Personal Profile

Professor A. K. Mukhopadhyay is a student of consciousness, to which he reports for all doubt clearance. Born in 1953, he is a medical graduate (MBBS) from the University of Calcutta (1977), a postgraduate (MD) in Pathology (1981) from India’s premier medical institute, AIIMS at Delhi, where he served for almost 40 years tendering medical laboratory service to patients, evidence-based academic service to MBBS, MD and PhD students and serving science by means of research and publications.

In India he is honored as “The father of the Laboratory Medicine discipline”. Internationally he is known as ”Dr. Mukho”, and this name is inextricably connected with consciousness. Browsing through this website, you will discover in one person, an empirical scientist, an innovator of ideas, a concept-builder, a hypothesis-generator, a silent Worldview reformer, and a catalyst for researchers. Like a biological cell, his approach is ideology-neutral, solution-centric, holistic and systematic.

From the TOP, his starting point in 1985 had been the coining of the term and concept of supracortical consciousness and from the BOTTOM, getting established the Department of Laboratory Medicine, independent of the Departments of Pathology, Biochemistry and Microbiology at AIIMS in 1988 and introducing new medical postgraduate degree courses (MD and PhD) subsequently. He laid down the skills as expected from a laboratory physician having a degree of MD in laboratory Medicine. He pursued the established MD course in Laboratory Medicine to get recognized by the Medical Council of India in its PG Regulation and finally approved by Government of India, thus making the discipline and the postgraduate course relevant nationally and globally. Bangladesh as a nation, followed the model established at AIIMS. For simultaneous pursuance of top-down and bottom-up approach in activities, his journey, as evident from his publications, freely downloadable from this website, has been rewarded with understanding of the envelop of present science, development of a primitive science of information beyond signal networking, identification of the patterns emerging in the complexity and of a relationship between dark energy and visible energy in living systems, recognition of the ladder as well as the canvas of cognition, conceptualization of systems psyche, its structure, operation and molecular links, envisaging the future of Artificial Intelligence, its relation to human intelligence and intelligence in nature, and eventually identifying the labyrinthine pathway of interconnection between the operation of consciousness, operations of self and “life”, operations of mind and information within the ambits of systems science.

Biographic Profile

Present Position:

Professor of Pathology,

North DMC Medical College and Hindu Rao Hospital,

Delhi 110007


Faculty at AIIMS, New Delhi (1985-2018)

Professor & Head, Department of Laboratory Medicine (2006-2018)

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

New Delhi 110029

Dr. A k Mukhopadhyay



Tel: ( M ) 09999400332, ( R ) 91-11-79600585

Residential/Postal Address:

C 301, Pragjyotishpur Apartment

Plot No 7, Sector 10

Dwarka, New Delhi 110075

Educational qualification:

Medical graduate (MBBS) from the University of Calcutta (1977)

Postgraduate (MD) in Pathology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (1981)

Details of Teaching and Professional Posts held:

Institution Post Held From To
North DMC Medical College &HR Hospital, Delhi Professor, Dept. of Pathology 11.07.2018 Continuing
AIIMS, Delhi Professor & Head, Laboratory Medicine 01.04.2006 (Superannuated)
AIIMS, Delhi Professor, Laboratory Medicine 01.07.2002 31-03-2006
AIIMS, Delhi Additional Prof. Laboratory Medicine 01.07.1994 30.06.2002
AIIMS, Delhi Additional Prof. & HOD, Laboratory Medicine 01.07.1994 26.03.1996
AIIMS, Delhi Assoc. Professor & HOD, Laboratory Medicine 01.06.1994 30.06.1994
AIIMS, Delhi Assoc. Professor in Laboratory Medicine 01.07.1990 31.05.1994
AIIMS, Delhi Asst. Professor in Laboratory Medicine 01.12.1988 30.06.1990
AIIMS, Delhi Asst. Prof. in Pathology for Clinical Pathology 01.01.1986 30.11.1988
AIIMS, Delhi Lecturer in Pathology for Clinical Pathology 06.09.1985 31.12.1985
AIIMS, Delhi Lecturer in Clinical Pathology/Biochemistry 09.02.1985 05.09.1985
AIIMS, Delhi Senior Resident in Pathology 11.02.1982 09.02.1985
AIIMS, Delhi Junior Resident in Pathology 01.01.1979 31.12.1981


All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

National Board of Examinations, New Delhi

University of Delhi

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi

University of Mumbai

West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata

University of Jammu

University of Kashmir, Sri Nagar

University of Rajasthan

Dayalbag Educational Institute, Agra

Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar, MP

Research Interest:

Within Paradigm Research:

In empirical neuroscience his research extends over

  • Neurodegenerative disorder like
    • Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular dementia; Genetic polymorphism and Epistasis, ROS and Mitochondria,
    • Parkinson’s disease; Mitochondrial DNA and mitochondrial functions,
  • Molecular Psychiatry; Depression; genetic polymorphism and Epistasis, Neurotropin and Depression, Psycho-neuro-immunology; Depression and Immune function, Cytokines in Depression, and Apoptosis;
  • Coagulation abnormalities in Traumatic Brain Injury.

