1.History of the department

Physiology  from Ancient Greek physio meaning 'nature, origin', and (-logia), meaning 'study of  is the scientific study of the functions and mechanisms which work within a living system.
The study of human physiology as a medical field originates in classical Greece, at the time of Hippocrates (late 5th century BC). Jean Fernel (1497–1558), a French physician, introduced the term "physiology”. In the 20th century, biologists became interested in how organisms other than human beings function, eventually spawning the fields of comparative physiology and ecophysiology. In 1920, August Krogh won the Nobel Prize for discovering how, in capillaries, blood flow is regulated.
In 1954, Andrew Huxley and Hugh Huxley, alongside their research team, discovered the sliding filaments in skeletal muscle, known today as the sliding filament theory.
 It is in large part because the field has given birth to some of the most active domains of today's biological sciences, such as neuroscience, endocrinology, and immunology. Furthermore, physiology is still often seen as an integrative discipline, which can put together into a coherent framework data coming from various different domains.In 2019 we successfully faced the PG assessment and now it is a Post Graduate department. Opening the gates for further milestones.


The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Physiology aims at providing the student comprehensive knowledge of the normal functions of the organ systems of the
body to facilitate an understanding of the physiological basis of health and disease.

Imparting physiology knowledge to lay a strong foundation for learning medicine and quality medical research.


Understanding physiological mechanisms to carry out evidence based innovative teaching and quality scientific research thereby contributing to human welfare.


A. Knowledge :
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
1. Explain the normal functioning of all the organ systems and their interactions for well-coordinated total body function;
2. Assess the relative contribution of each organ system to the maintenance of the milieu interior;
3. Elucidate the physiological aspects of normal growth and development;
4. Describe the physiological response and adaptations to environmental stresses;
5. List the physiological principles underlying pathogenesis and treatment of disease

B. Skills
At the end of the course the student shall be able to:
1. conduct experiments designed for study of physiological phenomena;
2. interpret experimental/investigative data;
3. distinguish between normal abnormal data derived as a result of tests, which he/she has performed and observed in the laboratory.

C. Attitude and communication skills:
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
1. show due respect to persons who volunteer to be examined for the purpose of learning clinical examination.
2. communicate effectively with peers and teachers
3. demonstrate the ability of teamwork

D. Integration:
At the end of the integrated teaching the student should acquire an integrated knowledge of organ structure and function and the regulatory mechanisms.

5.Details of heads of the department

1 Dr. RAM DEV 2013 2018
2 Dr.SENDIL KUMARAN.D 10/10/2018 2021
3 Dr. TEJASHWINI V.B 01/12/2021 Till Date

6.Contact Information (Department Mail ID& Extension contact No.)
Mail id –
Extension contact no- 080- 61854187 Extention No : 187


PHYSIOLOGY Dr. Tejashwini Basarigidad MBBS, MD 90096 Professor & HOD TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
Professor & HOD
From - 01.12.2021
To - Till date
PHYSIOLOGY Dr. Shyma. P M. Sc, Ph.D Assoc. Professor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 23.01.2013
To - Till date
PHYSIOLOGY Dr. Neelkanth Kote MBBS 92382 Asst. Professor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 01.01.2021
To - Till date
PHYSIOLOGY Dr. Sehar Mushtaq Kanyu MBBS,MD J&K - 14109 Asst. Professor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 26.11.2020
To - Till date
PHYSIOLOGY Dr. Pranith Kumar H MBBS,MD 90875 Asst. Professor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 26.11.2020
To - Till date
PHYSIOLOGY Dr.Vijay Kumar.C.M MBBS 120093 Tutor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 25.06.2019
To - Till date
PHYSIOLOGY Mrs. Saranya M.Sc. Medical Tutor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 16.03.2020
To - Till date
PHYSIOLOGY Ms. Asha Cherian Joseph Tutor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 01.03.2021
To - Till date
PHYSIOLOGY Ms. Mercy Manjula C K Tutor TOMCH&RC,Bangalore
From - 11.02.2022
To - Till date

E – Learning resources
E-learning, Digital Library and Computer Assisted learning for Simulation in Experimental Physiology

The Department of Physiology being one of the pioneer Departments of The Oxford Medical College, Hospital and Research centre, has the responsibility of imparting medical education to the first year medical students. Physiology seeks to understand biological function spanning the range from molecular mechanisms to medical problems. No other field has such an important task or is as cross- disciplinary in nature.
 The department is well equipped with six practical halls, Haematology & Amphibian lab  measuring 225 Sqmt, clinical and mammalian are 115 Sqmt and the research lab and yoga lab measuring 90 Sqmt.
The practical halls are provided with all the necessary hi-tech equipments to cater the needs of UG curriculum.Hi-tech Equipment’s like polygraph from  Adlabs facilitates the research activity like HRV analysis for autonomic function, Nerve conduction studies and evoked potentials and computerised spirometer for PFT.

