Health Science & Nutrition Research – RIC


  • To be recognized nationally and internationally for quality research in the field of Health Sciences.


  • To adopt a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach towards Nutrition, Health Promotion, Disease prevention, Therapeutic intervention and Rehabilitation.
  • To innovate and develop technologies and techniques for efficient and optimal delivery of Health care based on community needs.

Research Areas

  • Advanced Diagnostic Techniques
  • Histopathology and Microbiology
  • Health promotion
  • Food product development and processing
  • Diagnostic methods for periodontal diseases
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise physiology
  • Implantology
  • Ergonomics
  • Nutregenomics
  • Fitness and wellness

Faculty Profile

1CLUSTER HEAD: Dr Vishal Dang M.D.S.
Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology and Dean Post graduate studies at the Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad.
Dr Dang completed his graduation with honors from the Govt. Dental College, Bangalore in 1985, followed by a one year residency at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and MDS in Oral Medicine and Radiology from the parent institution.
A PG teacher and guide with 22 years of teaching experience Dr Dang is a visiting professor to the University of Detroit Mercy- School of Dentistry, Michigan, USA. He has been subject expert at the J & K Public Service Commission and a member of the PhD board in the specialty at the Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut. Dr Vishal Dang has been an MDS examiner and paper setter at various universities. He is on Elsevier ‘s Advisory Board for the Text book White & Pharaoh: Oral Radiology 7/e entitled ‘Oral Radiology: A South Asia Edition’ apart from having been a reviewer/resource faculty for various journals including the Journal of the Indian Medical Association.

3333333333Dr. Manish Bhargava M.D.S.

Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the Manav Rachna Dental College.Post graduation completed from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, 2004.
Dissertation completed on ‘Comparison of bcl-2 expression in Oral Verrucous Carcinoma and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma’. Research interest fields include pre cancer and hematological investigations. He has a teaching experience of over 12 years and is an examiner at under graduate and post graduate levels. Key member in the MRDC admission team as also actively involved in sports and cultural activities of college.

3Dr Sridhar Kannan M.D.S.

Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Manav Rachna Dental College.
Dr Sridhar completed his Master’s from the King Geroge’s Medical College Lucknow and is a post graduate teacher and guide with over 14 years of teaching experience. His research interests include – ergonomics in health sciences, clinical innovations in dentistry, material sciences and study of oral mal odor (Halitosis). A multifaceted personality Dr Sridhar has a keen interest in music, sports and athletics’ – being an avid marathoner himself.

4Dr Pratibha Singh M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professsor and Head, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, MRIIRS
Dr. Pratibha did her M.Sc. in Food Science and Applied Nutrition from Allahabad University and Ph.D. from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. In her 16 years in academics she has guided several research projects including Ph.D. research. With several national and international publications she is also the editor of the MR International Journal of Applied Health Science. Her areas of interest include- Clinical Nutrition, Public health Nutrition and Geriatric Nutrition. She is NET qualified and a coordinator of the Ph.D. programme at FAS.

5Gurjeet Kaur Chawla, M.Sc., M.B.A.

Mrs Gurjeet is Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (formerly MRIU)

A certified level two anthropometrist accredited by International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry she was nominated for a faculty exchange programme at Leeds University, UK 2010 and also for a collaborative research programme by University of Tsukuba, Japan in 2011 sponsored by Japanese Government. With a rich international exposure – she has participated / presented papers at various conferences including one by Scientific Committee of Global Forum for Physical Education and Pedagogy (GoFPEP) in 2014, at South Africa on Model school promoting Health and Wellness. She is also working as coordinator for an international project on ‘Global Health and Physical Education School Network (GHPESN) in Partnership with School, Community and University through Technology (Pilot Study)’ – BRAIN BREAKS in association with HOPSports Inc, USA. She has edited three books on The Science of Human Movement, Sports Psychology and Training and Exercise Physiology and Nutrition and has over 16 years of teaching experience. Mrs. Gurjeet has been honored by The Hindustan Times school programme for commitment towards excellence in education.

6Dr. Shivani Aggarwal M.D.S.
Professor& Head of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Manav Rachna Dental College.
Dr Shivani completed her training from the College of Dental Surgery, Manipal earning her Master’s in the specialty from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). She is a post graduate teacher and guide with a teaching experience of over 15 years. Her research interests include oral cancer, particularly developing tools for early diagnosis and accurately predict the transformation of potentially malignant oral diseases to oral cancer and, more recently, the role of immune cells in oral cancer. She has proficiency in project design in these areas and mentoring post- and undergraduate students undertaking related projects.

2Mrs. Lakhvinder Kaur M.Sc.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Applied Sciences, MRIIRS.
Mrs. Lakhvinder Kaur completed her master’s in Food Science from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She has a rich and diverse teaching experience of 13 years at various Delhi University colleges and IGNOU. She is an expert in the practical implementation of food technology and has been a technical head (Research and Training) for three years in the corporate sector. A merit certificate holder in M.Sc. Mrs. Lakhvinder is also NET qualified. She is an active member of the Food Scientist Association (Delhi Chapter) and is actively involved in the M.Sc. training programme at MRIIRS.

8Ms Shakila Mahesh M.Sc.
Reader in the Department of Microbiology, Manav Rachna Dental College.
She completed her post graduation in Medical microbiology from Dr. ALM Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (Taramani Campus) University of Madras and is presently pursuing her Ph. D. from SGT Medical College, Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University, Gurgaon. With a teaching experience of 16 years Ms Shakila has been actively involved in various MDS research projects at MRDC in addition to her own research on Fluoroquinolone resistance in Salmonella typhi and Paratyphi A.