The Department of Paediatric Surgery at KMC Manipal was established in 1983 and has programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students from the general surgery department.

The department also runs a three-year residential postgraduate training program in Paediatric Surgery leading to a MCh degree from Manipal Academy of Higher Education. It offers Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Unit care training.

The department treats hernias, hydroceles, pyloric stenosis, intussusceptions and urological problems and congenital anomalies, tumours of the head, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis. It functions in conjunction with the Departments of Paediatrics and Neonatology to provide comprehensive care to the surgical neonate, infant and child.


 Core competencies:

  • General Paediatric Surgery
  • Neonatal and Paediatric Gastroenterology Surgery
  • Neonatal and Paediatric urology
  • Neonatal and Paediatric Thoracic Surgery
  • Neonatal and Paediatric Laparoscopy/Endoscopy
  • Paediatric Trauma Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus, spinal dysraphism
  • Cleft lip and palate surgeries
  • Paediatric and Neonatal critical care
  • Paediatric surgery department lecture hall with audio-visual facilities


The Department of Paediatric Surgery, KMC Manipal offers the following program:


MCh - Paediatric Surgery



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 Ceasalpenia 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.