The Department of Anaesthesiology provides anaesthesia services to all surgical specialties including general surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, otolaryngology, maxillofacial surgery, paediatric, plastic, neuro and cardiac surgery.  Anaesthesia is provided at approximately 25 different locations every day and about 2000 anaesthesia procedures per month are performed. The department also oversees a 13-bedded ICU. A pain clinic caters to acute and chronic pain relief.

Dedicated teachers, regular teaching programmes with periodic evaluation, plenty of hands-on clinical work, multimodular monitors, ultrasound and a variety of modern equipment provide excellent learning opportunities. A state-of-the-art Simulation Centre helps trainees obtain confidence in handling critical incidents, cardiac and trauma life support through simulation sessions. Ongoing evaluation by all staff, internal assessment exams and performance in the University examinations are used to select the Best Outgoing MD and DA postgraduate to receive Phaneendra Nath Thota Gold Medal in Anaesthesiology at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal every year.


 Core competencies

  • Clinical Anaesthesia
  • Intensive care
  • Acute Pain Relief Services
  • Chronic Pain Relief Services

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The Department of Anaesthesiology, KMC Manipal offers the following program:


MD - Anaesthesiology

DA - Diploma in Anaesthesiology



Individual departments under KMC are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.


Laboratories supplement classroom teaching with practicals


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 behavior 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 Ceasalpeniabonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nano-particle 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.