Dr. Muralidhar M. Kulkarni


Department of Community Medicine


    Dr Muralidhar M Kulkarni teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    • To train MBBS and MD students, Primary Health Care and Research.
    • Guides research activities.
    • Is incharge of one of the peripheral centres and involved in preventive, promotes curative and rehabilitative services at the centre.
    • Organizes academic events in the department and undertakes funded and non-funded research projects.
    • Engages in implementation and evaluation of various national health programmes.  


Subject Semester / Year
Community Medicine 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th semester
Community Medicine


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Community Medicine JN Medical College, Belgaum 2006
MBBS JN Medical College, Belgaum 2002


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC Manipal Professor March 2023 to till date
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 10/2011 to 03/2023
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 07/2010 to 09/2011
SS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Davangere Assistant Professor 08/2007 to 06/2010
JSS Medical College, Mysore Assistant Professor 11/2006 to 08/2007
J N Medical College, Belgaum PG cum Tutor 10/2003 to 09/2006


Area of Interest

Epidemiology of Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases

Area of Expertise

Research Methodology , Study designs , Primary Health care

Area of Research

Epidemiology of Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, 2005.
  • Life member of Indian Medical Association, 2008.
  • Life member of Karnataka Association of Community Health(KACH), Joint Secretary since 2012, co-editor for the preparation of the NCD Database, 2009
  • Life member of Indian Society for Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases (ISMOCD), 2010.

    Malaria among migrants in a rural area of Belgaum, Indian Journal of Community Medicine


    The study concluded that there is a need for constant vigilance over the movement of populations, especially when migrations occur from endemic to non-endemic areas. Both active and passive surveillance play a vital role in malaria detection. Local authorities and the community need to be involved and their cooperation must be ensured for the control of an outbreak.

    Malnutrition among Infants based on Integrated Child Development Scheme and New WHO Growth Chart, International Journal of Current Research and Review


    The type of growth chart used is bound to have significant impact on the prevalence of malnutrition among infants. The ICDS growth chart has a common growth chart for male and female children despite the well-known fact that the growth pattern among males and females differ. The new WHO growth chart has two different charts which is more appropriate in tracking the growth of male and female children.

    Prehypertension and associated factors among Medical Students of SSIMS and RC, Davangere- A cross sectional Study, J Indian Med Assoc


    All the participants were in the age group of 18 to 22 years and mean age was 20.29±0.86 years. Among 100 participants 56 were males and 44 were females. The mean systolic blood pressure was 117.68±7.16 mm Hg and that of diastolic blood pressure was 77.3±7.93 mm Hg. The percentage of prehypertension and hypertension was 67%. Three participants were diagnosed to be hypertensive.

    Awareness concerning occupational exposure and PEP due to HIV infection among medical undergraduate students, Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology


    October 2011, Vol 5(2). A majority of the students are aware of the general information and routes of transmission of HIV. A significant number, however, do not have proper knowledge about the risk of transmission, prophylaxis, duration and availability of post exposure prophylaxis drugs.

    Study of Clinical Profile and Antibiotic Sensitivity in Paratyphoid Fever Cases admitted at Tertiary Care Hospital in South India


    J Fam Med Primary Care, 2012. Research shows that there is increasing resistance to fluoroquinolones and sensitivity to chloramphenicol. Considering the changing trend in the sensitivity pattern, the recommendations of treatment for enteric fever need to be rationalized and re-considered.

    The role of intrathecal midazolam as an adjunct to bupivacaine in providing post-operative pain relief


    Int J Health Allied Sci, 2012. The duration of effective analgesia when midazolam is added to intrathecal bupivacaine is significantly prolonged thereby proving that midazolam is a useful adjunct tointrathecal bupivacaine for post‑operative analgesia.

    Coverage and compliance of mass drug administration programme against filariasis in Bijapur District, Journal of Public Health and Medical Research


    2013. The Study included 223 families having 1071 individuals of which 1003 were eligible 849 (84.6%) individuals received DEC and Albendazole. Conclusion: The coverage rate was 84.6% of the eligible population with a compliance of 56.5%. The most common reasons for non-compliance was out of home on the day of drug distribution, inadequately given and fear of side effects.