[Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, and Recognized by Medical Council of India, New Delhi]
Banashankari 2nd stage Bangalore-560 070
Phone: 91-80-26712791, 26712792; Fax: 91-80-26712798 , E-mail:





Department of Forensic Medicine


The subject of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is taught for III, IV and Vth term students during their II MBBS course. 
     The department is situated in the college premises at Banashankari. The department is having well equipped practical hall, demonstration hall, research laboratory, museum, departmental library and seminar hall.
     The medico legal works will be conducted at Mortuary which is situated in KIMS hospital at VV Puram, Bangalore. The Mortuary has three autopsy tables with necessary postmortem instruments. The mortuary has cold storage facility to accommodate seven dead bodies.
     The syllabus taught is in accordance with the syllabus prescribed by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and Medical Council of India.   The students are taught regarding Medical law and ethics, Death and its changes, Asphyxial deaths, Injuries, Sexual Offences and related issues, Forensic Psychiatry and other topics of medico legal importance.  They are also taught Toxicology – common poisons- its signs and symptoms, investigations, treatment and postmortem findings.
    Undergraduate students are posted to Mortuary for 15 days during which they will be shown procedure to conduct post mortems, examination of infant deaths, examination of rape victim and accused individuals and other medico legal cases.  They will also learn to examine skeletal remains and issuing of various types of medical certificates.
     Post graduate students assist in conducting all the post mortems.  They are also actively involved in age estimation, examination of victim and accused in cases of sexual offences, examination of skeletal remains etc.  Seminars, Journal clubs, Post mortem review meetings are conducted regularly to train the post graduate students.  Post graduate students involve actively in the teaching programme of under graduates like conducting theory classes, practical classes and tutorials.
     Post graduate students accompany the teaching staff members to the various courts in and around Bangalore and equip themselves in the court procedures.