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Projects sponsored by Government of India

A.      Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)

a)       Niche Area of Excellence (NAE)

S. No

Name of the Project

Principal Investigator

Year of start/

Duration

Total Budget/

(in lacs)

1.

Study of Clostridium perfringens and Dichelobacternodosus (Anaerobic Bacteriology)

Dr. Shakil Ahmad Wani

Professor, Vet. Micr. & Immunology/ Director Education

2015-16

 5 years

399.008

 

b)       Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP)

2.

Technological interventions  for reducing food, fodder and income security among highland tribal agro-pastoralists of Nyoma block and improve their livelihood

Dr. Maheshwar Singh

PC, KVK, Nyoma

2014-15

yearly

75.00

3.

Technological interventions for reducing food, fodder and income insecurity among tribal farmers of Zanskar and improve their livelihoods

Dr. Shahnawaz

I/C PC, KVK, Zanskar

2013-14

yearly

107.00

4.

Technological interventions  for improving food, income and livelihood security of tribal farmers of Nubra

 

Dr. D. Namgayal

PC, KVK, Leh

2014-15

yearly

95.00

5.

Technological interventions for improving tribal farmers food, fodder, income and livelihood security among Tribal farmers of Leh Block and improve their livelihood.

Dr. M. A. Wani

ADR, (R&E)

HMAARI, Leh

2014-15

yearly

71.00

6.

Technological interventions for improving food, income security and livelihoods of kargil farmers.

Dr. Faizan Ahmad

Scientist Incharge

MARES, Kargil

2016-17

yearly

94.00

c)       National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR, ICAR)

7.

National surveillance programme for aquatic animal disease

Dr. Feroz A. Shah

Associate Professor,

Faculty of Fisheries

2014-15

4 years

 

78.80

 

d)       National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), ICAR

8.

Climate Change Impact on erosion Processes, Carbon Sequestration and Crop Productivity under Cold Arid Agro-Ecosystems

Dr. Mushtaq A. Wani

Professor

Soil Science /

ADR, HAAMRI Leh

2016-17

 3 years

45.65

1.        

Climate change impact on water resources availability in cold arid regions of North-western Himalayas

Dr. Junaid N. Khan

Professor, CAE&T

 

2016-17

 3 years

62.00

2.        

Impact of season long temperature increase on quality and yield of aromatic Rice landrace(Muskibudji) under temperate climatic conditions of Kashmir J&K india

Dr. S. Sheraz Mahdi

Asstt. Prof. (Agronomy),

FOA

2018-19

2 years

20.75

3.        

Carbon foot printing based on lifecycle assessment in apple crop production under mountain agro- ecological system of kashmir

Dr. Shabir A Bangroo

Asstt. Prof. (Soil Science)

FOH

2018-19

2 years

18.75

e)       National Agricultural Science Fund (NASF)

4.        

Elucidating the mechanism of Pashmina fibre development: An OMICS approach

Dr. Nazir Ah. Ganai

Director Planning & Monitoring

2015-16

 3 years

226.67

 

f)       

National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research

5.        

Policy Imperatives for Promoting Value Chains                                                     

Dr. S. A. Wani

Professor

Agr. Econ. & Mark. FOH

2017-18

3 years

33.62

 

B.      Department of Science & Technology, GoI (DST)

6.        

Differential gene expression analysis in compatible and incompatible interaction of common bean with Colletotricumlindeme-thianum

Dr. Bilal Padder

Asstt. Professor, Plant Pathology,FOH

2013-14

 3 years

38.71

 

7.        

Use of Dal Lake weed as a source of media for Tulip, Lilium, Hyacinthus and Gladiolus

Dr. Zahoor A. Bhat

Asstt. Prof. FLA, FOH

2017-18

 3 years

55.00

8.        

Biomass carbon distribution of major forest types in the Northern region of Kashmir Himalayas using field inventory sensing and GIS

Dr. Akhlaq Amin Wani

Associate Professor

FOF

2015-16

3 years

43.56

 

9.        

Experimental Agromet Advisory Services (GrameenKrishiMausamSeva, GKMS)

Dr. Sameera Qayoom Assoc. Prof. (Agronomy) FOA

1995-96

 

Funding on yearly basis

10.     

