The department started functioning in November 2001.The first batch of 100 MBBS students were admitted in 2002.


Total intake of 100 students per year.Regular classes for Ist Professional MBBS include 7 to 10 lecture classes and 8 practical sessions per week. Small group discussions, tutorials and seminars are also included in the teaching schedule.

Horizontal integration sessions involving the three preclinical departments and vertical integration sessions involving all the Pre clinical, Para Clinical and Clinical departments are also being conducted.

Regular day to day assessments, monthly short tests and 3 sessional examinations, of which last one is a university model examination, are being conducted .The weak performers are given special coaching in the evening hours by the resident faculty. Progress of the student is being reported to the parents regularly.

Paramedical courses

For the Ist year B.Sc Nursing students (50 students) theory classes of 3-4 hours per week, for the DMLT students total 30 hours, fot DOTAT students a total of 10 hours, for the MHA students a total of 25 hours, for the DRT students a total of 60 hours orientation sessions are being taken. DOTT students are also being oriented.

The department organizes CME programmes every two years. Faculty members of the department regularly attend various scientific programmes conducted at different institutions, including National Conferences, as faculty and delegates. The faculty if the department regularly attend the monthly scientific sessions organized by the Clinical Club of our college. They also participate in the activities of the Medical Education Unit of our Institution as faculty and delegates.

University Examination

The exam results had always been good .In the University examinations conducted by KUHS for MBBS students of 2015 batch, there was 92% pass with 9 distinctions and 38 first classes.

On-Going Researches

Sl. No Titlt Investigator
1 Multimedia assisted teaching – learning process: An effective tool Dr Sayam Subash, Assistant Professor and Dr Delinda Linu Swornila, Associate Professor, Physiology Co-investigators- Dr Anusha Merline and Dr. L Prasanna Kumari- Professor, Dr L Aswathy, Assistant Professor and Dr Varsha D – Tutor , Department of Physiology


Sl. No Title Investigator
1 Effectiveness of Medical Council of India guided Basic Workshop on Medical Education Technologies Dr D. Delinda Linu Swornila Associate Professor


Sl. No Topic Author Journal Remarks
1 Prevalence of Diarrhoea between Rotavirus immunized and non-immunized under five children Dr. Nesamony Maneksh Kumar, Dr. Delinda Linu Swornila , Miss Sruthi S International Journal of Scientific Research Volume 6, Issue 5 May 2017, ISSN 2277-8179
2 Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Breastfeeding among mothers visiting a tertiary care center in South Kerala Dr. Nesamony Maneksh Kumar, Dr. Delinda Linu Swornila , Miss Shruthi P International Journal of Scientific Research Volume 6, Issue 5 May 2017, ISSN 2277-8179
3 Prevalence of Anemia among female medical students Dr. Anusha Merline J, Dr. Delinda Linu Swornila, Dr. Pramod Thomas, Dr. Prasanna Kumari L International Journal of Scientific Research Volume 6, Issue 5 May 2017, ISSN 2277-8179
4 Effect of hypertension on motor nerve conduction variables Aswathy L., Sayam Subhash, Delinda Linu Swornila, Anusha Merline J Journal of Evidence Based Medical and Healthcare Volume 3, Issue 75, 2016
5 Effect of Physical Training on lipid profile in healthy young males : A follow up study Rathod Shivanand Shriram, Nagose Vaishali Baburao, Purna Singh A , Annepaka Eliya Raju, Ankur, Praveen K Kodumuri, Jhansi K International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research 2015, Volume 3(3):1081-85. ISSN 2321-1822, DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.146
6 Effect of Exercise Training on C – Reactive protein levels: A follow up study Rathod Shivanand S, Sagdeo Mohan M, Date Anjali A, Nagose Vaishali B, Ankur, Praveen Kumar Kodumuri International Journal of Medical Research and Health Sciences 2015, Volume 4 Issue 3 :626-629, ISSN: 2319-5886, DOI: 10.5958/2319-5886.2015.00119.8
7 Normative data for arterial blood gas and electrolytes in anaesthetized rats Rajam Krishna Subramanian, Anita Sidharthan, Delinda Maneksh, Latha Ramalingam, A. Soosai Manickam, Praghalathan Kanthakumar and Sathya Subramani Indian J Pharmacol 2013 Jan-Feb; 45(1): 103-104. Doi: 10.4103/0253-7613.106451 PMCID: PMC3608284
8 O2- CO2 diagram as a tool for comprehension of blood gas abnormalities Sathya Subramani , Praghalathan Kanthakumar, Delinda Maneksh, Anita Sidharthan, Shoma V.Roa, Vinodh Parasuraman and Elizabeth Tharion Advances in Physiology Education 35: 314–320, 2011; doi:10.1152/advan.00110.2010.
9 Cleistanthus collinus induces type I distal renal tubular acidosis and type II respiratory failure in rats Delinda Maneksh, Anita Sidharthan, Kavithapriya Keetimuthu, Praghalathan Kanthakumar , Amala A Lourthuraj, Anup Ramachandran , Sathya Subramani Indian J Pharmacol 2010;42:178-84, Available from :http://www.ijp-online.com/text.asp?2010/42/3/178/66843

Teaching Staff of Department of Physiology
1 Dr. Jiya Michael Tutor
2 Dr. Shivanand Shriram Rathod Associate Professor
3 Dr. J. Anusha Merlin Professor and HOD
4 Dr. L. Prasanna Kumari Professor
5 Dr. D. Delinda Linu Swornila Professor
6 Dr. Sayam Subhash Assistant Professor
7 Dr. L. Aswathy Assistant Professor
8 Dr. Anupriya J. Assistant Professor
9 Dr. T. Thangalakshmi Tutor
10 Dr. Priscilla Jeba Rani Tutor
11 Dr. Bershic Valantine Tutor

Dr. J. Anusha Merlin

Professor and HOD (MD)

(Promoted as Professor on 26.5.2012)

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