Dr. Maria Pais

Assistant Professor – Senior Scale

Department of Obstetrical and Gynaecological Nursing


    Maria Pais is Assistant Professor – Senior Scale in the Department of Obstetrical and Gynaecological Nursing, MCON Manipal.


    • Takes classes for UG and PG students in subjects. 
    • Is a member in various committees of college
    • Is clinical supervisor for Labor Theater and OPD both for UG and PG students. 
    • Is examiner for UG and PG students at Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences.
    • Guides PG students in conducting research study.


Subject Semester / Year
Maternity Nursing I year PBBSc Nursing
Nursing Education II year PBBSc Nursing
Nutrition and Dietitics I Year PBBSc Nursing


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Nursing Manipal University, Manipal 2017
Certificate Course in Biostatistics and Epidemiology Dept. of Biostatistics, Manipal University, Manipal 2009
Master of Science in Nursing OBG Nursing Manipal College of Nursing Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2007
Management in Health care system Health care system Sikkim Manipal University 2007
Post Certificate Bachelors of Nursing Nursing Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal 2005


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of OBG Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal Assistant Professor – Senior Scale 2010 - Present
Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Lecturer 2007 - 2010
Manipal Academy of Higher Education Assistant Lecturer 2005


Area of Research

Maternity and neonatal area

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of Trained Nurses Association of India.
  • Life member of Nursing Research Society of India.
  • Life member of Society of Midwifes (India).
  • Life member of National Neonatology Forum India.


  • Authored a chapter in the book titled, "Manipal Handbook on Drugs, Contraceptives and Instruments in Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing", CBS Publishers, 2018.

Amniotic Band Sequence with Clubfoot in a Neonate: A Case Report

2016-01-01 Leslie Lewis Ramesh Y. Bhat P. Jayashree

Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences 2, no. 1: 78-80.

Biopsychosocial Wellbeing among Women with Gynaecological Cancer

2016-01-01 Gurung, Rajmi Sushmitha Ramona Karkada

International Journal of Nursing Education 8.4 (2016): 71-75.

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Prevention of ICU Delirium among Nurses

2015-01-06 Prabhu Savitha Sushmitha Shetty Veena Prabhu Basil Kuriakose

Nitte University Journal of Health Science, 5, 28-30.

Stress and its Relationship with Selected Factors Among Women

2015-01-01 Dr Judith Angelitta Noronha Pavan K. Bhat

Nitte University Journal of Health Science 5.2 (2015): 45.

A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge on Breast Cancer and Utilization of Mammogram among Women in Selected Villages of Udupi District, Karnataka

2014-01-12 Shadap, Arkierupaia Anusuya

Nitte University Journal of Health Science, 4, 84-87.

Comparison of Maternal Comfort between two Breastfeeding Positions

2014-01-01 Bency, G Anusuya

International Journal of Nursing Education January 2014, 6. 112 -117.

An awareness program on prevention of vaginal candidiasis among pregnant women

2014-01-01 Pratibha Malathi G Nayak Clara Pramila Dsouza

Nitte University Journal of Health Science 4, no. 2. 86.

Stress among antenatal women in India

2014-01-01 Murlidhar V. Pai Asha Kamath Dr Anice George Dr Judith Angelitta Noronha Baby S Nayak Jayaram Nambiar H. Ganapathi Joisa

International Journal of Nursing Care 2, no. 2: 63-67.

Educational Intervention on Prevention of Uterine Rupture

2014-01-01 Elsy, N. P Nandakumar Paniyadi

Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy 8.2: 153.

Nursing Students' Perceived Attitudes towards Death: A Cross-Sectional Survey

2014-01-01 Kumar, Senthil P Eva Chris Vaishali Sisodia K. Vijaya Kumar

Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. Vol 7, 5-13

Risk of vaginal candidiasis among pregnant women

2013-01-01 Pratibha Malathi G Nayak

International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences .

The effectiveness of video teaching over lecture cum demonstration in improving knowledge and skill, of nursing students on antenatal examination

2013-01-01 Scaria, T. M P. B. Valsaraj

International Journal of Nursing Education 5.1 (2013): 228

Perceived self-esteem amongst first-year nursing students-a cross-sectional survey

2012-01-10 Chris, Eva Senthil P. Kumar Vaishali Sisodia

International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Vol 1; 74-80

A correlative study to assess the effect of first trimester BMI on obstetric outcome

2012-01-01 Sreedevi, C Blessy Prabha Valsaraj

International Journal of Nursing Education 4.1: 35-36.

Maternal childbirth satisfaction and quality of care during labour and delivery at selected obstetric units of Mangalore, Karnataka

2012-01-01 Chris, Karkada Eva Christopher Sudhakar Ranjani P

Baba Farid University Nursing Journal 2, no. 1: 61-65.

Neonatal sepsis, bacterial isolates and antibiotic susceptibility patterns among neonates

2012-01-01 Elsa Sanatombi Devi Muralidhar V. Pai Leslie Lewis Dr Anice George Sreemathi S. Mayya K. L. Bairy

Nursing Journal of India 103, 18-20.