The Ethics Committee (School of Physiotherapy, RK University), Recognized by the CENTRAL DRUGS STANDARD CONTROL ORGANIZATION (CDSCO), Govt. of India, Invites Research Proposals for Ethical Review

The first independent physiotherapy institute in India with a CDSCO – approved ethics committee (EC)

Advantages of seeking ethical approval from a CDSCO-approved EC

      1. Expert advice and single window clearance.
      2. Extension of support to qualitative researchers and practicing professionals.
      3. Higher odds of procuring financial support/research assistance from governmental and non-governmental organizations.
      4. Higher odds of getting manuscripts published in reputed journals with a Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor/ SCImago Journal Ranking.
      5. Further strengthening of patent applications and added security to intellectual property rights.
      6. Increased odds of getting registered in the Indian Council of Medical Research’s Clinical Trials Registry – India (CTRI).

Institutional Ethics Committee Members

Sr. No. Name Designation in the Ethics Committee Qualification Affiliation
1 Dr. Devang Mandaliya Chairperson MS, Orthopaedic Aarogyam Hospital, Nana Mava road Rajkot, Gujarat, India
2 Dr. Kiran G. Piparva Pharmacologist M.D (Pharmacology), Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, P.D.U. Govt Medical College, Rajkot.
3 Dr. Sunil Shah Clinician MD(internal Medicine) Kinjal nursing home,Kinjal, 14- Sardar nagar , Rajkot – 360001
4 Dr.Priyanshu Rathod Member MPT, PhD School of physiotherapy , RK UniversityRajkot-Bhavnagar Highway,Rajkot -360020
5 Dr.Ankur Khant Member MPT School of physiotherapy , RK UniversityRajkot-Bhavnagar Highway,Rajkot -360020
6 Dr. Ankur Parekh Member secretary MPT School of physiotherapy , RK UniversityRajkot-Bhavnagar Highway,Rajkot -360020
7 Mr. Shabbir Lokhandawala Legal adviser , LLB Self Employeed,Handling Revenue and Civil Side of Law
8 Dr. Alka Mankad Social Scientist MA , PhD,



J.A. Patel Mahila commerce college,Rajkot
9 Mr. Arvind Sorathiya Lay person B.A. Shree Geliambe Stationers and Xerox,Amarnath Park ,Main Road, Kothariya,Ring road,Rajkot,Gujarat, India.

-Fredrik Sanger