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The Department of Anatomy is dedicated to imparting students with scientific knowledge about the human body’s structure. This knowledge serves as the foundation for various medical disciplines and professional practices. Students are guided to understand the rules, principles, and laws governing the body’s structure in relation to ontogeny, phylogeny, function, and environment. The study of human anatomy occurs primarily at the macroscopic level using a systematic approach, occasionally incorporating principles from embryology, histology, comparative anatomy, anthropology, and physiology.

Task & Competencies

The discipline of “Human Anatomy” focuses on developing a set of competencies outlined by specialty educational standards. At the end of the course, students are expected to:

  • Understand organ structure, their positional relationships, and their interactions within the body.
  • Recognize individual, gender, and age-related variations in organ structure.
  • Identify structural variations and anomalies associated with embryonic development.
  • Grasp radiographic anatomy and correlate it with organ structure.
  1. Comprehensive Anatomical Understanding: The Department of Anatomy is dedicated to providing medical students with a thorough understanding of the human body’s structure and function, laying the foundation for their medical careers.
  2. Research and Exploration: We strive to advance anatomical knowledge through research and exploration, contributing to the understanding of human development, structure, and variation.
  3. Student-Cantered Learning: Our objective is to engage students through interactive learning methods, ensuring a deep understanding of anatomy that is applicable to clinical practice.
  4. Community Outreach: We actively engage with the community to raise awareness about body donation, promoting the advancement of medical education and research.



The Department of Anatomy is equipped with modern facilities to support comprehensive anatomical education. Our facilities include:

  • Dissection Hall: A dedicated space for cadaveric dissection, enabling students to learn human anatomy through hands-on experience.
  • Histology Laboratory: Equipped for the study of microscopic structures of tissues.
  • Microscopy Equipment: Trinocular microscopes with cameras, LCD projectors, and monocular and binocular microscopes for detailed anatomical study.
  • Specimen Collection: A wide range of specimens in embryology, neuro-anatomy, histology, and gross anatomy for comprehensive learning.
  • Embalming Facility: Facility for body embalming to preserve cadavers for educational purposes.

Departmental Activities

  • Teaching Methods: We employ lectures, demonstrations, practical sessions, dissection, seminars, and small group teachings to enhance students’ anatomical understanding.
  • Clinical Exposure: Early clinical exposure helps students connect anatomical knowledge to clinical scenarios, facilitating better patient care.
  • Assessments: We conduct weekly tests, formative and summative assessments, and term-ending exams to evaluate students’ anatomical knowledge.
  • Outreach Programs: Our department conducts body donation awareness camps in society, encouraging individuals to donate cadavers for medical education and research.

Awards & Achievements

Sr. No Title of Research paper Authors Authorship Name of Journal Year of Publication /Issue /Vol /Page No. ISSN No. Nat/ Int. Indexing Agencies
1 Study of Mucin Histochemistry in Developing Human Gastric Mucosa from 12 To 37 Weeks of Gestation Gourishankar Ganga , P.G. Gaikwad First Journal Pub Health Med Res 2013;1(1):13-17 2320-4958 N Pubmed, Scopus
2 Histological and Histochemical study of Human foetal submandibular gland in second trimester and third trimester Basavaraj. B. Dhabale,
Gaurishankar. M. Ganga, A.V. Angadi, Rajkumar. K.R.
Second Anatomica Karnataka 2013, (3) Vol-7,5-10 2249-5398 I

Outreach programme

Laparoscopic hands on training for post graduate students in Surgery, OBGY, Orthopaedic, Ophthalmology and ENT. Laparoscopic dissection was done on soft embalmed body (Special Technique)

Research Activities

The Department of Anatomy actively engages in research. Our research areas include:

  • Human variation in anatomy.
  • Embryological development and anomalies.
  • Anatomical education methodologies.

On-going Research projects

01) Anatomical study of the ostia venae hepaticae in Adults and Foetuses :  Dr. Nilesh Bhosale

02) Comparison of awareness of body donation in medical and nonmedical faculty:  Dr. Minakshi Kasegaonkar

03) Effectiveness of an early clinical exposure module in Anatomy for first year students : Dr. Shashikala Londhe

Other Initiatives

The Department of Anatomy plays a vital role in body donation awareness. We coordinate with families willing to donate cadavers, providing necessary assistance and expressing gratitude through thanksgiving letters. Additionally, we collaborate with Dehdan Samittee to facilitate the donation process.

We are dedicated to fostering anatomical knowledge, engaging in research, and promoting community awareness about the significance of body donation for medical education and research advancement.