Achievements KMC Manipal (January 2021 to June 2021)

Faculty Achievements

1)   Dr. Vimal Krishnan (Emergency Medicine)

·        First prize for e-poster presentation at Tata Memorial Centre- Difficult Airway Conference (TMC-DAC2020) on 10th January 2021 {Endorsed by: All India Difficult Airway Association (AIDAA)}. 

·        Invited as an international speaker for “COVISIM2021”, an international webinar by the World Academic Council of Emergency Medicine (WACEM) on 27th February 2021.

·        Invited as a national expert and faculty by NHSRC (National Health Systems Resource Centre) under MOHFW (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) for the National ToT (Trainer of Trainer) Emergency care for Medical Officers on 22nd to 25th March & on 6th- 9th April, 2021.

·        Invited as a national faculty for the American College of Surgeons’ Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) provider Course at KS K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore on 27th- 29th March 2021.

·        Invited as an international speaker from India for the Academic International Medicine Congress2021“Best practices in shifting landscapes” for the talk International perspectives and experiences in COVID- India on 22nd May 2021.



2)   Dr. Sushma Prabhath (Anatomy)

·        Won First Prize in E-poster Competition at National Youth Day 2021, held on 20 January 2021.

·        Copyright for the literary work entitled “Nine Tips for Foot Care in People with Diabetes” (Registration number: L-105702/2021, dated 23-07-2021).

·        Free Registration Award worth 95 pounds to attend AMEE 2021: The Virtual Conference organised by AMEE, Dundee, UK on 27th -30th August 2021.

·        Awareness Article published in Udayavani (Arogyavani): Role of Interprofessional Collaboration in Diabetic foot self-management on April 4th, 11th and 18th 2021.




3)   Dr. Sindhuralakshmi KL (Pathology)

·        Winner of online flow cytometry quiz during Advances in Clinical Flowcytometry, Virtual Leukemia, Lymphoma and MRD awareness program by BD Life Sciences, Biosciences held on 20-21 January 2021.

·        Wrote about student mobility at the times of COVID-19 at The Association of CommonWealth Universities.

·        Berend Houwen Award for meritorious abstract for oral paper by International Society of Laboratory Hematology, at ISLH 2021 (4th to 7th May 2021).

4)   Dr. Rajesh P Nair (Neurosurgery)

·        Senior clinical fellow - fellowship in skull base and vascular neurosurgery - Imperial NHS trust - Charing cross hospital and St. Mary’s, London, Feb 2021 – 2022.

·        AANS fellowship 2019 - International travelling Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery. 

·        Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine, August 2021.


5)   Dr. Nitin Gupta (Infectious Disease)

·        Passed with distinction (top 10%)- Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene offered by Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom

·        Successfully completed and passed the one-year post-graduate programme in epidemiology offered by the Indian Institute of Public Health.

6)   Dr. Vinod Nayak (Forensic Medicine)

·        Appointed Member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Expert Panel for Post Graduate CBME curriculum for Forensic Medicine  

·        Was chosen to create awareness on Drug Abuse in Udupi District as part of the Vijay Karnataka Campaign against Drugs inaugurated by the Honorable State Home Minister Shri Basavaraj Bommai in Bangalore  

7)   Dr. Dhivya Kandasamy (Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion) received certificate for ‘I TRY IT 2020’, underwent Young investigator research training (6 weeks course).

8)   Dr. Suhas U (General Surgery) received best Poster award at 39th Annual Conference Karnataka State Chapter of Associations of Surgeons of India held on 12 to 14 February 2021.

9)   Dr. Shailaja S (Ophthalmology) 3rd winner of Brain Teasers Quiz No. 1, held on 15 February 2021. (ENTOD supported Brain Teasers Quiz! Rs. 1,500/-)               

10)      Dr Chythra R Rao (Community Medicine) 2nd prize in e-poster presentation at IAPSMCON 2021, 48th Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine held on 19-21 March 2021.

