubramani (PA), K. P. Raghavendra (PA), H. B. Santosh (PA), Rakesh kumar (PA), A. H. Prakash , S. Manickam (PA), KPM Dhamayanthi (PA)   
43 Deployment of biotechnological tools for reduction of gossypol content in cotton  seed and it’s by products.  K. P. Raghavendra (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), G. Balasubramani (PA), Joy Das (PA)   
44 Development of tissue culture technology for cotton fibre initiation.  S. B. Nandeshwar (PI), Rakesh Kumar (PA), Joy Das (PA)   
45 Consortia Research Platform on biodiversity. Punit Mohan (PI), Vinita Gotmare (PA),  J. H. Meshram (PA), S. Manickam (PA), R. A. Meena (PA)  2014-17 
46 UGC: Association mapping of fiber traits in Gossypium arboreum L. accessions using SSR, ISSR and AFLP markers. S. K. Verma (PI)  2012-16 
47 NSP: National Seed Project (Crops). K. Rathinavel (PI)   1999-17
48 DUS: Implementation of PVP legislation 2001 and DUS testing of cotton under ICARSAU system. K. Rathinavel (PI)  2003-17 
49 MSP: ICAR project on Seed Production in Agricultural Crops and Fisheries.  P. R.Vijayakumari (Nd Offi), V. Santhy (PA), K. Rathinavel (PA), R. A. Meena (PA)  2007-17 
50  NASF: Molecular characterization and validation of fiber strength genes with fiber specific promoter for improvement in cotton.  G. Balasubramani (PI), Raghvendra (PA), J. Amudha (PA), S. B. Nandeshwar (PA)  2012-17
51 NPTC: Transgenics in crops. Insect and disease resistant transgenic cotton.  G. Balasubramani (PI), J. Amudha (PA), S. B. Nandeshwar (PA), K. P. Raghvendra  (PA), Suman Bala Singh (PA)  2012-17
52 NICRA: Climate change- adaptation and mitigation strategies in cotton.  S.E.S.A Khader (PI), A.H. Prakash (PA), Blaise Desouza (PA), M.V. Venugopalan (PA)   2013-17 
53 DST: Design & Development of a cotton picking head. G. Majumdar (PI)   2012-16
54 DST: Development of vision based expert system for vacuum picking of cotton.  G. Majumdar (PI)  2013-16
55 Mahyco: Monitoring changes in baseline susceptibility to Cry toxins in the cotton  bollworm, H. armigera, pink bollworm and Spodoptera litura.  Sandhya Kranthi (PI), K. R. Kranthi (CoPI) , V. Chinna Babu Naik (CoPI)  2012-16
56 GEAC: Event based approval mechanism. Sandhya Kranthi (PI), K. R. Kranthi (CCPI)   2010-16
57 TMC MM II: Dissemination of IRM strategies in India. K. R. Kranthi (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), D. Monga (PA), B. Dharajothi (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA)  2007-16
58 DST: Entomopathogenic-endophytes mediated plant defense as a novel approach for  the management of boll worms in cotton. M. Amutha (PI)  2013-17
59 Consortia Research Platform IIHR (Lead centre): ORP on Management of sucking pests in horticultural crops. Sandhya Kranthi (PI), M. Amutha (PA)  2014-16 
60 Maha. Govt: Crop pest surveillance and advisory project (CROPSAP) in Maharashtra.  V. S. Nagrare (PI)   2010-16 
61 NFSM-OPMAS: On line pest monitoring and advisory services (OPMAS) under  NFSM –commercial crops. R. K. Tanwar (PI), D. Monga (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA)  2012-17 
62 DST: Engineering root-knot nematode resistance in cotton by RNAi mediated silencing of parasitism genes of Meloidogyne incognita.  N. G. Narkhedkar (PI), S. B. Nandeshwar (CoPI)  2013-16
63 Breeding to improve performance of Gossypium herbaceum for adaptation to climate  change in central India. D.V. Patil (PI), Punit Mohan (PA)  2015-20 
64 Development of high yielding, early maturing Asiatic cotton (Gossypium arboreum) genotypes suitable to south Zone. A. Manivannan (PI), Punit Mohan (PA)  2015-20 
65 Evaluation of exogenous application of plant growth hormones and other chemicals  on seed yield and quality of cotton. Sunil Mahajan (PI)  2015-17 
66 Impact of Bt cotton and pesticides on nitrogen fixing soil bacteria in cotton-legume  intercropping systems. Savitha Santosh (PI)  2015-16 
67 Development of remunerative cotton based cropping systems based on conservation agriculture principles. R. Raja (PI), D. Kanjana (PA)  2015-19 
68 Development of reverse transcription loop mediated isothermal amplification (RT- LAMP) for early detection of cotton leaf curl and tobacco streak viruses of  cotton (G. hirsutum). S. P. Gawande (PI), Dilip Monga (PA)  2015-16

 

Ongoing Reserach Projects : 2014-15

S.No Project title & Investigators Duration
  Crop  Improvement  
1 Improvement   of tetraploid   and diploid cottons for fibre properties through population   improvement   approaches. V. N. Waghmare  (PI), Vinita Gotmare  (PA), O.   P.   Tuteja (PA), S. K.Verma  (PA) 2000-15
2 Studies on Genetic Enhancement   of G.hirsutum. T.  R.  Loknathan  (PI) 2002-16
3 Development   of heterotic pool for superior medium staple in tetraploid cotton (G.hirsutum). S.  M. Palve  (PI) 2006-15
4 Development   of drought tolerant genotypes with good fibre quality in G.hirsutum. Suman Bala Singh (PL), A.H. Prakash  (PA) 2008-17
5 Breeding of upland cotton for improved fibre quality and resistance to biotic stress (Jassid). S. M. Palve  (PI) 2005-16
6 DNA fingerprinting   of private hybrids vis-a vis CICR varieties.  H. B. Santosh  (PI) 2014-16
7 Development of long staple G.hirsutum variety with improved fibre strength. S. Manickam (PL), V. N. Waghmare   (PA), S.L.   Ahuja  (PA) 2008-17
8 Development   of early maturing, medium staple varieties and hybrids Resistant to CLCuV. O. P.Tuteja  (PL), D. Monga  (PA), S.K.   Verma  (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA), S. M. Palve  (PA) 2008-17
9 Development   of G.hirsutum genotypes with  highyield  and high GOT. S.L.   Ahuja (PL), R. A.   Meena (PA), D.  Monga  (PA), Rishi Kumar  (PA) 2012-18
10 Development   of high yielding, early maturing extra-long staple  G.barbadense genotypes  with  high  GOT. K.P. M. Dhamayanthi   (PL) 2012-17
11 MAS/MAB for Water-logging   in Cotton.  Vinita Gotmare (PL), S.E.S.A.Khader (PA), M. Saravanan (PA), J.  H. Meshram  (PA), J. Annie  Sheeba  (PA) 2012-20
12 Breeding for early maturity compact plant type  and jassid  tolerance  in cotton. H.B.   Santosh (PI) 2014-19
13 Identification of male sterile plants in genetic  male sterility  (GMS) using  molecular markers. O. P. Tuteja (PL), S.  B.   Singh (PA), M. Sarvanan  (PA) 2012-17
14 Collection, conservation, evaluation, documentation   and maintenance   of germplasm of cultivated species of Gossypium. Punit Mohan (PL), M. Chakrabarty   (PA), S.Manickam  (PA), R.A.   Meena  (PA), K.P. M. Damayanthi   (PA) 2006-15
15 Conservation, characterization   and utilization of wild species, races of cultivated species and synthetic polyploids   of Gossypium. Vinita Gotmare (PL), G.Balasubramani   (PA). 2008-15
16 Exploration, collection and conservation   of land races of desi cotton and perennials and from different regions of India.  M.Saravanan  (PL) 2011-16
17 DUS characterization   and DNA finger printing of public sector cotton varieties. V. Santhy  (PL) 2012-17
18 Studies on Genetic Purity of Public released Cotton Hybrids and its Parents with the help of SDS-PAGE. P. R.Vijayakumari   (PL), K.   R.   Kranthi  (PA) 2013-16
19 Studies to improve the seed and boll setting efficiency in cotton.  R.A.   Meena (PL), Rishi Kumar (PA), K.   Rathinavel  (PA) 2012-18
  Biotechnology  
20 Deployment of biotechnological  tools for enhancing cotton seed by-product utilization: Reduction  of gossypol content using CYP6AE14 gene. K.P.   Raghavendra (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), G.   Balasubramani (PA), K.   Velmourougane (PA), M.Chakrabarty (PA) 2014-17
  Crop Production  
21 Allelopathy as an alternative weed management strategy in cotton. Blaise Desouza (PI), P.   Nalayini  (PA), A.   Manikandan  (PA), M.Chakrabarty (PA) 2012-17
22 Identification of ‘crop-cycle’ for Extra Long Staple (ELS) cotton in non-conventional regions. R.   B.   Singandhupe (PI), Blaise Desouza  (PA) 2012-15
23 Evaluation of potassium silicate formulations on cotton production  (yield and quality) and protection  (pest and disease). K.   Velmourougane  (PI), J.H. Meshram (PA), A.   Manikandan  (PA), V.   Chinna Babu Naik (PA), Sampath  Kumar  (PA) 2012-16
24 Phenotyping of cotton for drought tolerance traits. J.  H. Meshram  (PI), R.   B. Singandhupe  (PA), M.Chakrabarty (PA), J.  Annie Sheeba (PA) 2013-16
25 Correlation of leaf colour transmittance  with relation to soil/plant  nutrient status. J. Annie Sheeba (PI) 2014-17
26 Evaluation of structured water for cotton production (Ad hoc). P.   Nalayini  (PI) 2014-15
27 Role of leaf phytochemicals in cotton leaf reddening and plant responses to management through growth chemicals, nutrients and insecticides. M. Chakrabarty (PI), J. Annie Sheeba (PA), A.Manikandan  (PA) 2012-15
28 MCDA based decision support system for selecting cotton cultivars for different agro climatic conditions. M.Sabesh (PI) 2011-16
29 Synthesis and characterization of nano-formulated  micronutrients  foliar spray for yield maximization  in different cotton genotypes. D.   Kanjana (PI) 2012-17
30 Cotton Mechanization-Tracing the needs and gaps for sustainable cotton farming in India (Adhoc). Isabella Agarwal  (PI), G.   Majumdar  (PA) 2014-15
31 Effect of homeopathic medicines  on the phytopathological  diseases and insects of cotton (Adhoc). S. N. Rokde (PI) 2014-15
  Crop protection  
32 Gene discovery for useful traits. K.   R.   Kranthi (PI),  Sandhya  Kranthi (PA),K.   P. Raghavendra (PA),K.Velmourougane (PA), J. Annie Sheeba (PA),A.   Sampathkumar   (PA) 2014-19
33 Role of epicuticular  wax in reaction of cotton genotypes to whitefly/  CLCuD. Rishi Kumar  (PI), D. Monga (PA), Sandhya  Kranthi (PA), J.Annie Sheeba (PA) 2014-17
34 Isolation and characterization of endophytes in cotton and endo-symbionts in bollworms. M.Amutha  (PI) 2012-17
35 Production, stabilisation, formulation  and validation  of microbial agents and their natural  products  against insects and nematode  pests of cotton. J.  Gulsar Banu (PL), M. Amutha  (PA) 2012-17
36 Use of innovative methods for management of cotton leaf curl virus disease. D.Monga (PL), RishiKumar  (PA) 2011-15
37 An accelerated  process  for preparation   ofbioenrichedcompostfromcotton  plantresidues.V.   Mageshwaran(PI),D.   Monga  (PA),P.   Nalayini(PA),K.   Velmourougane(PA), A.Manikandan(PA) 2011-15
38 Technology Mission on Cotton MM I 2012-17
  TMC MM 1.1: Development   of multi-gene constructs and Bt cotton varieties for sustainable   pest management. K.   R.   Kranthi (PI), S. B. Singh (PA), K.   P.   Raghavendra (PA), S.B. Nandeshwar (P A), G.   Balasubramani   (PA), M. Chakrabarty   (PA), K.Velmourougane   (PA), SandhyaKranthi  (PA)  
  TMC MM 1.2: Marker Assisted Breeding for Cotton  Leaf Curl Disease  (CICuD), Bacterial  Leaf Blight (BLB) and Nematodes Resistance  in Cotton. V. N. Waghmare (PI),A. SampathKumar  (PA),N. Narkhedkar   (PA),S.  Manickam(PA),J.GulsarBanu  (PA), D.monga  (PA),S.  K.   Verma  (PA)  
  TMC MM 1.3:Consolidation   of repository  of high  strength  cotton  genotypes  and evaluation  for quality traits and yield  in specific agro-eco  zones. S.  Manickam (PI), T. R.   Loknathan (PA), S. M. Palve  (PA), P. Nalayini  (PA), Vinita Gotmare  (PA) (2013-15)  

