Department of Physiology

About Us

  • The department of Physiology started in the year 2005. Subsequently the department upgraded to PG course with sanctioned 4 candidates from 2011. We also handle the Health Science Courses.
  • The department research lab is equipped with latest instrument 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 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 on a regular basis.
  • Research activities for UG and PG students and faculties are undertaken. The faculties are encouraged to register for PhD. Guidance is given to students who want to take ICMR Projects.
  • The department periodically conducts workshop, seminar, 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 for the benefit of the students, faculties and patients of SRM Hospital.

Our Vision

  • The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students in Physiology aims at providing the students 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 programmes.
  • To achieve the recognition for research.
  • To create an intellectually vibrant environment within the department.

Our Mission

  • To provide systematic teaching schedule involving the current competency- based curriculum for MBBS students
  • New teaching modalities like flipped classes, seminars, integrated teaching, quizzes etc to facilitate and enhance the involvement of students
  • Regular organization of journal clubs, seminars, CME programmes, 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 power point presentation
  • Small group teaching
  • Flipped classroom
  • Integrated teaching – horizontal & vertical
  • Seminar
  • Self - directed learning
  • Simulation based learning
  • Observed structured clinical examination
  • Case based discussion / problem solved questions
  • MCQ’s and Assignments
  • 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 a 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 has been implemented for the past 4 years.
  • Attitude, Ethics and Communication. (AETCOM) has been given importance right from first year of medical curriculum as put forth by NMC and has weightage of 5 marks in the university examination.
  • Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) stations with exclusive clinical scenarios are a part of university practical exam.
  • Precise Evaluation of all domains geared towards all the program outcomes set by NMC guidelines.
  • The Department library accounted with 129 Physiology books with latest edition
  • Department Skill lab – for UG / PG training in HRV,PFT, yoga
  • Video Lectures for Learning Management System