Multi-disciplinary Research Units (MRU), a central research facility established at University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital through the Department of Health and Research (DHR) and ICMR, Government of India to strengthen the Public Health Research/Clinical Research in India. The scheme was approved and implemented in the Government medical colleges/research institutions to fulfill the prime functions of the department especially to promote basic, applied and clinical research.



Aim of the establishment of MRU :



To encourage and reinforce the environment of research in medical colleges.

To encourage the young scientists / clinicians to the clinical / health research by supporting with MRU research projects.

To bridge the gap between basic research and the clinical / health research in the medical colleges

To ensure the basic research infrastructure to all major public health organizations to facilitate the health / clinical research.

To improve the overall health status of the Indian population by generating diagnostic procedures / methods.



UCMS- MRU-DHR has following roles :



To undertake research projects as recommended by the External Research Advisory Committee of MRU-UCMS in non-communicable diseases

To fully utilize the MRU facility established at UCMS by funding intramural MRU-DHR projects.

To conduct the local research advisory committee meeting time to time for smoothly implementation of research projects and timely submission of progress report to the DHR-ICMR.



MRU Staff :







Dr. Shukla Das

Director Professor, Department of Microbiology, Co-ordinator & Nodal Officer


Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Ansari

Research Scientist-II


Dr. Gargi Rai

Research Scientist-I


Ms. Kanchan Rawat

Lab Technician


Mr. Sourav K Yogesh

Lab Technician


Mr. Digvijay Singh

Lab Assistant cum DEO




CRL Staff :








Mr. Diwesh Chawla

Sr Technical Assistant


Mr. Deepak Kumar

Lab Attendant




External Research Advisory Committee :





Name and address



Dr. B. C. Koner
Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC)-Delhi

(Chairperson –MRU)


Dr. Sujata Chakrabarti
Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS)-Delhi



Dr. Asha Tyagi
UCMS & GTB Hospital-Delhi

(Member –MRU)


Dr. Vinita K. Jaggi
Delhi State Cancer Institute (DSCI)-Delhi

(Member –MRU)


Dr. Showket Hussain
National Institute of Cytology and Preventive-Noida

(Member –MRU)


Dr. Amir Maroof Khan
UCMS & GTB Hospital-Delhi

(Member –MRU)


Dr. Shukla Das
UCMS & GTB Hospital-Delhi

(Nodal Officer –MRU)




Local Research Advisory Committee :





Name and address



Dir Prof SV Madhu
Head, Deptt. of Endocrinology



Dir Prof Sanjay Gupta
Head, Deptt. of Surgery



Dir Prof Vinod Kumar Arora
Deptt. of Pathology



Dir Prof Archana Singal
Deptt. of Dermatology



Assoc Prof Mohit Mehndiratta
Deptt of Biochemistry



Assoc Prof Rajarshi Kar
Deptt. of Biochemistry

Member Secretary


Dir Prof Shukla Das
Deptt. of Microbiology

Co-ordinator & Nodal Officer




Research Projects Running at MRU Facility :




Completed Research Projects




Ongoing Research Projects



Instrumentation Facilities



Photographs of Multi-disciplinary Research Unit :


Central Research Laboratory


Cell Sorting Facility



HPLC Facility



General Facility



Cell Culture Facility

PG Molecular Training

Workshop – Flow Cytometer

International Day of Immunology







User request form :




Annexure: user request form




 Upcoming activities:


 An invited lecture on “How vaccines shape the epidemiology of communicable disease?” Scheduled on 29/04/22 (Tentative)

A workshop on “ Research proposal” Scheduled on 30/07/22 (Tentative)

A workshop on “Cell Culture Methodologies” Scheduled on 10/12/22 (Tentative)

“Molecular Training of PG students” Scheduled every other month





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