Department of Physiology

About Us

  • The Department of Physiology started in the year 2005. Subsequently, the department upgraded to a PG course with sanctioned 4 candidates from 2011. We also handle the Health Science Courses.
  • The department research laboratory is equipped with the latest instruments for research projects. We developed a classical museum in the department depicting all Nobel Prize winners (Physiology and Medicine).
  • The demonstration rooms are well equipped with an audio-visual system for the highest benefit of the students. Training of the students of both UG / PG in Medical Health Science Courses is done regularly.
  • Research activities for UG, PG, and faculties are undertaken regularly. The faculties are encouraged to register for PhD. Guidance is given to students who want to take ICMR Projects.
  • The department periodically conducts workshops, seminars, CME, and conferences inviting eminent speakers to keep the UG and PG students updated with the recent developments.
  • The department has also started the SRM Wellness and Yoga Centre to benefit the students, faculties, and patients of SRM Hospital.

Our Vision

  • The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students in physiology is to provide the students with 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
  • To provide excellence in the Physiology Teaching programs
  • To achieve recognition for research
  • To create an intellectually vibrant environment within the department

Our Mission

  • To provide a systematic teaching schedule involving the current competency-based curriculum for MBBS students
  • New teaching modalities like flipped classes, seminars, integrated teaching, quizzes, and blended learning techniques facilitate and enhance the involvement of students
  • Regular organization of journal clubs, seminars, CME programs, and hands-on training on electrophysiology, national and state conferences
  • Encourage students to participate in various inter and intra-college academic competitions like quiz competitions, model-making competitions, oral paper presentations, poster presentations, etc in state-level and national-level



  • Didactic lectures with PowerPoint presentation
  • Small group teaching
  • Flipped classroom - aims to increase student engagement
  • Horizontal and Vertical Integrated Teaching
  • Seminars, MCQs and Assignments
  • Self-directed learning
  • Simulation-based learning
  • Observed structured clinical examination
  • Case-based discussion / problem-solved questions
  • Development of Memory Techniques and Speed Reading Habits
  • Concept Mapping and Mind-Mapping
  • As put forth by NMC, the Department of Physiology has implemented various methods of teaching to bring about the holistic development of a medical graduate into a skilled and empathetic doctor.
  • DOAP (Demonstration- Observation - Assistance. - Performance) has been incorporated on a day-to-day basis in the clinical lab.
  • Clinical problem-oriented learning and case-based learning have been implemented for the past 4 years.
  • Attitude, Ethics, and Communication. (AETCOM) has been given importance right from the first year of the medical curriculum as put forth by NMC and has a weightage of 5 marks in the university examination.
  • Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) stations with exclusive clinical scenarios are a part of the university practical exam.
  • The Department library accounted for 129 Physiology books with the latest editions
  • Department Skill lab – for UG / PG training in HRV, PFT, yoga
  • Video Lectures for Learning Management System