The Department of Anatomy caters to pre-clinical anatomy requirements for medical, dental, physiotherapy and nursing students. It has demonstration rooms, lecture halls with audio-visual aids, a museum, well-equipped laboratories and a library. The department also has a mortuary & artists room and offers embalming facilities to the public at subsidised rates.

The anatomy museum is located in a spacious, well-illuminated and ventilated hall on the ground floor of the college, adjacent to the dissection hall.At present, the museum has more than 450 dissected wet specimens mounted in glass jars, painted with a special technique. The museum also has plastic and fibre glass models, skeletons and painted bones showing attachments of muscles and ligaments.

The specimens are arranged regionwise with sub-divisions of extremities, head and neck, thorax, abdomen & pelvis, developmental and neuro-anatomy.A catalog giving a brief description of the specimen, is available at the museum as reference for the students.

The anatomy dissection hall has a floor area of 2,850 sq.ft. and is located on the ground floor. The hall is well-ventilated, has natural lighting and additional lighting sources. Adjacent to the dissection hall, are the embalming room, freezing chamber, modeller and curator”s rooms, band saw and x-ray lobbies. Students are provided with individual lockers.


Sl.No. Name Designation
Dr. Martin Lucas Professor and Head
Dr. Vinaya Kumar Associate Professor
Dr.Pretty Rathnakar Assistant Professor
Dr.Swathi Assistant Professor
Dr.Sachin K.S. Assistant Professor
Dr.Amith Ramos Assistant Professor
Dr. Anuja Sinha Assistant Professor
Mrs.Remya Lecturer
Ms. Prima SwethaDSouza Lecturer
Ms. DivyaPai. Tutor
Ms. Yashswini Tutor
Ms. Chaitra D. Tutor
Dr. Praveen Shenoy Tutor
Dr. PranupRoshanQuadras Tutor
Dr. Dane Maria Varghese Tutor

