Dr Chandrika D Nayak

Professor of Biochemistry

Department of Biochemistry

Qualification: MSc; PhD. Working since inception from September 1997


    Chandrika D Nayak teaches Biochemistry to year I MBBS, year I BDS and year I Allied Health Science courses.

    She also seves as :

    • Coordinator for  STUDENT BROCHURE.
    • ICC co-ordinator
    • Department SOAHS co-ordinator
    • Co-ordinator for conducting Digital practicals and objective structured practical examinations (OSPE)
    • Co-ordinator for designing case histories, conducting and assessing students in Problem Based learning (PBL) sessions.
    • Co-ordinator for conducting small group activities as a part of self-directed learning activity among students.
    • Faculty for setting question papers for OSPE, block examinations and university examinations as per blueprint
    • SOAHS coordinator for the department
    • Internal examiner for MBBS, BDS and Aliied Health courses
    • External Examiner for PhD thesis for Indian Universities
    • Guide for undergraduate student scientific projects at MMMC, Manipal
    • Block coordinator for MBBS, BDS and Refresher courses
    • Laboratory Signatory for verification of Biochemistry Stat Lab results on assigned days at Dr TMA Pai Hospital, Udupi
    • Reviewer and member of Editorial board in various National and International scientific journals



Subject Semester / Year
Biochemistry Year 1 MBBS (Semesters 1 and 2)
Biochemistry Year 1 BDS (Semesters 1 and 2)
Biochemistry Year 1 (Semester 2) and Year 2 (semester 4)


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2005
MSc (Master of Science) Medical Biochemistry Manipal Academy of Higher Education 1994
BSc (Bachelor of Science) Botany, Zoology, Chemistry Mangalore University 1993


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Professor Since April 2013
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Professor & Head May 2014- May 2017
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Associate Professor April 2009-March 2010
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Assistant Professor October 2005-April 2009
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Senior Grade Lecturer September 2003-October 2005
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Lecturer September 1997-September 2003


Area of Interest

Innovations in teaching and evaluations

Area of Expertise

Teaching and Evaluation for undergraduate MBBS, BDS & Allied Health courses, Involved in diagnostics, Research: Evaluation of oxidative damage and antioxidant status using erythrocyte markers. Has presented papers both oral and poster at various national and international conferences. Has participated as Debate manager, chairperson and judge at various national conferences and seminars and workshops

Area of Research

Head injury, Oxidative damage and antioxidant status, medical education

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Fellow of the Academy of General Education.
  • Life Member of the Association of Cinical Biochemists of India.
  • Member of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry trainee council
  • PhD Guideship status Manipal University in 2012.
  • Member of the PhD doctoral committee at MAHE for 3 PhD projects
  • Delivered LIVE satellite telecast (VSAT) lectures in Biochemistry in Sep 2007 for Sikkim Manipal University teaching programme.
  • Has served as a judge for science model competition at schools
  • Has been a part of the team to conduct scientific workshops for school teachers in and around Udupi
  • Recorded lectures for DTH- Swayamprabha NPTEL lectures to be delivered online as per MHRD, Government of India instructions.
  • External Refree for Board of Studies of Biochemistry Department at Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore

Time-Level relationship between indicators of oxidative stress and Glasgow Coma scale scores of severe head injury patients”, published in Clin Chem Lab Med 2006; 44(4):460-463

Relationship between neurological outcome and early oxidative changes in the erythrocytes of head injury patients.” Published in Clin Chem Lab Med 2007: 45(5); 629-633

Time relative changes in the erythrocyte antioxidant enzyme activities and their relationship with Glasgow coma scale scores in severe head injury patients in the 21 day post traumatic study period.” Published in Ind J Med Sci 2007: 61;381-389

Erythrocyte indicators of oxidative changes in patients with graded traumatic head injury”. Neurology India 2008 Jan-March; 56(1): 31-35.

Relationship between markers of lipid peroxidation, thiol oxidation and Glasgow Coma scale scores of moderate head injury patients in the 7-day posttraumatic period.” Neurological Reseach 2008; 30(5): 461-464

Bacterial profile of the oropharynx in infants: An assessment of the confounding factors for colonization”. Indian Journal of Pediatrics; July 2011; 78(7): 807-811

Status of pituitary-thyroid axis of newborns and its relationship with anthropometry and maternal factors at birth”. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Bio Sciences; Oct 2012; 3(4):B 51-57.

Implementing office pediatrics in undergraduate medical curriculum: An ideal opportunity for learning pediatric practices in a realistic picture”; Nov 2012; IJAJIMS, Vol 1,No.2, pp 152-155

Correlation of cord blood heterogeneity in neonates with their anthropometry at birth; Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry; April 2013, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 152-157

Clinical profile of children presenting with convulsive status epilepticus at a tertiary care hospital in southern India. Int J Pharm Bio Sci 2016 April ;Vol 7(2): 76-80

A clinical study of the various factors predisposing to low Birth weight in neonates born in a secondary care hospital In the coastal udupi district of south India. Int J Pharm Bio Sci 2016 Oct ;Vol 7(4): 341-46

Enhancing Knowledge Integration in Biochemistry among Undergraduate Medical Students through Active Learning Strategy. J Clin Diagnostic Res 2018 Aug ;Vol 12(8): CC01-CC03

A rare case of primary polydypsia in a child”. Pediatric Oncall 2011; April June 2011; Vol 8 (2):45

Cystic fibrosis in an infant presenting with features of pseudo bartter’s syndrome. Ped Oncall Oct-Dec 2018; Vol 15 (4): 110-11

Is academic performance of medical students dictated by their gender and ethnicity? South East Asian Journal of Medical Education June 2013; Vol 7 (1):95.

Analyzing the prospectives of innovative multiple true false questions in assessment of biochemistry for medical undergraduates. Int J Appl Bio Pharm Tech; Oct-Dec 2014; Vol 5 (4):211-214

Comparison of profile of unnatural deaths in Manipal over a decade: A retrospective study

Circumcision: A myth, a must or a medical breakthrough’

A to Z of teenage pregnancy

Clinical Profile of Pulmonary Tuberculosis patients in Manipal between 2006 and 2008

Profile of anemia’s among pediatric in-patients in Dr. T.M.A. Pai Hospital, Udupi,

Breaking the ice on the breakfast facts of MMMC students

The profile of low birth weight neonates born at Dr TMA Pai hospital Udupi.

The clinical and hematological picture of Malaria among children in and around Udupi

The clinical profile of neonatal jaundice: A study at Dr TMA Pai Hospital Udupi

Financial management strategies of MMMC students

Profile of accidental injuries among children: a retrospective study in a secondary care hospital in Udupi.

Profile of accidental injuries among children: a retrospective study in a secondary care hospital in Udupi.