Subsumed with the Basic Research unit with the goal of establishing and expanding its in-house capabilities for generation of scientific knowledge regarding human reproduction and infertility. In our research we test hypothesis, ideas, and results recently published in the literature to check their usefulness and validity before incorporating them in our clinical protocols. We aim to be at the forefront of knowledge generation in our field.

Our Mission
All inclusively our mission is to broaden and flourish magnificent trail blazing, internationally competitive research, with focus on clearly defined clinical problems in both male and female ART patients beneficial to provide translational transfer and support to all our clinics for the benefit of assisted reproduction patients worldwide.
We actively monitor current trends and debates, and contribute to the development of knowledge and techniques in our field.
Currently, the primary focuses of the research team consist of improving clinical outcomes, developing methods for quality assurance, data management and medical monitoring.
We aim to train early career scientists:
  • In reproduction biology and assisted reproduction techniques
  • Develop fruitful collaborations and synergies with companies, clinics, and educational research institutions
  • Participate actively in national and international meetings of the assisted reproduction community
  • Ensuring wide dissemination of our research through publication of our work in the top journals of our field.
In addition, GGIRHR works in close collaboration with NITTE University- Mangalore and BBC- Bangalore Bio innovation Center which works closely with Karnataka Innovation & Technology Society (KITS), providing interdisciplinary support across the organization by interfacing with the clinical and embryology teams, in order to produce a streamlined process that facilitates efficiency.
The Research Department of GGIRHR hosts a multidiscipilinary team of clinicians and scientists with expertise in a wide range of investigation into the health of oocytes (eggs) and embryos, through clinical research of common gynecological conditions, such as endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome, and rare disorders of sexual development.
GGIRHR has always been on the forefront to set the standards for ethics in biomedical and health research. To ensure highest professional and ethical standards for biomedical and health research at all stages right from its inception, honesty in conduct of research, obtaining relevant approvals, efficiency, judicious use of resources, ensuring accountability, transparency, declaration and management of Conflict of Interest (COI), justice, reliable data collection, handling, interpretation, integrity in analysis, reporting, publication and translation for the benefit of population, the team of External and Internal Ethical Committee, Scientific review committee take upon the responsible conduct of Research.

Ethical Committee Members

Dr. Asha S VijayDr Chinmayie RDr. Maheshwari MDr. M AsifPandeshwara Suryanarayana JagannathaDr. S.V. Joga RaoDr. Govinda RajuDr. Prabhakar AdakeDr. Damodara Gowda KMDr. MS Mustak
Dr. Asha S Vijay

Dr. Asha S Vijay



Dr. Asha S Vijay is a pioneer in the field of Assisted Reproduction in India with an experience of 27 years in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She is the Founder, Medical Director of GarbhaGudi IVF Centres

“The most humble of ambitions have been the small beginnings of greatness”. This quote authentically suite in the life of Dr. Asha S Vijay. She was born in a bourgeois family and was eldest of all three offsprings of her parents. From the very beginning since her parents were working prototype she held up the responsibilities altogether.Right from the prime life she cherished with the dream of becoming a doctor and accomplished labouriously with allegiance. In pursuit of wellness and compassion for others, Dr. Dr. Asha S Vijay. found her passion in medicine and graduated from the Bangalore Medical College and started her career with Kidwani Institute of oncology, Bangalore as Senior resident doctor. She then acquired her post graduation in Obstetrics & Gynecology from Bangalore Medical college. While working with KIMS Hospital Bangalore she obtained der Diplomate of National Board New Delhi and subsequently served as Gazetted medical officer in ESI Corporation of India in 1998-2003

Her decision to choose a career in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Fertility was greatly influenced by the virtues instilled in her practice that lack of awareness about the causes of infertility and its treatments procedures were expensive with bad success rates and were barely within the reach of a middle class family . This was when Dr.Asha along with a team of first generation entrepreneurs ,decided to approach the problem holistically ,to provide world class treatment and services at affordable costs. Thus Garbhagudi was born!

She is a specialist in Infertility, Laparoscopy, Gynecology, Obstetrics, High Risk Pregnancies and Mentoring. As a renowned Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, her experimental and research-based approaches in medicine have been an effective solution to the growing infertility.She has contributed to significant scientific research developments and in the management of the quality of care in the IVF sector best practices sharing.

Review of research documents and handling research before publication / dissemination at Institution

RIU – Facilitates and guides implementation of research / CRA - Develops and updates research topic
Research at GGIRHR
Obtain approvals from IEC, EC, others...
Conduct research in accordance with GGIRHR Ethical Guidelines applicable
Maintain integrity in data
Before publication / dissemination, research document is prepared
Researcher will submit plagiarism check report, documents and undertaking to Director/Head
Annual report on final decisions to be communicated to RIU


The Research Internship Topics include:


Computer Aided Semen Analysis

The study on computer-assisted semen analysis versus the manual approach: A retrospective cross-sectional study.


Impact of DNA Fragmentation on IUI

The study on the impact of sperm DNA fragmentation index on intrauterine insemination outcomes.


Clinical Pregnancy Rate in Day 3 and Day 5 Embryo Transfer

The study on clinical pregnancy rate in day three and day five embryo transfer: A cross-sectional retrospective study.


Sperm DFI impact on semen parameters in Diabetic Patients

The study on the impact of Sperm DNA fragmentation index on semen parameters in diabetic patients.


Impact of COVID-19 Vaccine in Male Infertility

Impact of COVID-19 vaccination on male infertility: A multi-centric retrospective cohort study.

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