The vision of the Department is to be a centre of excellence for teaching MBBS, Paramedical and Post Graduate students. To establish itself as a centre of support to the hospital for various testing and diagnostic facilities.
1. To pursue the teaching programme of MBBS and Paramedical students with the incorporation of innovative teaching methodologies, technology and tools to make it more student-centric and interactive in nature. To generate interest in basic science research amongst MBBS students.
2. To establish research laboratories in different subspecialties in Physiology. To promote clinical physiology by equipping these laboratories to extend clinical services in the form of diagnostic aid and therapy (wherever applicable).
3. To develop a robust academic programme for Postgraduate education in Physiology.
4. To encourage faculty development programmes for quality teaching and research.
Dr. Manasi graduated from Gauhati Medical College and passed her MD from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. She has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience and has worked in several institutes of repute in different parts of India. Her primary research interest lies in the neurophysiology of pain and endogenous pain relief systems. She has also worked on cardiovascular and cognitive responses to physical exercise. She enjoys teaching and takes a keen interest in introducing innovative teaching-learning methodologies in her day-to-day teaching.
Research gate link: Manasi BHATTACHARJEE | Professor | Physiology (researchgate.net)
1. Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India.
2. American Physiological Society.
1. Nanda B, Bhattacharjee M, Chawla O, Rajajeyakumar M, Kapoor R. Incorporating e-learning as a tool for medical education in India: Investigating student perspectives. Journal of Education Technology in Health Sciences.2018; Jan-Apr;5(1):25-30.
2. Ramkumar S, Bhattacharjee M and Kapoor R. Evaluation of QT interval and QT dynamics in healthy male adults following isotonic and isometric exercise. International Journal of Biomedical Research 2020; 11(05): e5394.
3. Chandran DS, Muthukrishnan SP, Barman SM, Peltonen LM, Ghosh S, Sharma R, Bhattacharjee M, et al. Physiology without borders: report on physiology education workshops in India—IUPS Initiatives (2018 –2019); Adv Physiol Educ 44: 309–313, 2020.
4. Chandran DS, Muthukrishnan SP, Barman SM, Peltonen LM, Ghosh S, Sharma R, Bhattacharjee M, et al. IUPS Physiology Education Workshop series in India: organizational mechanics, outcomes, and lessons Adv Physiol Educ 44: 709–721, 2020.
5. Kumar B, Chawla O, Bhattacharjee M, Singh A. Circadian rhythm of blood pressure: Implications for antihypertensive management. Indian J Med Spec 2021; 12:53-8.
6. Sinha A, Loganathan S, Krishnan S, Mahanta A, Naveen P, Bhattacharjee M. Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus- Current knowledge and Recent advances: A mini-review. IJSR. May-2021;10(5):1-3.
Dr. Naveen P graduated in 2003 and completed his MD Physiology in 2009 from RGUHS, Bangalore. He is a dedicated teacher with more than 11 years of teaching and research experience. He is very enthusiastic about teaching medical physiology to UG & PG students. He has worked in various government & reputed private institutions in Mizoram, A&N Islands, Karnataka & Tamilnadu. He has played a key role in establishing & setting up of physiology department in various institutes. His research interest lies in the field of electrophysiology, neurophysiology, and medical education.
1. Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India.
2. Association of Physiologists of Tamil Nadu.
3. Society for Basic Medical Sciences.
4. Zoram Medical College Scientific Forum.
1. Naveen P, Karthiyanee Kutty T, Vinutha Shankar M S, Usha G Shenoy. Role of Glycemic Control on Diabetic Retinopathy and Microalbuminuria in Type II Diabetics. International Journal of Physiology 2018; 06(03): 164-169.
2. Lalrinpuia B, Naveen P. Study on absolute eosinophil count correlation with severity of Bronchial Asthma. Int J Res Med Sci 2019; 7(4): 1229-1232.
3. Naveen P, Benjamin Lalrinpuia, Lalhruaia Ralte, Lalmuankima Tau, Lalduhawma C. Prevalence of ABO and Rhesus Blood Groups in First Year Medical Students of Zoram Medical College, Mizoram. Int J of Med Sci and Innovative Res. 2019;4(4):38-43.
4. Zorengpuii, Naveen P. Vestibular test and electronystagmography in the diagnosis of vertigo. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;5(6):1575-9.
5. Lalrinpuia B, Naveen P, Lalhruaizela S. Role of spirometric lung functions and body mass index in patients with bronchial asthma. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2019;9(8):738-741.
