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Dr. Shabnam Agarwal

Associate Professorand Director Education (Nopany Group of Institutions)


  • PhD, Physiotherapy, Curtin University, Western Australia (2011)
  • M.Sc Physiotherapy, University of Wales, College of Medicine (Cardiff) (1998)

Area of Competence

  • Education strategies and development
  • Administration
  • Research & Analysis
  • Physiotherapy Clinical skills

Specialist Courses Taught

  • Cervical spine muscle and movement dysfunctions
  • Therabands, Ball and Balance
  • Research Methodology

Work Experience

  • Director Education, Nopany Group of Institutions, since 2002.
  • Working as Chief Physiotherapist, Department of Physiotherapy since 1993.
  • Worked as a physiotherapist in Spastics Society of Eastern India 1992-1993.

Teaching Experience

  • Research Methodology
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Academic Activities

  • West Bengal University of Health Sciences
  • MGM University, Navi Mumbai
  • Manipal University, Manipal

Research Project Guided

  • Prevalence and Risk Factors of Low Back Pain Among Auto-Rickshaw Drivers In Urban Kolkata
  • Effects of Flexibility and Proprioceptive Training on Balance in Older Adults
  • Comparison of Carry-over effects of Two Stretching Protocols on Hamstring Flexibility
  • Effectiveness of an Elastic Bank Exercise Protocol in Tricompartmental Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Effects of Isometric Neck Exercise in Sub-acute Neck Pain: A Comparison of Conventional Method versus Elastic Band
  • Prevalence and risk factors of Neck Pain in school teachers in Kolkata


  • Effectiveness of an elastic band exercise protocol in tri-compartmental osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Clinical prediction rule for responders to surgical management of spondylotic cervical radiculopathy at one year
  • Clinical prediction rule for cervical radiculopathy at 3 and 12 months follow-up
  • Segmental cervical vertebral motion and clinical outcomes
  • Segmental radiographic hypomobility- role in cervical radiculopathy presented
  • Reliability and validity of the hindi version of the neck pain and disability scale in cervical radiculopathy patients
  • rol group using the spint-t goniometer
  • The reliability of the spin t cervical goniometer in measuring cervical range of motion in an asymptomatic indian population
  • A study of the pattern of muscle involvement in guillain barre' syndrome

Conference & Presentation

  • Attended the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015, Singapore.
  • Attended the IASM CON, January 9-11, 2015, Mumbai
  • Speaker at the theme symposium on ‘Role of Physiotherapy in Women’s Health’, at the 12th IAP con, Kolkata.
  • ‘Marketing Mantra for Physiotherapists’ a debate at the 50th Annual conference of the IAP, Mumbai.
  • Speaker on the topic ‘Post graduation education-a global perspective’ at the 50th Annual conference of the IAP, Mumbai.
  • Invited as a Judge/ Chairperson for Scientific Sessions at the Annual Conference of the IAP, January 7-9, 2011, Pune.
  • Attended the 16th International WCPT Congress, World Physical Therapy 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Was moderator of the theme symposium ‘ Physiotherapist in service of global health anddisease’ - at the WCPT AWP & IAP congress 2009
  • Invited to Frankfurt, Germany by Theraband Academy, USA, to train as a Theraband Instructor, June 2007.
  • Was the Scientific convenor of the Annual Conference of the IAP, January 2-4, 2007, Kolkata.
  • Invited speaker for the conference theme symposium ‘Exercises -a physiotherapist’sdomain’ at the Annual Conference of the IAP, January , 2006, Ahmedabad.
  • Judged/ Chaired Scientific Sessions at the Annual Conference of the IAP, January ,2006,Ahmedabad.
  • Conducted a Course on Cervical Spine and Upper Quadrant Muscle Dysfunction at Westbank Hospital, Kolkata on January, 2005.
  • Attended the 42nd Annual Conference of the IAP from February 15-17 at Jaipur.
  • Attended a Course on Dynamic Stability and Muscle Balance of the Cervical Spine and UpperQuadranton June 15-18, 2000 held at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, U.K.
  • Attended the McKenzie Course (Part B) on June 8-10, 2000 held at the King’s Mill Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield, U.K.
  • Attended the McKenzie Course (Part A) from April 27- 30, 1998 at Chepstow, U.K.
  • Attended the Pre-conference Course on Manual Medicine, Mulligan Concept on January 8 & 9, 1997 at Kolkata.


  • Life member in Indian Association of Physiotherapist
  • Founder member Society of Indian Physiotherapist
  • Confederation of Indian Industries CII
  • Society of Indian Physiotherapists

Editorial Activities

  • Journal of the IAP - Editorial Board
  • JSIP - editor



Awards & Recognition

  • Significant Contribution Award 2016 for excellent academic contribution in the field of physiotherapy, at the 1st International Physiotherapy Conference, Organized by Department of physiotherapy, JanardanRai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University, march 18-20, 2016.
  • Best Clinician Award, received at the 1stPiCON, Bhubneshwar, March 2015.
  • CP Nair Oration award for professional contribution and excellence in research and academics by the IAP, 2009 at the 4th WCPT -AWP and IAP congress, Mumbai, 25th January, 2009.
  • Senior Science Paper Award at the 46th Annual Conference of the IAP, Dehradun, 2008
  • Best Senior Science Paper Award at the 41st Annual Conference of the IAP, Mumbai, 2003
  • Best Junior Science Paper Award at the 37th Annual Conference of the IAP, Chennai, 1999.
  • Best Junior Science Paper Award at the 35th Annual Conference of the IAP, Calcutta, 1997
  • Best Student’s Award at the Annual Conference of the I.A.P., 1993.
  • Gold Medal - Dip. P.T. (1992)
  • Governor’s Medal - 1991.
  • Silver Medal at the All India Basic Leadership Camp, New Delhi, 1990.
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News & Events

  • March 2021

    08.03.2021 - Offline Practical Internal Examination was commenced for Final BPT 2016 Batch.

    22.03.2021 - Offline Theory Internal Examinations were commenced for 2nd BPT & 3rd BPT.

  • February 2021

    Offline Practical Classes were commenced for Final BPT 2016 Batch.

  • January 2021

    04.01.2021 - College Reopens

    On occasion of 158th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, NIHS students had celebrated the National Youth Day through Online.

    Final MPT Examination 2020 result was published.

    On occasion of Republic Day, NIHS students and faculties had celebrated the day through Online.

  • December 2020

    Celebrated World Disability Day 2020 through Online.

    NPR group had conducted a campus interview at NIHS.

    23.12.2020 - Winter vacation had been started.

  • November 2020

    Conducted an Online Intra-College Competition for UG students at Microsoft Team.

    MPT 2020 University Theory & Practical Examination was commenced.

    Final BPT 1st Internal Theory Examination was commenced.

    Offline Practical Classes were commenced for 1st BPT 2019 Batch.

  • October 2020

    2nd BPT 2019 University Practical Examination was commenced.

  • September 2020

    03.09.2020 - Commencement of IEC Meeting.

    08.09.2020 - Celebrated World Physiotherapy Day through an Online Platform.

    1st BPT 2019 University Theory & Practical Examination was commenced.

    Final BPT Examination 2019 result was published. All students were passed.

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