Department of Pathology

About Us

  • The Department of Pathology was started as a part of the SRM Medical College and Hospital in the year 2005.
  • Pathology is one of the most important bridging disciplines between basic medical sciences and clinical medicine where there is an in-depth study of the origin of disease, disease progression, and correlation with clinical manifestations.
  • Pathology plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of various disease conditions including cancers through macroscopic (gross) and microscopic examination, various laboratory parameters, and ancillary testing methods.
  • The Department of Pathology has a team of well-experienced faculty members to teach Undergraduate (MBBS) and postgraduate (M.D. Pathology) students and has excellent infrastructure within the college and in the diagnostic sections of the Central laboratory.
  • A museum with nearly 800 mounted specimens and Multi-head (Decahead, Pentahead) microscopes are available in the department.

Our Vision

  • To be a student-oriented unit and achieve overall excellence in academics, diagnostic services, and research
  • To achieve national and international recognition, and contribute to the overall growth and progress of the Medical College and Hospital
  • To effectively serve the patients and community in the nearby areas through high-quality diagnostic services

Our Mission

  • To utilize a blend of traditional and advanced methods to render effective and enriching knowledge to the students
  • To improve the lives of communities we serve through excellence in learning methods and healing with compassionate care
  • To enrich learning, embrace change, create innovation, and help tackle the most important challenges in health care in our community
  • To deliver accessible health services to all in need of care with compassion, regardless of status or ability to pay



  • Interactive lectures, Small group Teaching methodologies – Practical demonstration classes, Tutorials, Seminars
  • Modern teaching methodologies like Flipped Classrooms, Integrated teaching (Horizontal & Vertical), and AETCOM (Attitude, bioethics, and communication)
  • Problem/case-based learning (PBL/CBL), Self-Directed Learning, e-learning
  • Study materials provided in LMS (Learning management system), periodical classroom and formative assessment, OSPE stations, regular feedback from students, Quiz programs, medal/prize exam
  • PG teaching- Gross specimen and autopsy discussion, Slide seminars, Journal Club, Subject Seminars, Techniques demonstration, Interdepartment meet with Clinicopathological correlation (with Urology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopedics, General Medicine, General Surgery, Tumour Board, Pediatric Surgery, Dermatology), Academic Society meetings
  • Conducting and participating in National and International conferences, CME, Guest lectures
  • Interpretation and diagnostic approach- Hematology, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, Histopathology
  • Grossing of Histopathology specimens
  • Section Cutting
  • Frozen section
  • Histopathology section staining
  • Special stains
  • Digital microphotography
  • FNAC procedure and adequacy check
  • Rapid staining methods
  • Cytology staining and interpretation
  • Immunohistochemical staining and evaluation, algorithms
  • Troubleshooting in Histopathology, Hematology and Cytology
  • Staining and interpretation of peripheral smear one marrow Aspiration (Clinicians) and staining, interpretation
  • Bone marrow Aspiration (Clinicians) and staining, interpretation
  • Special Hematology tests
  • Autopsy techniques
  • Mounting of specimens
  • Micro-teaching
  • Pathology Museum ~ 800 mounted specimens and ~ 150 wet specimens
  • Pathology Museum charts
  • Pathology Museum extension room charts
  • Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) charts- UG, PG
  • LIBRARY- Department library; Central library- (Pathology section)
  • Pathology UG and PG slide collection
  • Image bank
  • Powerpoint presentations for teaching