6. Lalhmingmawii, Lalthasangi, Chaudhary N, Naveen P. Contact point headache- evaluation and surgical treatment. Int J of Anatomy Radiology and Surgery. 2021;10(2): SO05-07.
Dr. Abhishek Sinha passed his M.B.B.S from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College, Pune, and M.D. Physiology from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. His area of interest is Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2), Headache, Smartphone Physiology, and Exercise Physiology. He is very passionate about teaching and tries to make difficult physiological concepts easy to understand for the students. He has more than 8 years of teaching experience and has worked as a Senior Resident in A.I.I.M.S, New Delhi and as an Assistant Professor in V.M.M.C & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.
1. Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India. ·
2. American Diabetes Association.
1. Garg R, Sinha A, Mann N. Does regular smartphone use lead to a change in learning style among medical students? Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences. July-December, 2019; 5(2):98-100.
2. Sinha A, Garg R, Mann N. A Study of Relationship between Pubertal age and Visual Acuity in school children in Ghaziabad. IJAR. August 2019 ;9(8):1-3.
3. Sinha A, Garg R. Relationship between duration of disease, BMI and blood glucose with HbA1c levels in Type II Diabetes Mellitus patients in India. IJAR. September 2019; Volume9(Issue 9): 65-67.
4. Akanksha, Garg R, Sinha A. Effect of Anuloma–Viloma Pranayama on Blood Pressure in Young Adults. IJSR . November 2019; Volume VIII, Issue XI: 7-9.
5. Sinha A, Garg R. Study of T-Score across different age groups and gender in apparently healthy population in India. IJSR . January 2020; Volume IX, Issue I: 1-3.
6. Kumar A, Garg R, Sinha A. Comparison of echocardiographic changes among hypertensives. Santosh Univ J Health Sci 2020;6(1):13-16.
7. Agrawal P, Sinha A, Garg R. Effect of 4 weeks of pranayama training and 6 min walk test on blood pressure in healthy subjects. IJSR. August-2020; Volume-9, Issue-8 : 4-6.
8. Sinha A, Loganathan S, Krishnan S, Mahanta A, Naveen P, Bhattacharjee M . Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus- Current knowledge and Recent advances: A mini-review. IJSR. May-2021;10(5):1-3.
9. Sinha A, Bhatia R. Physiological Basis and Mechanism of Headache: Recent advances. JMSCR. May 2021; 9(5):153-158.
10. Sinha A. Relationship between HbA1c and Blood pressure in Type II Diabetes Mellitus patients in India. JMSCR. June 2021; 9(6): 154-155.
M.Sc., Ph.D, Post-doctoral fellowship (PDF - Israel)
Pre Hospital Trauma Technician - (JIPMER, India)
Level One Anthropometrist Technician - (ISAK, Brasil)
Dr. Sundareswaran identifies himself as a lifetime learner in the field of Physiology and medicine. He has national and international experience in the field of stress physiology, behavior, and stereotaxic surgery in a rat models. He has worked on noise stress and neuroimmunomodulation during his Ph.D. and has worked on cocaine addiction physiology and brain stimulation in a rat models. He is interested in the field of exercise Physiology and occupational health research. He takes a keen interest in teaching and innovations in medical education.
Research gate link:https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sundareswaran-Loganathan
1. Indian association of Biomedical scientists.
2. Association of Physiologists of India.
3. Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India.
4. Society for Neurochemistry, India.
5. International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry.
1. Best Outgoing Student award in undergraduate.
2. First rank holder with a Gold medal in Post-graduation.
3. Dr. N. PADMANABAN award for MSc dissertation.
4. DST-INSPIRE fellowship for the Ph.D. program.
1. Loganathan Sundareswaran, Sakthivel Srinivasan, Wankupar Wankhar, Rathinasamy Sheeladevi: Effect of Scoparia dulcis on noise stress-induced adaptive immunity and cytokine response in immunized Wistar rats. Journal of Ayurveda and integrative medicine 02/2017; 8(1)., DOI:10.1016/j.jaim.2016.10.004.
2. Sundareswaran L, Maheshkumar K, Wankhar W, Gurugubelli KR, Mahadevappa VH, Lepcha L, Kumar Choudhary A. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2): COVID 19 gateway to multiple organ failure syndromes. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology. 2020 Sep 18:103548.
3. Sundareswaran L, Sheeladevi R. Scoparia dulcis Role in Neutrophils Functions of Wistar Albino Rats after a Sub-acute Noise Exposure. Journal of Biologically Active Products from Nature. 2015 May 4;5(3):223-33.