 

TMC MM 1.4: Evaluation of genotypes and  agrotechniques for high  density  planting system  and  surgical cotton  varieties.  M. V. Venugopalan   (PI), Blaise DeSouza  (PA), V. Chinna Babu Naik (PA), Punit  Mohan  (PA), T.R.   Lokanathan (PA), A.   R.   Raju (PA), A.Sampath  Kumar (PA), K.   Shankarnarayanan    (PA), S.L.   Ahuja (PA), R.   A.   Meena  (PA)

 

 

TMC MM 1.5: Simulation  models/  electronic  gadgets  to predict  insect  infestation, bollworm  resistance  to Bt cotton,  area, production   and price of cotton.  Sandhya Kranthi  (PI), K.   R.   Kranthi (PA),V.S.  Nagrare  (PA),V.   Chinna  Babu Naik(PA),A.   R.Reddy(PA), Anuradha   Narala  (PA), A.   H. Prakash  (PA), K.   Shankarnarayanan    (PA), Isabella  Agarwal  (PA), B.   Dharajothi  (PA), Rishi Kumar(PA), M. Chakrabarty   (PA), J.Annie  Sheeba  (PA),  M.Amutha  (PA)

 

 

TMC MM 1.6: E-Kapas Network and Technology Documentation. S.  M.Wasnik (PI), A.   H. Prakash  (PA), S.  Usha Rani (PA), O. P. Tuteja  (PA),  M. Chakrabarty   (PA), Anuradha   Narala(PA)

 

 

TMC MM I 1.7: Development   of cotton picking machinery for small scale cotton production   systems. G.   Majumdar   (PI)

 

 

Externally funded  projects

 

39 DBT: Development   of saturated   genetic linkage map for Gossypium  hirsutum L.   using SSR and SNP markers. V.   N. Waghmare (Pl),Punit  Mohan (PA) 2012-16
40 Consortia Research Platform on biodiversity. Punit  Mohan  (PI),Vinita Gotmare  (PA), J.H.Meshram  (PA), S. Manickam  (PA) 2014-17
41 UGC:  Association mapping of fiber traits in Gossypium arboretum L. accessions using SSR, ISSR and AFLP markers. S.  K.   Verma  (PI) 2012-16
42 NSP: National Seed Project (Crops). K.  Rathinavel  (PI) 1999-17
43 DUS: Implementation of PVP legislation 2001 and DUS testing of cotton under ICAR-SAU system. K.   Rathinavel (PI) 2003-17
44 MSP: ICAR project on Seed Production   in Agricultural   Crops and Fisheries.  P. R Vijayakumari  (Nd Offi), V. Santhy (PA), K. Rathinavel  (PA), R A.Meena (PA) 2007-17
45 NASF:Molecular characterization  and validation  of fiber strength  genes with fiber specific promoter  for improvement  in cotton.G.   Balasubramani  (PI), K.   P. Raghvendra  (PA), J. Amudha  (PA), S. B. Nandeshwar   (PA) 2012-17
46 NPTC: Transgenics in crops. Insect and disease resistant transgenic cotton. G.   Balasubramani (PI), J.Amudha   (PA), S. B. Nandeshwar   (PA), K.P.  Raghvendra (PA), Suman Bala Singh (PA) 2012-17
47 NICRA: Climate change- adaptation and mitigation strategies in cotton. S.E.S.AKhader (PI), A.H.Prakash  (CoPI), Blaise Desouza (CoPI), M.V. Venugopalan  (CoPI) 2013-17
48 DST:Design & Development  of a cotton picking head.  G.Majumdar  (PI) 2012-16
49 DST: Development of vision based expert system for vacuum picking of cotton. G.   Majumdar  (PI) 2013-15
50 Maha. Govt:Impact evaluation  of  Bt cotton in Maharashtra  Anuradha  Narala (PI), R B.Singandhupe  (PA), S.N. Rokde (PA) 2012-15
51 Mahyco:Monitoring  changes in baseline susceptibility  to Cry toxins in the cotton bollworm,  H. armigera, pink  bollworm  and Spodoptera  litura. Sandhya Kranthi (PI), K. R  Kranthi (CoPI), V. Chinna Babu Naik (CoPI) 2012-15
52 GEAC: Event based approval  mechanism. Sandhya Kranthi (PI), K.R Kranthi (CCPI) 2010-15
53 Consortia research platform (IIHR-Lead centre) - Management of sucking pests in horticultural  crops. S.  Karnthi (PI) 2014-17
54 TMC MM II: Dissemination of IRM strategies in India. K.   R Kranthi (PI), Sandhya Kranthi (PA), D.Monga (PA), B.Dharajothi (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA) 2007-15
55 DST: Entomopathogenic-endophytes   mediated plant defense as a novel approach  for the management  of bollworms  in cotton. M. Amutha  (PI) 2013-17
56 Maha. Govt: Crop pest surveillance and advisory project (CROPSAP) in Maharashtra.V. S. Nagrare  (PI) 2010-15
57 NFSM-OPMAS: On line pest monitoring and advisory services (OPMAS) under NFSM -commercial crops. R K.Tanwar  (PI), D. Monga (PA), Rishi Kumar (PA) 2012-17
58 DST: Engineering root-knot nematode resistance in cotton by RNAi mediated silencing of parasitism genes of Meloidogyne   incognita. N.   G.   Narkhedkar  (PI), S. B,.Nandeshwar  (CoPI) 2013-16

