About the Department

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at KMC Manipal was established in 1955 and is a multi-specialty department providing high quality patient care in the areas of antenatal care, postnatal welfare, infertility, oncology and urogynaecology.

The department brings together first-rate clinical services with an updated academic curriculum and advanced level of research. The vision is to establish a centre of excellence for the reproductive health needs of women, train the generation next and be involved in expanding research.

The Department provides complete obstetrical care, comprehensive family welfare, infertility management, prenatal diagnosis, cancer treatment, endoscopic surgery, menopause management, pelvic floor medicine and reconstructive surgery.

We manage high risk pregnancies and offer prenatal diagnosis with ultrasonography, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling. Treatment of all gynaecological cancers is offered in the form of radical surgeries, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. Special clinics dedicated to oncology, urogynaecology, high risk pregnancy and ultrasound have also been launched. anaemia prevention, pulse polio, save the girl child, adolescent and school health, throughout the year. The department also manages Rural Maternal and Child Welfare (RMCW) satellite centres where antenatal care emergency obstetrics services are also provided.


Adjunct Faculty


Name of the Adjunct Faculty

Current University Affiliation

Dr. Mandeep Singh

Kings college London

Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

St George's University London

Dr. Gowrishankar Paramasivan

Ultrasound center Chennai

Dr. Gayathri Karthik

Manipal University

Dr. Catherine A Matthews

Wake Forest school of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, Nmorth Carolina 27157, USA

Dr. Christian Funfgeld

Klinik Tettnang, Emil- Munch-Str.16, 88063 Tettnang, Germany.

Dr. Vivek Krishnan

AIMS Kochi

Dr. Krishnendu Gupta

 Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), 99, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata

Dr. Douglas W. Miyazaki

Novant Public Health Centre, North Carolina, US

Dr. Jennifer King

West mead Hospital West mead, NSW Australia



Services Offered

Core Competencies

  • Infertility
  • High risk Pregnancy
  • Gynaecologic Oncology
  • Foetal medicine
  • Urogynaecology

Key features

  • Electives for foreign students
  • Infertility centre
  • Colposcopy clinic
  • High risk pregnancy clinic
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Endoscopy
  • Gynae-Oncology surgery
  • Community care.



Ongoing Projects



Dr Shyamala

PI in multicentric International innovative implementation research project titled 'PRESCRIP-TEC Prevention and Screening Innovation Project Toward Elimination of Cervical Cancer (SC1-BHC-17-2020). The project is supported by H2020-DBT grant, the India grant being approximately INR 5 crores. MAHE is the lead institute leading the project across India.

Dr. Rekha U.


Faculty seed money sanctioned in collaboration with Dept of Biochemistry on 21/11/2019, Proposal presented at directorate of research

Title: estimation and correlation of serum CA 125 and peritoneal CA 125 in endometriosis


Dr Shyamala

Accuracy of 3D surface rendering of 2D ultrasound images of uterus in mapping of uterine fibroids NESA Medtech pvt Ltd

Dr Deeksha Pandey

Nominated as - Expert Reviewer for the Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) Scheme launched by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Biotechnology Industrial Research and Assistance Council 

Dr Shyamala

Anatomical classification of ultrasound images for workflow organization- data collection Phase 3’ –a project by Philips Research.

Co-PI Dr. Shyamala G agency, amount

Dr Shyamala

Co- Investigator in project titled ‘Clinical Validation of Cervastra-a point of care system for screening cervical cancer against conventional Pap smear method’ with a fund of INR 4,86,400/ (2018-2019)

Co- Investigator in project titled ‘Anatomical classification of ultrasound images for

workflow optimization-data collection study phase 3’ by Philips India (2018) INR 4,85,000/

Dr Shyamala

Development of SeCHO model to identify factors associated with neonatal birth weight





Bhat S, Kabekkodu SP, Pandey D, et al.  Aberrant gene-specific DNA methylation signature analysis in Cervical Cancer. Tumour Biol. 2017 Mar;39(3) CITATIONS: 34

Varghese VK, Shukla V, Pandey D, et al. DNA methylation regulated microRNAs in human cervical cancer.  Mol Carcinog. 2018 March; 57(3):370-382.  CITATIONS: 31

Pandey D, Bansal S, Goyal S, et al. (2020) Psychological impact of mass quarantine on population during pandemics—The COVID-19 Lock-Down (COLD) study. PLoS ONE 15(10):e0240501.CITATIONS:27

Jayaraman Mavila Nambiar, Muralidhar Vaman Pai, Arevidya Reddy, Pratap Kumar, "Can Transabdominal Scan Predict a Short Cervix by Transvaginal Scan?", Obstetrics and Gynecology International, vol. 2017, Article ID 3035718, 3 pages, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3035718

Vidya Kudva, Keerthana Prasad, Shyamala Guruvare. Detection of specular reflection and segmentation of cervix region in uterine cervix images for cervical cancer screening IRBM 38 (2017) pp. 281-291 (23 citations)




Faculty (OBG)


Title of the research project

Funding Agency



Dr Deeksha Pandey


Deregulation of miRNAs in Cervical Cancer:  Control by DNA Methylation 

 DBT, Government of India


 74 lakhs

Dr Shyamala

Principal Investigator

Development of ECO (Easy Cervico Optimizer) - a novel device to facilitate cervix cancer screening’

CAMTech India Innovation Award from MGH¹s Center for Global Health


US $ 50000

 Dr Deeksha Pandey 


 Screening for Human Papilloma Virus and other DNA virus infections of the cervix among tribal women in Southern India



 37,62,118 /-

Dr Deeksha Pandey 

 Principle Investigator

 Occult Anal 

Sphincter Injury following Instrumental Delivery: A Physiological Analysis

 MU Research grant






Department of OBGYN, KMC has been developing progressively now to accommodate 21 postgraduates every year. We have successfully built up our clinical, research and academic infrastructure to accommodate this increased demand in recent years.

In this pursuit we have developed Subspecialty of Fetal Medicine as a subspecialty and even started fellowships in the same. Subspecialty of Gynecological Oncology and related fellowships are in the pipeline. An integrated clinic to cater the needs of women with pelvic floor disorders.

Shyamala Guruvare, PI in multicentric International innovative implementation research project titled 'PRESCRIP-TEC Prevention and Screening Innovation Project Toward Elimination of Cervical Cancer (SC1-BHC-17-2020). The project is supported by H2020-DBT grant, the India grant being approximately INR 5 crores. MAHE is the lead institute leading the project across India. 


  • Maastricht University and Utrecht University for student electives
  • School of Life Sciences, Manipal for genetic markers of cervical cancer 





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Phone number: 08202922176, 08202923263