Department of Anatomy

About Us

  • Established in the year 2005, we have been providing par-excellence Anatomy education for medical undergraduates & postgraduates.
  • One cadaver for every 10 undergraduate students is our USP.
  • We are the pioneers in implementing competency-based curriculum within the institution and the state.
  • We are the forerunners in Early Clinical Exposure. Started 3 years before it was made mandatory by the then MCI.
  • Spectacular infrastructure and dedicated faculty are our cardinal virtues.

Our Vision

  • To impart a strong conceptual and relevant factual grounding to Medical Undergraduate & Postgraduate students
  • To strive for excellence in the Anatomy Teaching Programmes
  • To achieve international recognition for research
  • To create an intellectually vibrant environment within the department
  • To foster a strong sense of belonging among staff, alumni, and present students

Our Mission

  • To provide high-quality teaching of Anatomical Sciences to Medical Students
  • A very systematic teaching schedule that involves the current competency-based curriculum for MBBS students
  • Regular region-wise dissection with cadavers for medical students
  • Newer interesting teaching methodologies like flipped classes, seminars, vertical and horizontal integrated teaching, quizzes, role plays, etc to facilitate and enhance the involvement of students
  • Regular organization of journal clubs, seminars, CME programs, cadaveric workshops, and hands-on training, national and state conferences
  • Encourage students to participate in various inter and intra-college academic competitions like quiz competitions, model-making competitions, oral paper presentations, poster presentations, etc in state-level and national-level
  • To maintain a working environment conducive to the professional and personal well-being of every member of the department
  • To promote academic relationships with other colleges and departments that will help achieve the goals of teaching and research excellence at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre



  • Didactic lectures with PowerPoint presentations Implementing innovative teaching modalities and methodologies much to the delight of the students.
  • Integrating various topics with clinical departments is a part of the routine curriculum where the students have a holistic knowledge of the topic taught to them and its application to the patient.
  • The flipped classroom model where there is a shift to learner learner-centered model is regularly being followed in our department.
  • Polls and quizzes through WhatsApp quiz for better understanding of students.
  • Assignments through Google Classrooms.
  • Quiz through Zoom polls.
  • Video demonstrations.
  • Self-Directed Learning motivates the students to take the initiative for learning.
  • As put forth by NMC, we in the Department of Anatomy have implemented various methods of teaching to bring about a holistic development of a medical graduate into a skilled and empathetic doctor.
  • DOAP (Demonstration- Observation - Assistance. - Performance) has been incorporated on a day-to-day basis in the dissection hall and histology practical sessions.
  • Clinical problem-oriented learning and case-based learning have been implemented for the past 4 years (25 marks in university question papers is exclusively for case-based learning).
  • Attitude, Ethics, and Communication (AETCOM) has been given importance right from the first year of the medical curriculum as put forth by NMC and has a weightage of 5 marks in the university examination.
  • Surface marking has been replaced with performance stations where in the student performs a certain clinical skill. This training is on par with international exams of the likes of USMLE, PLAB, etc.
  • Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) stations with exclusive clinical scenarios are a part of university practical exams.
  • Cadavers are the best teachers of Anatomy. With one cadaver for ten students and one skilled faculty for every 25 students, we provide the best learning experience for gross anatomy. 114 wet specimens in the museum expedite gross anatomy learning.
  • The histology lab is equipped with 150 microscopes and 30 complete sets of 100 slides each providing abundant material for microanatomy. The icing on the cake is the digital microscope with camera and LCD TV facilitates the demonstration of slides with clarity and better understanding for students.
  • 150 embryology models and 98 embryology wet specimens aid in the understanding of developmental anatomy.
  • Laminated system-wise charts are available for gross anatomy & microanatomy learning.
  • OHP sheets which are exact replicas of microscopic views of slides are available for microanatomy learning.
  • Over 100 X-ray films, CT & MRI films for learning radiological anatomy.
  • The department library accoutred 117 Anatomy books of the latest edition and 81 e-books is a treasured learning resource.