Recent Publications & other academic activities

  1. Y, Bhopi Rashmi S, Kumar C, Jairaj Kumar, Savinaya, Kumar Arunachalam. Femoral Neck-shaft angle increase in habitual squatters, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 2009, Vol. 3, Issue 1: 5-6
  2. Latha Venkatraya Prabhu, Anu Vinod Ranade, Rajalakshmi Rai, Mangala M Pai, Arunachalam Kumar, Prakash Sinha, Soubhagya Ranjan Nayak. The nasal septum: An osteometric study of 16 cadaver specimens.
    Ear, Nose & Throat Journal; Aug 2009; 88 (8); ProQuest Medical Library pg.1052-6
  3. Dr. Kumar Arunachalam. Dental caries: Cola, Calor or calories? Med. Hypotheses (in press)
  4. Ganesh Kumar C, Arunachalam Kumar, Soubhagya R Nayak, Ashwin Krishnamurthy, Sujata DCosta, Lakshmi Ramanathan. Morphology of the lacrimal sac and nasolacrimal duct in adult human cadaver,
    Bratislava Medical Journal (in press)
  5. Arunachalam Kumar, 2009, The face as an index in disease and health Med. Hypotheses (in press)
  6. Arunachalam Kumar, 2009, The cadaver with red toenails, Canadian Medical Association Journal (in press)
  7. Arunachalam Kumar, 2009, Gondwanaland crescent as home to hominid gene pool, The philosophy of evolution, Ed. Rana, Nature Network (in press)
  8. Arunachalam Kumar, 2009, New perspectives in sports injuries, Ind. J. Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
  9. Arunachalam Kumar, 2009, Observations of the evolution of mobility, The philosophy of evolution, Nature Network (in press)
  10. Bhat PS & Arunachalam Kumar, 2009, Medical longitudinal arch morphology in tree climbers, Scientific Medicine 1;2 (in press)
  11. Arunachalam Kumar, 2009, Way to go: Editorial, Scientific Medicine 1;1
  12. Arunachalam Kumar, 2009, Burn the bra: Compromised chaotic cooling systems in testicular and breast cancers, Med. Hypotheses (in press)
  13. David Ebenezer, Jiji PJ, Rajanigandha Vadgaonkar, Latha V Prabhu, Mamatha Tonse, Arathi Venunadan. Kirk”s arcade: A case report. International Journal of Anatomical Variations 2:78-79
  14. Soubhagya R Nayak, Rajalakshmi Rai, Ashwin Krishnamurthy, Latha V Prabhu, Anu V Ranade, Dil Islam Mansur, Savinaya Kumar. An unusual course and entrapment of the lingual nerve in the infratemporal
    fossa. Bratisl Lek Listy 109 (11) 525-527
  15. Rajanigandha, Mangala P, Latha P, Savinaya S, Vasudha Prakash S. A case report on multiple anomalies of Upper extremities. Bratisl Lek Listy 109 (2) 74-75
  16. Soubhagya R Nayak, Ashwin Krishnamurthy, Latha V Prabhu, Jiji PJ, Lakshmi Ramanathan, Savinaya. Multiple supernumerary muscles of the arm and its clinical significance. Neuroanatomy 5:44-48
  17. AV Ranade, V Rajanigandha, R Rai, David A Ebenezer. Relationship between the deep peroneal nerve and dorsalis pedis artery: A cadaveric study. Clinical Anatomy 21:705-712 (2008) Published online
    15 Sept. 2008 in Wiley Inter Science ( DO I 10.1002/Ca.20690
  18. Arunachalam Kumar. A hypothesis on factors influencing preferences in positioning of scalp hair-parting line. DO I: 10.1016/j.mehy 2008.12.007(Elsiver Ltd)
  19. Arunachalam Kumar. Burn the bra! (and mens tight underpants too): Compromised chaotic cooling by constrictive clothing in the causation of testicular and breast cancers. Medical Hypotheses 2008. DO
    I: 10.1016/j.mehy 2008.12.007(Elsiver Ltd)
  20. Arunachalam Kumar & Kumar JC. Swinging high and low: Why do testes hang at different levels? Medical Hypotheses 69 (3)
  21. Narayana K, N Prashanthi, Ashwin K, Prabhu LV. Incidence, types and clinical implications of a non-metrical variant-mylohyoid bridging in human mandibles. Folia Morphol (Warsz) 2007; 66(1): 20-24
  22. Prabhu LV, Arunachalam Kumar et al. Laparoscopy as an educational and recruiting tool. American Journal of Surgery, 194 (1) 142
  23. Nayak SR, Arunachalam Kumar et al. The mendosal suture of the occipital bone. Surgical & Radiological Anatomy, 29 (4), 329-332
  24. Nayak SR, Arunachalam Kumar et al. Unusual lengthy styloid process. Singapore Medical Journal 48 (2)