4. Sundareswaran Loganathan, Sheeladevi Rathinasamy: Impairment of Memory and Novelty of Wistar Albino Rats Exposed to Acute Noise Stress. International journal of health sciences 04/2015; 1595(3).
5. Sundareswaran Loganathan and Sheeladevi R: Alteration in Memory and Electroencephalogram Waves with Sub‑acute Noise Stress in Albino Rats and Safeguarded by Scoparia dulcis. Pharmacognosy Magazine 02/2016; 12(45)., DOI:10.4103/0973-1296.176119.
6. Maheshkumar K, Loganathan S, Choudhary AK. Assessment of the cardio‑autonomic status by short‑term heart rate variability in young football players. International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences. 2017 Jul;6(3).
7. Sakthivel Srinivasan, Sundareswaran Loganathan, Wankupar Wankhar, Sheeladevi Rathinasamy, Ravindran Rajan: Stress effect on humoral and cell-mediated immune response: Indispensable part of corticosterone and cytokine in neutrophil function. Trials in Vaccinology 12/2016; 5(C):61-70., DOI:10.1016/j.trivac.2016.04.002
8. Jagadeesan T, Choudhary AK, Loganathan S, Rajendran K, Allu AR, Kuppusamy M. Yoga practice (Sheetali Pranayama) on cognition in patients with hypertension: A randomized controlled study. Integrative medicine research. 2021 Sep;10(3).
9. Wankupar Wankhar, Sakthivel Srinivasan, Loganathan Sundareswaran, Dapkupar Wankhar, Ravindran Rajan, Rathinasamy Sheeladevi: Role of Scoparia dulcis Linn on noise-induced nitric oxide synthase (NOS) expression and neurotransmitter assessment on motor function in Wistar albino rats. Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedicine & pharmacotherapies 12/2016; 86., DOI:10.1016/j.biopha.2016.12.054
10. S Bavithra, K Selvakumar, L Sundareswaran, J Arunakaran: Neuroprotective Effect of Melatonin Against PCBs Induced Behavioural, Molecular and Histological Changes in Cerebral Cortex of Adult Male Wistar Rats. Neurochemical Research 11/2016; 42(2)., DOI:10.1007/s11064-016-2087-6
1. Amudharaj D, Senthil velour M, Senthil Kumar S, Afreen Begum H, Sundareswaran L*. Workbook manual of Practical Physiology. Vols. 1–6. Evincepub Publishing; 1–486 p. (equal contribution)
1. Arbind Kumar Choudhary, Sundareswaran Loganathan. Current Topics in Medicine and Medical Research Vol. 7. In: Sleep Restriction and Cardiac Autonomic Imbalance. India, UK: Book Publisher international; 2020. p. 78–86.
2. Choudhary AK, Loganathan S, Maheshkumar K. A Sedentary Lifestyle and Cognitive Function. CDHR-V6 [Internet]. 2021Jun.7 [cited 2021Jul.16];:52-6. Available from: https://stm.bookpi.org/CDHR-V6/article/view/1666
Dr.S.Krishnan, Assistant professor in Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Guwahati has completed MD (Physiology), Ph.D. (Faculty of Medicine – Physiology) from Sri Ramachandra Medical College Chennai. The topic of his doctoral thesis was occupational heat stress which was done under ICMR Talent Search Scheme (MD- Ph.D. integrated program). He has been involved in research in the field of occupational heat stress and environmental physiology for the past ten years and has published more than 15 articles related to this field in various national and international journals. He has presented his work on various national and international platforms. He has also been actively involved in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching.
Area of interests: Occupational health, climate change, Environmental physiology, Bioethics, Cognition
ORCID Id: 0000-0002-0673-1643
1. Life member of the association of physiologist of Tamil Nadu.
2. Life member of APPI.
1. Awarded ICMR MD- Ph.D. TSS fellowship for Integrated Program- 2012.
2. Dr. Natrajan Gold Medal in MD Physiology – 2015.
3. Received MCI funding for organizing a CME on environmental challenges to cardiovascular health (Role – Organizing secretary, Amount- Rs. 40,000).
4. Reviewer of various national and international journals(The Lancet – Planetary health, etc).
1. Vidhya Venugopal, P.K. Latha, Rekha Shanmugam, Manikandan Krishnamoorthy, Srinivasan K, Kumaravel Perumal, Jeremiah S. Chinnadurai. Risk of kidney stone among workers exposed to high occupational heat stress - A case study from the southern Indian steel industry. Science of the Total Environment.2020;722: 137619 (Indexed-PubMed)
2. Hariharan V, Srinivasan K, Balaguru P. Effect of Posture on Electrical Axis of Heart during different phases of Breathing in Normal Subjects. Medico-legal updates.2020; 20(3): 362-366 (Scopus indexed).