 

Ongoing Reserach Projects : 2013-14

 

No. Type Investigators Projects Duration
Crop Improvement
1 Institute Dr.Punit Mohan (PL), Dr.S.Manickam (PA), Dr.RA.Meena (PA), Mrs.M.Chakrabarti (PA)
Dr.KPM.Damayanthi (PA)
Collection, conservation, evaluation, documentation and maintenance of germplasm of cultivated species of Gossypium 2006-17
2 Institute Dr.VN Waghmare (PL), Dr.Vinita Gotmare (PA), Dr.OP.Tuteja (PA) Improvement of tetraploid and diploid cottons for fibre properties through population improvement approaches 2000-15
3 DBT Dr.VN Waghmare (PL), T.R. Loknathan (Co-PI) Fine mapping of fiber quality and economic traits using RILs in diploid cotton 2010-13
4 Institute Dr.VN Waghmare (PL) Fine mapping and advance backcross QTL analysis of fiber quality and economic traits in diploid cotton 2011-14
5 DBT V.N. Waghmare (PI) , Punit Mohan (PA) Development of saturated genetic linkage map for Gossypium hirsutum L. using SSR and SNP markers. (New Project) 2012-15
6 TMC 1.2 Dr. V.N. Waghmare (PI) , Dr. P. K. Chakrabarty (PA) , Mr. Sampath Kumar (PA) 
Dr. N. Narkhedkar (PA) , Dr. S. Manickam (PA) , Dr. Dilip Monga (PA) , Dr. S. K. Verma (PA)
Marker Assisted Breeding for Cotton Leaf Curl Disease (ClCuD), Bacterial Leaf Blight (BLB) and Nematodes Resistance in Cotton 2012-17
7 Institute Dr.Vinita Gotmare (PL)   Conservation, characterization and utilization of wild species, races of cultivated species and synthetic polyploids of Gossypium 2008-13
8 Institute Dr.Vinita Gotmare (PL)  , Dr.SESA.Khader (PA), Dr.M.Saravanan (PA) MAS/MAB for Water-logging in Cotton 2012-15
9 Institute Dr.SM Palve (PL) Breeding of upland cotton for improved fibre quality and resistance to biotic stress (bollworms and jassid) 2005-13
10 Institute Dr.SM Palve (PL) Development of heterotic pool for superior medium staple in tetraploid cotton (G. hirsutum) 2006-15
11 Institute Dr.Suman Bala Singh (PL), Dr.AH.Prakash (PA) Development of drought tolerant genotypes with good fibre quality in G. hirsutum 2008-17
12 MSP Dr.PR.Vijayakumari (Nd Offi), Dr.V.Santhy (PA), Dr.K.Rathinavel (PA), Dr.RA. Meena (PA), Dr.PR.Vijayakumari (PL), Dr.KR.Kranthi (PA) Seed Production in Agricultural Crops and Fisheries 2007-17
13 Institute Dr.PR.Vijayakumari (PL), Dr.KR.Kranthi (PA) Studies on Genetic Purity of Public released Cotton Hybrids and its Parents with the help of SDS-PAGE
(New project)
2013-15
14 Institute Dr.V.Santhy (PL) Characterization of public sector released genotypes of cotton (Gossypium spp) based on molecular markers to serve as Special test for Varietal Protection 2012-17
15 Institute Dr.M Saravanan (PL) Exploration, collection and conservation of perennials and land races of desi cotton from different regions of India 2011-14
16 Institute Dr.S.Manickam (PL), Dr.VN.Waghmare (PA)
Dr.SL.Ahuja (PA)
Development of long staple G. hirsutum variety with improved fibre strength 2008-14
17 TMC 1.3 Dr.S.Manickam (PL), Dr.TR.Loknathan (PA)
Dr.SM.Palve (PA), Dr.P.Nalayini (PA)
Consolidation of repository of high strength cotton genotypes and evaluation for quality traits and yield in specific agro-eco zones” 2012-17
18 Institute Dr.KPM. Dhamayanthi (PL) Development of extra-long staple high spinning hybrids with wider adaptability  
19 NSP Dr.K.Rathinavel (PI) National Seed Project (Crops) 1999-2012
20 DUS Dr.K Rathinavel
(Nodal Officer)
Testing & Documentation of Extant Varieties, hybrids and their Parents for Distinctness, Uniformity & Stability (PVP & FR ACT, 2001) 2003-17
21 Institute Dr.O.P.Tuteja (PL), Dr.D. Monga (PA)
Dr. Rishi Kumar (PA), Dr.SM.Palve (PA)
Development of early maturing, medium staple varieties and hybrids Resistant to CLCuV 2008-17
22 Institute O.P. Tuteja (PL), Dr. S.B. Singh (PA)
Dr. M. Sarvanan (PA)
Identification of  male sterile plants in genetic male sterility (GMS) using molecular markers 2012-17
23 Institute Dr.S.L. Ahuja (PL), Dr.RA.Meena (PA)
Dr.D.Monga (PA), Dr.RishiKumar (PA)
Development of G. hirsutum genotypes with high yield and high GOT 2012-18
24 UGC Dr.S.K. Verma (PA) Association mapping of fibre traits in Gossypium arboreum L. accessions using SSR, ISSR and AFLP markers (New Project) 2012-
25 Institute Dr.RA Meena (PL), Dr.RishiKumar (PA)
Dr.K.Rathinavel (PA)
Studies to improve the seed setting efficiency in cotton  
Crop Production
26 Institute Dr. Blaise Desouza (PI) , Dr.P. Nalayini (PA)
Mrs. M. Chakrabarty (PA)
Allelopathy as an alternative weed   management strategy in cotton 2012-2015
27 TMC  1.4 Dr.Venugopalan (PI), Dr.Blaise DeSouza
Dr.CB.Naik, Dr.AR.Reddy, Dr.Punit Mohan, Dr.T.R.Lokanathan, Dr.AR.Raju, Mr.Sampathkumar, Dr.K.Sankara Narayanan, Dr.S.L.Ahuja, Dr.RA Meena
Agrotechniques for high density planting system and surgical cotton varieties 2012-17
28 NAIP Dr.Venugopalan (CCPI) Georeferenced soil information system for land use planning and monitoring soil and land quality for agriculture 2009-14
29 Institute Dr.R.B. Singandhupe (PI), Dr. Blaise Desouza (PA) Identification of ‘crop-cycle’ for Extra Long Staple (ELS) Cotton in non-conventional regions 2012-2015
30 Institute Dr.A.R.Raju (PI), Dr.Shankarnarayanan (PA) Herbicide resistance weeds and their management strategies 2011-14
31 NAIP Dr.K.Shankarnarayanan (Co-PI) A Value Chain for Cotton Fibre, Seed and Stalks: An innovation for higher economic returns to farmers and allied stakeholders 2009-13
32 Institute Dr.D.Kanjana (PL) Synthesis and characterisation of nano-formulated micronutrient foliar spray for yield maximisation in different cotton genotypes 2012-2017
33 Institute
(Adhoc)
K.Velmourougane (PI), Dr.J.H.Meshram (PA) Evaluation of potassium silicate formulations on cotton production (yield and quality) and protection (pest and disease) (New project) 2013-14
34 IICP (Circot) K.Velmourougane (PA) An accelerated process for preparation of  bio enriched compost from  cotton plant residues 2011-14
35 Institute Dr.S.E.S.A Khader (PI) , Dr.A.H Prakash (PA) Physiological manipulation for extending cotton crop (New project) 2013-16
36 Institute Dr.J.H. Meshram (PI), Dr.R.B.Singandhupe (PA), Dr.M. Chakrabarty (PA) Phenotyping of cotton  for  drought tolerance traits
(New project)
2013-16
37 Institute Mrs.M.Chakrabarty (PI) Role of Leaf Phytochemicals in cotton leaf reddening and plant responses to management through growth chemicals, nutrients and insecticides 2012-15
38 Mah. Govt. Dr.A.R.Reddy (PI), Dr. R.B.Singandhupe (PA), Dr. S.N.Rokde (PA) Impact evaluation of Bt cotton in Maharashtra
(New Project)
2012-14
39 TMC 1.8 Dr.A.R.Reddy (PI) Coordination and monitoring cell 2012-17
40 TMC 1.6 Dr.S.M. Wasnik (PI), Mrs.M. Chakravarti (Co-PI), Dr.S. Usha Rani (Co-PI), Dr.P.Tuteja (Co-PI)  E-Kapas Network and Technology Documentation 2012-17
41 TMC 1.7 Er.Gautam Majumdhar (PI) Development of Cotton Picking Machinery for Small Scale Cotton Production Systems 2012-17
42 DST Er.Gautam Majumdhar (PI) Design & Development of a cotton picking head 2012-14
Crop Protection
43 TMC 1.1 Dr.K.R.Kranthi (PI), Dr.P.K.Chakrabarty (PA)
Dr.K.P.Raghavendra (PA), Dr.S.B.Nandeshwar (PA), Dr.G.Balasubramani (PA), Mr.K.Velmourougane (PA), Dr.S.Kranthi (PA)
Dr.S.B.Singh (PA), Mrs.M.Chakrabarty (PA)
Development of multi-gene constructs and Bt cotton varieties for sustainable pest management 2012-17
44 DBT Dr.K.R.Kranthi (PL), Dr.S Kranthi (PA), Dr.Raghavendra (PA) Identification of species specific dsRNA or siRNA or miRNA in cotton insect pest to explore their use in pest management through RNAi based technologies 2010-2013
45 CSIR-NIMITLI-Phase II Dr.KR Kranthi (CCPI), Dr.S Kranthi (PA) Novel approaches for production of hybrid seeds with characteristics of improved insect resistance and higher yield  
46 TMC MM II Dr.KR Kranthi (PI) , Dr.S.Kranthi (CCPI), Dr.D Monga (CCPI), Dr.B Dharajothi (CCPI), Dr.Rishi Kumar (CCPI Dissemination of IRM strategies in India. 2007-2012
47 TMC 1.5 Dr.Sandhya Kranthi (PI), Dr.VS.Nagrare, Dr.KR.Kranthi Dr.CB.Naik, Dr.AR.Reddy, Dr.N.Anuradha, Mrs.M.Chakrabarty, Dr.A.H.Prakash, Dr.M.Amutha Dr.K.Shankarnarayanan, Dr.Isabella Agarwal, Dr.B.Dharajothi, Dr.Rishi Kumar, M. Sabesh Simulation models/Sensor based gadgets for Cotton Protection and Production 2012-17
48 Contract Dr.S.Kranthi (PI), Dr.B Dharajothi (PA) Dr.Rishi Kumar (PA) Evaluation of built in refuge for insect resistance management requirements for Bollgard II cotton  
49 NAIP Dr.VS Nagrare (CCPI) Er.G Majumdar (CoPI) Dr.Rishi Kumar (CoPI) Dr.B Dharajothi (CoPI) M Sabesh (CoPI)
Dr.M Amutha (CoPI)
Research into development of decision support systems for management of insect pests of major rice and cotton based cropping systems 2008-13
50 Maha. Govt. Dr.VS. Nagrare (PI) Crop pest surveillance and advisory project (CROPSAP)  in Maharashtra 2012-13
51 Institute Dr.M. Amutha (PI) Isolation and characterisation of endophytes in cotton and endosymbionts in boll worms 2012-17
52 Institute Dr.D. Monga (PL)
Dr.RishiKumar (PA)
Use of innovative methods for management of cotton leaf curls virus disease 2011-13
53 Institute A.Sampath kumar (PL) K.Velmourougane (PA) Development of nanoparticles based bio-control formulation for the management of major cotton pests and diseases 2011-14
54 Institute Dr. M. Gunasekaran (PI) Disease monitoring of Tobacco Streak Virus (TSV) on cotton for South zone consisting of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu  
55 DBT Dr.NG Narkhedkar (PI) Dr.PK Charkrabarty (PA) Cloning and characterization of potent toxin gene from heat tolerant isolate of Heterrorhabdus indica, an Entomopathogenic nematode 2009-13
56 Institute Dr.Gulsar Banu (PL) Dr.M. Amutha (PA) Production, stabilisation, formulation and validation of microbial agents and their natural products against insects and nematode pests of cotton 2012-17
Biotechnology
57 NFBS FARA Dr.G.Balasubramani (PI) Dr.K.P. Raghvendra (PA)
Dr.J. Amudha (PA) Dr.S.B. Nandeshwar  (PA)
Molecular characterization and validation of fiber strength genes with fiber specific promoter for improvement in cotton 2012-15
58 NAIP Dr.G.Balasubramani (PI) Dr.K.P. Raghvendra (PA)
Dr.J. Amudha  (PA) Dr.S.B. Nandeshwar  (PA)
Genomics of cotton boll and fibre development  2011-16
59 Institute Dr.J. Amudha  (PI) Dr.AH.Prakash (PA)
Dr.G.Balasubramani (PA) Dr.Singandhupe (PA)
Development of drought resistant transgenic cotton and identification of new genes for high water use efficiency 2008-13
60 DBT Dr. Raghavendra. KP (PI) Dr.J. Amudha  (PA) Isolation and identification of seed specific promoter and gossypol synthesis genes for silencing through RNA interference 2010-13

