Research & Development

Major Areas Of Research

FOODS & NUTRITION

  • Generating a database for Antioxidant properties of various Indian foods.
  • Studying the effect of herbal plants on gene expression under fructose induced diabetic condition.
  • Evaluation of antioxidant potential of selected plant based foods using animal and human models.
  • Evaluation of antioxidant potential of natural food products to prevent oxidation in fats and oils during frying.
  • Probiotic & synbiotic food product development
  • Nutraceuticals, Organic foods
  • Adolescent Obesity
  • Long-term Effect of deficient and excess calcium on bone mineral status.
  • Osteoporosis prevalence in the local community of Anand and V.V.Nagar.
  • Functional foods for preventive health
  • Screening of SNP’s in obese people

FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Tempeh: traditionally soya-based, to be prepared from other low-cost cereals, pulses, millets and their combination
  • Bioprocessing (Germination and Fermentation) of various agricultural produce to enhance their functional and nutraceutical properties.
  • Production of Lactic acid using agricultural wastes
  • Detection of food borne pathogens from different food samples by DNA based molecular methods
  • Molecular analysis of probiotic strains
  • Yoghurt and other dairy preparations and their evaluations
  • Immobilization technique for enhancing probiotic activity.
  • Food Matrix immobilization techniques for enhancing probiotic activity

FAMILY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • Ergonomic assessment of Agricultural Tools and Occupational personnelís postures
  • Income Generating activities among women
  • Energy Consumption and conservation
  • Consumer Awareness Enhancement (consumer clubs, children as consumer)
  • Communication pattern and effectiveness in housekeeping organizations
  • Managerial practices of various groups of women
  • Decision making ability and its enhancement in adolescent girls
  • Environment awareness Enhancement
  • Saving pattern of Women Entrepreneurs
  • Interior Space Design and Awareness

TEXTILES AND CLOTHING

  • Combination studies:
  1. applique work and fabric painting
  2. phulkari embroidery and tie and dye
  3. banarasi textiles and indo-western outfits
  4. chinkari and tie and dye
  5. stencil printing and zari work
  6. chamba embroidery with bead work
  • Batik on leather
  • Clothing consumption practices
  • Traditional clothing, textiles and embroidery
  • Contemporary wear
  • Clothing for special needs

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
  • Adolescent health
  • Breastfeeding practices
  • Woman and health

Women's Studies Center

Sr No.Major Research ProjectsFunding AgencyGrant (Rs.)Duration
1Womenís Studies Centre (Completed)U.G.C.15 Lakhs2007-2012
2Womenís Studies Centre (Completed)U.G.C.30 Lakhs2004 to 2007
3Womenís Studies Centre (Ongoing)U.G.C. 37.30 Lakhs 2012 to 2017

Research Projects (Completed)

