Baskaran Chandrasekaran

Assistant Professor - Selection Grade and HoD Incharge

Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences

Qualification: M.P.T


    Baskaran Chandrasekaran is Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences at SOAHS, Manipal University.

    He is:

    ·         Guiding research projects regarding community health promotion and physiological profiling of athletes

    ·         Active member in Institutional committee of SOAHS student council empowerment and SOAHS alumni

    ·         Researches regarding sports drinks and physiological performance in sports


Subject Semester / Year
Exercise Physiology 1 MSc 1st year /1st semester
Physical Activity in Health and Disease MSc 2nd year /3rd semester


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Certification (ACSM EP -C)- Lic No: 651347 Exercise Physiology American College of Sports Medicine 2016
Masters Of Physiotherapy Cardiopulmonary Sciences SOAHS, Manipal University, Manipal 2008
Bachelors Of Physiotherapy PSG College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore 2006


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Dept. of Exercise and Sports Sciences, SOAHS, Manipal University Assistant Professor Teaching UG/PG students July 2016 - Present
Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine/ PSG Hospitals Senior Physiotherapist Exercise Testing and prescription for patients May 2012 –June 2016
Department Of Rehabilitation Medicine, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Physiotherapist 7 A Exercise testing and prescription for chronic diseases May 2010 –May 2012
Physiotherapy, SMIMS Lecturer Teach UG/PG students Sep 2008 – May 2010
Dept. of Physiotherapy/ PSG Hospitals Junior Physiotherapist Treat ICU patients Oct 2004 –Aug 2005


Area of Interest

Exercise testing – land and water based, sleep and sports performance, Exercise blood lactate measurements, aerobic conditioning and measurements in extreme environments

Area of Expertise

Exercise testing and interpretation, polysomnograph assessment

Area of Research

Sleep and sports performance, supramaximal exercise testing, VO2 measurement in extreme environments

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional Affiliations:

·         ACSM certification in exercise physiology (May 2016) Lic No: 651347

·         Best Outgoing Student, Master of  Physiotherapy, Manipal University (May 2008)

·         Best Clinical Physiotherapist, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, PSG college of Physiotherapy (May 2004)

Top ten publications

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Down syndrome—A narrative review with a focus on anatomical features

2016-01-01 Arumugam A Kavitha Raja Venugopalan M Chandrasekaran Baskaran Kovanur Sampath Kesava, Muthusamy Hariraja Shanmugam Nagarani

Citation Clin. Anat (2016); 1098: 2353 URL:

The Effect of a Circuit Training Program on Functional Performance in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy – A Quasi-experimental Pilot Study

2015-01-01 Rahman, M Chandrasekaran, B Venugopalan, M Arumugam A.

Citation Int J Health Rehabil Sci. (2015); 4(4): 227-238. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.000000093

Periodic limb movements and insomnia, a common but under-recognized association

2015-01-04 Varadharajulu S Chandrasekaran B

Citation Indian J Psychiatry. 2015 Apr-Jun;57(2):205-7

Combined proximal nerve conduction study and F wave analysis confirms diagnosis of unusual unilateral proximal median nerve lesion in a diabetic patient

2015-01-01 Varadharajulu S Chandrasekaran B

Citation Int J Clin Exp Physiol 2015;2:76- 8

Mobilization in Indian intensive care units: Where do we stand?

2016-01-01 Chandrasekaran B Kumar SS Sekar CS.

Citation Indian J Crit Care Med 2015;19:188-9