 

Ongoing Reserach Projects : 2012-13

2012-13

No. Name of project
1 Collection, conservation, evaluation, documentation and maintenance of germplasm of cultivated species of Gossypium. (Dr. Punit Mohan (PL), Dr. S.Manickam, Dr. R.A. Meena, Mrs. Chakrabarty, Dr. KPM. Damayanthi)
2 Improvement of tetraploid and diploid cottons for fibre properties through population improvement approaches. (Dr. V.N. Waghmare (PL), Dr. Vinita Gotmare, Dr. O.P.Tuteja)
3 Fine mapping of fiber quality and economic traits using RILs in diploid cotton. (DBT) (Dr. V.N. Waghmare (PL), Dr. T.R. Loknathan)
4 Fine mapping and advance backcross QTL analysis of fiber quality and economic traits in diploid cotton. (Dr.V.N. Waghmare (PL))
5 Development of saturated genetic linkage map for Gossypium hirsutum L. using SSR and SNP markers. (DBT) (Dr. V,N. Waghmare (PI) , Dr. Punit Mohan)
6 Conservation, characterization and utilization of wild species, races of cultivated species and synthetic polyploids of Gossypium. (Dr.Vinita Gotmare (PL), Dr. Balasubramani)
7 MAS/MAB for Water-logging in Cotton. (Dr. Vinita Gotmare (PL), Dr. SESA. Khade, Dr. M. Saravanan)
8 Breeding of upland cotton for improved fibre quality and resistance to biotic stress (bollworms and jassid). (Dr. S.M. Palve (PL))
9 Development of heterotic pool for superior medium staple in tetraploid cotton (G. hirsutum). (Dr. S.M. Palve (PL))
10 Development of drought tolerant genotypes with good fibre quality in G. hirsutum. (Dr. Suman Bala Singh (PL), Dr. A.H. Prakash)
11 Seed Production in Agricultural Crops and Fisheries. (MSP) (Dr.PR.Vijayakumari (Nodal Officer), Dr. V. Santhy, Dr. K. Rathinavel, Dr. R. A. Meena)
12 Studies on Genetic Purity of Public released Cotton Hybrids and its Parents with the help of SDS - PAGE. (Dr. P.R. Vijayakumari (PL), Dr. K.R. Kranth)
13 Characterization of public sector released genotypes of cotton (Gossypium spp) based on molecular markers to serve as Special test for Varietal Protection. (Dr. V. Santhy (PL))
14 Exploration, collection and conservation of perennials and land races of Desi cotton from different regions of India. (Dr. M. Saravanan (PL))
15 Development of long staple G. hirsutum variety with improved fibre strength. (Dr. S. Manickam (PL), Dr. V.N. Waghmare, Dr. S.L. Ahuja)
16 Development of extra-long staple high spinning hybrids with wider adaptability. (Dr.KPM. Dhamayanthi (PL))
17 National Seed Project (Crops). (NSP) (Dr. K. Rathinavel (PI))
18 Testing & Documentation of Extant Varieties, hybrids and their Parents for Distindness, Uniformity & Stability (PVP & FR ACT, 2001). (DUS) (Dr.K. Rathinavel (Nodal Officer))
19 Development of early maturing, medium staple varieties and hybrids Resistant to CLCuV. (Dr. O.P. Tuteja (PL), Dr. D. Monga, Dr. Rishi Kumar, Dr. S.M. Palve)
20 Identification of male sterile plants in genetic male sterility (GMS) using molecular markers. (Dr. O.P. Tuteja (PL), Dr. S.B. Singh, Dr. M. Sarvanan)
21 Development of G. hirsutum genotypes with high yield and high GOT. (Dr.S.L. Ahuja (PL), Dr. R.A. Meena. Dr. D. Monga. Dr. Rishi Kumar)
22 Association mapping of fibre traits in Gossypium arboreum L. accessions using SSR, ISSR and AFLP markers (UGC) (Dr.S.K. Verma (PA))
23 Studies to improve the seed setting efficiency in cotton. (Dr.RA Meena (PL), Dr. RishiKumar, Dr. K. Rathinavel)
24 Allelopathy as an alternative weed management strategy in cotton. (Dr. Blaise Desouza (PI), Dr. P. Nalayini , Mrs. M. Chakrabarty)
25 Georeferenced soil information system for land use planning and monitoring soil and land quality for agriculture. (NAIP) (Dr. M,V, Venugopalan (CCPI))
26 Identification of ‘crop-cycle' for Extra Long Staple (ELS) Cotton in non-conventional regions. (Dr. R.B. Singandhupe (PI), Dr. Blaise Desouza)
27 Herbicide resistance weeds and their management strategies. (Dr.A. R. Raju (PI), Dr. K. Sankarnarayanan)
28 A Value Chain for Cotton Fibre, Seed and Stalks: An innovation for higher economic returns to farmers and allied stakeholders. (NAIP) (Dr. K. Shankarnarayanan (Co-PI))
29 Synthesis and characterisation of nano formulated micronutrient foliar spray for yield maximisation in different cotton genotypes. (Dr.D.Kanjana (PL))
30 An accelerated process for preparation of bioenriched compost from cotton plant residues. (IICP(CIRCOT)) (Mr. K. Velmourougane (PA))
31 Physiological manipulation for extending cotton crop. (Dr.S.E.S.A Khader (PI), Dr. A.H Prakash)
32 Phenotyping of cotton for drought tolerance traits. (Dr.J.H. Meshram (PI), Dr. R.B.Singandhupe, Mrs. M. Chakrabarty)
33 Role of Leaf Phytochemicals in cotton leaf reddening and plant responses to management through growth chemicals, nutrients and insecticides. (Mrs. M.Chakrabarty (PI))
34 Impact evaluation of Bt cotton in Maharashtra. (Dr. A. R. Reddy (PI), Dr. R. B. Singandhupe, Dr. S. N. Rokde)
35 Desipn & Development of a cotton picking head. (DST) (Er. Gautam Majumdhar (PI))
36 Identification of species specific dsRNA or siRNA or miRNA in cotton insect pest to explore their use in pest management through RNAi based technologies. (DBT) ( Dr. K.R.Kranthi (PL), Dr. S. Kranthi, Dr. K.P. Raghavendra)
37 Novel approaches for production of hybrid seeds with characteristics of improved insect resistance and higher yield. (CSIR-NIMITLI-Phase II) (Dr. K. R. Kranthi (CCPI), Dr. S. Kranthi)
38 Evaluation of built in refuge for insect resistance management requirements for Bollgard II cotton. (Contract) (Dr. S. Kranthi, Dr. B. Dharajothi, Dr. Rishi Kumar)
39 Research into development of decision support systems for management of insect pests of major
rice and cotton based cropping systems. (NAIP) (Dr.VS Nagrare (CCPI), Er.G Majumdar, Dr.Rishi Kumar, Dr. B. Dharajothi, Mr. M. Sabesh, Dr.M. Amutha)
40 Crop pest surveillance and advisory project (CROPSAP) in Maharashtra. (Maha. Govt.) (Dr. V. S. Nagrare (PI))
41 Isolation and characterisation of endophytes in cotton and endosymbionts in boll worms. (Dr. M. Amutha (PI))
42 Use of innovative methods for management of cotton leaf curls virus disease. (Dr. D. Monga (PL), Dr. Rishi Kumar (PA))
43 Development of nanoparticles based bio-control formulation for the management of major cotton pests and diseases. (Mr. A. Sampath Kumar (PL), Mr. K. Velmourougane)
44 Disease monitoring of Tobacco Streak Virus (TSV) on cotton for South zone consisting of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. (Dr. M. Gunasekaran (PI))
45 Cloning and characterization of potent toxin gene from heat tolerant isolate of Heterrorhabdus indica, an Entomopathogenic nematode. (DBT) (Dr. N.G. Narkhedkar (PI) Dr. P.K. Charkrabarty)
46 Production, stabilisation, formulation and validation of microbial agents and their natural products against insects and nematode pests of cotton. (Dr. Gulsar Banu (PL), Dr. M. Amutha )
47 Molecular characterization and validation of fiber strength genes with fiber specific promoter for improvement in cotton. (NFBSFARA) (Dr. G. Balasubramani (PI), Dr. K. P. Raghvendra ,Dr. J. Amudha, Dr. S.B. Nandeshwar)
48 Genomics of cotton boll and fibre development. (NAIP) (Dr. G.Balasubramani (PI), Dr. K.P. Raghavendra , Dr. J. Amudha, Dr. S.B. Nandeshwar)
49 Development of drought resistant transgenic cotton and identification of new genes for high water
use efficiency.(Dr.J. Amudha (PI), Dr. AH.Prakash, Dr. G.Balasubramani, Dr. R.B. Singandhupe)
50 Isolation and identification of seed specific promoter and gossypol synthesis genes for silencing through RNA interference. (DBT) (Dr. K.P. Raghavendra. KP (PI), Dr. J. Amudha)
51 Development of multi-gene constructs and Bt cotton varieties for sustainable pest management. (TMC 1.1) (Dr. K.R.Kranthi (PI), Dr. P.K.Chakrabarty, Dr. K.P.Raghavendra, Dr. S.B.Nandeshwar, Dr. G.Balasubramani, Mr. K.Velmourougane, Dr. S.Kranthi, Dr. S.B.Singh, Mrs. M. Chakrabarty)
52 Marker Assisted Breeding for Cotton Leaf Curl Disease (CICuD), Bacterial Leaf Blight (BLB) and Nematodes Resistance in Cotton. (TMC 1.2). (Dr. V.N. Waghmare (PI) , Dr. P. K. Chakrabarty, Mr. Sampath Kumar, Dr. N. Narkhedkar , Dr. S. Manickam, Dr. Dilip Monga, Dr. S. K. Verma)
53 Consolidation of repository of high strength cotton genotypes and evaluation for quality traits and yield in specific agro-eco zones". (TMC 1.3) (Dr. S. Manickam (PL), Dr. T.R. Loknathan,
Dr. S.M. Palve, Dr. P. Nalayini )
54 Agrotechniques for high density planting system and surgical cotton varieties. (TMC 1.4) (Dr. Venugopalan (PI), Dr. Blaise DeSouza, Dr. C B.Naik , Dr. A R.Reddy, Dr. Punit Mohan , Dr, T.R. Lokanathan, Dr. A.R. Raju, Mr. Sampathkumar, Dr, K. Sankarnarayanan, Dr. S. L. Ahuja, Dr. R.A. Meena)
55 Simulation models/sensor based gadgets for Cotton Protection and Production. (TMC 1.5) (Dr. Sandhya Kranthi (PI), Dr. V. S. Nagrare, Dr .K.R. Kranthi, Dr. C.B. Naik, Dr. A.R. Reddy, Dr. N. Anuradha, Mrs. M.Chakrabarty, Dr. A. H. Prakash, Dr. M. Amutha, Dr. K. Sankarnarayanan, Dr. Isabella Agarwal, Dr. B. Dharajothi, Dr. Rishi Kumar )
56 E-Kapas Network and Technology Documentation. (TMC 1.6) (Dr.S.M. Wasnik (PI), Mrs. M. Chakrabarty, Dr. S. Usha Rani, Dr. O. P.Tuteja)
57 Development of Cotton Picking Machinery for Small Scale Cotton Production Systems. (TMC 1.7) (Er. Gautam Majumdhar (PI))