Mass trapping and mating disruption of codling moth in Ladakh to save fruit industry

Dr. Barkat Hussain

Assoc. Professor

Entomology, FoH

2016-17

3 years

38.81

 

11.     

Ecological Engineering for conservation biological control of insect pests in vegetable ecosystem of Kashmir

Dr. Akhter Ali Khan,

Professor

Entomology, FoH

2016-17

3 years

41.72

 

12.     

Mining dual acting plant based small molecule inhibitors affecting AR Nucleo-cytoplasmic translocation and P13K signaling pathways in castration-resistant prostate cancer

Dr. Khalid Z. Masoodi

Asstt. Professor

Biotechnology, FoH

2016-17

3 years

48.98

 

13.     

Promoting cultivation of endangered Kala Zeera for enhancing livelihood of tribal farmers in temperate highlands of North India

Dr. B. A. Alie

 Professor

SRS, Pampore

2016-17

3 years

16.89

14.     

Networking projects on Revival of Village Ponds through scientific intervention

Dr. Tahir Ali, Professor, Soil Science, FOA

2017-18

 3 years

28.82

15.     

Improvement of grazing land/pastures through participatory management approach in temperate conditions of Kashmir  valley

Dr. J. A. Mugloo

Assoc. Professor

FOF

2017-18

3 years

38.23

16.     

Revival of Traditional beekeeping by Improving the health of honey bees for restoration of degraded agro- ecosystems in Kashmir

Dr. Muneer Ah Sofi

Asstt. Professor

Entomology, FoH

2018-19

3 years

54.48

17.     

Development of Innovative Strategies for Management of whitefly in Vegetable Ecosystem of Kashmir

Dr. A. A. Khan

 Prof. Entomology  FoH

2018-19

3 years

22.13

18.     

Assessment of Anti-cold stress effects of Nano-zinc, Vitamin C and Vitamin E in Poultry birds and its implementation in field conditions in various districts of Kashmir valley

Dr. Showkeen Muzamil Asstt. Prof.

Vety. Biochemistry FVSc & AH

2018-19

3 years

29.70

19.     

HICAB-Human and Institutional capacity bilding in climate change and Himalayan ecosystem areas for the Indian Himalayan Region

Dr. F. A. Lone,

Prof. & Head, Env. Science, FoH

2018-19

3 years

43.46

20.     

Ecofriendly utilization of aquatic weeds and agricultural waste for paper production in Kashmir valley

Dr. Showkat Ara Professor

Env. Sci., FoH

2018-19

3 years

18.80

21.     

Scientific interventions in management of brown tail moth (

Euproctis chrysorrhoea

) with reference to its biology under cold arid region of Ladakh

Dr. Tahmina Mushtaq

Asstt. Prof (Entomology) FoH

2018-19

3 years

20.00

22.     

Impact Assessment of climate change on agriculture in Kashmir Himalaya

Dr. F A Lone, Professor & Head Env. Sci. FoH

2018-19

3 years

69.41

C.      Department of Biotechnology, GoI (DBT)

23.     

Marker aided incorporation of major genes conferring resistance to blast disease into genetic background of high altitude temperate rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Dr. Asif Bashir Shikari

Associate. Professor,

Genetics & Pl. Breeding

GPB, Larnoo

2015-16

 4 years

50.00

 

24.     

Marker assisted selection for breeding scab resistant and high quality apples (

Malus x domestica

Borkh)

Dr. Khalid Mushtaq

 Professor & Head

Fruit Science, FoH

2015-16

 4  years

42.89

 

25.     

Differential expression analysis of cold stress responsive transaction factors in rice (

Oryza sativa

L.)

Dr. Amjad Hussaini

Asstt. Professor

Plant Biotech., FoH

2016-17

 3 years

23.12

26.     

Distribution of virus free planting material and establishment of virus free bud-wood donors mother plant banks of apple and training demonstration of viral disease management to apple growers in Kashmir.

Dr. M. D. Shah

Asstt. Professor

Plant Pathology, FoH

2015-16

 3 years

21.80

27.     

