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Major areas of Research

African Studies

Social Theories, Sociology of religion, political sociology, social change, culture and development, African environment, natural resource management, disaster management, regional development, economic and social issues of AfricaLiberation Struggle of Southern Africa, SADC Secretariat, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Hashim Mbita Research Project on India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Yugoslavia, Geopolitics Federation: A Vision of North and South Sudan.


Comparative religion, caste system, family dynamics, medical systems, and anthropological theory and methods, Gender and Women’s Studies, Caste studies with special interest in Dalit studies , Ecology and Environment and Border and Margins of Society, Human Genetics, Human Cytogenetics, Recombinant DNA Technology, Reproductive Immunology, Medical Anthropology; Qualitative Research; Public Health; Disaster Impact Assessment Tools; Anthropology and Mountain Communities, Genetic Structure, Diversity and Health Dynamics Among Human Coastal Populations, Association of variants of uncoupling protein 1(UCP 1) with levels of obesity, cardiovascular and metabolic complications among adolescent and adult in two homogenous groups, Human Ecology, Human Growth & Development, Physiological Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Tribal health


Modern Arabic Literature, Islamic studies and Translation, Classical Arabic Literature, Indo-Arab Literature, Arab Civilization and Islamic Studies

B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research

Functional Genomics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Epigenetics and Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology Of Cancer, Molecular Virology & Human Genetics, Molecular diagnostics and basis of pathogenesis by Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis Regulation of gene expression


Basic and applied aspects of human diseases- macromolecular delivery, vaccine development and diagnostics,  Gene regulation and pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, identification and validation of new drug targets of Tb, vaccine development in TB, identification of diseases like AIDS, hepatitis and tuberculosis, functional genomics, target delivery of drugs and DNA vaccines, studies on novel hemoglobin and hemoglobin disorders, novel therapeutic strategies against cancer, algal biotechnology.


Developmental and Reproductive Biology, Functional Genomics, Proteomics and Genetics, Physiology and Biochemistry, Plant Biotechnology, Systematics and Ecology, Plant-Microbe/Plant-Pest interaction, Biodiversity Conservation and Evolutionary Biology, Climate change and Abiotic Stress.

Buddhist Studies

Theravada Abhidhamma Philosophy, Theravada Buddhist Psychology, Theravada Buddhist Para-Psychology, Theravada Buddhist Eschatology, and Pali (Language and Literature), Buddhist Philosophy, Theravada, Mahayana, Logic & Tantra

Business Economics

Business Policy, Industry Studies, Regional Economic Development, Environmental Economics, Foreign Trade, Macro Economic, Policies, International Finance and International Marketing.


Bioorganic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, natural products and non-covalent interactions in chemistry & biological fields and supramolecular chemistry, Theoretical polymer chemistry with special reference to electrically conducting polymers and biopolymers such as proteins and DNA, Nanomaterials and conducting polymer composites for fabrication of biosensors, Clay polymer nano composites as fire retardants and for synthesis of organic compounds, Physical Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Computational Chemistry, Nanoscience, Theoretical Physical Chemistry, Complex Systems in Electrochemistry and Materials, Synthesis of novel heterocyclic compounds; Sonochemistry, Application of microwaves in organic synthesis; Synthesis, characterization and applications of ionic liquids in organic synthesis; Preparation, characterization and applications of metal nanoparticles in organic synthesis; Synthesis of heterocycles by multi-component reactions, photophysical studies, Corrosion Science and Technology, Semiconducting Nano Materials for environment, Organic Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry (synthesis of biologically active compounds: anticancer, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antimalarial), Natural and Marine Natural Products (bioactivity guided isolation of natural/marine natural products). Process development of drugs/drug intermediates


Corporate Laws, Labour Laws, Corporate Governance, CSR, Business Ethics, Marketing, Consumer Affairs and International Business, Marketing and International Business, Research Methodology, Banking & Finance, Industrial Economics, Environmental Economics, Market Efficiency, HR Accounting, HCIS, and Management of Transformation, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Direct and Indirect Taxation

Computer Science

Computer Networks, Data Mining, Computational Intelligence, Algorithms, Web Intelligence, Multi-agent systems, Software Engineering, Steganography and Steganalysis, Information Hiding, Coding Theory, Intelligent Data Analysis

East Asian Studies

China’s foreign policy, security policy, and political economy, Chinese Politics and Education, Ancient Indian History, Silk Road and Buddhist settlements, Chinese language, Socially engaged Buddhism, Chinese Nationalism, Chinese Ethnic Minorities, Chinese Foreign Policy, Tibet, Taiwan, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, India-China Relations, Sociology, East Asian Society, Japanese Society and Religions, Japan’s Social, political, intellectual And Cultural History, Japanese Language and Literature; Japanese society and Gender Studies, Dynamics of Social Stratification in China,


