About the Journal

Indian Heart Journal (IHJ) is the official online open access and paid print journal of Cardiological Society of India and accepts articles for publication from across the globe.

The journal aims to promote high quality research and serve as a platform for dissemination of scientific information in cardiology with particular focus on South Asia. The journal also aims to publish cutting edge research in the field of clinical as well as non-clinical cardiology - including cardiovascular medicine and surgery.

The Indian Heart Journal is the most widely read cardiology journal in India.

The bi-monthly open access print journal, which provides primary and secondary care with original research, clinical reviews, commentaries and news across a broad range of cardiovascular topics.

Indian Heart Journal CSI Thesis Awards

Cardiological Society of India (CSI) and Indian Heart Journal have constantly endeavored to promote innovative research and inculcate the culture of scientific enquiry among students during the formative years of their postgraduate training and beyond. Indeed, this is the foundation on which astute clinicians of the future can be nurtured.

In line with this objective, the Indian Heart Journal, in collaboration with CSI, has instituted the Indian Heart Journal CSI Thesis Awards.

These awards, held annually, aim to recognize and felicitate innovative and creative research work undertaken by the students pursuing DM/DNB training in the field of Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery. This appreciation and recognition should encourage more students to perform high quality research in diverse areas of cardiology, which shall be vital to advancing and strengthening the field of cardiology.

The Award

Thesis submission

All the applicants for the award have to submit the thesis online in a prescribed format. All of the theses will be scored by a team of judges for screening round and top theses will be accepted for second round.

The selected theses will again be assessed by a panel of judges on the basis of predefine criterions. The best 6 theses will be selected to be presented at the annual conference of CSI.

[Note: Every thesis will be reviewed blindly to conceal the identities of the Presenters, guides, co-guides and institutions from the Judges and vice versa.]

Presentation of the awardees

The awardees will be invited to annual conference of CSI to present their theses in front of the panel of judges.

The top 3 theses will be selected for the final award. The remaining ones will be awarded the ‘Certificate of Appreciation’. IHJ will provide 10,000 Rs travel support for the top presenters who would have reached the final round, subject to conditions.

Award committee

Chief Advisors

  • P P Mohanan
  • P S Banerjee
  • Mrinal Kanti Das
  • K C Goswami
  • P K Deb

Scientific Advisors

  • C N Manjunath
  • D S Gambhir
  • H K Chopra
  • K K Sethi
  • Prafulla G Kerkar
  • S S Kothari
  • Santanu Guha
  • S Shanmugasundaram
  • Suman Bhandari
  • V K Bahl


  • B P Singh
  • Sanjay Tyagi
  • Dhiman Kahali
  • S. Shanmugasundaram
  • D P Sinha
  • Debabrata Roy

Chief Coordinator

Rakesh Yadav


India Heart Journal


Aditya Kapoor
Executive Editor

Mohit D Gupta
Executive Editor

Nitish Naik
Executive Editor

P B Jayagopal
Associate Editor

Surender Deora
Assistant Editor