Ongoing Reserach Projects : 2011-12

S.No Name of Project Principal investigator (PI)/ Project   Leader (PL)/Project Associate (PA)/ CCPII/ Dr Duration
  INSTITUTE    
  Crop Improvement    
1 Collection, conservation, evaluation, documentation and maintenance of germ plasm of cultivated species of Gossypium. Punit Mohan (PL), S Manickam (PA) , VS Nagrare (PA)
RA Meena (PA), V Santhy (PA), PR Vijayakumari (PA) Vinita Gotmare (PA), M Chakrabarti (PA), KPM Damayanthi(PA)
K Rathinavel (PA), KP Raghvendra (PA)
2006-2013
2 Improvement of tetraploid and diploid cottons for fibre properties through population improvement   approaches. VN Waghmare   (PL) Vinita  Gotmare  (PA) 2000-2015
3 OTL mapping for fibre quality traits in diplod cotton. VN Waghmare   (PL) 2011-2014
4 Conservation, characterization   and utilization of wild species, races of cultivated species and synthetic polyploids  of Gossypium. Vinita  Gotmare  (PL) , G Balasubramani   (PA) 2008-2013
5 Breeding  of upland  cotton  for improved  fibre  quality  and  resistance  to biotic  stress  (bollworms  and jassid). SM  Palve  (PL) , Vinita  Gotmare  (PA) 2005-2012
6 Development   of heterotic  pool for superior  medium  staple  in tetraploid cotton  (G.hirsutum) SM  Palve  (PL) 2006-2013
7 Development   of drought  tolerant  genotype  with  good  fibre  quality SB Singh  (PL) , AH  Prakash  (PA) 2008-2017
8 Development   of improved  male  sterile  lines through  induced  mutation. SB Singh  (PL), OP Tuteja  (PA) 2008-2012
9 Development of mapping population for different  economically important  traits. PK Chakrabarti   (PL), VN Waghmare (PA), SM  Palve  (PA), SB Singh  (PA), Vinita  Gotmare  (PA), TR Loknathan   (PA)
PR Vijayakumari   (PA), Punit  Mohan  (PA), S Manickam   (PA)
2008-2012
10 Development of drought resistant transgenic cotton and identification of new genes for high water use efficiency. JAmudha  (PI)
AH  Prakash  (PA)
G Balasubramani   (PA)
2008-2013
11 Development   of transgenic   cotton resistant against major  diseases of cotton. PK Chakrabarty   (PL)
SB Nandeshwar   (PA)
2009-2012
12 Studies on genetic enhancement   of hirsutum cotton. TR  Loknathan  (PL) 2002-2012
13 Identification   of compact type and leaf hopper resistant genotype for HOPS. TR  Loknathan   (PL) 2011-2014
14 Development   of transgenic   diploid cotton for insect resistance. SB Nandeshwar   (PI) SB Singh  (PA)
PK Chakrabarty (PA)
VS  Nagrare  (PA)
2008-2012
15 Exploration,   collection and conservation   of perennials and land races of desi cotton  from  different  regions  of India. M Saravanan   (PL) 2011-2014
16 Screening  and  Evaluation  of PEG stress  tolerance  during  seed germination   in cotton  (G.hirsutum and  G.arboreum) V Santhy  (PL) 2011-2012
17 Development   of long staple  G.hirsutumwith  improved  fibre  strength .S. Manickam   (PL)
V. N. Waghmare   (PA)
S. L.Ahuja  (PA)
2008-2014
18 Development   of extra-long  staple  high spinning  hybrids  with wider  adaptability. K.P.M.Damayanti (PL) S. Manickam   (PA) 2006-2012
19 Development   of heterotic  poolsin G.arboreumand  G.hirsutum. S. K.Verma  (PL)
a.P.  Tuteja(PA)
S.L.Ahuja  (PA)
2008-2012
20 Development   of markers  for breeding  programme. S. K.Verma (PL)
S.L.  Ahuja  (PA
2008-2012
21 Development   of varieties  and  hybrids  resistant  to CLCuV. a.p.Tuteja  (PL) D.Monga  (PA)
Rishi  Kumar  (PA)
2008-2013
22 Technology to enhance  the better  crop  establishment   and yield in cotton. R. A.Meena  (PL)  
D. Monga  (PA)
2007-2012
  Crop Protection    
23 Development   of farmer friendly  diagnostic   kits for transgenic   event purity K R Kranthi  (PI) 2007-2012
24 Molecular  characterization   of transgene   integration  events, new gene constructs  and discovery  of new genes P K Mukherjee (PL) 2011  - 12
25 Identification   and characterization   of viral diseases of cotton in India. AK  Mukherjee   (PL)
A Sampathkumar   (PA)
2010-2012
26 Development   of nanoparticles   based biocontrol formulation   for the management   of major cotton pests and diseases. A Sampathkumar   (PL) VChinnababu Naik(PA)
K Velmourougane (PA)
2011-2014
27 Bt resistance in pink bollworm Pectinophora   gossypiella (Saunders)   - monitoring mechanism   and  management. V.Chinna Babu Naik(PI)
S Kranthi  (Co-PI)
2010-2012
28 Identification   of sources of resistance and phylloplane   microflora against Rhizoctonia root rot in tetraploid and Fusarium wilt in diploid cotton and their utilization  for  management. R C Ukey  (PL)
V N Waghmare   (PA)
2006-2012
29 Standardization of bioassays techniques for resistance  monitoring  in Pectinophora gossypiella Saunders  to transgenic   cotton and development  of management strategies. B  Dhara  Jothi  (PI) 2007-2012
30 Establishment   of Beauveria   bassianaas an symbiotic  insecticide against  major  insect  pests  and diseases  of cotton. M  Amutha  (PI)
M Gunasekaran   (PA)
2010-2012
31 Isolation of novel insecticidal   proteins from bacterial symbionts   of native  entomopathogenic    nematodes. J  Gulsar  Banu  (PI)
B. Dharajothi   (PA)
NandhiniG.
Narkhedkar(PA)
2009-2012
32 Management   of foliar diseases  of through  SAR  including  chemicals and Pseudomonas   fluorescens. M  Gunasekaran   (PI) 2010-2012
33 Use of innovative  methods  for  management   of cotton  leaf curls virus  disease. D. Monga  (PL)
Rishi   Kumar  (PA)
2011-2013
  Crop production    
34 Development   of high density  planting  systems  (HDPS)  for maximizing productivity   of  rainfed  cotton. MV Venugopalan   (PL) Jagvir  Singh  (PA), Punit  Mohan  (PA) , Vinita  Gotmare   (PA), SM  Palve  (PA), AH  Prakash  (PA), S Kranthi  (PA), V ChinnaBabu Naik(PA), AK  Mukherjee   (PA), G Majumdar  (PA), AR  Reddy  (PA)
