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 Post Graduate (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, to embrace change, create innovation and help tackle the most important challenges in health care in our community.
  • To deliver accessible health service 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 Classroom, Integrated teaching (Horizontal & Vertical), 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 class room 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 smearBone 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
  • OSCPE charts- UG, PG
  • LIBRARY- Department library; Central library- (Pathology section)
  • Pathology UG and PG slide collection
  • Image bank
  • Powerpoint presentations for teaching