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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.

News & Events

Online Class Schedule - BPT Online Class Schedule - MPT Admission 2020 - 2021 MPT Admission 2020
  • April 2020

    NIHS has started online classes for continuation of studies during this pandemic period of COVID 19.

  • March 2020

    Organized a Physiotherapy camp for Musculoskeletal (MS) pain for all Kolkata Police Traffic Guards at the Institute premises on 6th & 7th March 2020.

  • February 2020

    2nd Year & 3rd Year BPT Examination 2019 were commenced.

  • January 2020

    03.01.2020College reopen

    06.01.2020NIHS college picnic was organized at Abakash near Barasat. Student participated in different games organized.

    08.01.2020Final BPT Examination 2019 commenced.

    10.01.2020NIHS Faculty members were invited as speaker in Annual Conference of Society of Indian Physiotherapists (SIP).

  • December 2019

    Organised Cancer Rehabilitation Workshop with Resource Person Dr. Shailendra Mehta.

    Organised Free Physiotherapy and Mobility aids distribution camp in collaboration with Rotary Club Of Calcutta, Chowrenghee.

  • November 2019

    Induction of MPT, Fitfeet camp at Bangalore, 16th November.

    Organised SIP-TALK on Manifestations of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome by Dr. Upendra Goswami, 01st Nov, 2019.

  • October 2019

    Durga Puja vacation starts from 05th October and college reopen on 20th Oct.

    Dr. Shabnam Agarwal received award from vice chancellor of Janardhan Rai University and sharing stage with Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan.

    Dr. Shabnam Agarwal received award from vice chancellor of Janardhan Rai University and sharing stage with Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan.

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