Dr. Vrinda Hari Ankolekar

Associate Professor

Department of Anatomy


    Dr Vrinda Hari Ankolekar is an Associate Professor in Anatomy Department. 


    • Encourages group learning and discussion and is involved in video demonstration of upper limb, lower limb and CNS for MBBS students.
    • Sets question papers, invigilates theory examinations and conducts practical examinations.
    • Helps postgraduate students in their thesis as co-guide. She is co-guide for two MD students.
    • Does research in the field of various fields of Anatomy. She updates her knowledge by attending CMEs, workshops and conferences at national and international levels.
    • Is a certified BLS provider and involved in the training undergraduate students in basic life support.
    • Is a teacher guardian to undergraduate students and gives her best to help them outside the classrooms


Subject Semester / Year
Anatomy 1st and 2nd semester
Anatomy First year, MBBS


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Anatomy Narayana Medical College, Nellore 2012
MBBS Karnataka Medical College, Hubli 1997


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC Manipal Associate Professor 01/09/2015 till date
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 26/08/2011 to 31/08/20215
NMC, Nellore Tutor 29/04/2008 to 28/04/2011

Bilateral accessory renal arteries with a rare origin of testicular artery: An embryological basis


High bifurcation of brachial artery and superficial course of ulnar artery



Area of Interest

Clinical anatomy, Embryology and Neuroanatomy

Area of Expertise

Clinical anatomy, Embryology and Neuroanatomy

Area of Research

Clinical anatomy, Embryology and Neuroanatomy

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of Andhra Pradesh Chapter of Anatomists 2008.
  • Trainer in Basic Life Support certified by AHA in March 2013. 
  • Certificate of appreciation for obtaining more than 24 research points in the year 2013.
  • MAHE-FAIMER 2018

Anatomical and histological aspects of development of ureter: A fetal cadaveric study

2015-01-01 Ankolekar VH Bangera H Hosapatna M Das A Padmashali S D'Souza AS D'Souza A

Indian Journal of Medical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences, January 2015; 2(1)

Would effective lecturing Evoke a Student’s interest in learning anatomy?

2015-01-01 Hosapatna M D'Souza A Kotian S D'Souza AS Ankolekar VH

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, 2015; 2(1): 83-87

Microscopic Appearance of Human Spleen at Different Gestational Age Groups: A Fetal Histological Study

2015-01-01 D'Souza A Bangera H Das A Padmashali S D'Souza AS Hosapatna M Ankolekar VH

Cukurova Medical Journal, 2015;40(1):36-41

Developmental morphology of human fetal trachea

2014-01-01 Bangera H D'Souza A Hosapatna M D'Souza AS Ankolekar VH

Archives of Applied Science Research, 2014, 6 (4):256-262

Identification of cephalic vein in the deltopectoral groove and its surgical relevance

2014-01-11 Hosapatna M D'Souza A D'Souza AS Ankolekar VH

International Archives of Integrated Medicine, Vol.1, Issue. 3, November, 2014.

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