Research activities form an integral part of the work in the department which includes basic science, clinical and sponsored clinical trials. Graduate students play a vital role in departmental basic science research activities. Many faculty and graduate students have won awards for presentations in national and International conferences. All this research work has been made possible entirely through over 45 externally funded research projects that department has received over the last 17 years with total grants exceeding Rs. 20 crores. So far 9 candidates have received their Ph.D degree and nearly 20 research fellows are working in different research projects that may lead to Ph.D. The department is widely acclaimed in the country for establishing such facilities and utilizing them in setting of a clinical service.
The following are descriptions of some of the research interests of clinical and laboratory faculty in the department: