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Thrust Area of Research


School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (SPER)


Department of Pharmaceutics:


  • Research thrust areas of the department include oral bioavailability enhancement using polymer and lipid-based approaches, transdermal drug delivery system, ocular drug delivery systems using polymeric and lipid carriers, targeted nanoparticles for brain and tumor targeting, intranasal drug delivery systems for CNS disorders, biodegradable targeted retention devices for periodontal infections, herbal drug delivery systems for psoriasis, acne and vitiligo, transmucosal drug delivery systems for proteins and antihypertensive agents.

  • The department lays emphasis on integrated research approach on modern and indigenous drugs and their formulations. The department is well equipped, funded by various funding agencies and is supported under UGC-SAP and DST-FIST programs.


Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry:


Research related to Drug Development and Discovery. The Department offers the M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis) and Ph.D. Programme. The department is currently engaged in independent as well as collaborative research in Drug Design and Development, Synthetic Chemistry, Analytical Pharmacy and Natural Product Chemistry. Current areas of research include Anticancer, Drug Designing, Antimalarial, Anticonvulsant, Anti-inflammatory, Natural Chemistry, Hepatoprotective drugs, etc. The department is supported under DST-FIST program.


Department of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry:


Research in the field of discovery and development of herbal drugs, phytopharmaceuticals and microbial products; quality control of herbal/microbial products and botanicals through the analysis of principal components/markers and fingerprinting; studies for the enhanced production of secondary metabolites using plant tissue culture and fermentation technologies; studies on herbal cosmetics, immunomodulatory, anti-obesity and anti-diabetic medicinal plants as well as the screening of new drug molecules, standardized herbal drugs/extracts for their bioactivities.


School of Nursing Science and Allied Health (SNSAH)


Rufaida College of Nursing - The College has State-of-the art infrastructure and excellent learning resources and research facilities. The college has its own building with upgraded simulation lab and well maintained library.


The students and teachers have been continuously involved in various research projects and community service activities, such as conduction of mass health education projects, free health camps, health melas etc. The successful graduates of the programmes get 100% employment in leading hospitals and healthcare institutions.


Department of Occupational Therapy - The Department has well equipped laboratories and clinical setup. Graduate and post graduate students are trained to equip them to take any role e.g. researcher, academician and clinician. Our Alumni are having 100% placement and are serving different hospitals like, LN Hospital, GB pant Hospital, Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, ESI hospital, PIDDUIPH, Ganga Ram Hospital. Some of the alumni have turn out to be successful entrepreneurs. Other Alumni are also well settled in other states of India.


School of Engineering Sciences & Technology (SEST)

  • Cloud computing

  • Machine learning

  • Data mining and web mining

  • Sustainable development

  • Human computer interaction

  • Data analytics

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)

  • Very large scale integration (VLSI)


School of Chemical and Life Sciences (SCLS)


Department of Biochemistry:


  • Cancer etiology, DNA damage and repair, Nutrigenomics and Proteomics

  • Disease mechanisms-the cell and molecular biology, innate immunity, chronic human diseases, tissue injury, regeneration and repair

  • Molecular Immunology, Development of FRET Based Biosensors.

  • Alternative splicing and disease

  • Toxicant-mediated metabolic syndrome

  • Role of novel kinase pathways in virus mediated oncogenesis

  • Host pathogen interactions

  • Computational biology


Department of Biotechnology:


  • Molecular biology and regulation of gene expression in infectious and non- infectious diseases.

  • Host pathogen interaction, molecular immunology, molecular virology and drug delivery.

  • Clinical virology and vaccine development.

  • Development of diagnostic tests.

  • Development of nano-enabled interfaces and multiplexed paper-based devices for the detection of diseases.

  • Genomics/Proteomics of cancers and development of biomarkers for early detection and as valuable therapeutic targets.

  • Conservation of medicinally important endangered plants through in vitro approach.

  • Enhancement in the yield of secondary metabolites in medicinal plants via stress, culture conditions, genetic engineering and nanoparticles.

  • Transgenics of vegetables, floriculture and oil crops.

  • Evaluation of anti-cancer potential of herbal based compounds and their nano formulations.

  • Stress biology, mechanism of protein folding and stabilization.



Department of Botany:


  • Understanding the physiological and molecular mechanisms of abiotic stresses

  • Identification and characterization of medicinal plants and their active ingredients

  • Ethnobotany and plant systematics

  • Tissue culture studies for alkaloid production, clonal multiplication and preservation of endangered plant species

  • Identification and characterisation of plant viruses


Department of Chemistry:


  • Natural products chemistry and natural product inspired pharmacophore development.

  • Medicinal chemistry

  • Anti-cancer agents and anti-inflammatory agents.

  • Anti-hyperglycemic agents.

  • Anti-microbial agents (anti-tubercular, anti-leishmanial etc.)

  • Nano-synthesis and drug delivery.

  • Molecular machines in drug delivery systems.

  • Soft matter and chemistry of nano-bio interface.


Department of Medical Elementology and Toxicology:


  • Chemoprevention of cancer by plant products/indigenous medicines and standardization of such drugs.

  • Toxic effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

  • Stress Biology: Oxidative stress and endophytic stress

  • Neurodegenerative disorders and their protection.