  25. Oberoi DV, Kumar JC, Arunachalam Kumar. Does non-chaotic weight bearing foci cause foot ulcerations in diabetics? Medical Hypotheses 68 (2), 468-469
  26. Kumar JC, Arunachalam Kumar. Adolescent smoking. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 176 (5) 657-658
  27. N Prashanthi, Narayana K, Nayantara A, Chandra Kumar HH,
    Bairy KL, DSouza UJ. The reproductive toxicity of the organophosphate
    pesticide 0,0-dimethyl 0-4-nitrophyenl phosphorothioate (methyl
    parathion) in the male rat. Folia Morphol (Warsz) 2006;65 (4):309-21
  28. K Narayana, N Prashanthi, A Nayantara, HH C Kumar, KK
    Abhilash, KL Bairy. Neonatal methyl parathion exposure affects the
    growth and functions ofthe male reproductive system in the adult rat.
    Folia Morphologica, 2006 ; 65 (1): 26-33
  29. K Narayana, N Prashanthi, A Nayantara, KL Bairy, UJ A
    DSouza. An organophosphate insecticide methyl parathion (0- 0-dimethyl
    0- 4-nitrophyenl phosphorothioate) induces cytotoxic damage and tubular
    atrophy in the testis despite elevated testosterone level in the rat.
    Journal of Toxicological Sciences, 2006; 31 (3); 177-189
  30. K Narayana, N Prashanthi, A Nayantara, SG Kumar, HH C
    Kumar, K Abhilash, KL Bairy, UJ A DSouza. A broad spectrum
    organophosphate pesticide 0, 0-dimethyl 0-4-nitrophyenl
    phosphorothioate (methyl parathion) adversely affects the structure and
    function of the male accessory reproductive organs in the rat.
    Environmental Toxicology Pharmacology, 2006; 22;315-324
  31. S DCosta, K Narayana, N Prashanthi, J Jiji, SR Nayak, K
    Madan. The occurrence and fate of palmar type of median artery. ANZ
    Journal of Surgery,2006; 76(6); 484-487
  32. Ranade A, Prabhu LV, Arunachalam Kumar. Morphometric study
    of the tibial collateral ligament. International Journal of Morphology,
    24 (4) 677-678,2006.
  33. Arunachalam Kumar, Mallya KB, Kumar JC. Does stopping
    smoking trigger lung cancers? Medical Hypotheses, 68 (5), 1176-1177,
  34. Arunachalam Kumar. Snake bite: Sociocultural
    anthropological bias. PloS Medicine. 3 (9) 412, 2006.
  35. Arunachalam Kumar. A heart beat shared. Canadian Medical
    Association Journal, 175 (6): 629, 2006.
  36. Prabhu LV, Arunachalam Kumar, Pai M. The nasal septum:
    Osteometry. E.N.T Journal, 2006
  37. Kumar JC, Arunachalam Kumar. Suckling and micturition
    reflex in cows. American Journal of Dairy Science, November 2006.
  38. Arunachalam Kumar. By George. BMJ British Medical Journal,
  39. Arunachalam Kumar. Why is this lifeless girl killing me?
    BMJ British Medical Journal, 2006.
  40. Kumar JC, Arunachalam Kumar. Atavistic facial grimace in
    pain. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 2006.
  41. Kumar JC, Arunachalam Kumar. Physician, heal thyself. PloS
    Medicine. 2 (11) 388.
  42. Kumar JC, Sharma VK, Arunachalam Kumar. Jet lag and malaria
    susceptibility. Medical Hypotheses, 66 (3) 671.
  43. Kumar JC, Arunachalam Kumar, Kumar A, Deokar A, Hegde BM.
    Awareness of disease mongering among pharmaceutical and medical
    students. PloS Medicine.3 (4) 213.
  44. Arunachalam Kumar. Room for a view: Raising Lazarus.
    Canadian Medical Association Journal, 174:509.
  45. K Narayana, N Prashanthi, A Nayantara, HH C Kumar, K
    Abhilash, KL Bairy. Effects of methyl parathion (0- 0-dimethyl 0-
    4-nitrophyenl phosphorothioate) on rat sperm morphology and sperm
    count, but not fertility, are associated with decreased ascorbic acid
    level in the testis.Mutation Reserach, 2005; 588 (1): 28-34
  46. K Narayana, SR Nayak, N Prashanthi. The location of the
    mandibular foramen maintains absolute bilateral symmetry in mandibles
    of different age groups. Hong Kong Dental Journal, 2005; 2(1): 65-67
  47. Arunachalam Kumar. Aspirin for everyone over 50? The buck
    stops in the consulting room. BMJ British Medical Journal,
    16;331(7509): 161.
