The Department of Clinical Embryology is one of the top centres in Asia for advanced training and research in the field of assisted reproductive technology. The mandate of research is the study of fertility and reproduction. The clinical wing of the department treats approximately >10000 infertile couples every year and offers all modern assisted conception technologies, including Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and fertility preservation. Besides providing top-clinical care, the department also researches on understanding the pathophysiological aspects underlying infertility. Department has received several research grants from national and international funding agencies and has active collaborations with world’s leading universities and institutes in Europe and USA. Centre offers fertility preservation program to cancer affected children through Oncofertility Consortium, USA and University of Muenster, Germany. Apart from strong PhD program, the department offers customized embryology training for students, embryologist, medical doctors to empower them to undertake clinical and research activities at their own institutes. Department has been recognized as centre of excellence by reputed international agencies and institutes as Merck Foundation, Merck Biopharma, Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction and Nova IVI.



The Department of Clinical Embryology, KMC Manipal offers the following program:


MSc | Clinical Embryology

M.Sc. Clinical Embryology course to provide theoretical and practical knowledge in IVF. Program also involves national and international internship through industry-academia partnership.

Bench to bedside research:Fertility related clinical problems are addressed through experimental models. Thrust areas are embryo metabolomics, fertility preservation and natural compounds.

PhD (Doctoral) Degree



Individual departments under KMC are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.


The lab is well equipped to offer PG and research studies in the area of Clinical Embryology


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behavior and histological changes in the CNS. • Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Ceasalpeniabonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nano-particle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.