Sunday 18 August 2013


Election notice is given for calling nominations from members of the AIRS for the following posts of the Governing Body for the year 2013-14. Elections will be held as per the election guidelines of AIRS Constitution.

Post: Vice President: ONE Post

Post: Executive members: TEN Posts.

The nominations may be sent in the given format by Registered Post / Courier to:

Dr Sanjay Sood

Hony. Secretary, AIRS,

C-301,Saransh Appartments,Plot No. 34,


Delhi 110092.

Last Date for receiving Nominations: 15th September,2013

Last date for withdrawal of Nomination Forms: 18th September,2013

Date of Elections (If required): 28th September, 2013

Please tear and detach and send by Registered Post / Couriers/scanned and
 E-mailed with a covering letter


Name of Member:_____________________________________________________

AIRS Membership Number: ____________________________________________

Post applied for: ______________________________________________________

Proposed by: _____________________             Seconded by: __________________

Membership number______________              Membership number___________

Address:_________________________             Address:______________________

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Signature of member with Name and date





Notice is given for convening the Annual General Body Meeting of the

All India Rhinology Society during the Annual Conference of the Society at Vadodara.

Venue: Vadodara

Date: Saturday, 28th September, 2013

Time: 5.00 PM


  1. To adopt the minutes of the last GBM held at Delhi
  2. Condolence resolutions, if any
  3. Report of the Hony. Secretary.
  4. Report of the Hony. Treasurer.
  5. Admissions of the new members.
  6. To consider proposals received during the Year:

a)      Confirmation of the proposed Venue (Shimla) for the forthcoming conferences for the year 2014

b)      To consider proposals for forthcoming conferences for the year 2015

c)      To consider and approve the changed amendments of the constitutions, if any

  1. Election of new Office Bearers ,if required
  2. Installation of new Office Bearers.
  3. Any other matter with the permission of the chair.

Signed. And Dated: 16th August, 2013

Dr Sanjay Sood

Hony. Secretary,

All India Rhinology Society




Friday 2 August 2013

All India Rhinology Society Annual Conference 2013 Vadodara-RHINOCON 2013

Welcome to Rhinocon 2013

26th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF “THE ALL INDIA RHINOLOGY SOCIETY” Jointly Organised by: A.O.I. Vadodara Branch & Dept. of E.N.T. and Head-Neck Surgery (Medical College & S.S.G.Hospital, Baroda), M.S.University of Baroda

Dear doctor,

It gives us immense pleasure to announce the 26th annual conference of “THE ALL INDIA RHINOLOGY SOCIETY” to be held at Vadodara from 27th-29th September 2013. This national event is being jointly organised by Dept. of E.N.T. & Head-Neck Surgery (Medical College Baroda) with A.O.I. Vadodara Branch.

We would be having rhinology surgeons of national and international fame operating and giving didactic lectures in this event. Kindly mark these dates in your busy calendar.

Entries Invited


1) Senior Consultant award session (I S Gupta Award)

2) Junior Consultant award session ( Chatterjee Award)

3) Resident award paper.

4) Quiz for residents

5) Invited paper sessions

6) Video session

7) Poster Session (Dr. Anoop Raj)

Rules & Regulation

Rules & Regulation For Scientific Contribution:

Papers/Posters are invited in the award category from consultants and residents.

A) Resident Award Category:
  • Delegate should be registered for PG course in ENT with a recognized institute in the country.
  • He should be within 7 years of graduation.
  • A certificate from PG teachers / HOD confirming his / her registration.
  • Presentation should not mention name of co-author or institute or should not include any photographs of place of work (failure to comply shall lead to disqualification).
B) Consultant Award Category:
  • < 40 years for Dr. P. Chatterjee Junior Consultant category.
  • > 40 years for I.S. Gupta Senior Consultant category.
  • Post graduate degree / diploma in E.N.T.
  • Paper should consist of original research work being done at their institute.
C) Rules for both categories:
  • A brief abstract of not more than 150 words of the same is to be submitted.
  • A copy of the abstract should be sent to Dr. R.G.AIYER, Org. Secretary, RHINOCON 2013, 3/2 Jesal Appartments, Abhishek Colony, Racecourse, Vadodara 390007.
  • Email:
  • Paper Presentation 8 minutes.
    Please send the details of delegate fee along with abstract
    Demand Draft No. ________________ Date________________________________
    Amount _____________________________________________________________
    The organizing committee reserves the right to select the papers for presentation.
D) Anoop Raj Poster Award Session Size- 4 feet x 3 feet (ht x breadth). Should be a self standing banner.

