Department of Paediatrics is a branch which deals medical problems in children aged 0-18 years. It also focuses on prevention of diseases by means of adequate nutrition and immunisation practices. Paediatrics has importantly contributed to the society by means of reducing infant mortality which in turn is a scale to asses national progress.

The department not only deals with all branches of medicine, pulmonology, cardiology, gastroenterology and neurology in children but also in intensive care management of new-borns and children.


Key Features

  • Well-equipped PICU and NICU with ventilatory support
  • Sub-specialities like Community Paediatrics, Rheumatology, Neonatology, Haematology & Oncology, Paediatric Critical Care & Paediatric HIV
  • Training of postgraduate and undergraduate in Paediatric Medicine.  


The Department of Paediatrics, KMC Mangalore assists in the conduct of the following program:

MD -  Paediatrics

MBBS  (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)


Teaching Schedule

VII Semester

IX Semester




The department has advanced laboratories to facilitate overall development of the students


The laboratory is geared with world-class equipment to give hands-on experience


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behaviour and histological changes in the CNS. • Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Caesalpinia Bonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nanoparticle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.