The Department of Neurology

The Department of Neurology has experienced faculty with varied research interests. It offers research facilities in the areas of diagnosis and management of various acute and chronic neurological disorders. This is backed by well-developed electro diagnostic laboratory with facilities for EEG, electroneuromyography, evoked potentials; long term video EEG, transcranial magnetic stimulation, sleep laboratory, motor physiology laboratory, magnetoencephalography and Doppler ultra-sonography. The department runs various specialty clinics for catering the varying needs of patients, which includes Neuromuscular clinic, Refractory Epilepsy clinic, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders clinic, Headache clinic, Stroke clinic, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromyelitis Optica clinic, Wilson’s disease clinic, Pediatric Neurology clinic and Cognitive disorders clinic. A sub-specialty block providing services for six-different sub-specialties: movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, pediatric neurology, stroke, and cognitive neurology will be initiated soon. The department also has specialized stroke unit, neuro critical care unit and exclusive neuro infection ward.

Courses Offered:

  • Ph.D. in Neurology:   Only External Fellowships

Duration: 3-5 Years

Minimum Qualification for Admission: M.Tech with experience in Neuroscience Research; M.Sc. in Lifesciences; MBBS; BDS; MD

  • DM in Neurology:  

Total 20 Seats– 4 Seats for Post MBBS and 16 Seats for Post MD/DNB – within this 01 seat is for sponsored candidate.

       July 2019 Session*: Post MBBS -04, Post MD- 06 seats

       January 2020 Session: Post MD- 10 seats


July 2019

Jan 2020


01 (1)


Movement Disorders

01 (1)


Neuromuscular Disorders

01 (1)


Cognitive Neurosciences

01 (1)



Pediatric Neurology


        * If any seat is not filled in any session, that seat will be carried forward for next session

        (_) denotes sponsored candidates

       **If sponsored candidates are not available, it will go to the general pool

Duration: 6 years for post MBBS candidates (Junior Resident for 3 Years and Senior Resident for 3 Years);  3 years for post MD/DNB candidates (Senior Resident for 3 Years)

Final DM examination will be held at the end of 5 years for Post MBBS course and at the end of 3 years for Post MD/DNB course.  The students of Post MBBS course will be eligible for award of DM certificate only after completion of 3 years of Senior Residency

Minimum Qualification for Admission for DM Neurology:

Post MD course: MD/DNB in Internal (General) Medicine / Pediatrics

Post MBBS course: MBBS degree from an MCI recognized college in India

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epilepsy:   03 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Duration: 1 Year

Minimum Qualification for Admission: DM / DNB in Neurology

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Movement Disorders:  03 Seats (01 seat for sponsored)

Duration: 1 Year

            Minimum Qualification for Admission: DM / DNB in Neurology

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disorder:   03 Seats (01 seat for Sponsored)

Duration: 1 Year

Minimum Qualification for Admission: DM / DNB in Neurology

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Stroke :   01 Seat

Duration: 1 Year

Minimum Qualification for Admission: DM / DNB in Neurology

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology :  01 Seat

Duration: 1 Year

Minimum Qualification for Admission: DM / DNB in Neurology; DM in Pediatric Neurology

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Neurosciences:   02 Seats (01 seat for Sponsored)

Duration: 1 Year

Minimum Qualification for Admission: DM / DNB in Neurology

*If there are no takers for PDF in a given specialty, then maximum of 01 seat shall be allowed to go to the other specialty.

  • Diploma Course in Clinical Neurophysiology Technology:  06 Seats (02 seats for sponsored candidates)

Duration: 2 Years

Minimum Qualification for Admission: B.Sc. with Physics/Electronics/Computer Sciences with minimum II Class in the qualifying examination; Diploma in Electronics/Electrical/Instrumentation/Computer (approved by Board of Technical Education); 3 year’s experience as EEG Technician after PUC.

Academic Faculty and their Research Interests:

  • Dr. M. Veerendra Kumar, Senior Professor

Neurocysticercosis; Clinical Electrophysiology; Advanced EMG

  • Dr. S. R. Chandra, Professor

Cognitive and Behavioural Sciences; Dementia

  • Dr. A. Nalini, Professor

Motor Neuron Disease; Neuromuscular Disorders

  • Dr. Pramod Kumar Pal, Professor and Head of Neurology

 Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders; Ataxias Psychogenic Movement Disorders; Human Motor Physiology including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; Genetics and Neuroimaging of Extrapyramidal Disorders

  • Dr. Sanjib Sinha, Professor

Epilepsy; Sleep; Electroencephalography; Wilson’s Disease; Magneto-encephalography

  • Dr. Suvarna Alladi, Professor

Cognitive Neurology with reference to Alzheimer’s Disease; Frontotemporal Dementia and Vascular Cognitive Impairment; Protective and Risk Factors for Cognitive Decline in Aging

  • Dr. P. S. Bindu, Professor

Pediatric Neurology; Mitochondrial Disorders; Neurometabolic and Neurogenetic Disorders; Leukoencephalopathies

  • Dr. P. S. Mathuranath, Professor  

Cognitive Neurosciences

  • Dr. Girish Baburao Kulkarni, Professor  

Stroke; Headache; Neuroepidemiology.

  • Dr. Ravi Yadav, Additional Professor

Parkinsonism and Related Disorders; Headache; Neurocritical Care

  • Dr. Netravathi M., Additional Professor

CNS Demyelinating disorders (Multiple sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, Secondary demyelinating disorders); Autoimmune encephalitis; Neuroinfections; Adrenoleukodystrophy; Pediatric movement Disorders

  • Dr. Madhu N., Additional Professor

Inherited and Acquired Neuropathies; Mitochondrial Disorders; Neurogenetics; Immune Mediated Neurological Diseases viz. Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Myasthenia Gravis; Sleep; Clinical Electrophysiology

  • Dr. Srijithesh P R, AdditionalcProfessor

      Stroke; Headache; Sleep; Evidence Based Medicine and Medical Epidemiology

  • Dr.  Subasree R, Associate Professor

Cognitive Neurology; Brain Computer Interfaces; Stroke including CVT; Peripheral Neuropathy (Guillain Barre and immune mediated Neuropathy)

  • Rohan R mahale, Associate Professor, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, deep brain stimulation in parkinson’s disease, sleep
  • Dr. Ravindranadh Chowdary, Associate Professor

Epilepsy; Electrophysiology (including VEEG and MEG); Stroke; Movement Disorders; Neuroimmunology

  • Dr. Pooja M., Assistant Professor

Movement Disorders; Neuro-ophthalmology; Cognition

  • Dr. Raghavendra K., Additional Professor

Pediatric Neurology; Pediatric Epilepsy; Adult epilepsy; Electrophysiology; Quantitative neuro-image and bio-signal analysis and Neurocritical Care

  • Dr. Nitish Kamble, Assistant Professor

Movement Disorder; Human Motor Physiology including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

  • Dr. Saraswati Nashi, Assistant Professor  

Neuromuscular Disorders    

  • Dr. Hansashree P, Assistant Professor

Pediatric Neurology

  • Dr. D V Seshagiri, Assistant Professor

Movement disorders; sleep disorders in neurodegenerative disorders


  • To train medical and non-medical students in electrophysiological tests
  • To evaluate and manage acute neurological emergencies in the 24×7 emergency services
  • To evaluate patients with cognitive disorders especially to rule out treatable disorders and
    give comprehensive care to patients and care-givers
  • To evaluate demyelinating disorders and treat both in the acute and maintenance phase
  • To evaluate patients with headache and rule out and give comprehensive care
  • To evaluate patients with stroke both in the acute period and treat their aetiologies