E) Video Presentation.Not more than 10 minutes with accompanying audio in CD / DVD format.

Registration Form

To download word file of Registration form please click here: Rhinocon 2013 Registration Form in Word Format

To download pdf file of Registration form please click here: Rhinocon 2013 Registration Form in PDF Format

All payment must be made by multicity cheques/ demand drafts in favour of "RHINOCON 2013" payable at Vadodara. Payment transfer through NEFT/ Electronic transfer can be done using following account details(Registration form must be sent by post/ scan and e-mail it).

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 913010025967953
IFSCode: UTIB0000567
MICR Code: 390211006

Complete Registration Forms should be sent to (via post):

    3/2 Jesal Appartments,
    Abhishek Colony,

Complete Registration Forms should be sent to(via email)

About Vadodara
If you seek the stillness of earth before the human empire, then imagine prehistoric times when the humans here on the banks of the river Vishwamitri, were outnumbered by vad, or banyan trees, from which the place derived its name. If you are an industrialist, then revel in the booming production center that is Vadodara or Baroda (as it is also known).

If you are not, and you wish to escape the industrial fumes, then take a breather in Sayaji Baug, the expansive garden in the center of the city, next to the river, before you explore the rest of the city, still pleasant and relaxing.

If you want to be amused by the ostentation of rulers of the past, visit the Lakshmi Vilas Palace, or the now derelict but once lavish Nazarbaugh Palace.

If you are an artist, art historian, or archaeologist, then go see the extensive collection, from ancient to modern, at the Vodadara Museum and the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, the painted walls of the Tambekar Wada haveli, and the Nandlal Bose murals of the Bhagvad Gita in the old Kirti Mandir mousoleum. And to meet artists and students and dip into India's evolving art scene, visit the Maharaja Sayaji University and the Picture Gallery.

If you come during Navratri, the nine night festival of dance in worship of the Mother Goddess, then consider yourself the envy of the rest of Gujarat, for you are in the most sought-after location for the event.

Welcome to the cultural capital of Gujarat. Have your own Vadodara. There’s enough to go around.
Vadodara, formerly known as Baroda, is the third largest[6] and most populated city in the Indian State of Gujarat, after Ahmedabad and Surat. It is the administrative headquarters of Vadodara District. It is located on the banks of the Vishwamitri river, southeast of Ahmedabad, 139 km from state capital, Gandhinagar. Both the railway line and national highway connecting Delhi and Mumbai pass through Vadodara. Vadodara has a population of almost 1.6 million people[7] (as of 2005). It is the site of the Lakshmi Vilas Palace. It is also the home of theMaharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, which is the largest university in Gujarat. Major industries include petrochemicals, engineering,pharmaceuticals, plastics and Forex.