SL Ahuja   (PA), D Monga  (PA), Rishi   Kumar  (PA)
RB Singandhupe   (PA)
2010-2014
35 Herbicide resistance weeds and their management strategies. AR  Raju  (PL), Sankarnarayanan    (PA) 2011-2014
36 Management   of waterlogged   soils through  cotton  based  cropping system. RB Singandhupe   (PL) 2011-2012
37 Screening of cotton varieties  with  production  technologies   for organic cultivation   under  rainfed  conditions. Jagvir  Singh  (PL),. K Velmourougane   (PL)
VS  Nagrare  (PA)
2011-2012
38 Developing efficient carrier based microbial delivery system  for cotton nutrition  and  soil health. K Velmourougane   (PL), Jagvir  Singh  (PA)
AR  Raju  (PA)
2008-2012
39 Amelioration of leaf reddening and parawilt in cotton. AH  Prakash  (PI), Jagvir  Singh  (PA)
VS  Nagrare(PA), M Chakrabarty   (PA)
2010-2014
40 Screening of water logging tolerance of Gossypium   hirsutum Germplasm   lines. J Annie  Sheeba  (PL), RB Singandhupe   (PA) 2011-2014
41 Effect of strigolactones   on morphology   and  physiology  of cotton (Ad hoc). J Annie  Sheeba  (PL) 2011-2012
42 Analysing  and forecasting   of cotton  prices. Anuradha   Narala  (PL) 2011-2013
43 Assessment   of cotton based  intercropping   system  and  its popularization   through  farmer  to farmer  participatory   learning  approach. SM Wasnik  (PL), S Usha  Rani  (PA)
AR  Raju  (PA)
2008-2012
44 Technological   need assessment   for sustainability   and stability  of cotton  production. SM Wasnik  (PL), Anuradha   Narala  (PA) 2011-2013
45 Performance   of white  leghorn  layers  under  feeding  of Bt andNon-Bt  cotton  seed. SN Rokde  (PL) 2010-2012
46 Herbigation  with  herbicide/  herbicide  mixture/  herbicide  rotation  forefficient  and environmentally   safe  weed  control  and its effects  onsucceeding   pulses. P.Nalayini(PL), KSankaranarayanan(PA)
K.velmourougane(PA)
2008-2012
47 Studies  on the  mechanism   of cuticular  absorption   of nutrients  andhormones  in Bt cotton S.E.S.AKhader (PL) 2008-2012
48 Economic  impact  of trade  liberalization   in cotton  economy  of India Isabella  Agarwal  (PL) 2010-2012
49 Gender  and  labour  issues  in cotton  sectors  of India S. Usha  Rani  (PL), M.Sabesh  (PA)
S.M.Wasnik  (PA)
2010-2012
50 Evaluation  of VAM  and  P solubilising   bacteria  and for enhancingP acquisition  and  mitigating  water  stress  in Bt cotton  cultivation. D. Kanjana 2011-2012
  NAIP    
51 Research into development of decision support systems for management   of insect pests  of major  rice and cotton  based cropping  systems. VS Nagrare (CCPI), G Majumdar  (CoPI) Rishi  Kumar  (CoPI), B Dharajothi   (CoPI), M Sabesh  (CoPI)
M Amutha  (CoPI)
2008-2012
52 A Value  Chain  for Cotton  Fibre, Seed  and Stalks: an innovation  for higher  economic  return  to farmers  allied  stakeholders. Sankaranarayanan(CCPI) Jagvir  Singh  (CoPI)
D Monga  (CoPI), Rishi  Kumar  (CoCCPI)
2009-2012
53 Georeferenced   soil  information  system  (Geosis)  for land  use planning and  monitoring  soil and  land quality  for agriculture. MV Venugopalan(CCPI) K Velmourougane
(CoCCPI)
2009-2013
  DBT / DST    
54 Enhancing  sustainability   of transgenic   crops  through  gene  stacking Funded  by the DBT under ‘Indo-Australian-International   Science Linkages'  programme. KR Kranthi  (CCPI) 2008-2012
55 Cloning  and characterization   of potent  toxin  gene  from  heat toleran isolate  of Heterrorhabdus indica, an Entomopathogenic    nematode. (DBT) NG  Narkhedkar   (PI) PK Charkrabarty   (PA) 2009-2012
56 Identification   of Molecular  markers  and tagging  genes  for Bacterial blight  resistance.(DBT) PK Chakrabarty   (PI) Punit  Mohan  (PA)
VN Waghmare   (PA), BM Khadi  (PA)
2008-2012
57 "Gene  stacking  in Bt Cotton".(DBT) G Balasubramani   (PI) SB Nandeshwar(PA)
SB Singh  (PA)
2008-2012
58 Isolation  and  identification   of seed  specific  promoter  and gossypol synthesis  genes  for silencing  through  RNA interference.   (DBT) KP Raghavendra   (PI)
J Amudha  (PA)
2010-2013
59 Design  and development   of cotton  picking  head.(DST) G Majumdar   (PI), AR  Raju  (PA) 2010-2013
60 DBT:Fine mapping  of fibre  quality  and  economic  traits  using  RILS in diploid  cotton. VN Waghmare   (PI) , TR Loknathan 2010-2012
  GEAC    
61 Event  based  approval  mechanism   (GEAC) S Kranthi  (PI) 2009-Continuous
  CSIR : NMITLI    
62 Novel  approaches   for production  of hybrid  seeds  with  characteristics of improved  insect  resistance  and  higher  yield KR Kranthi  (CCPI) 2008-2012
  ICAR Network   Project    
63 Impact, adaptation and vulnerability   of Indian agriculture to climate change. Sub project-changes in soil carbon reserves  as influenced by different  ecosystems   and  land  uses  in India. MV Venugopalan(CCPI) 2009-2012
64 Transgenics in Crops (NPTC):Development of bollworm  resistance transgenic   cotton. G Balasubramani   (PI) SB Singh  (CoPI)
J Amudha  (CoPI), SB Nandeshwar   (CoPI)
KR Kranthi  (CoPI), PK Chakrabarty   (CoPI)
2006-2012
65 Mega Seed Project  - Seed  production   in   Agriculture   crops. PK Chakrabarty (Nodal Officer) 2007-2012
66 National Seed Project (Crops). PR Vijayakumari   (PI), V Santhy  (PA), K Rathinavel  (CCPI)
RA Meena  (CCPI), K.Rathinavel   (PI), P.RVijayakumari    (PA), R. A.Meena  (PA)
1999-2012
  PRIVATE SEED COMPANIES    
67 Monitoring  changes  in baseline  susceptibility   to Cry toxins  in the cotton  bollworm, H.armigera S Kranthi  (PI), KR Kranthi  (CoPI), CB Naik  (CoPI) 2002-2012
  DUS    
68 Testing & Documentation of Extant Varieties, hybrids and their  Parents for Distinctness, Uniformity  & Stability  (PVP  & FR ACT, 2001). K Rathinavel  (PI), V Santhy  (CCPI), PR Vijayakumari (CCPI), RK Deshmukh (CCPI) 2003-2012

