Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

List of sponsored projects


6. An affordable lower limb prosthesis with polycentric knee joint, dynamic ankle joint and suction-suspension socket system having advanced features

Principal Investigator                                                                                                                                                                    Co-PI: Dr.Nelson Muthu, IIT Guwahati, 
Funding agency :
Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 79 lakh
Project duration: March 2019-Feb 2022 (Three years)

5. Development of new generation Acetabular Socket Linear and Femoral Head Prototypes with unique 3D microstructures and better fracture resistance for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis treatment.

Principal Investigator                                                                                                                                                                Other PI: Prof. Bikramjit Basu, IISc Bangalore

Co-PI: Prof. S.Senthilvelan IIT Guwahati, 
Funding agency :
Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 21.34 lakh
Project duration: April 2019-March 2022 (Three years)

4. Indigenous development of a suture mediated vascular closure device for closure of arterial access site to achieve instant hemostasis following catheter angiography and interventions

Principal Investigator                                                                                                                                                                Other PI: Dr.Akash Handique, Radiologist, NEIGRIHMS Shillong and  Prof. Bhupen Sarma, College of Veterinary Science, AAU, Khanapara                                                                                                                                             Co-PI: Prof. R. Ganesh Narayanan, IIT Guwahati, Dr. Amit Malviya, Cardiologist, NEIGRIHMS, and Dr.Prajal Saikia, Veterinary Officer, NEIGRIHMS
Funding agency :
Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 34 lakh
Project duration: April 2019- March 2021 (Two years)

3. Program support for Research in Biological sciences and Healthcare Engineering in North East Region (NECBH)

Principal Investigators: Dean R&D, Prof. S.K. Dwivedy, Prof. S.Kanagaraj, Prof. S. Dandapat, Prof. S. R. Prasanna, Prof. Ashish Anand, Prof. R. Swaminathan, Head, Department of Chemistry, Head Department of BSBE                       
Funding agency :
Sanctioned Amount: Rs 3735.28 lakh (Gait lab and product design lab-543.6 lakh)
Project duration: April 2018 - March 2021 (Three years)

2. Gait analysis based patient specific prosthetic polycentric knee joint and socket for trans-femoral amputees to improve their walking pattern

Principal Investigator
Funding agency :
Sanctioned Amount: Rs 22,00,000 (AWARD)
Project duration: March  2017 - February 2020

1.  Preservation of residual hearing by localized delivery of nanoceria based solid solution and composite as an antioxidant in cochlear implants

Principal Investigator, Other PI: Prof.Bikramjit Basu, IISc Bangalore and Dr Abhijeet Bhatia, ENT Surgeon, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong.

Funding agency : Department of Biotechnology, India
Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 132.37  lakh (Total sanction to IITG, NEIGRIHMS and IISc)
Project duration: Three years from January'2017
Dr Piruthivi Sukumar and Dr. Ajaikumar B. Kunnumakkara, IIT Guwahati,
Dr. Jaya Mishra and Dr. Pranjal P Saikia, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong



List of consultancy projects

1. Studies on thermal conductivity of nanofluids,  Rs. 55200

Principal Investigator
Funding agency :
Tata Consultancy Limited, Pune

Sanctioned amount: Rs. 55,200

Project duration: March 2017 (one month)

2. Design of a Food Ecology System (FES) for Pig feed,  Rs. 11. 68 lakh

Principal Investigator
Funding agency :
GNRC, Guwahati

Sanctioned amount: Rs. 11,68,000

Project duration: From April'2018  onwards (ongoing)
Co-PI: Prof.S.K.Dwivedy and Prof.Deepak Sharma, IIT Guwahati


List of completed projects

·         Number of completed projects as a PI and sanctioned amount: 6 and Rs 434.35 lakh + € 115000 

·         Number of completed projects as a Co-PI and sanctioned amount: 2 and Rs. 29.9 lakh + £ 22050


9. Fabrication and characterization of the next generation material for articulating surface in total joint replacements using medical grade UHMWPE reinforced with nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite and single walled carbon nanotubes

Principal Investigator
Funding agency : Department of Science and Technology, India
Sanctioned Amount: Rs.51.332 lakh (IITG- 30.622 lakh IISc 20.71 lakh )
Project duration: From March 2015 to September 2018
Collaboration with Prof. Bikramjit Basu, IISc Bangalore and Dr.D.C.Sundaresh, M S Ramaiah Medical College & Hospi