The Department of Anatomy has ultramodern facilities that meet all the requirements of undergraduate and postgraduate learning. The department was established in 1953. All the laboratories are air conditioned and equipped with full set of audio-visual facilities.


The department produces high quality histology microscopic slides which are supplied to medical schools within and outside the country. The department trains undergraduate, postgraduate, Medical, Dental and other Allied Health students.


The Anatomy Museum houses more than 1,000 specimens.


    core competencies

  • Cadaveric dissection - adult and foetal
  • Video recording and demonstration for revision
  • Histology tissue processing
  • Ordinary and special staining techniques
  • Museum specimen preparation
  • Tissue culture.


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The Department of Anatomy, KMC Manipal offers the following programs:


MD - Anatomy



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 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.