Leadership & Faculty

Leadership & Faculty

Our team consists of highly dedicated knowledgeable and experienced members from the different specializations of physiotherapy. Our faculty not only teach and impart knowledge and skills to the students but are also a mentor who work enthusiastically and patiently for the overall professional as well as personal development of the students.

Core Faculty :


Research Head/ Professor, Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy

Former Principal from Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research

First PhD output in Tamilnadu, Completed PhD in March 2012

Research Supervisor-Completed guidance for 4 PhD Scholars in Vels University Chennai

Consultant Sports Physiotherapist for Athletes participated in Asian Pacific Games Event held in Malaysia September 2018

Appointed as sports physiotherapist for the TAMILNADU STATE UNDER 22 CRICKET TEAM (TNCA) from 2006-2008

Chief Sports Physiotherapist for COMMON WEALTH GAMES JUNIOR FENCING CHAMPIONSHIP” January 2006 International event held in Chennai organized for 12 countries.

Publications: Total 30, 28 Scopus Indexed and 2 Pubmed Indexed Publications

Workshops: Conducted many workshops on Functional Diagnosis on Upper, Sacroiliac and Lowe Body Dysfunction in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Rajahmundry

For Clinical Practitioners: Devised a Predictive Model and Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Screening for patients troubled with Postural and musculoskeletal dysfunctions.

Dr Kalidasan V, (M.P.T., Neurology) post graduate from Dr. MGR University Chennai. A certified “Advanced Dorn Therapist” under the Head of Thomas Zudrell, Germany. Neurological rehabilitation and Pain management of Orthopaedical disorders are his expertise. He is also a personalized Fitness Instructor and Diet counselor for a healthy being. Have been teaching for more than 10 years for undergraduate and post graduate Physiotherapy students. He is an expert in PT Neurology, Electrotherapy, Physical and functional diagnosis, Neurological, Psychosomatic Disorders and Paediatric subjects. He has conducted many hands on workshops on neural mobilization and postural improvement. His areas of research interest are neurological rehab. He has a strong research and academic hold and has guided more than 21 UG, PG research project. His expertise in academic has produced university rank holders and Distinction holders for various subjects. He has been organizing free Physiotherapy camps under Krupanidhi Physiotherapy community service cell for the welfare of the community.

Currently working as a Professor, coordinator for MPT Program, sports coordinator and as a coordinator for BPT Program at Krupandhi College of Physiotherapy

Dr. Jincy Samuel is a MPT graduate from RGUHS, Bangalore. Her specialization is Physiotherapy in Cardio respiratory and ICU management. She has more than five years of clinical and teaching experience. She has a certification in Manual Therapy. She has actively participated in organizing many workshops and conferences. Her key areas of research interest are respiratory physiotherapy, Physiotherapy in Women’s Health and Exercise therapy. She has a very strong hold on the physiotherapeutic subjects like functional diagnosis, clinical reasoning and evidence based practice.

Presently working as Associate Professor in Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy

Dr. Nidhi Sharma is a Physiotherapy Postgraduate (Neurology) from Kempegowda institute of medical sciences (KIMS) Bangalore. She holds university ranks during all graduation years. She was also awarded as best outgoing student for her graduation. She is a certified Orthopedic manual therapist and Also a practitioner of Cranio sacral therapy. She has a clinical experience of more than 10 years and her area of interest and expertise is Adult Neuro-physiotherapy. She has undergone various workshops on Neurological rehab, vestibular rehab, Neural mobilisation and Ergonomics. She has coached many people on Ergonomics in various MNC’s like KPMG, MICROSOFT. She has been a part of team in organizing many workshops and conferences. Presently Assistant Professor Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore

Dr Shivani Jain, (MPT, Musculoskeletal and Sports) working as an Assistant Professor in Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy. She has more than 11 years of experience in the field of Physiotherapy. Having completed her Masters and Bachelors from RGUHS, Bangalore, she has experience both in clinical practice and academics. She is one of the authors of the book called “Knee Surgeries” written by Dr. Ashok Rajgopal, wherein she has written a chapter on knee rehabilitation. Other than the academic responsibilities, she is also working as the NSS Officer and cultural co-ordinator in Department of Physiotherapy, Krupanidhi Group of Institutes