Sr NoMajor Research Projects (Completed)Name of Principle of InvestigatorFunding AgencyGrant (Rs)Duration
1Strengthening of Food Biotechnology research and training in the area of fermented foods
Dr. Rema SubhashDBT49.5 Lakhs1998 to 2003
2Sex Education for better reproductive Health (INDO – US Project)Ms. Kamala R.DBT,
NIH USA
7.5 lakhs2000 to 2003
3Environmental awareness and itís enhancement among selected females of GujaratDr. M. S. AcharyaU. G. C.2.75 lakhs2001 to 2003
4Prevalence of Osteoporosis in the local community of Anand & Vallabh VidyanagarDr. Rema SubhashU. G. C.4.40 lakhs2002 to 2005
5Studies on Tempeh-Product development and nutritional evaluationDr. Rema SubhashD.B.T.,7.40 lakhs2004-2007
6Total Antioxidants in wheat grass and itís effect of supplementation on geriatric population (Minor Research Project)Ms. Neeta DaveU. G. C.1.0 Lakh2007-2008
7Enhancement of level of awareness regarding consumerism among the secondary school students through intervention ProgrammesDr. M. S. AcharyaIIPA,
New delhi
2.42 Lakh2007-2008
8Lipid oxidation products in fried food products available in the market and processed in the laboratoryDr. V. H. PatelU.G.C.10.41 Lakhs2006-2009
9Dying and printing of silk fabric with natural dyesDr. Namrita KolaU.G.C.3.99 Lakhs2007-2010
10Screening Of SNPs In Melanocortin-4-Receptor (MC4R) Gene in Overweight-Obese Population Of Anand-Vallabh Vidhyanagar.Dr. Jisha EliasSeed grant
S.P.U.
1,00,000/-2011-2012
11Nutritional composition and Pesticide Residue level among Organically and Conventionally
Grown Fruits and Vegetables.
Ms. Viraj RogheliaSeed grant
S.P.U.
1,00,000/-2011-2012
12An ergonomic assessment of selected activities carried out in food unitDr. Manjari AcharyaU.G.C.6,48,300/-2009-2012
13Development of database for total phenol and total antioxidant capacity of Indian foods.Dr. V. H. PatelU.G.C.10.65 lakhs2011-2014
14Immobilization of Food Matrixes and their application in the preparation of fermented Dairy productDr. Rema SubhashDBT11.37 lakhs 2011-2014
15Haematinic Effect and antioxidant Activity of Cactus Pear Fruit (Opuntia Ficus- Indica)"Dr. Viraj
Roghelia
U.G.C.3,25,000/-2014-2016

Research Projects (Ongoing)

Sr. NoMajor Research Projects (On Going) Name of Principle InvestigatorFunding AgencyGrant (Rs.)Duration
1Development of database for total phenol and total antioxidant capacity of Indian foods.Dr. V. H. PatelU.G.C10.65 lakhs2011-14
2Immobilization of Food Matrixes and their application in the preparation of fermented Dairy productDr. Rema SubhashDBT11.37 lakhs2011-14
3An ergonomic assessment of selected activities carried out in food unit Dr. Manjari AcharyaU.G.C.6,48,300/-2009-2012
4Haematinic Effect and antioxidant Activity of Cactus Pear Fruit (Opuntia Ficus- Indica)Ms. Viraj RogheliaU.G.C.3,25,000/-2014-2016

Research Grants

AgencyAmount (Rs.)
UGC ( Research Projects) 42.93 Lakhs
DBT ( Research Projects)75.77 Lakhs
IIPA2.420 Lakhs
UGC-SAP-DRS-I75.00 Lakhs
UGC-Innovative58.00 Lakhs
Gujarat State-Innovative39.50 Lakhs
Non-SAP30.00 Lakhs
SEED GRANT (S.P.U.)2.00 Lakhs

Research Publication

July, 2010 to June, 2016

National Publication

29

International Publication

28

Total Publication

57


RESEARCH STUDENTS
Details of Ph. D. students admitted and/or awarded degree (June 2010 onwards)

Sr. No.

Name of student

Name of supervisor

Date of registration

Full time/ Part

time

Title of Thesis

Status:

Pursuing/

submitted thesis/awarded degree

1.

Neeta R. Dave

Dr. V.H. Patel

08-01-2007

Part time*

Honey as nutraceutical ingredient for functional food.

Awarded Degree

July, 2012

2.

Bhavana Chauhan

Dr. V. H. Patel

10 /03/2008

Part time*

Dietary flavonoid intake and its relation with plasma antioxidant capacity.

Synopsis submitted

3.

Viraj N. Roghelia

Dr. V.H. Patel

06/05/2008

Part time*

A comparative study on consumer perception, sensory attributes, nutrients and pesticide residue level among organic foods and conventional foods.

Awarded Degree

October, 2015

4.

Shazia Sharma

Dr. V. H. Patel

06/05/2008

Part time*

Soybean as a functional food for post-menopausal women.

Pursuing

5.

Vijaya Agarwal

Dr. V. H. Patel

06/05/2008

Part time*

Impact of socio-economic factors and dietary pattern on obesity among adolescents of Anand block.

Pursuing

6.

Anjali Vijay Bhatt

Dr. V.H. Patel

29/08/2008

Full Time

Evaluation of actual antioxidant intake of traditional Indian Diet with the help of vitro gastro-intestinal model.