11)   Dr. Sulatha V Bhandary (Ophthalmology) GSB Saadhaki (GSB Saadhaki Top 20 achievers) on 08 March 2021.

12)  Dr. Anumita Sinha (General Surgery) First Place in the Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (FMAS) Exam - March 2021 Batch by World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, 1-14 March 2021.

13)  Dr Ajay Hegde, Dr Pitchaiah Mandava, Dr Onkarappa Sandesh, Dr Girish Menon (Neurosurgery) received Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award presented by The American Heart Association (To Recognize the Authors with the Highest Ranked Abstract from India), International Stroke Conference 2021, held in April 2021.

14)  Dr. Abdul Razak (Cardiology) received degree - FELLOW of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) on 01 May 2021.

15)  Dr. Kirtana R Nayak (Physiology/ Medical Education) received Scholarship for FAIMER CMCL FELLOWSHIP, 19-25 May 2021

16)  Dr M Mukhyaprana Prabhu (Medicine) being felicitated by American College of Physicians, India Chapter on occasion of Doctor’s Day Celebration as ‘Corona Saviour’.


17)  Dr. Naveen Salins (Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care) ‘Honorary Professor’ title by Cardiff University from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2026.




18)   Dr. Lydia Andrade (Anatomy) for the best poster award at IVACON (International Virtual Anatomy Conference) 2021, On 20-22 February.



19)   Dr. Pratap Kumar (Reproductive Medicine & Surgery) was selected as Expert member of the Steering Committee for Healthy Lifestyle Trajectories Initiatives: A Multi-Country Initiative (India, Canada, China and South Africa)  to review of   Health/Biomedical Research related International Collaborative proposals - Govt. of India, Ministry of Science & Technology, Dept. of Biotechnology, New Delhi (from 2021).

20)   Dr. Shivaprakash G (Pharmacology) has been selected for the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Visiting Scientist Programme 2021 (FY 2021-22).

21) Dr Mayank Gupta (Palliative Medicine) for the first time performed the Fluoroscopic guided Radio Frequency Ablation of Gasserian Ganglion.


Student Achievements

1)   Dr Shruti Rahul Pandit (Urology)

·        1st Prize in Pediatric Urology Interzonal Competition on 16 April 2021.

·        3rd Prize in Pediatric Urology National Competition on 2 May 2021.

2)   Dr. Poojitha Yalla (General Surgery) received award for Theory and Practical Examination by Prof. Vivekananda Prabhu Gold Medal Examination, held on 2-3 January 2021.

3)   Dr. Shrividya (General Surgery) received award for Theory and Practical Examination by Prof. Vivekananda Prabhu Gold Medal Examination, held on 2-3 January 2021.

4)   Dr. Aswin (Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion) - First prize in Poster presentation - Apheresis category, TRANSCON 2020 held on 27-28 February 2021.

5)   Dr. Aswin and Dr. Fathima (Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion) - First prize in Quiz competition, TRANSCON 2020 held on 27-28 February 2021. (Received Rs.5000/-)

6)   Sangthang (Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion), PhD Scholar - First prize in poster presentation - TTI category, TRANSCON 2020 held on 27-28 February 2021.

7)   Dr. Neethu V K (Otorhinolaryngology), 1st prize in Quiz at Joint Teaching program KMC Mangalore & Manipal held on 21 February 2021. (certificate & Cup)

8)   Dr. Majitha C S (Otorhinolaryngology), Quiz at Joint Teaching program KMC Mangalore & Manipal held on 21 February 2021. (certificate & Cup)

Dr. Aditi Rao (Otorhinolaryngology), 3rd prize in Quiz at Joint Teaching program KMC Mangalore & Manipal held on 21 February 2021.     


9)   Dr. Aditi Rao (Otorhinolaryngology), 3rd prize in Quiz at Joint Teaching program KMC Mangalore & Manipal held on 21 February 2021.     



