::: Administration : Institutional Ethics Committee




                             The Institutional Ethics Committee of Coimbatore medical college & hospital is intended to ensure a competent review of scientific and ethical aspects of the project proposals received by it. The committee reviews new project proposals, after the same has been reviewed and approved by the scientific review committee of the hospital.

                         The Ethics Committeeis set up to ensure that the research protocols that are carried out atCoimbatore Medical College and Hospital

  •      Are  sound in scientific design, have statistical validity
  •      Do  not compromise the safety, rights and well being of the patients participating in the research study.
  •      Are conducted under the supervision of medical persons with the required experience/ expertise.
  •      Include solely, patients who, through their legally acceptable representative have given informed consent for participation in the research study.


                         In order to provide collective expertise and to ensure a comprehensive review of the project  submitted to it, the ethical committee has medical experts & non scientific  members too.

                              The Institutional  Ethics Committee of Coimbatore medical college & hospital has the following members:




Dr. A. Chandraboss,  M.D,

Professor &  HOD

Department of  Physiology,

IRT Perundurai  Medical College,



Dr. R. Shanmugavadivu, M.D,

Professor of  Physiology,

Coimbatore Medical College,



Dr. P. V. Vasantha kumar, M.S,

Professor & HOD,

Department of  Surgery,

Coimbatore  Medical College,



Dr.S.Usha , M.D,


Department of  General Medicine,

Coimbatore Medical College,



Dr. C. Lalitha, M.D,

Professor of  Pathology,

Coimbatore  Medical  College,



Dr. K. Neelakandan, M.D., DCH,

Professor & HOD,

Department of Paediatrics,

Coimbatore Medical College,



Dr. N. Shanthi, M.D,

Professor & HOD,

Department of  Pharmacology,

Coimbatore Medical College,



Mrs. Mahalakshmi,

Social Worker


Mrs. Udayamenon,

Legal Expert.


Mrs. Rajakumari,




              The committee reviews all new research projects and also the ongoing research projects at intervals appropriate to the degree of risk to the study subjects. The committee maintains a list of projects submitted , approved/ disapproved and the outcome of each project.     

                    Regular meetingsof  the ethical committee  are conducted once in four months during whichpostgraduates students (MD, MS, and Mch of various branches)  present  their  Dissertation protocols to the  members of  the ethical committee. The committee gives its opinion on the projects in the one of the following ways:




      Modification before approval

 Discontinuation of her/ his previously approved project.                                                                

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