Origin of name
Two thousand years ago, there was a small town known as "Ankottaka" (present day Akota) on the western bank of the river Vishwamitri . The earliest mention of Vadodara is in a Granth or charter of 812 that identifies it as "Vadapadraka", a village attached to the nearby town of "Ankottaka". In 600 AD severe floods in the narmada forced the inhabitants to move to the eastern side of the river to a village known as "Vatpatrak" (Leaf of Banyan tree) which developed into Vadodara. In the 10th century, Vadapadraka replaced Ankottaka as the main town. The city was once called "Chandanavati" after its ruler "raja chandan " of the "Dor tribe of Rajputs, who wrested it from the Jains. The capital had also another name Virakshetra or Viravati (Land of Warriors). Later on it was known as Vadpatraka or Vadodarรก, which according to tradition is a corrupt form of the Sanskrit word Vatodar meaning In the heart of the Banyan tree. It is now almost impossible to ascertain when the various changes in the name were made; but early English travelers and merchants mention the town as Brodera,[8] and it is from this that the nameBaroda is derived. In 1974, the official name of the city was changed to Vadodara. In 1907, a small village and township[9] in Michigan, United States, was named after Baroda. It is also rumoured that the name Baroda originated from two words Vat which means the Banyan tree and Aodh, which means a tent/canopy. According to a popular legend, the region in and around present day Baroda was full of Banyan trees that formed a dense cover that looked like a huge tent canopy from a distance. Thus the name Baroda stuck.

Vadodara is located at 22.30°N 73.19°E in western India at an elevation of 39 metres (123 feet). It is the 18th largest city in India with an area of 148.95 km² and a population of 4.1 million according to the 2010-11 census. The city sits on the banks of the River Vishwamitri, in central Gujarat. The Vishwamitri frequently dries up in the summer, leaving only a small stream of water. The city is located on the fertile plain between the Mahi & Narmada Rivers. According to the Bureau of Indian Standards, the town falls under seismic zone-III, in a scale of I to V (in order of increasing proneness to earthquakes).[11] Vadodara is divided by the Vishwamitri into two physically distinct eastern and western regions. The eastern bank of the river houses the old city, which includes the old fortified city of Vadodara. This part of Vadodara is characterised by packed bazaars, the clustered and barricaded Pol system of shanty buildings, and numerous places of worship. It houses the General Post Office and landmark buildings like Laxmi Vilas Palace, Mandvi area and Nyay Mandir. The colonial period saw the expansion of the city to the western side of Vishwamitri. This part of the city houses educational institutions like the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (M.S.U.), the Vadodara Railway Station, modern buildings, well-planned residential areas, shopping malls, multiplexes and new business districts centred around harni road, Alkapuri, Nawayard and more recently

Industry and commerce
Vadodara enjoys a special place in the state of Gujarat. Until the early 1960s Vadodara was considered to be a cultural and educational centre. The first modern factory (Alembic Pharmaceuticals) was established in Vadodara in 1907 and subsequently companies such as Sarabhai Chemicals, and Jyoti came up in the 1940s. By 1962 there were 288 factories employing 27,510 workers[citation needed]. At that time, the dominant industrial groups were chemicals and pharmaceuticals, cotton textiles and machine tools. The establishment of Bank of Baroda bySayajirao III in 1908 also help industrial growth. In 1962, Vadodara witnessed a sudden spurt in industrial activity with the establishment of Gujarat Refinery and Indian Oil Corporation Limited at the nearby village of Koyali. Several factors like raw material availability, product demand, skillful mobilisation of human, financial and material resources by the government and private entrepreneurs have contributed to Baroda becoming one of India's foremost industrial centres. The discovery of oil and gas in Ankleshwar led to the industrial development of Gujarat in a big way. The Vadodara region is the largest beneficiary in the process of this industrialisation. Gujarat Refinery went into the first phase of production in 1965. The refinery being a basic industry made vital contributions on several fronts at the regional and national levels. In Vadodara various large-scale industries such as Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals (GSFC), Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL, now owned by Reliance Industries Limited) and Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL) have come up in the vicinity of Gujarat Refinery and all of them are dependent on it for their fuel and feedstock. Other large-scale public sector units are Heavy Water Project, Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) & Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL). In addition to these public sector enterprises, a number of other large-scale enterprises have come up in the private sector such as Bombardier Transportation,[14] a Canadian company manufacturing the Delhi Metro from its site in Savli. Baroda also has quite a few established manufacturing units such as; General Motors, Siemens, ALSTOM, ABB, Philips, Panasonic, FAG, Sterling Biotech, Sun Pharmaceuticals, L&T,Schneider and Alstom Grid, Bombardier, and GAGL (Gujarat Automotive Gears Limited). There are also a number of glass manufacturing companies in and around Vadodara, including Haldyn Glass, HNG Float Glass and Piramal Glass. The establishment of large industrial units in a region automatically brings into existence a number of smaller enterprises. Vadodara is no exception and the city and the surrounding areas are today humming with industrial activity. The industrialisation of Vadodara has attracted entrepreneurs not only from Vadodara but also from all over Gujarat and the rest of India. In line with the 'Knowledge City'[15] vision of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Vadodara is gradually becoming a hub in Gujarat for IT and other development projects. Vadodara is also home to the Vadodara Stock Exchange (VSE).