Mammary gland transcriptional profiling of Kashmiri cattle and its Jersey Cross for milk quality and yield traits

Dr. Syed Mudasir

Assoc. Professor

Animal Biotechnology, FVSc.   & AH

2015-16

 3 years

49.09

 

28.     

Bioinformatics infrastructure facility

Syed Mudasir Ahmad Assoc, Prof, Animal Biotechnology,  FVSc & AH

2016-17

3 years

Yearly funding

29.     

Star College at FOA Wadura

Dr. M. Ashraf Bhat

Professor, GPB

Coordinator, FoA

2016-17

3 years

47.00

 

30.     

Genetic Dissection of Heat Tolerance in Wheat using Multiple Bi-parental RIL Mapping Populations

Dr. R. R. Mir

Asstt. Professor,

GPB, FoA

2017-18

3 years

45.00

31.     

Molecular screening, cell culture based isolation & characterization of fin fish and shell fish viruses and establishment of national repository

 

Dr. Feroz Ahmad Shah

Associate Professor

Faculty of Fisheries

2017-18

 3 years

106.00

32.     

Training cum demonstration of precision farming intervention for elite tulip and hyacinth bulb production for economic upliftment in rural Kashmir

Dr. Nasir H. Masoodi

Asstt. Professor

FLA, FoH

2017-18

 3 years

--

15.00

33.     

Genome Wide Association Studies in

Phaseolus vulgaris - Colletotrichumlindemuthianum

pathosystem

Dr. Bilal A Padder

Asstt. Professor

Plant Pathology, FoH

2017-18

 3 years

55.33

 

34.     

Dissemination and demonstration of pheromone/dispenser technology for the area wide management of codling moth in Ladakh

Dr. Barkat Hussain

Assoc. Profeessor

Entomology, FoH

2018

3 years

24.99

35.     

Microscopy (Foldscope) as a basic tool in field Research ( Aquatic)

Dr. Irfan Ahmad

Assoc. Prof

Faculty of Fisheries

2018-19

1 year

8.00

36.     

Technological interventions for socio-economic upliftment of rural dairy farming women-An initiative for development model villages with least mastitis

Dr. Mohd Iqbal Yatoo Asstt. Prof, Vety. Clinical complex, FVSc & AH

2019-20

3 years

29.40

37.     

Utilization of Chia Seeds (

Salvia Haspancia

L.) for the Development of Functional Foods

Dr. Asima Rafiq, SMS, Asstt. Prof. FST, FoH

2017-18

3 years

19.40

38.     

Standardization of pulsing and holding solution to improve the keeping quality of cut gladiolus spikes, tulip cut scapes, Asiatic hybrid lily

Dr. Zahoor Ah. Bhat

Asstt. Prof. FLA FoH

2018-19

3 years

8.00

39.     

Identification on pure saffron using foldscope based visual markers to avoid fraud and cheating, and to create a poster of these markers for customers/vendors

 

Dr. Amjad Hussaini

Asstt.  Professor

Plant Biotech. FoH

2018-19

1 year

8.00

40.     

Use of foldscope in determining the annual growth cycle, PHF:SHF ratio of cashmere fibre in pashmina goat of J & K

Dr. Hina Bhat

Asstt. Professor

Animal Biotechnology, FVSc. & AH

2018-19

I year

8.00

41.     

Development of foldscope based morphological and anatomical markers for sex determination in juvenial poplar plants

 

Dr. Anup Raj,

Assoc. Prof.

Faculty of Forestry

2018-19

1 year

8.00

42.     

Establishment of small scale production units of Trichoderma in different districts of Kashmir valley for the management of root rot of apple

Dr. F. A. Mohiddin

Asstt. Prof. (Plant Path) MRCFC, Khudwani

2018-19

3 years

26.31

 

43.     

Pathogenicity gene(s) discovery in collectotrichum lindemuthianum, the causal agent of bean anthracnose

Dr. Bilal A. Padder

Asstt. Prof. (Plant Path) FoH

2018-19

3 years

10.84

44.     

