Former directors of CSIR-IITR

Professor S.H. Zaidi Major Contributions of Professor S.H. Zaidi:
  • Founder director of Industrial Toxicology Research Centre
  • Provided technical advice to sixty different agencies
  • R&D work in a) Experimental pneumoconiosis, b) Toxicity of synthetic dyes, and c) Toxicity of heavy metals
  • Registry of toxicology was created
  • Filed one patent
  • Dr. C.R. Krishnamurti Major Contributions of Dr. C.R. Krishnamurti:
  • Occupational health clinic at Kanpur was started
  • Nucleus for environmental monitoring was setup
  • Facility for generating toxicology data was created
  • Survey of edible colours was conducted in rural areas
  • New discipline of industrial and environmental toxicology was introduced
  • Established Gheru campus for the eco toxicology studies in 1983
  • Dr. G.B. Singh Major Contribution of Dr. G.B. Singh:
  • Occupational health clinic was further expanded with health check up of workers involved in lather tanning industries
  • Dr. P.K. Ray Major Contributions of Dr. P.K. Ray:
  • Portable water analysis kit was developed
  • Computer facility was introduced for research proposal and separate cell was created
  • Central Library was introduced with journals and books
  • Mobile water analysis Laboratory was developed for the assessment of drinking water quality in remote areas and distributed to 17 states of the country by the then Prime Minister late Shri Chandra Shekhar Ji
  • A low cost water purification technology-Amrith Kumbh was developed
  • Bact-O-Kill was developed for disinfection of drinking water
  • All India coordinated project for creating baseline data of metals in water, air, and food (Integrated Environment Programme on Heavy Metals, IEPHM Phase I & II)
  • Participation in Ganga Action Plan and Yamna Action Plan
  • On line water disinfection system developed for the community usage. This system was used during Orissa cyclone
  • Team of scientists participated in the disaster management of Bhopal gas tragedy
  • Toxicity Data handbook on industrial chemical and pesticides were created
  • Dr. S.V. Chandra Major Contributions of Dr. S.V. Chandra:
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for an export oriented Aluminium project was initiated
  • Health risk assessment studies in several rural and traditional occupations were conducted
  • Dr. R.C. Srimal Major Contributions of Dr. R.C. Srimal:
  • The institute R&D work was prioritized into five major areas namely Bio modulation of Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Chemical Toxicology, Respiratory Toxicology and Neuro Toxicology
  • New methods for bio monitoring of exposure to chemicals was developed
  • New technology was developed to detect adulteration in edible oils
  • Dr. P.K. Seth Major Contributions of Dr. P.K. Seth:
  • Institute conducted various studies for evaluation of magnitude and usage pattern of artificial synthetic colours in ice candy and crushed sweetened ice samples
  • Kit was developed to detect argemone oil contamination in edible oil
  • Solid state polymer based pH electrode was developed with potential of detecting Urea in milk samples
  • The institute analysed 130 branded and 53 non branded pan masala samples for methanol content
  • Rapid survey of more than 1100 water samples from 30 problem districts of Uttar Pradesh was conducted for the presence of pollutants/Contaminants
  • Pharmacopocial standards of herbal drug were developed and scientist participated in safety assessment of herbal products
  • Professor Y.K. Gupta Major Contributions of Professor Y.K. Gupta:
  • Industries of Maharastra were surveyed to asses health status of workers
  • 654 food samples of different commodities from five cities of Karnataka were analysed
  • Project like Industrial waste management and clean up, Comprehensive traditional knowledge digital library were initiated
  • Adoption of schools and colleges by CSIR lab were initiated
  • Environmental awareness in school children; 25000 school children were sensitised
  • Institute participated in ICMR task force project and analysed nearly 2000 medicinal plants samples for the present of heavy metals and persistent pesticides
  • Dr. C.M. Gupta Major Contributions of Dr. C.M. Gupta:
  • The institute developed capability for the evaluation of allergenic potential of genetically modified crops and food
  • The institute developed indigenous protein and DNA based diagnostic test for genetically Modified crop and food
  • Project started in 2003 to carried out for the development of scientifically validated health promoter, based on traditional knowledge
  • Dr. Ashwani Kumar Major Contributions of Dr. Ashwani Kumar:
  • ITRC was named as "Indian Institute of Toxicology Research" in 2008
  • New model of Indian earthworm, towards acute toxicity testing of xenobiotics was established
  • CSIR-IITR continued market basket survey in various parts of the country to monitor adulteration in food stuffs
  • Individually ventilated cage system was introduced in animal house
  • CSIR-IITR participated in All India Network projects on monitoring of pesticide residues in food
  • Dr. K.C. Gupta Major Contributions of Dr. K.C. Gupta:
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certification was acquired by CSIR-IITR which become the first CSIR lab to have this facility for the toxicity testing of chemicals/products and analysed
  • Sediment samples were collected from Gomti River
  • Institute developed and validated various alternate to animal models
  • CSIR-IITR was awarded New Indigo project under the FP7 programme of European Union
  • Courses for PhD students of biological and chemical sciences under the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) were introduced
  • Professor Dr. C.S. Nautiyal Major Contribution of Dr. C.S. Nautiyal:
  • CSIR-IITR contributed to various national mission programmes like National Dinking water Mission, Ganga Action Plan, Clean Gomti mission etc.
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