Aarkee Garba during Navaratri Festival Vadodara is also known as 'Sanskari Nagari', i.e. Cultured City. It is the most sought after location for Garba in the entire Gujarat.[21] Vadodara is one of India's most cosmopolitan cities. Thanks to the vision and broadmindedness of the Gaekwads, the subsequent industrialisation, the proliferation of academic activities and a strategically important geographical location, Baroda has welcomed a wide variety of people from all over India and also from all over the world. In all of this, the sprawling and cosmopolitanMS University campus and the large number of local, national and foreign industries act as a catalysing and unifying force. There was also a small Jewish community mainly made of the Bene Israel of India but also some other Jewish groups including European Jews, all of whom left during the 1940s and '50s, mainly to the state of Israel. The Jewish cemetery still exists even if abandoned, there are Hebrew, English, Marathi letters visible on the tombstones.

United Way of Baroda Garba Festival in 2011 The great museums on the palace grounds such as the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum and art gallery are unique and carry artifacts from around the nation and the world. There are Gujarati film studios in the city as well as a large number of large old-style movie theatres in addition to the newer multiplexes that have sprung up in the past few years.
Sursagar Lake in Vododara district with statue of Lord Shiva Diwali, Uttarayana, Holi, Eid, Gudi Padwa and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated with great fervour. Classical music and dance have their patrons, and so does the modern stage and pop culture. The culture and the traditions are both alive and being forever experimented with. Navratri or Garba is the city's largest festival, with song, dance and lights during every October. Many of the residents spend their evenings at their local Garba grounds where local musicians play traditional music while people dance the Raas and Garba dances which often goes on past midnight. This is also a time when the youth are more visible outdoors and until later than other times of the year. The people of Vadodara have preserved the original and the traditional part of the Navar?tr?. Garba in baroda attracts a fairly large number of international tourists. The most followed religion in the city is Hinduism, practised by 90% of the population. The second most followed religion is Islam, followed by 6% of the population. All other religious groups make up the remaining 4% of the city's population.

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda(MS University) The patronage of education started with Maharaja Sayajirao and the city has built further on the academic infrastructure established by him. The present educational foundation rests on over 120 public schools and over 100 private schools. The most famous university is the MS University. The university caters to over 100,000 students.
Vadodara has its a professional cricket team, the Baroda cricket team, as well as the oldest cricket ground in Asia, called Moti Baug.[22] The team has won the Ranji Trophy six times. There is also a private cricket ground owned by Reliance, which hosts ODIs. Prominent cricketers from Vadodara include Atul Bedade, Vijay Hazare, Chandu Borde, Kiran More, Nayan Mongia, Anshuman Gaekwad (former coach of the Indian cricket team), Jitendra Patel and more recently, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Pinal Shah, Jacob Martin, Mehul Jadhav and Connor Williams. The Laxmi Vilas Palace golf course is located in Vadodara. The Vadodara Marathon is an AIMS recognised international marathon organised every year. In 2012, the Vadodara Marathon was granted a National Half marathon status with over 41,500 Participants.