International Trade, Industrial Economics, Game Theory, Econometrics, Law & Economics, Information Economics, Applied Econometrics, Applied Micro, Growth and Development, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Economics of discrimination, Aspects of the Chinese economy,  Forecasting, Microeconomic Theory, Welfare Economics, Development Economics,  Agricultural Economics, Health Economics, Public Economics, IPRs and Technology Transfer


Elementary Education; Cultural Studies ; Study of Marginalized ; Cognitive Psychology; Pedagogy of Environment Studies, Public policy in education; teacher education; elementary education curriculum and pedagogy; comparative education; developmental and social psychology and gender studies, Cognitive Psychology, Pedagogy, Science Education and Teacher Education, Sociology and History of Education, Elementary Education, Curriculum Studies, Girls Education, Peace Education, Education for the gifted children, Special education, In-service teacher education with specific reference to ESL , Education of Children with Visual Impairment, Mental Health, Guidance and Counseling, Human Development, Personality, Psychology of Gender, Science Education, Gender and Education, Elementary Education and Policy Analysis

Electronic Science

Semiconductor  and Nano Materials, Solid state Devices, Opto-Electronics, Photovoltaics, Fibre/Integarted Optics, Optical Electronics, Microwave Photonics, Microwaves, Communication and Microwave Photonics, Communication, Microelectronics, Microwaves


 Renaissance studies, gender studies, visual culture,  Modernism, Queer Theory, Dalit Literature, Autobiographical Studies, Indian Literature, Post-colonial Studies, Oriya Literature, Translation, Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Literary Gerontology; Families in Literature; Urban Cultures; Portuguese colonialism, Land laws and property rights, the nineteenth-century novel, history of Goa, 19th and 20th century American fiction and poetry

Environmental Studies

Environmental Biotechnology & Bioremediation, Nanobioscience, Ecogenomics, Himalayan Ecology, Conservation Biodiversity & EIA studies, Allelopathy, Invasion Ecology & Soil Communities, Behavioral Ecology, Foraging and nesting ecology, Evolution, Biodiversity conservation, Urban Ecology, Fish biology & Herpetology, Systematics, Biodiversity Conservation, Molecular phylogeny & Evolution, Soil Microbial Ecology; Bio-/Phyto-Remediation; Plant-Microbe Associations; Bioresources & their Utilization, Ecology and Conservation, AMF studies Diversity of symbiotic micro-organisms, Legal regimes and policy frameworks in conservation programmes, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Pollution & Health, Bioprospecting, Protein Biochemistry, Environmental Biotechnology, Plant invasions, phenotypic plasticity in plants, Ecosystem studies and function in invaded systems, evolutionary perspectives in plant invasions, Plant Diversity, Bioacoustics, Behavioral and community ecology of Invertebrates, Tropical forests and biodiversity conservation

Faculty of Management Studies

Growth & Behavior Patterns of Companies in India, Marketing, Financial, Human Resource and Organizational Dimensions of Modern Industry & Business.

Financial Studies

Quantitative Finance; Investment Management and Fuzzy Decision Making, Strategic Management of Information Systems, e-commerce, Bank Management, Corporate finance; strategic finance; capital markets; venture capital, Corporate Reporting, Corporate Governance - Transparency and Disclosure Issues


Heavy metal resistance against soil bacteria and fungi, molecular genetic improvement of rhizobacteria and biocontrol bacteria, metagenomics of soil, DNA marker technology for Brassica, development of transgenic rice, cotton, mustard, delayed ripening fruit ripening, multigene engineering and RNAi approach for developing trangenic tomato and brinjal, identification of susceptibility genes for complex traits like Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s etc., Pharmacogenetics and predictive medicine for single-gene disorders, Drosophila genetics, Plant-pathogen interactions using Arabidopsis.


Quantitative Techniques, Urban and Regional Studies, Programme Evaluation, Indian Geography, Disasters and their Management in India, Political Geography, Regional Geography of Middle East, Geography of Federal Study, Spatial Studies, Watershed Management; Mountain Hydrology; Ecotourism and Conservation, Environmental Studies, Remote Sensing and GIS, Disaster Management, Climate Change, Urban Environment


Igneous &Metamorpic Petrology, Geochemistry, Structural Geology, Igneous Petrology, Geochemistry, Vertebrate Palaeontology, Geochemistry and Geochronology, Metamorphic Petrology, Environmental Geology, Hydrogeology, Biostratigraphy, Engineering Geology, Structural Geology, Sedimentary Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Geomorphology, Fluvail system, Sedimentary Geology and Geomorphology, Hydrogeology, Geomorphology, Sedimentology, Micropaleontology, Metamorphic Petrology, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology

