Once every year, about 30 Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 500-600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. Since their beginnings in 1951, the Lindau Meetings have evolved into a unique international forum for scientific exchange. It was the two Lindau physicians Franz Karl Hein and Gustav Wilhelm Parade who approached Count Lennart Bernadotte af Wisborg of nearby Mainau Island to jointly develop and implement the idea that marked the start of a long and continuing history. Connection with Manipal: Manipal is very well acquainted at the Lindau meetings, for 5 students of Kasturba Medical College have represented India at these meetings. The founder of IGCLA, Dr. Partha Dabke was selected to represent the country at the 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings. He was preceeded by Dr. Aravind Menon, Dr, Sumit Gupta in the year 2011. Last year, Dr. Anusha Jha and Mr. Akshay Jagadeesh were selected to represent the country at the 68th edition of the Nobel Laureate meetings.


Indo German Convention of Lindau Alumni (IGCLA) is a multidisciplinary, annual event held by Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University. The objective of this conference is to bring together the delegates of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings held in Germany and provide a platform for discussion in the area of scientific research and innovation.

The convention provides an opportunity of networking and knowledge transfer among young researchers and established names in the industry from world over. IGCLA is a unique conference that covers several fields of scientific study and seeks active participation from different disciples of science, such as medical, paramedical, technical and pure sciences.

We run on the following objectives: Firstly, to establish and maintain a network of the alumni of the Lindau Meetings and provide a platform for them to share their research and experiences which is an opportunity for multi and interdisciplinary collaborations. Secondly, we aim to introduce students from diverse disciplines to research from the undergraduate level by providing a platform for them to interact with the Alumni and possibly develop their interest in pursuing a career in science.

IGCLA opens the doors to discovery and progress in science.


Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is a private deemed university, established in 1953, located in Manipal, India. This university town is home to over 28,000 students from 57 different nations.

Manipal University offers 80 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various disciplines. These disciplines cover medicine, engineering, pharmacy, management, dentistry, humanities, communication, life science, nursing, architecture, European studies, foreign language and allied health streams.

The campus is student-friendly and provides wi-fi access to students and staff. MAHE students can also avail scholarships offered by the university. Manipal University has collaborations with various universities. The university also has clubs and committees for the students so that they can participate in extracurricular activities. MAHE is accredited by NAAC and has been declared as an ‘Institute of Eminence’ by the HRD Ministry.


KMC, the first college to be established under MAHE in 1953, was as a result of dedication and determination of its founder, Dr. TMA Pai. It is one of the most renowned and prestigious colleges in India sprawling across 600 acres.

KMC offers MBBS, MD, MS, M.Sc. and PG Diploma in various disciplines of sciences. KMC was the first self-financing medical college in India. Students from more than 50 countries have graduated from KMC and the degrees are recognized worldwide.

Under the guidance of it’s Dean, Dr. Sharath K. Rao, the college provides a multitude of clubs and committees to enhance the all round development of its students. It has one of the best libraries in the country and one of the largest Museum of Anatomy and Pathology (MAP) in Asia. Marena, a centrally-cooled sports complex, is one of the largest and best-equipped sports centres in the country, aimed at ensuring that the six long months of monsoon in the region do not disrupt the fitness regimen of students. It provides a myriad of opportunitiesto students with it’s exchange programs and top class faculty. KMC ensures holistic physical and mental growth of students in a safe environment.


Dr. Sharath Rao K


Kasturba Medical College

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Dr. Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay

 Associate Dean

Kasturba Medical College

Dr. Anil K Bhat

 Associate Dean

Kasturba Medical College

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Dr. Partha Dabke
Founder of IGCLA

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Dr. Krishnananda Prabhu

 Associate Dean

Kasturba Medical College

Dr. Arvind Pandey
Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy
Kasturba Medical College

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Dr. Shankar M Bakkanavar Associate Professor
Department of Forensic Medicine
Kasturba Medical College

KMC Manipal Location