Vadodara has a number of newspaper publications. English-language dailies sold in the city are the Times of India, Indian Express and The Economic Times, though none of them are published locally. There are three local Gujarati dailies in the city - Sandesh, Gujarat Samachar and Divya Bhaskar. A large number of national and regional magazines, periodicals and journals are regularly published and circulated across the city. The Gujarati film and television industry has a small but significant presence in the city. The city has five local FM stations: Radio Mirchi (98.3 MHz), now Red FM (93.5 MHz), Big FM (92.7 MHz), Radio City (91.1 MHz) and All India Radio, Vividh Bharti (93.9 MHz). All India Radio is broadcast on theAM band.[23] Satellite radio was launched in nearby city of Ahmedabad by WorldSpace in 2005.[24] Vadodara News Magazine(VNM) is a local news TV channel that covers events in the city. Households receive television through two main cable networks, InCablenet and Siti Cable, while DTH is steadily gaining popularity in Vadodara. A network of optical fibre cables connects almost the entire city. The city's telephone services are provided by landline and mobile operators like BSNL, Reliance Infocomm, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Uninor, Videocon and Tata Indicom. Broadband Internet services are provided in most parts of the city by the telecom companies.

Places of interest
  • Palaces: Laxmi Vilas Palace, Nazarbaug Palace, Makarpura Palace, Pratap Vilas Palace (now occupied by Railway Staff College)
  • Buildings & Monuments: Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Kirti Mandir, Kirti Stambh, Nyay Mandir, Khanderao Market,Aurobindo Ashram, EME Temple (Dakshinamurty Temple), Hazira Maqbara, Kala Ghoda
  • Museums & Gardens: Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery, Sayaji Baug
  • Excursions: Ajwa & Nimeta, Dabhoi, Pavagadh, Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Kayavarohan, Dakor, Sankheda
  • Multiplexes: Inox, Fame Cinema, PVR, Chandan, Cinemax, Mukta A2 Cinema, Cinemarc, Rajhans

25th Silver Jubilee RHINOCON 2012 in pictures

Awards 25th Rhinocon, New Delhi

Dr I S Gupta Senior Consultant Award Paper

Dr Surinder Singhal    (Chandigarh)

Dr P Chatterjee Junior Consultant Award Paper
Dr Mohnish Grover      (Jaipur)

Video Presentation Award

Dr Amitabh Roychaudhary   (Calcutta)

Resident Award Paper

Dr Divya Gupta             (Delhi)
Dr Tanvi Lohiya            (Mumbai)

Dr Anoop Raj Chopra Poster Award

Dr Purnima                    (Delhi)

Yag Darshan Rai Quiz

Dr S Sindhura             (Chandigarh)
Dr Suman Thapa        (Chandigarh)

All India Rhinology society office bearers


Dr V.P.SOOD(1999-2000)
Dr P.S.SAHARIA(2000-01)
Dr R.C.DEKA (2001-02)
Dr A.K.AGGARWAL(2004-05)
Dr ASHOK VAID(2006-07)
Dr ASHOK GUPTA(2007-08)
Dr P.S.N.MURTHY(2008-09)
Dr ANOOP RAJ(2009-10)
Dr L.S.OJHA(2010-11)
Dr NISHIT SHAH(2011-12)
Dr J.C.PASSEY(2012-13)
Dr ARVIND SONI(2013-14)
Dr P.S.SAHARIA(1986-87)
Dr A.S.BAIS(1988-93)

Rhinocon 2012

The All India Rhinology Society is organizing its 25th Silver Jubilee Conference from 16th to 18th November 2012 at the India Habitat Centre New Delhi.