10)   Dr. Peramsetty Keerthipriya (OBG) 1st prize in poster presentation at FOGSI ICOG held on 4 February 2021.


11)   Dr. Rashmi K and Dr.Linya M Thomas (Ophthalmology) 1st prize in Yenepoya Ophthalmic quiz, Intercollegiate  PG Quiz “Retina" held on 06 February 2021.   



12)   Dr Krithiga M (Dermatology) Winner of Quiz at Resimed KN Derm session 39 organized by IADVL KN on 24 April 2021.

13)      Dr. Malini Mohan (Medical Oncology) awarded for poster presentation- Orbital lymphoma- A case series at 4th Global cancer summit 2021, on 24 April 2021.




14)   Ms Pooja SP (Clinical Embryology) PhD scholar received First Prize for Photography competition-Best shot on 30 April 2021.




15)   Riddhi Pandya (PhD Scholar – Clinical Embryology) awarded Congress Registration Grant by @etw2021 to attend the virtual edition of 21st European Testis Workshop held from 30 May to 03 June 2021.


16)   Dr Mohammad Khalid won first prize in student category for AIM 2021 conference.



17)   Ms. Daphne N Crasta (PhD Scholar – Clinical Embryology) awarded prestigious ‘Fullbright Nehru Doctoral Research’ Fellowship to research on paternal factors on early embryo cleavage dynamics at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA.



18)   Dr Abhijit Anil (Orthopaedics) won Gold medal exam for PGs at Parvathy Hospital in Chennai.



19)    Dr Ravi Taori, Dr M. Sitaram, Dr Suraj J & Dr Sourab Reddy (urology) - award winners of prestigious International travelling fellowships offered by Urological Society of India, in all India Online Examination to visit AUA (American Urology Association) and European (EUREP) centers of Excellence and stay for two weeks as observer fully sponsored by AUA and EAU including International travel.

20)   Mr Adithya Nayak and Mr Vivek Nayak, both in 7th semester have been awarded Metropolis MedEngage Scholarship of Rs 75,000 each. Award ceremony (virtual) is on 5th Feb 2021.

21)   Dr. Ridhi Parmar (Pathology) Won 2nd prize for e- Oral presentation at the 4th Annual conference of MACyCON, 6th -7th Feb 2021.


Department Achievements

1)   Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion received NABH certification.



2)   The Department of Ophthalmology received BIG BIRAC grant (50 lakhs) along with the department of biotechnology MIT Manipal, for Nano particle drug delivery implant after cataract surgery. 


3)   A special supplement on Renal Palliative care developed by departments of Nephrology and Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care. Both department consultants of Nephrology and Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care well appreciated across the country for their initiative – First time published guideline and opinion on Renal Palliative Medicine in India. It was endorsed by the India Society of Nephrology.

4)   Department of paediatrics received the Fist GRANT.

5)   Department of Nephrology ranked no. 15 in Best Nephrology Hospitals of India and 5th best in South India - Times of India.

6)   Department of Ophthalmology ranked 17 in best Ophthalmology hospital of India & 8th in South India – Times of India.






7)   Department of OBG ranked no. 7 in Best Gynaecology Hospitals of South India - Times of India.

8)   Department of Oncology ranked no. 7 in Best Oncology Hospitals of South India - Times of India.


9)   Department of cardiology ranked no. 20 in Best Cardiology departments of South India - Times of India.



10)         Doctors of the department of gastroenterology and hepatology, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal performed third space endoscopy, incision-less treatment for achalasia cardia – POEM for the first time in this part of Karnataka

11)   Department of Medical genetics received grants to establish a Center for Rare Disease Diagnosis, Research and Training by DBT Welcome Trust India Alliance worth 13 crores. 



12)   Medical Education Department has been recognised as one of the regional centres for PG teachers from standalone PG teaching Institutions by NMC.