Dr. Sivakumar G

Assistant Professor-Selection grade

Department of Physiology


    Dr Sivakumar.G  teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.


    • Prepares academic schedule for UG and PG courses.
    • Guides postgraduate students in their seminar presentations, journal clubs and research activities.
    • Trains UG and PG students in research and helps them in their PhD entrance examinations.
    • Is in charge of ISO committee.
    • Participates in conducting examination.
    • Is involved in research for various fellowship programs.


Subject Subject code Semester / Year
Human Physiology MBBS 1st and 2nd semester
Human Physiology MD


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Ischemic brain injury Neuroscience Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
MSc Medical Physiology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2008
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai 2001


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC Manipal Assistant Professor-Selection Grade March 2020 till date
KMC, Manipal Senior Grade Lecturer 10/01/2015 to 2020
KMC, Manipal Lecturer 02/05/2012 to 09/01/2015
KMC, Manipal Tutor 09/09/2008 to 30/04/2011
Sakthi Rehabilitation Centre for Adult and Paediatric Neuro rehabilitation, Erode, Tamil Nadu Rehabilitation Therapist 09/2004 to 07/2005
Erode Arima Centre- Special School for Polio Children, Erode, Tamil Nadu Physiotherapist/Rehabilitation Therapist 08/2003 to 09/2004
AO Orthopaedic Hospital, Chennai Trainee therapist 03/2002 to 08/2002


Area of Interest

Ischemic brain injury, Developing animal models in neuroscience, Neuro rehabilitation, Exercise and sports Physiology

Area of Expertise

Animal models of ischemic brain injury, Adult and Paediatric Neuro rehabilitation, Health and Fitness Management, Exercise therapy and Electrotherapy

Area of Research

Brain injuries, Spinal cord injury, Exercise induced activity dependent neuroplasticity in brain

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Life Member of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, 2004.

Sivakumar.G, Senior Grade Lecturer in department of Physiology was awarded 3rd prize for his scientific poster presentation titled “Oral choline Supplementation can be an effective pharmacological adjuvant to conventional stroke physical therapy rehabilitation program-Evidences from hippocampal neurons of rat model of ischemic brain injury” in 3rd International conference & Workshops of Physical therapy, AIIMS 2014, NewDelhi

Inflammation During Gestation Induced Spatial Memory and Learning Deficits: Attenuated by Physical Exercise in Juvenile Rats

2015-01-06 Thangarajan R Tantradi RR Rai KS Sivakumar G Perumal V

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research.2015 Jun, Vol-9(6): CF01-CF04

HLA antigen distribution in renal transplant patients & donors visiting tertiary care hospital of Karnataka state in South India

2015-01-01 Adiga M Pai K Adhikari S Rajesh T Sivakumar G

International Journal of Physiology

Prophylactic combined supplementation of choline and docosahexaenoic acid attenuates vascular cognitive impairment and preserves hippocampal cell viability in rat model of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion ischemic brain injury

2015-01-01 Sivakumar G Vidyadhara DJ Reddy S T Rajesh Babu MBR Rao MK Rai KS

Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2015; 4:1-9.

Two Stage Successive Carotid Artery Occlusion Surgeries in Wistar Rat Reduce Its Mortality and Depicts as a Better Model for Vascular Dementia

2015-01-01 Sivakumar G Vidyadhara.D.J Dhiren Punja Rajesh.T Ashok.P.M Reddy Huban Thomas.R Ramesh Babu .M.G.

Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

Prophylactic choline supplementation attenuates vascular cognitive impairment in rodent model of ischemic stroke

2015-01-01 Sivakumar G Vidyadhara.D.J Shivananda. K.N Rajesh.T K.G Mohandas Rao Kiranmai S Rai

International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology

Oral choline supplementation can be an effective pharmacological adjuvant to conventional stroke physical therapy rehabilitation program- Evidences from hippocampal neurons of rat model of ischemic brain injury

2014-01-01 Sivakumar G Akriti.B Kanth Vaishnavi John M. Solomon Kiranmai S Rai

Therapeutic choline supplementation has lesser competency/potency in alleviating cognitive deficits in chronic cerebral hypo-perfusion brain injury

2011-01-06 Sivakumar G Divya Pragna Kiranmai S Rai

Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Vol 55-No 2 April-Jun 2011.

Acute effects of Deep breathing for a short duration( 2-10 minutes) on pulmonary functions in healthy young volunteers

2011-01-01 Krishnamoorthi Prabhu Rekha Baliga M Kirtana Pai S.Manjunatha Sivakumar G

Effect of wireless fidelity wireless communication signals on Hippocampus of Prenatal and early postnatal Wistar rats- Functional and Morphological study


2013, PG-MSc Pharmacology.

Comparison of therapeutic and prophylactic dietary choline supplementation in chronic cerebral hypo perfusion brain injury in wistar rats

2013-01-01 Divya Pragna

2013, PG-MSc Physiology.

Effect of Dietary Choline supplementation on Spatial learning in a rat model of ischemic brain injury

2012-01-01 Bharath

2012, PG-MSc Physiology.

Standardization of animal models of ischemic brain injury

2011-01-01 Vidyadhara DJ Gowrimanohari

2011, PG-MSc Physiology.