Dr. Sonia R B DSouza, Associate Professor, Department of OBG Nursing

· Received “Best Scientific Paper Award” on the occasion of International Conference “Enrich, Empower & Embrace: Nursing” held at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Nursing Pune on 9 and 10 February 2017.

· Title of the paper: “Effectiveness of Indian Classical Music on pace of growth in preterm infants - A Randomized Controlled Trial”


Mr. Binil V, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health Nursing 

  • Received "second prize in Scientific poster presentation" during the International Conference on Rehabilitation of patients with Mental illness, Nurses perspective; Organized by Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses& NIMHANS, held at Convention Center, NIMHANS, Bengaluru from 10 to 12 February 2017.
  • Title of the poster: "Prevalence of Violence among Patients admitted in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre; A Systematic review and Meta-analysis".

B Sulochana from Manipal College of Nursing Manipal was awarded a research grant under the global Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program (BHAP) for her research focusing on anxiety, stress and coping strategies and lived experiences among women carriers of Hemophilia during International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) Congress held in Berlin, Germany from July 8 to 13, 2017.
The awards were presented in five categories namely Special Projects, Early Career Investigator, Fellowship Project, Caregiver and Outcomes Research. Mrs. Sulochana received the award in the Caregiver category. The BHAP award recipients are selected by a global panel of distinguished hemophilia clinicians, researchers and caregivers.  


Anil Raj A, Lecturer from the Dept. of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal, MAHE won the best paper and poster award at the National Conference on “Ageing: A Biological Reality, Let Us Embrace”. The two days conference was organized by MIMS college of nursing, Calicut on February 9th & 10th, 2018. The best paper award was for the paper titled “Does computer-based cognitive training is effective in improving gait and balance among elderly: A systematic review of Randomized Controlled Trials” and the best poster award was for the paper titled “Profiles of elderly residing in old age home: A descriptive cross-sectional survey”.


Dr.S.Thanikachalam endowment oration by Dr. Anice George, Dean, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, held at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai on June 14, 2018. Addressing the gathering she said, ‘Today’s nursing practice and education should reflect the rapidly changing expectations of the patients and students’.

With modern technology easily accessible to patients and their family nursing care should be evidence based with all parameters and vital situations clearly and convincingly communicated to them she said. Today’s students are more technology savvy than the teachers and they prefer technology driven learning. More than class room teaching they respond well to bed side clinical nursing education. This is a major challenge as patients would like expert doctors and nurses to treat them while students would like to learn directly from patient based healthcare practices. Students also prefer a practicing nurse to a professor in the classroom for their learning experiences. Practicing nurses and students should also take up more and more patients based clinical research and provide convincing evidences that lead to improved nursing care practices Dr.Anice said.


Dr. Ramesh C, Lecturer, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing

Received “Best Scientific Paper Award” on the occasion of International Conference “ Is our Nursing Practice Evidence Based?” held at KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research, Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belagavi on 23rd and 24th November 2018.

Title of the paper: “Effectiveness of Comprehensive Nursing Intervention Programme on Anxiety, Fatigue, Self-efficacy and Quality of Life among Patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery - A Randomized Controlled Trial”


Mrs. Soumya Christabel, Assistant Professor -Senior Scale, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing

Received "First prize in Scientific poster presentation" during the ‘International Conference on Voyage towards excellence and advocacy’ held on 10th December 2018, organized and held at Krupanidhi College of Nursing, Bengaluru.
Title of the poster: "Designing a Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) E- Surveillance: A Web based Surveillance Application"


Dr. Ramesh C, Lecturer, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing

Received “Best Scientific Paper Award” during the International Conference “Voyage towards Excellence and Advocacy?” held at Krupanidhi College of Nursing, Krupanidhi Group of Institutions, Bengaluru on 10th December 2018.

Title of the paper: “Effectiveness of reflexology on anxiety of patients undergoing cardiovascular interventional procedures: A systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials”


Dr. Shashidhara YN, Professor & Head, Department of Community Health Nursing

Received Best poster award during the International Conference on “Interprofessional education, practice and care” held at Melaka Manipal Meical College Malaysia on 17th and 18th of December 2018.

Title of the poster: Readiness for Interprofessional learning by the students.


Dr. Sonia R B Dsouza

Received 'Best Scientific(Oral) Paper Award' on the occasion of the International Conference on 'Public Health: A workforce for countdown 2030 (SDGs)' held by Manikaka Topawala Institute of Nursing (MTIN) – a constituent of Charotar University of Science and Technology, Charusat, Anand, Gujarat in collaboration with Society of Community Health Nursing in India (SOCHNI) and Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar (IIPHG) on 14-16 February 2019.

Title of the paper: “Intimate Partner Violence(IPV) during pregnancy and neonatal outcome: A systematic review”


Mrs. Shalini G Nayak

Best Paper award and Best Poster award during the National Conference on QUANT-QUAL organised by Laxmi College of Nursing, AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore 2019.

Alumni award - Ramesh C

Dr. Ramesh C, Lecturer, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing

Received “Distinguished Alumni Award 2018” from Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (SRIHER) (Formerly known as Sri Ramachandra University) during the Founder’s Day and University Day celebration on 18th September 2018 held at SRIHER, Porur, Chennai-116.

Dr Elsa Sanatombi Devi, Professor, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing is the recipient of FAIMER Fellow of the International FAIMER Institute (IFI) Philadelphia,2021. She was selected from 119 highly competitive applications submitted by health professionals representing 27 countries from highly respected academic institutions. She was one of the 20 health professionals chosen for the 2021 fellowship program who hold outstanding credentials and project proposals that have a potential for meaningful impact.