Dr. Jayanti Mania-Pramanik








Scientist 'F'

Infectious Diseases Biology
Phone : +(91-22) 2419-2039
Email  : pramanikj@nirrh.res.in

Academic Background

  • Ph. D Utkal University (Zoology 1992)
  • M.Sc. Banaras Hindu University (Zoology 1980)
  • B.Sc. Utkal University (Zoology Hons 1978)

Professional Experience

Deputy Director/Scientist E National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health

Since 2008

Assistant Director/Scientist D National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health


Senior Research Officer National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health 1999-2004
Research Officer National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health 1994-1999
Research Assistant Regional Medical Research Centre 1986-1994






Research Interests

  • Development of molecular immunodiagnostics for reproductive tract infections including sexually transmitted infections that are associated with reproductive complications. Hospital as well as Community based prevalence study of different RTIs/STIs. Study of host immunogenetics and variation in complications in individuals with different RTIs/STIs.

Awards & Achievements

  • Received the “Dr Winifred Fernandes award” for the best paper entitled “Association of host immunogenetic factors in infertility” presented at the AMWI Centenary Congress, 27 th -28 th January 2007, Mumbai.
  • A paper entitled “Chlamydia trachomatis and Human papilloma virus infection in males” presented by S. Lata, S. Kerkar, A.Vallabhadas and J. Mania-Pramanik received the best poster award in Clinical Research category at the International Conference on Fundamental and Translational research on HIV/AIDS: Global Perspectives, 5 th -8 th October 2008, Mumbai.
  • Contributed in the development of “National Technical and Operational Guideline for STI/RTI control program” prepared by National AIDs Control Organization and National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health.
  • Faculty of National Aids Control Organization for their “National STI Resource Pool” to train State STI Resource teams. She participates and trains the different resource team on STI/RTI services as per NACO guideline.
  • Invited by different Institutes and Organizing committee to talk on her work on development of diagnostics for diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections and their association on host genetics factors.
  • Awarded with DBT Overseas Fellowships to get trained in USA.
  • Awarded with fellowships from National and International organizations to participate International Conferences.
  • Awarded with financial supports to conduct workshops to train advance technologies used for diagnosis of RTIs/STIs.
  • Awarded financial supports for different scientific projects.

Publications (Last 10)

  1. J Mania-Pramanik, S Kerkar, VS Salvi (2005). Human Papillomavirus infection in women with different clinical manifestations. Indian Journal of Medical Research, Supplement issue 162-163
  2. Mania-Pramanik J , Potdar SS, Kerkar SC (2006) Diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis infection. J Clin Lab Anal 20:8-14.
  3. S.Kerkar,V.Salvi, J.Mania-Pramanik (2008) Type specific Human Papillomavirus (HPV) strains in women with cytologically normal cervix, attending a gynecology OPD in Mumbai. Recent Advances and Challenges in Reproductive Health Research195-205.
  4. Mania-Pramanik J. , Kerkar S.C, Potdar S., Mehta P.B., Salvi V.S.,Eko F.O. (2008). Association of host immunogenetics and sexually transmitted infections on reproductive health. Florida Scientist, 71, S1, 80-81 .
  5. Mania-Pramanik J. , Kerkar S.C, Potdar S., Mehta P.B., Salvi V.S. (2008). Use of vaginal pH in diagnosis of infections and its association with reproductive manifestations. J Clin Lab Anal 375-379.
  6. E.Eno, Okenu D, Mania-Pramanik J, He Qing, Igiet Seme J, Ananada G, Lyn D, Black C, Eko F. (2009)A Vibno Cholerae ghost-based sub unit vaccine induces cross protective chlamydial immunity that is enhanced by CTA2B, the nontoxic Derivative of cholera toxin. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, 55:280-291
  7. Dwibedi B. Mania-Pramanik J,Sahu P,Kar S.K.,Moharana T (2009) Prevalence of Genital Chlamydia infection in Females attending an Obstetrics and Gynaecology OPD in Orissa. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology 75(6): 614-616.
  8. Mania-Pramanik J, Kerkar S.C, Mehta P.B., Salvi V.S. (2009). Bacterial vaginosis: a cause of infertility? International Journal of STD & AIDS 20 :778-781.
  9. Shilpa C. Kerkar, Shashank Latta, Vinita Salvi, Jayanti Mania-Pramanik (2011). Human Papillomavirus infection in asymptomatic population. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare 2:7-11.
  10. Mania-Pramanik J , Kerkar S.C, Anjali Valhabhadas Mehta P.B., Salvi V.S (2011) Does CCR5 gene-∆32 deletion protect C.trachomatis infected Indian women from tubal pathology? Microbiology Research 19-21

Present students

  • Deepali Choudhary, Ph.D. Student
  • Priyanka Gokhale, Ph.D. Student
  • Swati Ahir, Ph.D. Student
  • Vijay Chavan, Ph.D. Student

Past Students

  • Ms. Shobha Potdar, M.Sc

Projects with funding agency

  • PCR based diagnostic for Chlamydia trachomatis (2000-2002,Funded by WHO-Country Project)

  • Expanded safety and acceptability study of 6% Cellulose Sulphate Phase-I. (2001-2003,Funded by WHO-CONRAD)  

  • Association of Chlamydia trachomatis infection and host genetic factors in the manifestation of reproductive complications (2006-2010,Funded by ICMR)

  • The Prevention of HIV/STIs among Married Women in Urban India (2009-2012,Funded by ICRW)

  • Association of immunogenetic factors with HIV transmission (2009-2013,Funded by DBT-ICMR)