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The Department had its origin in July 2001. The first batch of MBBS students were 100 in number. In the year 2007 the MBBS student intake was increased to 150 in number.

Right from the inception five theory classes and one practical class were conducted for the M.B.B.S. students. Tutorials, Group Discussions & Integrated teachings are conducted on regular basis.


The Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences made a beginning- in 2006. The Physiology Department of MGMCRI took on the onus to conduct physiology classes for BDS – 1st year students. The department conducts 120 hours of didactic lectures and regular practicals for these students. The intake being 100 in number.

B.Sc. - Nursing

The Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College had its inception in 2003. The department caters to the need of the nursing college and conducts 60 hours of didactic lectures.

The intake of Nursing students being 100 in number, the faculty conduct classes system wise. Feedback on the teaching is a: continuous process. For all the students regular internal assessment tests are conducted and answer papers are returned.

The Faculty partake in teaching, counseling and research. Students are encouraged to take up research during vacation.

Post Graduate M.D. Degree

The current intake for post graduate M.D. degree is four per year. The first batch of M.D. students entered the portals of the department in May 2009. The postgraduates hold the post of tutors and take part in active teaching learning exercises; focused on the under graduates. There are regular post graduate programmes. Arrangements for peripheral postings in institutes of repute are organized. Dissertation topics are chosen / selected and regular effort is made in this direction.


Lectures are taken in a spacious air conditioned auditorium with significant sound proofing. State of the art audio-visual aids like dual projection, document camera, and interactive panel are available. Lectures are video recorded, edited and stored and are retrievable for e-learning and i-learning.


The haematology laboratory has a seating arrangement for 90 students. Adequate number of laboratory items including state of the art light microscopes are made available for students. The mammalian laboratory is equipped to carry out practicals / experiments on internal organs. The amphibian laboratory is fully equipped to carry out experiments on amphibian tissues. The clinical laboratory has space and instruments for human experiments. The research laboratory has the following instruments:

S.No Name of the Items Number
1 Benedict Roth apparatus 01
2 Portable steel table for above 01
3 Martin's Bicycle Ergo graph 01
4 Portable steel table for above 01
5 Filter photo calorimeter (Transferred to Blood Bank) 01
6 Students physiograph II channel 01
7 E.C.G. Machine BPL 01
8 Stethoscope 01
9 B.P. Apparatus     01
10 Grip Dynamometer 01
11 P.H. Meter 01
12 Centrifuge (Remi) 01
13 Hot plate 01
14 Sterilizer 02
15 Physical Balance 03
16 Hot - Air Oven (incubator) 01
17 Refrigerator 01
18 Bathroom Weighing scale - adult 01
19 Line Spirometer NDD 01
20 Polyrite 03

Enough space is allotted for faculty chambers and the department office. Computers are used for daily official work. One of the printers is a laser printer. There is internet and intranet connectivity to a significant extent. Through the intranet online books can be accessed.


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  • Correlation of Body mass Index, Waist hip ratio, with hypertension in adults. Principal Investigator: Dr.K. Ramya (PG)
  • Comparison of Tidal volume, Respiratory rate in each of the three trimesters of pregnancy. Dr. Marius T. George (PG)
  • Effect of diabetes mellitus on pulmonary functions. Dr. N. Kanchana (pG)
  • Correlation of impaired fasting glucose with - age, sex. Family history, lipid profile & socio-economic status. Dr.R.Sobana (pG)


  • Correlation of autonomic function tests in post-menopausal women with varied abdominal girths-relative to cardiovascular morbidity. Dr.A.Abirami (PG)
  • Probable association among vital capacity, serum iron, total iron binding capacity, haemoglobin levels and protein status in normal subjects. Dr.Geetha lana (PG)