Augmentation of Household Income through Improvement of Production Efficiency of Dairy Cattle and Fodder Production in the Rural Areas of Kashmir Valley

Dr. Pankaj Goswami

Professor,

Vet. Path, FVSc & AH

2018-19

3 years

33.30

1

st

instt

19.00

45.     

Demonstration and popularization of Bio-farming inputs to improve economic conditions of tribal families under Himalayan ecosystem of Jammu & Kashmir

Dr. Tahir Ahmad Sheikh, Asstt. Prof. (Agronomy)

FoA, Wadura

 2018-19

03 years

18.98

46.     

Establishment of Biotech- “KISAN HUB” at SKUAST-Kashmir

Prof. F. A. Zaki, Dean, FoH

 

2018-19

02 years

190

47.     

FIST Programe -2018

Dr. Manzoor ur Rahman, Professor, Div of Vety Biochemistry, FVSc & AH

2018-19

05 years

68.00

48.     

Socio Economic Upliftment of Sheep Breeders through technology transfer in Temperate Himalayan Region of J & K

Dr. S. Shahnaz

AGB, FVSc & AH, Shuhama

2018-19

03 years

71.96

49.     

Innovative poultry horticulture integrated farming systems for optimum resource utlilization and strengthening rural livelihoods

Dr. Azmat Alam Khan,

 Prof.,  LPM, FVSc & AH

Feb. 2019

03 years

30.00

D.      Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH, GoI)

50.     

Production and popularization of temperate spice crops for livelihood security

Dr. Nayeema Jabeen

. Professor,

Vegetable Science FoH

2014-15

05 years

72.80

 

51.     

Precision Farming Development Centre, HMAARI, Leh

Associate Director Research,  (R&E)

HMAARI, Leh

yearly

18.25 1

st

inst. 2018-19

E.      Other Funding Agencies

1.       Ministry of Earth Sciences, India Meteorological Department

52.     

Forecasting agricultural output using space agro-meteorology and land based observations.

Dr. Sameera Qayoom,, Assoc. Prof. Agronomy FoA

2010-11

8 years

12.64

 

53.     

Setting up of project on solar integrated Micro Irrigation Project at Leh

Dr. T. H. Masoodi,

Dean, Faculty of Forestry, Benihama

2018-19

3 years

36.5

2.      

Indian Council of Medical Research

54.     

Population screening and identification of biomarkers for early detection and surveillance of gastric cancer in Kashmiri population

Dr. Manzoor-ur-Rehman, Professor

Veterinary Bioch. FVSc &AH

2016-17

3 years

33.30

55.     

A study from Kashmir valley on status & prevalence of biochemical deficiency of thiamine in breast fed infants with encephalopathy and in their lactating mothers

Dr. Imtiyaz Murtaza

 Professor Biotechnology

Basic Science & Humanities,  FoH

2017-18

 3 years

39.14

3.      

Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Deptt. of Agriculture and Cooperation, New Delhi

56.     

Collection, Characterization, Utilization and Registration of Farmers Varieties of Maize Land Races of Kashmir Valley.

(For all varieties)

Dr. Z. A. Dar

 Professor,

GPB

DARS Budgam

2016-17

2 years

18.00

57.     

Development of descriptors for saffron (

Crocus sativus

L.) indigenous to temperate region of J&K

Dr. A. A. Lone, Assoc. Prof. GPB, SRS, Pampore

2017-18

 2 years

18.00

4.      

National Bee Board, Ministry of Agriculture, Deptt. of Agriculture and Cooperation, New Delhi

58.     

Setting up of Integrated Beekeeping Development Centre (IBDC)/Center of Excellence (COE)

Dr. M. A. Parray

Assoc. Prof  / Incharge RTCPPPM, FoH

2017-18

3 years

 

166.70

5.      

National Medicinal Plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi

59.     

Regional cum Facilitation Fund

Dr. Shiekh Bilal Ahmad

Ex-Dean, FoA

2018-19

yearly

149.00

60.     

Drug discovery against prostate cancer from medicinal plants endogenous to Kashmir valley through green fluorescence protein (GFP) labeling of androgen receptor

Dr. Khalid Z. Masoodi,

Asstt. Prof. Plant Biotechnology, FoH

2019-20

1 year

3.00

61.     

