Research Projects

Detail of Research Projects

Sr. # NAME OF THE PROJECT PRINCIPEL INVESTIGATOR DURATION (Months) AMOUNT
(Million Rs.)
DATE OF APPROVAL STATUS FUNDING AGENCY
FACULTY OF CROP & FOOD SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY
1

Development of in plant transformation system for wheat

Dr. Abdul Razzaq

24

1.892

19-11-2005

Completed

HEC

2

Evaluation of high yielding and drought resistant canola cultivars in Pothwar

Prof. Dr. Fayyaz ul Hassan

36

0.575

13-05-2003

Completed

PSF

3

 Sustainable cropping pattern for Pothwar plateau

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Azim Malik

36

3.0336

12-05-2003

Completed

PARC

4

Integrated weed control for major Rabi crops (wheat & rapeseed and fallow land Pothwar).

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Azim Malik

36

2.220

15-06-2004

Completed

PARC

5

Phenotypic plasticity of Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) in response to environment and integrated nutrient management.

Prof. Dr. Fayyaz-ul -Hassan

36

1.913

29-04-2008

Completed

PARC

6

Allelopathic crop residue use for weed management in rain-fed areas of Punjab

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf

36

4.562

06-04-2007

Completed

HEC

7

Potential application of nanotechnology in crop/vegetable growth, nutrient use efficiency, crop tissue culture and tolerance to osmotic stress

Dr. Abdul Razzaq

36

4.384

16.12.2011

On going

HEC

8

Promotion of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) through participatory approach in Pothwar

Prof. Dr. Fayyaz-ul-Hassan

36

3.077

21.03.2012

On going

PARC

9

Component-I: Strengthening informal seed supply system at two locations in Pothwar through participatory technology transfer

Dr. Abdul Razzaq

24

2.087

01.07.2011

On going

UAF

DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE
1

Evaluation of soil moisture depletion pattern, soil microbial activity & biomass under different types of terracing in Pothwar.

Prof. Dr. M.I. Lone

24

1.288

06-09-2006

Completed

HEC

2

Characterization and quantification of soil iron oxides and their effect on phosphorus sorption.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Akhtar

36

5.870

13.11.2007

Completed

HEC

3

Potential of mungbean & mush bean to fix nitrogen & benefit the subsequent wheat crop in wheat.

Prof. Dr. Safdar Ali

36

0.588

2006*

Completed

PSF

4

Impact of tillage system Legumes and mulches on soil profile moisture dynamics and wheat production

Prof. Dr. Safdar Ali

36

2.000

28-06-2005

Completed

PARC

5

Isolation of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) from legumes rhizosphere and their in n2 fixation by legumes under rain-fed conditions of Pothwar

Prof. Dr. Safdar Ali

24

2.618

10-06-2008

On going

HEC

6

Characterization of soil bacteria using gene sequencing and response of cereal to associative N2 – fixer and P-solubilizers

Dr. Riffat Hayyat

36

3.628

12.11.2010

On going

HEC

7

Stimulation of soil biological activity through organic amendments for enhancing phosphorus availability in soil-plant system

Dr. Khalid Saifullah Khan

36

5.855

15.12.2011

On going

HEC

8

Isolation and Identification of plant growth promoting N2-fixing soil bacteria using macular techniques for improving legume cereal cropping system

Dr. Riffat Hayyat

36

1.340

16-.06-2009

On going

PSF

DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE
1

Collection of loquat genotypes of Pakistan and their multiplication through conventional vegetative methods and tissue culture techniques

Prof. Dr. Nadeem Akhtar Abbasi

36

2.565

24.03.2010

On going

HEC

2

Production of pathogen free, true to type olive plants through tissue culture

Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad Hafiz

36

3.876

30.03.2010

On going

HEC

3

Varietal improvement of gladiolus through in vitro mutation

Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad Hafiz

36

3.079

08.12.2010

On going

HEC

4

Pre and postharvest treatments of food grade chemicals to improve peach fruit quality and shelf life

Prof. Dr. Nadeem Akhtar Abbasi

36

2.407

27.7.2010

On going

PSF

5

Component-III: Technology transfer to potato growers in relation to pathogen free seed potato, management of diseases and adoption of improved agro techniques

Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad Hafiz

24

2.125

01.07.2011

On going

UAF

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT BREEDING & GENETICS
1

Screening drought tolerance wheat genotypes and estimation of the genetic basis

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Munir

36

1.967

06-06-2004

Completed

PARC

2

Identifying drought tolerant synthetic wheat lines and determining their genetic diversity through DNA makers.