  48. Arunachalam Kumar. Crying Wolf.BMJ British Medical Journal,
  49. Arunachalam Kumar. Very patient me. BMJ British Medical
    Journal, 331:1309.
  50. Arunachalam Kumar. Anatomy of the bird brained. BMJ British
    Medical Journal, 331:1471.
  51. Arunachalam Kumar, Kumar JC. Cleaning dirty water, and so
    is the drumstick tree. BMJ British Medical Journal, 331(7519) 781.
  52. Arunachalam Kumar. Left Atrium: Witness to a birth.Canadian
    Medical Association Journal, 173:915-916
  53. Arunachalam Kumar. Gag reflex for arrest of intractable
    hiccups. Medical Hypotheses 65(6)1206
  54. Arunachalam Kumar, Kumar JC. Atavistic oro-facial response
    to manually dexterous activity. Medical Hypotheses, Vol.65:161.
  55. Kumar JC, Arunachalam Kumar. Magnetic attraction as
    maintenance force in fractures. Medical Hypotheses, 65:2: 418.
  56. Kumar JC, Arunachalam Kumar. Magnetic forces for bone
    lengthening. Medical Hypotheses, 65 (3) 630.
  57. Kumar JC, Arunachalam Kumar, Ashwini Kumar E, Ashoka B.
    Sudomotor dysfunction: A new bedside diagnostic aid. Selections British
    Medical Journal (S.Asia), 21.
  58. Vasudha S, Arunachalam Kumar, Prabhu LV. Morphometry of
    middle ear ossicles. Indian Journal of Otology, 10, 24-27
  59. Kumar JC, Arunachalam Kumar. View point: The physiodynamics
    and biomechanics of the cardiac apex. Selections BMJ (Asian ED.),
    Vol.20: No.3: 19-20
  60. K Narayana, N Prashanthi, UJ A DSouza. Is our drinking
    water, a slow poison? Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 2004;58(12):
  61. K Narayana, K Narendiran, KP Shetty, N Prashanthi. A case
    of coexistence of three anatomical variations in the forearm: Gantzers
    muscles,Martin-Gruber anastomosis and nerve of Henle. European Journal
    of Anatomy, 2004; 8 (2):81-84
  62. K Narayana, SR Nayak, N Prashanthi. Morphology of lingual,
    coronoid process and the mandibular notch in Indian dry mandibles.
    Folia Anatomica,2004; 31;13-16
  63. Arunachalam Kumar. The thumb sign in the overweight.
    Selections British Medical Journal (Asian Ed.), 19: No.3, 16-17.
  64. Arunachalam Kumar, Manou J. Palmar dermatoglyphics as
    diagnostic tool: MRKH syndrome. Indian Journal of Dermatology, 69:
  65. Manou J, Arunachalam Kumar. Ellis van Creveld Syndrome in
    adult female. Journal of the Indian Association of Oral Medicine
    & Radiology,15:No.1, 2003.
  66. Prabhu LV, Arunachalam Kumar. The functional anatomy of the
    lacrimal sac. Karnataka Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol.20, 2 26-27.
  67. Prabhu LV, Arunachalam Kumar. The classification of
    branches of the internal iliac artery. Acta Karnataka, Vol.2, No.2
  68. K Narayana, N Prashanthi. Incidence of large accessory
    mandibular foramen in human mandibles. European Journal of Anatomy;
    2003: 7(3): 139-141.


Invited to the editorial board

Dr. Arunachalam Kumar has been nominated to the editorial board of the newly launched international peer reviewed journal, Dental Hypotheses.

Intel Sports Innovator Award

Dr. Arunachalam Kumar”s innovation that could be used in cricket was recently awarded the Intel Sports Innovator Award. The national contest for twenty best ideas for improvement of the game was sponsored by Neo Sports.

Dr. C Jairaj shortlisted for DST-LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARD

Dr. C Jairaj, of the Anatomy department, has been shortlisted for the award DST-Lockheed Martin Innovation Growth Program for his patented product design of a hi-tech devise for detecting Diabetic Neuropathy and predicting Foot Ulcers. The technology was based on a 5 year joint research work done by Dr. C Jairaj with Dr. Arunachalam Kumar. Their research papers on application of chaos theory in diabetic neuropathies has received the Best Original Research Paper Awards at two international conferences. The same product had earlier won the first place at the national level Philips Best Innovator Award.