Awarded Degree

July, 2014

7.

Anita Patel

Dr. M.S. Acharya

10/10/2008

Part time*

A comparative study of decision making ability of male and female child in Anand District.

Awarded Degree

July, 2014

8.

Ranjit Kaur

Dr. M.S. Acharya

21/04/2009

Full time

An ergonomic assessment of selected activities carried out in food units.

Awarded Degree

March, 2014

9.

Sulaiman Ahmed

Dr. M.S. Acharya

23/06/2009

Full time

An ergonomic Investigation in the interior design of living room in the residence of Hodaidah City.

Awarded Degree

2013

10.

Pratiksha N.Patel

Dr. Rema Subhash

03/11/2009

Full time

Immobilization of Probiotic microorganisms food matrix on their efficacy in the preparation of fermented dairy product.

Synopsis submitted

11.

Mosmi Ruparelaiya

Dr. Namrita Kola

20/11/2010

Full time

Application of silicone finishes to enhance performance of textiles.

Synopsis submitted

12.

Bhoomi Parikh

Dr. V.H. Patel

3 /06/ 2011

Full time

Analysis of Indian foods for their total phenols and total antioxidant capacity to develop a database.

Synopsis submitted

13.

Vincenta Khristi

Dr. V.H. Patel

17/06/2011

Full time

The functional assessment of selected Indian medicinal plants on metabolic syndrome induced by high fructose diet in rats.

Pursuing

14.

Dolly Mohey

Dr. Namrita Kola

19/11/2011

Part time*

Devising strategies for diversifying traditional Kutchh shawls and embroideries for export market .

Pursuing

15.

Yogesh Vadwala

Dr. Namrita Kola

19/11/

2011

Part time*

Application of Natural dyes from plant waste on pre and post treated fabrics.

Synopsis submitted

16.

Minal Chauhan

Dr. Rema Subhash

05/11/2012

Part time*

Development of functional foods for the prevention of osteoporosis.

Pursuing

17.

Hinal Patel

Dr. V.H. Patel

03/09/2013

Full time

Anti-inflammaroty activity of selected plant material against diet induced obesity among adult albino rats.

Pursuing

18.

Anu Mishra

Dr. V.H. Patel

03/09/2013

Full time

Development and evaluation of dietary supplements and functional foods for Diabetes.

Pursuing

19.

Harbindar Kaur

Dr. Namrita Kola

15/10/2013

Part time*

Revival of languishing traditional textile crafts of Ahmedabad district.

Pursuing

20.

Tanvi Makwana

Dr. V.H. Patel

19/03/2014

Part time*

Effect of different elicitors on the antioxidant potential of commonly consumed legumes

Pursuing

21.

Tejashree Trivedi

Dr. Rema Subhash

21/03/2014

Full time

The effect of intervention programmes for the prevention of undernutrition in children from six months to six years.

Pursuing

22.

Alpana Shah

Dr. Namrita Kola

30/09/2014

Part time*

A study on recycling of post Ėproducer waste generated by textile industries

Pursuing

23.

Revati Shah

Dr. Neeta Dave

13/10/2015

Full time

Prevalence of Dietary and Metformin induced Vitamin B-12 Deficiency among adult population of Vallabh Vidhyanagar - Gujarat

Pursuing

24.

Khusbu Dalwadi

Dr. V.H. Patel

09/10/2015

Full time

Effect of amla and tamarind leaves extract on molecular targets related to secondary complications of hyperglycemia in chemically induced diabetic rat model

Pursuing

25.

Vimal Jayswal

Dr. Neeta Dave

23/11/2015

Full time

Evaluation of Nutraceutical Properties of Underutilized Leafy Vegetable Basella alba for its Application in Foods

Pursuing

26.

Poonam Oza

Dr. Namrita Kola

15/10/2015

Full time

Seam Quality : An effect of Thread size, Stitch, Seam type on Woven and Knitted Fabrics

Pursuing


*Part time Ph.D. students are working as a lecturers in University and Affiliated colleges of Sardar Patel University and Gujarat University.