Dr.Darshni Thakkar has completed her Master and Bachelors from SRM college of Physiotherapy, Chennai and specialised in Neurology. She was gold medalist during her master graduation. She has clinical experience of 3 years In Neuro rehabilitation, virtual reality, ICU's and in OBG. She has been certified in Basic and Intermediate level in WHO wheelchair service training. She has undergone various conference and workshop on recent advancement in physiotherapy, neuro rehabilitation (NDT) and in OBG. Presently she is working as Assistant Professor in krupanidhi college of Physiotherapy.

Mrs. Simi Simon is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy. She holds a degree from the University of Kerala and a post-graduation from Bharatiyar University in Biochemistry. She also holds a PG diploma in ‘Cell culture and Molecular Techniques’. She has more than seven years of clinical and teaching experience. She worked with various organizations like Pushpagiri Medical College, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences, and SGR Dental College. Her area of interest is Cell culturing and molecular techniques.

A passionate academician who has extensive teaching experience and worked with reputed institutions like Vydehi Medical college and Naratanahrudayala. Graduated in Microbiology from Kannur university with university rank, Post-graduation from Kasthurba Medical college Mangalore in Medical Anatomy (20003-2006).Currently working as Assistant Professor in Anatomy in Krupanidhi college of Physiotherapy

An ex- Alumni of KRUPANIDHI COLLEGE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY. Have 9+yr of experience in Clinical as well as Academics. Have worked with various organizations like Jaipur Golden Hospital (Rohini, New Delhi), FORTIS Hospitals (Bangalore), Founder Member of Portea Medicals Bangalore. Have been associated with BAICHUNG BHUTIA FOOTBALL SCHOOL Have served in UAE as Clinical Incharge. Since 2018 I have been in Academics.

A vivid reader, traveller and an adventure sports explorer.

Ms. Jyothsna Volisha Cardoza is an Assistant Professor and teaches medical Pharmacology for the undergraduates. She holds a degree in Medical Pharmacology from Kasturba Medical College Manipal. She has also completed her master’s in Business administration in Human resource management and Operations management from Swami Vivekananda Subhrati University. Ms Jyothsna has 4 years of teaching experience. Her area of interest is Psychopharmacology and Molecular biology. In addition to this she is also a cultural and sports coordinator for Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy. Ms Jyothsna has published various articles in Scopus indexed journals.

Dr. Pubali Das (MPT in Adult Neurology) graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. She has done her post-graduation in Adult Neurosciences from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. She is perusing her PHD. She has a total experience of 5 years and clinical experience of more than 3 years in neuro rehabilitation. She has been taking care of clinical neurology, physiotherapy in neurological conditions, electro therapy, exercise therapy, biomechanics and paediatrics for both under graduate and post graduate students. She has also guided MPT students as a co guide for research work. She has attended various conference and workshops. Currently she is working in Krupanidhi college of Physiotherapy Bangalore as an Assistant Professor.

Qualification : M.P.T. (Cardio – Pulmn)., P.G.D.F., Ph.D, University : Dr.M.G.R Medical University, Designation : Associate Professor An avid, ethusiastic, courageous, fast learning, research oriented team player who can be highly dependendable & easily communicated with. Involved in teaching Biomechanics and Physiotherapy in Cardiorespiratory conditions for the Undergraduates. Involved in teaching Physiotherapeutics and Principles of Physiothearpy Practice for the Post Graduates. Project guide for Post graduates. Research guide for Undergarduates and Post graduates. Currently heading as the Research Co-ordinator of the department. Extensively involved in Research activities & scientific explorations. Areas of Interest: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in various spheres of Physical Therapy, Exploring Biomechanics

Visiting faculty :

  1. Dr. Seema Dalai
  2. Dr. Khalid Imran
  3. Dr. Rajkumar
  4. Mr. Augustin
  5. Dr. Prabhu Gopal
  6. Mr. Winston