As you know that we, the organizing committee and the office bears of the AIRS are going all out for the conference and so do expect a great participation from all our members.
For this I request you to register for it and attend.
This is the conference which is dedicated to our dear founder member, Dr. V.P.Sood, and all of us want an active participation of all the members.
The Surgical CME program is on the 16th November with live surgery transmission to the IHC from AIIMS. Prof. (Dr.) Suresh Sharma, Head of Department of ENT, AIIMS  has kindly consented to be the Chairman and Prof. (Dr) Rakesh Kumar , AIIMS its Chief Co-ordinator.
We will be having Prof. (Dr) Thomas Hummel, from Dresden, Germany to not only give a Guest Oration on Olfaction, but will also conduct an insructional course on the same topic which is a new frontier for us in the field of Rhinology.
Other Guest Orations will be delivered by our very dynamic, visionary and innovative surgeon, Prof. (Dr) Ashok Gupta from PGI Chandigarh, and Dr. Prathmesh Pai, from Tata Memorial Hospital who is spearheading endonasal removal of skull base tumors in the country.
May I request you to personally participate and inspire our colleagues and residents to do so too for the prestigious competitive events.
For the Consultants there is the Senior( Dr. I.S.Gupta) and Junior(Dr. Chatterjee) Consultant Paper Awards.
Please send our residents to this silver jubilee AIRS Conference for honing their knowledge. 
For them there is the  Prof.(Dr) Anoop Raj Poster Competition and for resident teams there is the Yagdarshan Rai Quiz Competition.
The free paper session is where a good scientific debate can ensue, please participate in that too
Please submit the abstracts of the award and free papers as well as for the poster and intimation of participation of the quiz competition by the 15th of October 2012, so that they can be incorporated in time in the souvenir.
Other details and the schedule of registration charges is available in the e-brouchre through the official website rhinocon2012.
Yours in affection and anticipation,
Dr. Devinder Rai
Organizing Secretary, Rhinocon2012
 mob: +919999250654(personal) +919811009393(Ms. Indira) +919873906161 (Ms. Geeta)

Minutes of Governing body meeting held on 01-04-2012 at MAMC Guest House , Delhi

The meeting was attended by the following members :

1.      Dr J.C.Passey
2.      Dr Arvind Soni
3.      Dr Ashok Gupta
4.      Dr Achal Gulati
5.      Dr Sandeep Bansal
6.      Dr Rajesh Kalra
7.      Dr Sanjay Sood
8.      Dr Ajay Jain
In the absence of the President Dr Nishit Shah the meeting was called to order and presided by the President Elect Dr J C Passey. The following matters were discussed:
1.      The governing body passed a condolence resolution on the untimely death of the founder member, past president and Patron of AIRS Dr V.P.Sood. The governing body remembered his immense contribution in the development of the field of rhinology in India and decided that the silver jubilee conference in Delhi be dedicated in his memory.
2.      The update on organization of Silver Jubilee Conference Rhinocon at Delhi was discussed. As Dr Devinder Rai was not able to attend the meeting due to being preoccupied. The honorary secretary Dr Sanjay Sood informed that as per the telephonic conversation with Dr. Rai the venue and dates have yet to be decided and he will be finalizing it shortly. It was discussed that it is almost a year since the last conference was held in Gangtok and also that in the last governing body meeting held at Chandigarh on 04-09-2011, Dr Devinder Rai was requested to finalize the date and venue within a month but still no progress has been made. It was decided unanimously that Dr Rai should be requested to finalize the date and venue by 10-04-2012 and communicate it to the office. It was suggested and passed that Dr. Achal Gulati and Dr Arvind Soni to coordinate about the organization of Rhinocon.
3.      It was discussed and passed unanimously that the future conferences should be allotted to a small committee (minimum three members) from the city /State Rhinology branch which is bidding for it. It was further decided that the bid form to be circulated along with the GBM noticed and should be duly signed by three members.
4.      It is since last 5 years  that Clinical Rhinology is being published without any financial burden on AIRS but now the finances are required for it being indexed in PubMed and also for the circulation to the increased membership. It was suggested that that a Rupee one lakh be transferred for the journal.
5.      It was passed that membership be increased to Rs 3500/- as was passed in GBM and some amount to be transferred for the journal.
6.      It was discussed that if possible a Midcon should be organized and Dr Ashok Gupta was requested to see its viability.
7.      IRS dues to be paid at earliest.
8.      The same auditor to appointed for the audit of accounts.
9.      AIRS will honor past Presidents/secretaries/treasurer during  the silver jubilee Rhinocon.
10.   Vote of thanks was moved.

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