Academic Activities

The academic programme at the Department of physiology is tuned to encourage maximum participation by medical students. Besides conventional teaching, Emphasis is laid on active learning and problem based learning approach.
The Department will impart education and training to 150 students of 1st professional M.B.B.S, in the form of lectures, Practical classes, integrated learning, self directed learning seminars, small group teaching (SGT), symposium and tutorials.
Emphasis will be laid on small interactive group teaching as it is more beneficial to the students because individual care is possible in such classes.
Faculty in the Department are actively involved in the student mentorship programme.
The Department of physiology has a simulated lab too in which computer assisted learning, which replaces animal experiments for UG students.

Horizontal integration is planned for UG Students with the pre-clinical departments.
For vertical Integration -Students will Visit the Department of Transfusion Medicine for learning safe blood transfusion procedures and live demonstration, Department of pulmonary Medicine for getting introduced to the latest techniques and sophisticated equipments available for assessment of pulmonary function and the Department of Medicine for getting acquainted with echocardiography and stress ECG., EMG, EEG and Nerve Stimulators etc.6 This is in conformity with the MCI Recommendations of 2005.
Foundation course, Integration,Early clinical exposure, Skills Lab, Electives based on  competency based medical education (CBME) will be implemented by 2019 as per MCI.

Nomenclature Amphibian Lab Mammalian Lab. Hematology Lab. Clinical Physiology  Lab. Demo. room Seminar Room Research lab. Any other lab.
Size (Area) Sq.Mt 206 Sq.Mt 115 Sq.Mt 206 Sq.Mt 115 Sq.Mt 78 Sq.Mt 54 Sq.Mt 66 Sq.Mt Yoga (64)
Capacity 90
90 students 90
90 students 80 students 30 members     
Water Supply Available Available Available Available Available Available Available No
Sinks Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate No
Electric points Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate 3
 Cupboards for storage & Microscopes Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate No
List of equipment’s Adequate

10.CME Programmes and Activities
Department Of Physiology Conducted Yoga Work Shop In The Month Of 28th March 2019 by Dhyana school of Yoga. 

11.Awards , Achievements and Publications



  1. A comparative study of change in platelet count in pregnancy and puerperium   
  2. Changes in blood leucocyte count in different trimesters of pregnancy
  3. Correlation between body mass index waist hip ratio, blood sugar and blood pressure in young adults.   
  4. Correlation between hematological profile and body mass index in adults
  5. Change in erythrocyte sedimentation rate in pregnancy and puerperium in the same woman  
  6. . Evaluation of risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in medical students using Indian diabetes risk score.


  1. Author of the book “Practical Manual of Histology For Medical Students”, “Doc Tortoise: Diabetes Information Guide” & “Doc Tortoise: Speaking Kannada Made Easy”.


  1. . Decreased total power of HRV with increased LF power in early part of pregnancy predicts development of PIH in Indian population.    
  2. Spectral Analysis of Heart Rate Variability for Early Prediction of Pregnancy- Induced Hypertension     
  3. Vagal withdrawal and sympathetic over activity contribute to the genesis of early- onset pregnancy- induced Hypertension     
  4. . Association of Albumin – Globulin ratio with sympathovagal imbalance in pregnancy- induced Hypertension
  5. Mind mapping applied as a pedagogical tool for MBBS students.
  6. Assessing the effect of Angamardhana (Yoga) on autonomic nervous system through Heart Rate Variability Analysis (HRV).    
  7. To Assess the Impact of childhood musical experiences on academic performance of medical students; A preliminary study.    
  8. Students’ Feedback on the One-Month Foundation Course in First-Year MBBS 2019 batch at Oxford Medical College, Bangalore, India.    
  9. Effect of yogic breath regulation in long time practitioners of Angamardhana.
  10. The Need for Mentorship in Medical Schools.
  11. Exploring the effectiveness of blended learning among medical students.
  12. Role of motivation in learning behavior and performance in medical education.
  13. Sympathovagal balance among regular cyclists, gym goers and yoga practitioners- A comparative study.
  14. Cardiovascular responses to postural changes among working women and housewife’s- A comparative study.


  1. Transdermal Patch: A Comprehensive Overview of Newer Drug Delivery System in Modern Medical Science
  2. A comparative study of glomerular filtration rate in normal healthy controls and type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in south India    
  3. Correlation of pupil to limbus diameter ratio (PLD ratio) with blood pressure and pulse rate in underweight females.   
  4. Effectiveness of 6 weeks vestibular exercises practice on depression, anxiety, stress, and memory in hypertensive working women.
  5. Effectiveness of 8 weeks of vestibular exercise on sleep and autonomic parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes.   
  6. Association of "ABO" and "Rhesus" Blood Types with Type 2 Diabetes in India.
  7. A Co A Study on knowledge, Attitude and Practice of voluntary blood donation among the undergraduates of Raja Rajeswari Group of institutions (Medical, Dental and Engineering) Bangalore Karnatakamparative Study of Glomerular Filtration Rate in Normal Healthy Controls and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in South India.   
  8. A Study on knowledge, Attitude and Practice of voluntary blood donation among the undergraduates of Raja Rajeswari Group of institutions (Medical, Dental and Engineering) Bangalore Karnataka.