Thesis Guidance to Academic scholars:

PhD Students Five (as Chief Supervisor) of Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, AIIMS, Delhi
Twelve (as Co-supervisor) of Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, AIIMS, Delhi
Fourteen (as Doctoral Committee Member) of Dept. of Laboratory Medicine and other Depts. AIIMS, Delhi
MCh Students Two (as co-supervisor) from Dept. of Ped. Surgery of AIIMS, Delhi
MD/MS Students Eight (as supervisor) in the Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, AIIMS, Delhi
Nine (as co-supervisor) in the Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, AIIMS, Delhi
Seven (as co-supervisor) from other Depts. of AIIMS, Delhi
MSc Students Two (as co-supervisor) from other Dept. of AIIMS, Delhi
MHA Students Two (as co-supervisor) from Dept. of Hospital Administration, AIIMS, Delhi

Paradigm-changing Research:

Professor Mukhopadhyay’s scientific curiosity extends on developing a science for consciousness within the ambits of Systems Psychology, Systems Physics, System Informatics, and Systems Biology through formulation of research questions, concept building and generation of research hypothesis, which has been brnging a radical change of the Worldview and the Paradigm shift in many disciplines of Science. He coined the term and concept of Supracortical Consciousness in 1985 and authored books like The Dynamic web of Supracortical Consciousness (1987), Conquering the Brain (1995) and The Millennium Bridge (2000). He wrote extensively in Philosophical Volumes of Indian Council of Philosophical Research on the Science of Consciousness, on possible Relationship between Genes, Memes, Self, Consciousness and Information. His lead Papers are on Systems Psyche, The Ladder of Cognition, The Canvas of Cognition, The Layers between Neuroscience and Consciousness, Information Geometry, Relationship between Artificial Intelligence, Human Intelligence and Intelligence in Nature.

Editorial Board Member:

  • International Archives of Medicine
  • Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases: Current Research Journal
  • Journal of Psychiatry and Psychology Research
  • Journal of Applied Clinical Pathology
  • International Journal of BioSciences and Technology

Fellowship/Membership of National and International Professional Bodies:

  • Life Member, Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists
  • Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association
  • Life Member, Indian Association of Clinical Biochemists
  • Life Member, Indian Medical Association
  • Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences, India
  • Member, New York Academy of Science, USA.
  • Fellow, International Society for Philosophical Enquiry, USA.
  • Honorary Affiliate, The Center for Frontier Sciences, Temple University, USA.
  • Member, Society for Scientific Exploration, USA.
  • Member, Scientific and Medical Network, U.K.
  • Member, Unarius Academy of Sciences, USA.
  • Member, Upanishad Society, India
  • Member, Indian Academy of Yoga

On the Advisory Board of:

A. Galileo Commission, Scientific & Medical Network, UK:

B. Institute of Global Harmony (IGH), Rajasthan, India:

International Recognition:

  • Invited by Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Science as an observer from India in their Meeting on Science for Man and Man for Science in 1999.
  • Awarded Doctor in Science (Honoris Causa) by The Open International University for Complementary Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1995, convocated in Jan. 1996.
  • Awarded a Plaque of International Academy of Pathology following Presentation of a paper on Holistic Theory on Psychosomatic Disease in a Special Complementary Scientific session during closing ceremony of XIXth International Congress of International Academy of Pathology, at Madrid, Spain in 1992.
  • Honour from American Biographical Institute:
    • Distinguished leadership award Certificate. The name is included in The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, Ninth Edition, American Biographical Institute (ABI).
    • Membership of the Research Board of Advisor of American Biographical Institute, Inc.
    • The 2000 Millennium medal’ of ABI.
    • Honour of ‘Man of the year’ 1999 from ABI.
    • Outstanding Man of the 20th Century by ABI.

National Recognition:

  • Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award in Systems Science by Systems Society of India (SSI) in 2018.
  • Sri K. R. Narayanan, Hon'ble President of India, called on Dr. A.K. Mukhopadhyay at Rastrapati Bhavan New Delhi and received the book Conquering the Brain and the original manuscript of The Millennium Bridge from the author in July, 2000.