Collaborating Institute

University Medical Centre of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Scholarly and cultural Co-operation
Duquesne University Pittsburgh
Scholarly and cultural Co-operation
University of Murcia
Erasmus Mundus- Action 2, Strand-1 Joint project
University of Porto

Scholarly and cultural Co-operation

Nobel College and Nobel Hospital Pvt. Ltd.
Academic Collaboration, Research Collaboration, Exchange of Staff & Students & Joint Programs
The Smile Train
International Charity Organization for Correction of Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies
Oxford Gene Technology
For specific ongoing research projects





















Exchange of MoU between Dr. Rheinhard Urban, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany and Dr. Ghulam Jeelani Qadiri, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, India for academic, research and staff/student collaboration between Department of History, Philosophy & Ethics of Medicine, JGU and Centre for Ethics, YU – February 2011


Exchange of MoU between Dr. Henk Ten Have, Director Director, Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA (former Director UNESCO Division of Ethics of Science and Technology - Paris) and Dr. Vina Vaswani, Director, Centre for Ethics, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, India – Amsterdam, The Netherlands - May 2011




























Collaborating Institute

Agappe Diagnostics, Kerala
Research Collaboration and Technology Transfers

Mangalore Institute of Oncology, Mangalore


Research, training & patient care

Govt. of Kerala


Treatment for Endosulphan exposed population in Kerala

Yen- Sahayog: MOU with 17 Service organizations and Institutions


Providing Health Care Services and Research

Shagil Precisions India Ltd.  Mangalore


Development of Medical Devices and Precision equipments (under process)

The School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore


Academic collaboration, research collaboration and staff and student exchange

Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Chemistry, Mangalore University


Research & training in pharmaco-chemistry and synthetic drug development and testing

Pushpagiri Research Centre, Kerala


Joint Research & training  in Molecular Biology

St. Aloysius College, Mangalore


PG Dept.of Biochemistry & PG Dept. of Pharmacology

Mangalore University, Mangalore


PG Dept, studies and research in Chemistry



























A.   Second batch of undergraduate student exchange from Johannes Gutenberg University. Mainz, Germany :

In the second year of the collaboration nine German students from Johannes Gutenberg University visited Yenepoya Medical College Hospital to do a four-week observer internship at the various clinical departments of the hospital. The whole program was coordinated by the Centre for Ethics.























Moringlane, Alice


Wolpert, Bente-Marei


Klein, Lena

K Podlinski, Katharina


Vosskühler, Eva


Herold, Stephanie


Euler, Alexandra


Bühler, Jan-Darius


Eichholz, Lorena

Paediatrics Surgery Medicine Paediatrics Medicine 2
Paediatrics Paediatrics, Medicine Anaesthesia Medicine Paediatrics, Medicine Anaesthesia Obs Gyn Paediatrics Medicine Paediatrics Obs Gyn

26 Feb - 12 Mar 2013
13 Mar - 28 Mar 2013
26 Feb - 12 Mar 2013
13 Mar - 28 Mar 2013
6 Feb - 12 Mar 2013
13 Mar - 28 Mar 2013
26 Feb - 12 Mar 2013
13 Mar - 28 Mar 2013
26 Feb - 12 Mar 2013
13 Mar - 28 Mar 2013
26 Feb - 12 Mar 2013
13 Mar - 28 Mar 2013
26 Feb - 12 Mar 2013
13 Mar - 28 Mar 2013
26 Feb - 12 Mar 2013
13 Mar - 28 Mar 2013
26 Feb - 12 Mar 2013
13 Mar - 28 Mar 2013























From their reports it was clear that the students thoroughly enjoyed their stay and were enriched both professionally and culturally. Excerpts from their diaries include:
“The way of diagnosing that the doctors have in India seems to be more upon clinical examination than in Germany” - Alice
“I didn't expect to see a community room and just one bathroom for all the patients”….. “The main difference between Germany and India is that all of the Germans have statutory health insurance” - Bente-Marei
“What I liked most about the teaching in Mangalore is that differential diagnosis played an important role in the classes” …….” So all patients and doctors sitting at one table next to each other like it is here in the O.P.D would not be possible in Germany” - Lena
“The most frequent question I was asked was, what we have for breakfast. That seems to be an important topic here” - Alexandra

“Thanks to a lot of good-humored girls we learned how to dance Indian style. I never imagined that Indians dance as crazy as they did and scream so loudly”……. “We noticed that Indian time is not German time when we were waiting for some friends at 6.15pm and they picked us up at 7.45 pm” - Katharina
“Some differences between the German and the Indian hygienic standard were quite surprising for me. For example that people in India are wearing flip-flops in the operating theater” - Eva
“But what I found was a tidy, well organized hospital where everything had its order”.... “the adventure of driving in the Yenepoya bus for the first time including that particular moment you are just about to touch the bus' ceiling with your head” - Stephanie