Prof. Dr. M. Kausar Nawaz Shah

24

2.618

13.01.2010

On going

HEC

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT PATHOLOGY
1

Virulence analysis of Puccinia striformis population triggering strip rust of wheat in Punjab and NWFP

Prof. Dr. Irfan ul Haq

24

1.288

29-12-2005

Completed

HEC

2

Distribution and management of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.)

Dr. Tariq Mukhtar

36

1.998

12.12.2007

Completed

UAF

3

Genetic diversity and phylotyping of Ralstonia solanacearum strains causing bacterial wilt of chillies in major chilli growing areas of Pakistan

Dr. Tariq Mukhtar

36

5.346

08.12.2010

On going

HEC

4

Surveillance and pathogen characterization of bacterial canker of stone fruits using biochemical and molecular methods and its bio-management

Dr. M. Inam Ul Haq

36

5.686

03.01.2013

Ongoing

HEC

5

Disease mapping and characterization of lentil wilt pathogen in Pakistan

Prof. Dr. Abdul Rauf

24

1.965

13.05.2010

On going

PSF

6

Studies on characterization and management of leaf crinkle virus infecting black gram

Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq

36

2.073

13.06.2011

On going

PSF

7

Utilization of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria for the induction of systemic resistance in potato seed against bacterial rot diseases

Dr. M. Inam-ul-Haq

36

1.919

13.06.2011

On going

PSF

8

Component-II: Rhizobacterial formulations application technology for the control of major pathogenic root infecting fungi in chickpea for sustainable crop production

Dr. M. Inam Ul Haq

24

1.787

01.07.2011

On going

UAF

9

Molecular studies on a complex of potyviruses infecting solanaceous vegetable / crops in Pakistan and their management

Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq

 

11600 USD

September, 2012

On going

IFS

DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY
1

Biosystemics of dragon flies of Pakistan

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naeem

36

1.405

03-08-2004

Completed

HEC

2

Integrated management of stored chickpea beetle, Callosobruchus linnaeus.

Dr. Muhammad Aslam

36

0.600

2004

Completed

PSF

3

Insecticide resistance in Plutella xylostella and its implication in integrated management.

D. Abdul Khaliq

36

2.0904

10-02-2003

Completed

PARC

4

Establishing year-round rearing facilities of bumble bees, important pollinator of commercial fruit and vegetable crops.

Dr. Munir Ahmad

36

4.521

26.07.2011

On going

HEC

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD TECHNOLOGY
1

Selection and characterization of starter culture for fermented milk products

Prof. Dr. Tariq Masud

36

1.635

03-08-2005

Completed

HEC

2

Selection of Probiotic cultures for yogurt making

Prof. Dr. Tariq Masud,

36

0.239

24-04-2007

Completed

PSF

TOTAL NO. OF PROJECTS AT FACULTY OF CROP & FOOD SCIENCES = 39

 

FACULTY OF SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
1 Collaboration between ISA and UAAR

Prof. Dr. S. M. Saqlan Naqvi 

36

0.300

2005

Completed

HEC

2

Study of polyphenol oxides activity and its association with molecular markers in different r wheat genotypes.

Prof. Dr. S. M. Saqlan Naqvi

36

3.789

28-12-2006

Completed

HEC

3

Production and utilization of Bio Fuels from sweet Sorghum

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz

24

1.719

02-10-2004

Completed

HEC

4

Cloning and sequencing of major DNA components of banana bunchy top virus from Pakistan

Prof. Dr. S. M. Saqlan Naqvi

36

0.873

01-11-2005

Completed

PSF

5

Tissue culture and transformation studies in Banana for disease eradication/resistance.

Prof. Dr. S. M. Saqlan Naqvi

36

0.873

05-07-2005

Completed

PSF

6

Investigation of role of Germane like proteins during germination by construction of rice plants engineered for sense and anti sense expression of rice GLPs.

Prof. Dr. S. M. Saqlan Naqvi

36

2.473

22-03-2002

Completed

PARC

7

Isolation, purification and monitory analyses for production edible oil from wild olive.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz

36

5.988

21-03-2009

On going

HEC

8

Production of Butanol and ethanol from agricultural and Municipal Wastes

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz

36

4.285

08.09.2010

On going

HEC

9

Characterization of putative promoter elements in OsRGLP2 promoter region

Prof. Dr. S.M Saqlan Naqvi

36

7.610

28.09.2011

On going

HEC

10

Determination of biological activities and micropropagation of Polygonum amplexicaulis; A popular medicinal plant of North Pakistan

Dr. M. Sheraz Ahmad

24

2.072

23.02.2011

On going

PSF

DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
1

The epidemiological studies on bovine fasciolosis leading to the development of forecasting model to assess site specific risk on Indus river basin in Punjab

Prof. Dr. Mazhar Qayyum

36

2.0971

08-07-2005

Completed

HEC

2

Repercussion of depletions in vulture populations on the ecology of the Pothwar Region