Germanic and Romanic Studies

French Language, French and Francophone Literature, Literary and Cultural Theory, Latin American and Spanish literature, literary and translation, theory, Spanish language, Translation, European Responses to the 1857 Rebellion in India, India in German Literature, Comparative cultural transformations in the German-speaking world and Europe, Teaching French as  Foreign language, French language and Literature, Modern &Contemporary Italian Literature, Italian responses to the 1857 rebellion in India, Mexican Politics, History and Culture, 19th and 20th centuries, Portrayal of Muslims in Spanish 17th century Golden Age Literature, Latin American Literature


Bhakti Literature and Movement and Modern Hindi Literature, Dalit literature, Fiction, Hindi language, Language pedagogy, Media , Indian society & culture , Indian education system, Modern Hindi Literature, Polish English Hindi Translation, Hindi Novel, Poetry, Dalit Literature and Hindi Journalism


Social, economic and cultural history, disciplinary history of archaeology, the interface between landscape archaeology and anthropology, medieval state and ecclesiastical institutions, the nationalist movement in India, peasant and tribal societies and movements, the process of sectarian and majoritarian identity formation, memory history-community, oral and performative narratives and their relationships to constructions of particularistic pasts, the interaction between institutions of governance and newer forms of knowledge, with particular reference to the development of humanistic disciplines and of archaeology and museumology.

Home Science

Food and Nutrition, Human development and childhood studies, development and communication extension, resource management and design application, fabric and apparel science, dietetics and public health nutrition


Criminal Law, Labour Law, Intellectual Property Laws and Interpretation of Statutes, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Legal Education, Public International Law, Constitutional Law, Information Technology Law, e-commerce and e governance and convergence, Commercial Laws, Legislative Drafting and Interpretation of statutes and Administrative Law, International Trade Law & Human Rights, Juvenile Justice, Gender Justice, Clinical Education, Judicial Education, Human Rights, Rights of Children ,Women, Weak & Down trodden section of the society, Victimology, Correctional and Rehabilitative Techniques of Offenders Trafficking in Women and Children, Women prisoners, Constitutional Law, International Labour Standards, Labour law and the Informal Sector, Jurisprudence, Gender and the Law, Jurisprudence, Gender and the Law

Library and Information Science

Marketing of LIS Products , Cataloguing, History of libraries in India and Information Systems, Library, Information and Society, Library Cataloguing, ICT Application in Libraries and Information Activities; Web Designing and Content Development; Library Classification, bibliomertic Scientometrics and webometrics studies; Government of India Publications, Indian Official Documents, Public Library System, Designing and evaluation of websites, Web-OPACs, e-journals, Social Networking Sites, Syntax, Discourse, Psycholinguistics,


Documentation and description of endangered languages, Historical Linguistics, Phonology, Morphology, Language contact, Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics, Linguistic Stylistics, Applied Linguistics, Generative Phonology,  Translation Studies, Sociolinguistics, Lexicography


Analysis, Coding Theory, Algebraic Topology, Numerical Methods in differential equations, Linear Programming, Coding Theory, Complex Analysis, Semigroups of Operators, Fluid Dynamics, Algebra, Frame Theory, Analysis of pde, Combinatorics, Fluid Dynamics, Algebraic Topology, Coding Theory, Information Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Applied Algebra, Group Rings, Combinatorial Group Theory, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Computational Fluid Mechanics, Functional Analysis and Operator Theory, Harmonic Analysis and Operator Algebras, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Ring Theory, Numerical Analysis, and Fluid Dynamics.


Microbial differentiation, food and industrial microbiology, environmental microbiology, agricultural microbiology, microbial pathogens and pathogenicity, medical microbiology, immunology, clinical microbiology, genetic engineering and microbial molecular biology.

Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies

Indian Drama and Theatre, comparative Indian literature, translations into Indian languages, postmodernism and post colonialism theories in Indian literature, Folklore and Tribal lore of India, Comparative Language &  Literature (Telugu & Kannada),Translation from Kannada into Telugu, Medieval Bengali Literature, Women’s Writings, Bengali Narrative Literature, Comparative Indian Literature, Translation studies, Modern Manipuri Language and Literature Linguistics, Modern Tamil Literature; Tamil Folklore and Comparative Indian Literature

Music and Fine Arts

Inter disciplinary Research and applied musicology and aesthetics, Aesthetics and Instrumental Music, Music of Punjab, Practical aspect of Hindustani Classical Music aesthetically Rag presentation, Khayal gayaki, Voice culture for singing various types of music, Hindustani Classical Music (Vocal) Dhrupad, Dhamar, Khyal, Musical Instruments and Instrumental Music: Classical Music as well as Folk Music, rhythmic and melodic aspects in ritualistic, folk and classical music of Kerala, Ragam Tanam-Pallavi, Dikshitar’s kritis, javalis, Hindustani Instrumental Music.

