Dr. Prashant Vishwanath

Dr. Prashant Vishwanath

Director (Research) & Coordinator, IQAC, JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry, JSS Medical College, Mysuru

Dr. Prashant Vishwanath has played a pivotal role in establishing the Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CEMR) in the Department of Biochemistry which has funding of up to 25 crores from various funding agencies like DST, DBT, ICMR and Vision group on Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka. He has about 57 publications in reputed journals and is a peer reviewer for more than 18 journals. He has served on many additional posts like NSS Programme Officer, Cultural and Sports Coordinator, Chief Editor (Magazine Committee) Incharge for Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory and is also the Associate Editor of International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences (IJHAS). He has been instrumental in the implementation of the CBME curriculum and planning and implementation of the Online teaching activities at JSS Medical College and the implementation of the NEP 2020.

Academic Background: He graduated with MBBS degree from Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha in the year 2000 and obtained his post-graduation in MD Biochemistry from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in the year 2005 and Ph.D. from the JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research in the year 2018.

Advance Course and Fellowships: He is the Convener of the Centre for Lifelong Learning for Professional Excellence (CCLPE) and has completed a two-year Foundation for Advancement in International Medical Education & Research (FAIMER) fellowship in the year 2012 and has also pursued his Advanced Course in Medical Education (ACME) from St John’s Regional institute in 2017 and has several innovations in teaching learning pedagogies to his credit.

Current Positions: He is currently holding additional responsibilities as Director of Research & Coordinator of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research. He has been a part of the Audit teams for NAAC accreditation and has visited several institutions across India as a part of the Assessment and Accreditation process. He is an active member and President Elect. of the Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI) and believes "Action has more to deliver than words".

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