 

Govt. of Maharashtra

 

 

69 Crop pest surveillance and advisory project (CROPSAP)
2011-12 in Maharashtra.
VS Nagrare (PI) 2010-2012

 

Ongoing Reserach Projects : 2010-11

2010-11

S.No Name of Project Principal investigator (PI)/ Project   Leader (PL)/Project Associate (PA)/ CCPII/ Dr Duration
  INSTITUTE    
  Crop Improvement    
1 Improvement of tetraploid and diploid cottons for fibre properties through population improvement approaches. V. N. Waghmare (PL), Vinita Gotmare (PA) 2000-2015
2 Conservation, characterization and utilization of wild species, races of cultivated species, perennials and synthetic polyploids of Gossypium.                Vinita Gotmare (PL) , G. Balasubramani (PA)                         2008-2013
3 Collection, conservation, evaluation, documentation and maintenance of germplasm of cultivated species of Gossypium.         Punit Mohan (PL),
S. Manickam (PA), V. S. Nagrare (PA), R.A. Meena (PA), A.B. Dongre (PA), R.K.Deshmukh(PA),
V.Santhy (PA), P. R. Vijayakumari (PA), Vinita Gotmare (PA),
M. Chakrabarti (PA), K. P M. Damayanthi (PA), K. Rathinavel (PA)
K. P Raghvendra (PA)      
2006-2013
4 Breeding of upland cotton for improved fibre quality and
resistance to biotic Mress (bollworms and jassid).         
S. M. Palve (PL), M. K. Meshram (PA), V. Gotmare (PA)      2005-2012
5 Development of heterotic pool for superior medium staple
in tetraploid cotton (G. hirsutum).                 
S. M. Palve (PL)  2006-2013
6 Development of improved male sterility system through
induced mutation
S. B Singh (PL), O. P Tuteja (PA) 2008-2011
7 Development of drought tolerant genotype with good fibre quality. S. B. Singh (PL), A. H. Prakash (PA) 2008-2013
8 Development of mapping population for different economically important traits. P K. Chakrabarti (PL),  V. N. Waghmare (PA), S. M. Palve (PA),
S. B. Singh (PA), Vinita Gotmare (PA), T. R. Loknathan (PA), P R. Vijayakumari (PA), Punit Mohan (PA)
S. Manickam (PA)
2008-2012
9 Development oT transgenic cotton resistant against major diseases of cotton.   P K. Chakrabarty (PL)
S. B. Nandeshwar (PA)
2009-2012
10 Studies on genetic enhancement of hirsutum cotton.  T. R. Loknathan (PL)         2002-2012
11 Development of heterotic pools in G. arboreum and      G. hirsutum S. K. Verma (PL),
O. P. Tuteja (PA),             
S.L. Ahuja (PA) 
2008-2012
12 Development of markers for breeding programme.         S. K. Verma (PL),
S. L. Ahuja (PA)
2008-2012
13 Development of varieties and hybrids resistant to CLCuV.           O.P Tuteja (PL),
D. Monga (PA),  
Rishi Kumar (PA)
2008-2013
14 Development of transgenic diploid cotton for insect
resistance.                          
              
S.B. Nandeshwar (PI),
S.B. Singh (PA)
P K. Chakrabarty (PA),
 V. S. Nagrare (PA)           
2008-2011
15 Development of efficient agro-techniques for enhancing
the productivity and seed quality of cotton varieties.
R.K. Deshmukh (PL),
K. Rathinavel (PA)           
2008-2011
16 Assessment of working seed sample size for Bt seed
testing based on estimation of cry1Ac protein.
P R. Vijayakumari (PL), K.R. Kranthi (PA)        2008-2011
17 Technology to enhance the better crop establishment and
yield in cotton.
R. A. Meena (PL),
D. Monga (PA)   
2007-2012
18 Breeding new G. hirsutum varieties with new plant type -
Development of medium staple varieties.
K.N. Gururajan (PL),
S. Manickam (PA)            
1989-2011
19 Development of long staple G. hirsutum with improved
fibre strength.
S. Manickam (PL),
V.N. Waghmare (PA)
S. L. Ahuja (PA)
2008-2014
20 Development of extra-long staple high spinning hybrids
with wider adaptability.
KPM Dhamayanthi (PL),
S. Manickam (PA)            
1986-2011
  Crop Production    
21 Development oT high density planting systems (HDPS) for
maximizing productivity of rainfed cotton.  
              
