MLACW (now mLAC) is an institution of excellence located strategically in the vicinity of national institutes of repute, such as Indian Institute of Science, Institute of Wood Science & Technology, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Raman Research Institute and Central Power Research Institute.

The last ten years have seen Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women (now mLAC) taking meticulous and meaningful steps to build reservoirs of intellectual wealth and academic excellence. In the process, research centre at mLAC has been approved and received several research applauds from the Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science & Technology, University Grants Commission, Karnataka State Science and Technology Council and many more government affiliated bodies. Each department at mLAC is geared to meet the same demanding standards to create great professionals and citizens by inspiring the women scientist in many ways.

Research has always been an area of paramount importance to mLACians.  The importance increased tremendously after obtaining the Autonomous status. There has been a dramatic rise in the publications, doctoral degree awards and grants awarded by funding agencies since then. Infrastructure is majorly supported by DST-FIST, DBT-Bioinformatics facility, Biotechnology Skill Enhancement Program (BiSEP) and University Grant Commission.

To meet the demand, mLAC research centre is furnished with STATE OF THE ART Laboratories and experienced staff. The major vision and mission involved to nurture and promote research activities of global standards. The research committee facilitates and helps faculties to take up research in all disciplines, writing grants and conducts workshops and conferences to upgrade faculties in cut through research skills, thereby, improving yield in terms of grants, research innovation, intellectual property and publications.

Recognised Research Centre: 

Kannada Department: Bangalore University                    View document

Department of Biotechnology: Bangalore University        View document

New guides added from Bengaluru Central University  (Biotechnology) View document (final letter awaited)


Approved guides list: 

Guide Name

Phd Students

Affiliated University


Dr. Annadanesh 


Bangalore University


Dr.Subramanayam Swamy


Bangalore University


Dr. Ramanand


Bangalore University


Dr. Renuka Srihari


Reva University


Dr. Sushil Kumar Middha 


Reva University


Dr. Jolitha AB


Reva University

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research


Dr. Gowrineelima


Visvesvaraya Technological University , 

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research


Dr. Suneetha 

(till 2022)


Visvesvaraya Technological University 




  • To identify research priorities and initiate programmes.

  • To seek research grants and promote focused research of national importance.

  • To foster new collaborations and strengthen existing ones.

  • To disseminate research findings in conferences and high impact publications.

  • To provide logistics for researchers to implement ideas.

  • To support IP related activities and Technology Transfer.



Dr. Nagalaxmi B N, Principal     

Research Committee:

Dr. Sushil Kumar Middha - Research Coordinator 


Dr. Annadanesh B A, Department of Kannada

Dr. Ramanand K V, Department of Kannada

Dr. Jolitha AB, Department of Biotechnology

Dr. Reema Kumari, Department of Botany

Dr. Bhavya Bhanu, Department of Management Studies 

Dr. Abhinandan, Department of Commerce

Dr. Kamala A, Deprtment of Biochemistry

Dr. Usha T., Department of Biochemistry

Dr. Sarawathi S, Department of Biotechnology

Dr. Manjula K, Department of Journalism

(Dr) Akshay S, Department of Physics

Dr. Sharvana Kumar, Department of Chemistry



Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni Research Foundation has set up the P.G. Research Centre which is recognized by Bangalore University. It offers Ph.D programmes in Biotechnology and Kannada with competent staff from the college as research guides. The research centre is fully equipped with state of the art laboratories, library and computer systems with broadband internet and wi-fi facility. The teaching faculty members and students are motivated and encouraged to take up major and minor research projects in Science. The research centre also conducts University, State and National level seminars/conferences / workshops for teachers and students to update them with the latest information in their respective fields of research. Guest lectures by experts in relevant fields are also organized.


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