Andreas Vesalius (31 December 1514 – 15 October 1564) was an anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body). Vesalius is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy".

Message of the Chair : The department of Anatomy was inaugurated on 3rd October 1966 to welcome the first batch of 75 graduates. From that instance on the department has heard footfalls of more than 4100 graduate students in these passing years. It is most satisfying that our students have consistently cleared the boards in each batch. The academic year has a planned calendar of academic activities, with integrated teaching and clubs activities. The Department awards a Gold Medal for the best student from the department. The department has a voluntary body donor scheme with 120 registered donors who have registered willingly to donate their bodies for anatomy studies after their death. Anatomy is destiny - Sigmund Freud.


1. Graduate Academic Program
The department welcomes 150 graduatefreshers every summer. Students get involved with discovering the secrets ofthe human body at our dissection hall. It is satisfying to find that 95-98%percent of our students has successfully sat for the boards in each batch. Theacademic year has predetermined calendar of activities with didactic lecture, symposia, seminars, and clubs activities in the right mix. The Graduate student is taken through a fascinating journey of self discoveryand learning in different subspecialties in Anatomy through the fresher courseyear. The course content includes

General Anatomy


Tissues of the body, General osteology, Arthrology, Muscle & fascia, Nervous system, Principles governing arterial, Venous and lymphatic pathways, Innervation of tissues.

Gross Anatomy


Detailed Gross Anatomy of the human body, including cross sectional anatomy.

Radiological Anatomy


Principles involved in plain radiography and procedures of imaging like CT scans & MRI.



Embryology of all the systems of the body including variations and congenital anomalies.

Comparative Anatomy; Histology


Histological and Museum Techniques, Microscopes - all Types, Care and maintenance of light microscope, General histology, Special histology of the systems of the body.



Structural organization of various parts of the nervous system with particular reference to their connections and functions.



Chromosome, Structures, Sex Chromatin, Karyotyping, Inheritance & Pattern and Aberrations.

Applied Anatomy including Radio Anatomy


Applied aspects of Human Anatomy including Surgical Approaches to various structures and organs. Determination of age, sex, stature and race from skeletal remains. A C.M.E in Cardiovascular Anatomy was conducted on 17.6.2011.

2. Postgraduate Program : The Department assists and interactswith the resident trainees of the Department of General Surgery and Final YearGraduate Students in teaching them Surgical Anatomy and Operative Surgery.

3. Research Projects: Our Ongoing Projects include :

  • Coeliac trunk and variation in branching pattern of Splenic artery, Aorta.
  • Variations in the Arrangement of Great Vessels,
  • Structure of the Head of Femur,
  • Correlative radio-anatomy of the Brain.

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