Chemical profiling of essential  oils obtained from aromatic crops growing in Kashmir

 

Dr. S. A. Gangoo Professor, FoF

2019-20

1 year

3.00

6.      

Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB)

62.     

Technological interventions for prophylactic and therapeutic management of contagious caprinepleuropneumonia (CCPP) in pashmina goats”

Dr. M. Iqbal Yatoo

Asstt. Professor

Vet. Clinical Services Complex, FVSc & AH

2017-18

 3 years

35.00

63.     

Proteome identification of binding partners interacting with alpha-I-syntropein (SNTAI) protein in human breast cell lines.

             Dr. Hina Bhat           

Asstt. Professor

An. Biot., FVSc.& AH

2016-17

4 years

42.00

64.     

Study on waterfowl ecology, migratory patterns and disease monitoring in the wetlands of Kashmir valley

Dr. Khursheed Ahmad

I/C Centre for MWS, FoF

2016-17

 3 years

70.50

 

65.     

Morphological and Molecular Evaluation of Apple (

Malus x domestica

Borkh) for Scab Resistance: Towards Breeding Scab Free Apple Cultivars

Mr. Jahangir A. Dar

National Post-Doctoral Fellowship Scheme 

2017-18

 2 years

19.20

 

66.     

Ecology of Leopard (

Pantherapardus

) in Kashmir Himalaya, India: Implications for mitigating human leopard conflict

Mr. Zaffar Rais Mir

National Post-Doctoral Fellowship Scheme 

2017-18

 2 years

19.20

 

67.     

Mining of scab resistance R-Genes from different cultivars of apple and introducing of scab resistance in commercially important varieties of apple grown in Kashmir valley through cisgenesis

Prof. Nazeer Ahmad (Hon’ble Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K)

 

2017-18

 3 Years

58.00

68.     

Generation of a genetically stable live vaccine candidate against Infectious Bursal Disease Virus (IBDV) through mutagen driven lethal mutagenesis

Dr. Nadeem Shabir

Asstt. Professor

An. Biot., FVSc & AH

2017-18

3 Years

45.24

69.     

Transcriptome profiling of local Kashmiri vs commercial poultry for disease resistance against Salmonellosis

Dr. Syed Mudasir Andrabi, Asstt. Prof. An. Biotc, FVSc & AH

2018-19

3 years

60.19

70.     

Cultured Allogenic Mesenchymal Stem Cell Application in Selected Veterinary Clinicl Disorders vis-à-vis Preclinical Studies in Artificially Induced Lab Animal Models

Dr. Mudasir Bashir Gugjoo, Asstt. Prof

VCC, FVSc & AH

2018-19

3 years

48.10

71.     

Genetic mapping of anthracose resistance gene(s) in a common bean bi-parental RIL. Population (KRC 22 x Jawala) and development of anthracnose resistant breeding lines

Dr. Bilal Padder

Asstt. Professor,

Plant Pathology, FoH

2018-19

 3 years

53.79

7.       G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED) under National Mission on Himalayan Studies

72.     

Vulnerability to disturbances, resource mapping and ex-situ conservation of endemic and relict species BetulaUtilis D. Don (Himalayan birch) in Sindh Forest division of Kashmir

Dr. Parveze A. Sofi

Associate Professor

Faculty of Forestry

2016-17

3 years

12.81

 

73.     

Development of Psychrophilic earthworms for biowaste conversion in Gurez & Tulial Valley of Jammu & Kashmir

Dr. Tahir A. Sheikh

Asstt. Professor, (Agron) FoA, Wadura

2016-17

3 years

14.40

 

74.     

Livelihood improvement and empowerment of rural poor through quality bulb production of cut flowers under temperate conditions of Kashmir

Dr. Z. A. Bhat

Asstt. Professor

AICRP, Floriculture, FoH

2017-18

3 years

44.25

75.     

Long term conservation of Hangul – Hangul movement pattern study using GPS – Satellite collaring

Dr. Khursheed Ahmad

I/C Centre for Mountain Wildlife Science, FoF

2016-17

3 years

37.23

76.     