B.     Visit of Dr. Venkat Shenoy, Postgraduate, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore to Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany :
Dr. Venkat Shenoy, PG in Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Yenepoya Medical College completed a short observership in the Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany for a period of five weeks from 15 May to 21 June 2013. This included two weeks each in the DNA typing division (training in comprehensive reporting of Paternity, Bone marrow and Identification) and the Toxicology division (extraction of material from autopsy samples including blood, urine and hair) and one week in Forensic Pathology. Toxicology also included analysis for Cocaine, Opioids, THC, Creatinine, Amphetamine, TCA, Benzodiazepines and Methadone. Blood alcohol concentration estimation was done by two methods, ADH and Gas chromatography. In the autopsy side, he got to observe how the autopsies are done and among the interesting cases was a case of dyadic death.




  • žDr. Nandini K Kumar : Former Deputy General Sr. Grade, (ICMR) and Adjunct Visiting Prof., KMC, Manipal, on 26th September 2012.
  • Dr. Ricardo Chavez : Coordinator - Regional Chapters, Erasmus Mundus Association, Germany, on
    8th November. 2012.
  • Dr. Alastair Campbell : Chen Su Lan Centennial Prof. Of Medical Ethics & Director, Centre For Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School Of Medicine, National University Of Singapore on 30th November. 2012.
  • Dr.  Seetharam M.R : President, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Saragur, Mysore on 26th
    December. 2012.
  • Dr. Russel D'Douza : Chair Of Asia Pacific Bioethics Network Of UNESCO, North West Mental Health
    Melbourne, Australia on 11th May 2013.
  • Ms. Claudia Buir : Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz from 23th April to 7th May 2013.
  • Dr. Corinna Porteri : Researcher in Bioethics at the IRCCS Saint John of Cod Fatebenefiatelli, Italy, from 14th May to 7th June 2013.



Ms. Claudia Buir is  a  staff working at the HR attached to Department of Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine and was a visitor to Centre for Ethics from 23th April to 7th  May 2013.  It facilitated fruitful discussion with creative ideas and positive networking in ways of making the Centre for Ethics more visible. During her stay besides the three meetings conducted with the department of Information and Technology, she also exchanged the ideas with the department of Human Resources and was invited as a Chief Guest at the Orientation program in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Mangalore Chapter on 3rd May 2013.  Dr. Norbert Paul, Visiting Prof. to Centre for Ethics visited Yenepoya University and discussed Curriculum for Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ethics.

Dr. Corinna Porteri, is a researcher in Bioethics and is the person responsible for the Bioethics Unit at the IRCCS Saint John of God Fatebenefratelli in Brescia, Italy. She was a resource person for Research Ethics Workshop organized by Centre for Ethics, YU. She was impressed with the activities that are happening at the Yenepoya Centre for Ethics. Her areas of interest include informed consent in psychiatric conditions. She also had discussions with Psychiatry Department
and gave a presentation in Mangalore Chapter of Psychiatric Association.


































1.  Univeristy Industry Interaction Centre (UIIC) had initiated hands on training for Oral Surgery PGs at Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, since August. 2009. Now 4 batches of Oral Surgery Pgs have been trained (13 PGs). They get training for 2 months. In June 2013, 2 PGs were trained : Dr. Sandarbh, Dr. Komal.

2.   UIIC has been organizing Observership and training of two weeks for the post graduates from Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Yenepoya Dental College since August. 2009. After taking consent from Dr. Shubhada Chiplunkar, Director, Advanced Centre for Training, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Khargar, Mumbai, the following PGs were

benefitted by this training in 2013 :

1.   Dr. Indushekhar R Bellary
2.   Dr. Smitha K
3.   Dr. Neethu Kadar
4.   Dr. Roshini C Shetty

With Dr. Milind Vaidya,
Scientific Officer, TATA ACTREC














































The following techniques were demonstrated at ACTREC for the MDS students of Yenepoya Dental College :
Immunohistochemistry (ABC) technique; DNA Cloning procedure; Cell culturing procedure
Western blotting; Principle of transition electron microscopy & parts of it; Method of specimen preparation for EMS; Procedures of PCR; Cell culturing & transfection; Procedures of FISH demonstration; PAP Stain; Micronuclei detection; Procedures of Real time PCR; Procedures to estimate the quantity of DNA (Spectrophotometer); Procedures of Immunohistochemistry by using EGFR & P16 antibody.