Department of Physiology

  • Introduction of Department
  • Facilities of Department
  • Faculty Members
  • Faculty Residents
  • Courses
  • Department Publications


Physiology is a Greek word (Physis: nature; Logos: discourse). The term was coined by Jean Fernel, A French Physician.  'Physiology' is the scientific study of normal functioning of the living systems. Human Physiology is concerned with the way the human system functions and contributes to the functioning of the human body as a whole.

At the undergraduate level, it is a subject of importance as it apprises the students about the functioning of normal human body and forms the basis of medicine. The understanding of Physiology is thus absolutely essential for study and practice of medicine. The diseased states can be viewed as Physiology “gone wrong” & for this reason an understanding of Physiology is absolutely essential for study and practice of medicine.

Apart from this, human physiology based on the research activities is sub divided into applied and non-applied Physiology. Applied Physiology covers various streams like neurophysiology, Renal Physiology, Respiratory Physiology, Skin Physiology, Sleep Physiology and is studied at the post graduate level. Non-applied Physiology which the undergraduate students are apprised of comprises the basic study of Physiology.

The department of Physiology was established as a part of Medical College in 1997. The major contribution for setting up the department was given by Dr. J. L. Agarwal, who was Professor  & Head of the department from the year 1997 to 2008.



  1. Departmental Library for all Under Graduate students.
  2. Lecture Theatre with OHP & LCD, and fully air-conditioned.


Well equipped Laboratories for

  • Human Experiments & Clinical Skills Laboratory
  • Amphibian Experiment Laboratory
  • Haematological Experiment Laboratory
  • Research Lab (Autonomic function Test Lab)

Faculty Members

# Photo Name Qualifications Designations Email ID Date of Joining Awards
1 Dr. Sapna Bhardwaj Professor and Head

Medical Office

# Name Qualifications Date of Joining
1 Dr. Sapna Bhardwaj

Senior Residents

# Name Qualification Date of Joining
1 Mr Gursimranjeet Singh

Junior Residents

# Name Date of Joining
1 Dr Rohit Raher
2 Dr Gautham Karthik K


Teaching Roster

Emergency duty roster



  • Time alloted : 12 months (approx. 52 weeks)
  • Time available : Approx. 39 weeks (excluding 13 weeks) (39 hours/week)
  • Prelim/University exam & results : 9 weeks
  • Vacation : 2 weeks
  • Public holidays : 2 weeks
  • PHYSIOLOGY Total hours : 440

DNB physiology training program started from year 2020


1. Departmental Collegium:

        Dr. Rupali Parelwar (Prof.)                               Administrative
        Dr. Sapna Bhardwaj(Asstt. Prof.)                     Academic, Research & Cooperate
        Dr. Veena Gupta (Senior Resident)                 Financial & Clinical

2. Dr. Rupali Parelwar (Prof.)                            
         1. Member of Advisory Committee of Sub Himalayan journal
         2. Chairperson of Sexual Harrassment Committee
         3. Warden of 1st & 2nd years MBBS girls hostel

3. Dr. Sapna Bhardwaj (Asstt. Prof.)    
         1. Asstt. Warden of 1st & 2nd years MBBS girls hostel


# Name Number of labs


Competency based under graduate curriculum

Department Highlights (Past 5 Years)

Publication List:

Prevalence of Prehypertension in Medical Professionals of Jammu Dr. Veena Gupta, Dr. Sunny Gupta, Dr. Rupali Parlewar. Indian Journal of Applied basic Medical Sciences: Accepted as original article.

To study the influence of occupational exposure to pollutants on respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function tests among automobile mechanics. Dr Sapna s bhardwaj, Dr Anita padam ,Dr surander kashyap, Dr anupriya sharma basic and Original article. Indian journal ofapplied medical research december2018. vol- 8,issue 1

Lung function abnormalities among automobile workers of Shimla , north India. Sapna s bhardwaj,Urmil Gupta,Anita Padam,Surander Kashyap Abstract IJPP vol. 52 number5,supplement2008

Prevalence of Prehypertension in Medical Professionals of Jammu Dr. Veena Gupta, Dr. Sunny Gupta, Dr. Rupali Parlewar . Indian Journal of Applied basic Medical Sciences: Accepted as original article.

Comparative study of visual evoked potentials in COPD patients and Healthy adults Dr.Rubiya Shikh 1, Dr.Rupali Parlewer 2. Indian journal of applied basic medical sciences Jan18 Page 1005-1008.

Nerve conduction study of Median Nerve in Normal healthy subjects with Different age group. Dr.Rubiya Shaikh 1, Dr.Rupali Parlewar 2. Indian Journal of Health science and care. Vol-4 No-2 Aug-17 Page 66-69.

Comparative study of Heartrate variability in Normotensive and Hypertensive individuals in I.I.A.B.M.S. in July 17 edition page no.979-981 Dr.Barkha Rani 1,Dr.Rupali Parlewar 2.

Corretation of disease duration, Smoking pack years and FEV 1% Predicted with VEP parameters in patients of COPD. Dr.Rubiya Shaikh1& Dr.Rupali Parlewar2 International Journal of Basic and Applied Physiology Int.J Basic Appl.Physilo.,5(1),2016 29 to 34.

Correlation of Disease duration, smoking pack years and FEV1% Predicted with BAEP parameters in patients of COPD. Dr.Rupali Parlewar 1 & Dr.Rubiya Shaikh 2 Int J Cur Res Rev Vol8.Issue 1.January 2016 9 to 15 .

Evaluation of Latencies and Interpeak Latencies of BAEF Waves in COPD Patients. Dr.Rupali Parlewar 1 & Dr.Rubiya Shaikh2 Indian J Physiology Pharmacology 2016:60(2):128-136.

Assessment of VEP Parameters in COPD Patients in 3rd International conference on Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine at Melbourne Australia on 17-18 July 2017.

Departmental Activities