  • Role of trace elements in the manifestation of diseases.

  • Ecotoxicity of environmental pollutants and their interactive effects.

  • Immunotoxicity of drugs and environmental chemicals and its prevention.

  • Molecular mechanism of nanoparticles in toxicity manifestation.

  • Animal models of arthritis for study of mechanism of action of protective agents.

  • Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) as an alternate model of toxicology

  • Protein assembly and amyloid toxicity

  • Drug discovery against amyloidosis

  • Fabrication of amyloid-based smart materials

  • The enhancement of sirtuin protein expression through diet.


Centre for Translational and Clinical Research (CTCR):


  • Efficacy and safety studies of drugs. Rationale use of drugs

  • Conduct of different phases of clinical trials and Bioequivalence studies

  • Epilepsy and neurobehavioural disorder mechanisms and repurposing drugs

  • Neurobehavioural and quality of life assessment in diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cancer patients etc.

  • Meta-analysis and systematic reviews on various diseases

  • Nanoformulations against skin cancers and CNS diseases


School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)


Department of Islamic Studies:


The main thrust of research in the Department is in the areas which have critical relevance to the contemporary Muslim world with special reference to Indian Muslims. These include subjects related to the socio-economic, religious and political problems of Muslims in India, contribution of Muslims to different walks of life, issues related to misunderstandings about Islam and Muslims, the impact of Islam on India and vice-versa, the contribution of Indian Muslim scholars and noblemen, translations of outstanding works by Muslim scholars including Muslim scientists, ulama and sufis. Within the broad parameters of the Holy Qur'an and Sunnah, research in Islamic Studies is based on, and guided by the modem methodology of knowledge formations.


Department of Federal Studies:


  • Federal theories and philosophy

  • Comparative federalism

  • Coalition studies

  • Political ecology and development studies

  • Public Policy and Governance (Design Specific) Studies

  • Sectorial analysis of state policies including science, technology, natural resources, and welfare.

  • Political linguistics and discourses.

  • Decentralization, development and empowerment

  • Identity politics

  • Contemporary nationalism

  • Globalization and global governance

  • Indian Government and politics

  • Working of the Union Model of Indian Federalism

  • Social/Regional Movements

  • Political psychology, behavioural economics and public choices

  • Local Self-Government

  • Election Studies, party politics and parliamentary democracy

  • Political economy and public finance

  • Politics and economics of state’s regulations, and regulatory governance,

  • New modes of governance such as corporate and networked governance, good governance etc.

  • Judicial behaviour and politics of benches

  • Health humanities and pandemic governance

  • Environmental governance and disaster management

  • Peace

  • Politics and economics of climate change


Department of Human Rights:


  • Conceptual and theoretical foundations and legal framework of human rights

  • Human rights, Democracy and decentralization, Constitution and Governance

  • Health humanities and pandemic governance

  • Human rights concerned issues and challenges

  • International human rights Laws and Humanitarian laws and their implementation

  • International and national actions and initiatives against violations of Human Rights

  • Protection and Promotion of Human rights, NHRIs and other human rights institutions

  • Multiculturalism and Minorities related human rights issues

  • Human rights and ethnicity and administration of tribal areas

  • Human Rights, Globalization and Development and ecological concerns of development

  • United Nations bodies and regional mechanisms for human rights

  • International Adjudication and resolution of disputes

  • Environmental governance and disaster management

  • Disaster Management and Human Rights

  • Good Governance and role of Government Schemes

  • Human Rights and refugees, children, women, workers, aged and disabled people, Indigenous people

  • Role of different Commissions, Institutions, International Agencies

  • Migrant workers, labour related issues and laws, Human Rights

  • Human rights and environmental issues and emerging problems

  • Scientific advancements and information communication technology

  • Human rights, state, media and NGOs

  • Public health, water, hygiene and education

  • Regional/social movements and Human Rights

  • Human rights and criminal justice System, police, prison and court system


Hamdard Institute of International Studies:


  • Comparative Politics

  • Great Power Politics

  • History of International Politics

  • South Asian Studies

  • India’s Foreign Policy

  • Globalization and Global Governance

  • Peace and Conflict Studies

  • United Nations

  • Regional and Security Organizations

  • International Law and International Security

  • Regional Politics including West Asia and Africa

  • International Political Economy


Research Ecosystem and Facilities


  • Well – equipped research laboratories.

  • Highly qualified research faculty.

  • Research & Development Cell as per UGC Guidelines for research management quality control.

  • Research Management System (RMS) for online (paperless) management of research activities of scholars and faculty.

  • A pool of talented doctoral and post-doctoral research scholars’ pool.

  • EMR and core research grants from all leading funding agencies.

  • IP Management Cell.

  • Policies of promoting consultancy.

  • CPCSEA approved central Animal House Facility.

  • Committee for Ethical Conduct of Research.

  • CDSCO recognized IRB and CPCSEA recognized IAEC.

  • DBT recognized Institutional Bio-safety Committee (IBSC)

  • Research Promotion Schemes.

  • Start-up Research Grants to faculty.

  • Regular lecture and interactive session with nationally and internationally distinguished scientists and entrepreneurs. 

  • Collaboration with national and international organizations and research and academic institutions.