Dr. Sajid Nadeem

36

2.472

03-07-2008

Completed

HEC

3

Isolation / Identification of Pathogen Bacteria from Buffalo Bulls Semen – development of high efficiency antibiotic combination to improve fertility rate

Dr. Shamim Akhtar

36

2.790

20-05-2008

Completed

HEC

4

Identification of Chemically defined extenders for cryo preservation of buffalo bull spermatozoa

Dr. Shamim Akhtar,

36

1.360

19-03-2008

Completed

PSF

5

Ecology, status and management of Fisheries in Mangla Dam

Dr. Muhammad Sajid Nadeem

36

0.998

16-06-2009

Completed

PSF

6

Biology and management of porcupine in central Punjab

Prof. Dr. Afsar Mian

36

2.094

07-07-2003

Completed

PARC

7

Population size, food Habits and Economic Importance of Commensal Rodents in Rural Pothwar

Dr. Muhammad Mushtaq

36

3.624

16.06.2011

On going

HEC

8
Screening of different avian egg yolks for cryopreservation of buffalosemen: a step to improve fertility in buffaloes with frozen semen

Dr. Shamim Akhtar

24

3.472

26.07.2011

On going

HEC

9

Detection of multiple anthelimintie resistance of nematodes in small ruminants grazing in barani region

Prof. Dr. Mazhar Qayyum

36

1.208

14-07-2008

Ongoing

PSF

10

Biodiversity and ecology of bats and rodents in the thorn forests and croplands of the Potohar plateau

Dr. Amjad Rashid Kayani

36

2.122

06.06.2011

On going

PSF

DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY
1

Characterization to determine the adaptive role of Dehydrins under drought stress in wheat

Dr. Rehana Asghar

36

2.943

30-03-2006

Completed

PARC

2

Exploring of genetic variation for drought tolerance in wheat by using physiological biochemical attributes

Dr. Noshin Ilyas

36

5.893

10-02-2007

On going

HEC

3

Virulence Analyses of Xanthomonas campestris pv sesami and Pseudomonas syringae pv sesami the causal organisms of sesame (Sesamum indicum L) bacterial blight. 

Dr. Abida Ikram

24

6.413

12-11-2007

On going

HEC

4

Floristic study of arid zone (Thal desert), Punjab Pakistan”

Dr. Rehmatullah Qureshi

36

6.080

12-12-2008

On Going

HEC

5

Ethnobotanical survey of Thal desert, Punjab, Pakistan

Dr. Rehmatullah Qureshi

36

1.783

16-06-2009

On going

PSF

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
1

The WTO Agreement and its impacts on the farm sector with emphasis on small holders

Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Ahmad Mian

24

1.621

10-08-2005

Completed

PARC

2

Comparative economics of fish farming in four districts of Pothwar region

Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed Mian

12

0.813

03.03.2011

Completed

HEC

TOTAL NO. OF PROJECTS AT FACULTY OF SCIENCES = 27
FACULTY OF FORESTRY, RANGE MANAGEMENT & WILDLIFE
DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
1

Strengthening of Wildlife Food Habits Study Laboratory

Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain

12

0.913

2009

Completed

HEC

2

Baseline Studies on Wildlife Diversity in Selected Protected Areas of Pakistan

Dr. Maqsood Anwar

36

1.364

08-04-2009

Completed

HEC

3

Ecology on Indian pangolin Manis Crassicaudata in Potohar Region

Dr. Tariq Mahmood

36

2.158

25.12.2010

On going

HEC

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
1

Monitoring of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exposure among highway toll bar attendants and gt road bus drivers as indicator of environmental and occupational hazards in suburbs of Rawalpindi and Islamabad cities

Dr. Audil Rashid,

12

1.160

23.02.2012

On going

HEC

2

Biotreatment of Industrially Discharged Azo Dye Contaminants Using Bioaugmentation

Dr. Azeem Khalid

36

3.911

06.01.2012

On going

PSF

3

Utilizing bacterial ACC-deaminase biotechnology to mitigate impact of water stress (drought) on cereal crops

Dr. Azeem Khalid

36

3.80

20.01.2010

On going

PARB

TOTAL NO. OF PROJECTS AT FACULTY OF FORESTRY, RANGE MANAGEMENT & WILDLIFE = 06

 

FACULTY OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
1

Developing high trait hybridized/mutant scavengers chicken for rural  poultry

Prof. Dr. Nemat Ullah

36

3.346

11-07-2006

Completed

HEC

2

Conservation of Urial through semen preservation

Prof. Dr. Nemat Ullah

36

2.216

14-11-2007

Completed

HEC

TOTAL NO. OF PROJECTS AT FACULTY OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES = 02

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