The University of Hyderabad (UoH), one of India’s Institute of Eminence, announces its fourth set of Ph.D. scholars for the fellowship under the prestigious Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) scheme. The following 8 (eight) Ph.D. students are the selected Research Fellows. The PMRF fellows shall be working in research areas with great scientific significance and advancement in varied applications.

Student Name School Supervisor Significance of the research

Soumak Nag

School of Mathematics and Statistics. Dr. T. Suman Kumar Modelling and analysis of infectious diseases with effect of spatial diffusion and limitation of individual mobility

Kampamolla Venkatasubbareddy

School of Mathematics and Statistics. Dr. A. Sankaranarayanan On the average behavior of the Fourier coefficients related to triple product L−functions and some higher degree L−functions

Imliyangla Longkumer

Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences Dr. Seema Mishra Exploration of cancer-related long non-coding RNAs’ structurome towards the development of potential therapeutics

Sumathi Ravi Raj

Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences Dr. P. Anil Kumar Mitophagy of Glomerular Podocytes induced by Growth Hormone: Implications in diabetic nephropathy and proteinuria

Bharti Kotarya

Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences Dr.K.P.M.S.V Padmasree Identification of potential new targets for Bowman-Birk Protease Inhibitor in the midgut proteome of Achaea janata


School of Physics Dr. Venkataiah Gorige Electric-field controlled spin-wave studies in ferro(ferri)magnetic/ferroelectric heterostructures for possible magnonic applications

Karishma Bombo Naik



School of Chemistry




Dr. T. Saravanan




Enzyme Catalyzed Enantioselective (P-N) Phosphoramidation of Phosphoric Acids to access Valuable Antiviral Prodrugs






Srikanth Guntoju

School of Engineering Sciences and Technology Dr. Swati Ghosh Acharyya Development of toxin-free plantderived epoxy/graphene nanocomposite coatings using the eco-friendly process for anticorrosion applications



The National Coordination Committee of the PMRF scheme made the selection of the above students. Each fellow under the PMRF scheme will receive a starting monthly fellowship of Rs. 70,000/-, which may increase to a maximum monthly fellowship of Rs. 80,000/- towards the end of Ph.D., provided the performance during the initial years of Ph.D. is satisfactory. Apart from this, each fellow would be eligible for a Rs. 2 Lakhs research grant per year.

UoH was allotted a total of 8 Lateral entry PMRF fellowships for the PMRF December 2021 cycle. UoH thanks the Ministry of Education and the National Coordination Committee, PMRF, for the same. For the PMRF 2021 December cycle, a total of 8 Ph.D. students have been selected.

Prof. B.J.Rao (Vice-Chancellor, UoH), Prof. N. Siva Kumar, All the members of previous IEC, Prof. Vadali V. S. S. Srikanth, and the entire University fraternity heartily congratulates the selected PMRF Fellows. Prof BJ Rao congratulates all the 8 PMRF fellows and their supervisors for preparing research proposals related to solving pertinent mathematical, environmental, medical, and engineering problems with novel scientific concepts. Prof. B.J. Rao expressed great happiness for nearly 100% success in filling the PMRF vacancies at UoH.

University of Hyderabad now has in total 40 PMRF fellows