The Department of Pathology at KMC Manipal is engaged in diagnostic work and serves as a referral centre for nearby hospitals.

The undergraduate and postgraduate courses are recognised by MCI and is part of the Kasturba Hospital which is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14000 certified. It collaborates with other departments and other institutions to provide care to patients.

It has a state-of-the-art museum - Manipal Anatomy Museum - with separate public and student sections. The museum specimens are constantly updated with addition of new and refurbished old specimens.


Key features

  • World class facility
  • Well-equipped air-conditioned labs with fully automated machines
  • Ten headed and penta-headed microscopes with plasma TV for postgraduate teaching
  • 24x7 functioning clinical pathology laboratory
  • Facility for haemolytic workup and coagulation studies
  • Department has an air-conditioned library with 120 books and academic CDS
  • Orientation and promotion of research activities.


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


MD - Pathology




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.