Anatomy is the branch of biology concerned with the study of the structure of organisms and their parts. Anatomy is inherently tied to embryology, comparative anatomy, evolutionary biology, and phylogeny, as these are the processes by which anatomy is generated over immediate (embryology) and long (evolution) timescales. Human anatomy is one of the basic essential sciences of medicine.

The discipline of anatomy is divided into macroscopic and microscopic anatomy. Macroscopic anatomy, or gross anatomy, is the examination of an animal's body parts using unaided eyesight. Gross anatomy also includes the branch of superficial anatomy. Microscopic anatomy involves the use of optical instruments in the study of the tissues of various structures, known as histology, and also in the study of cells.

Department of Anatomy started in 1951 headed by Dr. T.V. Mathew with MBBS 60 students.

MBBS Student strength increased to 200 in 1979.

PG MD Anatomy started in 1963 with 2 seats.

PG seats enhanced to 4 seats in 2011.

Following Paramedical courses are conducted in this department.

1. B.Sc Nursing

2. B.Sc MLT

3. B. Sc Optometry

4. BCVT (Bachelor of Cardio Vascular Technology).

5. B.Sc. Perfusion Technology

6. B.A.S.L.P (NISH)


Other than MD Anatomy we are conducting following PG courses:

1. M.D.S.

2. M.Ch Plastic Surgery

3. M.Ch Neurosurgery

4. M.S.Orthopaedics

5. M.S.ENT

6. M.Sc CND

7. Ph.D (Neurosciences)


Following Diploma courses are also conducted:

1. D.R.T (Diploma in Radiation Technology)

2. Diploma (Combined ) SCTIMST

3. D.M.L.T

4. D.H.C

Head of the department

 Girijakumari K

Facilities at a glance


1. Dissection Hall:

A well equipped dissection hall to accommodate 200 MBBS , 50 BDS and 12 PG students is available.

2. Embalming Room:

An embalming room is present in the department in the ground floor with cadaver injector. Storage tank is built for storing 20 cadavers. Bone and meat cutting machine is available.

3. Demonstration Room:

We have 2 demonstration rooms.

4. Anatomy Museum:

Anatomy museum with more than 300 specimens and skeletons is present.

5. Histology Lab:

A Histology lab set up with CCTV and microscopes is arranged to seat 50 students at a time. Microphotographer & Presenter and Microtome are available. A preparation room is present near histology lab for preparation and staining of slides.

6. Research Room:

A Research room with all facilities for research work is present.

7. Anatomy Lecture Hall:

Lecture Hall accommodating 200 students at a time which is air conditioned and fitted with LCD and other audio visual aids is attached with the department.

8. Office room:

Separate Office room for Professor & HOD, Professor, Associate Professors and Assistant Proffessors are available.

Other activities

1. Museum is open for visitors with prior sanction from the Principal.
2. Exhibitions are conducted for general public periodically.
3. Specimens are given to conduct exhibition outside the campus with  prior sanction from the Principal.
4. Self body donation will be received in the department.
5. Embalming of cadavers done for study purpose. 
6. Embalming of cadavers for general public within the state and for transport abroad. 

A. Documents to be submitted to Anatomy department for embalming  procedure

    Request in original forwarded by the Medical College, Principal for embalming procedure and embalming certificate mentioning the purpose for  embalming  along     with copies of the following certificates.

  • Death certificate  of the deceased from the hospital ( office letter head) showing date, time and cause of death.
  • If death certificate is not available ,details of post-mortem.

          a. Post-mortem number, date ,time and institution where it was performed.

          b. Doctor's name and designation .

  • F.I.R by local police.
  • Police clearance for embalming.
  • If the deceased person is of a foreign nationality then embassy clearance certicates for embalming and transport.
  • ID of the deceased.
  • ID proof , mobile and land line contact number of the person who takes charge of the embalmed body and embalming cetificate.


Dr. Sheela and Dr. K.M. Pandalai did research on hypothalamus. They won gold medals.
Some of the staff members have presented research papers at state , national & international level.
Multiple International research papers were published by the members of staff.
Renovation of department in 2015.
Dr. Doris George Yohannan , PG student,  got 1st rank in MD Anatomy Examination in June 2014.
Dr. Reshmi. R , PG student,  got 1st rank in MD Anatomy Examination in November 2014.
A proposal is given to set up a  research lab.

Succession list of HOD's

Dr.N.Sarada Devi1970-1983
Dr.Mary Abraham1983
Dr.Saramma Joseph1983-1987
Dr.M.S Subhadra1993-1996
Dr.L.Ambika Devi1997-1998
Dr.Aleyamma Fenn.T.K1998-2001
Dr.Shobha Ramnarayan2006-2009
Dr.Shobha Ramnarayan2012-2016
Dr.Girijakumari. K  2016

Faculties on this department

Girijakumari K

Professor& Head of Department

Romi S


Ushadevi K. B



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