Dept of Clinical Embryology

Dept of Clinical Embryology

Department Profile


The Division of Clinical Embryology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education is a centre for advanced research and teaching. The department is on its way to becoming a leading department for research in  Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART).

Manipal Academy of Higher Education was first to introduce Master of Clinical Embryology (M.Sc.) in 2005 aiming to provide thorough knowledge, research experience, ethics and skills related to human embryology.

The main goal of the Masters in Clinical Embryology is to offer graduates in science the opportunity to gain the necessary experience to undertake employment in diverse areas of reproduction. This is the first and only postgraduate program of its kind being offered in Asia. This program consists of didactic lectures, discussions, research projects, hands-on training and exposure to various practical procedures used in the Assisted Reproductive Technology Laboratory.

This is the only centre in Asia (3rd in World), that offers MSc Clinical Embryology and PhD.


Key Features

  • Two weeks advance international training in ART to each student
  • One to one training
  • Departmental library
  • Free intranet connection to all student with free online journals related to clinical embryology
  • Well-equipped laboratories for research and training
  • Centralized University animal facility for training and research
  • International & domestic mix of students
  • One of the best faculty in World
  • The teaching process uses a mix of various methodologies for ensuring the achievement of the objective in the knowledge, problem-solving attitudinal domains.

In a nutshell, the learning methods used are:

  • Interactive lectures
  • Small group learning
  • Seminars/assignments
  • Demonstration
  • Laboratory rotations
  • Post-graduate research dissertation.



  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Amsterdam Medical Centre, Amsterdam
  • Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • University of Naples Federico, Italy
  • University of Bonn, Germany
  • Department of Bioscience, Mangalore University
  • Department of Chemistry, Mangalore University
  • Manipal college of pharmacological Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore
  • National Center of Biological research (NCBS), Bangalore.


About the Area of Study

In India, the last two decades have seen an exponential growth of infertility clinics that uses techniques required to handle spermatozoa or the oocyte outside the body, or the use of a surrogate mother. However, there is tremendous shortage of trained Clinical Embryologists and researchers serving assisted reproductive centres. The primary focus of this division is to provide clinical service, undertake  research and clinical research, postgraduate and doctoral level training in the area of Clinical Embryology.