The Department of Forensic Medicine at KMC Manipal was established in 1967. It has well equipped labs, classes and a well-organised museum. It has a full-time operational staff library, a large student laboratory, spacious demo room with OHP and LCD projectors which can comfortably accommodate 70 students.

There are nine medico-legal experts in the department including the HOD. The department uses innovative learning methods like self-learning modules, integrated teaching and interactive sessions.

There is a separate mortuary block with modern equipment and a capacity to undertake two cases at a time. It can accommodate 60-70 students.


 Core competencies

  • Post mortem examination
  • Expert opinion
  • Clinical Forensic Medicine
  • Attending courts
  • Teaching Undergraduates and Postgraduates
  • Research activity.


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The Department of Forensic Medicine, KMC Manipal offers the following program:


MD - Forensic Medicine



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 foetal 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.