3. Veeraraghavan V, Srinivasan K. Workplace impact on the mental wellbeing of frontline doctors. Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences. 2020; 7(2), 188-192 (indexed – Web of Science).
4. Srinivasan K, Fredrick J, Gupta R, Singh N. Funding opportunities for health research in India- A technical scan – Indian J Public Health 2020;64:421-7 (Pubmed indexed)
5. Sathiyaseelan M, Srinivasan K, Raj JB, Pajanivel R, Subramanian B. Potential health impacts and lung microbiome changes among smoking and smokeless tobacco use – A technical scan. Eurasian J Pulmonol 2020.
6. Veeraraghavan V, Srinivasan K, Alexander JD.A rare co-occurrence of cervical dystonia pathological laughter in an elderly female. J GeriatrMent Health 2020; 7:113-5.
7. Veeraraghavan V, Srinivasan K. Role of serotonin receptor antagonist cyproheptadine in treatment-resistant akathisia. Ann Indian Psychiatry [Epub ahead of print] [cited 2021 May 31]. Available from: https://www.anip.co.in/preprintarticle.asp?id=313756.
8. Veeraraghavan V, Srinivasan K. Alcohol use, Psychiatric comorbidity, Personality factors as a reason for Anti-Tubercular Drug Discontinuation in a Tertiary Health Care Centre. Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. 2021 (Accepted for publication).
9. Srinivasan K, Mohan S, Raj JB, Sathiyaseelan M. Study of acute effects of caffeine on cognition- A cross-sectional study. Journal of evolution in medical and dental sciences.2021:10(34).
10. Abhishek Sinha, Loganathan S, Srinivasan K, Mahanta A, Naveen P, Bhattacharjee M.Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus- Current knowledge and Recent advances: A mini-review. International journal of scientific research. 2021;10(5): 1-3.
Srinivasan K, Mohan S, Raj JB (September 29th, 2020). Occupational Heat Stress: A Technical Scan [Online First], IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.93900.
Dr.Anindita has been associated with the field of Physiology for the last 11 years. She has done her graduation as well as post-graduation in Physiology from Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati. She has worked on thyroid physiology during her post-graduation. Later, she has done some work in Neurophysiology. She has completed a Certificate course in Research Methodology from IIPH, Gandhinagar (PHFI) and is currently associated with the PGIMER-EBM, ECHO program For North-East Capacity Building in EBM. She is passionate about teaching and enjoys interacting with students.
ResearchGate: Anindita Mahanta (researchgate.net)
1. Life member, Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India.
1. A study of peak expiratory flow rates in relation to anthropometric parameters. Journal of Assam Science Society Vol 53 No 1 Jun 2012 ISSN 0587-1921 2.
2. Thyroid-stimulating hormone and anthropometry: A cross-sectional study in clinically euthyroid subjects. Journal of Assam Science Society Vol 53 No 2 Dec 2012 ISSN 0587-19213.
3. Serum thyrotropin level in relation to obesity indicators in a clinically euthyroid population. International Journal Of Physiology Vol 1 No 2 Jul-Dec 2013 ISSN 2320-6039(P) 2320-608X(E).
4. Serum thyrotropin levels of medical and paramedical students of Gauhati Medical College, Assam India. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research Vol 5 Issue 2 March 2016 ISSN 2250-284X, 2250- 2848.
5. A hospital-based retrospective study of the effect of age and gender on median nerve conduction study. International Journal of Research and Review Vol 3 Issue 6 June 2016 P ISSN 2484-2237 E ISSN 2349-9788.
6. A cross-sectional study of perceived stress and sources of stress among first-year medical students of Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati. International Journal of Physiology, Jan-Jun 2016, Vol. 4, No.1.
7. Perceived stress in Diploma Pharmacy students: A comparative cross-sectional analysis of first and second-year students. International Journal of Research and Review, Vol 3 Issue 1 Jan 2016.
8. Prevalence of hypothyroidism in Assam: A clinic-based observational study. Thyroid Research and Practice Vol 14 Issue 2 May-Aug 2017 ISSN 0973-0354.
9. Law and Psychiatry: Problems Tackled or Yet to Come? Indian Scenario. Psychiatry Update (ISBN: 978-93-5311-908-9) Ed Dihingia, Bhuyan.