Department of Paediatrics

General Medicine

Department of Paediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics aspires to be a leading regional center catering to the medical needs of children under 18 years of age, provide outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate education and training, and perform research that will address the needs of the society. We promote curative, preventive and rehabilitative clinical services with support from other specialties and allied health. Our programs are designed to empower our students as efficient advocates of child health. The department promotes faculty and student research and encourages conference presentations and publications. We also organize continuing medical education programs, conferences, and offer training in neonatal and pediatric basic and advanced life support.

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Research Thrust Areas

  • Congenital anomalies
  • Micronutrient deficiencies
  • Neonatal encephalopathy and therapeutic hypothermia
  • Passive tobacco exposure
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Ongoing NitteDU research projects

Services (Clinical)

  • Outpatient services
    • Growth, development and nutrition assessment
    • Well-baby & Immunization
    • Screening & diagnostic evaluation
    • Specialty clinics
    • Outreach centers
  • Newborn care
    • Attendance at all births
    • Universal hearing screening
    • Universal thyroid screening
    • Follow-up of high-risk newborns
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – Level IIIA
    • Neonatal whole body cooling
    • Conventional and high breed ventilation
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
    • Conventional and high breed ventilation, non-invasive ventilation, dialysis, plasmapheresis, hemodynamic monitoring
    • NITTE Special Care Centre for differently-abled children
    • Genetic Counselling


    • Extramural research grants from Indian Council of Medical Research and Department of Health Research; Grants from NITTE (Deemed to be University)
    • Publications with cumulative Impact Factor of 0.738
    • Certified by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

      International awards for faculty:

    • Dr. Seema Pavaman Sindgikar was selected for the Japan-Asia Youth Exchange program in Science (SAKURA Exchange Program in Science) sponsored by Japan Science and Technology Agency and organized by the University of Miyazaki between 12-19 February, 2019.
    • Dr. Rathika D. Shenoy was awarded the India Giani Fund scholar 2018 by Department of International Child Health, American Academy of Pediatrics. The award included registration and travel allowance to attend the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting in Toronto, Canada, between May 5-8, 2018. It also included an observership program in Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography, at SickKids Hospital, between April 23-May 24, 2018.