Honorable Vice-Chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile conducted a meeting with the first batch of nine lateral entry channel fellows under the prestigious Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme on 22nd March 2021. Prof. Appa Rao handed over each fellow a cheque for Rs. 4,47,097/-, the fellowship for the period 20th August 2020 – 28th February 2021. Prof. Appa Rao and all the attendees congratulated the fellows and their PhD supervisors. Prof. Appa Rao thanked the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India for selecting the PMRF fellows. He emphasized that with the recognition as a PMRF fellow comes the additional responsibility of delivering high-quality research output as per the proposed research work.

Two of the PMRF fellows, Ms. Aiswarya and Mr. Arunava, spoke on this occasion and expressed their happiness for their selection as PMRF fellows. They informed the gathering that they would do their best to realize the proposed research deliverables. All fellows explained why they preferred Ph.D. programs at the University of Hyderabad. The meeting was attended by  Pro Vice-Chancellor 2 (Prof. B. Raja Shekhar), the Chairman (Prof. Siva Kumar), and Members of the PMRF Internal Expert Committee at UoH; Controller of Examinations; Finance Officer; Deputy DSW (Dr. Santhosh Kanade); Director-CC & CNF and PMRF Coordinator, UoH, Prof. Dr.-Ing. VVSS Srikanth.

Ph.D. supervisors of the PMRF fellows and several others also attended the meeting.

School Name of the student Name of the Ph.D. supervisor Proposed project title
School of Chemistry Ms. P. Rajya Lakshmi Prof. D. B. Ramachary Template induced C-H functionalization of steroidsat various C-H positions.
  Mr. D. Arun Dr. Srinivasarao Yaragorla Development of sustainable protocols for the insitu generation and applications of C-Acyliminesfor the construction of biologically relevant


  Mrs. Kranthi Chatragadda Prof. R. Nagarajan Total synthesis of Hernandezine
  Mr. Arunava Dutta


Prof. Tushar Jana


Biodegradable and biocompatible polyurethanesvia non-isocyanate pathways
School of Life Sciences Ms. Sreya P K Prof. Ch. Venkata Ramana Unravelling anammox activity of Planctomycetesassociated with algae: A potential greentechnology mission to clean ammonia rich wastewaters.
  Ms. Pavithra R Prof. Rajagopal Subramanyam A systematic approach of omics in Dunaliella salinain various salt conditions
  Ms. Jyotisha Dr. Insaf Ahmed Qureshi Evaluation of membrane acid phosphatase as avaccine candidate against Leishmania donovani
School of Physics Mr. Dipanjan Banerjee Prof. Soma Venugopal Rao Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) forexplosives/ high energy materials (HEMs)/chemical warfare simulants detection
  Ms. Aiswarya T Dr. G. S. Vaitheeswaran Computational study of topological materials