Prof.A.V.Moideen Kutty, after obtaining his Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry under the Faculty of Medicine from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, joined Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College in 1987 and has served in the Department of Biochemistry, holding various teaching cadres including Head of the Department.
He was elevated to the post of Registrar (Academics) Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College in 2006 and during this period he was actively involved in the process of NAAC accreditation and ISO Certification of the Medical College. Concurrently he was also involved in the preparation of documents for applying Deemed to be University status for Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College in the name and style of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research.
He was appointed as the first Registrar of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research since 2007 and had a long stint of service close to 12 years in this capacity. He was also assigned additional responsibilities of Dean, Allied Health and Sciences and Research since 2010 till 2018. He had also been the Chairman, Board of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies in Allied Health and Basic Sciences.
His contributions to the growth of the Academy include playing pivotal roles in the creation of Faculty of Allied Health and Basic Sciences and establishment of the departments of Allied Health Sciences, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Public Health, Integrative Medicine, Library and Information Science, Physiotherapy, Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition, Speech and Hearing as well as strengthening of the Department of Information & Communication Technology.
His scientific areas of interest include Clinical Chemistry, Protein Chemistry and Enzymology, Molecular Biology and Cytogenetics. He is a life time member of Association of Clinical Biochemists, India. He has successfully guided four Ph.D. students of which two under the Faculty of Medicine and the others under the Faculty of Allied Health and Basic Sciences. He has been the Principal Investigator / Co-Principal Investigator in a couple of research projects funded by public and private agencies. He is the Principal Co-ordinator for ICMR funded training programme in genetics for medical teachers being undertaken in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics.
He has over thirty research publications to his credit in scientific journals of repute. He continues to supervise Doctoral students leading to Ph.D. He has close to four decades of teaching experience and has been an examiner for postgraduate and doctoral students in various universities in the country. He is one among the continuously and longest-serving faculty members at Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College since its inception.