              
M. V. Venugopalan (PL),
P. R. Bharambe (PA)
Jagvir Singh (PA),
Punit Mohan (PA),
Vinita Gotmare (PA),
S.M. Palve (PA),
A. H. Prakash (PA),
S. Kranthi (PA), 
Chinna Babu Naik (PA),
A. K. Mukherjee(PA)
G. Majumdar (PA),
A. R. Reddy (PA),             
S. L. Ahuja (PA),
D. Monga (PA),
Rishi Kumar (PA)             
2010-2014
22 Developing efficient carrier based microbial delivery system for cotton nutrition and soil health. K. Velmourougane (PL), Jagvir Singh (PA),
A. R. Raju (PA)
2008-2011
23 Amelioration of leaf reddening and parawilt in cotton. A. H. Prakash (PI),
Jagvir Singh (PA),             
V. S. Nagrare(PA)
2010-2014
24 Effect of different levels of fertilizers on Cry protein
expression of BI hybrids and effect of BI gene on soil health, oil and gossypol content of Bt hybrids compared to their non Bt counterparts
M. Chakrabarty (PL),
Jagvir Singh (PA)              
K. Velmourougane (PA)
2007-2011
25 Economic Impact of Bt Cotton Cultivation in India. A.R. Reddy (PL),
Isabella Agarwal (PA),     
Rishi kumar (PA)
2008-2011
26 Assessment of cotton based intercropping system and its
popularization through farmer to farmer participatory
learning approach.
S. M. Wasnik (PL),
S. Usha Rani (PA),
A. R. Raju (PA)  
2008-2012
27 Performance of white leghorn layers under feeding of Bt and Non-BI cotton seed.      S. N. Rokde (PL) 2010-2011
28 Herbigating herbicide/ herbicide mixture/ herbicide rotation for efficient and environmentally safe weed control and its effects on succeeding pulses.               P.Nalayini(PL), K.Sankaranarayanan (PA),
K.Velmourougane (PA)   
2008-2012
29 Evaluation of cotton base cropping system for higher
economic returns
K. Sankaranarayanan (PL),
P Nalayini (PA), 
K. K. Bandyopadhya (PA)
2005-2011
30 Studies on Soil Aggregation and Aggregate Associated Carbon in Cotton Based Cropping System    K.K. Bandhyopadhya (PL)
K. Velmourougane (PA)
2008-2011
31 Simulation of effect of N management strategies on
nitrogen dynamics in soil plant system and nitrogen use efficiency of ELS bt cotton in a climate change scenario
K.K.Bandyopadhya (PL),
A. H. Prakash (PA),          
B. Dhara Jothi (PA)
2009-2012
32 Identification and utilization of adaptive responses to abiotic stresses in cotton. SESA Khader (PL),
N.Gopalakrishnan(PA), K.N.Gururajan (PA)
1995-2011
33 Studies on the mechanism of cuticular absorption of
nutrients and hormones in Bt cotton
S.E.S.A.Khader (PL)          2008-2012
34 Economic impact of trade liberalization in cotton economy of India Isabella Agarwal (PL) 2010-2012
35 Comparative analysis of conventional, biotech and organic cotton production systems in India S. Usha Rani (PL),
S. M.Wasnik (PA),
K. Sankaranarayanan (PA)
2008-2011
36 Gender and labour issues in Cotton hybrid seed         
production sector in India
S. Usha Rani (PL),
M. Sabesh (PA)  
S.M. Wasnik (PA)
2010-2012
37 MCDA based Decision Support System for Selecting Cotton Cultivars for Different Agro Climatic Conditions M. Sabash (PL)   2010-2013
  Crop Protection    
38 Isolation and characterization of native Bt strains using conventional and molecular methods, for cotton pest management. S. Kranthi (PL),  
K. R. Kranthi (PA)
2008-2011
39 Bt resistance in pink bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella
(Saunders) - monitoring mechanism and management.
Chinna Babu Naik (PL),
S. Kranthi (PA)
2010-2012
40 Screening and Identification of elective bio-control agents for the management of foliar cotton diseases. M.K. Meshram (PL),
A.K. Mukharjea (PA)
2008-2011
41 Identification of bacterial blight and grey mildew disease resistant genotypes in upland cotton. M.K. Meshram (PL),
A.K. Mukharjea (PA)
2008-2011
42 Identification of sources of resistance and phylloplane microflora against Rhizoctonia root rot in tetraploid and fusarium wilt in diploid cotton and their utilization for management. R. C. Ukey (PL),
V. N. Waghmare (PA)
2006-2011
43 Studies on inoculum source and economic thresholds of cotton leaf curl and virus disease. D. Monga (PL),
Rishi Kumar (PA)             
2008-2011
44 Identification and characterization of viral diseases of cotton in India. A.K. Mukherjee (PL),
M.K. Meshram (PA)         
2010-2012
45 Studies on the role and effect of insecticides in cotton Ecosystem T. Surulivelu (PL)              1989-2011
46 Standardization of bioassays techniques for resistance monitoring in Pectinophora gossypiella Saunders to transgenic cotton and development of management strategies. B. Dhara Jothi (PL)            2007-2012
47 Studies on epizootiology, pathogenicity and pathogenic mechanism of Entomopathogenic fungal pathogens against cotton mealybug. M. Amutha (PL) 2008-2011
48 Establishment of Beauveria bassiana as an symbiotic insecticide against major insect pests and diseases of cotton. M. Amutha (PL),
M. Gunasekaran (PA)
2010-2013
49 Identification of hot spots for plant parasitic nematodes in cotton growing zones of India. J. Gulsar Banu (PL),
N. G. Narkhedkar (PA)
2006-2011
50 Isolation of novel insecticidal proteins from bacterial symbionts of native entomo-pathogenic nematodes J.GuIsar Banu (PL),
N. G. Narkhedkar (PA)
B. Dhara Jothi (PA)
2006-2011
  EXTERNALLY FUNDED PROJECTS    
  NAIP    
1 Research into development of decision support system for management of insect pests of major rice and cotton based cropping systems.
                             
V. S. Nagrare (CCPI),
G. Majumdar (CoPI),
Rishi Kumar (CoPI),
B. Dharajothi (CoPI),
M. Sabesh (CoPI),
M. Amutha (CoPI)
2008-2012
2 A Value Chain for Cotton Fibre, Seed and Stalks: an innovation for higher economic return to farmers allied stakeholders.                      N. Gopalakrishnan (CoPI),
Sankaranarayanan (CoPI),
P R. Bharambe (CCPI),
D. Monga (CCPI) ,            
Rishi Kumar (CoCCPI)
2009-2012
3 Georeferenced soil information system (Geosis) for land use planning and monitoring soil and land quality for agriculture. M. V. Venugopalan (CCPI), K.Velmourougane(CoCCPI) 2009-2013
  DBT/DST    
4 Enhancing sustainability of transgenic crops through gene stacking” Funded by the DBT under ’Indo-Australian    
-International Science Linkages' programme.        
K. R. Kranthi (PI)              2008-2012
5 Cloning and characterization of potent toxin gene from heat tolerant isolate of Hefierrorhabdus Indica, an  Entomopathogenic nematode.(DBT) N. G. Narkhedkar (PI),
P. K. Charkrabarty (PA)   
2009-2012
6 Engineering virus resistant cotton through dsRNAi- mediated targeting of cotton leaf curl virus. (DBT) P K. Chakrabarty (PI),
S. B. Nandeshwa(PA)
D. Monga (PA),
B. M. Khadi (PA)
2007-2010
7 Identification of Molecular markers and tagging genes for Bacterial blight resistance. (DBT) P K. Chakrabarty (PI),
Punit Mohan (PA),
V. N. Waghmare (PA),
B. M. Khadi (PA)              
2008-2011
8 "Gene stacking in Bt Cotton”. (DBT)                              G. Balasubramani (PI),     
S. B. Nandeshwar (PA),
S. B. Singh (PA)
2008-2011
9 Isolation and identification of seed specific promoter and gossypol synthesis genes for silencing through RNA interference. (DBT) K. P Raghavendra (PI),
J. Amudha (PA) 
2010-2013
10 Molecular mapping of fibre quality and lint yield traits: construction of a framework linkage map in desi cotton (Gossypium sp.) (DBT) V.N. Waghmare (PI),
A.B. Dongre (PA),            
Vinita Gotmare (PA),
S.B. Jadhav (PA)
2006-2011
11 Molecular mapping of fibre quality traits QTM and marker assisted selection (MAS) in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) ( DST) V. N. Waghmare (PI)         2007-2010
12 Fine mapping and advance backcross QTL analysis of fiber quality and economic traits in diploid cotton. V.N. Waghmare (PI),
T.R. Loknathan (PA)        
2010-2012
  Indo -US-AKI    
13 Development of drought resistant transgenic cotton and identification of new genes for high water use efficiency J. Amudha (PI),
 A. H. Prakash (PA
G. Balasubramani (PA)    
2008-2011
  GEAC    
14 Event based approval mechanism (GEAC) S. Kranthi (PI)     2009-2011
  CSIR : NMITLI                 
15 Novel approaches for production of hybrid seeds with characteristics of improved inseM resistance and higher yield. K. R. Kranthi (PI) 2008-2012
  ICAR Network Project    
16 Impact, adaptation and vulnerability of Indian agriculture to climate change. Sub projeM- changes in soil carbon reserves as influenced by different ecosystems and land uses in India. M. V. Venugopalan (CCPI)             2009- 2012
17 Transgenics in Crops (NPTC): Developmem of bollworm resistance transgenic cotton. G. Balasubramani (PI),
 S.B. Singh (CoPI),            
J. Amudha (CoPI),
S. B. Nandeshwar (CoPI) 
A. B. Dongre (CoPI),
K. R. Kranthi (CoPI)        
P K. Chakrabarty (CoPI) 
2006-2012
18 Contractual research project on DNA bar coding of cotton insect pests. S. Kranthi (PI),
K. R. Kranthi
2010-2012
19 Mega Seed Project - Seed production in Agriculture crops.             
              
              
P.K.Chakrabarty(NodalOfficer)
PR. Vijayakumari (PI),
R. K. Deshmukh (PA),     
V. Santhy (PA),
K. Rathinavel (CCPI),      
R. A. Meena (CCPI
2007-2012
20 National Seed Project (crops). K. Rathinavel (PI),
P R. Vijayakumari (PA),  
R. A. Meena (PA)
1999-2012
  PRIVATE SEED COMPANIES    
21 Monitoring changes in baseline susceptibility of cotton bollworm to transgenes deployed in pest resistant transgenic cotton                S. Kranthi (PI),
B. Dhara Jothi
Rishikumar,        
C.B. Naik
2009- 2012

 

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22 Testing & Documentation of Extant Varieties, hybrids and their Parents for Distinctness, Uniformity & Stability (PVP & FR ACT, 2001). N. Gopalakrishnan (PI),
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P R. Vijayakumari (CCPI)
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