Operational Research

Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management, Statistics, Optimization, Supply Chain Management, Mathematical Programming, Inventory Management, Financial Management, Software Reliability, Software Reliability


Indo-Persian Literature, Persian Lexicography, Medieval Indian Culture and Sufism, Indo-Iranian Literary relations in the context of translations of classical sanskrit and other Texts into Persian and their impact, Modern Persian Literature (Prose) and Translation and Interpretation from Persian into English and vice-versa, Persian Novel Writing in Iran and Modern Persian Literature


Indian Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Wittgensten, Philosophy of Religion, Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Sciences, Buddhist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Ethics, Metaethics, Philosophy of Human Rights, Applied Ethics

Physical Education and Sports Sciences

Wholistic Personality Development, Physical Education Pedagogy, Balancing Education, Measurement & Evaluation Validity. , Sports Morphology, Kinanthropometry


Condensed matter physics, Material Science, Complex systems computational physics, Non-linear dynamics, Plasma physics, nuclear and particle physics, polymers, Nano-materials physics, Semi-conductors, Bio-physics, Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, Chemical physics.

Plant Molecular Biology

Stress Molecular Biology, Reproductive Biology, Signal transduction and photobiology, Bioinformatics, Functional genomics, Genomics and proteomics, Transgenics for crop improvement, Small regulatory RNAs, Plant viruses, Plant biotechnology for human health, Intellectual property rights.

Political Science

International Relations Theory, Identity Politics and Political Violence, Gender Studies, South Asian Politics with a special focus on Pakistan & the Kashmir conflict, Public Administration
Modern Indian Political Thought, Contemporary Indian politics, Political theory, comparative politics, Indian politics, Communal Identity formations in modern India; internationalism\cosmopolitanism; history and time, South Asian Studies and Pakistan Studies, State, Constitutionalism and Democracy - Laws and their relationship with state, democracy and constitutionalism, issues of rights and people’s movements, Judiciary, Election Commission, nternational Relations-Strategic Studies, Nuclear Weapons and Terrorism, Indian Political Economy, Indian Political System, Issues concerning communalism and secularism.
Democracy, Development and Peace, sociological, economic, philosophical and cultural dimensions of political science,


Research related to Dyslexia, mental retardation, hypertension, schizophrenia, depression, drug abuse, cognition in disabled children, belief systems, ageing, organizational processes.


Modern Punjabi literature and western literary theory, Mythology & the Science of Myth and Gurmat poetry, Folkloristics, Cross-disciplinary Semiotics,Western Poetics and Culturology, Medieval and Modern Punjabi Literature, Literary Criticism.


Linguistics & Indian Philosophy ( especially Nyaya & Vedanta), Indian Philosophy, Literature, Indian Culture and civilization and Religions, Epigraphy and Paleography, Sanskrit Drama, Poetry, History and culture of Ancient India, Veda, Dharma Shastra & Poetics

Social Work

social work discipline, Social Work with Older persons, Social Work Education; Social Development, Social Legislation, HRM, Ecology and Social Work, Rural and Urban Community Development, Management of Voluntary Organizations, Social Development, Social Work Education, Disaster Management, Social movements, protest movements and community organization.


Folk Culture, Narrative Theory, Phenomenology and Everyday Life , Bureaucratic Institutions, Agrarian Relations, Population Displacement, Sociology in South Asia, Socio-cultural aspects of the economy; Caste inequalities and identities in contemporary India and their relationship to social policy; Social space and its interactions with globalization; Contemporary social theory and the history and politics of the social sciences in India; South-South intellectual linkages; Higher education and social inclusion and pedagogy, Gender; Kinship; Care; State and Citizenship; Social Movements; Agrarian Structures; Sociology of Emotion; Fieldwork Methodology; Comparative Sociology, Citizenship, war and counterinsurgency in South Asia, indigenous identity and politics in India, the sociology of law, and inequality, Sociology of Education, Gender Studies, Sociology of Migration, Agrarian Social Structure, Development Studies, Tribal Studies, Kinship, caste, visual anthropology, urban sociology.


Order Statistics, Fluctuation theory, Random walk, Rank order statistics, Biostatistics, Demography, Sequential Analysis, Reliability and Life-Testing, Design of Experiments, Optimization, Time Series, Reliability Models


Fiction & Criticism of Urdu Fiction, Drama, Theatre, Mass Media & fiction, Iqbalyat, Criticism.


Animal Physiology, Animal Behavior, Aquaculture, Cell Signaling, Chromatin and Cancer Biology, Computational Biology, Endocrinology, Entomology, Genomics and Metagenomics, Systematics, Evolution and Biodiversity, Microbiology, Molecular Cell Biology, Radiation Biology, Reproductive Physiology and Toxicology

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