Assessment of Anthropogenic Pressure and its impact on forest and grassland ecosystem of Dachigam (Collaborative project with AMU)

Dr. Khursheed Ah

I/C Centre for Mountain Wildlife, Science, FoF

2016-17

3 years

25.00

77.     

Impact of climate change on apple production and screening of climate resilient varieties in Kashmir valley

Dr. F. A. Lone

Prof & Head,

Env. Sciences, FoH

2018-19

3 years

43.466

78.     

Livelihood improvement through quality corn production viz-a-viz promotion of saffron (

Crocus sativus

L.) cultivation in cold arid regions of Ladakh

Dr. M. H. Khan

Asstt. Professor, AGB,

SRS, Pampore

           

2018-19

3 years

37.588

79.     

A value chain of saffron in new areas of NW Himalayas by engaging youth and women for strengthening a bio-based green economy

Dr. Amjad Hussaini

Asstt. Professor

Plant Biotechnology, FoH

2018-19

 3 years

97.52405

80.     

Database on livelihood generation and carbon sequestration through wicker willow in kashmir

Dr. K.N. Qaiser

 Professor, Forestry, FoF

2018-19

3 years

16.06

81.     

Collection characterization conservation & utilization of important genetic resources of hilly regions of J&K and ladakh

Dr. S. M. Zargar

 Asstt. professor

Plant Biotech, FoH

2018-19

3 years

47.71

82.     

Entrepreneurship Development and Livelihood of Shina Tribe through Value Chain Improvement of Non-Timber Forest Resources in Gurez Valley of Kashmir”

Dr. M. A. Islam, Associate Professor, NRM, FoF

2018-19

3 years

16.06

8.       National Mission for Food Processing through SIDCO

83.     

Creation of infrastructure facilities for running degree/diploma courses in Food Processing Technology

HoD

Food Science and Technology, FoH

2015-16

4 years

75.00

 

F.       Department of Science &Technology

    (i) Young Scientist Fellowship Projects

84.     

Analysis of the mechanistic regulations of SNTAI/p66Shc interaction on cytoskeletal organization and migration in breast carcinoma cells (DST INSPIRE)

Dr. Sahar Saleem

Animal Biotechnology, FVSc & AH

2017-18

 3 years

35.00

 

85.     

Bacterial endophyte community dynamics in apple cultivars: its impact on scab prevalence in Kashmir valley

 

Dr. Shahid A. Padder

Asstt. Professor, BS&T, FoH

2017-18

3 years

27.911

86.     

Phenotypic and genetic variation of free floating invasive populations of Duckweed (Lemna minor) in Kashmir Himalaya: a phylogeographic comparison

Dr. Gowher A. Wani

Plant Biotechnology

2018-19

02 years

19.20

G.      International Collaborative Projects

1)                   Centre for Improvement for Maize, Wheat & Tursicum (CIMMYT)

87.     

Development of hybrids having inbuilt tolerance to cold and

turcicum

leaf blight (material exchange programme)

ADR, DARS, Budgam

2015-16

Funding from

AICRP Maize

2)                   International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

88.     

International network on genetic evaluation of rice

(Material exchange programme)

                                                                           

ADR, MRCFC, Khudwani

2005-06

Funding from AICRP/ Station funds

89.     

Stress tolerant rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) Phase 3

Dr. Showkat A. Waza, Asstt. Prof.  GPB, MRC, Sagam

April 2018

USD 3,000

90.     

Mapping the Adoption of improved varieties of Major Crops and management practices in Kashmir

Dr. F. A. Shaheen, Asstt. Prof.

School of Agrl. Eco & Horti Bus Management, FoH

2017-18

19.99

91.     

Identification and introgression of QTLs for seedling stage tolerance to cold

 

ADR, MRCFC, Khudwani

2016-17

5 years

100.00

3)                   Indo-Dutch Collaborative project (SKUAST-K and Verbeek)

92.     

Evaluation of two year apple varieties on M-9-T-337 rootstock under Kashmir conditions

 

HoD, Fruit Science, FoH

2016-17

3 years

150.00

93.     

Simulation and scab modelling software)


A Weather data based Scab Disease Advisory System (RIMPro)

HoD

Plant Pathology, FoH

2015-16

3years