Registrar Development


Registrar Development
Srinivas University, Mangalore


Dr. Ajay Kumar is a distinguished professional in the field of physiotherapy with a wealth of experience in both academia and research. His contributions to the field have been recognized with a Doctor of Philosophy degree for his work on “the intra reliability of the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) in Computer Operators”. Dr. Kumar's expertise extends to various domains, including, management, research studies, orthopedics, and sports medicine.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physiotherapy
  • Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) in Orthopedics
  • Diploma in Yoga Therapy (DYT)
  • Post Graduation in Management (PGDM)

Academic and Professional Journey

Dr. Ajay Kumar embarked on his professional journey as a lecturer at Srinivas College of Physiotherapy in 2001. Over the years, his dedication and expertise led to promotions, ultimately culminating in his current position as a Professor in the department of Physiotherapy at Srinivas University.

In addition to his teaching career, Dr. Kumar has actively contributed to the academic community. He has served on various committees at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, including the LIC committee, Academic Council, and Board of Studies. Dr. Kumar has also supervised numerous Post-Graduate students in their research endeavors and has been recognized as an examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate courses at different colleges in Karnataka.

Research Contributions

Dr. Kumar's research portfolio is diverse and impactful. Some notable research areas and achievements include:

  • Utilization of the RULA Assessment Tool in research.
  • Development of a regression equation for slump value and hamstring tightness.
  • Investigation of the effect of fatigue on foot biomechanics.
  • Exploration of the influence of cognition on the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) in age-matched cohorts.
  • Establishment of normative values for the functional reach test in pediatric populations.
  • Study of the impact of turf and footwear on athletes during marathon running.
  • Research on the effects of laser therapy on wound healing.
  • Publication of research papers on various topics.

Some of his recent studies include:

  1. Cross-Cultural study of adaptation and validation of Kannada version of self-administered leads assessment of Neuropathic symptoms and signs (S-LANSS) A Kumar - 2021 -
  2. Prevalence of temporomandibular joint disorders in competitive swimmers: A cross-sectional study A Kumar, A Dharan, DK Pradhan - IJPES, 2021 -
  3. Association between Non-Dominant Hip and Dominant Shoulder Internal Rotation Range of Motion and Shoulder Injury in Cricket Fast Bowlers: A Cross-Sectional Study, Journal of Advances in Sports and Physical Education, 2019.
  4. Does Kinesio taping correct exaggerated dynamic knee valgus? A randomized double blinded sham-controlled trial ,Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 2018.

Administrative Roles

Dr. Kumar's leadership skills have been put to good use in his administrative roles. As the Public Relations Officer of Srinivas Group of Colleges, he excelled in building and maintaining public relations, a passion of his. His rich academic background and experience make him adept at analyzing, synthesizing, and fine-tuning organizational processes to adapt to changing environments.

He has been instrumental in developing professional higher education courses and colleges at the university level. Dr. Kumar has also been responsible for creating and maintaining research-oriented training programs and guidelines, including the development of new courses, ordinance regulations, and statutes for the university.

Dr. Ajay Kumar's unique leadership style and motivational abilities have consistently driven his teams to achieve organizational objectives. He plays a vital role in recruiting, screening, interviewing, selecting, and training faculty members for professional colleges within their areas of specialization.

Dr. Kumar's dedication to the field of physiotherapy, coupled with his commitment to academic excellence and research, continues to make a significant impact on the education and healthcare sectors. His multifaceted expertise and passion for fostering positive change make him an invaluable asset to the academic and research communities.

The Registrar (Development) of Srinivas University, Prof. Dr. Ajay, is a Professor in the department of Physiotherapy. Having completed his graduation in Physiotherapy followed by his Post-graduation MPT in Orthopedics, he finished a Diploma in Yoga Therapy (DYT). Continuing his further studies, he ventured into the field of management by achieving his Post Graduation in Management (PGDM). He started his career as a lecturer in Srinivas College of Physiotherapy in the year 2001. Promotions soon followed as an Assistant Professor and later as a Professor.

During his professional career, he has dedicated his services to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore as a member of the LIC committee, Academic Council & Board of Studies. In the field of research in orthopedics specialty, he has guided several Post-Graduate students. He has also been deputed as an examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate courses under Rajiv Gandhi University to different colleges in Karnataka.

Having a rich academic and administration experience, he has served for several years as the Public Relations Officer of Srinivas Group of Colleges. Meeting new people, building up and maintaining Public relations is his passion. As an educationalist, he has deployed his knowledge towards analysis, synthesis and fine tuning of the organization and was tasked with the responsibility to suit the dictates of the given environment.


  • Familiar with RULA Assessment Tool as a part of research.
  • Regression equation for slump value and hamstring tightness.
  • Effect of fatigue on the biomechanics of foot.
  • Examined the effect of cognition on BBS on age matched Cohorts.
  • Determined normative values for the functional reach test in pediatric population.
  • Effect of turf and footwear in athletes while running a marathon.
  • Laser and Wound healing effect
  • Published research papers on various topics

As an astute professional with years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education, being well-versed with the field, concepts and practices, holding key areas of interest in administration, he is responsible for development of different Professional higher education courses and colleges at the University Level.

He has an experience of maintaining research oriented training programmes and guidelines that includes developing new courses, Ordinance regulation, its function and statutes for the university.

He maintains a unique leadership style and motivation that brings out the best in the team for achieving organizational objectives through recruitment, human resource screening, interviewing, selection and training faculties for professional colleges in their area of specialization.