Dr Indira Adiga K


PBL coordinator for year 1 Member of Eco-club (M-FIRE)

Department of Biochemistry

Qualification: M.Sc., PhD


    Indira Adiga K teaches

    • first year MBBS and BDS students of MMMC through regular lecture classes, PBL and SDL sessions as well as practical sessions.
    • Semester 2 students of allied health courses


    • Is involved in periodic assessment of students through theory as well as practical examinations by setting up block exam question papers and university exam question paper.
    • Is PBL Coordinator and also involved in orienting new batch of MBBS students and faculty to the practice of PBL at MMMC.
    • Conducts PBL by both batches of year I MBBS students by scheduling of PBL/SDL sessions, reconstitution of PBL batches periodically.
    • Coordinates activities of different blocks of MBBS, BDS courses in year 1


Subject Subject code Semester
Biochemistry I and II semester, Phase I, Stage I MBBS at Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC), Manipal
Biochemistry I and II semester, Phase I, Year I BDS at Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka Manipal Medical College (MMMC), Manipal
Biochemistry Semester 2 & 4 courses of School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS), Manipal &


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) from Cardiac biology Sree Chitra Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram 2005
MSc (Masters in Science) Biochemistry MAHE 1995
BSc (Bachelor of Science) Mangalore University Bhandarkars' Arts & Science College, Kundapur 1992


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Professor in Biochemistry August 2013 to present
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Associate Professor in Biochemistry June 2010 to July 2013
Department of Biochemistry - MMMC, Manipal Assistant Professor in Biochemistry July 2006 to June 2010
ICHS, Manipal Lecturer Taught biochemistry to students of MBBS course of Ameican University of Antigua & Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal September 1997 to August 1999


Area of Interest

Cardiac Biology

Area of Expertise

Isolation and maintenance of cardiac myocytes and fibroblasts in culture

Area of Research

Free radicals in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy

Orienting incoming medical students to the process of PBL through video

2011-01-01 Bincy M George


i. PBL Trigger Design by Medical Students: An Effective Active Learning Strategy Outside the Classroom. Roche M, Adiga IK, Nayak AG. J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Dec;10(12):JC06- JC08

.ii. Correlation Between Overeating and Triggering of Asthmatic Symptoms in Preexisting Asthmatic Patients Zakaria, Nur Afiqah Binti, Baharudin, Zainul Ariffin Bin, Mazlan, Fatin Diyanah Binti Radzuan, Nurul Asyiqin Binti, Adiga, K. Indira Advanced Science Letters, Volume 23, Number 3, March 2017, pp. 1814-1816

III. Narratives as active learning strategy to emphasise the clinical relevance of enzymology in medicine. Maya Roche, Indira Adiga K, Akshatha Ganesh Nayak, Ronald Aloysius Roche. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2019 Apr, Vol-13(4): JC06-JC09