Acedmics / Courses Conducted neurosurgery

Academics / Courses Conducted

The department offers MCh course in neurosurgery. The selection for the course is based on a competitive exam held once a year. The department has an intake of 10 students every year, six of whom are selected following completion of MS in General surgery. The course lasts 3 years for these candidates. Four candidates are selected following MBBS for a 5 year course. During the course of the residency program, candidates are trained to have sound theoretical knowledge of neurosurgery. An active surgical training program ensures that candidates pass out of the institute as full-fledged neurosurgeons ready to practice in their chosen subspecialty areas.

An option of 1 year of senior residency exists for students completing the MCh course. Students are trained to operate on all varieties of emergency neurosurgical procedures and common elective procedures on the brain and spinal cord. Training is imparted in handling of surgical microscopes, drills, micro-instruments during the course. Candidates are encouraged to pursue advanced training following the MCh course.

Academic Programme
Present Students

List of Residents 


S No             Description         Day         Time
1.Neurosurgery slide seminars    Wednesday11 am – 12 Noon
2.Journal clubMonday, Friday11am – 12 Noon

Medium: Online through Cisco Webex portal


 Day: Wednesday; Time: 11.00 AM – 12.00 Noon Venue: Cisco Webex portal

      Date                                           Topic                    Resident             Consultant
08-04-2020DBS beyond PD: Indications and ResultsDr. Mustafa Iqbal AhmedDr. Dwarakanath Srinivas
15-04-2020Peri- operative pain management in neurosurgeryDr. Siroya Hardik LalithDr. KVLN Rao
22-04-2020Pre-operative Functional mapping techniques: Principles and UtilityDr. Raju KadamDr. Arivazhagan A
29-04-2020Fetal neurosurgery: Current Indications, Guidelines and resultsDr.Turabi Mazarabbas AsgharaliDr. B Indira Devi

NOTE: Residents should discuss with their Chairperson(s) regarding the topic at least 2 weeks before the presentation. They should mandatorily present the slides to chairperson at least 1 week before the presentation. Presentation should be for a period of 45 minutes maximum, followed by 15-minute discussionon the topic.


 Day: Monday & Friday; Time: 11.00AM to 12.00Noon Venue: Cisco Webex Portal

          Date                                             Journal/ Article              Resident           Consultant
06-04-2020CREST TRIAL. Brott TG, Hobson RW 2nd, Howard G, Roubin GS, Clark WM, Brooks W, et al. Stenting versus endarterectomy for treatment of carotid-artery stenosis. NEJM (2010)Dr.    Puru    Vijay BansalDr. Dwarakanath Srinivas

JAMA. 2017 Dec 19;318(23):2306-2316. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.18718.

Effect of Tumor-Treating Fields Plus Maintenance Temozolomide vs Maintenance Temozolomide Alone on Survival in Patients With Glioblastoma: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA Oncol. 2018 Apr 1;4(4):495-504. doi:

10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.5082. Influence of Treatment With Tumor-

Treating Fields on Health-Related Quality of Life of Patients With Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial.

Dr. Bhushan Diwakar ThombreDr. Venkatesh MS
13-04-2020Lancet Oncol. 2009 May;10(5):459-66. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(09)70025-7. Epub 2009 Mar 9. Effects of radiotherapy with concomitant and adjuvant temozolomide versus radiotherapy alone on survival in glioblastoma in a randomised phase III study: 5-year analysis of the EORTC-NCIC trial.Dr.  Vishram Sagar PandeyDr. Prabhuraj AR

·         Ghogawala et al. Laminectomy plus Fusion versus Laminectomy Alone for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis . NEJM (2016)

·         Forsth et al. A Randomized, Controlled  Trial of Fusion Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. NEJM (2016)

Dr.Dhaval   Atabhai GohilDr. Nupur Pruthi

·         Vahedi K, Vicaut E, Mateo J, et al.

Sequential-design,  multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of early decompressive craniectomy in malignant middle cerebral artery infarction (DECIMAL Trial). Stroke. 2007;38(9):2506–2517.

·         Jüttler E, Bösel J, Amiri H, et al.

DESTINY II: DEcompressive Surgery for the Treatment of malignant INfarction of the middle cerebral arterY II. Int J Stroke. 2011;6(1):79–86.

Dr. Mustafa Iqbal Ahmed ChandshahDr.     Dhaval           P Shukla
24-04-2020Burkhardt BW, et al. Clinical Outcome Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion With and Without Anterior Cervical Plating for the Treatment of Cervical Disc Herniation – a 25-Year Follow-Up Study. Neurosurg Rev 2018;41:473-82.Dr. Siroya Hardik LalithManish Beniwal

Childs Nerv Syst. 2018 Dec;34(12):2391-2397. doi: 10.1007/s00381-018-3896-5. Epub 2018  Jul 9.

International Infant Hydrocephalus Study (IIHS): 5-year health outcome results of a prospective, multicenter comparison of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and shunt for infant hydrocephalus.

Dr. Preetham SDDr. Vikas V

NOTE: Residents should discuss articles with Chairperson(s) and email the PDFs of the articles at least one week before the presentation to the faculty and residents.